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  • Hoffman Estates Hispanic Fiesta Oct. 11 Sep 29, 2014 4:25 PM
    The village of Hoffman Estates Cultural Awareness Commission will celebrate the community’s diverse culture by sponsoring a Hispanic Heritage Fiesta from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at village hall, 1900 Hassell Road. Enjoy an afternoon of the sights, sounds and tastes of Hispanic culture.

  • Two mismatched women find common ground in “Grace & Glorie” Sep 29, 2014 4:59 PM
    In playwright Tom Ziegler’s “Grace & Glorie”, Grace is 90 years old and has checked herself out of the hospital to die at home. Glorie is the young hospice volunteer who attempts to care for the cantankerous Grace. The show runs from October 17 through November 8 at the Village Theatre Guild in Glen Ellyn, and tickets are available by calling 630-469-8230.

  • Celebrate Public Safety Month during Flashback Friday: Meet A Curator Sep 29, 2014 5:10 PM
    In honor of Public Safety Month in October, Flashback Friday: Meet A Curator will feature the extensive Naperville Fire Department collection from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 at the Collections Care and Storage Facility, housed in the City of Naperville’s Public Works Building at 180 Fort Hill Drive in Naperville.

  • A milestone for our Facebook page! Sep 29, 2014 2:37 PM
    The Daily Herald Facebook page just hit 9,000 "likes" this afternoon. Join our celebration and "like" the page to get to know us better and to get story alerts and recommendations too.

  • Social media star tries to relate to real world in ‘Selfie’ Sep 29, 2014 5:30 AM
    Reconfigure “Pygmalion” and its musical descendant “My Fair Lady” for the age of Facebook and Twitter, and the result is “Selfie.” The main characters are even named Eliza and Henry in the ABC sitcom premiering Tuesday, Sept. 30. But instead of giving compulsive social media poster Eliza Dooley lessons in proper English, Henry Higenbottam is enlisted to help her relate to the real world at least as much as to cyberspace.

  • CLC’s 34th ‘Recent Works’ exhibit opens Oct. 3 Sep 29, 2014 3:53 PM
    An opening reception for the College of Lake County’s 34th Annual Recent Works exhibit will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3 at the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art at CLC. The Recent Works exhibit will be on view in the gallery through Nov. 9.

  • Wal-Mart: Morgan wasn’t wearing seatbelt in crash Sep 29, 2014 10:32 PM
    Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck on a highway in June are at least partly to blame for their injuries because they weren’t wearing seatbelts, the company said in a court filing Monday.

  • Amanda Bynes arrested on DUI charge Sep 29, 2014 10:32 PM
    Former actress Amanda Bynes was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of driving while under the influence of a drug, authorities said Monday. Bynes, 28, was stopped by a California Highway Patrol officer after she stopped in the middle of an intersection in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles around 4 a.m. on Sunday. The former child star was determined to be under the influence of an unidentified drug after being evaluated at a nearby police station, the CHP said in a statement.

  • Lady Antebellum regains altitude on ‘747’ Sep 29, 2014 3:17 PM
    Lady Antebellum took off at jet speed with back-to-back multiplatinum albums in 2008 and 2010. The group’s fifth album, “747,” sounds like a concerted effort to head back toward the stratosphere. It has a cohesive, celebratory feel that brings out the best in members Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott.

  • Author delivers ‘Star Wars’ tour de force Sep 29, 2014 11:52 AM
    Chris Taylor, deputy editor of the social media website Mashable, lets his geekdom shine with “How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise.” Taylor tries to accomplish several things: He examines how the “Star Wars” franchise successfully invaded popular culture, and he uses examples of how the films have influenced people’s lives.

  • Prince seeks relevance in double release Sep 29, 2014 10:44 AM
    To attract attention, album releases can’t just be album releases these days. They need to be Events. Prince’s entry is the appearance of two stylistically distinct discs on the same day, emphasizing his freakish versatility. They also mark his return to original home Warner Bros. The funk album “Art Official Age” is Prince as the studio wizardg. On “PLECTRUMELECTRUM,” he leads his three-piece, all-female band 3RDEYEGIRL.

  • Jackie Evancho on new album, school and Gaga Sep 29, 2014 6:00 AM
    America literally said Jackie Evancho had talent. But the 14-year-old classically crossover singer, who achieved platinum success at the tender age of 10, remained unconvinced. “To be honest, I still don't completely believe I sound as good as everyone says I do,” said Evancho, who placed second on “America's Got Talent” in 2010.

  • Chris Brown ready to stop getting in his own way Sep 29, 2014 5:30 AM
    Chris Brown celebrated his 25th birthday in jail last May by making his own “spread cake”: chocolate, peanut butter, bread and milk. “A couple of the homies taught me how to do it,” Brown said. Accustomed to the high life since he became an R&B star at 16, Brown was brought low by his three months in lockup. He emerged last June determined not to slide back into his old ways. Jail had changed things.

  • Dempsey’s ‘challenge’ raises more than $1.1M Sep 29, 2014 10:42 AM
    Nearly 3,900 people helped raise more than $1.1 million for cancer care and support at the 6th annual Dempsey Challenge, organized by actor Patrick Dempsey in honor of his mother.

  • ‘Downton’ star McGovern heads on U.S. tour with band Sep 29, 2014 7:31 AM
    “Downton Abbey” won’t be the only place fans can see Evanston-born Elizabeth McGovern this winter: The show’s star is heading on a tour with her folk-rock band in December. McGovern is the lead singer for Sadie and the Hotheads, which embarks on its first U.S. tour Dec. 4 in Washington. The 10-date tour wraps Dec. 14 in Hartford, Connecticut. McGovern plays the role of American heiress Cora Crawley, the Countess of Grantham, on the hit “Downton Abbey,” which has its fifth season premiere on Jan. 4. The timing of the tour and the show’s return is a coincidence, McGovern said.

  • Snoop Dogg to visit Alaska if voters legalize pot Sep 29, 2014 2:27 PM
    Rapper Snoop Dogg says he’ll do a concert in Alaska if voters in November approve an initiative legalizing recreational use of marijuana.

  • Morton Arboretum opens Scarecrow Trail to celebrate fall Sep 29, 2014 11:46 PM
    Scarecrows made and decorated by area students and Scouts are taking center stage this week at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. Dozens of scarecrows surround Meadow Lake and provide an ideal backdrop for the season and the arboretum's Fall Color Festival.

  • ‘Evil Dead’ musical bedeviled by clichés, tired jokes Sep 28, 2014 6:30 AM
    "Evil Dead: The Musical," now playing at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, attempts to pay homage to the "Evil Dead" film franchise while also satirizing the tropes of the horror genre. Despite some good work by the cast, the production is hurt by weak writing and poor musical choices.

  • Vincent Piazza reflects on his time on ‘Boardwalk’ Sep 28, 2014 6:45 AM
    Vincent Piazza is pondering his next move. He plays Charles "Lucky" Luciano, a leading Mafia figure in the United States, on the critically acclaimed series, “Boardwalk Empire,” in its fifth and final season on HBO. “It’s like my dream ended here,” Piazza said. "Now I need to re-dream something else."

  • ‘Gone With the Wind’ celebrates 75 with local screenings Sep 28, 2014 5:30 AM
    As its 75th anniversary approaches, “Gone With the Wind” is again being celebrated as a timeless movie classic. But now, even the film’s distributor acknowledges the Civil War epic’s portrayal of slavery is dated and inaccurate. “Gone With the Wind” will be screened this weekend in 650 theaters nationwide, including select theaters in the suburbs, as well as broadcast on Turner Classic Movies and reissued as a special box set.

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