Sound check: Jeffrey Gaines brings smoldering soul to Elbo Room
Jeffrey Gaines packs simmering soul-pop for an intimate Elbo Room show; head back in time with The Throwbacks, Killing Me Smalls and The Double 00's at Penny Road Pub; Modern Day Romeos to rock the 16th Annual Rockin' for a Cure at Durty Nellie's.
Holzhauer's 'Jeopardy' win sets up rematch with Chicago librarian who beat himEven before the Final Jeopardy round in Tuesday's semifinals of the popular game show's Tournament of Champions, Naperville native James Holzhauer had scored a "runaway" win, host Alex Trebek said during the broadcast.
He said, she said: Will female acts win big at Wednesday's CMA Awards?Associated Press entertainment writers predict who will win big at the 2019 Country Music Association Awards, where Maren Morris is the leading nominee and Carrie Underwood is the sole female vying for entertainer of the year.
Michael Stipe marks 25th anniversary of R.E.M.'s 'Monster' while making music soloMichael Stipe is stradling past and present, promoting a 25th anniversary package of the R.E.M. album "Monster" while excited by the response to the first solo music he's released since the band's 2011 retirement.
Feder: Tribune pulling the plug on Spanish newspaper HoyHoy, the Spanish-language newspaper and website produced by the Chicago Tribune, will cease publication as of December 13, Robert Feder writes.
Dining out: Buffalo Creek brewing up Pumpkin Pie AleBuffalo Creek Brewing is releasing its limited Pumpkin Pie Ale on Wednesday, Arlington Heights' Osteria Trulli intros new dishes Friday, and Mon Ami Gabi has added a special vegan and vegetarian menu, this week on the suburban dining scene.
Best Bets: Midtown Men sing in Glen Ellyn; Rita Rudner returns to Raue CenterBest Bets: The Midtown Men perform at the McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn, America returns to the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles and comedian Rita Rudner brings laughs to the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.
Phat Phat Chinese Eatery opens in restored Schaumburg buildingThe long-awaited Phat Phat Chinese Eatery has opened its doors in the restored century-old building that last housed the Easy Street Pub in Schaumburg's historic district.
Spotlight: 'Christmas Carol' returns to the GoodmanGoodman stages the 42nd production of "A Christmas Carol," Drury Lane Theatre revives "Mary Poppins," and Citadel Theatre stages the family-friendly "Annie," this week in Chicago-area theater.
Feder: Daily Northwestern has nothing to apologize for -- except its apologySomeday the young editors of The Daily Northwestern will look back on this episode in their lives with regret. But for now, let's just think of it as a teachable moment for some misguided college students who need to learn that journalists don't apologize for doing their jobs.
All aboard the Holiday Express at Blackberry FarmThe Holiday Express train at Aurora's Blackberry Farm is welcoming everyone aboard throughout the month of December.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: My 'Bronx Tale'Chazz Palminteri appears live at the Arcada Theatre this Sunday at 3 p.m. performing his one-man-play that started it all, "A Bronx Tale." His 1993 motion picture of the same name became my all-time favorite film as it touched me in such a familiar, "old-school" way.