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  • Jimmy Page saved Zeppelin's legacy from digital decay Mar 1, 2015 5:45 AM
    Jimmy Page started the project because he couldn't believe how bad Led Zeppelin sounded. The legacy of the band he'd devoted much of his life to was being muddied by the way its classic studio albums sounded when reproduced on the ubiquitous MP3 players that are popular today.

  • Joliet native helps bring John Hughes film scenes to the stage in ‘For the Record’ Mar 1, 2015 12:01 PM
    The iconic ’80s film “The Breakfast Club” resonated with many teens, and Patrick Mulvey was one of them. So it’s a dream come true for Mulvey to be starring in scenes from the film — as well as other ’80s classics — on the stage, the actor says. From March 5 to 15, the Joliet native can be seen in “For the Record: Dear John Hughes,” at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.

  • Sunday picks: Climb aboard at High Wheeler train show Mar 1, 2015 6:00 AM
    Railroad enthusiasts can view 20 running model train layouts at the High Wheeler Train Show at Harper College in Palatine. North Central College students present “Shout! The Mod Musical,” showcasing tunes from the 1960s, in the college's Pfeiffer Hall in Naperville. Brazilian modern dance company Grupo Corpo shows off the heat and sensuality of its country quite literally this weekend with performances featuring brief nudity at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University.

  • Weekend picks: Donnie McClurkin headlines Genesee's Salute to Gospel Feb 28, 2015 6:00 AM
    Grammy Award-winner Donnie McClurkin and nominee Anita Wilson are the featured soloists for the College of Lake County 31st Annual Salute to Gospel at the Genesee Theatre. Comedian Whitney Cummings, a co-creator of sitcoms “2 Broke Girls” and “Whitney,” performs her standup routine at the Improv Comedy Showcase at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.

  • 115 jazz bands at 30th Jazz in the Meadows festival Feb 28, 2015 5:19 PM
    The 30th annual Jazz in the Meadows, the Midwest’s largest high school jazz festival, was held Saturday at Rolling Meadows High School. About 115 jazz bands and combos from 68 schools across the Midwest performed on multiple stages throughout the day.

  • Arlo Guthrie, Don Williams coming to Arcada Feb 27, 2015 5:15 AM
    Tickets are now on sale at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles for Don Williams, Arlo Guthrie and the Pink Floyd tribute band Echoes of Pompeii.

  • Alan Cumming, Lena Hall heading to Cafe Carlyle this spring Feb 27, 2015 1:05 PM
    Alan Cumming, Lena Hall and Megan Hilty heading to legendary Cafe Carlyle this spring

  • Theater events: Whitney comes to Chicago Improv Feb 27, 2015 5:00 AM
    Sideshow Theatre debuts its re-imagined version of "Antigone" this week while comedian Whitney Cummings headlines the Chicago Improv and Dr. Bill Miller plays Zanies.

  • Diane Lane sees ghosts in her return to NYC stage Feb 27, 2015 8:06 AM
    'I feel like I walk past the ghost of myself' _ Diane Lane returns to NYC stage after 40 years

  • Author appearances: Mary Doria Russell signs books in Gurnee Feb 27, 2015 10:10 AM
    Mary Doria Russell, author of "Epitaph," discusses her book at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at the Warren-Newport Public Library, 224 N. O'Plaine Road, Gurnee. Visit

  • Bryan Cranston becomes a producer of 'Finding Neverland' Feb 27, 2015 8:06 PM
    Bryan Cranston becomes a producer of Broadway's Peter Pan musical 'Finding Neverland'

  • Powerful Holocaust opera gets haunting Lyric debut Feb 27, 2015 5:45 AM
    Once suppressed by the Soviets, "The Passenger" emerges as a powerful 20th century opera masterwork that explores the Holocaust of World War II and its aftermath by contrasting the experiences of a perpetrator and prisoner at the Auschwitz concentration camp. The Lyric Opera of Chicago premiere of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's 1968 opera is a gripping and powerful experience.

  • Weekend picks: Trey Songz, Chris Brown share Allstate bill Feb 27, 2015 6:00 AM
    Hip hop stars Chris Brown and Trey Songz headline the “Between the Sheets Tour,” which also features Tyga tonight at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. Electronica jam rockers The Coop are teaming up with experimental funk rockers Ethereal Groove, Inc., for a show at Palatine's Durty Nellie's. All this and more in Friday's Time out!

  • 5 things to do this weekend in the suburbs Feb 27, 2015 2:32 PM
    Get inspired at a home expo in Arlington Heights. Take the kids to blow off some steam in St. Charles. Or mellow out with a jazz concert in Glen Ellyn. That's just some of the fun going on this weekend in the suburbs. Find the details here.

  • Music notes: Coop, EGi play Durty Nellie's Feb 26, 2015 1:34 PM
    Chicago-born electronica jam rockers The Coop are teaming up with improvisational and experimental funk rockers Ethereal Groove, Inc. for a 21-and-over show at Palatine's Durty Nellie's with openers Chachuba.

  • ‘42nd Street’ opens this weekend at Conant High School Feb 27, 2015 2:37 PM
    The bright lights of Depression-era Broadway are the backdrop for "42nd Street", the Conant High School musical that opens on Friday, Feb. 27.

  • Veterans put their artistic talents on display Feb 26, 2015 5:12 PM
    The varied talents of veterans from northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin were on display Thursday during the 7th annual Veterans Creative Arts Festival at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago.

  • Los Alquimistas to bring Pan-American sound to the Adler Center Mar 3, 2015 3:45 PM
    Chicago-based Los Alquimistas will play the Adler Center at 7 p.m. Friday, March 6, as part of the David Adler Music and Arts Center Concert Series.

  • Independent Players bring 1920s comedies to Elgin Feb 25, 2015 2:26 PM
    During the four weeks from Feb. 27 to March 22, Independent Players is presenting two vintage comedies from the 1920s — George Kaufman and Edna Ferber’s “The Royal Family” and A.A. Milne’s “Mr. Pim Passes By” — at the Elgin Art Showcase in Elgin.

  • McCartney to headline Firefly music festival in Delaware Feb 25, 2015 3:05 PM
    Paul McCartney confirmed as headliner for 2015 Firefly festival in Delaware

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