"Mosque Alert"

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July 22, 2013 - "Mosque Alert"

A playwright uses the internet to develop a new script about the fight to build a suburban mosque. We get a preview of Mosque Alert by Silk Road Rising and Jamil Khoury. Watch a video and read an interview.

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“I Will Kiss These Walls”

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June 25, 2013 - “I Will Kiss These Walls”

Teenagers from the northwest side create a play about the foreclosure crisis and the various ways activists are fighting to keep people in their homes. We preview the Albany Park Theater Project’s I Will Kiss These Walls. Read an interview with a community leader who helped bring these stories to the stage and watch a web extra video.

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The Hypocrites

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January 08, 2013 - The Hypocrites

We preview a fresh, exuberant take on Gilbert and Sullivan by the gods of Chicago storefront theater.

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The Rockford Midwestern Biennial

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The Rockford Midwestern Biennial

We meet Rockford artist Kathie Webb, who stitches about her life as the mother of a mentally challenged child. Her work is featured in the 2012 Rockford Midwestern Biennial art exhibition.

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Frank Galati

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Frank Galati

Tony Award winner, Frank Galati, joins us to talk about his newest play at Steppenwolf Theatre: an adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's Civil War novel, The March.

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Rick Bayless in "Cascabel"

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Rick Bayless in "Cascabel"

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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Show Boat

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Show Boat

Cast members from Show Boat join us to perform timeless songs from the Lyric Opera of Chicago production.

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Houdini on Chicago Stages

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Houdini on Chicago Stages

The legend of Harry Houdini gets turned upside-down when two local theater companies explore the magic behind the peerless entertainer.

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Dalkey Archive Press

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Dalkey Archive Press

We take a look at a small press in Champaign, Illinois that publishes everyone from Herman Melville to Aldous Huxley, and brings modern European fiction to the USA in Arts Across Illinois.

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2 Chicano Artists Showcased at the National Museum of Mexican Art

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May 13, 2013 - 2 Chicano Artists Showcased at Museum

Two Los Angeles-based Chicano artists currently have exhibits at the National Museum of Mexican Art. We take a look at the art of Chaz Bojórquez and John Valadez.

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Artist Allison Lacher

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Artist Allison Lacher

We meet  Springfield bow-tying artist Allison Lacher, whose playful work can be seen at venues across central Illinois.

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Field Museum's Artist-in-Residence

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Field Museum's Artist-in-Residence

Meet the Field Museum's artist-in-residence. We get a behind-the-scenes tour of a most unusual studio environment.

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A Milestone for Mexican Art Museum

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A Milestone for Mexican Art Museum

A local Mexican art museum with works from around the world celebrates its 25th anniversary. The founder joins us with details.

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Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

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Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

We visit a treasure-box of a museum in the western suburbs, and find out about the immigrant who built it one stone at a time.

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Morbid Curiosity

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Morbid Curiosity

A new exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center brings death to life. We speak with the local man who assembled this morbid collection.

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Danc(e)volve

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Danc(e)volve

A chance to dance; we take a look at Hubbard Street Dance Company's effort to boost homegrown talent.

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National Hellenic Museum

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National Hellenic Museum

We take a look at the new National Hellenic Museum in Greektown, which features a full-sized Trojan Horse, and a look at the role immigrants played in building Chicago on Arts Across Illinois.

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