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Despite the ingenuity the circus brought at one time, that’s since changed. That’s why the Museum of Science and Industry is saying goodbye to its collection in an upcoming auction. 

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Artist David Ellis has his first gallery exhibition. (WTTW News)

The phrase, “A lot can change in a year,” is one that could very well be used to describe artist David Ellis and the role expression has played in his life.

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Yes Chef! Culinary Camp participants. (Credit: Eric Kleinberg)

The Yes Chef! Culinary Camp is a free community fostered by the Foundation for Culinary Arts for under-resourced Chicago Public Schools students from ages 13 to 18. After several weeklong summer programs, the organization decided to kick off a series of two-day virtual camps, beginning this fall.

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The future of flight. That's how a Chicago-area nonprofit describes its program and passion for aviation. Tuskegee Next aims to help Black and Brown students take to the skies.

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The Prince Immersive Experience” in Chicago. (WTTW News)

The Prince Estate is painting Chicago purple. The late singer's estate is partnering with an entertainment company to bring “The Prince Immersive Experience” to downtown Chicago.

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For the first time, the work of a Pilsen graffiti artist is being showcased inside — at the Elmhurst Art Museum to be exact. Sentrock shares the message behind his graffiti character seen flying around the city.

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A Chicagoland artist is making their Wrigley Field debut with a sculpture meant to encourage community. Arts correspondent Angel Idowu introduces us to “Cohere” and the visual artist behind the bronze beast.

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An image of photographer and preservationist Richard Nickel on display at a Driehaus Museum exhibition. (WTTW News)

A new exhibition, “Capturing Louis Sullivan: What Richard Nickel Saw,” explores the work of architect Louis Sullivan and a photographer on a life’s mission to capture his impact amid disappearing buildings.

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Garfield Park. (WTTW News)

An end of summer celebration is coming soon to the West Side in Garfield Park with the “Purple Block Party” at the Garfield Park Music Circle Center. 

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Norman Malone never abandoned his dream of becoming a concert pianist – despite having his right side paralyzed at the age of 10. (Courtesy Kartemquin Films)

Despite a life-altering event, a local retired chorus teacher shares how it hasn’t stopped him from playing the music he loves. 

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An exhibition at the DePaul Art Museum titled “Remaking the Exceptional: Tea, Torture and Reparations, Chicago to Guantanamo” is acknowledging 20 years since the opening of a United States extra-legal prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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A community-based art initiative is pushing for more public artwork across Chicago’s neighborhoods. Earth Art Chicago is awarding nearly $550,000 to 11 arts organizations throughout the city.

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Lollapalooza kicked off Thursday as hundreds of thousands of people are expected to descend upon Grant Park for the annual four-day music festival.

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A big anniversary is coming up for Walt Whitman and the Soul Children of Chicago.

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Trinity Irish Dancers participate in Sunday on State performances. (WTTW News)

Sundays on State brings the city of neighborhoods to one central location to showcase the best of what Chicago has to offer. What started as a way to accelerate the economy after the pandemic has since transformed into a free celebration showcasing local vendors and performers.

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A local music artist is working to encourage the next generation with an album committed to self-growth, no matter the circumstance. You can see Taylor Bennett perform his new album “Coming of Age” Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Lincoln Hall. Tickets are free.