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  • Weekend picks: The shadow knows if spring is coming Jan 27, 2015 2:43 PM
    He's no Punxsutawney Phil, but our own groundhog will be the celebrity guest of the Groundhog Days activities in Woodstock, including a chili cook-off, a charity dinner, bowling events, trivia contests, film screenings and a whole lot more.

     
  • Opera star Deborah Voigt writes of turbulent life Jan 27, 2015 5:01 PM
    Soprano Deborah Voigt keeps a picture of herself performing alongside tenor Placido Domingo at the Metropolitan Opera — both as a treasured memory of a great triumph and as a stark reminder of her emotional troubles.

     
  • Sunday picks: Feel the beat at 'Stomp' Jan 25, 2015 6:00 AM
    The internationally acclaimed percussion revue “Stomp” returns with new routines and out-there objects to make drummed-out music at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago. Vladimir Kulenovic conducts the Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra in "Hopes, Confessions, Testaments” featuring the music of Mozart, Schumann, Ives and Rachmaninoff at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake. And get some great new ideas for renovations around your home at the Home and Garden Expo at the Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace.

     
  • Weekend picks: Local comedians share standup bill Jan 24, 2015 6:00 AM
    Chicago-area comedians Denise Ramsden and Nate Weatherup share a standup bill at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. See the classic 1939 Frank Capra film “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur, at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago. And get some great new ideas for renovations around your home at the Home and Garden Expo at the Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace.

     
  • Weekend picks: Country's Dan + Shay come to Genesee Jan 23, 2015 6:00 AM
    Dan + Shay, semifinalists for ACM New Artist Of The Year, perform their hit song “19 You + Me” and others tonight at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. The Mustangs take listeners back in time with Woodstock-era hits at Dock's Bar & Grill in Wauconda. Aurora University faculty perform chamber and solo music from a variety of French composers in the “La France” concert in the Crimi Auditorium at Aurora University in Aurora. And Chicago-area comedians Denise Ramsden and Nate Weatherup share a standup bill at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Sam Smith tops hot Chicago tickets this weekend Jan 20, 2015 11:36 AM
    Got your Sam Smith tickets? The golden-voiced Brit behind "Stay With Me" could win big at next month's Grammys, so don't miss the chance to see him Friday at the UIC Pavilion. He's not the easiest ticket in Chicago this weekend, but he's clearly the biggest.

     
  • Sunday picks: Frozemont welcomes all skaters Dec 21, 2014 7:00 AM
    Step onto the ice at the NHL-sized outdoor Frozemont ice rink at MB Financial Park at Rosemont. Skating is free! The Von Heidecke's Chicago Festival Ballet teams up again with the New Philharmonic Orchestra for performances of the Tchaikovsky seasonal classic “The Nutcracker” at the McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn.

     
  • Freud’s goal: Keep Chicago’s Lyric Opera relevant Dec 20, 2014 6:30 AM
    Keeping Chicago's Lyric Opera relevant is much on general director Anthony Freud’s mind these days. And his proudest initiative is Lyric Unlimited, an outreach to cultural and community groups that previously had little or no exposure to opera. Plus, he brought to Chicago a mariachi opera, “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna” (“To Cross the Face of the Moon”). And he has many other planned performances in the works, too.

     
  • Weekend picks: Revisionist 'Christmas Carol' Dec 20, 2014 8:59 AM
    The Organic Theater Company offers a different take on Charles Dickens' holiday classic by presenting Tom Mula's “Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol” at North Central College's Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall in Naperville. Step onto the ice at the NHL-sized outdoor Frozemont ice rink at MB Financial Park at Rosemont. Cirque Dreams gets into the spirit of the season with its winter season “Holidaze” for a limited run at the Chicago Theatre.

     
  • Weekend picks: Let Cirque lead you into a ‘Holidaze’ Dec 16, 2014 7:30 AM
    Cirque Dreams gets into the spirit of the season with its wintry "Holidaze" at the Chicago Theatre. Demi Lovato, Calvin Harris, Fall Out Boy and more will fill the Allstate Arena with music for the 103.5 KISS-FM Jingle Ball Thursday. And the Organic Theater Company offers a different take on Dickens' classic with "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol" at NCC.

     
  • Sunday picks: Gabriel Iglesias promotes 'Unity Through Laughter' Dec 14, 2014 6:00 AM
    Comedian Gabriel Iglesias heads to the Rosemont Theatre for his “Unity Through Laughter World Tour.” Cantigny Park hosts its 13th Annual Lego Train Show, featuring Lego creations by members of the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club. And catch the last night of comedian Rob Schneider's standup at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

     
  • Weekend picks: Rosemont hosts Italian singer Andrea Bocelli Dec 13, 2014 6:00 AM
    Italian singer Andrea Bocelli returns to Rosemont for a concert tour accompanied by the Bella Musica Orchestra Saturday at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. Cantigny Park hosts its 13th Annual Lego Train Show, featuring Lego creations by members of the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club. And catch comedian Rob Schneider's standup at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

     
  • Weekend picks: Rob Schneider brings comedy to Schaumburg Dec 12, 2014 3:03 AM
    Catch comedian Rob Schneider returning to standup this weekend at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg. If you missed the Chicago run of “I Love Lucy Live On Stage” during the 2012-13 season, then catch the one-week return of the national touring show that re-enacts a studio taping day with Desilu Productions at the Bank of America Theatre. Comedian Gabriel Iglesias hits hte Rosemont Theatre with his "Unity Through Laughter" tour. And Redmoon Theater presents its annual spectacle-filled Winter Pageant, starting this weekend.

     
  • Weekend picks: Lucy, Desi return for one week only Dec 12, 2014 3:03 AM
    If you missed the Chicago run of “I Love Lucy Live On Stage” during the 2012-13 season, then catch the one-week return of the national touring show that re-enacts a studio taping day with Desilu Productions at the Bank of America Theatre. Comedian Gabriel Iglesias hits hte Rosemont Theatre with his "Unity Through Laughter" tour. And Redmoon Theater presents its annual spectacle-filled Winter Pageant, starting this weekend.

     
  • A first timer's experience at Bayreuth, Glyndebourne opera festivals Nov 16, 2014 6:30 AM
    A first-timer compares two of the most exclusive opera festivals in Europe: the Bayreuth Festival in Germany dedicated exclusively to the works of Wagner and the more diverse Glyndebourne Festival in the United Kingdom, which almost always features at least one Mozart opera on the bill.

     
  • Sunday picks: Day of the Dead art in Waukegan Nov 2, 2014 6:00 AM
    Contemplate the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday by viewing the art exhibit “Dia de los Muertos: A Living Documentation” at the Waukegan Public Library. Relive the glorious musical sound of 1940s big band music when The Glenn Miller Orchestra & The Buddy Rich Band performs at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. If you can't get enough of reality TV dancing competitions, then don't miss the national tour of “Dancing Pros Live,” where you get to vote on which couple wins.

     
  • Weekend picks: Jane Lynch hosts Lyric anniversary Nov 1, 2014 6:00 AM
    Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch (“Glee”) hosts the Lyric Opera of Chicago 60th Anniversary Celebration, which also features Sir Andrew Davis, jazz artist Ramsey Lewis, members of The Second City and local opera stars. Comedian Eddie Brill brings his standup comedy to Zanies at Pheasant Run this weekend.

     
  • Weekend picks: Do the 'Time Warp' again in Algonquin Oct 31, 2014 5:00 AM
    Get your props and costumes ready for a screening of the 1975 comic horror film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" Friday at the Algonquin Area Public Library. Local rockers AM Taxi will be playing as the Kinks the 18th annual Halloween Bash at the Double Door in Chicago. And comedian Eddie Brill brings his standup comedy to Zanies at Pheasant Run this weekend.

     
  • Weekend picks: Drew Michael returns to town Oct 29, 2014 11:22 AM
    Comedian Drew Michael honed his comedy craft in Chicago; catch his return to town for a run of standup performances at Zanies at MB Financial Park in Rosemont. Get dressed up and bring props for the Halloween screening of the classic 1975 comic horror film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Algonquin Area Public Library Friday. If you can't get enough of reality TV dancing competitions, then don't miss the national tour of “Dancing Pros Live,” at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago.

     
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