We revisit a conversation with trumpeter Herb Alpert and his Grammy award-winning wife, Chicagoan Lani Hall Alpert. View a timeline of Herb Alpert's career and watch a web extra conversation with the duo.
Stories by Drew Kann
The country's largest comedy festival, food from the city's top purveyors, and butterflies at the Botanic Garden; Chicago Tonight knows what's going on this weekend.
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.
The world's largest free blues festival, ancient mummies brought (nearly) back to life, and a celebration of Indian arts and culture; Chicago Tonight knows what's going on this weekend.
Chicago's best young violinists and cellists in concert, a German spring celebration, & lively street fests; Chicago Tonight knows what's going on this weekend.
The Merit School's Suzuki-Alegre String Ensemble, a diverse group of young violin and cello players, joins us to perform in-studio, fresh off their recent trip to Japan.
A highly successful TV journalist changed careers and is now making a name for herself in music. We meet Rondi Charleston.
Check out photos of the emotional scenes inside and outside today's Chicago School Board vote on school closings.
Songbirds, Psychopaths & Salt
What can the songs of the Zebra finch tell us about the development of language in humans? Our science guy, Neil Shubin, tells us more in this edition of Scientific Chicago.
We look at a group of artists enlisted by the military to trick the enemy during World War II.
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma joins us for a solo performance, and tells us about his latest project with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Two Los Angeles-based Chicano artists currently have exhibits at the National Museum of Mexican Art. We take a look at the art of Chaz Bojórquez and John Valadez.
The Bulls lose their composure-- and the game-- last night in Miami. How did things go from so good to so bad so quickly? And can the team rebound tomorrow night at the United Center? We have a preview.
The decision to ban a popular book from a west suburban school angers students and parents.