We peek behind the scenes at an exotic butterfly sanctuary in Chicago, and learn how volunteers help scientists track butterfly populations.
Stories by Marc Vitali
The young musician joins us in conversation and performance ahead of her Chicago professional debut with the Chicago Sinfonietta next month.
The actor known for his role as Dwight Schrute on NBC’s “The Office” talks about his dual roles in Matthew-Lee Erlbach’s new play “The Doppelganger.”
An innovation hub opens this fall at the Illinois Institute of Technology. We speak with newly named executive director, Howard Tullman.
We meet some rare and remarkable critters that are part of this weekend’s annual Reptile Fest.
At age 91, the jazz guitarist is a living legend from Chicago’s first family of music. We pay him a visit.
Picturing Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and More
His photographs captured a key moment in time. A new exhibition looks at the history and legacy of the Chicago blues through the lens of Raeburn “Ray” Flerlage.
Weaving function and design at a local museum dedicated to Native American art and culture.
She’s been photographing Chicago for nearly 70 years. Meet artist Barbara Crane.
Songwriter Bryan Adams and other members of the creative team behind “Pretty Woman: The Musical” talk about the intersection of pop music, movies and musicals.
Chicago as the global center for the future of architecture. Meet Yesomi Umolu, the new artistic leader of the next Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Nearly 30 years ago, artist Keith Haring enlisted the help of 500 Chicago students to paint a 488-foot long mural. Chicago Tonight caught up with a trio of those teens who grew up to be artists themselves.
A local jazz singer joins us for her take on the musical compositions of Fred Rogers, the late host of the eponymous children’s show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, director and screenwriter joins us to talk about his new book – and the city that inspired it.
Born in Italy, Virginio Ferrari came to Chicago in the 1960s, and he blossomed into an internationally sought-after sculptor. We visit the 80-year-old in his Bridgeport studio.
Portraits of mummies greet visitors at a new exhibition where art, science and history intersect.
Weaving function and design in a new exhibition at a local museum dedicated to Native American art and culture.
Weird and wonderful artwork created far outside the mainstream. We meet up with a most unusual painter from Rockford.
Looking for a handcrafted scale model of Wrigley Field? How about glittery portraits of politicians, TV personalities—or both? All can be found at a Bridgeport workspace that provides adult artists with supplies, guidance and opportunity.
“Ragtime,” Ronald Reagan and a rarely seen Stephen Sondheim show are currently featured on Chicago-area stages. Theater critic Hedy Weiss joins us with recommendations – and two exclusive reviews.
We take a look at the powerful—and sometimes graphic—works of art featured in the exhibit “Bill Walker: Urban Griot” at the Hyde Park Art Center.
Actor John Mahoney died Sunday at the age of 77. He was best known for his role as Martin Crane in the hit series “Frasier,” but Mahoney was also a long-time ensemble member at Steppenwolf Theatre.
Actors Richard Thomas and Pamela Reed talk about the comedy of “The Humans,” a touring play with deep Chicago roots.
Gertrude Abercrombie is a one-of-a-kind Chicago artist. Though she has been gone for 40 years, she is now getting a rare show at the Elmhurst Art Museum.