1 day agoNotable celebrity and newsmaker deaths of 2023 -- A look at the notable celebrities and newsmakers who died in 2023.
8 months agoRyan O'Neal, star of 'Love Story' and 'Paper Moon,' dies at 82 -- Ryan O'Neal died Friday, his son Patrick said in an Instagram post. He was 82.
1 day agoDef Leppard, Journey announce 2024 summer tour -- Both Def Leppard and Journey will take their music on the road as the two rock groups come together for a joint summer tour next year.
1 day agoReview: 'Promises, Promises' by Blank Theatre is a fun, retro night out with Burt Bacharach -- I admire the way director Danny Kapinos' production is willing to trust the audience with this 1960s musical.
1 day agoTaylor Swift's Eras Tour is the first tour to gross over $1 billion, Pollstar says -- She brought in a whopping $1.04 billion with 4.35 million tickets sold across 60 tour dates, the concert trade publication found.
1 day ago'I'll Have What She's Having' at the Holocaust Museum celebrates the sticking power of Jewish delis, with heaping sides of local history -- It was only a matter of time before this touring museum exhibit and ode to a uniquely American Jewish cultural institution made its way here, the land of Kaufman's, JB's and Manny's.
2 days ago'Hip Hop Nutcracker' blends classical with hip hop, with MC Kurtis Blow helping build the energy -- "The movement allows you to hear the music in a new way, and the music allows you to see the movement in a new way."
2 days agoReview: 'The Boy and the Heron' is a new masterpiece from legendary Japanese animator and Studio Ghibli -- Set in the waning days of World War II in a rural village outside Tokyo, it's the story of a boy grieving the loss of his mother, a deeply personal film.
2 days ago8 things to do around Chicago: 'Stomp,' Dave Koz and Christmas movies at the Music Box -- Events in the holiday spirit continue this weekend, though with "Krampus," you have to give that spirit a wide latitude.
2 days agoAP's top songs of 2023: 'On My Mama,' 'Flowers,' 'Monaco' and more
1 day agoReview: In her 'Merry Christmas One And All' tour, this is Mariah Carey's wonderful time of year
1 day agoHe started sketching the Chicago River and just kept going. His 55-foot sketch of the city is now a book.
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4 months agoNorthern sea otter pup rescued in Alaska finds new home at Shedd Aquarium -- Sea otters help maintain the balance of their ecosystems and keep kelp forests healthy by eating sea urchins that graze on giant kelp.
2 days agoMusichorale 'Noel' concert to put coda on 75-year run of community choir founded by Lindblom alumni -- Originally known in 1947 as the Lindblom Alumni A Cappella Choir and then the Chicago Choral Club the group that eventually Musichorale in 1957 will perform its last holiday concert this weekend in Oak Lawn.
3 days agoReview: 'Boop! The Musical' opens in Chicago with a new Broadway star, far from a cartoon -- The relatively unknown Jasmine Amy Rogers turns in an astonishing performance at the heart of "Boop! the Musical" in its pre-Broadway opening, directed by Jerry Mitchell.
3 days agoReview: 'Poor Things' stars Emma Stone in a rich lesson of humanness -- In the middle of this new film from Oscar-nominated oddball auteur Yorgos Lanthimos, our heroine toddles off on a solo adventure for the first time.
3 days agoNorman Lear, producer of TV's 'All in the Family' and influential liberal advocate, has died at 101 -- Norman Lear, the writer, director and producer who revolutionized prime time television with such topical hits as "All in the Family" and "Maude" and propelled political and social turmoil into the once-insulated world of sitcoms, has died. He was 101.
4 days agoReview: Jamie Allan's 'Amaze' at Rhapsody Theater is a revelation, and in the most unexpected ways -- Everything this longtime British magician does on stage is rooted in personal storytelling — there's an uncommon warmth and openness amid all the illusions and deception.
4 days agoGeddy Lee and the radical decency of Rush fans: Gathered in Chicago for one night only -- Lee was at the Auditorium Theatre to talk about his new memoir, "My Effin' Life." His fans were there because they never left Rush behind.
4 days ago'Mr. Monk's Last Case' review: Can germaphobe Adrian Monk function in a COVID world?
3 days agoColumn: The complicated legacy of Norman Lear and 'Good Times'
3 days agoBest TV of 2023: In a tumultuous year for Hollywood, standouts include Chicago-set 'The Bear' and Netflix's 'The Diplomat'
4 days agoReview: A filmmaker confronts her pedophile grandfather in the HBO documentary 'Great Photo, Lovely Life'
5 days agoThe top 10 best (and worst!) movies of 2023
4 days ago'Fallen Leaves' review: Is this heaven? No, it's Helsinki, and it's charming
4 days ago'Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé' review: A bonafide superstar captures a very big tour, for concert movie posterity
8 days ago'Candy Cane Lane' review: My Christmas wish is for Eddie Murphy to find a better Christmas movie
10 days agoDenny Laine, founding member of the Moody Blues and Paul McCartney's Wings, dead at 79 -- Denny Laine, a British singer, songwriter and guitarist who performed in an early, pop-oriented version of the Moody Blues and was later Paul McCartney's longtime sideman in the ex-Beatle's solo band Wings, has died at age 79.
4 days agoChoir at St. Michael in Orland Park marking 50 years of making music, friendships -- After 50 years, thousands of performances, a few spaghetti dinner fundraisers and too many songs to count, the choir at St. Michael Church in Orland Park is still singing and inspiring.
4 days agoReview: 'Islander' at Chicago Shakespeare is a welcome, beguiling musical visitor from Scotland -- This is a contemporary folk tale inspired by the music and sounds of Scotland, earlier seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
5 days agoGuide: Our food critic shares insider tips on all the best food and drink at Christkindlmarket in Chicago -- Glühwein, currywurst and rollmops are on the list, plus essential tips for visiting the Christmas market at Daley Plaza
5 days agoWith 'The Nose,' transformative music director Lidiya Yankovskaya departs Chicago Opera Theater. What's next for the company? -- "The Nose" wasn't planned as her swan song from Chicago Opera Theater, the company she's led as music director since 2017.
5 days agoKennedy Center honorees include Queen Latifah, Billy Crystal and Dionne Warwick -- The newest group of Kennedy Center honorees are comedian Billy Crystal, actor Queen Latifah, opera singer Renée Fleming, music star Barry Gibb and prolific hitmaker Dionne Warwick.
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