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  • Theater events: Writers Theatre extends ‘Diary of Anne Frank’ Mar 27, 2015 6:00 AM
    Writers Theatre has extended its production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” through Aug. 2 at Books on Vernon in Glencoe. Plus, "Louis and Keely" opens at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago. Oracle Productions remounts its adaptation of Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle" and Goodman Theatre premieres "The Upstairs Concierge" this week in Chicago-area theater.

  • Civil War re-enactors make early visit to Lombard Mar 27, 2015 5:52 PM
    Step into the backyard of the Victorian Cottage in downtown Lombard next Wednesday and you’ll feel like you’re stepping back in time. Members of Stanford's Battery, a local Civil War re-enactor group, will be camped out from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at the house, located at 23 W. Maple St. Their visit is part of a new sneak preview for the Lombard Historical Society’s annual Civil War Re-enactment, which is scheduled from July 24-26 in Four Seasons Park.

  • ‘Restaurant: Impossible’ chef Robert Irvine brings stage show to Naperville Mar 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    “Robert Irvine Live,” a stage show featuring the Food Network celebrity chef, is anything but predictable. The show is coming Friday, March 27, to North Central College in Naperville, and Irvine says fans looking for a traditional cooking show should just stay home. So what is the show, exactly? The Daily Herald spoke with Irvine to get a taste of what the 49-year-old has cooking.

  • Put me in: Craig T. Nelson returning as Coach Fox in sequel Mar 27, 2015 7:14 AM
    Craig T. Nelson is getting back in the coaching game for NBC. The network said that it has ordered 13 episodes of a sequel to the 1989-97 ABC sitcom “Coach” that starred Nelson as Hayden Fox, head coach of a college football team.

  • 5 things to do in the suburbs this weekend Mar 27, 2015 3:12 PM
    Whether you’re looking for grownup laughs or a way to entertain the kids on spring break, there are a number of things to do in the suburbs this weekend.

  • Night life events: New Teddy B’s sports daily specials Mar 27, 2015 7:25 AM
    Teddy B’s Brews Bites Beats recently opened in Roselle featuring an eclectic food menu, lots of beer and regular live music. Plus, Elgin Public House serves up daily specials and Niche's late-night specials pair Goose Island beers with complementary appetizers.

  • PM&L Theatre looks to expand its space and offerings in downtown Antioch Mar 27, 2015 6:33 PM
    The not-for-profit PM&L Theatre in downtown Antioch is in the midst of a campaign to expand its space and offerings. shows. "It's going to put more life on Main Street," said Lorrie Ferguson, vice president of marketing.

  • Manners matter: 3 apps to help your kids Mar 27, 2015 6:00 AM
    There’s more to being polite than just saying, “please” and “thank you.” Here are three apps that will teach your child about good manners.

  • Weekend picks: Los Lonely Boys rock Skokie, Schaumburg Mar 27, 2015 5:30 AM
    You can catch Los Lonely Boys, the rock power trio from San Angelo, Texas, in concert this weekend at two locations: The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, and the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg. “Saved by the Bell” TV star Dustin Diamond shows off his standup comedy skills at the Comedy Shrine in Aurora. And country superstar Loretta Lynn brings a lifetime of songs and stories to the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. All this and more in Friday's Time out! entertainment section.

  • Jason Alexander to replace Larry David in 'Fish in the Dark' Mar 26, 2015 4:32 PM
    'Seinfeld' star Jason Alexander to replace Larry David in Broadway play 'Fish in the Dark'

  • Suzanne Somers brings musical nightclub act to Las Vegas Mar 26, 2015 2:59 PM
    Suzanne Somers returns to Las Vegas with musical nightclub act starting in May

  • Vice to start daily newscast on HBO Mar 26, 2015 2:48 PM
    HBO and Vice Media expand relationship, start daily newscast

  • Swedish American Children’s Choir seeks singers Mar 26, 2015 4:11 PM
    The Swedish American Children’s Choir is seeking new singers for the spring/summer season. Children, age 4 to 17, are welcome to join the Midwest’s largest choir of its kind for children.

  • Watch kids try out instruments during Grayslake program Mar 26, 2015 5:08 PM
    Little fingers were strumming, banging and plucking Thursday at the Grayslake Public Library. Children’s music instructor Sue Nierman of Mundelein brought her Instrument Zoo program to the library, where kids ages 3 through 5 got a chance to play with just about any instrument they could imagine. They were able to explore guitars, accordions, drums, bells, violins, saxophones, and more.

  • Read 'Birdology' and you won't mind being a bird brain Mar 26, 2015 6:00 AM
    Somebody called you a birdbrain last week. You're way smarter than a bird and your brain's much bigger, but what are you gonna do? You're going to read “Birdology” by Monica Russo, photographs by Kevin Byron, and next time someone says you're a birdbrain, you're going to say “Thank you!”

  • Which way will One Direction go after Malik’s departure? Mar 26, 2015 7:02 AM
    David Lee Roth and Van Halen. Noel Gallagher and Oasis. And now Zayn Malik and One Direction. Malik said Wednesday he is leaving the chart-topping British boy band “to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight.” His name immediately became a top trending topic online — #AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik — as the band announced it would continue its world tour, “On the Road Again,” without Malik. Plans also remained in place for the now-foursome to record an album later this year.

  • Budget-friendly fun: Eggs, ice cream galore at Capannari’s massive Easter Egg Hunt Mar 26, 2015 2:34 PM
    Kids, get your baskets ready: More than 5,000 eggs will be hidden in Mount Prospect’s Moehling Park for Capannari Ice Cream’s 13th annual Easter Egg Hunt Sunday, March 29. Meet the Easter Bunny, too. Other inexpensive events happening this weekend include the 21st annual World’s Fair Memorabilia Show in Elk Grove Village and the International Quilt Festival in Rosemont.

  • With 'Downton Abbey's coming demise, here are 5 past deaths Mar 26, 2015 3:15 PM
    While announcing on Thursday that next season's "Downton Abbey" will be its last, executive producer Gareth Neame declined to say who among the Crawley clan and staff will survive until the series' final fade-out.

  • How Jeremy Clarkson lost his job as ‘Top Gear’ host Mar 26, 2015 6:59 AM
    Jeremy Clarkson, hugely famous in the United Kingdom for his job as a presenter on the BBC’s “Top Gear,” is now a former presenter on the BBC’s “Top Gear.” The BBC sacked him Wednesday after wrapping up its investigation into “an unprovoked physical and verbal attack” by Clarkson on a member of the car show’s production staff. Clarkson and “Top Gear” are familiar enough to many Americans; but across the pond, the anticipated announcement of Clarkson’s fate was live-blog material.

  • Daughtry taking center stage at Naperville's Last Fling Mar 26, 2015 2:46 PM
    The Grammy Award-winning Daughtry will be the headline performer Sept. 5 during the Naperville Jaycees' Last Fling celebration in downtown Naperville. The concert will start at 4 p.m. at the foot of Rotary Hill, 440 Aurora Ave., along the downtown Riverwalk. General admission tickets are $25 through July 10.

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