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  • Bob Dylan says he would be a teacher if not a musician Jan 22, 2015 10:44 AM
    Bob Dylan tells AARP magazine: 'If I had to do it all over again, I'd be a schoolteacher.'

  • Zany romp through 'Into The Woods' has bewitching singing Jan 22, 2015 10:06 PM
    Zany romp by Fiasco Theater through 'Into the Woods' has bewitching singing

  • ‘Nashville’ stars to appear at Arcada in St. Charles Jan 22, 2015 3:23 PM
    Two stars from the ABC drama “Nashville” will perform and share stories from the show during a March 28 appearance at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. Appearing together are Charles Esten, who plays Deacon Claybourne, and Clare Bowen, who stars as his singer-songwriter niece Scarlett O’Connor.

  • Metropolis' 'Private Lives' a look at deliciously dysfunctional romance Jan 22, 2015 12:20 PM
    The relationship between Amanda and Elyot, the endlessly sparring ex-spouses in Noel Coward's “Private Lives,” stands as a textbook example of marital dysfunction. Or maybe it doesn't. What they have works, at least it does among the urbane Brits who populated Coward's plays, including 1930's character-driven marital farce “Private Lives,” now in a solidly entertaining revival at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.

  • Review: Open e-book format comes with headaches Jan 21, 2015 5:06 AM
    Review: EPub e-book format promises freedom, openness, but gets frustrating to use

  • James Taylor, Paul Simon perform at benefit for jazz great Jan 21, 2015 12:06 PM
    James Taylor, Paul Simon perform at cancer benefit for late jazz saxophonist Michael Brecker

  • Jason Alexander revisits his musical-theater roots Jan 21, 2015 6:01 AM
    We’ll always know him as George Costanza, the slow-boiling sidekick on “Seinfeld.” But before he stepped foot in Jerry’s apartment, Jason Alexander already had a successful career on Broadway — in Stephen Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along,” Kander & Ebb’s “The Rink,” Neil Simon’s “Broadway Bound” and “Jerome Robbins’ Broadway." The Washington Post talked to Alexander, 55, about his musical-theater past, life after George and his hopes for returning to television.

  • New Kids on the Block: New boy bands can learn from us Jan 21, 2015 9:06 PM
    New Kids on the Block say newer boy bands can learn from them, announce tour with TLC, Nelly

  • Smithsonian offers close look at Spirit of St. Louis plane Jan 21, 2015 6:01 AM
    Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, one of the most treasured aircraft at the National Air and Space Museum, was recently lowered to the floor for its first conservation treatment in 22 years. Now visitors are getting an up-close look at the historic plane and can better imagine what it must have been like to fly.

  • ‘Annie’ coming to Prairie Center in Schaumburg next two weekends Jan 22, 2015 8:08 AM
    The theatrical production os the musical “Annie” is being brought to life the next two weekends at the Prairie Center for the Arts by Schaumburg On Stage, the Northwest suburbs theater company for young actors.

  • Pharrell, Sam Smith, John Legend to perform at Grammys Jan 21, 2015 6:06 PM
    Pharrell, Sam Smith to sing at Grammys; John Legend, Common to perform song from 'Selma'

  • Budget-friendly fun: Woodstock era returns at Wauconda's Docks Jan 20, 2015 7:02 AM
    The Mustangs take listeners back to the famed Woodstock music festival of 1969 in a concert at Docks Bar & Grill in Wauconda Friday. Discover the South Indian dance form Bharata Natyam in the "Timeless Tales" dance concert by the Natya Dance Theatre Indian dance company Sunday.

  • Poetry workshop in Palatine Feb. 14 Jan 20, 2015 4:42 PM
    The Northwest Cultural Council will hold its Second Saturday Poetry Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court, Palatine. Poet Deborah Nodler Rosen will lead the discussion of the event’s topic, “Where Do You Find Your Poems?”

  • Local author to discuss Orson Welles at Barrington library Jan 20, 2015 5:40 PM
    Local author Todd Tarbox will be speaking at the Barrington Area Library Wednesday night about his book detailing the relationship between legendary filmmaker Orsen Welles and Tarbox’s maternal grandfather, Roger Hill. Hill was the headmaster of the Todd School for Boys, a private boarding school in Woodstock, at the same time that Welles attended school there.

  • 'Fear the Darkness' is a solid story Jan 20, 2015 12:35 PM
    Becky Masterman's superior series explores how former FBI agent Brigid Quinn, who spent her life chasing criminals and avoiding emotional entanglements, is dealing with a "normal" life since her retirement. In her second novel, "Fear the Darkness," Masterman delves deeper into Quinn's psyche as she learns how to be a wife, a friend and even a guardian.

  • Andrew Jackson home pushes 7th president’s rock star image Jan 20, 2015 5:00 AM
    "Andrew Jackson: President. Hero. Rockstar." So reads a billboard welcoming arrivals at Nashville International Airport. Jackson is often remembered for his infamous campaign of Indian removal. But a new exhibit at Jackson’s historic home, The Hermitage, asks visitors to view the seventh president more like the Kanye West of his day.

  • Book review: 'Russian Tattoo' is worthwhile read Jan 20, 2015 1:26 PM
    In Elena Gorokhova's second book, "Russian Tattoo," she picks up where she left off with her first book by providing readers with a fascinating glimpse into what it meant to fit into American society after growing up behind the Iron Curtain. She's disoriented, confused and utterly overwhelmed by seemingly ordinary and simple choices - shoes, food, salad dressing - after growing up in a land with few options.

  • Weekend picks: Husky Heroes show off at Morton Arboretum Jan 22, 2015 4:44 PM
    See Siberian husky sled-pulling and speed demonstrations and find out about dog adoptions when the Husky Heroes return this weekend to the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. Comedian Jimmy Shubert performs a special fund-raiser for a fellow comedian's sick at Zanies in Rosemont. And The Mustangs take listeners back in time with Woodstock-era hits at Dock's Bar & Grill in Wauconda.

  • Review: Sports guy Greenberg hits home run with latest novel Jan 22, 2015 6:18 AM
    'Mike & Mike' co-host Mike Greenberg's latest novel proves he's more than a sports talker. Greenberg's latest, "My Father's Wives," chronicles two weeks in the life of the narrator, Wall Street banker Jonathan Sweetwater, whose life is turned upside down when he is faced with the possibility that his marriage is not what he believed it to be.

  • New Kids, Eric Church, Motley Crue to play Allstate Jan 20, 2015 6:26 PM
    Three new shows heading for Rosemont’s Allstate Arena cover a wide musical terrain — from country (Eric Church) to a former boy band (New Kids on the Block) to heavy metal (Motley Crue).

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