| Oct 17, 2012
| 2:55 PM
WWE Raw World Tour
$15-$95, doors 4 p.m., Oct. 21. XL Center, One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford, xlcenter.com
In the seven years of Brodus Clay's wrestling career, few evenings have entailed as much risk as that of January 9, 2012. During an edition...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 8:15 AM
WWE Raw World Tour. $15-$95, doors 4 p.m., Oct. 21. XL Center, One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford, xlcenter.com
Q: I know only a little bit about your childhood: You grew up in and out of foster homes, and you have a brother, too. Can you take me on a...
| May 21, 2012
| 7:48 AM
Chicago's Black Ensemble Theatre is to make its first major foray into rap and tell the life story of Tupac Amaru Shakur.
The new show, to be shepherded by artistic director Jackie Taylor, is slated to open in January of next year at Black Ensemble's new...
| May 25, 2012
| 1:05 AM
CHICAGO - Cole De Vries wasn't sure what was in store for him. Turns out, it was a harsh welcome to the major leagues.
Paul Konerko and Alex Rios hit back-to-back homers and Alejandro De Aza added a grand slam to cap a six-run sixth inning, leading the...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 1:13 PM
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When your name is Alex Cuba and you were born and raised on a certain island 90 miles south of Florida, people naturally expect you to make Cuban music.
But the Cuban-Canadian singer-...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Eric Church leads the pack of 2012 CMA Awards nominees with five nods. The North Carolina native is up for Male Vocalist, Album, Single, Song and Music Video of the Year, the latter three for his chart-topping hit, "Springsteen." Miranda Lambert and Blake...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 1:32 PM
He is known to artists such as Kanye West and Beyonce simply as "Big Jon."
Jon Platt, a music-publishing veteran of EMI responsible for signing top hip-hop and R&B talent including Usher, Drake, Ludacris and others, announced Monday that he's landed at...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 2:28 PM
Mariah Carey, Drake, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj all took home top honors at BMI’s Urban Awards in Beverly Hills on Friday.
Carey accepted the night’s most prestigious honor, the BMI Icon Award, for her “unique and indelible influence...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 8:02 AM
Indeed, they do attend classes, but what the title duo gets from them is another story in this comedy set to a rap beat. That's little surprise upon learning the star and executive producer is Snoop Dogg, playing Mac, whose interest in education is far...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 11:49 AM
From the big guns to the little guys, E3 is THE PLACE for game companies to show off the newest upcoming releases while beating you over the head with a mallet of pure hype. in these Booth Spotlights, we take a quick look at the standouts we saw at this...
| Jun 15, 2012
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Chef Graham Elliot's been known to ruffle feathers. Over the years, he's pissed off Yelp reviewers, argued with critics and can be brutally honest as a judge on "MasterChef."...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 3:06 PM
Ice-T will not read this interview.
How do I know? Because that’s what the 54-year-old rapper-turned-actor told me when we had lunch at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse in River North June 4. Ice — who is promoting his star-studded...