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      Gwendolyn Brooks

      Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      Gwendolyn Brooks

      Gwendolyn Brooks                     April is poetry month, and we have marked the occasion by dusting off reels of tape from WFMT’s vast archives to bring you audio of the great poet Gwendolyn Brooks reading some of her works in Chicago.

      John Mahoney, Penny Slusher in Chapatti

      Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm


      Chapatti John Mahoney and Penny Slusher star in the world premiere of Chapatti @ Northlight Theatre in Skokie (March 7 – April 13), a co-production with the Galway Arts Festival, one of Europe’s leading international arts festivals and one of Ireland’s annual flagship cultural events.                    


      Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 9:00 am

      Envisioning China

      Envisioning China Chinese Opera Film Series Films will be shown at the Logan Center for the Arts and are free and open to the public. Professors Judith Zeitlin from East Asian Languages & Civilizations and Xinyu Dong from Cinema and Media Studies selected the films. March 7 (Silent Film Double Bill with live accompaniment by more…

      Herine performs at Constellation

      Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 9:00 am


      Constellation   Constellation is located in Chicago’s Roscoe Village neighborhood at 3111 N. Western Ave, in the unassuming space which formerly was the Viaduct Theater. Catch Fifth House Ensemble’s performance at Constellation’s Frequency Series on March 2. PROGRAM SCAT – Augusta Read Thomas Pictures of Miro – Mark Fish Cool Fire – Paul Moravec Muerte more…

      Photo: Liz Lauren

      Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

      Queenie Pie

      Queenie Pie Chicago Opera Theater and the Chicago Jazz Orchestra collaborate for the Chicago premiere of Duke Ellington’s Queenie Pie.  Performances run through March 5 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance.  

      Photo Credit: Chicago Botanic Garden

      Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 9:00 am

      The Orchid Show

      The Orchid Show Chicago Botanic Garden’s first-ever presentation of  The Orchid Show runs February 15 – March 16, and includes music events, as well as orchid-centered art classes on photography, painting, origami, flower arranging, and more. Chicago Botanic Garden 1000 Lake Cook Road Glencoe, IL 60022 Here’s a video highlighting some of the variety of more…

      Ada Street's Executive Chef Zoe Schor

      Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 9:00 am

      Restaurant Week

      Restaurant Week Chicago Restaurant Week continues through Thursday, February 6, and it’s your chance to try a prix-fixe menu at more than 280 area restaurants.  Matt DeStefano visited Ada Street in Bucktown, one in the group of DMK Restaurants, to ask Executive Chef Zoe Schor about their special “Women of the Kitchen” menu.


      Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 9:00 am


      Gamelan Jesse McQuarters takes us back to the Javanese Village of the 1893 World’s Fair in “Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair,”  up through September at the Field Museum in Chicago.  Then, he visits with Claire Fassnacht, as well as  Friends of the Gamelan, a group of enthusiasts who carry on Indonesian musical more…

      Example of an early Frank L. Wright staircase

      Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 9:00 am

      Wright Before the “Lloyd”

      Matt DeStefano talks with Tim Samuelson, the City of Chicago’s Cultural Historian, and curator of “Wright Before the ‘Lloyd,’” an exhibit of the early works of Frank Lloyd Wright.

      Write Club's Ian Belknap

      Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 9:00 am

      Fillet of Solo Festival

      This week, Suzanne Nance takes a trip to Chicago’s East Rogers Park for the 17th-annual Fillet of Solo Festival, presented by Lifeline Theatre and Live Bait Theatre

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