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Find out what Chef Rick Bayless is cooking up on stage when we visit a rehearsal of his new show at Lookingglass Theatre.

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Untitled (man with arms around two women), 1950-60′s. Photo by Lee Balterman

He photographed the city and its people. We remember Lee Balterman, who took remarkable Chicago pictures for more than half a century.

Yo-Yo Ma & Renée Fleming Visit Local H.S.

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A rare musical treat at Chicago's Lake View High School. Two classical music superstars pay students a visit and offer up some of their world-class artistry. We tell you why.

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Geoffrey Baer

Does an Avondale mural combine Polish patriotic and hip-hop elements? Geoffrey Baer explores this beautiful piece in this week's edition of Ask Geoffrey. 

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multisanti / Flickr

Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on!

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Navy Pier

The winning redesign team of the Navy Pier contest was chosen, but not necessarily the design itself.  We find out why.

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"Chi-noceros" by Phineas X. Jones

The flag of Chicago re-imagined by artists; plus rock posters and other prime examples of the city's rich printmaking history.

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We spotlight a little-known gallery that focuses on artists from Illinois.

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The Ravinia Festival is on its way again, with 15 weeks worth of classical, pop and jazz programming. We talk with the president and CEO.

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Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on!

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After 12 years in prison for his role in a murder, a Chicago man works to rebuild his life and his community. Jay Shefsky has the story.

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Young poets and storytellers compete this week at the Louder Than a Bomb festival. We talk to the co-founder of the fest and one of its stars.

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It's not often you can see a letter written by George Washington, a limited edition Barbie doll and Groucho Marx's autograph -- all in one place. Eddie Arruza visits a new exhibit at the Northwestern University library.

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A new magazine called The Chicagoan is striving to be The New Yorker for the Midwest. We ask the editor and others whether this might be the dawn of a new era in Chicago's literary scene.

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Renée Fleming

Find out about a long-awaited announcement from Lyric Opera of Chicago and its creative consultant, Renée Fleming. Eddie Arruza talks with the opera superstar, as well as a noted author about a new opera to be written for Chicago.

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Untitled, mixed media on canvas, 1994, Artist Matt Lamb

Artist Matt Lamb died earlier this month. We revisit our profile of the one-time funeral director who talked about his greatest undertaking -- giving life to paintings of a spiritual world.