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Carl's Morning Quiz: Today is WFMT’s 62nd birthday—first going on the air December 13, 1951. Within the next few years, many of the great names of WFMT’s history joined Bernie and Rita Jacobs—Norm Pellegrini, Studs Terkel, Ray Nordstrand, etc. What are the names of WFMT’s two new announcers—both of whom joined the station this year? Answer >>
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Some of the most zealous opera fans are the ones using the stage entrance. Recently, Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka stopped by the office of Lucy Lindquist at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Lindquist is wardrobe mistress; Rebeka was seeing about her costumes for Violetta, as the lead in Verdi's La traviata. Rebeka recalls her jaw hitting the floor when she noticed the headpiece. Lindquist explained, "It was worn by Maria Callas more...
It’s a WFMT Impromptu! International pianist (and Chicago native) Jeffrey Siegel gave a recital in the Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio with Lisa Flynn, putting to rest long held misconceptions about Beethoven and some of his best known music. Did you know that Für Elise, the piece that toggles between an E and a more... more...
[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...
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Limelight (Australia) 12.10.13
The Guardian (UK) 12.12.13
We talk with South African Consul General Vuyiswa Tulelo about an event giving...
A new investigation by the Better Government Association, with the Chicago Sun-Times,...
An art museum digs deep into its collection and brings out rarely seen works, from...
The execution of a once-powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un raises fresh fears of instability in the secretive nuclear-armed state.
The closure of the first failing free school has been ordered by the Department for Education, after inspectors found standards there unacceptably poor.
Prince Harry and his fellow adventurers in the Walking With The Wounded expedition arrive at the South Pole, organisers say.
WFMT’s Midnight Special 60th Anniversary New Year’s Eve Celebration with Rich Warren.