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  • Get tickets for U.S. debut of Iraqi youth orchestra with EYSO Jul 29, 2014 1:01 AM
    The internationally acclaimed National Youth Orchestra of Iraq caps three weeks of intensive study in the U.S. with two collaborative concerts with Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra in August.

  • 7th annual Fox Lake Venetian Night set for Saturday Jul 29, 2014 12:46 PM
    Venitian Night on the Chain O' Lakes will take place Saturday, Aug, 2, on Pistakee Lake. The block party will take place on West Grand Avenue.

  • Veterans in Lovell’s Expressive Arts program receive supplies Jul 29, 2014 12:46 PM
    The Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago this month received more than $2,000 worth of oil paint, easels, brushes and canvasses for its Expressive Arts meeting room that will be put to use helping veteran patients.

  • Gaga on Bennett duet CD: Jazz comes easier vs. pop Jul 29, 2014 7:20 AM
    Lady Gaga is a bonafide pop star, but the singer says recording jazz music was easier than pop. Gaga has spent two years recording an album of jazz standards with Tony Bennett called “Cheek to Cheek,” to be released this fall. “You know, it’s funny, but jazz comes a little more comfortable for me than pop music, than R&B music,” Gaga said in an interview Monday.

  • ‘Crazy Eyes’ actress Uzo Aduba is crazy about fans Jul 29, 2014 5:30 AM
    “Orange is the New Black” actress Uzo Aduba is flooded with marriage proposals these days. “People on the street, people on Twitter ask, ‘Can I be your prison wife?’ I’m like you know, ‘Name the day and the time,’” Aduba joked. Aduba plays Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the Netflix Inc. original series about a women’s prison. She’s nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series along with her “Orange” co-stars Laverne Cox and Natasha Lyonne.

  • Muscle, menace from Drenge on debut album Jul 29, 2014 5:45 AM
    British rock duo Drenge’s self-titled debut is pretty much perfect. That’s not a word critics of any kind should throw around lightly, and it’s not done so here. Young twentysomething brothers Eoin and Rory Loveless distill almost everything that’s been great about rock ’n’ roll over the last 25 years into 12 diamond-cut songs on their U.S. debut.

  • Conductor celebrates 35 years with Wheaton Municipal Band Jul 29, 2014 5:30 AM
    When Bruce Moss first took the baton as director of the Wheaton Municipal Band, there were more than a few skeptics. This week, Moss will celebrate his 35th anniversary with the band and those skeptics are long, long gone.

  • ‘Guardians’ blasts Marvel in a different direction Jul 29, 2014 2:45 PM
    Despite its flawless superhero pedigree, there’s always been apprehension about “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Since the president of Marvel Studios first teased the possibility of making a movie based on the comic book about a team of intergalactic do-gooders, the proposition has been called risky — by critics, by fans and by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige himself. That never mattered to writer-director James Gunn, the horror maven best known for 2006’s “Slither.”

  • Words On Birds Book Signing At Volo Bog Jul 29, 2014 3:31 PM
    Father/daughter team share their children's book, WORDS ON BIRDS, at Volo Bog on Sunday.

  • Annual festival runs Thursday to Sunday Jul 29, 2014 3:46 PM
    Hampshire Coon Creek Country Days opens its four-day run at 6 p.m. Thursday. General admission to the festival is free, but funds raised throughout the weekend will go toward local charities and organizations, including the Burlington-Hampshire Food Pantry.

  • Arlington Hts. man moved by Andrews Sisters musical at Pheasant Run Jul 29, 2014 2:29 PM
    When Alice K. Sylvester of Arlington Heights was looking for a show to attend with her 89-year-old father, Robert Sylvester, she booked tickets to “Sisters of Swing,” hoping that that the musical at Pheasant Run in St. Charles celebrating the lives and music of the famed Andrews Sisters would bring him some much-needed cheer. “After sitting in the front row and enjoying the performance, my father asked me to get tickets for other members of my family. He wanted everyone to see it with him!”

  • First Fridays returns to downtown Aurora on Aug. 1 Jul 29, 2014 2:46 PM
    After taking a month off for Aurora’s July 4 fireworks celebration, First Fridays in downtown Aurora is back to “wow” with art, music, dancing, and more. On Aug. 1, First Fridays returns with nine venues throughout downtown Aurora. The events are free and art is for sale.

  • Elmhurst's Zenwich achieves culinary yin and yang Jul 29, 2014 2:21 PM
    Can a sandwich change your life? If it's from Zenwich in Elmhurst, then critic Deborah Pankey thinks it can. She says the Asian-leaning hoagies she enjoyed during a recent lunchtime visit altered her sandwich reality. And the owners' commitment to bold flavor and high quality shines through with every bite.

  • ‘The Home Place’ a strong debut for Carrie La Seur Jul 29, 2014 6:00 AM
    Carrie La Seur’s finely crafted debut chronicles a woman’s complicated relationship with her hometown of Billings, Montana, her relatives who stayed behind and her ancestral history. La Seur’s graceful prose in “The Home Place” complements her incisive character studies of a family that has managed to keep most of its problems behind closed doors. Alma Terrebonne left Billings and the family’s “home place” more than 15 years ago to attend college on a full scholarship, shortly after her parents were killed in a car accident that maimed her younger sister, Vicky. Alma returns home when Vicky is found frozen to death.

  • Music Notes: Luicidal brings old-school punk to Lombard Jul 29, 2014 6:15 AM
    Luicidal, a new band anchored by two members of the classic 1980s punk band Suicidal Tendencies, will play songs from ST's first three albums during a show next week at Brauerhouse in Lombard. And pop star/drum whiz Sheila E. returns to Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago on Tuesday.

  • Nudity is hot right now in reality TV Jul 29, 2014 5:45 AM
    The “Dating Naked” series is the latest example of reality television’s newest trend. Nudity is hot, no longer confined to late-night premium cable. Leading the way is Discovery’s “Naked and Afraid,” where a man and woman who don’t know each other fend for themselves in the wilderness for three weeks without a stitch between them. That program’s success since its June 2013 premiere begat VH1’s “Dating Naked” and TLC’s real estate show, “Buying Naked,” with more in the planning stages.

  • 8th annual Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair comes to Grayslake Jul 29, 2014 1:06 PM
    Explore fiber arts at the eighth annual Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair Aug. 1-3 in the Expo Center at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake.

  • Weekend picks: Finesse Williams brings three days of standup Jul 29, 2014 4:15 PM
    Comedian Finesse Mitchell, a veteran of the 2013 Shaq All-Star Comedy Jam tour, continues his run of standup shows this weekend at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg. Tots get a chance to sit in the driver's seat of some heavy machinery at the Big Trucks Event in Barrington Saturday. And Downtown Libertyville's MainSweet Dessert Walk coincides with the David Adler Festival of the Arts Saturday. All this and more in Chicago and the suburbs.

  • Loggins rocks Elk Grove Village tonight Jul 29, 2014 4:09 PM
    Kenny Loggins comes to Elk Grove Village tonight as part of the sixth annual Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. on the Village Green, 901 Wellington Ave. between the municipal complex and library.

  • ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse Jul 29, 2014 6:05 PM
    ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don’t do anything to provoke an attack.

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