Chicago's First Family of Soul, The Staple Singers is being celebrated with a window display showcase beginning Thursday, February 1st - Saturday, March 31 at Columbia College, 618 South Michigan Avenue, main campus.

Beginning March 5, Columbia College presents The Iconic Mavis Staples: A Fashion Window Display, an exhibition featuring garments selected from Columbia College Chicago’s Fashion Studies Collection, which focuses on clothing styles from the 1970s, along with materials from the archives of the Center for Black Music Research, which illustrate the legendary career of Mavis Staples, lead singer of the Staple Singers and solo artist.

Mavis Staples, the youngest member of the famed Staple Singers, was known for her small statute and big voice. She belted out songs first as the lead singer of her family group and later as a solo artist. A civil rights activist, she has shared the stage with a wide range of performers, from Janis Joplin to Bob Dylan. 

In recent years, she has expanded her audience with her collaborations with producer Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. Mavis shows few signs of slowing down. Her 2018 album, If All I Was Was Black, is a commentary of the state of our nation. Themes include racism and police violence.  For more information on this exhibit, visit https://library.colum.edu/


Museums for All has facilitated more than 514,000 museum visits for low-income community members since its inception in 2014.  There are currently 190 museums participating in this initiative to encourage families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly, develop new interests and skills, enrich social connections and build lifelong museum habits. 

Museums for All helps expand access to museums and also raise public awareness about how museums in the U.S. are reaching their entire communities. As part of this initiative, museums offer individual admission fees ranging from free to $3 to individuals and families presenting an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and a valid form of photo ID. These admission rates are offered during all normal operating hours.

For many participating museums, the new visiting families are becoming repeat visitors, which is a win-win for both the museums and the new museumgoers.”

Participating Illinois Museum For All Locations Include:

For information on Museums For All, visit http://childrensmuseums.org/participating-museums


Navy Pier, Chicago’s mission-driven cultural district, is bringing a splash of color and beam of light in the form of art to the Pier’s Polk Bros Park this winter.

Now through Sunday, April 15, guests will have the opportunity to interact with Prismatica, a free, temporary public art installation presented in partnership with Quartier des Spectacles and RAW Design and supported by Hilton.

Prismatica is a dynamic art experience comprised of 25 six-foot pivoting prisms – resembling giant kaleidoscopes – that transform the space into a field of bold colors and bright lights. The prisms reflect every color in the visible spectrum and transmit blissful sounds upon interaction, allowing for infinite interplay with this unique art installation.

Navy Pier’s free cultural and community programming is supported by the Polk Bros. Foundation. For more information on this and other special offerings at the Pier, visit www.navypier.org.


Navy Pier and Chicago Children’s Museum have teamed up to bring spunky-fresh rhythm and tunes to young children via Stroller Grooves,

an eight-week, free live music series offered every Tuesday in February and March from 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Navy Pier’s Crystal Gardens

The inaugural series will showcase premier local talent who specialize in music arrangements for younger audiences, ideal for toddlers and young children.  

Stroller Grooves is set to debut an exceptional lineup of programs and performances designed with young guests in mind. These eclectic sets will showcase a variety of music stylings and genres that all participants will be able to enjoy. 

Stroller Grooves performers include Little Miss Ann—mom, former Chicago Public School teacher and award-winning kids’ musician; Q Brothers, famous for their “add-rap-tions” or remixes of original music spun by a live deejay; among other noteworthy talented acts.

Stroller Grooves: Navy Pier Crystal Gardens

2/27 - Animal Farm

3/6 - Future Hits

3/13 – Q Brothers

3/20 – Little Miss AnnFuture Hits

3/27 – Muntu Dance Theatre  

Join us in the Crystal Gardens Tuesdays in February and March from 12:00pm – 1:00pm for Stroller Grooves – a free children’s dance and music series presented in partnership with the Chicago Children’s Museum! The series will continue every Tuesday from February 6th thru March 27th.

This dynamic series is part of Navy Pier’s ongoing commitment to offer guests free, one-of-a kind arts and culture programming, designed to inspire, educate and connect communities and guests across the city and globe. For more information on more free programs at Navy Pier, please visit www.navypier.org


The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo – also known as C2E2 is a comic book and pop culture convention spanning the latest and greatest from the world of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games.  

From a Show Floor packed with hundreds of Exhibitors and Artist Alley members, to Panels, Autograph Sessions and screening rooms featuring sneak peeks at upcoming films and television shows, C2E2 gives Fans a chance to interact with their favorite Creators and Celebrities and delivers a weekend of pop culture and fandom in downtown Chicago.

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2018 will be held in the South Building at McCormick Place located at 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois on Friday, April 6-Sunday, April 8. For programming events and ticket information, visit www.c2e2.com 


Chicago's favorite Heroes and Villians Fan Fest and Walker Stalker Con returns to The Windy City, Saturday, April 7-Sunday, April 8 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois!

Spend the entire weekend with your favorite Walker Stalker celebrities or head across our newly expanded venue to meet cast members from Arrow, Gotham, and more at Heroes and Villains Fan Fest! One ticket gives you complete access to BOTH shows! 

Attending Heroes and Villains Cast Members Include:

Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, John Barrowman from Arrow,

Robin Lord Taylor, David Mazou and Drew Powell from Gotham, Mike Colter from Luke Cage, Cress Williams and James Remar from Black Lightning, Aisha Tyler and lots more!

For additional program information, event times and dates or to purchase tickets, visit www.heroesfanfest.com/chicago


Chicago's favorite Heroes and Villians Fan Fest and Walker Stalker Con return to The Windy City April 7-8 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Il.

Spend the entire weekend with your favorite Walker Stalker celebrities or head across our newly expanded venue to meet cast members from Arrow, Gotham, and more at Heroes and Villains Fan Fest! One ticket gives you complete access to BOTH shows! 

Participating Cast Members for Walker Stalker 2018 Include:

Norman Reedus, Jeffery Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Austin Amelio, Tom Payne, Steven Ogg, Alanna Masterson, Katelyn Nacon, Seth Gilliam, Christian Serratos and many, many more!

For additional information, event times and dates, visit www.walkerstalkercon.com


Chicago Dance Month kicks into full gear beginning this April! This annual month-long celebration highlights the legacy, breadth, and artistic richness of the Chicago dance community by promoting a wealth of dance performances, educational opportunities, and other events, in partnership with dance companies and arts organizations across the city.


See Chicago Dance will present FREE special events, including (participating artists to be finalized soon):


Please check back for updates on events and promotions as we get closer to Chicago Dance Month 2018!  From Ballet to Butoh, and all styles in between, Chicago Dance Month offers something for everyone. Go See Dance!  

Dance Styles
Tap / Rhythm
Musical Theater
Modern / Contemporary
Circus Arts
Ballroom / Social Dance
Culturally Specific Dance
Hip Hop
Aerial Dance


Enter a world of magic, imagination and wonder as the Macy’s Flower Show® opens the first chapter of spring with Once Upon a Springtime

Macy’s annual floral spectacular will bloom in unison at three flagship locations including Herald Square in New York City, State Street in Chicago,and in San Francisco.

Beginning Sunday, March 25 through Sunday, April 8, Once Upon a Springtime will transform the iconic stores into enchanted gardens where the beauty and renewal of the spring season meets the whimsy of a fairytale journey. 

This year's themed celebration will bring to floral life an original twist on classic fairytales, creating a world of personified flora and fauna, princesses, evil queens, fairy godmothers, and noble knights that lead spectators on a wondrous journey.


In addition to the magnificent landscaped gardens, Flower Show spectators will have the opportunity to enjoy a host of special in-store events including floral, food, and fashion demonstrations, celebrity appearances, and more during the two weeks the show is in full bloom.


Free to the public, Macy’s Flower Show will be open during regular store hours.  For more information, visit macys.com/flowershow or contact the Macy’s Flower Show Hotline at (212) 494-4495


The Chicago Flower and Garden Show comes to Navy Pier, March 14-18, 2018 For show times and dates or to purchase tickets, visit www.chicagoflower.com


Nearly 300 lucky Chicago Public Schools students will spend their President’s Day attending a free screenings of the Marvel box office sensation Black Panther at Chicago's Studio Movie Grill.

The screenings are a collaborative effort between nonprofit Creative Cypher, a Chicago-based collective of artists and entertainment professionals who work to promote diversity in the film industry, the Black McDonald’s Operators Association (BMOA) and several local youth organizations. 


Tai Davis

Chicago-born Actress featured in “The Chi”

Charles Andrew Gardner

Actor and President of SAG-AFTRA Chicago

Craig Harris

Emmy award-winning writer and actor

Jonathan Kirkland

vocalist and actor currently featured in “Hamilton”

David Leonard

Location manager/ scout

Natasha Parker

Location manager/ scout

Directors Guild of America

Chris Walker

Comic illustrator and former colorist for Marvel Comics

Mark Willis

Professional stunt performer currently featured in “Black Panther”

After the film, students will have the opportunity to hear from a panel of African American entertainment professionals about different career paths in film and related industries. 

Twenty youth-focused nonprofits were selected to receive tickets, including Donda’s House, Common Ground Foundation, Free Spirit Media, True Star Foundation and more. Students receiving complimentary tickets were selected based upon their commitment to being both high-achieving scholars and model citizens in their communities.

For more information on upcoming Black Panther events, visit www.studiomoviegrill.com


Your family will enjoy Monster Jam® 2018 Friday, March 2 though Monday, March 5 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.  Monster Jam is the perfect sports and entertainment brand mixing racing, showmanship and the ultimate fan experience into one incredible, action packed live show. 

Over 4 million fans fill the world’s premier stadiums and arenas to see the live spectacle with more than 350 performances each year, and with its rapid international expansion, Monster Jam continues to win over more fans in new countries around the world. 

Monster Jam 2018 features the following performers: 

El Toro Loco 
driven by Kayla Blood
Grave Digger 
driven by Tyler Menninga
driven by Colton Eichelberger
driven by Trent Montgomery
Monster Mutt Rottweiler 
driven by Jack Brown
driven by Myranda Cozad
Soldier Fortune Black Ops 
driven by Tony Ochs 
driven by Bari Musawwir

For decades, Monster Jam has been one of the biggest and most successful touring family shows in the world, and it is still showing yearly growth in all areas! For show times and dates or to purchase tickets, visit monsterjam.com


David Tennant, who starred as the "Tenth Doctor" on the long-running series "Doctor Who," will appear at Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, Sunday, March 5 in Cleveland Ohio! 

For "Whovians," it will be a rare opportunity to meet the British star, who has also made an impact on audiences in the acclaimed current TV series "Broadchurch" and the Netflix series "Jessica Jones").

Tennant's principal run as the Tenth Doctor began in 2005 and continued through 2009, with a reprisal in the landmark 50th anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor" in 2013. Since his early work on local Scottish television through roles in some of the most beloved fantasy and sci-fi franchises of all time, Tennant has been entertaining audiences with his unique brand of wit, warmth and humanity.

Tennant joins Doctor Who fan favorites Billie Piper and John Barrowman, Gotham" duo of David Mazouz and Sean Pertwee, NIchelle Nichols from the Legendary television show, Star Trek and many more!  

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. 

Wizard World Cleveland is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

For more information, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon/cleveland


Back for a third season, Adler Planetarium's REEL SCIENCE Film Series combines cinematic Sci-Fi favorites with science conversations about the film—providing a unique opportunity to explore real, cutting-edge science through the lens of pop-culture, film and storytelling.  

Designed to appeal to moviegoers, science enthusiasts and families alike, don’t miss a chance to see your favorite film on the big screen and engage with experts ranging in fields like astronomy, geology, linguistics and more! So bring your crew (and burning questions) and come geek out with us at REEL Science!

Adler's REEL Science Film Series begins October 6, 2017 through March 8, 2018.  Each event opens at 5:30pm in the S.C. Johnson Star Theater and includes fun, pre-movie trivia and videos, a screening of the film, followed by a post-show, “Reel Science” Q&A with Adler scientists and special guests. 


Friday, October 6, 2017

The Martian (PG-13)

Thursday, November 2, 2017

2001 A Space Odyssey (G)

Friday, January 12, 2018: 

Arrival (PG-13)

Friday, February 9, 2018: 


Thursday, March 8, 2018: 

Demolition Man (R)

The UltimateTV would like to congratulations to Leona Brown, winner of Adler's Reel Science Ticket Giveaway for WALL-E!  Details coming soon for your chance to win a pair of tickets to Adler Planetarium's final REEL SCIENCE Film Feature, DEMOLITION MAN starring Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes and Sandra Bullock, Thursday, March 8!  For event information, visit http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/whats-here/reel-science/ 


The Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. The 110th edition of The Chicago Auto Show will be held at Chicago's McCormick Place in Chicago.

In total, nearly 1,000 different vehicles will be on display. Additionally, attendees will also have the opportunity to see numerous accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles and project, antique and collector cars.  Exhibitions this year include: multiple world and North American introductions; a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars and trucks; sport utility vehicles; and experimental or concept cars. 

The 2018 public show is Saturday, February 10-Monday, February 19 and will host special themed days for you to enjoy including: 

Women’s Day

Tuesday, February 13

Chicago Auto Show Food Drive

Wednesday, February 14 - Friday, February 16

Telemundo Hispanic Heritage Day

Friday, February 16

Family Day

Monday, February 19:

For program information, show times and dates, events and discount tickets specials, visit the website: ChicagoAutoShow.com 


As a thank you to fans who made the critically acclaimed movie, "Get Out" successful, 

Universal Pictures and Film Director Jordan Peele have teamed up to offer movie goers a free showing film on President's Day, February 19.

That's right, a Free screening of Get Out will be held nationwide at 55 different AMC theaters at 7:00p.m., including in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta and Los Angeles.  In the Chicago area, the movie will be shown in the following theaters:

AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois St.) 

AMC Crestwood 18 (13221 Rivercrest Drive, Crestwood) 

AMC Streets of Woodfield 20 (601 N. Martingale Rd, Schaumburg)

To locate a participating AMC theater near you, visti getoutoneyearlater.com. You must show up at the theater Monday morning with a valid ID to retrieve your ticket. Be sure to get there early: Tickets will be given on a first come, first serve basis. Good Luck!


Disney’s Moana voyages onto the ice for the first time in Chicago as Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream!  Performances begin January 24-28 and February 7-11 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., with an interim engagement at Chicago’s United Center, Jan. 31 - Feb. 4. 

Hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will bring Chicago-area audiences on an expedition across raging seas and snow-covered mountains in this action-packed extravaganza featuring Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Tangled and Cinderella.

Dare To Dream takes families on a high-sea adventure as Moana sets sail on a life-changing quest to save her island with help from the demigod Maui. With the ice floor transformed into the vast oceanic scape, Disney On Ice allows Moana’s strength and determination to take center stage. 

Beautiful production numbers invite audiences into the world of Beauty and the Beast, as Belle shows what it means to be fearless and through the athleticism and grace of Anna and Elsa, Rapunzel and Flynn, and Cinderella, brave heroes from Frozen, Tangled and Cinderella ignite passions to believe. Showgoers will witness each characters’ unique qualities and talents inspiring children around the world to discover their inner hero.

The UltimateTV would like to send you and your family to the opening night performance of Disney On Ice Presents Dare To Dream, 7:00P.M., Wednesday, January 24 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.  Register for your chance to win a Family 4-Pak of tickets at http://utvdare2dream2.eventbrite.com  For additional program information or to purchase tickets, visit DisneyOnIce.com


The 2018 Travel and Adventure Show returns to Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Saturday, February 10th through Sunday, February 11. 

There's so much to do at America's Favorite Travel Show like exploring endless vacation options, discovering over 250+ destinations from around the globe and planning your trip face-to-face with thousands of travel experts.

Meet your favorite travel celebrities including Samantha Brown, Rick Steves, and Pauline Frommer, attend dozens of educational seminars on the Savvy Traveler and Destination Theaters, awaken your senses with live cooking demonstrations on the Taste of Travel Theater and immerse yourself in faraway cultures with song and dance on the Global Beats Stage.

Enjoy fun for the whole family including camel riding, SCUBA lessons in the dive pool, plus, save big with exclusive show-only specials and trip giveaways, The best part? All of this is included with your ticket. Make the first stop on your next trip the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show. For more information, visit https://travelshows.com/shows/chicago/


Celebrate the transformative power of music at The 13th Annual Presentation of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah, Saturday, January 13 - Sunday, January 14 at The Auditorium Theater in Chicago.  

This event will take place over Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend and is inspired by Dr. King’s message of “Beloved Community.” Too Hot brings Chicagoans together to witness “a contagiously joyous jazz, gospel, and blues treatment of George Frideric Handel’s famous 18th-century oratorio” (Chicago Reader). 

The show features acclaimed soloists Rodrick Dixon, Alfreda Burke, and Karen Marie Richardson; legendary Detroit pianist Alvin Waddles; a choir of over 100 members led by Bill Fraher, director of concert choirs at Old St. Patrick's Church; a chamber orchestra conducted by Suzanne Mallare Acton, the assistant music director at Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit, MI; and a world-class jazz band featuring electric bass, electric guitar, string bass, and more. 

For additional information on this event, visit www.auditoriumtheater.org


Doctor Who fans are getting a special gift this Christmas from Fathom Events with BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time. 

The epic finale to the Peter Capaldi era of Doctor Who is coming to U.S. movie theaters for one night, Wednesday, December 27, 7p.m. local time, featuring the return of Pearl Mackie and special guests Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and 

David Bradley (Game of Thrones). 

The event will also introduce The Thirteenth Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch), who is the first woman to assume the role. 

The cinematic event will also feature two exclusive bonus pieces, taking audiences behind the scenes to the filming of this holiday special and celebrating the tenures of Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and Steven Moffat as showrunner and lead writer. 

The UltimateTV would like to send you and a friend to see Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time starring Peter Capaldi at AMC River East Theaters.  Register to win a pair of general admission tickets at https://utvcapaldi.eventbrite.com No purchase necessary to win. You must be a legal US Citizen, 18 years old or older to enter. Winners will be selected on or before Wednesday, December 22, 2017. 

For a complete list of theater locations or to purchase tickets for Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time, visit www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box office(theaters and participants are subject to change).

Good Luck from your friends at Fathom Events, BBC Worldwide and The UltimateTV, Chicago's Entertainment Source!


Happy Holidays From The UltimateTV!!


The UltimateTV invites you and your family to The 15th Annual Chicago Toy and Game Fair, the largest non-hobby toy and game fair in North America at Chicago's Navy Pier Saturday, November 18 - Sunday, November 19!   

Preview, play with and test the hottest toys and games from around the world your family, friends and other attendees like Legos playsets, Build or Boom, Shark Bite, Catch the Fox, Rummikub Twist, Fish Food, all new Doggie Doo, Greedy Granny, Ultra Dash, Marbleocity, Automoblox, Magformers, Tileblox, Clicformers, Ice Cool, King Frog, Reef Route, Woo-Hoo, Flower Fairies, Peter Rabbit Secret Garden, 8-Bit Art Mario and so much more! 

Enjoy the Awesome Events scheduled at the 2017 Chicago Toy and Game Fair Including:

U.S. National Rummikub Championship

Giant Soggy Doggy! (and we mean GIANT)

Meet Princess-Etch-A-Sketch

Ride the PlayMonster Super Swing

LIVE Unboxing: Check out live unboxings from our Play Influencer team!

            Ultra Dash Game Race

Automoblox Play Area and Race Track

Interactive Exhibits

Test out Products Before They Hit Retail Shelves

Photo Ops: Snap a photo with some of your favorite characters from Star Wars!

Meet Toy & Game Inventors from Around the World

Shop for the Hottest New and Classic Toys for the Holidays

Meet the winners of Young Inventor Challenge

Chicago's Largest Brush-a-Thon

Yo-Yo Championship - Contestants from Coast to Coast

Be entertained by Ben’s Giant Bubble Show

Giveaways, Stage Events, Magic Shows and Contests

Join The UltimateTV at The 15th Annual Chicago Toy and Game Fair, Nov. 18-19 at Navy Pier and **Receive a 50% off Discount from The UltimateTV by using the code: ChiTAGPLAY at https://2017chitagfairtickets.eventbrite.com


Wizard World Chicago makes its 20th trip to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center beginning this Thursday, August 24-Sunday, August 27 in Rosemont, Illinois.

To celebrate, Wizard World is bringing Doctor Who fan favorite, The 10th Doctor, Actor David Tennant ("Jessica Jones", "Ducktales", "Broadchurch").

Joining David during his first appearance in The Windy City will be Catherine Tate (The Office), Alex Kingston (“E.R."), Jenna Coleman (Masterpiece: Victoria) and John Barrowman (“Arrow").

Also scheduled to appear at the largest pop culture comic con include: The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War tandem, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Henstridge (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), John Cusack (Say Anything…), Legendary Rock N' Roll Icon, Kiss frontman, Gene Simmons, the “Stranger Things” tandem of Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin, the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” team of Charisma Carpenter and Nicholas Brendon, and many many more!


Wizard World announced Friday morning that actor David Tennant will no longer make a Chicago appearance due to a family emergency. 

"A member of David Tennant's family has been struck with an illness, which has forced cancellation of his plans for this weekend. We're sending all the best to David and his family as they work through this time," Wizard World said in a Twitter post.

Tennant is known for his roles in "Doctor Who," Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" and recent ABC (Disney XD) reboot "DuckTales." The actor went to social media Friday to share his apologies to fans this weekend saying, "I am absolutely gutted that I'm not gonna be with you this weekend. I am so disappointed, I was so looking forward to coming to Chicago and meeting you lovely people. I'm so so sorry."

Wizard Word will be offering refunds for all VIP gusts (dual and single) along with single and dual/group photo ops and autographs. VIPs will still get their swag bag get into the show this year.  In addition, Wizard World is giving those who had been given a refund to see Tennant will be given free weekend admission to Chicago 2018 (August 23-26) as well as any and every 2017 show that they want to attend.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more.  For more information, visit the website https://wizardworld.com


WTTW will present the music and conversation series THE EXPERIENCE WITH DEDRY JONES℠, a live stage show held in The Windy City for 15 years; this marks the series’s television premiere.

The Experience has always been, at heart, a celebration of music. Captured live before a studio audience in the same beautiful and intimate venue as WTTW’s national music series SOUNDSTAGE, audiences will enjoy a personal conversation with a world class musician, interspersed with a live music performance backed by a full band. Each episode takes audiences on a unique and compelling journey through the artist's life, through their own words, experience, and song. 

Each one-hour program is hosted by Dedry Jones, who has interviewed numerous top music artists across the genres, including Natalie Cole, Maxwell, Earth Wind and Fire, Ledisi, Chaka Khan (who stated it was the best interview of her 25-year career), and many others. 

“When I started THE EXPERIENCE, I always envisioned it being televised,” says Dedry. “I am beyond excited that WTTW has made that happen. What a great opportunity to fulfill and share my dream of celebrating real music with people across the globe who truly love good music.”

Performers Appearing on The Experience Include:

Brian Culbertson 
Will Downing 
Roberto Fonseca 

For program information or schedule for upcoming episodes, visit wttw.com/national.