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We revisit Chicago Tonight’s story about Chicago Public School students participation in an award-winning program at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre.

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Chicago Public School students embrace William Shakespeare in an award-winning program at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

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Alison Ruttan examines the cyclical nature of war by making ceramic models of the Iraq-Kuwait War's Highway of Death and the 2006 retaliatory bombing of Beirut by Israel. Her toy-sized cars and tabletop models of bombed out buildings are a departure for the artist, who most recently worked in photography and video.

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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"

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

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

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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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Law of Interchange by Peggy Macnamara

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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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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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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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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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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Couresy Lyric Opera of Chicago

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

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Courtesy Chicago Cultural Center

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