QUIZ: Match the Musical Quote to the Movie It’s From

Think you're a film buff? See if you can identify which movies these musical quotes came from.

By | February 22nd, 2017|

Hear What Dr. Maya Angelou, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” Author, Sounds Like Singing the Blues

Dr. Maya Angelou, circa late 70s/early 80s. Author and activist Maya Angelou is most well-known for her autobiographical memoire I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Published in 1969, the book was one of the first public accounts of a woman of color’s personal experiences. In Black Women [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|

Chopin-Inspired Dishes to Make Your Taste Buds Sing

If you are what you eat, will eating some of Chopin’s favorite foods help you at the piano? Maybe not. But you might be inspired by these dishes created by the Venti-tre Restaurant during the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition.

By | February 20th, 2017|

Meet the Real Star of “La La Land” Who Never Appears on Screen, Composer Justin Hurwitz

"La La Land," an original movie musical, has sung and danced its way onto the big screen and into the hearts of millions. Meet the composer behind the blockbuster hit.

By | February 20th, 2017|

Riccardo Muti and CSO Present Haydn’s “Seven Last Words” at Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral

Holy Name Cathedral is an architectural landmark in the heart of downtown Chicago. On Friday, February 17, the church opened its doors to another Chicago treasure, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

By | February 19th, 2017|

The Film Score: Music for Oscar Week 2017

Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips returns to WFMT to present Music for Oscar Week 2017 following the success of our month-long film score series in 2016 and Veterans Day special. Each day throughout Oscar week, Phillips shares music from movie musicals that have received or been nominated for Academy [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|
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