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Carl's Morning Quiz: In Bizet’s opera The Pearl Fishers, two fishermen in Ceylon sing the famous duet Au fond du temple saint expressing their love for a Brahmin priestess. What is the name of the princess? Answer >>
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[WFMT Impromptu, Thursday at 11:00 AM] Jeffrey Siegel has made his rounds on various orchestra broadcasts, traveling from New York, to London, to Berlin, to Chicago. Such is the life of a concert pianist, but this one decided to become a value-added pianist; he liked talking from the piano, and the audience seemed to eat it up more...
A year ago they were featured on WFMT's The New Releases with a highly acclaimed CD of American composers, the oldest of those works was written six years before. Today on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, they'll go back a little farther—four or five hundred years—for some Renaissance works, including music by the German more...
[LIVE Broadcast, Tuesday at 7:15] Johann Strauss Jr.'s Die Fledermaus has a fairy tale quality (although it's most decidedly adult). Set in the perfumed world of Imperial Vienna, the maestro in the middle for Lyric's production is the dashing, young American Ward Stare. more...
[Web exclusive interview with Deborah Rutter] Chicago's loss is the capitol's gain, Deborah Rutter has taken a new post as President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. It is difficult to measure the impact this affable, unassuming (though tough as nails) woman has had on the city of Chicago. One has to dig and reflect, because she is not one to toot her own horn: first and foremost, she brought Riccardo Muti more...
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The Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul) 12.12.13
The Star-Tribune (Mpls) 12/11/13
A huge lake freighter pulls up to a storage facility along the Calumet River, poised to...
The CTA conducts two community meetings this week to hear thoughts on the pending...
Chicago's new bike share program -- Divvy -- was a hit with commuters this summer. Now,...
Bond Air Services suspends flights of its EC 135 helicopter - the same model which crashed in Glasgow, killing nine people.
A quarter of women are left alone during labour and birth at a time that worries them, according to an official survey.
South Africa says it is investigating how a man who used fake sign language at the Mandela memorial was given security clearance.
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