Best bets: 'Disney On Ice' returns to Allstate Arena & United Center
"Disney On Ice: Road Trip Adventures" pulls into Rosemont's Allstate Arena and Chicago's United Center, and the Chicago Sinfonietta performs a "MLK Tribute Concert" in Naperville and Chicago.
SAG Awards are like family for production manager from Buffalo GroveFormer Wheeling and Buffalo Grove resident Adam Cohen has produced the last 16 SAG Awards shows, working with a number of other suburbanites. He calls the Jan. 19 show a "Chicago family affair."
Loverboy is 'Working for the Weekend' at Waukegan's Genesee TheatreDuring their '80s heyday, the Canadian rockers of Loverboy experienced some of their greatest Chicago success in the suburbs. And Saturday, Jan. 25, the band returns to headline Waukegan's Genesee Theatre.
How Charlie Mackesy's "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse" became a surprise best-seller"The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse" by Charlie Mackesy is a collection of loosely linked illustrations about a lonely boy who ambles through the countryside on a spring day, finding companionship with animals. Childlike in its simplicity, its messages are universal; it's a book that, as one commenter put it, "pairs well with Kleenex and a pad of paper."
Book review: Tanen Jones offers a gripping plot in 'Better Liar'In Tanen Jones' debut novel, "The Better Liar," Leslie Voigt Flores must reunite with her estranged sister, Robin, to claim a joint inheritance from their father. However, when she arrives at Robin's Las Vegas apartment, she finds that she is dead. And the thriller continues from there.
Chicago Sinfonietta to perform musical tribute to MLKA musical tribute to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will feature new renditions of familiar standards, celebrated performers and an audience participation sing-along when the Chicago Sinfonietta takes the stage at Naperville's Wentz Concert Hall on Sunday, Jan. 19.
Feder: With or without Comcast, Marquee Sports Network to launch Feb. 22With just 34 days to go, Marquee Sports Network still has no deal with the Chicago area's largest cable company. But the new television home of the Chicago Cubs announced it would launch with or without Comcast Xfinity on Feb. 22.
NBC hopes 'free' makes Peacock stand out in streaming eraNBCUniversal is launching a new streaming service that will have a large part available for free, an approach it hopes will resonate with people who aren't interested in traditional TV.
Wheaton MLK observance celebrates 30th anniversaryThe 30th annual observance of MLK Day will take center stage Monday at Gary United Methodist Church in Wheaton.
Chicago native lands in revival tour of 'Once On This Island'Chicagoan Jahmaul Bakare's career has taken him around the world. Now, he's heading home on tour with the Broadway musical "Once On This Island," opening Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre.
Book review: 'Prized Girl' has complex, well-drawn charactersAt age 14, Jenny finally had her fill of beauty pageants. "The Prized Girl" of Amy K. Green's title just wanted to know what it would be like to shed her beauty queen image and be a normal eighth-grade student. She never got the chance.
Dining out: $1 cinnamon rolls Friday at Cinnaholic's grand opening in NapervilleThe new Cinnaholic in Naperville offers $1 gourmet cinnamon rolls Friday for its grand opening, Guzman y Gomez offers $5 grand-opening specials, Hey Nonny hosts its first whiskey festival, and Wildfire Glenview fetes turning 15 with throwback specials.
Through the Film Magnifier: Dallas Green, Tony LaRussa, The Lone Ranger, electric cars, a war protest and more