| Feb 18, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Orlando entertainer Wayne Brady visited "The View" on Tuesday to promote the BET Honors.
But the discussion started seriously with Florida issues, including the Michael Dunn verdict.
Brady described himself as "happy but shocked" that Dunn was...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Justin Timberlake will be the opening act of Morocco's 13th Mawazine World Rhythms Festival held annually in Rabat. The world music extravaganza features local artists and international acts which in past years have included Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder,...
| Feb 19, 2014
How do you make Chicago a tourism destination at a time of year when Chicagoans would love to get away?
Come for the polar vortex, potholes and salty gray slush. Stay because there's no way your flight is getting out today.
Hotel rates this time of...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:57 PM
As a child, Rachel Thomas was fascinated with breaking things because she likes to, in her own words, “test boundaries.”
Recording and performing under the name KSRA, the 29-year-old Logan Square resident does the same with her genre-defying...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:41 PM
NEWARK — There were those who were definitely looking for attention at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday, like the guy dressed in Colonial Williamsburg-type garb or the fellow from Denmark who was dressed as the Where's Waldo character.
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:36 PM
MTV’s “Unplugged” series has hosted a wealth of music talent over the years, including Mariah Carey, Eric Clapton and Florence and the Machine. Now add Miley Cyrus to the list.
If there were questions about whether the Disney princess...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 8:41 AM
Kate DiCamillo's novel for young adults, "Flora and Ulysses," is the winner of the 2014 John Newbery Medal, the top honor in children's literature from the American Library Assn. The Caldecott Medal for most distinguished picture book went to "Locomotive"...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:03 PM
Arabian Nights, the longtime dinner show that's set to close Dec. 31, is in the midst of its holiday production called "Amirah's Wish." It features its stable of horses and performers in unexpected yuletide twists. Here are five things to know before...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Yesterday it was B.J. Novak. Today three more stars are piling on to the picture-books-for-kids bandwagon.
First up: Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey. The couple will publish "Roc and Roe’s Twelve Days of Christmas" with Scholastic in the fall of 2014...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:21 PM
On Thursday, Amazon announced the launch of its 15th imprint, Waterfall Press. Waterfall Press will specialize in Christian nonfiction and fiction.
Amazon's release notes that in 2014, Waterfall Press will publish both fiction and nonfiction, but its...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 9:37 AM
As expected, the second night of "American Idol's" 13th season premiere was down in the ratings from last year, though it was still the top-rated show of the night on the major broadcast networks.
Thursday night's "Idol" drew an average of 13.4-million...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Fox's long-running "American Idol" continued to show its age with the ratings from its season premiere Wednesday night.
The 13th season opener of "American Idol" drew an average 15.2 million viewers overall and earned a rating of 4.7 among key 18- to...