Wallace Kirkland

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The photographer Wallace Kirkland was a late bloomer who started his career as a social worker at the Hull House settlement in Chicago. He took a winding path in an artistic career that led him from Jamaica to India and around the world – all the while photographing Chicago people and places. 

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Weekend Events Around Town: 8/29-9/1

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A jazz festival, the North Coast Music Festival, and a fair for all things reused and recycled; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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African Festival of the Arts Celebrates 25 Years

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August 28, 2014-African Festival of the Arts Celebrates 25

We explore one of the city's largest and oldest neighborhood festivals.

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Pete Seeger’s Letters

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August 26, 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. We revisit Jay Shefsky’s conversation with Miles about how the cards and letters changed his life.

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Celebrating Chicago’s Champions

City Honors Jackie Robinson West All-Stars

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August 25, 2014 - Celebrating Chicago’s Champions

The U.S. Little League World Series champs, Chicago's Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, return home to a hero's welcome. Paris Schutz has all the details.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 8/22-8/24

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A fashion fest, dancing in Millennium Park, and a 5K obstacle course to raise money for MS; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Old St. Pat's Church

Documentary Shines Light on Revival of Church

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August 21, 2014 - Old St. Pat's Church

A new documentary tells how a struggling Chicago church reinvented itself and revitalized a declining neighborhood. 

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Raider of the Lost Art

Curator of Suburban Museum Has Sixth Sense for Finding Forgotten Artwork

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A little-known Chicago artist is finally getting the attention he deserves – in Des Plaines.

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Farina City

Local Actor Makes His Mark, Steps Out of Father’s Long Shadow

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Joe Farina doesn’t strongly resemble his dad -- the late actor Dennis Farina -- but he shares a similar everyman quality. 

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‘The Opening Kickoff’

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August 28, 2014-‘The Opening Kickoff’

To kick off the college football season, we talk with an author about the sport's past and connection to its present.

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City Honors Jackie Robinson West

Parade, Rallies Celebrate Team’s Journey

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August 27, 2014 - City Honors Jackie Robinson West

The city celebrates the U.S. Little League champs Jackie Robinson West All-Stars. Paris Schutz has the complete recap of the day's festivities.

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More than War Stories

Chicago Artist Paints Pacific Overtures

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A onetime sailor and tattoo artist blends adult experiences with childhood memories to create mystical memorials to World War II. 

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Roberto Clemente Remembered

Musical Celebrates Life of Baseball Icon

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August 25, 2014 - Roberto Clemente Remembered

Roberto Clemente is back in Chicago: a new musical celebrates his life.

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Jane Lynch

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August 21, 2014 - Jane Lynch

We catch up with Chicago native actor and comedian Jane Lynch, who just won another Emmy Award.

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Living Your Truth

Arts Program Teaches Young People to Find Their Voice

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A vibrant 17-year-old with a beaming smile, Mekel Johnson walked into the room prepared for an interview that could grant him the opportunity to end his summer with a memorable trip.

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Local Chef Wins ‘Hell’s Kitchen’

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August 18, 2014 - Local Chef Wins ‘Hell’s Kitchen’

We meet the Loyola University chef and "Hell's Kitchen" winner who will be leaving for Las Vegas to work in Gordon Ramsay's restaurant. 

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Weekend Events Around Town: 8/15-8/17

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The annual Air and Water show, an international neighborhood festival, and an interactive arts festival; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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