Sound check: Doja Cat, Lil Nas X, AJR hit Allstate Arena with Jingle Ball
Jingle Ball brings pop icons Doja Cat, Lil Nas X, AJR and more to Rosemont; Russell Dickerson, Marc Roberge and Randy Houser head the lineup for this year's WeishFest benefit concert; Ike Reilly's tour stops in Chicago; plus this week's holiday treats.
Gucci heirs says 'House of Gucci' narrative is inaccurateThe Gucci family is not pleased with the depiction of their relatives in the new film " House of Gucci." In a statement issued this week, they said the narrative is "anything but accurate" and that the filmmakers did not consult them at all.
Feder: WTTW's Geoffrey Baer lifts viewers 'Beyond Chicago From the Air'Premiering at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Geoffrey Baer's latest effort is a one-hour tour de force called "Beyond Chicago From the Air."
Grayslake native leaps to 'Frogger' gloryGrayslake native Kevin Beverley trained as a gymnast and worked as a dancer, then became an acrobatic circus artist. He needed all those skills to win the prize money on television's "Frogger" competition.
Best Bets: Joffrey Ballet's lavish 'Nutcracker' returnsThe Joffrey Ballet's "The Nutcracker" opens at the Lyric Opera House in Chicago, the "Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular" tours to the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, and comedian Rocky LaPorte plays the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.
The sun comes out again as Harry Connick Jr. helps NBC stage 'Annie Live!'Thanks to Harry Connick Jr., a certain musical is getting one of the most fit Daddy Warbucks it's had to date. The Primetime Emmy and Grammy winner and Tony nominee is the latest performer to embody the billionaire who becomes the surrogate father to the title orphan as NBC presents "Annie Live!" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2.
Defying gravity ... again: 'Wicked' will return to ChicagoHold onto your broom, "Wicked" returns to Chicago for the first time since 2017. The North American tour plays Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre fro Feb. 28 to Dec. 4, 2022.
New to streaming this week: 'Power of the Dog,' 'Annie Live!' and Kenny GJane Camption's frontier psychodrama "The Power of the Dog," starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Jesse Plemons, releases Wednesday on Netflix. Plus, "Annie Live!" premieres Thursday, Dec. 2, on NBC and "The Rescue" debuts Friday, Dec. 3, on Disney+.
Dining with Santa 2021: St. Nick prepping to visit suburban brunches and dinnersCalling all kids: Do you have your wish list ready for Santa? A perfect time to share it with the Jolly Old Elf would be at one of the many Santa brunches, lunches or dinners happening in the suburbs over the next couple of weeks.
Bring in holiday cheer with Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix and moreGrab some cocoa, don your coziest sweater and put on some festive tunes. Whether you're dealing with holiday heartbreak or reuniting with loved ones after an uncertain two years, there's music for everyone this season.
Do it yourself: Kick off the holidays by cutting your own tree at a local farmFor many families in the Chicago area, traditional Christmas celebrations start in November when they cut their own trees at a local farm.
Feder: WGN in talks on Dan Roan's retirementIn a late July interview for the folks back home in Keokuk, Iowa, the veteran sports anchor at WGN-Channel 9 told the Fort Madison Daily Democrat that he would be retiring in February. But when those comments surfaced here Monday, they came as a surprise to many at the Nexstar Media station.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: No my friends, Thank YOU!Thanksgiving is the time that I, like so many others do this time of year, truly take a few steps back and reflect upon the blessings in my life. This year, MAN, this will be hard to do! Still, I have been blessed with so much up until the pandemic hit. I feel there's still a bit of credit left in the "count your blessings" department.