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Ludovico Einaudi (Credit: Ray Tarantino)

Meet the Italian composer and pianist who traveled to the Arctic Ocean to make music—and make a point.

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Anne-Sophie Mutter (Credit: Bastian Achard)

The world-renowned violinist joins us in conversation and performance.

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Thirteen years ago, Chicago native Reginald Robinson was awarded a genius grant from the MacArthur Foundation. He joins us in discussion and performance.

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Two of Chicago’s most celebrated guitar players join us in conversation and performance.

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The internationally acclaimed violinist from the Chicago area and Russian violinist Artem Kolesov join us in conversation and performance.

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Jazz can bring to mind a dark nightclub after hours with a lot of booze, but we recently met a group of Chicago jazz musicians on a sunny summer morning – and they were fueled only by coffee and cake.

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The singer-songwriter talks about writing songs for Barbra Streisand—and the influence of her father, John Callaway.

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(Credit: Amy Grantham)

He is an accomplished photographer, a political activist and a twice-inducted member to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Meet the co-founder of the Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash.

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Stephen Stills and Judy Collins

The award-winning singer-songwriter talks about her late friend Leonard Cohen and an upcoming tour with Stephen Stills launching this week at Ravinia.

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Award-winning musician, writer and producer Brian Culbertson joins us in conversation.  

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What does it take to adapt a classic Disney musical for a live audience? We sit down with the award-winning composer to talk about remaking “Aladdin,” and the “keys” to his success.

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Local H (John Oakes)

In April, veteran Chicago band Local H was announced as the winner of Metallica’s “Hit the Stage” contest. Now they’re adjusting to playing stadium shows. We speak with one of the founders of the band.

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Alan Paul, left, and Claude McKnight (Chicago Tonight)

Alan Paul and Claude McKnight join us in discussion.

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The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter talks about his solo career and his work with the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan.

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She made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along” in 1981. Liz Callaway joins us in conversation and performance.

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Sam Lay (Courtesy “Sam Lay in Bluesland”)

Celebrating the life and musical legacy of Chicago blues legend Sam Lay.