HyPa Members in the News

February 2, 2010

The New York Times, Chicago Tribune and Chicago Magazine have recently been singing the praises of the arts and cultural destinations here in Hyde Park. And as the first Executive Director of HyPa, it is my privilege and honor to share some of these sightings with you.

Did you know there is a thriving new opera company on the South Side? The February 2010 issue of Chicago Magazine highlights eight Chicago opera companies including the one year old  South Shore Opera Company which brings operatic talent to the South Shore Cultural Center and has a free performance on February 27, 2010 at 5:30 PM.

In the realm of the visual arts, the Chicago News Cooperative featured an article in the  New York Times about the  The Renaissance Society’s current show of striking photographs by  Anna  Shteynshleyger, documenting  her relationship to Orthodox Judaism.  The New York Times noted that Ms. Shteynshleyger’s work juxtaposes the realities of how “prickly self-protection can coexists with supreme vulnerability.”  Everyone can enjoy and learn from this exhibition.

Ever wonder what and where the “hippest place in Chicago on a Sunday night” is?  According to the Chicago Tribune is is Room 43 (named as such by Howard Reich, Jazz Critic, Chicago Tribune) home to the   Hyde Park Jazz Society’s weekly Sunday night jazz programming.

Finally, Chicago Magazines annual issue of the best new restaurants in 2009 recognized Hyde Park’s newest dining spot, Park 52 which features Jazz music as well as great food.

Come and explore all the incredible arts and cultural organizations on the near south side.  Check out the Plan your Visit page on our site for more information and click on any of the links to the more than 40 members of HyPa available under Arts & Culture to select your favorite things to do in Hyde Park.  Enjoy!

Irene Sherr
Executive Director, HyPa

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