Chicago-bound 'The Simon & Garfunkel Story' taps into nostalgia
Evanston native George Clements stars as Paul Simon in the Chicago debut of "The Simon & Garfunkel Story," which plays the Broadway Playhouse for three weeks starting Tuesday, Nov. 19. Clements has strong memories of the duo's music, and most audiences do as well.
Lights, cameras, interaction: Exploring Chicago's Instagrammable Wndr museumChicago's Wndr museum is the city's latest example of a nationwide trend: Public spaces that are highly immersive, experiential and, above all, Instagrammable.
Best bets: Patty Smyth and Scandal play the Arcada; CSO performs at Wheaton CollegePatty Smyth and Scandal perform at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs at Wheaton College and comedian Craig Shoemaker does standup at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.
Book review: Is this the end for Juan Cabrillo and his team?In the latest entry in the Oregon Files series, it appears that Juan Cabrillo and his team may have met their match in "Final Option" by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison.
'The Mandalorian' is the first TV show that actually looks like a movie, and that might be a problemIf fans get accustomed to feature film-quality production from their television shows, and if they enjoy watching them curled up on the couch at home, who's to say they'll be willing to head out on a cold winter night to drop upward of $10 for a movie ticket?
'The Crown' is back with midlife crises, heavy heads and sterling performancesNetflix's "The Crown" returns for a third season in topmost form Sunday. It has a smashingly good new cast and a brisk, almost urgent sense of galloping through the long life story of Queen Elizabeth II. As before, it's a show to savor -- every drop of it.
Bevy of new restaurants opening soon in Vernon HillsSeveral restaurants featuring a variety of cuisines will be opening soon in Vernon Hills. Salsa Street Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, Jameson's Charhouse, Ramen House Shinchan, Buttermilk Cafe, and Fairgrounds Craft Coffee and Tea are among those on the way
Topgolf in Schaumburg opens to serious golfers and those just looking to have funSuzi Sullivan of North Barrington was among those who took advantage of the first official day at the new Topgolf in Schaumburg to practice her game with three friends from work. Though she does play golf herself, she said the friends came for the entertainment aspect.
Holzhauer gets payback win in 'Jeopardy!' tournament finaleIf "Jeopardy!" ace and former Naperville resident James Holzhauer felt the pressure of a rematch, it may have showed Friday with a well-deserved sigh of relief when he won the quiz show's Tournament of Champions and its $250,000 grand prize, defeating the Chicago librarian who prevented him from making history.
Book review: Fans and newcomers alike will enjoy Evanovich's 'Twisted Twenty-Six'Stephanie Plum's family and friends are thrust into serious jeopardy in "Twisted Twenty-Six," Janet Evanovich's latest novel. How Evanovich can continue to deliver consistent fun on the page is mind-boggling.
Widescreen: The biggest difference between 'The Mandalorian' and the rest of the 'Star Wars' universe"The Mandalorian" is a special and different entry in the "Star Wars" universe, and your ears will tell you why.