Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Sunday, June 13

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Chicago is currently in the grip of its annual Humanities Festival and the city is awash with lectures, dance, music, and art. The highlight of the festival will be a conversation with Ned Rorem, America's greatest living composer (and, incidentally, an award winning author). Afterwards there will be not one but two concerts featuring Rorem pieces. If you never went to go see Celia Cruz because you thought she'd live forever, this may be the opportunity you've been looking for to balance your karmic debt.

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