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Metropolis announces ambitious season
By Barbara Vitello
May 2, 2016 3:56 PM
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights announces its 2016-17 season, which includes "Hair" and "The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein."
Celebrate spring with Oakton's Noteworthy Festival
Submitted by Oakton Community College
May 2, 2016 9:19 AM
Oakton's annual Noteworthy Festival, a musical celebration featuring recitals and concerts showcasing the college's student performers and music faculty, is scheduled May 4-13 at the Footlik Theater, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. All performances are at 8 p.m. and admission to each event is $5.
No awards, just viewers for 'NCIS: LA' -- and a happy star
By Frazier Moore
May 2, 2016 5:57 AM
"There are shows," says Chris O'Donnell, "that never garner awards, that aren't considered highbrow in any way -- but that lots of fans really enjoy and keep coming back to watch." Such is "NCIS: Los Angeles," will wrap this season at 9 p.m. Monday on CBS.
Researchers may have discovered how sitting too much leads to heart disease
By American Heart Association
May 2, 2016 6:00 AM
Sitting for too long is associated with more calcium deposits in the heart arteries, according to a new study.
Larkin auto club students volunteer at Love Elgin Day
May 2, 2016 9:20 PM
On April 30, 11 students from Larkin High School's automotive technology program and auto club volunteered their time at the biannual Love Elgin Day. The "LED" event is spearheaded by the churches in downtown Elgin to help those community member's in need of food, clothing, spiritual needs, medical services and auto services.
Cate Blanchett named goodwill ambassador for UN refugees
By EDITH M. LEDERER
May 2, 2016 4:03 PM
Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett has been named a global goodwill ambassador for the UN refugee agency
Kaneland Foundation postpones Knight Run
May 2, 2016 9:25 PM
The Kaneland Foundation has decided to postpone the fifth annual Knight Run 5K cross country race scheduled for Friday, June 17.
At Tony Award nominations Tuesday, all eyes on 'Hamilton'
By Mark Kennedy
May 2, 2016 2:23 PM
One thing practically assured on Tuesday is that the Broadway megahit "Hamilton" will get plenty of Tony Award nominations. The real question is how many. And you might hear some local names among the nominees, too.
Elgin orchestra tops in Illinois for 2016
By Elena Ferrarin
May 2, 2016 4:01 PM
The Elgin Symphony Orchestra was named professional orchestra of the year by the Illinois Council of Orchestras, the only professional orchestra to receive the award four times in its history.
'Jungle Book' rules box office again; 'Civil War' looms
By Jake Coyle
May 2, 2016 7:00 AM
Disney's "The Jungle Book" trounced a handful of underperforming new releases to rule the box office for a third consecutive week, while next week's certain champ, "Captain America: Civil War," began setting records overseas.
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