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Oscars Week: Movie Music on WFMT


The score to a film makes a lasting impression, often lingering in the mind long after the plot begins to fade. How well people remember the music to Dr. Zhivago, The Bridge Over the River Kwai or Psycho. Q. What is your all-time favorite film score?

Music and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hymns & Hip Hop Conference ’14, “Bridging the Gap Between the Holy and Hip Hop”—that’s what’s brewing at Ebenezer Baptist Church today. Music is as central to that parish as God; it is fundamental to prayer, to the expression of faith and worship, community and hope.. Martin Luther King, Sr. became the pastor at Ebenezer

Web Exclusive: The Flowering of an Opera Career

mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges

If you pay attention, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center can allow for a rewarding experience. One can say, “I remember when…” about some of the top names in the business, including Susanna Phillips, Matthew Polenzani

Going for Gold

c. Jasmin Shah

The training starts when they’re quite young. It involves years of after-school practice, Saturday practice, Summer camp, lots of drilling and being shuttled around the city to go head-to-head with other schools. When the stakes are high, the kids know it comes down to either being on their game