Two new shows at the Chicago Cultural Center open doors to a local arts movement from 50 years ago.
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The master gardener joins us to share some gardening tips for warm winter weather.
The Paramount Theatre in Aurora is serving up a gothic new staging of the Stephen Sondheim hit “Sweeney Todd.” We discuss that show and other new productions, with the Chicago Sun-Times dance and theater critic.
The moving and powerful life of Maya Angelou: A new film explores the many facets of the acclaimed poet and writer.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago joined forces with the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis for a dual exhibition about an artist of dance who worked with celebrated artists of other disciplines.
Among America’s female artists, Georgia O’Keeffe gets much of the attention. But there are many other worthy – but lesser-known – female artists.
The Joffrey Ballet recently reimagined Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker”– and the company is now moving to the pulse of popular music.
The 59th annual Grammy Awards are this Sunday and one of the nominees is Chicago singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks. We revisit our conversation and performance with him.
Big changes are in the works for Willis Tower. Architecture critic Blair Kamin gives us his read on that and the latest on the South Works project.
A studio performance by classical pianist Jonathan Biss.
One hundred years ago he took unforgettable photos of Chicago in turbulent times. Exploring the life of Jun Fujita, a Japanese immigrant who captured city history.
Three Schuyler Sisters of Chicago’s “Hamilton” to Speak and Sing on Saturday
“Hamilton” may be the story of the Founding Fathers, but at its core are the Schuyler Sisters. Meet the actors who portray the three sisters in advance of their appearance Saturday at the Women’s March on Chicago.
One of the dance captains of “Hamilton” taught a master class at a Chicago school for the arts. We were there to witness the cultural exchange.
We speak with the president of the National Veterans Art Museum about a new exhibition of sketches by the acclaimed author of “Slaughterhouse Five.”
An ambitious new art exhibition looks at the cultural impact of, and creative response to, AIDS in America.
A modest but eye-opening new exhibition features practical works of art from the collection of a scholar on American quilts.
The author of “Where the Wild Things Are” upended expectations by depicting menace, anxiety and “wild” behavior in picture books devoured by young people. We visit an exhibition highlighting his long career.
A new book looks at the visual art associated with the blues over the course of its dynamic history.
We meet George C. Clark, a one-time commercial artist in his studio – and at the Cultural Center – for a peek at portraiture, real and imaginary.
Young keyboard sensation Joshua Mhoon joins us in performance and conversation about his studies in Chicago and abroad.
A Chicago master of blues and boogie-woogie piano joins us in conversation and performance.
With an abundance of theatrical magic on Chicago-area stages this season, Chicago Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss gives her take on five plays.
Bold paintings from the 1920s, plus photographs and industrial design: A new show looks at an international artist who made a big impression in Chicago.
Singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks joins us in discussion and performance of two songs that could win Grammy Awards in February.