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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, left, and author Alex Banayan. (Courtesy Alex Banayan)

From Steve Wozniak to Larry King and Lady Gaga, a new book offers insights into how to start a career and forge a unique path.

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The Chicago Crime Commission on Tuesday published its first new Gang Book in six years. In it, they examine the new and changing trends and issues within gang culture.

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2017 Chicago Blues Festival in Millennium Park (Photo credit: City of Chicago, DCASE)

The annual Grant Park Music Festival kicks off Wednesday. The free concert series is just one way to see music under the stars in Pritzker Pavilion. See the full summer 2018 concert lineup.

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Chicago teens hold a three-minute “die-in” at City Hall on Monday, June 11 in remembrance of Maurice Granton Jr. and others killed by the Chicago Police Department. (Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

Chicago teens joined Parkland shooting survivors and the family of a man shot and killed last week in a confrontation with Chicago police to “demand justice” for victims of gun violence.

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Katrina Lenk in “The Band’s Visit.” (Photo by Matthew Murphy)

Among the winners for “The Band’s Visit” – justly rewarded Sunday night with 10 Tony Awards – were two artists with Chicago connections: David Cromer and Katrina Lenk. Laurie Metcalf, of Steppenwolf (and “Roseanne”) fame, picked up her second Tony.

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The Beatles wave to fans after arriving at Kennedy Airport in February 1964.

A local institution holds handwritten lyric sheets belonging to the biggest-selling music artists of all time. We get a peek at this collection of cultural artifacts.

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A Chicago nonprofit co-founded in 2012 by Che “Rhymefest” Smith and Kanye West has been rebranded. Rhymefest tells us what’s next for the organization formerly known as Donda’s House.

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Len Cariou, right, and Mark Janas in “Broadway & The Bard.”

In the one-man show “Broadway & The Bard,” Len Cariou – an actor of exceptional breadth and experience – brings both a youthful enthusiasm and worldly wise sensibility to what is clearly a labor of love. 

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(Tom Harris Photography / Studio Gang)

A recently completed boathouse along the South Branch of the Chicago River got top honors this week from the nonprofit group Friends of the Chicago River.

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(Courtesy Vicki Huddleston)

Vicki Huddleston, a former U.S. ambassador, discusses her new book “Our Woman in Havana.”

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The legendary Broadway actor brings his one-man show “Broadway and the Bard” to Chicago. Len Cariou joins us in discussion.

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Delmark Records founder Bob Koester (Courtesy City of Chicago)

We stop by Delmark Records, where a blues summit took place this week in preparation for the 35th annual Chicago Blues Festival in Millennium Park.

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Monroe Harbor looks very different this boating season: it’s only half full. What the Chicago Park District is doing with the extra space.

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(Ribfest Chicago / Flickr)

Finger-licking festivals, dance music and a bounty of books usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Kamal Angelo Bolden and Aimé Donna Kelly in the Chicago premiere of “Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)” by Suzan-Lori Parks. (Credit: Liz Lauren)

Suzan-Lori Parks’ fascinating three-hour trilogy, now on stage at the Goodman Theatre, probes the meaning of freedom, and all the complexity and ambivalence that word can carry with it.

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(Chicago Tonight file photo)

When it comes to road safety, Illinois is one of the top states in the country, according to a report from personal finance website WalletHub. But the state got poor marks in other safety categories.

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