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- Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 17 Jul 2008, B2
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- Evanston's Next Theatre Company has named Kevin Heckman of Evanston as its new managing director.
Something to 'Crow' about: Wilmette-based band, A Boy Named Crow, won the top prize at Taste of Chicago's inaugural Teen Battle of the Bands competition on July 4. Band members include: singer/guitarist Matthew Cline, guitarist Will Roever, bassist Phil Conkin -- all of Wilmette -- and drummer Pat Daley of Highland Park.
Nora Fiffer, who attended Evanston Township High School, is in the Eclipse Theatre Company cast of Neil Simon's "Plaza Suite" opening at Victory Gardens Greenhouse on July 20
Photogenic: Evanston artist Kimberly Matlon received a Third Place award in the Northwest Cultural Council's 2008 Annual International Juried Photography Exhibition titled "Through the Looking Glass," that runs through July 31 at the Council's gallery, 500 N. Hicks, Suite 120, Palatine.
Poet, playwright and longtime "TriQuarterly" editor Susan Hahn of Winnetka has published her eighth book of poetry titled The Note She Left (Northwestern University Press).
Batman between: Wilmette resident Jerry Vasilatos has written, directed, produced and edited a 13-minute Batman fan film titled "The Dark Knight Project" which is available to view online at www.darkknightproject.com. The film bridges events between "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" opening this week, and stars Chris Nendick and Allyssa O'Donnell.
Television producer Bill Kurtis of Mettawa will be the master of ceremonies in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park at 6:30 p.m. Monday July 21 as Chicago celebrates the 90th birthday of South African leader Nelson Mandela. Honorary co-chair is Maggie Daley, wife of Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, and for the occasion Oak Street jeweler Lester Lampert, a Northbrook resident, has created a "Hope in Action" pendant for her.
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