| Jul 27, 2012
| 3:55 AM
Lyricist, singer and songwriter Johnny Mercer will receive a tribute in song next week at the Cabaret & Performance Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Centerin Waterford.
“AC-CENT-TCHU-ATE THE POSITIVE”, A Johnny Mercer Celebration,"...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 9:55 PM
Starz CEO Chris Albrecht is about to get a fiefdom all his own, at least until Starz is picked off by a bigger fish.
As John Malone's Liberty Media prepares to spin Starz off into a separate public company, Wall Streeters figure a sale is pretty much...
| Aug 14, 2012
Actress Sanaa Lathan stopped by to talk about joining the cast of "Boss" and her role as Mayor Tom Kane's (played by Kelsey Grammer) Chief of Staff Mona Fredricks.
After nearly losing his career, his family and his mind, Mayor Tom Kane's (Kelsey Grammer)...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 2:42 PM
Meet the new "Boss," almost the same as the old "Boss."
This works without qualification as a line in a Who song about teenage rebellion. Applied to the TV series about the autocratic Chicago ruler played by Kelsey Grammer, it is both good and bad....
| Aug 16, 2012
| 8:36 PM
The second season of the Starz political drama "Boss" opens with Chicago Mayor Tom Kane in the desert, staring off over the barren wasteland of scorched earth.
The scene serves as apt metaphor for the situation the boss finds himself in after the series'...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 5:49 PM
It was a "Frasier" reunion at the 48th annual Hugo Television Awards at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel on April 19. Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival honored actor Kelsey Grammer with the lifetime achievement award, presented by...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 6:07 AM
The sophomore season of the Starz drama series turned out to be its last, but not for any lack of memorable acting by Kelsey Grammer, still ferocious as imperious - and secretly ill - Chicago Mayor Tom Kane. The saga resumes with a shocking attack that...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Kelsey Grammer continues his whirlwind of real estate activity, popping properties on and off the market.
The latest to rejoin the swirl is an estate in Malibu’s gated Serra Retreat community, listed at $14.995 million.
Set on 4.75 acres in...
| Mar 7, 2013
The assassinated Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, who died 80 years ago this week, is often portrayed by official histories as just an innocent victim of bad luck and bad aim.
But Chicagoans don't believe in coincidences, not even us chumbolones,...
| Feb 15, 2013
There must be someone besides me watching "House of Cards."
Someone? Hello? I know you're out there.
The new made-for-Netflix series, a baker's dozen of episodes that made their debut in one fell swoop two weeks ago, has gotten as much publicity...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:40 AM
If you're going to fictionalize a Chicago political dynasty, this is the way to do it. Jon Steinhagen's thrillingly clamorous, altogether astute comedy of family manners captures what it means to comes from a long line of bust-around...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Celebrities are among those rethinking their home "price points" this time of year.
-- Actor Kelsey Grammer has put his country English Traditional home on the Westside back on the market at a reduced $15.995 million. That's an 11% markdown from the...