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  • Country Dancers to Show Their Moves in TV SpotJul 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Local country/western dance teams will perform live on WGN-TV on Friday, July 4 on its 9:00 morning show.

  • The Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles will feature work from The Woodstock Group, including “Barb’s Floral” by Barbara Brown, at the exhibit July 12-Aug. 18.

    Local painters exhibit beautiful creations Jul 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Artists seem to see through different eyes, while we get to enjoy the product of their vision and their inspiration when they share their works of art as a whole. Come see for yourself when The Woodstock Group exhibits beautiful works of art in the Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles.

  • Airmen of Note to perform at North CentralJul 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    A U.S. Air Force jazz ensemble, The Airmen of Note, will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville.

  • The 13-member RSVP Orchestra performs July 3 at Palatine’s Hometown Fest. Paul Marchese

    RSVP Orchestra Plays Palatine’s Hometown Fest July 3Jul 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    The multifaceted sound of the 13-piece RSVP Orchestra will be one of the entertainment features at this week’s Palatine Jaycees Hometown Fest. Performing Thursday, July 3, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the Fred P. Hall Amphitheater, 262 E. Palatine Road, Palatine, the RSVP Orchestra ( will be spotlighting “hits through the decades”, from Swing music of the 40’s to the Top 40.

  • Author and executive producer Stephen King, who wrote the premiere episode of “Under the Dome,” also has a cameo appearance in the show. “Under the Dome” begins its second season premiere on Monday.

    King writes for new season of ‘Under the Dome’Jun 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    The fictional Maine town of Chester’s Mill is “Under the Dome” for a second season, and author Stephen King, on whose novel the popular show is based, has written the first episode for this summer’s run. The CBS miniseries that led the ratings much of last summer returns for another 13 episodes beginning Monday, with King telling viewers that no one in Chester’s Mill is assured of making it through the season alive.

  • Country Dancers to show their moves in TV spot Jun 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    Country line dance teams from Chicago Suburbs will demonstrate their moves to promote the Travel America Summer Festival at The Morton Arboretum, to be held during the July Fourth holiday weekend.

  • Afternoon of Music and Song was a success! Jun 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    On June 25, Anthony Kawalkowski, often called the "young Andre Rieu," brought to the Listening Room in Crystal Lake an afternoon of high quality music and entertainment.

  • B.E. Pepper on keys in 1958, and with Face N Time, 2014.

    Rockabilly Legend B.E. Pepper Rocks the House with Face N TimeJun 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    Face N Time spanned generations and genres when Mississippi rockabilly legend B.E. Pepper joined them at Pier 99 Grill and Spirits in Lake Barrington Saturday night.

  • This is how you play “I’m a little Minion teapot!” Kids get together for some pre-show fun at the Free Friday Night Movies in the Park on June 26. Lisa Haring

    Park It! Patrol Visits Apache ParkJun 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lake Park Memorial Pavilion was transformed into an outdoor movie theatre (without a roof!) on Friday, June 27, as hundreds of minions and their families gathered to watch the 2013 3D computer animated comedy film, Despicable Me 2.

  • Friends and neighbors joined together for a giant tug of war at the June 25 Park It! Patrol event at Apache Park. Lisa Haring

    Park It! Patrol Visits Apache ParkJun 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    On Wednesday, June 26, the Des Plaines Park District Park It! Patrol made their second stop of the summer in Apache Park, 2100 Pine Street.

  • The Barefoot Hawaiian performs a traditional hula using the feathered gourd rattles called ‘ulili, at the Memorial Pavilion on June 26. Lisa Haring

    Aloha! The Barefoot Hawaiian Performs Live at the LakeJun 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    On June 26, The Barefoot Hawaiian performed authentic Polynesian dancing and drumming at the Lake Park Memorial Pavilion.

  • Tyler Florence, center, host of “Food Court Wars,” works with Tim “Gravy” Brown, right, and Patrick “Deep Dish” Bertoletti while preparing their signature “tacos in a bag” meal for 25 dinners. Brown and Bertoletti say business was good in the three weeks after the show aired but has since plummeted. They are devising a marketing strategy to attract more people.

    Despite Food Network win, food court taco stand strugglesJun 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    Taco in a Bag may have had the good fortune to appear on a national reality TV show, but for the two men who run the West Dundee eatery, reality hit once the afterglow wore off and profits went south. “We're definitely committed to being here and trying to make this work," said Tim "Gravy" Brown, one of the partners, citing efforts to market the place to a bigger clientele.

  • Optimus Prime fights the Decepticons once again in “Transformers: Age of Extinction.”

    ‘Transformers’ unearths $100M at box officeJun 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    “Transformers: Age of Extinction” is ruling the box office. The fourth installment of filmmaker Michael Bay’s morphing robots series earned $100 million in its opening weekend, making it the biggest debut for a movie in 2014, according to studio estimates Sunday.

  • Actor Meshach Taylor's agent says the actor, who appeared in the hit sitcoms “Designing Women” and “Dave's World,” died of cancer on Saturday at his home in Los Angeles.

    'Designing Women' star Meshach Taylor dies at 67Jun 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    Meshach Taylor, who played a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles on the sitcom “Designing Women” and appeared in numerous other TV and film roles, died of cancer at age 67, his agent said Sunday. Taylor got an Emmy nod for his portrayal of Anthony Bouvier on “Designing Women” from 1986 to 1993. Then he costarred for four seasons on another successful comedy, “Dave's World,” as the best friend of a newspaper humor columnist played by the series' star, Harry Anderson.

  • William Barfée (Eli Branson) and Olive Ostrovsky (Landree Fleming) share a fantasy dance duet in the Tony Award-winning 2005 musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace.

    Drury Lane's 'Spelling Bee' a winnerJun 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" is most definotely a winner in Drury Lane Theatre's grand take on the hilarious 2005 Broadway musical that is also filled with suspense and a surprisingly emotional core.

  • Bristol Renaissance Faire is open Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day weekend.

    Summer bucket list: Make the most of those hot July days Jun 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    What's on your summer bucket list? Have you made one yet? If not, here are 31 ideas of fun things to do in the suburbs and Chicago in July. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are enough events going on this summer that you could plan a few activities every day and still have many more unique options to choose from. So, get started. What are you waiting for?

  • The work of Bala Thiagarajan is featured in the 12th Annual Arts Festival in Bartlett.

    Sunday picks: Art in the park in BartlettJun 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    More than 50 juried artists display and sell their work for the 12th Annual Arts Festival this weekend at Bartlett Park. See comics, tabletop gaming items, art, retro toys and more at the Lake Count-I-Con pop-culture expo at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center in Round Lake Beach.

  • Marissa Mayer, chief executive officer of Yahoo! Inc., looks on at the Cannes Lions International Festival Of Creativity in Cannes, France, on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

    Beach parties in Cannes help Yahoo, GoogleJun 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer landed on the French Riviera last week with a posse of space adventurers. Her goal: Convince advertisers that the Internet -- with programming such as a new Yahoo sitcom about an alternate universe -- can be as effective as television for pitching brands.

  • Guests can take in a special 6 p.m. Dolphins in Action show during Brookfield Zoo’s Summer Nights on Fridays and Saturdays, now through July 26.

    On the road: See Dolphins In Action show at Brookfield ZooJun 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Friday and Saturday nights rock at Brookfield Zoo's Summer Nights programs, including cool animals, roaming performers and a special Dolphins In Action demo. Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood is set for ths weekend's Taste of Lakeview festival, featuring all kinds of food, music and arts and crafts vendors.

  • Maxwell, seen here performing on the “The Early Show” in New York in 2009, plays Ravinia July 2.

    Maxwell plans for tour, new music and possible babyJun 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Maxwell is looking to produce something this year that has nothing to do with music. In a recent interview with The Associated Press, the 41-year-old crooner — who plans to release a new album this year — said he also wants to get married and become a father. “This year is really about the people, it’s really about focusing on putting out the music, and taking myself to another level in life," he said.

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