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  If you like Ron Swanson on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” then you’ll like Nick Offerman, the actor who plays him. Offerman has the same deadpan delivery as his character, and he’s a guy’s guy, who loves carpentry.

‘Parks and Recreation’ actor shows off his creative side

Updated: 10/25/2012 02:51 PM

  There is a lot going on at J&D’s Sports Bar & Grill in Wauconda, a large and lively place to watch the game, shoot pool, play darts, quaff a beer or chow down on tasty, value-priced food.

J&D’s in Wauconda plays to its strengths

Updated: 10/25/2012 02:50 PM

  Just in time for Halloween, 500 Clown Theatre revives “500 Clown Frankenstein,” its unique distillation of Mary Shelley’s novel, at Viaduct Theater. A rotating cast will perform the show in which a clown trio tries to construct...

Local theater: 500 Clown revives 'Frankenstein'

Updated: 10/26/2012 08:47 AM

  Director Joyce Becker Lee grew up in one of the only Jewish families in a small Wisconsin town. She remembers being called names in school. But Lee, who now lives in Mundelein, credits her past with helping her relate to the production she's...

Mundelein director’s past helps her better understand ‘Soul Sisters’

Updated: 10/26/2012 05:26 AM

  Fifty years ago, "Dr. No" gave us Sean Connery as James Bond, Agent 007, a name and a number that have become synonymous with sex, violence, intrigue and spectacle. Only seven actors have played the 007 character, not counting numerous Bonds running...

After a half century, 007 still shaking up audiences and stirring passions

Updated: 10/25/2012 05:22 PM

  At 51, Melissa Etheridge isn't coasting on her accomplishments. The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter challenged herself to play all the guitar parts on her new album. "I kind of thought when I was 30 that you're as good as your going to get.

Melissa Etheridge takes a look back in 12th album

Updated: 10/24/2012 09:45 AM

  Diana Krall says she felt reinvigorated making her new CD "Glad Rag Doll," which gave her a chance to escape the comfort zone of Great American Songbook standards on which the singer-pianist has built her reputation. "It's always exciting to do...

Diana Krall escapes her music comfort zone

Updated: 10/24/2012 08:23 AM

  If it's not officially the Season of Swift, it certainly is close. With her fourth album, “Red,” just out — and including “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” the first tune she's placed at No. 1 on the Billboard...

'Red' hot Taylor Swift riding high with new album, CMA nods

Updated: 10/26/2012 05:23 AM

  Barbra Streisand needs no extraneous effects — no outrageous visuals, no elaborate staging, no gyrating dancers. And no pyrotechnics, save for her still-lush vocals that highlighted her concert Friday night at Chicago's United Center.

Streisand's voice proves ageless and evergreen

Updated: 10/27/2012 07:31 AM

  Carpentersville has a new trustee. Kevin Rehberg, 38, has been appointed to fill a trustee vacancy left by Doug Marks, who moved out of Carpentersville to find a job in Arizona. There were 2 years left on Marks' term and Rehberg will serve at least...

Carpentersville brings on new trustee

Updated: 10/26/2012 04:59 PM

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