Sense of community: Glencoe-based Writers’ Theatre and in particular Nicole Ripley, its director of education, and Nicole O’Connell, formerly of the theater’s education department, received the Al Ward Spirit of Giving Award from Communities In Schools of Chicago on June 19.
The strawberries are ripe, the calendar says summer. So it’s time to celebrate in Long Grove. So this year, the town’s 29th annual Strawberry Fest runs June 21 – June 23.
The journey to First Folio Theatre in Oak Brook is a pleasure trip for two Evanston residents.
That’s because Kate McDermott and Ron Keaton both have plum roles in “Shakespeare’s Cymbeline: A Folk Tale with Music,” adapted by First Folio’s Executive Director David Rice, with …
British composer Max Richter has recomposed “The Four Seasons.” Yes, Richter has tampered significantly with Vivaldi’s magnificent set of violin concertos, which have been chronicling the cycles of nature since they were published in 1725.
When actor John C. Reilly sang a show-stopping version of “Mr. Cellophane” in the movie musical “Chicago,” the world took notice: This guy can sing.
Ashley Bell bends over backwards for scares in “The Last Exorcism Part II,” major stars get rude and crude in “Movie 43” and Dustin Hoffman has a senior moment in “Quartet.”
“Walt Disney would have loved this fusion.” These words could not come from a better authority — the Oscar- and Grammy-winning Richard Sherman, who, with his late brother, Robert, wrote five of the songs on the much-beloved soundtrack for “The Jungle Book,” Disney’s 1967 animated film inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s book of stories.
A unique gustatory experience awaits diners at Company, a leasable restaurant space in Evanston that provides a temporary arena where entrepreneurial professional chefs can strut their stuff.
The venture, which debuted in January, is the brainchild of Eric Singer, a chef for 22 years at …
Though its self-mythologizing smacks of pomposity at times and its super-spectacular action sequences are so mind-boggling it’s sometimes hard to follow what’s going on, you have to give “Man of Steel” credit for one thing — it’s not dull.
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James Caan turns up the heat in Miami when he joins Starz’ 1959 period drama, “Magic City,” this season as Jewish mobster Sy Berman, head of the Chicago Outfit.
After starring in the first season of the CW reality show, “Breaking Pointe,” Warren Township High School alumna Katie Martin is back at Dancenter North in Libertyville to teach young dancers lessons from her brush with fame. “This is where I became a dancer,” Martin said. “This is were it all started. I love to just show my appreciation.”
Henry Cavil gets super in “Man of Steel,” Seth Rogen goes apocalyptic in “This is the End” and a young Israeli woman gets married (but perhaps not to the man she wants) in “Fill the Void,” all in area theaters.
Exciting bicycling feats will be paired with important lessons at the BMX Bike Stunt Show, 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at the Glen Town Center in Glenview.
There are household names and then there’s Martha Stewart. Everyone knows Martha can do anything related to domestic and lifestyle goodliness.
Local farmers are gearing up for this year’s farmers market season. Add fresh produce, baked goods, cheese, gourmet treats and more to your meals each week with a quick visit to the vendors of your local market.