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  • Predict the Oscars Contest names winner at Charlestowne 18 Theatre Feb 27, 2015 10:59 PM
    Movie stars graced the red carpet, acceptance speeches were made and the 2015 Oscars ceremony has now come to a close. After hours of sorting and counting, Classic Cinemas is proud to announce the winners of the Annual “Predict the Oscars” contest. North Aurora resident Gary Thoma takes home the prize for the Charlestowne 18 Theatre, and will receive a yearlong movie pass for one valid at any Classic Cinemas theatre and two passes to the Brookfield Zoo.

  • CNN's Weir escapes studio for the road Feb 27, 2015 2:05 PM
    Thanks to Anthony Bourdain, CNN's Bill Weir escapes studio for road trips

  • Arlo Guthrie, Don Williams coming to Arcada Feb 27, 2015 5:15 AM
    Tickets are now on sale at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles for Don Williams, Arlo Guthrie and the Pink Floyd tribute band Echoes of Pompeii.

  • Alan Cumming, Lena Hall heading to Cafe Carlyle this spring Feb 27, 2015 1:05 PM
    Alan Cumming, Lena Hall and Megan Hilty heading to legendary Cafe Carlyle this spring

  • Ron Onesti: When classic rock was “classical” Feb 27, 2015 9:47 AM
    As a child, I grew up in an Italian household and more often than not, my mom would either turn on the PBS station on television or put a 33⅓ album on the hi fi (not Wi-Fi) of Puccini’s “Turandot,” “Madama Butterfly” or “Tosca.”

  • Author appearances: Mary Doria Russell signs books in Gurnee Feb 27, 2015 10:10 AM
    Mary Doria Russell, author of "Epitaph," discusses her book at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at the Warren-Newport Public Library, 224 N. O'Plaine Road, Gurnee. Visit

  • Noon Whistle tasting room, brewery draws beer lovers to Lombard Feb 27, 2015 9:07 AM
    Walk into Noon Whistle Brewing in Lombard and you walk into the complete brewery process — from tanks to tasting.

  • Theater events: Whitney comes to Chicago Improv Feb 27, 2015 5:00 AM
    Sideshow Theatre debuts its re-imagined version of "Antigone" this week while comedian Whitney Cummings headlines the Chicago Improv and Dr. Bill Miller plays Zanies.

  • Diane Lane sees ghosts in her return to NYC stage Feb 27, 2015 8:06 AM
    'I feel like I walk past the ghost of myself' _ Diane Lane returns to NYC stage after 40 years

  • Osbourne exiting 'Fashion Police' after Zendaya hair flap Feb 27, 2015 7:05 PM
    E! channel says Osbourne leaving 'Fashion Police'; exit comes after Zendaya dreadlocks flap

  • Nimoy in 1982 to Dann Gire about Spock dying, and those eyebrows Feb 27, 2015 7:48 PM
    Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire interviewed Leonard Nimoy twice — once in L.A. in 1982 on “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” and then again by phone two years later when Nimoy directed “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.” The actor talked about the character's best traits and how tough it was to create those arched eyebrows.

  • Images: Leonard Nimoy, 1931 - 2015 Feb 27, 2015 1:52 PM
    Best known for his role on Star Trek as Mr. Spock, Leonard Nimoy was also an accomplished poet, photographer and musician. Nimoy died Friday at his Los Angeles home at the age of 83.

  • ‘Put the NUNS in Charge!’ comedy show in West Dundee Feb 27, 2015 11:56 PM
    Enjoy an entertaining evening and reminder of Catholic life as the National Catholic Society of Foresters presents the irreverent and nostalgic show “Put the NUNS in charge!” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 11, in the St. Catherine of Siena School gym in West Dundee.

  • ‘House of Cards’ dealt Netflix a winning hand Feb 27, 2015 2:50 PM
    Even if it never wins another award, “House of Cards” already ranks among the most influential series in television history. The political drama launched Netflix’s expansion into original programming two years ago, a risky bet that might have toppled the Internet video service had “House of Cards” flopped. Instead, the show was an immediate hit with viewers and critics, giving Netflix the financial clout and creative firepower to further transform how we watch and define “television.”

  • 5 things to do this weekend in the suburbs Feb 27, 2015 2:32 PM
    Get inspired at a home expo in Arlington Heights. Take the kids to blow off some steam in St. Charles. Or mellow out with a jazz concert in Glen Ellyn. That's just some of the fun going on this weekend in the suburbs. Find the details here.

  • ‘Lazarus Effect’ revives too many tired horror cliches Feb 27, 2015 5:30 AM
    “The Lazarus Effect” is a modern-day Frankenstein story about a team of researchers trying to raise the dead. But despite classy lead performances by Mark Duplass and Olivia Wilde, the movie relies too heavily on reanimated monster movie clichés and scientific gibberish to keep it alive. It staggers, zombielike, from one jump-scare to another before petering out, a scant 83 minutes after rising from the slab.

  • Powerful Holocaust opera gets haunting Lyric debut Feb 27, 2015 5:45 AM
    Once suppressed by the Soviets, "The Passenger" emerges as a powerful 20th century opera masterwork that explores the Holocaust of World War II and its aftermath by contrasting the experiences of a perpetrator and prisoner at the Auschwitz concentration camp. The Lyric Opera of Chicago premiere of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's 1968 opera is a gripping and powerful experience.

  • Weekend picks: Trey Songz, Chris Brown share Allstate bill Feb 27, 2015 6:00 AM
    Hip hop stars Chris Brown and Trey Songz headline the “Between the Sheets Tour,” which also features Tyga tonight at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. Electronica jam rockers The Coop are teaming up with experimental funk rockers Ethereal Groove, Inc., for a show at Palatine's Durty Nellie's. All this and more in Friday's Time out!

  • ‘Star Trek’ actor, Leonard Nimoy, dead at 83 Feb 27, 2015 2:06 PM
    Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of “Star Trek” fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. Nimoy’s son, Adam Nimoy, said the actor died Friday of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home. He was 83.

  • Nimoy was on stage with ESO, last convention in Rosemont Feb 27, 2015 11:02 PM
    An orchestra stage might be an unusual place to stir memories of "Star Trek’s" Leonard Nimoy, but that’s exactly what many across the Fox Valley are remembering after his death Friday. “Just the sound of voice — it’s so recognizable,” ESO first violinist Wendy Evans said. “It was really inspirational to play the music.”

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