Weekend picks: Genesee hosts CLC's 35th Salute to Gospel
Anita Wilson guest stars at College of Lake County's 35th Salute to Gospel in Waukegan; comedian Jay Pharoah returns to Zanies in Rosemont; the Lake County Craft Beer Festival is on tap in Grayslake; and other fun events.
Which top Oscar contender had the best movie poster?Movie posters are plastered on dorm rooms, scaffolding under construction sites and megaplex hallways. Like the films they advertise, they can become cultural icons -- at their best functioning as frameable and collectible works of art.
Brooks & Dunn rework their hits with country's next generationCountry superstar duo Brooks & Dunn got back in the studio together for the first time in about a decade to rework their classic songs with the next generation of country stars, including Kacey Musgraves, Kane Brown and Luke Combs. "Reboot" comes out April 5,
Album review: Fiancee helps Hayes Carll deliver his prettiest workDysfunctional relationships abound on Hayes Carll's new album, "What It Is," from the one-on-one wounds described in the opener "None'ya" to the cultural divide of "Fragile Men." Even so, there's a sunny lilt to the sardonic Texan's familiar warble on the title cut, and a sweetness to the 12-song set.
Drury Lane's 'Mamma Mia!' a tuneful, warm-weather getawayDrury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace delivers a sunny and silly "Mamma Mia!" The globally successful ABBA jukebox musical is a carefree getaway from this dreary winter weather.
R. Kelly turns himself into Chicago policeR. Kelly was charged Friday with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, after decades of lurid rumors and allegations that the R&B star was sexually abusing women and underage girls.
5 things to do this weekend in the suburbsPrepare to be impressed by Jay Pharoah's impressions and comedy this weekend at Rosemont's Zanies. Or take part in an escape room or ax throwing as part of the Lake County Craft Beer Festival Saturday. Here are five fun options for the weekend ahead.
Dann Gire predicts 'Roma' will win Best Picture OscarWill Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" make history by winning both the Foreign Language and Best Picture Oscar Sunday? Film critic Dann Gire predicts it will.
Oscars: A record year for women, but is it progress?At the recent Oscar nominees luncheon, film academy president John Bailey told the 171 nominees in the room that there were a record number of women nominated for Academy Awards this year. Fifty-two women were nominated, up from last year's 44. And yet why does it feel like progress is not being made?
Des Plaines' nicely revamped sports bar Beacon Tap welcomes a new generationThe Beacon Tap has been a Lee Street fixture in Des Plaines since 1955. But after a complete overhaul of the interior a little more than a year ago, the cozy sports bar has been drawing crowds of all ages with its tasty food and drinks, weekend brunch and welcoming feel.
10 hot tickets: Dave Matthews Band, Al Green and Lara Fabian on sale this weekendTickets on sale this weekend: Dave Matthews Band at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Al Green and Lara Fabian at the Chicago Theatre and more.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: The power of a smileI was recently waiting in my dentist's office when I heard the song "Smile" came on, by Nat King Cole. That song is truly one of my top three favorites. The comforting, fatherly feel his rendition portrays is hot chocolate and heavy socks on a snowy day for me.