| Aug 3, 2011
Two thoughts, as we watch Columbus Drive transform into a wall of portable toilets. One, must be Lollapalooza time. Two, where on Earth did that word come from?
Legend and Encyclopedia Britannica have it that founder and Jane's Addiction leader Perry...
| Aug 4, 2011
Hundreds of thousands will converge on Grant Park once again this year for Lollapalooza!
The three-day music festival starts Friday, August 5th and runs thru Sunday, August 7th.
The annual music festival on the lakefront celebrates its 20th anniversary....
| Aug 5, 2011
| 7:07 AM
"Saturday Night Live" cast member Jason Sudeikis took in "Southside of Heaven" at Second City Thursday. The "Horrible Bosses" and "Hall Pass" star did a little improv himself afterward.
David Arquette, "Twilight" star Kellan Lutz and Christopher Mintz-...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 11:57 PM
Day 1 of Lollapalooza 2011 is in the books, as the first of 130 bands played on eight stages Friday in Grant Park. Attendance was maxed out – with 90,000 people expected each of three days at the festival. Here’s how Friday went down, with...
| Aug 8, 2011
The city's trendiest spots were swarming with celebrities from the sports and entertainment world this past Lollapalooza weekend — from what I hear. I didn't actually see too many. In what became a reoccurring theme throughout the weekend, they...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 10:32 PM
Lollapalooza 2011 is a wrap with record daily attendance (90,000), adding up to the most populated festival in North America (270,000) over the three-day weekend. Here’s an hour-by-hour account of Sunday’s action, once again from yours truly...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 1:28 PM
What a week! Obama's bash, Lost souls at The Cell, and the lunacy at Lolla!...
Barack's 'Brawl Room' Blitz!
Just how hot was it at the 50th birthday bash for President Obama last week at The Aragon "Brawl Room"? Well, for starters, it was soooo hot...my...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 1:31 PM
The Bears Looking for a "Sod-mother"...
The controversy surrounding the slippery sod at Soldier Field isn't on solid footing behind the scenes. As Bears' and Chicago Park District bigwigs bicker about how best to maintain the field, my football feelers...
| Oct 22, 2011
Jane's Addiction's new album, "The Great Escape Artist," was still a work in progress last May when the band appeared on an outdoor stage at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Jane's was the musical entertainment at an exhibition opening for director...
| Nov 10, 2011
"Mickey, make me a combo, will ya?" yells Coney Dog owner Mike Binder at a grill cook from his table midway across his bustling West Hollywood restaurant. Then he flashes a broad grin. "I've been waiting my whole life to have a restaurant, just so I could...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 7:48 AM
It’s May 13, a good two months out from the kickoff of this year’s Gathering of the Vibes, at around 11 a.m. I’m on hold, waiting for Ken Hays, head Vibesman, to come to the phone, and the call-waiting music, naturally, is from a live...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 10:34 PM
Lollapalooza wasn’t built to last two years, let alone intended to be around long enough to celebrate a 20th anniversary Aug. 5-7 in Grant Park.
“I haven’t said this before, but after the first year, I went on my merry way, thinking...