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Local author releases ‘1638 East Palace’

March 29, 2020 by Kasia White, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts

Kathleen McElligott, a local Orland Park author and long-standing member of TallGrass Writers Guild, recently released “1638 East Palace,” a follow-up to her 2008 debut novel, “Mommy Machine.”

In this sequel published by New York-based...

International film company has deep roots in Orland Park

by Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts

Malik Ali is similar to many longtime Orland Park residents. He raised his five children here and has grown to love the community.

In fact, he loves the community so much that he has tried to avoid leaving Orland Park since moving here in...

Konquer Dance keeps teachers teaching, dancers dancing during COVID-19 pandemic

by Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts

Keeping active during Illinois’ stay-in-place order can be difficult, and for companies whose main offering is group athleticism, future business remains uncertain.

In an effort to help dancers stay fit and happy, Orland Park’s Konquer...

Cardinal Joseph Bernardin School’s Drama Club presents ‘Frozen Jr.’

by Submitted by Cardinal Joseph Bernardin School Life & Arts, The Arts

Cardinal Joseph Bernardin School’s Drama Club on Feb. 15 presented “Frozen Jr.” at Lincoln-Way East High School.

The show was directed and choreographed by Karen Bussean, and Megan Marshall was the musical director. Frozen Jr. featured...