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Our CONVERSATION this week is with Clifton Truman Daniel, the oldest grandson of President Harry S. Truman and Bess Truman and the son of author Margaret Truman. We delved into the legacy of President Truman, the backstory of his family's extraordinary 2012 trip to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the mission of the Truman Library and Institute in Independence, Missouri. We also discussed plans now taking shape for a touring production of "Give 'Em Hell, Harry!" that premiered last fall in Wilmington, NC. PODCAST  

UP AHEADChicago Shakespeare Theater - MARY STUART through April 15th ... Lookingglass Theatre – PLANTATION through April 22nd ... Victory Gardens Theater - BREACH through March 11th ... American Blues Theater - SIX CORNERS through March 24th ... Northlight Theatre - SKELETON CREW closes this weekend and is followed by THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE March 15th through April 22nd ... Joffrey's Winning Works March 3rd-4th at MCA... Bows and Beasts Pick-Staiger Hall, Evanston March 4th... Alvin Alley American Dance Theatre at Auditorium Theatre March 7th - 11th... First Floor Theater DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA at Den Theatre March 4th-31st .... About Face Theatre - TIME IS ON OUR SIDE through April 7th ... Sideshow Theatre Company - YOU FOR ME FOR YOU at Victory Gardens Theater March 4th through April 8th ...The Gift Theatre - World Premiere HANGMAN March 2nd through April 29th.

Writers Theatre in Glencoe announced the 2018-19 season including VIETGONE by Qui Nguyen with original music by Shane Rettig and directed by Lavina Jadhwani (August 15 through September 23, 2018). Smart People runs March 21st through June 10th ... Larry Yando appears in the Pulitzer  Prize winning Buried Child May 9th through June 17th.  Kimberly Senior directs.

The 22nd Siamsa na nGael celebration, Old St. Patrick’s Church’s annual celebration of Irish heritage, will bring world-class Celtic entertainment to the Chicago Symphony Center on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range in price from $30-60 and may be purchased through the Symphony Center Box Office, (312) 294-3000 or

MNL: Cast members from the Jeff Recommended musical YANK: A WORLD WAR TWO LOVE STORY now playing at The Broadway, Pride Arts Center will be at Monday Night Live at Petterino's with Denise McGowan Tracy & Beckie Menzie. 

TRICKY DAY: Mayor Rahm Emmanuel declared Wednesday, February 28, 2018, John Trick Day in the City of Chicago, honoring one of the truly amazing behind-the-scenes guys on his retirement. John was the go-to for every major event, street fair, Taste of Chicago, parade in Chicago for over 30 years. #NoOneBetter #Congratulations!

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