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Amanda Castro, left, and Mikaela Bennett appear on “Chicago Tonight” on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Three cast members from Lyric Opera’s “West Side Story” join us in conversation and performance. 

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Alan Menken (Photo courtesy of CAMI)

In advance of his one-man show at the Auditorium Theatre, Alan Menken tells stories and sing songs from his astounding career in Hollywood and on Broadway.

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Dee Alexander sings holiday songs and talks about playing with a big-band jazz orchestra.

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From left: “Miss Saigon” stars Christine Bunuan, Anthony Festa and Emily Bautista appear on “Chicago Tonight.”

Decades after it premiered in London, the mega-musical “Miss Saigon” is still captivating audiences around the world. Meet three of the stars from the new touring production.

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Bonnie Koloc is featured in this WTTW “Made in Chicago” series from 1973. (WTTW)

A studio performance with harmonica hero Howard Levy and Chicago folk legend Bonnie Koloc.

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Jamie Bernstein (Credit: Steve J. Sherman)

Jamie Bernstein on her new book and Ravinia performance remembering her famous father, Leonard Bernstein.

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Jo Lampert in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” (Photo credit: Todd Rosenberg)

Jo Lampert and Michael Cunio, who currently appear in “Jesus Christ Superstar” at Lyric Opera of Chicago, join us in performance and discussion.

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The young musician joins us in conversation and performance ahead of her Chicago professional debut with the Chicago Sinfonietta next month. 

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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.” 

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Lyric Opera of Chicago marks the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein with a special concert this weekend featuring among others, the Broadway star, Tony Award nominee and Evanston native who joins us.

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Janai Brugger

She is taking the opera world by storm, and she’s here to show us why. Janai Brugger of Darien joins us in conversation and performance.

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He has been called “The Bruce Springsteen of Israel.” But unlike the Boss, David Broza can sing in four languages and plays a mean flamenco guitar. David Broza joins us in conversation and performance.

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Stefano La Colla in “Turandot” (Courtesy of Lyric Opera Chicago)

The up-and-coming Italian tenor is already being compared to the legendary Luciano Pavarotti. Stefano La Colla joins us in conversation and performance.

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(Rendering courtesy of Wight & Company)

A local businessman who founded the Stellar Gospel Music Awards wants to create the nation’s first major gospel museum on site known as the birthplace of gospel music.

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Taylor Bennett talks about his rising rap career, and the inevitable comparisons with his brother, Chance the Rapper.

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Ludovico Einaudi (Credit: Ray Tarantino)

Meet the Italian composer and pianist who traveled to the Arctic Ocean to make music—and make a point.

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