Hollywood Photographer

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July 24, 2014 - Hollywood Photographer

Hollywood photographer Peter Sorel was born in Hungary, but now calls Chicago home. From “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” to “Frida and “Life of Pi, Sorel has documented and created poster images for more than 120 memorable movies. We revisit his story.

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Illinois Teens Destined for Broadway

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July 24, 2014 - Illinois Teens Destined for Broadway

This year two Illinois teenagers made it to the National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City and one of them even took home top honors.

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J.C. Brooks "Howls" at Chicago's Music Scene

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July 21, 2014-J.C. Brooks "Howls" at Chicago's Music Scene

We visit Chicago soul band J.C. Brooks and the Uptown Sound.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 7/18-7/20

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An art campaign, Chinatown fair and play featuring Sandra Oh; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend. 

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"And if that 'Mockingbird' Don't Sing...."

Former Trib writer sticks to her story about author of "To Kill a Mockingbird"

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Literary battlelines are drawn as Harper Lee denies willingly cooperating with a new book about her. The author begs to differ. 

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Ask Geoffrey: 7/16

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July 16, 2014 - Ask Geoffrey: 7/16

Geoffrey Baer answers some of our viewers' questions in tonight's edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Lakeshore Residence Mystery Uncovered

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July 15, 2014 - Lakeshore Residence Mystery Uncovered

The origins and history of a lakeside building known as 999 Lake Shore Drive have eluded city dwellers for years. Author Richard Fizdale worked to uncover the truth only to find most of the rumors circulating are mostly fabricated.

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Chicago Actors Cromer, Grapey on ‘The Normal Heart’

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July 10, 2014 - Chicago Actors Cromer, Grapey

Fresh from sharing the Broadway stage with Denzel Washington, Chicago actor/director David Cromer joins us to talk about his latest projects. He’s joined by another mainstay of the Chicago stage, Marc Grapey, who’ll tell us about performing with Cromer in “The Normal Heart” and his Three Oaks Theater Festival in Michigan.

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Forgive Us Our 'Trespasses'

Trio of Photographers Flirt with the Law to Capture Beauty of Beastly Buildings

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Three local friends routinely visit abandoned industrial sites in the Midwest, enter the buildings, and take only photos. They don’t carry crowbars or anything that might attract the attention of the police.

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Turning Trees into Art

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July 23, 2014-Turning Trees into Art

The Chicago Park District has teamed with a local sculptor's group to turn trees that were condemned into public art.

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Taking a Swing at the New Steppenwolf Show

Can a Raunchy Sex Satire Be Both “Funny and Never Dull” AND “Smug and Vacuous?”

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 “The Qualms” is the foul-mouthed new play from Pulitzer Prize-winner Bruce Norris (“Clybourne Park”).

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Remembering Broadway Icon Elaine Stritch

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July 17, 2014 - Remembering Broadway Icon Elaine Stritch

Broadway icon Elaine Stritch died on Thursday morning at the age of 89. Revisit John Callaway's 2006 conversation with Elaine Stritch.

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Major Exhibit for Young Chicago Artist

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July 16, 2014 - Major Exhibit for Young Chicago Artist

Hebru Brantley stages his largest exhibition to date at the Cultural Center. The exhibition combines comic book art, painting, sculpture, neon, drawing, and a large parade float to explore  the theme of how exactly does one respond to having their parade rained on. 

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Rebuilding History

Local Man Builds Lincoln Funeral Train

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July 15, 2014 - Rebuilding History

A local man built a full-size working replica of an 1860's steam locomotive in his spare time. Now he's at work on the Lincoln Funeral Car.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 7/11-7/13

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The Taste of Chicago, a benefit for cancer research, and an Irish festival; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend. 

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Convention Looks to Identify Minority Superheroes

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July 10, 2014 - Convention Looks to Identify Minorities

Chicago's Pocket Con convention is set to spotlight black characters in comic books and works from black artists.

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Remembering Roger Ebert

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July 9, 2014 - Remembering Roger Ebert

Chaz Ebert and Steve James ("Hoop Dreams") join us to talk about "Life Itself," the new documentary on the life of film critic Roger Ebert.

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