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  • Meet the Chicago chefs of 'Top Chef' Season 11

    Meet the Chicago chefs of 'Top Chef' Season 11
    There's more to come from the New Orleans-based 11th season of "Top Chef" than host Padma Lakshmi tossing the cheftestants Mardi Gras beads instead of making them draw knives. This year's cast features a rockabilly chick, a proud recipient of the title of...
  • 'Top Chef' Season 11 recap: Alligators, a swamp, egos and knives, oh my

    'Top Chef' Season 11 recap: Alligators, a swamp, egos and knives, oh my
    "Top Chef" season 11 kicked off Wednesday night in a swamp. There were alligators, frogs, a video of Padma Lakshmi dancing in the streets and Emeril Lagasse with a box of beignets. Oh yeah, this season's in New Orleans.  The winning prizes are still the...
  • Firefall at Mardi Gras Casino

    Firefall at Mardi Gras Casino
    Firefall: The mellow, country-rock sound of Firefall hits Mardi Gras Casino at 8 p.m. Tuesday, followed by fireworks. The band's peaked from 1976 to 1981, with hits "You Are the Woman," "Strange Way" and "Goodbye I Love You." Tickets cost $10 for...
  • A clearer view of overwhelming India and of Satyajit Ray

    A clearer view of overwhelming India and of Satyajit Ray
    I once visited Monument Valley and tried to imagine myself in a John Ford western. It didn't work. I did the "Vertigo" tour in San Francisco and felt nothing. No matter how rooted in a specific time or place, most movies, especially the great ones, are...
  • Robert Pattinson Honors Australians in Film

    Two of the night's biggest names, Jacki Weaver and Baz Luhrmann, may have been absent from the Australians in Film Awards & Gala Dinner, but the other honorees more than made up for it in rowdiness and revelry. Steve Papazian, president of worldwide...
  • REVIEW: Steve Earle at Sellersville Theater: Roots rocker plays big show in intimate venue

     
    When Americana-rocker Steve Earle opened his concert Thursday at Sellersville Theater 1894 with the title track of his new album “The Low Highway,” his first song indicated it might be a far different set from his wonderful Sands Bethlehem...
  • Mardi Gras promotions for September

    Mardi Gras promotions for September
    Mardi Gras Casino has Fortune 8 Ball on Tuesdays and a Monday Night Football promotion. According to the casino: Mondays Monday Night Football Cash. Drawing held at end of each Monday Night Football Game. Earning entry period 3 p.m.- 8 p.m. on day...
  • Will 'Thor' hammer the U.S. box office?

    "WOULD YOU rather have a real drink?" "Uh, sure. A screwdriver." "Fine. Go get him a screwdriver." That was an exchange at the special screening of "Thor: The Dark World" the other night at The Crosby Hotel. (The bar was only serving water and popcorn....
  • Ice, ice baby: Jonathan Gold's favorite frozen treats

    Ice, ice baby: Jonathan Gold's favorite frozen treats
    When the sun glowers, the Santa Ana winds rip through the canyons, and an invitation to have lunch on the patio feels like a death sentence, sometimes a quart of ice tea isn’t nearly enough. At such times it is nice to slip into an air-conditioned...
  • 'Days of Our Lives' actors to visit Universal Orlando

    'Days of Our Lives' actors to visit Universal Orlando
    Actors from the NBC daytime drama "Days of Our Lives" will make appearances at Universal Studios and Universal CityWalk next month. Stars visiting the resort on Saturday, Feb. 23, include John Aniston, Camila Banus, Shawn Christian, Casey Deidrick,...
  • Carlos Miguel Prieto takes CSO audience on a supercharged travelogue

    Carlos Miguel Prieto takes CSO audience on a supercharged travelogue
    Enough tremors were unleashed by a huge battery of percussion instruments at Thursday night's Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert that management may wish to have the auditorium walls checked for cracks once the dust from the weekend concerts has settled....
  • Interview: Comedian Carlos Mencia swears he has changed -- for better

    Interview: Comedian Carlos Mencia swears he has changed -- for better
    Carlos Mencia was faced with the difficult task of trying to make people laugh just hours after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings Dec. 14, but the 45-year-old standup comedian said before his show at Governor's Comedy Club in Levittown, NY, fewer...