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Oprah Winfrey shuts down Michigan Avenue

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The premiere of Oprah Winfrey’s 24th season will shut down a stretch of Chicago’s busy Magnificent Mile for more than two days. The Chicago Tribune reports that the talk-show icon will film her show Tuesday, Sept. 8, on a temporary stage near the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Some Chicagoans will be inconvenienced starting Monday, as cars will not be allowed and the city’s Transit Authority will alter 15 bus routes. Winfrey’s main guest remains a secret but a show spokeswoman confirmed the musical guest will be the Black Eyed Peas.