Saturday, March 25, 2023
Debut album 'Motion and Picture' from Chicago band MIIRRORS a reflection of the times
"Motion and Picture," the newly minted debut album from Chicago's MIIRRORS, first drifts onto the soundscape like a ghost, but it clearly defines the power behind this aesthetically mysterious rock group.
Rehabilitating Richard III in 'The Lost King'Richard III didn't need a horse for his kingdom. He just needed amateur historian Philippa Langley. Stephen Frears' new film, "The Lost King," dramatizes the true tale of Langley's dogged pursuit to unearth the true story of Richard as well as his actual, long-lost remains -- a journey that leads, remarkably, to a parking lot in Leicester.
Despair in Jersey in Zach Braff's 'A Good Person'In Zach Braff's " A Good Person," Florence Pugh is a New Jersey 20-something named Allison whose life is upended in a flash. On her way to try on wedding dresses in the city, she's involved in an accident that leaves her future sister- and brother-in-law dead and her addicted to opioid painkillers.
Book review: Stunning new novel about a family and mental illnessMona Simpson's latest novel "Commitment" is a minimalist masterpiece, exploring the large and small ways that a diagnosis of mental illness affects a family. Simpson bears down on the truly important questions about life -- home, work, love and family.
'The Young and the Restless' celebrates 50 years of drama"The Young and the Restless," which began on March 26, 1973, celebrates its 50th anniversary this month as the No. 1 daytime drama for 35 consecutive years, with fans growing up alongside the actors. "I think a huge reason why the audience has stuck with us for so long is because we are the same people," says Lauralee Bell, a star and daughter of the show's founders.
Find your roots in Fort Wayne: Visit The Genealogy Center on a getaway to Indiana's second cityI found my roots in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Or, rather, experts at the second-largest genealogical research collection in the U.S. did for me. The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library can help you find your roots, too.
Barbara Gaines' swan song at Chicago Shakes a glorious, uproarious tribute to theaterChicago Shakespeare Theater founding artistic director Barbara Gaines bows out with an enormously entertaining adaptation of "The Comedy of Errors."
Things to do March 24-30: Mutts Gone Nuts, Naperville Bluegrass Fest and moreDog lovers won't want to miss the comedy dog spectacular Mutts Gone Nuts in Schaumburg. Plus, there's the Lake County RV Outlet Show, Naperville Bluegrass Festival and more happening this weekend.
Spotlight: Katie Deal salutes Dolly Parton in Artists Lounge Live showSinger/actress Katie Deal channels Dolly Parton during an Artist Lounge Live concert at the Marriott Theatre, Hell in a Handbag debuts a "queer extravaganza" and Rivendell Theatre premieres a darkly comic work about grieving, this week in Chicago-area theater.
Dining out: Bar Louie honors National Cocktail Day, Penrose hosts 9th Anniversary PartyBar Louie will be mixing up the pink Diva Martini for National Cocktail Day Friday, Penrose fetes turning 9 with a bash on Saturday, and Bonchon opens a location in Aurora on March 31.
'Wick' a slick pic: Over-stuffed action sequel a success of excessWhat we get in the action thriller "John Wick: Chapter 4" resembles an elaborate microcosm of the entire James Bond film franchise neatly captured in a three-hour, 19-minute experience. Instead of Bond, we get Keanu Reeves as the laconic, titular hit man supreme.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: Martin Short … Tall on St. CharlesAs I had not done major comedy acts at The Arcada Theatre yet, I wanted to start a few years ago. And what better person to go after than Martin Short? What a guy, and what a talent -- a gift from Canada for whom we should be forever grateful.
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