| Aug 8, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Introducing our Top 10 Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater. We have improvisers and comedians, singers and storytellers and impeccably trained actors aplenty. We think you're looking here at some soon-to-be-famous faces. Either way, once the heat of summer...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 6:10 PM
A couple of hours before the Blisters played Lollapalooza on Saturday, a drum circle broke out a stone's throw from the stage. The drum circle was composed of small children and toddlers who banged incessantly on bongos and whatever was placed before...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Saxophonist Lee Konitz and harmonica ace Corky Siegel have signed on as guest artists for “Celebrating William Russo: Artist and Educator,” a major tribute to the great Chicago composer-bandleader, who died Jan. 11, 2003, at age 74.
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:23 AM
There is a man on a train and in an office and on a farm in "The Man in the Silo," and moviegoers will recognize him immediately as Ernie Hudson, and recall his fine work in such movies as "Ghostbusters" and such television series as "Oz."
"The Man in...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:41 AM
A highlight of this year's Black Harvest Film Festival (which begins this weekend and continues throughout the month) will likely be an early look at one of the most anticipated documentaries of the year: "Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley."
| Jul 28, 2013
| 8:01 AM
Memo to: Everyone.
Re: Shutting Up During Concerts.
So, uh, everyone … if you've been wondering lately about what you could do to dramatically improve my enjoyment at concerts this summer (and beyond), well, No. 1: Wow, thanks for the...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 1:12 PM
When Chicago singer Jimmy Damon died on April 27, his 75th birthday, this city lost a performer like none other.
For though Chicago has nurtured such eminent male vocalists as Joe Williams, Johnny Hartman, Nat "King" Cole and Frank D'Rone – and...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:52 AM
As immigration legislation grinds through Congress — and as immigrants are branded “illegals,” “criminals,” “anchor babies” and worse — perhaps it's time to think of this population in another light.
| Jul 10, 2013
| 6:57 AM
Philip Boal, beloved brother of Winnie and Tom Boal, uncle of Sarah Boal, brother-in-law of Jila Boal, and cousin of many, died of a heart attack Saturday afternoon, July 6, 2013, while swimming in Lake Charlevoix, one of his favorite spots in the world....
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Evan Dollard has two jobs.
One as a brand ambassador for Quest Nutrition. The other as a ninja.
Dollard, a Fox River Grove native, has been a competitor on the TV series “American Ninja Warrior” for three seasons after he won the reboot...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:29 PM
In many ways, Allison Kopach doesn’t seem like the sort of person who would feel self-conscious going out to run errands. The 31-year-old Michigan City native and former Mishawaka resident is, after all, an outgoing pageant queen who brought home...