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A guide to the hot award shows — and suburban ties

Jan 09 2016 | 11:38 pm - Sunday’s Golden Globes kick off the Hollywood awards season. Find out when the shows air and which suburban natives to watch for on the red carpet.

10 for '16: Exciting entertainment options for the year ahead

Jan 08 2016 | 10:42 am - From the world premiere musical “Hazel” at Drury Lane to a 4-D superhero ride in Gurnee to three Adele concerts at the United Center, 2016 will be packed with diversions for just about every entertainment taste. Check out these 10.

Rockin' through 2016: A preview of Chicago, suburban music fests

Dec 29 2015 | 4:11 pm - One of the great things about living in the Chicago area is access to a variety of music festivals, from the nationally known Lollapalooza to Aurora's Blues on the Fox. Here is a guide to 2016's music fests.

Punk's Naked Raygun blasting away toward local shows

Dec 02 2015 | 11:55 am - "Legendary" and "influential" describe punk pioneers Naked Raygun. Frontman and Naperville native Jeff Pezzati, however, is looking forward with three weekend shows, including one at Brauerhouse in Lombard, and a new album in the works.

Music notes: JC Brooks heats up Naperville’s Union Friday

Oct 20 2015 | 12:33 pm - JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound will bring their incendiary brand of neo-soul to Naperville this weekend. Plus, Grammy-nominated R&B singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brian McKnight brings his sultry pipes to the Genesee in Waukegan...

Rocker John Pierson pays tribute to favorite bands with podcast

Oct 14 2015 | 11:50 am - Mount Prospect native John Pierson, known in his Screeching Weasel days as “John Jughead,” produces a regular podcast titled “Jughead's Basement,” in which he pays tribute to his favorite rock and punk albums by interviewing...

Music notes: Michael Charles brings the blues to Geneva

Oct 13 2015 | 12:18 pm - Australian blues artist Michael Charles brings his smoking guitarwork to Geneva and Chicago, and pop legend Stevie Wonder revisits his 1976 masterpiece "Songs in the Key of Life" at the United Center.

Suburban haunted houses specialize in extreme scares

Sep 30 2015 | 1:59 pm - "A full-on assault." That's how the creator describes Round Lake Beach's Realm of Terror Horror Experience, one of many suburban haunted houses opening this weekend for Halloween.

Suburban band The Academy Is... re-forms to play Riot Fest

Sep 09 2015 | 9:32 am - The Academy Is..., the suburban band that made it on the national scene before breaking up four years ago, will re-form this weekend to play its celebrated album “Almost Here” in its entirety at Riot Fest in Chicago.

Fans, celebs and comic book greats unite at Wizard World Comic Con

Aug 19 2015 | 9:54 am - Rosemont will be overrun by stormtroopers, Avengers, vampires, zombies, classic movie killers and one legendary Bandit. Wizard World Comic Con Chicago is back in town this weekend.

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