"Brigadoon" Revived

Lerner & Lowe Musical Re-Imagined for New Generation

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July 2, 2014 - "Brigadoon" Revived

The Goodman Theatre stages a beloved American musical that hasn't had a major revival in more than 30 years.

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The Magic of Magritte

Shooting a Real Story About a Surreal Sort of Guy

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An extraordinary look at everyday objects, the Art Institute’s summer blockbuster is “Rene Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary.” Don’t miss it.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 6/27 - 6/29

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A triathlon, a Greek food festival and a symphony performance; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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World Triathlon Runs Through City

Chicago Named A Host City For The ITU World Triathlon Series

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June 26, 2014 - World Triathlon Runs Through City

Chicago is the only U.S. stop on the eight city worldwide triathlon circuit this weekend.

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‘Star Wars,’ Comics Artist

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June 26, 2014 - ‘Star Wars,’ Comics Artist

Dave Dorman was an 18-year-old  with a love for comic book illustration when he walked into a movie theater and saw “Star Wars” for the first time in 1977. He identified strongly with Luke Skywalker and never dreamed the movie’s director, George Lucas, would eventually own his art. But fate would lead Lucas to Dorman and his art.

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Lucas Museum to Come to Chicago

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June 25, 2014 - Lucas Museum to Come to Chicago

It's official. Chicago will be home to the Lucas Museum. We talk next steps and initial plans with our panel.

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City to Highlight Architecture with Global Expo

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June 24, 2014 - City to Highlight Architecture

The city renowned for its architecture will host a global exhibit of architecture. Chicago officials announce a bold plan to hold a biennial international design and architecture exhibit in Chicago beginning next year. We'll tell you what and who's involved and what it might look like.

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Analyzing US Soccer Team’s World Cup Chances

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June 23, 2014 - Analyzing US Soccer Team’s World Cup Chances

The United States hasn't always understood soccer. But anyone watching the progress of the United States’ national team at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil -- and the enthusiastic support of USA fans – can tell the sport is here to stay. We analyze the U.S. team's chances going forward and discuss the growing popularity of the game.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 6/20 - 6/22

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A breakdance show, a Scottish festival and Chicago's Pride Parade; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend. 

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Pop Goes Magritte

From The Beatles to “The Exorcist,” the surrealist artist Rene Magritte had a profound influence on pop culture

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Paul McCartney is a huge fan of Rene Magritte. And then there are the album covers influenced by Magritte.

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A Surreal Summer

Magritte Brings Surrealism to Art Institute of Chicago

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June 30, 2014 - A Surreal Summer

The great surrealist Rene Magritte gets 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.

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Rejection in Black-and-White

An Old Chicago Film Studio Knew What They Wanted – and It Probably Wasn’t Your Script

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Apparently Chicago's silent film studio received enough unsolicited manuscripts to craft a form letter to silence prospective writers.

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Summer Reading Picks

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June 26, 2014 - Summer Reading Picks

No more pencils, but plenty of books. As we gear up for summer, we discuss some of the hot reads for the season with our literary panel.

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Chicago Artist Flying High with Flyboys and Girls

Comics, Pop Culture and Anime Inspire a Painter's "Parade"

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You might have seen the name Hebru Brantley in the press last year. The Chicago artist made waves with just one sale when Jay-Z bought a painting of his at Miami’s Art Basel expo.

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Ask Geoffrey 6/25

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June 25, 2014 - Ask Geoffrey 6/25

A chunk of transportation history rests in the Chicago River. Geoffrey Baer talks trains and technology in this week's edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Building a Connection with Cuba

University Students Study City, Work with Havana Officials

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June 24, 2014 - Building a Connection with Cuba

Havana, Cuba is one of the world’s great cities architecturally. It is also economically isolated due to an embargo and the fall of the Soviet Union. And so the city appears frozen in time, filled with charm and seemingly in decay, lacking the resources to restore its crumbling treasures. Geoffrey Baer gets a behind-the-scenes look at a Midwestern university's program that sends architecture professors and students to the country. 

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Outgoing Chicago Symphony Orchestra President Visits

Deborah Rutter talks career, CSO & more

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June 23, 2014 - Outgoing CSO President Visits

We talk with Deborah Rutter about how she managed to keep one of the world’s greatest musical organizations moving forward.

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