More than two dozen theater artists to watch in Chicago, suburbs this season
Theaters have finally reopened, and making that happen in Chicago and the suburbs are talented actors, writers, designers and more. Here's a look at more than two dozen theater artists to watch.
Q&A: Nick Cannon on talk show, overcoming backlash last yearWhen Nick Cannon faced heavy criticism for his anti-Semitic remarks last year, he initially thought about stepping away from his lucrative TV host and producer career for good. Ultimately, Cannon realized he could use his platform to help people overcome adversity. Now, he's hosting a daytime talk show "Nick Cannon," which premieres Monday, Sept. 27, on Fox Television stations.
Book review: 'True Raiders' a fun read about true treasure huntFor fans of "Raiders of the Lost Ark," it's exciting hearing Dr. Henry Jones describe the history behind the Ark of the Covenant and what makes it such a sought-after archaeological find. That history is what makes Brad Ricca's "True Raiders" such a fun read, even if it lacks the cinematic payoff of a Stephen Spielberg film.
Salvation Army hopes free music program can open doors for kidsThe Salvation Army in Elgin offers free music classes and provides instruments for kids ages 4 and older. Daniel Simmons attended the classes years ago as a kid when his family sought support and services from the Salvation Army. Now a Salvation Army captain, he brings his three kids back.
Constable: Cary history teacher's documentary highlights racial protestsA history teacher, Cary native Nicholas Stange started incorporating videos of military veterans into the learning process. His new documentary, covering racial protests in Rockford, will debut this week at the Catalyst Content Festival.
Feder: Chicago Reader celebrates 50th anniversary with gratitudeThe venerable Chicago Reader will honor its 50th year of publication with special anniversary issues on October 14 and October 28, featuring its origin story and articles focused on the past half-century of award-winning work.
City, suburban theaters return with fewer shows but plenty of applause-worthy optionsThe fall theater season won't be as crowded this year thanks to residual effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but a number of shows on tap show promise.
Album review: Mickey Guyton soars on her powerful, personal recordIt's hard enough to be Black woman in America, but Mickey Guyton's path in country music has been especially fraught with obstacles she had to overcome. On her debut full-length album released a decade after she was initially signed to her label, Guyton has proven what hasn't killed her has only made her stronger.
'We are back': Marriott's 'The World Goes 'Round' gets deftly re-imagined for the post-pandemic eraTony Award nominee and director/choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge re-imagines the Kander & Ebb jukebox tuner "The World Goes 'Round" in a timely fashion, with lots of laughs and a lot of heart.
Book review: Craig Johnson uses mystery to explore violence against Native American womenIn "Daughter of the Morning Star," the 17th novel in Craig Johnson's series featuring Absaroka County Sheriff Walt Longmire, the author uses the mystery genre to raise awareness about the epidemic of violence against Native American women.
Gutsy food challenges await at suburban eateriesFrom 3-pound burritos to 64 ounces of frozen yogurt, there's no shortage of food challenges to attempt at suburban restaurants.
RH Oak Brook opening with luxury shopping and diningThe upscale RH Oak Brook officially opens on Friday. Located at Oakbrook Center at 1300 22nd St., the RH (formerly known as Restoration Hardware) is a custom-built three-story building filled with galleries of indoor and outdoor luxury home furnishings, capped by a year-round rooftop restaurant and bar that suggests guests to RSVP online about 30 days in advance.
Through the Film Magnifer, Walter Payton, Shadow Traffic, Danny Thomas at Woodfield Mall, Julia Child and more