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Joffrey Ballet’s North American premiere of “Midsummer Night’s Dream.” (Photo by Cheryl Mann)

You will never experience anything quite like it. Alexander Ekman’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” is now receiving its North American premiere by the Joffrey Ballet, and it is a monumental achievement on every level.

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From left: E. Faye Butler, Alejandro Medina, Breon Arzell and Jesse Bhamrah in Chicago Children’s Theatre’s world premiere of “Last Stop on Market Street.” (Photo credit: Charles Osgood)

He wrote a multitude of Motown classics, and now he’s working with Chicago Children’s Theatre. Legendary songwriter Lamont Dozier and his son talk about their new musical “Last Stop on Market Street.” 

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An historic house from the 1933 Century of Progress is among the buildings on Landmarks Illinois 2018 most endangered list. We revisit our tour of the long-forgotten house.

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Charles Ritz seen following his 2016 arrest, left, and during his time as a Lake Bluff teacher. (Anderson & Associates)

Five former students filed civil suits this week against Lake Bluff School District 65, claiming it knowingly employed a sexually abusive teacher in the 1970s and ‘80s.

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The soundtrack to first loves, bad fights and family memories: Robert Elder’s new “music memoir” helps you create the mixtape of your life.

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Liam Quealy as Huey Calhoun and Aeriel Williams as Felicia Farrell in “Memphis” from Porchlight Music Theatre. (Photo by Michael Courier)

A transformative evening in the theater, Porchlight Music Theatre’s production features galvanic direction, volcanic dancing, a powerhouse onstage band and a large, fiercely talented cast.

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Starbucks’ CEO apologizes after the arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia store and pledges a nationwide racial bias training. Is it enough?

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(Courtesy of Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum)

We peek behind the scenes at an exotic butterfly sanctuary in Chicago, and learn how volunteers help scientists track butterfly populations.

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After a recent break from radio, the self-described “Queen of Sappy Love Songs” is back. Delilah joins us in discussion.

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(Courtesy Chicago Botanic Garden)

Remember Spike the corpse flower? The plant made famous in 2015 for being the first of its kind to (nearly) bloom in Chicago is on the comeback trail – and climbing to new heights.

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A unique shopping fair, craft cocktails, irreverent improv and films about furry friends usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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What became of the Loop restaurant where Mayor Richard J. Daley had his power breakfasts? Geoffrey Baer has the story.

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With local news facing staff cuts and shrinking content, can a new project at Northwestern University be the lifeline it needs?

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A refugee’s harrowing escape from war-torn Yemen is also a remarkable story of interfaith cooperation.  

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The young musician joins us in conversation and performance ahead of her Chicago professional debut with the Chicago Sinfonietta next month. 

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April is “Save Abandoned Babies Month” in Illinois. Chicago police and fire officials hope to raise awareness of the state’s safe haven law in the hopes of saving infant lives.

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