Local Historian Receives National Humanities Medal

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July 30, 2014-Local Historian Receives National Humanities

Historian Darlene Clark Hine of Chicago received the 2013 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama. Hine was honored for her work on understanding the African American experience. We talk with Hine about the award and her work.

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Pete Seeger's Letters

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July 30, 2014-Pete Seeger's Letters

Chicago banjo player Michael Miles had a 25-year correspondence with legendary folk musician and activist Pete Seeger, who died earlier this year. Miles tells Jay Shefsky how the cards and letters changed his life.

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Chicagoan Receives National Medal of Arts

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July 29, 2014-Chicagoan Receives National Medal of Arts

Chicagoan Joan Harris, a philanthropist and arts patron, was honored with the 2013 National Medal of Arts award by President Barack Obama on Monday, July 28. We talk with Harris about the award and the impact she’s had on the arts.

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100th Anniversary of WWI

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July 28, 2014 - 100th Anniversary of WWI

July 28 marks the hundredth anniversary of the start of World War I in 1914. The United States would not join the global conflict until three years later, and Chicago responded to the call. We remember the "war to end all wars" through the photos and letters of some Chicagoans.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 7/25-7/27

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A neighborhood sidewalk sale, benefit for pediatric cancer, and county fair; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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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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Ed Paschke Art Center Opens

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July 29, 2014 - Ed Paschke Art Center Opens

It was his 75th birthday. Hundreds attended a VIP event featuring music, belly dancers, and speakers honoring his life’s work, and the public opening of the Ed Paschke Art Center in Jefferson Park drew thousands from the neighborhood. Ed Paschke was celebrated in style. We revisit our story about the opening of the northwest side art center.

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Illinois Wines

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July 29, 2014-Illinois Wines

Illinois is not typically known for its wines, but for more than a century the state has produced a wide variety with little recognition. Join us as we explore the budding wine culture with certified sommelier Clara Orban, author of “Illinois Wines and Wineries: The Essential Guide.”

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Saturday in the Park

Be Part of an Art Party

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Don’t read the newspaper death counts this weekend. Go to a free block party on the South Side on Saturday, July 26, to celebrate good news and people doing things right.

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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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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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