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Chicago stage veteran Keith Kupferer plays a grieving father who finds solace playing Romeo in a community theater production of “Romeo and Juliet” in the indie film “Ghostlight.” Dolly de Leon (“Triangle of Sadness”) plays Juliet.

Dream big: ‘Ghostlight’ earns acclaim for Chicago filmmakers, acting veteran

Evanston actor Keith Kupferer, star of “Ghostlight,” the buzzy indie film that premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, knows lifetime opportunities are rare. “My thought was this is my one shot,” said the actor of the film, which premieres Friday, June 14, at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre.

Tony’s Steamers has been in Winfield for 37 years. Owner Tony Vassil is retiring and has sold the popular hot dog joint on Geneva Road.

After 43 years, owner of Tony’s Steamers in Winfield is hanging up the apron

After 43 years of serving up Hall of Fame-worthy hot dogs, Tony Vassil of Tony’s Steamers in Winfield is retiring.

Riot Fest moving to SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview for new ‘RiotLand’ venture; lineup announced

Riot Fest is moving out of Douglass Park and heading to SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview for a newly christened RiotLand extravaganza. Also announced Wednesday was the full lineup for the three-day festival Sept. 20-22, including Slayer, Fall Out Boy, Pavement, St. Vincent and Beck.

Sadness (voiced by Phyllis Smith), left, and Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler) are faced with a new set of challenges in “Inside Out 2.”

Peace (and pieces) of mind in ‘Inside Out 2’

“Inside Out 2” — 3 stars Sequels have been a touchy subject when it comes to Pixar, but it’s hard to deny the natural premise of “Inside Out 2.” It’s been nine years...

The 38th Annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games takes place Friday and Saturday, June 14-15, at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton.

Festivals June 14-20: Scottish Festival & Highland Games, Libertyville Days, Grayslake Craft Beer Fest and more

Mark your calendars for the 38th Annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games, Taste of Des Plaines, Libertyville Days, Grayslake Craft Beer Fest, Downers Grove Rotary GroveFest and more happening this week.

Tony Award host Ariana DeBose says viewers should expect a ‘full Broadway experience’

NEW YORK — Ariana DeBose promises Sunday's Tony Awards will move “like a Broadway show.” “This is Broadway’s biggest night. Why not give the people at home even more of a...

Tony Award-winner Levi Kreis (“Hadestown,” “Million Dollar Quartet”) headlines the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre.

Best Bets: Tony winner Levi Kreis headlines Metropolis

Tony Award-winner Levi Kreis headlines the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, comedian Steve Cochran teams up with fellow stand-ups for a Father’s Day weekend show at the Raue, and The Joffrey Ballet performs a free concert in Millennium Park Sunday.