| Jul 3, 2012
| 6:44 AM
OK, seriously? How does this happen every single season? I think the show is asinine right until we hit hometowns, and then — bam, I suddenly find myself rooting for Emily and her man to make it while Phil Collins' "Against All Odds" begins...
| Mar 6, 2013
When he answers the phone Monday afternoon from his Best Western hotel room, comedian Neil Hamburger, true to form, explains that he's just finished ticking off yet another group of people.
"I was having an argument with these guys at the motel that I...
| Jan 14, 2013
***1/2 (out of four)
There aren't many second acts for former stars of non-competition reality TV series. For Dawn Richard, formerly of “Making the Band” group Danity Kane and Bad Boy R&B experiment Diddy-Dirty Money, the story is just...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 1:57 PM
Remember rock radio? James VanOsdol sure as hell does. The former DJ and writer of the new book "We appreciate your enthusiasm", which chronicles the history of Chicago's Q101, which left the airwaves in 2011.
Ernest: Excited about the book! Burning...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 11:07 AM
In the 1980s, Tony Andriacchi was almost as famous in Chicago as his heroes Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra were around the world.
Audiences queued up to hear one of the most lustrous male voices to come out of this city, an instrument that Andriacchi...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 11:23 PM
A comedian who imitates a variety of musicians, including Sting, Bruce Springsteen and Elton John, performs Wednesday night at the Ramada Inn in Aberdeen.
The performer, who is known simply as Kier, is a singer, songwriter and corporate entertainer,...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 6:35 AM
1) He's an American rock drummer. (For a few years I thought he was British.)
2) He was the first rock drummer to organize drum clinics on college campuses, in theaters and in drum stores.
3) He influenced Phil Collins, Neil Peart and John Bonham. (!)...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Another administrator is departing Glenview Public School District 34 in the midst of several other high-profile shakeups. District officials announced this week that Assistant Superintendent …...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 10:16 AM
With Valentine's Day coming up, the TribLocal staff wanted to offer up some musical suggestions for those that are in love and those that are …...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Mirror Mirror’s Lily Collins—meet the very real girl behind a fairy-tale role...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 4:37 PM
'American Idol' recap: Season 11, episode on which the top 12 ... er, 13 ... boys perform....
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Secret Policeman's Ball on Sunday, March 4, in New York City will bring comedians and pop music acts together to generate funds for Amnesty International. The latest Secret Policeman's Ball show is part of 50th anniversary celebration activities by the...