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International Kennel Club Dog Shows, Sixth Annual Revel Bowl, and Short Shakespeare! Macbeth; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

This “Macbeth” Will Take Your Breath Away

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All photos by Liz Lauren

Chicago Shakespeare stages an abridged version of Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy and gets right to the point of one of his darkest plays.

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A new exhibit at Roosevelt University looks at crime photography in Chicago in the 1920s and '30s -- and in the last few years.

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Credit: Chris Stone

Tickets for the Grateful Dead's July 3-5 reunion shows at Soldier Field are in high demand. The band received more than 60,000 envelopes of mail-in ticket requests.

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Chicago poet J. Ivy talks about his new book Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain, what it's like to collaborate with the likes of Kanye West, John Legend and Jay Z, and why he feels compelled to write.

Trader Vic's & Wrigley Coal

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A viewer remembers a gardenia-garnished cocktail from Trader Vic’s, but can’t recall the name. Geoffrey Baer plays drink detective in this week’s edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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With divorce a reality for half of all marriages, we take a look at the financial realities of moving on.

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Chicago-based painter Louis Grell was nearly forgotten until family members alerted Elmhurst's Theatre Historical Society about the over 300 commissions he did in movie palaces and hotels in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Chicago Sun-Times Theater Critic Hedy Weiss reviews four new shows on Chicago stages.

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Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks died Friday, Jan. 23. The two-time National League MVP was 83. We take a look back at his career and his impact on baseball. 

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Author William Ury discusses his new book, Getting to Yes with Yourself (and Other Worthy Opponents), which challenges readers to understand and influence themselves.

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Stomp, Love on Paper, and the Lakeview Polar Plunge; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

Buildings, Libraries & Train Stations

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Discover Chicago's Ivy League enclave, a no-nastiness library, and a train station namesake on the south side.

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In time for Valentine's Day, The Newberry Library in Chicago has searched through its extensive archives for artifacts of love. Taking suggestions from its staff across many areas of expertise, the library has created an exhibition of works on paper that express love in all its forms over the last eight centuries. We get a preview.

Soldier Field, Dream Lady & Kenwood Branch

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Geoffrey Baer answers viewer questions about a dreamy memorial, Soldier Field no man's land, and railroad ruins on Chicago's South Side.

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As we reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., we take a look at his lasting impact and what the Civil Rights struggle can tell us about the social movements of today.

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