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      Daniel Borak. Photo by Andreas Gemperl.

      Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      Rhythm World

      Rhythm World is America’s longest-running and most comprehensive festival of American tap and contemporary percussive arts. The festival, founded in Chicago and hosted by Chicago Human Rhythm Project, runs through August 3, and includes concerts, student showcases, masterclasses, workshops, courses, and residencies with world-renowned teachers and performers.


      Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      iO Theater to Leave Lakeview for Lincoln Park

      On July 19th, Chicago’s iO Theater (formerly the “ImprovOlympic”) will be close the doors to its Wrigleyville home after nearly 20 years at 3541 N. Clark St. The grand opening at iO Theater’s new location in Lincoln Park’s Clybourn Corridor is slated for late August.

      Carl Sandburg

      Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      American Poets from the Archive

      We occasionally dig through WFMT’s reel-to-reel archives to uncover gems from Chicago’s storied past. This week we present three great American poets performing American works in Chicago…


      Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      The Last Ship

      The world premiere run of The Last Ship, a new musical with an original score by 16-time Grammy Award-winner Sting, is on stage through July 13th at Bank of America Theater, located at 18 W Monroe St, in Chicago.

      Stephanie Izard

      Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      Chicago Chefs on Chicago Food – Part 1

      Chicago Chefs on Chicago Food – Part 1 The James Beard Foundation Awards are widely regarded as the “Oscars” of the culinary industry.  In May of 2015, the “Beards” will be presented at the Civic Opera House in Chicago, marking the first time since the ceremony’s inception in 1990 that the ceremony will take place more…


      Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      Freedom Forward at DANK Haus

      To mark the 25th anniversary year of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Art and Heritage Initiative presents Freedom Forward, an exhibition of photographer Kai Wiedenhöfer’s large-scale images of walls from around the world.  The exhibition is up weekdays from 11:00am-3:00pm through Friday June 20th in the gallery at DANK Haus, located at 4740 more…


      Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      The Flying Steps at Civic Opera House

      Four-time international champion breakdancing group The Flying Steps dance to a remixed JS Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier (with live piano accompaniment) June 20-29 at the Civic Opera House in Chicago for the United States premiere performances of Red Bull Flying Bach.  WFMT’s Sarah Zwinklis has the story.    


      Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      Lyon & Healy Celebrates 150 Years

      The harp is said to be the oldest known instrument.  It has existed in its various forms in every age and on every land.  Lyon & Healy are among the world’s most prolific makers of harps.  Based in Chicago, the company is one of the few to make pedal harps for orchestral use, among their more…


      Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      The Cognitive Art of Feynman Diagrams

      Edward Tufte is an American statistician and an informational graphics master.  He has written and self-publisheed four award-winning analytical design books, and is professor emeritus of political science, statistics, and computer science at Yale University, where he teaches courses on presenting data and information.  Additionally, Tufte is a sculptor whose works have been shown in Connecticut, more…

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      Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      In The Garden: A Darwinian Love Story

      Mention Charles Darwin and the most probable association to come to mind is his work On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, his theory of biological evolution that made waves in the scientific community.  We do not often have reason to think of Darwin’s love life, but his marriage to Emma Darwin more…

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