Random thoughts about watching, working and living in the arts, from HMS co-founder and executive producer Scott Silberstein. "In The Moment" offers a quick 60-second read about new ideas, events, shows and productions in the HMS world, and "Adventures In Yes" takes a deeper dive into how art and media reflect, define and inspire our world. Enjoy!

July 22, 2012


Why would people deny themselves a cure to that which ails them? That's a question for our elected officials, who, by cutting or eliminating arts funding, are doing just that.

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July 16, 2012

ADVENTURES IN YES: We Can Dance If We Want To

The Chicago Dancing Festival's got a beat, and you (yes, YOU) can dance to it.

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July 11, 2012

ADVENTURES IN YES: Illustrated Men

In praise of two brilliant men: Ray Bradbury and John Kander

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July 8, 2012

ADVENTURES IN YES: "Bunheads" Gets It Right.

After a July 4th hiatus, ADVENTURES IN YES gets back to some serious work... after watching a little TV.

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June 27, 2012

ADVENTURES IN YES: Return of the Killer Dance Party

Some festivals are named after the talent on stage or the people who created them.  The Chicago Dancing Festival is named after its audience.  There's a very good reason for that.

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June 24, 2012

ADVENTURES IN YES: Keeping it simple

There's a reason the phrase is "Theme and Variations." Without the theme, the variations are meaningless. 

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