Remembering Poet, Author Maya Angelou

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May 28, 2014 - Remembering Poet, Author Maya Angelou

Poet and writer Maya Angelou died on May 28, at the age of 86 in her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. Read what local leaders and artists recall about her impact and presence on the world's stage. 

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Repurposing Flowers

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May 28, 2014 - Repurposing Flowers

When you think of something having a "sell by" date, it's often food. But most grocery stores apply similar dates to their flowers. Tonight we meet a local resident who finds a new use for those flowers before grocery stores throw them out. 

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Proposed Lucas Museum Site Raises Concern

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May 27, 2014 -  Proposed Lucas Museum Site Raises Concern

Not everyone is happy with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal that the Lucas Museum of Cultural Arts be built on a parking lot near Solider Field in the very popular Museum Campus area. Tonight, we have a panel discussion on the pros and cons of Chicago being the museum’s home and what are more suitable locations that could serve other well-deserving neighborhoods.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 5/23 - 5/25

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A comedy show, a tavern tour and a pirate-themed circus ; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Actor Michael Urie Visits

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Actor Michael Urie made his claim to fame starring in the hit TV sitcom Ugly Betty. He joins us on Chicago Tonight to talk about his new Chicago comedy show Buyer and Cellar. Learn more about Urie's new play.

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Ask Geoffrey: 5/21

Geoffrey Visits a Spot Where North Meets North

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May 21, 2014-Ask Geoffrey 5/21

Geoffrey visits a rediscovered war curiosity, a long-lost war trophy, and a place in Chicago where north meets north in tonight’s Ask Geoffrey. 

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Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

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May 20, 2014 - Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

Theater and Dance Critic of the Chicago Sun-Times, Hedy Weiss reviews a production of “Charles Ives” at the Strawdog Theater and more. Read more about the plays and watch additional reviews. 

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Physical Abuse by Chicago Police Caught on Video

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May 19, 2014-Physical Abuse by ChicagoPolice Caught on Video

A federal law suit charges 10 police officers with battery and the use of excessive force. The actions, caught on tape, show an officer hitting a handcuffed, kneeling woman in the head and screaming racial insults at her. 

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Weekend Events Around Town: 5/16 - 5/18

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A Chinese classic play, a workout event and a food tour; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Ask Geoffrey: 5/28

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May 28, 2014 - Ask Geoffrey: 5/28

Geoffrey tracks down a missing fountain, a stockyards priest and mysterious sand dunes in tonight’s edition of "Ask Geoffrey."

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Chris Lemmon, New Show hit Chicago

Actor pays tribute to Dad in 'Jack Lemmon Returns'

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May 28, 2014 - Chris Lemmon, New Show hit Chicago

The late, great actor Jack Lemmon returns in a stage tribute by his son, Chris Lemmon, who recounts growing up in the Golden Age of Hollywood.

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Second City’s Bob Curry Fellowship

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May 27, 2014 -  Second City’s Bob Curry Fellowship

Meet the first group of Fellows in Second City’s new Bob Curry Fellowship. Named after the first African-American Second City performer, the fellowship offers intense training to help these funny people find their voices.

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A Lot of Eggs in Their Basket

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May 22, 2014 - A Lot of Eggs in Their Basket

One could say that the Chicago Field Museum is putting a lot of eggs in one basket, with the publication of its new book, The Book of Eggs. The result being a grand collection, extensive showcase of 600 species of birds. We find out more when John Bates, associate curator and book editor, joins us. Take a quiz.

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Modern Sculpture in an Old-Fashioned Setting

Free Art Show Invites Fresh Look at Civic Gem

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An 88 year-old war memorial has a new function: it’s the stunning backdrop to a show of contemporary sculpture.

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Gardening Tips from Eliza Fournier

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May 21, 2014-Gardening Tips from Eliza Fournier

Now that spring-like weather is actually here, what should you do with your tulips and other flowers? Eliza Fournier from the Chicago Botanic Garden joins us to offer spring gardening pointers. Read tips from Chicago Botanic Garden's May gardening checklist.

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Love Story

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May 20, 2014 - Love Story

When Jay Shefsky first came up with the idea for this story he thought it was about a man with an unusual talent.  It turned out to be a remarkable story of love and art. See a photo gallery of Antonio's work. 

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Opera Legend Jessye Norman

Norman Talks Life, Career

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May 19, 2014 - Opera Legend Jessye Norman

From her humble origins in segregated August, Ga., to the world’s leading opera houses, Jessye Norman recounts her extraordinary life and career in a new memoir, "Stand up Straight and Sing!" Read an excerpt from her book. 

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