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  • 'Community' star Danny Pudi talks multicultural heritage at UIC

    'Community' star Danny Pudi talks multicultural heritage at UIC
    Giving out high fives, Chicago native and television star Danny Pudi received a deafening applause from fans at University of Illinois Chicago April 11 as he ran down aisle after aisle so attendees could smack his backside. Pudi showed students on UIC'...
  • In The Arts

    In The Arts
    The Park Avenue Players, Laguna Beach High School's dramatic acting group, will stage Neil Simon's "Rumors" to close out the theatrical year. The production will open Friday night and run through June 3, the Players announced in a news release. The cast...
  • Q&A: Scott Adsit of '30 Rock'

    Q&A: Scott Adsit of '30 Rock'
    These days, you might know Scott Adsit best as overworked and under-appreciated producer Pete Hornberger on NBC's “30 Rock,” but, if you're old enough (or just a nerd about these things), you may also remember him from his days performing in...
  • Celebrity Scoop: Casey Wilson

    Casey Wilson, Penny on ABC's "Happy Endings," isn't sure but thinks she probably always was funny. Her first memory of working an audience was cracking up her parents. Her aunt left the room and she did a spot-on impersonation. "I don't even change my...
  • Chicago Film Critics Association 2011 Awards

    Chicago Film Critics Association 2011 Awards
    CHICAGO FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION 2011 WINNERS BEST PICTURE(-) The Tree of Life BEST DIRECTOR(-) Terrence Malick--The Tree of Life BEST ACTOR(-) Michael Shannon--Take Shelter BEST ACTRESS(-) Michelle Williams--My Week with Marilyn BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR(-)...
  • Chicago Live! rides again, and moves to The Second City's UP theater

    Chicago Live! rides again, and moves to The Second City's UP theater
    We’ve moved! While our Chicago Live! team is busy finalizing appearances by the likes of Jonathon Brandmeier, Rick Bayless, Homaru Cantu and J.C. Brooks and the Uptown Sound (Guest details here), I want to tell you about our new home. The new...
  • Plainfield's Melissa McCarthy earns Oscar nomination for 'Bridesmaids'

    Plainfield's Melissa McCarthy earns Oscar nomination for 'Bridesmaids'
    Plainfield native Melissa McCarthy has picked up a best supporting actress Oscar nomination for her performance in the R-rated comedy"Bridesmaids." It's been quite the year for McCarthy, who saw her fame rise with the release of “Bridesmaids”...
  • O'Neill Center's George White Honored at Theater Hall of Fame

    O'Neill Center's George White Honored at Theater Hall of Fame
    George C. White, founder and former executive director of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford called it a “family affair.” Repeated references to the theater community as “family” and “home” marked the...
  • Chicago Live! comes home to Old Town

    Chicago Live! comes home to Old Town
    On the opening night of Chicago Live! Thursday, in its new home at Pipers Alley with The Second City, the show didn't feel new: It felt like a homecoming. No one from Chicago would feel out of place. Rick Kogan needed no script to talk about the 43rd...
  • Tulip Time Announces Two New Shows

    Tulip Time Announces Two New Shows
    Tulip Time Festival announces Chicago sketch comedy theatre, The Second City's Laugh Out Loud Tour, is joining the entertainment line-up. For the first time this year, FOX 17 will be the proud sponsor of the festival. A second performance of The Doug...
  • Interviewing Billy Corgan

    Interviewing Billy Corgan
    Thursday night’s Chicago Live! audience seemed skewed toward the under-30 age group. They arrived early. They stood and waited in the heat. And, in honor of guest Billy Corgan, they wore a lot of Smashing Pumpkins T-shirts. The sold-out crowd saw...
  • Archives: Rick Kogan on the Earl of Old Town

    Archives: Rick Kogan on the Earl of Old Town
    The Earl of Old Town was a saloon at 1615 N. Wells St. that closed more than three decades ago but, like a song that you can't get out of your head, it remains alive today. Long after the Earl had become a pleasant bar named the Last Call (it is now...