| Aug 20, 2012
| 8:00 AM
When the national tour of "The Book of Mormon" lands in Los Angeles in September, a lottery for $25 tickets is to be held two hours prior to each performance at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.
The Pantages announced on its website that lottery entries...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 2:01 PM
Nathan Switzer of Newport News, one of the top young shooters in the country, capped his summer season by picking up another bronze medal at a national event -- this time at the USA Shooting Progressive Position Pistol Championships July 7-8 in Anniston,...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 11:56 AM
In the day since Emily Maynard and Jef Holm revealed their engagement to the world, the happy couple have been busy doing the media rounds to spread the news of their romantic bliss.
On Tuesday morning, the pair jumped on a conference call with a handful...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 8:50 PM
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani defended GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and tore into President Obama on Thursday night at a California Republican Party fundraiser.
The reception at the private Pacific Club in Newport Beach aimed to...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 9:58 AM
Out for a summer family afternoon on Navy Pier the other day, I was clutching my favorite coupon book. Found in the schedule racks at downtown stations, the free Metra booklets feature a plethora of big discounts for boats, observation decks, rental...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Pastor Jim Franklin was one of the leading voices supporting California’s 2008 gay marriage ban. He spoke passionately about the importance of traditional marriage from the pulpit of Cornerstone Church in Fresno and led rallies against gay unions....
| Jan 3, 2013
| 7:20 AM
The holiday season is usually a bountiful time of year for Broadway shows. Hordes of tourists bring about a bump in box-office receipts for musicals and plays across the board.
The most recent holiday period proved to be no exception. "Wicked," still...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Where did the famous and semi-famous spend New Year's Eve in the Chicago area?
NASCAR driver Danica Patrick dined New Year's Eve at the newly opened Baume & Brix in the River North neighborhood before heading nearby to The Grid. "Cooler Than Me"...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 5:56 PM
As 2012 draws to a close, let's take a look back at the year in Chicago theater. January started with a roar — Klea Blackhurst doing Ethel Merman doing "Gypsy" at the Drury Lane Theatre. Twyla Tharp, an artist who refuses to stop reworking her...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 9:56 PM
With the holiday season upon us, the odds are good that some folks may be invited to a party, imbibe a bit too much spiked egg nog or eat a few bad mushrooms, pass out, and experience visions of surreal and bizarre events and characters dancing in their...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 11:04 AM
The Broadway season has not been kind to David Mamet. The playwright has seen his new drama "The Anarchist" close after less than a month while a highly touted revival of "Glengarry Glen Ross," starring Al Pacino, has earned unenthusiastic reviews....
| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Playwright Christopher Durang and director Bobby Lopez will be among those participating in an all-Yale concert presentation of Cole Porter's "Kiss me Kate," celebrating Porter's centennial of his graduation from Yale University in New Haven in 2013....