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  • Crosstown Pub and Grill opens second location in Batavia Mar 2, 2015 1:02 PM
    A new neighborhood pub with homemade food and hometown appeal is now open along the Randall Road corridor in Batavia. This is the second location for Crosstown Pub & Grill.

     
  • Pop channel bringing Daytime Emmys ceremony back to TV Mar 2, 2015 12:52 PM
    The Daytime Emmys ceremony is returning to television with a new home on the Pop channel. The National TV academy and Pop, formerly the TV Guide Network, made the announcement Monday. The ceremony will air live from a Warner Bros. studio soundstage.

     
  • Ralphie May, Billy Gardell coming to Genesee Theatre in Waukegan Mar 2, 2015 2:33 PM
    Pre-sale tickets will be available Tuesday for comedians Ralphie May and Billy Gardell who will be performing May 16 and June 5 respectively at the Genesee Theatre in Wauikegan.

     
  • Jenny McCarthy to appear at St. Charles’ Arcada Theatre Mar 2, 2015 2:19 PM
    St. Charles’ own Jenny McCarthy will appear at the Arcada Theatre June 13 in her “Dirty, Sexy, Funny Comedy Tour.” The 42-year-old actress and former co-host of ABC talk show “The View,” is making her first hometown appearance since her marriage to Donnie Wahlberg last summer. Arcada owner Ron Onesti said it’s “definitely not a family show. She is our hometown girl. It’s probably going to be a very interesting evening, and an important show for her, too. There’s been so much hype about her."

     
  • Salonga says she is in talks on taking role in "Allegiance" Mar 2, 2015 8:33 PM
    Salonga says she is in talks on taking starring role in Takei's "Allegiance" on Broadway

     
  • Grammy winner Craig Hella Johnson to guest conduct St. Charles Singers March 7-8 Mar 3, 2015 10:37 AM
    Grammy Award-winning choral director Craig Hella Johnson will guest conduct the St. Charles Singers in a concert program titled “Inspired” at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Wheaton; and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Charles. Johnson, who will make his St. Charles Singers conducting debut, is founder and artistic director of Conspirare, the Austin, Texas, based professional choral ensemble that earned the 2015 Grammy for Best Choral Performance.

     
  • Reddit’s new privacy policy bans sharing nude images without consent Mar 1, 2015 7:00 AM
    Reddit, the site that just last fall hosted a trove of stolen nude images of celebrities in its forums, banned “involuntary pornography” from its site on Tuesday in an update to its privacy policy, which goes into effect in early March.

     
  • Dress that ‘greatly resembles’ stolen Nyong’o gown recovered Mar 1, 2015 6:00 AM
    A white dress that strongly resembles the custom gown taken from Lupita Nyong’o’s hotel room earlier this week turned up Friday under a bathroom sink in the same hotel, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s official said. The dress found at a West Hollywood hotel “greatly resembles” the pearl-adorned Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress the actress wore to Sunday’s Academy Awards, sheriff’s spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said.

     
  • 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.

     
  • New Wizard World Fan Fest draws TV stars, comics artists to Rosemont next weekend Mar 1, 2015 5:30 AM
    If you're the kind of person who gets misty-eyed with nostalgia when you hear sitcom titles like “Growing Pains,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and “Married With Children,” then you won't want to miss Wizard World Fan Fest next weekend in Rosemont.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take charity polar plunge in Chicago Mar 1, 2015 10:59 PM
    Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take icy plunge into Chicago's Lake Michigan for Special Olympics

     
  • 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.

     
  • Inside Tumblr's teen suicide epidemic Mar 1, 2015 12:19 PM
    In the past two months, at least three transgender teenagers have committed or attempted suicide after scheduling suicide notes on the blog platform Tumblr. Public health experts fear that the spread of the notes -- and their attendant memes, photo collages, and highly idealized portraits -- could actually present a very warped, romanticized narrative on suicide to the exact group of kids who need to hear the opposite.

     
  • Will Smith's 'Focus' tops box office with $19.1 million Mar 2, 2015 6:42 AM
    Will Smith's con-man caper "Focus" disrobed "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star.

     
  • Love a man in uniform? Online dating scammers hope so Feb 28, 2015 7:32 AM
    Despite being happily married for 13 years, Ray Chandler is one of the world’s most eligible bachelors. Single women can find him on the dating site DateMeMateMe.com, where he confesses to being “Very new to this dating thing and am looking to see where this takes me.” He is on Google+, LinkedIn and Facebook. Literally hundreds of dating profiles and social media accounts are illustrated with photographs of the same handsome salt-and-pepper-haired military man.

     
  • Redmayne lends voice to ‘Thomas & Friends’ Feb 28, 2015 6:00 AM
    The No. 1 blue engine is getting a new friend in Eddie Redmayne. Fresh off an Oscar win for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” the British actor will be heard in the next installment in the “Thomas & Friends” series, “Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure.”

     
  • Fox’s ‘Empire’ making unprecedented rise in ratings Feb 28, 2015 5:30 AM
    For an unbelievable seventh week in a row, Fox's "Empire" — a prime-time soap about a family dynasty divided by the fight to control a hip-hop empire — surged in the ratings. Just to give context, this never happens. Like, actually never.

     
  • Midwest travel: Art abounds at Radisson Blu Aqua Feb 28, 2015 5:00 AM
    One of the big trends in hotel amenities over the last few years has been on-site art and art galleries that often exhibit local and well-known artists. Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago kicks it up more than a notch with its first hotel art tour mobile app: The Art of Blu. Guests can experience the hotel’s excellent art gallery space with a curated, self-guided tour — something previously offered only by museums.

     
  • Tea Leoni takes control as ‘Madame Secretary’ Feb 28, 2015 6:30 AM
    So inspired Tea Leoni's portrayal as a shrewd Secretary of State in CBS' "Madame Secretary"? Actually, the star says, it was her attorney dad, who urged his daughter to follow her heart. "‘Don’t do something because you’re good at it," he advised. "Do it because you’re passionate about it, and you’ll GET good at it.”

     
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