| Dec 20, 2011
| 11:04 AM
Here are my favorite concerts from 2011:
1. Le Butcherettes at Lollapalooza, Aug. 5: Teri Gender Bender, aka Teresa Suarez, wears a red-stained butcher's smock and flings her high-heels into the crowd, the better to stomp, twirl, somersault and stage-...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 7:33 PM
The silent was golden Thursday evening at the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association with the black-and-white ode to silent film "The Artist" winning best picture, best director for Michel...
| Oct 10, 2012
It isn't always possible to meet your favorite star. In Los Angeles, you often settle for your star's star instead.
When you want to celebrate, when you want to mourn, you commune with your idol's brass and terrazzo stand-in.
The lucky stars are there...
| 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...
| May 23, 2012
| 3:03 PM
Every now and then, the folks from Apple come into Chicago to show off some new toys.
How can I resist?
We went to get a sneak peek at some of the new games, fitness programs, and eBooks that will be in the Apple App Store soon. You can watch the...
| May 25, 2012
| 2:46 PM
Joanne Elizabeth Sargeant
Joanne Elizabeth (Brink) (Harrison) Sargeant passed into God’s loving arms on May 14, 2012. Joanne was born on March 5, 1934 to Clarence and Lenore (Washburn) Brink in Glendale, California, where she resided most of her...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 10:30 AM
When I was 8 years old, I wanted to be the Beatles. Not just one of the Beatles — I wanted to be all four of them. I was very precocious that way.
Some time around the second grade, I got a hold of my parents' record collection and serenaded the...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 8:04 PM
The temptation is to define the man, or at least his body of work, by 140 character messages.
Yes, the Colts' owner is an active and wildly popular tweeter with more than 180,000 followers.
But the owner of the Colts is Jim Irsay, not @JimIrsay.
| Jun 11, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Say hello, and goodbye, to The Beatles.
Oh yes. Almost 52 years ago, the Fab Four played at the Top Ten Club in Hamburg, their first trip to the German city. That was before Richard Starkey joined the group.
You know, Ringo Starr, the guy who replaced...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 9:32 AM
In a nation of more than 300 million people, a small county in the Pacific Ocean that's home to just over 155,000 people has nearly a quarter of the country's best beaches.
Maui is called "The Valley Island," but in most travelers' minds, its beaches are...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 6:17 PM
Victor Spinetti, a comic actor and raconteur who won a Tony on Broadway and the adoration of Beatles fans when he appeared in three of the Fab Four's movies, died Tuesday in Monmouth, England. He was 82.
The cause was cancer, said Barry Burnett, the...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 7:24 AM
The year 1962 did not seem to portend great things in the world of pop music.
The brightest lights of '50s music -- including Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley -- were either inactive, in jail, or not making the kind ofrock 'n' roll that made...