‘Fantastic’ Voyage

Globe-Trotting Artist Creates Otherworldly Creatures

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From Kenya to Brooklyn – and now Evanston – a red-hot young artist makes mythic collages from the material world.

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African Elephants in Danger of Extinction

Illegal Ivory Trade Fuels Extermination of Elephants

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September 30, 2014 - Elephants in Danger of Extinction

At the current rate of extermination, the African elephant could be extinct in the wild in a few short decades. Founder of Save the Elephants Iain Douglas-Hamilton and Chicago Zoological Society president Stuart Strahl join us to discuss what can be done to curb the illegal ivory trade and save these majestic creatures.

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Magritte Brings Surrealism to Art Institute of Chicago

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September 30, 2014 - Magritte Brings Surrealism to ARTIC

The great surrealist Rene Magritte has an exhibition at the Art Institute that delves into the early part of his career, when he evolved as an artist and created many of the dream-like paintings that came to identify his signature style. We revisit our story on “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary.”

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Celebrating the First Lady of Children’s Music

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September 29, 2014 - The First Lady of Children's Music

Chicago's Ella Jenkins has been writing and performing music for children since the 1950s. She turned 90 recently, and Jay Shefsky has a portrait of the beloved and influential artist.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 9/26-9/28

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Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Oktoberfest Chicago, and Randolph Street Market Festival; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Chicago Jazz Philharmonic’s 10th Season

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September 25, 2014 - Chicago Jazz Philharmonic’s 10th Season

Jazz trumpeter Orbert Davis is joined by harmonica virtuoso Howard Levy in performance and conversation.

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A Way with Words

New Art Show Sets Sail with a Boatload of Wordplay

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A free exhibition explores the artful use of language by contemporary Illinois painters and sculptors.

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Discussing the New Archbishop Selection

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September 22, 2014 - Discussing the New Archbishop Selection

This weekend Cardinal Francis George introduced his successor, Bishop Blase Cupich. Our panel discusses the significance of the Vatican's appointment.  

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Remembering Sheldon Patinkin

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September 22, 2014 - Remembering Sheldon Patinkin

Chicago native Sheldon Patinkin, who was part of the first generation of Chicago improvisers, died Sunday at the age of 79. 

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The Police Drummer Works with CSO

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September 30, 2014 - The Police Drummer Works with CSO

Stewart Copeland of The Police has written a score for the silent film “Ben-Hur.” He performs it next month with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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Construction Begins at Wrigley

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September 29, 2014 - Construction Begins at Wrigley

The long anticipated $575 million renovation of Wrigley Field begins today, without a lot of fanfare. Why? And what will the ballpark look like next year? 

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White Sox Captain Paul Konerko Retires

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September 29, 2014 - White Sox Captain Paul Konerko Retires

Chicago White Sox captain Paul Konerko played his final game on Sunday, wrapping up a 16-year career on the South Side.  

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‘I’ll Drink to That’

Bergdorf Goodman's Betty Halbreich Talks Memoir

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September 25, 2014 - ‘I’ll Drink to That’

Style legend and Chicago native Betty Halbreich talks about her life as perhaps the fashion world's preeminent personal shopper.

 

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Singer Dee Alexander’s Breakout Moment

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September 24, 2014 - Singer Dee Alexander’s Breakout Moment

Chicago vocalist Dee Alexander celebrates her new album at Hyde Park Jazz Festival.  

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‘David Bowie Is’

Exhibit on Display in Chicago

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September 23, 2014 - ‘David Bowie Is’

The touring exhibition on the history, music, fashion, art, legacy, and identity of David Bowie lands in Chicago at the MCA. 

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Turning Trees into Art

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September 22, 2014 - Turning Trees into Art

If you spent time in city parks this summer, you may have noticed trees being transformed. The Chicago Park District teamed with a local sculptor's group to turn trees that were condemned into public art. We revisit Jay Shefsky’s story.

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Blase Cupich Introduced as New Archbishop

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Saying that he was "well-prepared" for the responsibilities of leading a church of 2.2 million people, Cardinal Francis George introduced his successor, Blase Cupich.

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