Ravinia cancels Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett, all concerts through the weekend
In response to the shootings at the Highland Park Fourth of July parade Monday, Ravinia Festival organizers are postponing or canceling shows at the outdoor music venue through July 10.
Best Bets: Kane County Fair returns to St. CharlesSee racing pigs and more when the Kane County Fair returns to St. Charles starting July 13, Fan Expo Chicago brings lots of celebrities to Rosemont this weekend, and the American Association All-Star Game and Home Run Derby will be played for the first time at Rosemont's Impact Field.
Festivals July 8-14: Rockin' Rotary Ribfest, Dog Days of Summer, Kane County Fair & moreFrom Batavia's Windmill City Festival to 2022 Fan Expo Chicago in Rosemont to St. Sophia Greek Fest in Elgin to Taste of Chicago to various cruise nights and concerts in the park, there's a plethora of things to do in the suburbs and Chicago.
Sound check: Rage reunion, Jazz in the Park, DZ Fest and moreRage Against the Machine -- with Libertyville native Tom Morello -- heads to the United Center for two nights; Jazz in the Park takes over The Venue; DZ Fest celebrates 10 years; Third Eye Blind's Summer Gods tour comes to town; and much more.
Lake in the Hills' Rockin' Ribfest serves up food, musicThis year's Rockin' Ribfest in Lake in the Hills will feature Tommy DeCarlo, the singer of rock band Boston, as well as tribute and local bands, according to the Rotary Club of Lake in the Hills.
Rocker Carlos Santana 'doing well' after collapsing onstageGuitar icon Carlos Santana collapsed on stage during a show in Michigan and was rushed to a hospital, later blaming the episode on forgetting to eat or drink water. Santana, 74, was "doing well" Wednesday after being taken from his show at Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston Tuesday night.
New to streaming this week: 'The Sea Beast,' early Elton John, 'Maggie'Netflix's animated film "The Sea Beast" heads to the streaming platform Friday, July 8; Hulu comedy series "Maggie" drops Wednesday; and new music from Journey and Neil Young and a little-known Elton John album hit your platforms of choice this week.
Fan Expo convention brings 'Lord of the Rings' reunion to RosemontWill Fan Expo Chicago be the one convention to rule them all? With four Hobbits, a galaxy of stars and a fanbase yearning for the experiences they've missed the last few years, that's certainly the goal for the convention that sets up shop Thursday through Sunday, July 7-10, in Rosemont.
Book review: Crime thriller debut well-executed in 'The Favor'Nora Murphy's debut novel, "The Favor," delicately but unabashedly puts a microscope to domestic abuse in modern America with the added layer of a crime thriller. The novel begins with a vignette describing a woman fleeing the scene of a murder, though it's unclear who is narrating.
Why cottonwood trees have inspired song lyrics over the yearsPicture yourself hiking alone on a beautiful spring evening. You pause on a bridge over a small stream. Along its banks grow elms, maples, and cottonwoods. A slight breeze moves through the trees. If you're a songwriter, you likely enjoy the cottonwoods' restful whispers.
Chris Pratt picks military veterans for new Amazon series 'The Terminal List'Chris Pratt, who portrays a Navy SEAL in his new Amazon series "The Terminal List," made sure he was surrounded on camera and behind-the-scenes by former members of the U.S. military.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: Where have all the ballrooms gone?As I continue to open my themed restaurants, theaters and speak-easies, I make sure the decor gives a nod to those classic eras when the people and the places looked upscale and gawdy. The Big Band or Swing era is one of my favorites. It was a time when class reigned, and elegance ruled.