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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.

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Winning NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest catapulted musician Gaelynn Lea into the international spotlight. (Courtesy of Gaelynn Lea)

The violinist and songwriter beat more than 6,000 entrants to be the ultimate winner of NPR’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest.

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Next week, the Jeff Award-winning actress and singer releases her first recording, called “First.” She joins us in performance and discussion.

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(Courtesy of Jonathan Biss)

A studio performance by classical pianist Jonathan Biss.

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He has become one of the world’s top operatic tenors: Matthew Polenzani is back for a return engagement on Chicago Tonight. 

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Joshua Mhoon

Young keyboard sensation Joshua Mhoon joins us in performance and conversation about his studies in Chicago and abroad.

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A Chicago master of blues and boogie-woogie piano joins us in conversation and performance.

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(Photo by Andy Goodwin)

Singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks joins us in discussion and performance of two songs that could win Grammy Awards in February.

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Adam Levin (Tatiana Daubek)

Adam Levin has become an international guitar virtuoso and an ambassador for the instrument. He joins us in conversation and performance. 

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On Friday in Chicago, Orbert Davis presents the world premiere of a composition by one of his young Cuban protégés.

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(Saverio Truglia / Eighth Blackbird)

The Grammy Award-winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird performs this weekend at the Arts Club of Chicago. We hear from them in conversation and performance.

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Okka von der Damerau in "Das Rheingold." (Courtesy of Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Lyric Opera’s principal conductor and one of the stars currently on stage join us in conversation and song.

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The 11th annual festival is underway. Get a preview of this year's artists and hear a performance by guitarist Iliana Matos.

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Remember the very musical von Trapp family from “The Sound of Music”? Last summer, my daughter and I met a group you might call the Chicago von Trapps. Together with their father they call themselves Cielito Lindo, which means “beautiful heaven.”