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  • Nominees for Grammy Awards to be announced Dec. 5 Oct 24, 2014 7:23 AM
    The Recording Academy will announce the nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards the morning of Dec. 5, except for one category: the coveted album of the year. The nominees for the top prize will come later that day when the academy debuts the new TV special, “A Very GRAMMY Christmas,” to air at 8 p.m. on CBS. It will feature performances from Pharrell and Ariana Grande.

  • Dancing priests become Internet sensation Oct 24, 2014 6:17 AM
    A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.

  • Sugar Grove brothers make Marriott debuts in 'The King and I' Oct 24, 2014 6:00 AM
    Sugar Grove brothers Matthew, 11, and Zachary Uzarraga, 9, are already acting pros. Now the brothers finally get to perform together as they make their Marriott Theatre debuts for a new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1951 Broadway classic “The King and I” in Lincolnshire. Jeff Award-winner Nick Bowling is also making his Marriott Theatre debut as the director. "The King and I" continues in Lincolnshire through Sunday, Jan. 4.

  • Lake Barrington's Horseshoe serves bar fare with Western flair Oct 24, 2014 5:45 AM
    Open since December, The Horseshoe Grill on Northwest Highway in Lake Barrington offers a place for sports fans to watch the game while enjoying some solid grub and beers. A new menu and happy hour specials help make the place even more appealing.

  • 5 things to do in the suburbs this weekend Oct 24, 2014 1:40 PM
    With beautiful weather predicted for the weekend, you might want spend a few hours outdoors. But there are a number of enticing entertainment options indoors — including the chance to see Olympic skaters in Hoffman Estates or catch a show by comedy legend Jerry Lewis in Aurora.

  • NBCUniversal settles with unpaid interns Oct 24, 2014 3:55 PM
    The average amount that class-action members of the suit will receive is $505 before taxes, although the main plaintiffs will receive more. The number of class members is capped at 8,975. The interns had been seeking recovery of unpaid wages, attorneys’ fees, interest and liquidated damages.

  • Ocean Spray shoots cranberry commercial in Wisconsin Oct 24, 2014 11:46 AM
    Ocean Spray is shooting its signature cranberry commercial in central Wisconsin for the first time. Production crews, actors and Ocean Spray employees have been working to shoot a year’s worth of commercials at Beltz Cranberry Co. in Warrens. The Massachusetts-based company only has a small timeframe to create all of the footage it will need since cranberries are harvested in the fall.

  • Poets to ready from ‘The Walmart Republic’ Oakton Oct 24, 2014 9:38 AM
    A black poet from Oklahoma and a white poet from Texas share the narratives of their separate journeys from the Bible Belt to Chicago during a unique evening of storytelling at Oakton’s Footlik Theater on Wednesday, Nov. 5. This free event is part of the college’s Chicago Writers Series.

  • Woodlands to perform ‘Anon(ymous)’ in November Oct 24, 2014 4:33 PM
    The Theatre Program at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart presents its fall play, “Anon(ymous),” in the Susan Saint James Performing Arts Center at the school, 760 E. Westleigh Road, Lake Forest, Nov. 6-8 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m.

  • AMC networks buys half of BBCbc America to bolster pay-tv Oct 24, 2014 10:06 AM
    AMC Networks Inc., the cable-TV home of “The Walking Dead,” acquired a 49.9 percent stake in BBC America for $200 million, forming an alliance that will bolster both networks in negotiations with pay-TV carriers. The agreement with BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of government-backed British Broadcasting Corp., is structured as a joint venture, according to a statement yesterday.

  • Join Howl-O-Ween Bash fundraiser Oct 24, 2014 6:54 PM
    Join the “Howl-O-Ween Bash” on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 10 p.m. This event is hosted by A Heart for Animals and 31 North Banquets. A Heart For Animals is a no-kill nonprofit animal welfare organization. All proceeds from this event will go toward the operating costs involved in the rescues.

  • Celebrate International Games Day, November 15 at Palatine Library Oct 23, 2014 12:10 PM
    Celebrate International Games Day, November 15 at Palatine Library

  • James Corden to take over ‘Late Late Show’ March 9 Oct 23, 2014 4:14 PM
    CBS has set March 9 for the debut of James Corden as host of “The Late Late Show.” Corden is replacing Craig Ferguson, who after a decade in the host chair exits Dec. 18.

  • Jerry Lewis shoots for stage success at Aurora's Paramount Oct 24, 2014 7:51 AM
    What's the best thing about being Jerry Lewis? “When I open my eyes in the morning, I'm a hit!” Lewis tells Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire in an email interview for the comedy icon's on-stage appearance at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. Lewis, 88, explains why he still goes out on stage and why he won't release his controversial Nazi concentration camp drama “The Day the Clown Cried.”

  • 'Dear White People' addresses race with comic touch Oct 23, 2014 5:15 AM
    “Satire is the weapon of reason,” one character tells another in “Dear White People,” a movie that exemplifies that sentiment with a potent combination of playfulness and pointed cultural critique. This alternately thoughtful and hilarious comedy of campus manners is the bracingly candid brainchild of first-time filmmaker Justin Simien, who has created that rarity in American society: a movie that simultaneously sends up the national “conversation about race” while advancing the conversation itself.

  • Rare ancient Chinese bronzes go on display in U.S. Oct 23, 2014 5:45 AM
    When the mysterious people of China’s Sanxingdui packed up and moved away 3,000 years ago, they left behind no written language and no indication of who they were, where they were going or why. What they did leave was a gigantic cache of intricately fabricated, larger-than-life bronze art works, which are now on display at Southern California’s Bowers Museum, the first stop on a rare U.S. tour.

  • Kimono’s evolution reflects changing Japan Oct 23, 2014 6:00 AM
    It’s difficult to imagine a more eloquent symbol of Japan than the deceptively simple, T-shaped kimono. Traditional yet ever changing, the kimono has evolved dramatically over the past 150 years. Its story encompasses the evolution of weaving, dyeing and embroidery techniques, as well as Japan’s aesthetic, social and even political history. “Kimono: A Modern History,” on view at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art through Jan. 19, 2015, is a tour de force in textiles.

  • ‘23 Blast’ fumbles faith-based football tale Oct 23, 2014 6:00 AM
    Faith meets football in the film "23 Blast," the fact-based story of a high school player blinded by an aggressive eye infection. Just as the teen reaches his nadir of self-pity, his coach devises an outlandish plan for him to rejoin the team. It's a sweet story, but not nearly as strong as it could have been in more experienced hands.

  • Keaton nails quirky tale of artistic redemption Oct 23, 2014 5:30 AM
    Alejandro G. Iñárritu shot “Birdman” in 30 fleet days with Emmanuel Lubezki's superior camera work effortlessly piecing the story together in a seemingly seamless single take, or at least close to it. It's the kind of daring, accomplished work that critics and Oscar voters notice — along with other delectable cinematic elements to behold in “Birdman,” such as Michael Keaton's performance.

  • Ted Melfi takes questions about 'St. Vincent' Oct 23, 2014 6:30 AM
    Ted Melfi is a TV commercial director making his first feature (as director, writer and producer) with the Bill Murray comedy “St. Vincent"; local movie theaters are showing scary and family-friendly films for Halloween.

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