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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.

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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.