Miss live musical theater? Check out movie versions while stuck at home
While we're all hunkered down during the coronavirus pandemic and unable to catch live theater, you can whip up most movie musicals on streaming services and on-demand.
A song to make you smile: "Mr. Blue Sky" by ELOHere's a song chosen to help lift you out of your coronavirus funk.
Don't be too quick to dismiss Quibi. It might be on to something.Quibi? Well, if you insist ... It's yet another subscription service, launching Monday with two dozen TV shows (to start), the twist being that episodes clock in somewhere between six and nine minutes each. The first batch of shows features an array of big names (Liam Hemsworth, Sophie Turner, Chrissy Teigen, Jennifer Lopez) and fast ideas.
'Ms. Pac-Man' and 4 more old-school games you can play on your next-gen video consoleWhile next-generation games may not be your thing, the good news is that plenty of old-school delights can be downloaded directly onto the video console that's already in your home.
Libertyville restaurant owner taking it one day at a timeAfter nearly four decades in business, Catherine Amin, owner of Libertyville's The Picnic Basket restaurant, is facing unprecedented challenges, but still thankful for every customer.
Review: Readers will fall in love with the very intelligent dog Kipp in Dean Koontz's thriller 'Devoted'In this vast universe, Dean Koontz notes, two species have formed an unbreakable bond: dogs and human beings. And this bond, he predicts in his new thriller, "Devoted," is about to become even stronger.
Feder: NBC 5 alternates keeping news anchors Stafford, Rosati homeAs local TV stations grapple with the coronavirus shutdown and stay-at-home orders, they're finding new ways to accommodate their employees.
Wascally wabbits! 8 bunny movies to check out before EasterYou might not be able to visit the Easter Bunny at the mall this year, but you can stream movies featuring some beloved bunnies instead. Here are eight ideas.
Rotary Club of McHenry cancels blues festThe Rotary Club of McHenry has canceled this year's Blues, Brews & BBQ festival because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Crystal Lake musian Warren Pohl succumbs to coronavirusCrystal Lake musician Warren Pohl died Wednesday after a battle with COVID-19. "His words of hope and healing will inspire us to keep delivering the healing power of music, now more than ever," the organization Musicians on Call wrote of Pohl.
Shameless Netflix comedy 'Coffee & Kareem' pours on the raunchEd Helms stars in the vulgar new Netflix comedy "Coffee & Kareem," an irreverent, gory, homophobic and expletive-laden riff on the buddy cop genre.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: Reflecting on my heroes during self isolationThe other night, while watching "The Greatest Showman," the film starring Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum, it really got me thinking about the "heroes" I believe have helped shape me. These are the lives that have inspired me, and we can all look to again during this pandemic to not only survive, but get to the next level in our lives.
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