| Apr 30, 2012
| 7:21 AM
"Grease" is the word. It's got groove. It's got meaning.
It's also the theme for a new slot machine, which debuted last month at the Seminole casinos in South Florida.
At Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, for example, the machines are encased in...
| May 10, 2012
| 9:05 PM
Teenagers who came of age in the 1950s have "Grease" as a focal point. For those who matured in the '60s, it's "American Graffiti." And the kids from the '70s had their moment with "Saturday Night Fever."
Now the grads of the 1980s have their own special...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 10:11 AM
Paige Fortier's favorite teacher passed away of cancer in April 2011, just before Fortier was to step on stage for a dance competition. "I danced for her," Fortier says of Linda Smiley, her music teacher at Windsor Locks High School, where Fortier was...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 10:30 AM
OK, I'll admit it. I harbor a special fondness for shows featuring music from the 1950s, such as "Grease" or "Forever Plaid." You'd expect as much from someone whose e-mail address includes the phrase "gr8pre10der."
And few people know how to push that...
| Dec 22, 2011
Phew, 2011 was quite a year in Chicago theater. As the year comes to a close, ready for a quick tour back through the newsworthy highlights?
The Black Ensemble Theater bowed a gorgeous, $19 million new home on the North Side. Stage 773 on Belmont...
| Jul 8, 2010
| 4:34 PM
A 32 year old musical going into limited release tonight is stirring the box office pot. Grease Sing-A-Long is selling out theaters in the dozen cities it is opening this week. Paramount says it has sold out every show this weekend at the Regal Ocala...
| Jul 15, 2010
| 4:34 PM
What film will be the breakout sensation of Comic-Con International 2010? You might want to put your money on Edgar Wright's "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," which plugs its pop-culture amp into comic books, comedy and cool-kid music. Todd Martens,......
| Jun 11, 2010
| 2:00 AM
Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber’s “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a...