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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Ask Geoffrey 6/19

Geoffrey Revisits 100 Years of History at Wrigley Field

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June 19, 2014 - Ask Geoffrey 6/19

Geoffrey Baer turns the lights on at the Auditorium Theatre, tells us where the hulking gas holding tanks went, and revisits 100 years of history at Wrigley Field in this week’s edition of Ask Geoffrey. 

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Film Documents Life and Work of Jens Jensen

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June 18, 2014 - Film Documents Life and Work of Jens Jensen

We talk with coproducer Carey Lundin about her new film documenting the life and work of conservationist and renowned landscape architect Jens Jensen known for his passion in preserving parks and green spaces throughout Chicago and the Midwest.

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Giant Heads Turn Heads in Millennium Park

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Jaume Plensa's newest sculptures featuring giant heads open to the public this summer in Chicago's Millennium Park. We talk with the Catalan Spanish artist and sculptor on his inspiration behind his latest installation.

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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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Breakdance Meets Bach

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June 19, 2014 - Breakdance Meets Bach

We meet a group of dancers who prove that breakdance and Johann Sebastian Bach can work well together.  

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An Artist in Hiding

One Woman’s Passionate Chronicle of Life During Wartime

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Charlotte Salomon’s art is a fantastic expression of her own personal drama. “It is my whole life.”

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Paying His Debt to Society

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June 18, 2014 - Paying His Debt to Society

There are hundreds of yoga studios in the Chicago area. But in the Austin neighborhood on the city’s West Side there is, as far as we know, just one.  We revisit Jay Shefsky's profile on Marshawn Feltus, who learned yoga during his time in prison for murder and is now trying to repay the community he damaged by operating his own studio. 

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