Dann Gire predicts 'Roma' will win Best Picture Oscar
Will Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" make history by winning both the Foreign Language and Best Picture Oscar Sunday? Film critic Dann Gire predicts it will.
Third 'How to Train Your Dragon' adventure ends trilogy on high note"How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" brings the animated trilogy to a close with an affectionate chapter that continues the adventures of the Viking boy-turned-chief Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his faithful dragon Toothless.
Cousins stumble into adulthood in Goodman Theatre's 'Twilight Bowl'Cousins and friends clash over class, faith and personal responsibility in "Twilight Bowl." Rebecca Gilman's timely drama receives an involving world premiere at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.
'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett arrested, to face felony charge for false police reportJussie Smollett was taken into police custody hours after he was charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly filing a false police report about an assault on him last month in Chicago, authorities announced early Thursday morning.
10 hot tickets: Dave Matthews Band, Al Green and Lara Fabian on sale this weekendTickets on sale this weekend: Dave Matthews Band at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Al Green and Lara Fabian at the Chicago Theatre and more.
Feder: Fox 32 teams Roseanne Tellez and Rafer Weigel in morningsRoseanne Tellez, who resigned last week from CBS-owned WBBM-Channel 2 after 15 years as a reporter and news anchor, has jumped to Fox-owned WFLD-Channel 32, Robert Feder writes.
Best bets: Kelly Clarkson plays Rosemont's Allstate ArenaKelly Clarkson brings her "Meaning of Life Tour" to Rosemont's Allstate Arena, comedian Jay Pharoah returns to Zanies in Rosemont and Anita Wilson is one of the guest stars for College of Lake County's "35th Salute to Gospel" in Waukegan.
Dining out: Are you ready for National Margarita Day?Yes, it's a real thing: National Margarita Day is Friday, Feb. 22. Also on the suburban dining scene: Beerhead's Big Bad Beer Day, McHenry County Restaurant Week, City Works' "First Draft" fundraiser, Solemn Oath's beer dinner at Empire and more.
Sound Check: CELLRS is back in the spotlightThis week in music: CELLRs returns to the stage with a show at Lincoln Hall; Jonny Lang brings blues to the Arcada; Shawn Rieke's album release at Wire; The Millions Reasons hit the House of Blues; Arcada hosts a local battle of the bands finale; and the Artist Collective Meetup offers networking opportunities.
'Scatter the Pigeons' to debut at Steel Beam TheatrePlaywright Gary McGowan's "Scatter the Pigeons" will make its debut Feb. 22 at the Steel Beam Theatre in St. Charles.
'Favourite' comes home just before Oscar night"The Favourite" hits home video just before the Academy Awards show Sunday. If you like this best-picture nominee, check out the director's previous satire "The Lobster" on Netflix.