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On any given day, Chicago plays host to so much great music that it can be hard to keep track of! Luckily, we're here to help you stay on top of the many exciting offerings this city has to offer.
John Brennan, 18-year WTTW-WFMT Trustee, Has Died, Age 60
Brennan was an active and engaged leader, serving on nearly every committee of the WTTW-WFMT board.
WFMT’s Classical Conversations: ‘Becoming Frederick Douglass’ & ‘Harriet Tubman Visions of Freedom’
Grammy-winning conductor, pianist, and composer Charles Floyd and award-winning baritone Robert Sims reflect on the importance that Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass placed on spirituals as a beacon for freedom.
Free Movie Honors Hildegard von Bingen, A Trailblazing Composer & Nun
A 12th-century abbess gifted with extraordinary skills in medicine, science, and music.
Krakow cancels Roger Waters gigs, urges him to visit Ukraine
Waters has expressed a sympathetic stance toward Russia in its war against Ukraine.
Pharoah Sanders, influential jazz saxophonist, dies at 81
Sanders, who launched his career playing alongside John Coltrane in the 1960s, died in Los Angeles early Saturday.
Early Streisand nightclub recording remastered for release
The performances were intended to become Barbra Streisand's first album, but instead many of the songs were redone and released as her Grammy-winning self-titled debut album in 1963.
Bargain hunter scores 700-year-old medieval times document
Instead of a kitchen appliance, Will Sideri stumbled upon a framed document hanging on a wall. It had elaborate script in Latin, along with musical notes and gold flourishes. A sticker said 1285 AD.
Musical Tails: 6 Composers Who Wrote Music for Pets
Meet the incredible pets who inspired some of our favorite music!
Video: James Conlon & Johnny Gandelsman Reflect on Music of the Holocaust
WFMT interviews conductor James Conlon, a tireless advocate for composers silenced by the Nazi regime, and musician Johnny Gandelsman, who produced the soundtrack to 'The US and the Holocaust.'
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