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  • Kyle MacLachlan Plays “True or False Game”

    MacLachlan is perhaps best known for his performance as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper in David Lynch’s ground-breaking series Twin Peaks, for which he received two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe Award. He made his feature film debut as Paul Atreides in the futuristic drama Dune, directed by David Lynch. This was followed by a second collaboration with Lynch in the unique and highly acclaimed film, Blue Velvet. A few of his other favorite film performances include Ray Manzarek […]

  • Emily Kinney Performs “Boy Band Hero” From Her New CD, “Oh, Jonathan”

    Emily Kinney with Paul McDonald SPACE 1245 Chicago Ave Evanston Emily Kinney is a little too old to be daydreaming in the back of a classroom, soaked in unrequited love for a guitar player in a pop punk band she used to watch on MTV, but on Oh, Jonathan, Kinney’s upcoming release, she just can’t seem to help herself. It’s been a couple years since Kinney’s last album, “This is War” and she’s been using the time both professionally, […]

  • So Awkward: This guy walked into WGN Studios to sing ‘Wipeout’

    Andy’s video of performing Danny Flores’ classic one-word song, “Tequila,” at local bar in Chicago went viral. And it got me thinking if there was another classic one-word song that might interest him to perform for us. There are very few that have mass appeal. But I think you’ll agree that his take on this song is a great follow up performance. He might be setting a new “less is more” trend in the karaoke world. Wait?  There’s a karaoke […]

  • Lawrence is the Band that You Need to Add to Your Playlist NOW! Check them out!

    Lawrence Tonight at 8PM Lincoln Hall Clyde Lawrence, 24, and Gracie Lawrence, 21, have been writing songs and listening to countless Stevie Wonder, Randy Newman, and Aretha Franklin records together in the living room of their family’s New York City apartment since they were little kids. After years of playing together, they officially created Lawrence, an eight-piece soul-pop band comprised of powerhouse musicians who happen to be their best friends from childhood and college. The keyboard-driven rhythm section and tight […]

  • Davina & the Vagabonds perform ‘Red Shoes’ LIVE!

    Davina & the Vagabonds Tonight City Winery Davina and the Vagabonds have grown from a down-and-dirty blues band into an acoustic ensemble on the international stage. In recent years they have performed in 45 states, 2 Canadian provinces and 12 European countries. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band draws from the last 100 years of American music. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy […]

  • Watch Comedian Frank Caliendo do 14 impressions in 80 seconds

    WGN Morning News is doing another Prime Time Special in November. Of course, we’re trying to book some good guests — but right now we’ve got nothing. So I asked the great Frank Caliendo to impersonate some guests we’d like to get. Brilliant.

  • Dang Blasted Cranks Surprise YES with a Special Medley Tribute!

    Dang Blasted Cranks are a guitar-driven alternative rock band from the Chicagoland area. Their roots are in classic rock, but with a modern sound. When I called and asked if they could put together a medley for YES’ Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman, they said YES! They are huge fans and worked very hard to put together a medley of their songs in a short number of rehearsals.  It’s was a real challenge, especially performing it right in […]

  • YES Featuring Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman Exclusive Interview

    YES FEATURING  JON  ANDERSON,  TREVOR  RABIN,  RICK  WAKEMAN Tonight Ravinia 2018 marks the 50-year anniversary since the formation of one of rock’s all-time ground breaking supergroups, YES. And to mark this milestone, YES Featuring Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman will be celebrating by touring the world as part of ‘Quintessential YES: The 50th Anniversary Tour.’ In addition to all of the above, the band are currently hard at work, creating some stellar new recordings for their 50th Anniversary. This will be the first […]

  • Alicia Witt performs new song, ‘Still Sorry’

    Years before kicking off her career as an indie-pop songwriter, a seven year-old Alicia Witt took her first classical piano lesson. She landed her debut movie role that same year, appearing in David Lynch’s sci-fi epic Dune. Decades later, Witt has built both passions into a thriving business, balancing an acclaimed string of movie, television, and stage appearances with solo records like 2018’s 15,000 Days. Her fourth release as an independent songwriter, 15,000 Days is a sweeping, big-hearted record, its songs rooted in modern […]

  • Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey Performs “Sister of Mercy”

    For more information, visit For nearly three decades fans of the Thompson Twins have been waiting for more live performances from one of the most iconic bands of the eighties. Now Tom Bailey, with a new band, will be touring and performing most of the big Thompson Twins hits. The Thompson Twins had huge hits on both sides of the Atlantic. Songs such as ‘Hold Me Now’, ‘Doctor Doctor’, ‘You Take Me Up’ and ‘Love On Your Side’ provided […]