Weekend Events Around Town: 3/6-3/8

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Listen to the sounds of the Silk Road, watch a costumed charity race, and learn from a cooking guru. Chicago Tonight has your weekend picks. 

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Preservation Chicago Names 7 Endangered Buildings

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Preservation Chicago released today its annual list of seven buildings in Chicago that may be in danger of demolition, and one of them isn’t a building.

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White Sox Legend Minnie Miñoso Dies

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March 2, 2015 - White Sox Legend Minnie Minoso Dies

White Sox great Minnie Miñoso, Chicago's first black major league player, died this Sunday. Professor Adrian Burgos Jr., who specializes in Latin American studies and baseball at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, joins us to discuss Miñoso's legacy.

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Park District Proposes Morgan Shoal Improvement Plan

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Community residents liked what they heard about plans to improve the lakefront along the Morgan Shoal on the city’s south side.

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Blair Kamin on Pullman Historic District

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February 26, 2015 - Blair Kamin Pullman

Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin talks about the Pullman Historic District's designation as a national monument.

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Prison Hospice

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February 24, 2015 - Prison Hospice

A local filmmaker was honored with an Academy Award nomination for the documentary, Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall. Though the film buzz has ended, its creator is on a mission to bring more inmate-operated hospice care to prisons all over the country. We talk with him about his efforts and the prison hospice system in Illinois.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 2/20-2/22

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Chicago Volunteer Expo, Maker & Muse, and Free at First; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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A Half Century of Creative Musicianship with the AACM

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February 19, 2015 - A Half Century of Creative Musicianship

The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) celebrates 50 years with Free at First, a new exhibition at the DuSable Museum.

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2015 Academy Awards

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February 18, 2015 - 2015 Academy Awards

The 87th Academy Awards are on Sunday and there is substantial buzz over who will win Best Picture. From the innovative film Birdman starring Michael Keaton to Richard Linklater's work Boyhood that spanned 12 years, the competition is stiff. Who made the cut and who got snubbed? Chicago film critics Jeanne Kaplan and Ray Pride join us to discuss the year's best films.

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Viewer Feedback: 3/5

PARCC Testing & This Is Modern Art

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March 5, 2015 - Viewer Feedback: 3/5

We share what you had to say about PARCC testing and Steppenwolf Theatre's This is Modern Art in tonight's viewer feedback.

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Is This Modern Art?

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March 3, 2015 - Is This Modern Art?

A new play at Steppenwolf Theatre has sparked a heated conversation -- precisely what the creators wanted. Based on the 2010 graffiti "bombing" of the then-relatively new Modern Wing of The Art Institute of Chicago, This Is Modern Art tells the story of the graffiti crew that carried out the event, but it also poses questions about the creation of art and who qualifies as an artist. 

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Colombian Artist's Work Speaks to Universal Themes

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March , 2015 - Doris Salcedo MCA

An artist revered in her home country of Colombia has made a strong impression on the international art world. We visit the MCA Chicago for the opening of Doris Salcedo's first-ever retrospective. 

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Weekend Events Around Town: 2/27-3/1

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Enjoy a weekend of culture, comedy, cold beers, and even colder waters. Chicago Tonight has your weekend picks.

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Second Eastland Disaster Archived Film Located by NIU Graduate

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This week, there was another new discovery of footage from Chicago's Eastland Disaster. 

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Is Islamophobia on the Rise?

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February 23, 2015 - Is Islamophobia on the Rise?

After the shocking murder of three Muslim Americans in North Carolina, we examine whether Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hate crimes are on the rise. In a post-9/11 world, is it inevitable that some people will always view Muslim Americans with suspicion? And what role has mainstream media and movies such as American Sniper and Zero Dark Thirty played in demonizing all Arabs and stirring anti-Muslim sentiment? We have analysis.

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President Obama Names Pullman Historic District a National Monument

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February 19, 2015 - Obama Visits Pullman Historic District

The president visits the Pullman neighborhood to commemorate its new National Monument Designation.

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A ‘Mockingbird’ Rediscovered

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February 19, 2015 - A ’Mockingbird’ Rediscovered

The author of The Mockingbird Next Door details her friendship with Harper Lee, the reclusive author of the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird. We revisit the conversation.

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