The new Art Institute of Chicago exhibition, Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity, is the first of its kind to look exclusively at the ways in which the Impressionists used fashion to communicate the idea of "modern." View a slideshow and read excerpts from the fashion catalogue.
Chicago Tonight gets an inside look at the long-awaited Goodman Theatre production of The Jungle Book. Watch a web extra video and view a slideshow.
Our panel of book lovers – Rebecca Johns, Al Gini and Susan Nussbaum -- breaks down the titles you absolutely must read this summer. View their top picks.
Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli were a husband and wife design team who worked with Frank Lloyd Wright and then struck out on their own. Chicago cultural historian Tim Samuelson joins us to talk about this artistic power couple, and a new show of their work at the Chicago Cultural Center. View a slideshow, read a book excerpt and watch a video.
America’s biggest comedy fest enjoys its fifth anniversary year with a diverse group of performers. From the “Just for Laughs” festival, we’ll be joined by Scott Adsit (30 Rock), Brian Babylon (Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me) and renowned improv performer Susan Messing for a freewheeling conversation about Chicago’s key role in the art of comedy. Read a Q&A.
Trumpeter Herb Alpert and his Grammy award-winning wife, Chicagoan Lani Hall Alpert, joins us to talk about their legendary careers.
A highly successful TV journalist changed careers and is now making a name for herself in music. We meet Rondi Charleston.
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma joins us for a solo performance, and tells us about his latest project with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Radio host Bill McGlaughlin joins us to talk about 10 years on the radio and a lifetime of "Exploring Music."
Chicago is getting some big names in the music industry coming to perform this summer. Who is worth the money, and which shows are must-sees? Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot has the scoop.
We meet the filmmakers who have made a career out of restoring Rolling Stones movies.
Chicago's acclaimed Newberry Consort gives us a sample of their upcoming concert devoted to 16th century Poland.
A new art show turns back the clock 100 years for a look at the historic Armory Show -- the art exhibition that shocked Chicago.
'Othello: The Remix'
We talk with the two Chicago brothers who are putting a new spin on a Shakespeare classic.
'The Cave Paintings of Lascaux'
The famous Lascaux Caves of southern France -- or at least a life-sized replica of them --are now in Chicago. We have a preview of the new exhibit at the Field Museum.
Robert Falls, the artistic director of the Goodman Theatre, joins us to discuss the upcoming season and more.