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NSSRA actors eager to perform ‘I, Phone’ for crowds after cancellation

March 25, 2020 by Jason Addy, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Living, The Arts

As schools and businesses began to close to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Bright Star Theatre Company director Julie Gibson Lay knew the writing was on the wall for the troupe’s upcoming performances. 

Actors,...

Field Middle School wind ensemble earns perfect score at state band contest

by Staff report Life & Arts, The Arts

Musicians from Northbrook’s Field Middle School have a longstanding tradition of excellence. 

A group of West Northfield School District 31 students continued that storied history earlier this month at the Illinois Grade School Music...

Glenbrook North, South students wow audience at annual Glenbrook Festival of Music

by Neil Milbert, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, Living, The Arts

At the end of the annual Glenbrook Festival of Music on Sunday, March 8, guest conductor Dr. Eric Esparaza told the audience that what they just saw was anything but a “normal” performance.

“This hasn’t been a normal...

Northbrook resident Tyler Kaplan cherishes role in film featured in JCC Film Festival

by Alexa Burnell, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, Living, The Arts

Northbrook’s Tyler Kaplan is using his star power as a childhood actor to educate others on the sufferings that many Jewish citizens face through the film “The World Without You,”  which recently premiered at the seventh annual JCC...