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  • 'La Cage' kicks off Marriott's 40th season Jan 26, 2015 5:45 AM
    For Joe Leonardo, directing “La Cage aux Folles” at The Marriott Theatre was like catching up with an old friend. They were close once — Leonardo directed the same production at the same theatre in 1994. This past fall, he was approached to direct the show again and, despite new challenges, he was surprised at how quickly and naturally things fell into place.

  • Buffalo Grove Orchesis to hold annual dance clinic for area youth Jan 26, 2015 8:51 AM
    Buffalo Grove High School invites all fourth- through eighth-grade boys and girls to its 6th Annual Orchesis Dance Clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14.

  • Celebrating 50 years of floating in space at Air and Space Museum Jan 26, 2015 6:01 AM
    Spacewalking. Since the mid-1960s, astronauts have been popping the hatch and climbing outside, usually tethered to life support. “Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-Vehicular Activity” at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., celebrates the half-century anniversary with a display of spacesuits, moondust-darkened boots, gloves and tethers, among other early equipment.

  • A murder at the edge of the world takes 'Fortitude' to crack Jan 26, 2015 1:06 PM
    A murder at the edge of the world takes 'Fortitude' to crack in gripping miniseries on Pivot

  • Legislator wants to remove cap on TV production incentives Jan 26, 2015 11:06 AM
    New Mexico legislator wants to remove state's cap on incentive for television productions

  • Book tells of gang-related homicides in black neighborhoods Jan 26, 2015 12:05 PM
    A detective's search for justice for victims of gang-related homicide in black ghettos of LA

  • Matthew Reilly writes action-packed 'Great Zoo of China' Jan 26, 2015 12:05 PM
    Book Review: Action is overwhelming in Matthew Reilly's 'The Great Zoo of China'

  • Kirk Players wins The American Association of Community Theatre Special Recognition Award Jan 26, 2015 12:19 PM
    The local theater troupe Kirk Players recently received The American Association of Community Theatre Special Recognition Award, given in recognition of the group’s unique mission to provide community service through live theatre and the arts.

  • Kirk Players hosts treasure hunt as its first fundraiser Jan 26, 2015 12:19 PM
    Kirk Players hosts its first fundraiser, “The Golden Quest-A Kirk Player Treasure Hunt,” on Saturday, April 18.

  • Auto dealers give $2.5 million Valentine to local charities Jan 26, 2015 11:01 AM
    Looking for something different to do on the eve of Valentine’s Day? You and your date could get a first look at the Chicago Auto Show in an opulent event preceding the public opening that features more than 1,000 vehicles, music, hors d’oeuvres and beverages, all while raising millions for 18 local charities.

  • Meghan Trainor, Harry Styles write a duet about heartbreak Jan 26, 2015 1:31 PM
    Meghan Trainor and Harry Styles have put their heartbreak into a duet. The American singer known for the megahit "All About That Bass" and the One Direction star got together to write a song called "Someday Maybe." Trainor, 21, told the Associated Press she was impressed with Styles' ability to tap into his emotions, but it's not certain that we'll ever hear the two perform the duet together.

  • Seth Grahame-Smith defines multihyphenate with busy career Jan 26, 2015 5:45 AM
    Seth Grahame-Smith’s life could be described as a mash-up. He’s the author of the best-seller “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” and the follow-up, “The Last American Vampire.” He's also busy with a number of other projects, including his directorial debut on the film “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” writing and co-producing the sequel to “Beetlejuice,” writing two “Lego” movies and writing a pilot for CBS. He’s also on the writing team for this year’s Academy Awards.

  • ‘Resident Evil’: Still suffering beautifully after all these years Jan 26, 2015 1:55 PM
    “Resident Evil” is a high-definition remaster of a 2002 remake of the original 1996 PlayStation game about a secret police group who end up marooned in a hillside mansion overrun with zombies. The 2002 remake was a high point in video game history. Thirteen years later, its layers of delicately intertwined systems are as powerful as ever. Yet the persistence of its power is evidence of a lost future, a style of design, emotional manipulation, and technological trickery that’s been mostly abandoned.

  • See ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ at St. Viator Jan 26, 2015 1:56 PM
    The Biblical saga of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” comes to life this weekend at St. Viator High School, with nearly 200 students, or 20 percent of the student body, involved in the performances. From the 80 cast members each night to the 15-piece orchestra and nearly 25 tech crew members working behind the scenes, the show bursts with youthful energy and color.

  • Company suing Anita Baker for work at suburban Detroit home Jan 26, 2015 2:03 PM
    Company files suit against Anita Baker; alleges nonpayment for work at suburban Detroit home

  • Graphic novelist will visit Arlington Hts. library Jan 25, 2015 3:54 PM
    An award-winning graphic novelist will be at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library this week to sign copies of his book and answer questions from readers. Gene Luen Yang, National Book Award nominee and Printz Award winner, will hold a talk and book signing at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the marketplace at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Avenue.

  • See ‘The Four Loves’ in Grayslake Jan 25, 2015 4:17 PM
    "The Four Loaves" will be performed at Byron Colby Barn in Grayslake on Sunday, Feb. 8.

  • 'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office Jan 25, 2015 3:05 PM
    'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office over 'Boy Next Door,' 'Mortdecai'

  • Sundance First Look: 'When Harry Met Sally' with a twist Jan 25, 2015 3:03 PM
    Sundance First Look: Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie are Harry and Sally with a twist

  • Miss Universe reflects as her reign winds down Jan 25, 2015 6:49 AM
    When Gabriela Isler wakes up on Jan. 25, it will mark the 441st and final time that she will begin a day while wearing the title of Miss Universe. Then, as she put it, she becomes “just Gabby” again. Isler’s reign is in its final days, with the next woman to wear the crown to be selected Jan. 25 in Miami. The classic tiara soon will be gently placed atop someone else, and after touring the world almost nonstop, Isler is ready to see what the next chapter brings.

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