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Video | Chanticleer Returns to WFMT for an Impromptu of Festive Holiday Music

Chanticleer, a leading men's vocal group returned to WFMT for an Impromptu and Facebook Live video broadcast of joyous holiday songs. Enjoy the full video broadcast here!

Music in the Prairie State: 5 facts you didn’t know about Illinois music

Happy 200th Birthday, Illinois! On December 3, 1818, Illinois became the 21st state in the union. You might know about the Prairie State's most famous resident, Abraham Lincoln, but did you know these 5 facts about Illinois music?

Joan Baez Talks Trump, Taxes, and Dylan

Joan Baez has always said she is an activist first and an artist second. At 75 years old, her priorities have not changed. This fall, Baez is on a tour of major cities throughout the United States to, in part, raise awareness about the nation’s criminal justice system.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association Reports Ticket Sales Up, Deficit Slightly Down

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association announced the results from the 2015-2016 fiscal year at its Annual Meeting, which took place October 26, 2016 at Symphony Center. The organization posted a deficit of $1.1 million, though ticket sales for the CSO Main series hit record highs. The CSOA reported that overall ticket sales were down slightly to $22.2 million from last ...

Batter Up! 10 Tunes to Enjoy Between Baseball Innings

Got baseball on the brain? You’re definitely not alone! Here are some tunes you can enjoy in between innings this baseball season. 1. "The Star Spangled Banner" (1814) "The Star Spangled Banner" is about as American as apple pie and baseball. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato garnered lots of attention for her performance of the National Anthem at game 7 of the 2014 World ...