Stories by Marc Vitali

Lyric Opera Names Its Next Music Director: Enrique Mazzola

Enrique Mazzola, music director designate at Lyric Opera of Chicago. (Photo: Jean-Baptiste Millot)

The Italian conductor has been named as “music director designate” at Lyric Opera Chicago, where Sir Andrew Davis will retire as music director at the end of the 2020-2021 season.

Field Museum Begins 3-Year Renovation of Native American Hall

Field Museum conservation technicians Ellen Jordan and J. Kae Good Bear work on the care of cultural materials in the Regenstein Lab. (© Field Museum, photo by John Weinstein)

Many of the displays in the museum’s Native American Hall have gone unchanged since the 1950s. Now, Native American scholars and tribal members will work with the museum to better represent these stories.

UChicago Poll: Most Americans Want Government to Address Climate Change

(Daniel Dionne / Flickr)

A new poll on climate and energy reveals surprising attitudes from Americans. We talk with the leader of the University of Chicago study group.

Retired ABC7 Reporter Paddling Length of Mississippi River

Paddling along the Mississippi (Courtesy of Paul Meincke)

For 30 years, Paul Meincke covered local, national and international news for Chicago’s ABC7. Now, he’s in the midst of another adventure: a canoe trip along the length of the mighty Mississippi River. We check in via Skype.

Yoko Ono Unveils ‘Sky Landing’ in Jackson Park

Yoko Ono unveils “Sky Landing” in Chicago’s Jackson Park on Monday. (Chicago Tonight)

Yoko Ono on Monday morning debuted her first public art installation in the Americas on Jackson Park’s Wooded Island.