1. The Kenwood Academy jazz band, a Chicago Public High School congregation, got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in 2014. This highly acclaimed high school orchestra had a suite written specifically for them by Jason Moran, the renowned jazz composer and pianist who is also a MacArthur "genius grant" winner and the Kennedy Center's artistic director for jazz. Despite contending with the violence surrounding them on Chicago's crime-riddled South Side, the students succeeded beyond their wildest dreams, performing this suite at its world premiere at Chicago's Symphony Center at Orchestra Hall, the home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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  2. A 2006 documentary on the history of American football in Chicago, from high school to colleges to the pros. Written and produced by John Owens; narrated by Rick Kogan.

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  3. A look at the current state of three of Chicago's most beautiful, shuttered movie palaces: the Central Park Theatre, New Regal Theatre and Uptown Theatre. Read the story at chicagotribune.com/palaces.

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  4. Golden Age celebrities visit Chicago from the 1920s to the 1950s, as seen through the eyes of newspaper photographers.

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  5. An off-beat look at Chicago's baseball history, from the major leagues to the Negro Leagues to prep baseball to youth leagues. An Emmy Award-winning 2004 documentary from John Owens.

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