Dann Gire predicts 'Roma' will win Best Picture Oscar
Will Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" make history by winning both the Foreign Language and Best Picture Oscar Sunday? Film critic Dann Gire predicts it will.
Police: 'Empire' actor staged attack to 'promote his career'"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist and homophobic attack because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago's police superintendent said Thursday.
Peter Tork, endearingly offbeat bassist and singer in the Monkees, dies at 77Peter Tork, a blues and folk musician who became a teeny-bopper sensation as a member of the Monkees, the wisecracking, made-for-TV pop group that imitated and briefly outsold the Beatles, died Feb. 21. He was 77.
Third 'How to Train Your Dragon' adventure ends trilogy on high note"How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" brings the animated trilogy to a close with an affectionate chapter that continues the adventures of the Viking boy-turned-chief Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his faithful dragon Toothless.
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.
Charm wins out in funny fact-based comedy 'Fighting With My Family'Raised by WWE-obsessed parents, a young woman (Florence Pugh) gets a chance at the big time in the lively, good-hearted fact-based comedy "Fighting With My Family."
Feder: Fox 32 teams Roseanne Tellez and Rafer Weigel in morningsRoseanne Tellez, who resigned last week from CBS-owned WBBM-Channel 2 after 15 years as a reporter and news anchor, has jumped to Fox-owned WFLD-Channel 32, Robert Feder writes.
Best bets: Kelly Clarkson plays Rosemont's Allstate ArenaKelly Clarkson brings her "Meaning of Life Tour" to Rosemont's Allstate Arena, comedian Jay Pharoah returns to Zanies in Rosemont and Anita Wilson is one of the guest stars for College of Lake County's "35th Salute to Gospel" in Waukegan.
Dining out: Are you ready for National Margarita Day?Yes, it's a real thing: National Margarita Day is Friday, Feb. 22. Also on the suburban dining scene: Beerhead's Big Bad Beer Day, McHenry County Restaurant Week, City Works' "First Draft" fundraiser, Solemn Oath's beer dinner at Empire and more.
Sound Check: CELLRS is back in the spotlightThis week in music: CELLRs returns to the stage with a show at Lincoln Hall; Jonny Lang brings blues to the Arcada; Shawn Rieke's album release at Wire; The Millions Reasons hit the House of Blues; Arcada hosts a local battle of the bands finale; and the Artist Collective Meetup offers networking opportunities.
'Scatter the Pigeons' to debut at Steel Beam TheatrePlaywright Gary McGowan's "Scatter the Pigeons" will make its debut Feb. 22 at the Steel Beam Theatre in St. Charles.