Northwest Fourth-Fest in Hoffman Estates shelved for 2nd straight year
Hoffman Estates officials have canceled the village's Northwest Fourth-Fest around the Fourth of July for a second consecutive year due to the lingering COVID-19 pandemic.
Sound check: PIQNIQ music fest is back -- as a drive-in event101-WKQX announced this week tickets are on sale for the annual PIQNIQ music celebration; Side Street opens submissions for its battle of the bands.
New to streaming this week: 'Big Shot,' 'Mare of Easttown' and 'Monday'Sebastian Stan stars in a steamy new romance "Monday" premiering Friday in theaters and on video on demand. Plus, Kate Winslet and Guy Pearce star in HBO's limited series "Mare of Easttown," premiering Sunday, April 18.
Book review: 'Souvenir Museum' a master class in short-story tellingIf you're tired of trying to pick something to watch on one of your half a dozen streaming services, maybe it's time to read a short story instead. They may just be the perfect antidote to binge watching. Elizabeth McCracken's latest collection, "The Souvenir Museum," is a good place to start.
Brothers Ron and Clint Howard have memoir coming in OctoberFilmmaker-actor Ron Howard and actor Clint Howard, brothers, former child stars and fellow Hollywood veterans, will now share their unusual story in book-length form. The Howards have a deal with William Morrow for "The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family," scheduled to come out Oct. 12.
Feder: Kontender network brings more sports talk to ChicagoAnother sports talk offering has just been added to the Chicago media menu.
Eyes to the Skies organizers cancel 2021 event due to COVID-19The popular Eyes to the Skies festival in Lisle has been canceled for the second consecutive year due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Kanye agrees with Kim on joint custody in divorce responseKanye West agrees with Kim Kardashian West that they should have joint custody of their four children and neither of them need spousal support, according to new divorce documents.
DuPage County Fair cancels July datesThe 2021 DuPage County Fair will not run during its originally scheduled dates of July 21 to 25. The DuPage County Fair Association is hoping to reschedule a similar event for fall.
Texas Tenors concert in Glen Ellyn postponedThe Texas Tenors postponed a Sunday concert due to "unforeseen circumstances" at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn. Patrons who bought a livestream should be contacted by the box office for more information.
Music review: 'In Another World,' Cheap Trick still on top of itSince their first album in 1977, Rockford-based Cheap Trick has consistently put out perfectly polished power-pop and hard rock gems, and that tradition continues here on "In Another World."
Catherine Zeta-Jones finds a TV home in Fox drama 'Prodigal Son'Catherine Zeta-Jones joins the cast of Fox's "Prodigal Son" as psychiatric-hospital doctor Vivian Capshaw when the show returns on Tuesday, April 13.
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