| Feb 5, 2013
| 8:30 AM
When cabaret star Karen Mason played here last December, at Davenport's, one song drew the evening's noisiest ovations by far.
If Mason had sung "It's About Time" without introduction, the piece would have unfolded as a charming love song well worth...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Chicago designer Katelyn Pankoke will be among the 16 designers competing in the Season 11 of "Project Runway" when it premieres at 8 p.m. CT Jan. 24 on Lifetime.
The new season is the first ever teams edition, so the 23-year-old creative force behind...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Quentin Tarantino fans won't be disappointed in "Django Unchained," a crazy mess of ideas from spaghetti westerns, "Roots" and "Blazing Saddles" jangled up in a tale of pre-Civil War slavery and revenge. Tarantino borrows from the best, even from his...
| Dec 24, 2012
1/2* (out of four)
Rather than fun for the whole family, "Parental Guidance" is more like a hole for the fun family--a shrill, depressing pit where laughs and joy do not exist.
Played by squawking human parrot Billy Crystal, Artie can't even sit down...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 12:39 PM
"Les Misérables" could reach a crescendo this weekend as Tom Hooper's adaptation of the classic Broadway musical has a strong chance of claiming No. 1 at the box office.
The star-studded film, which hit theaters Christmas Day, has been doing excellent...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 7:39 AM
In her latest movie role, homegrown starlet Bailee Madison got some big help from veteran actors Billy Crystal and Bette Midler.
"Billy taught me about how to be truthful in my role, and to make the lines mean something…and Bette just kept...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 4:26 PM
In the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the Weinstein Co. has decided to cancel the Hollywood premiere of its movie "Django Unchained."
The studio was set to roll out the red carpet for the ultra-violent Quentin Tarantino flick at the...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 7:07 AM
For some unknown reason, somebody decided to do a study on the most popular funeral songs. Forget poverty or AIDS, this is the kind of thing we need our best and brightest working on. Here are the top 12, via NME.com.
1. Frank Sinatra – 'My Way'
| Nov 1, 2012
Halfway through Jake Shimabukuro's new album, "Grand Ukulele," Alan Parsons' uninflected monotone breaks in to paraphrase the immortal words of actor Christopher Walken: "My name is Alan Parsons. I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Veteran talents Billy Crystal and Bette Midler are teamed in this mildly amusing, family-friendly comedy that's very much about family ... several generations of one.
The stars play grandparents enlisted to mind their daughter's (Marisa Tomei)...
| Aug 28, 2012
You may lament missing “For A Good Time, Call” star Ari Graynor when she spent a few days in Chicago earlier this month. Until you learn that the 29-year-old Boston native, best known for playing drunken mess Caroline in “Nick and Norah&...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 2:27 PM
It is a widely varied and provocative theater season coming up throughout South Florida, with plenty of promise (it’s the execution that can trip up a company, especially during these shoe-string budgetary times). Here are 15 shows you just shouldn&...