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Belonging to the Ages

Photo by Lewis Emory Walker, 1865

When Abraham Lincoln breathed his last, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton uttered the prescient phrase, “And now he belongs to the ages.” Around Chicago there are so many places called “Lincoln,” we readily speak his name without a thought to the man or his accomplishments. Tuesday morning between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM, take an hour to celebrate the legacy of Abraham Lincoln with Carl Grapentine and WFMT. Selections include Civil War era works, plus music from Ken Burns’ landmark Civil War series and Steven Spielberg’s feature film “Lincoln.”

Sir Georg Solti, Federico Fellini, Jerry Garcia – I LOVE MY JOB

STUDS TERKEL TURNS 100 May 16th ALL Studs, ALL day. 98.7 WFMT Chicago/wfmt.com

Chicago’s 175th: World’s Fair, Roland Hayes, Florence Price

Monica Hairston O’Connell from the Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College Chicago shares information about the 1933 World’s Fair. Monica shows us Roland Hayes’ songbook and tells us about Florence Price. Here is Florence Price’ Concerto in One Movement with the New Black Music Repertory Ensemble.