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A watercolor engraving by William Henry Brooke from a slave auction in New Orleans, 1842 (Courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection)

Rare objects from a New Orleans historical group are now on display at the Illinois Holocaust Museum. We get an early look at the exhibition “Purchased Lives.”

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Ariel Richardson, left, and Sydney Charles in Christina Ham’s play “Nina Simone: Four Women” at Northlight Theatre. (Photo credit: Michael Brosilow)

Christina Ham’s play, “Nina Simone: Four Women,” is the anatomy of a song. And by extension, it is the anatomy of the angry, emotionally wounded singer, songwriter, pianist and civil rights activist who wrote it.

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Pet portraits, model trains, fermented tea and a murder mystery usher in the first weekend of 2019. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest (Credit: Nick Ulivieri Photography).

Trains, tubas, TV parodies and a winter wonderland usher in the long holiday weekend. Here are a dozen things to do in and around Chicago.

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A pair of photography exhibitions offer a side of celebrity but focus on one man’s view of the struggle for civil rights.

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From left to right: Ryan Jendrycki, Kianna Rose, Jonathan Rooney Taylor, Jordan Golding and Darnell Jordan. (Photo credit: Tyler Core)

Holiday trains, festive fairs, cutting-edge choreography and ice skates usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Kayla Carter in “Mansfield Park.” (Photo credit: Michael Brosilow)

Watching Northlight Theatre’s luminous world premiere stage version of Jane Austen’s third published novel, it was impossible not to wonder what the writer might make of her enduring cult status among 21st century audiences.

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(Courtesy of Feld Entertainment)

Monster trucks, improv comedy, global artists and Greek eats usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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A pair of new photography exhibitions offer a side of celebrity but focus on one man’s view of the struggle for civil rights.

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(Courtesy of Chicago Turkish Festival)

Punk rock bands, tons of tacos, cultural celebrations, butterflies and yoga usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Courtesy of Amdur Productions)

Witty women, global fare, sweet treats and art fairs usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park (Photo by Matt Lief Anderson)

Grammy-winning musicians, indie acts, Mexican fare and superheroes usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(An Phan)

Neighborhood fests, dance music and global fare usher in the holiday weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Anthony Meade)

Celebrations of pride, feats of athleticism, art fairs and global fare usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Courtesy Special Events Management)

Wine, chocolate-covered treats, food trucks, nerdy comedians and cultural performances usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Courtesy of One of a Kind Show)

A unique shopping fair, craft cocktails, irreverent improv and films about furry friends usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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