| Jun 21, 2013
| 9:48 AM
When the Italians say "cinema," it sounds better than when the Americans say it. CHEE-nay-ma. Doesn't that sound better?
Born in 1959 and widely considered to be his nation's greatest stage and screen actor, Toni Servillo is seven hours ahead of us in...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 2:56 PM
A 55-year-old man is safe after having been located on land after he'd gone missing while jet skiing with his brother in Lake Michigan.
Authorities looking for the man found the missing man about 3:45 p.m. in the 5700 block of South Lake Shore Drive,...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:10 AM
A few big outdoor shows remain, but most of the action moves back indoors in the next few months. Here are 10 concerts (arranged chronologically) leading the way:
Replacements: The revered if ever-mercurial Minneapolis band broke up on stage at a...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:42 PM
When "Shrek the Musical" first appeared on Broadway in 2008, with decidedly headache-inducing results, it seemed as if the cartoon-to-musical gravy train was kaput. This 2001 DreamWorks movie came toward the beginning of what one might call the self-aware...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Chicago Shakespeare Theater and The Second City are joining forces to stage a public tribute to Bernie Sahlins, the late co-founder of The Second City. The event, to contain performances and speeches, is slated to take place 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30 on Navy...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:33 PM
The Chicago Shakespeare Theater celebrated Gala 2013 at its Navy Pier home June 17 with more than 550 in attendance. The highlight was the presentation of the third annual Spirit of Shakespeare Awards to civic honoree, former Mayor Richard M. Daley, and...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:00 PM
If you are having a hard time keeping up with the changes to the summer festival and event schedules in Chicago, no need to worry about Cirque Shanghai. The Chinese acrobatic theater company will again make its home at Navy Pier's Skyline Stage with a new...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is back at Pocono today and NASCAR is promoting a contest that it wants Pocono fans to be aware of and take time to enter. Here are the details. Fans Can Win Big With NASCAR NASCAR fans can enter the NASCAR Contenders Live...
| Aug 15, 2013
One of the sure signs of the end of summer (sigh) is Chicago's annual Air & Water Show, which takes place this weekend.
The focal point of the show is North Avenue Beach, where the viewing is best (and the most crowded), but there are plenty of other...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:21 AM
In any revival of "Gypsy," the most interesting moment is the announcement of who is playing Rose.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater is set to announce the star of its upcoming production, directed by Gary Griffin: Louise Pitre, the original star of "Mamma...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Even for fans for such prior endeavors as "The Bomb-itty of Errors" and "Funk it Up About Nothin'," a hip-hop version of "Othello" sounded like a stretch for the Q Brothers, that bizarre pair of theatrically inclined Caucasian rappers, born and raised...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 10:22 AM
When the competition on the ice ended last week in Boston with the Blackhawks hoisting the Stanley Cup trophy, the competition among Chicago's trendiest hangouts began.
American Junkie co-owner Bradley Parker said he texted three Blackhawks players to...