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  • Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman talk about their 'Fargo' roles

    Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman talk about their 'Fargo' roles
    Billy Bob Thornton sits in a darkened corner inside the bar of the Sunset Marquis hotel, his right hand cupping not a drink (it's a bit early) but an iPhone showing the video image of his pal Martin Freeman. The stars of "Fargo," FX's mesmerizing riff on the Coen brothers' 1996 dark, absurdist classic, are catching up, talking about their moms, facial hair (Freeman's growing a beard for a play; the clean-shaven Thornton is sporting what he calls his "newborn pink rat look") and music, as the camera on Freeman's home office computer reveals a vast collection of vinyl, alphabetized ("Otherwise, it'd be years before I'd find that Jam record," he says).
  • Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week

     
    Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the coming Week: 1. WILLIE NELSON/ALISON KRAUSS Numbers alone could tell why the double bill of Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss is the top concert of the week. Nelson has released more than...

    RedEye's guide to Printers Row Lit Fest

    RedEye's guide to Printers Row Lit Fest
    There's nothing wrong with the usual summer fest trifecta of curb-sitting, head-bobbing and beer-sipping, but if you're craving a little more substance, mark your calendar for Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, held June 7 and 8 in the blocks...

    The Hideout Block Party & Onion A.V. Fest 2014 dates announced

    The Hideout Block Party & Onion A.V. Fest 2014 dates announced
    For the third year in a row, the Hideout in Noble Square will partner with the Onion's The A.V. Club to produce a music festival. This year the fest will take place Sept. 5-6. It usually brings the best acts in folk, indie rock and whatever the hell it is...

    Digging deeply into our musical roots

    Digging deeply into our musical roots
    What is American music? It's earthy and real, down-home and straight-ahead, by turns gutsy and gentle and simple as a gospel song or complex as a jazz fiddler's solo. A thousand different beats and tones make up music in this polyglot country of ours,...