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After Friends of the Parks declared its opposition to any lakefront site for the Lucas Museum, Mellody Hobson, wife of movie mogul George Lucas and board member of the Lucas Museum, said they were “seriously pursuing locations outside of Chicago.” 

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Archbishop Blase Cupich (Goat Girl / Flickr)

Faced with major, ongoing financial pressure, the Archdiocese of Chicago is looking hard at its mission and membership. Archbishop Blase Cupich joins "Chicago Tonight" for a conversation about the Chicago Catholic Church's money woes and how it might reorganize and revitalize itself.

15 Things You Might Not Know About ‘The King and I’

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Kate Baldwin and Paolo Montalban in 'The King and I' (Courtesy of the Lyric Opera)

The star of "The King and I," now on stage at the Lyric Opera, talks about her Evanston roots and performs songs from the production.

Friends of the Parks pauses lawsuit, opposes any lakefront site

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“We are now seriously pursuing locations outside of Chicago,” Mellody Hobson, wife of movie mogul George Lucas and board member of the Lucas Museum, said in a statement. “If the museum is forced to leave, it will be because of the Friends of the Parks and that is no victory for anyone.”

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“Past Times,” 1997. (Courtesy of the MCA)

From his studio in Bronzeville, Kerry James Marshall creates large-scale canvases that are prized in museums around the world. A 1997 winner of a MacArthur "genius" grant, Marshall spoke with “Chicago Tonight” at the opening of his career retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art. 

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Curtis Duffy, chef and owner of Grace, accepts the James Beard Award for best chef of the Great Lakes region. (Brandis Friedman)

More than a dozen Chicago chefs and restaurants were nominated for the 2016 James Beard Awards. Among them was chef Curtis Duffy, who was awarded Best Chef Great Lakes. He joins Gary D. Obligacion, director of operations of The Alinea Group, to talk about their wins.

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A sports fan reads hateful tweets to Julie DiCaro in a viral video. (YouTube)

A new video featuring two local journalists unveils the hostility some female sports reporters face online. One of the journalists, Julie DiCaro, joins us to talk about the attacks she faces and how she fights back.

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Lyric Opera of Chicago's "The King and I" (Todd Rosenberg)

Epic yet intimate Rodgers and Hammerstein revival earns an opening night standing ovation at the Civic Opera House.

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Chicago chef Ryan McCaskey

In the final days of the Vietnam War, an effort to rescue thousands of babies from the country brought one of them to Chicago. Brandis Friedman shares the story of how he rose to become a Michelin-starred chef.

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Mouth painter Antonio Davis at the 2015 Art in Motion fundraiser. (Jeffrey Ross Photography)

The 14th annual Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago fundraiser features artwork by 23 of their patients, including art by two mouth painters who will show off their skills during Thursday's opening reception. 

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Jeanette Pasin Sloan, Teapot Small. (Courtesy Jeanette Pasin Sloan)

Meet the onetime stay-at-home mom who painted everyday kitchen objects before emerging as a sought-after artist.

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Lorraine Hansberry (Courtesy of The Goodman Theatre)

The award-winning playwright behind "A Raisin in the Sun" packed an impressive career into a short life. Now, a local theater wants to celebrate the South Side native’s work that extends beyond the stage.

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James Beard (Dan Wynn)

Brandis Friedman takes a look at the inspiring dishes being served after next week's James Beard Awards – and how television is a main ingredient this year.

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(Crystin Immel)

Raise a glass to the NFL draft, bacon-infused dishes, rum cocktails and the Cinco de Mayo Parade in Little Village. 

Pig out at this weekend’s Baconfest Chicago

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(Anne Petersen / Flickr)

Baconfest Chicago is back for its eighth year with plenty of bacon-inspired dishes, and it’s grown into a large event with a charitable twist since its quirky beginnings.

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Legions of football fans descend on Chicago for the second year in a row. Is the massive event worth the headache – and will it be back next year?