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Acclaimed Midwest artists leave their mark at second annual Plein Air Painting Festival

October 2, 2018 by Hilary Anderson, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, Living, The Arts

Talent is in the air — the plein air that is.

Fifty celebrated Midwest landscape artists gathered Sept. 26-30 for Northbrook’s second annual Plein Air Painting Festival last week, sponsored by the Northbrook Arts...

Production of 'On the Town' features touch of Northbrook

October 10, 2018 by Erin Yarnall, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Living, The Arts

“On the Town” is a difficult musical to perform, according to its cast  — but the Highland Park Players are up for the challenge.

The community theater  group is debuting its production of the Leonard Bernstein musical...

Glenbrook North students to take stage with productions of 'Almost, Maine'

by Sarah Haider, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, Living, The Arts

Love will play out on stage at Glenbrook North’s production of “Almost, Maine” Oct. 11-13 at The Sheely Center for the Performing Arts.

The show gives a glimpse into moments of life and human relationships through...

Innovative Filmmaking: Glenbrook North junior participates in Apple’s Chicago Summer Stories project

by Martin Carlino, Editor Life & Arts, Living, The Arts

Equipped with nothing more than an iPhone, Glenbrook North student Allanah Elster set out to create a generation-defining documentary. 

Elster, a current junior at GBN, is one of 12 high school students who recently...

GBN alumna publishes new mystery novel, visits the Book Bin to discuss

by Hilary Anderson, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts

Many former Northbrook residents still bring pride to the community. And one of them is author Catherine O’Connell.

The Glenbrook North graduate came back to her hometown Sept. 17 to promote her latest and fourth book...