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Yesterday | Chicago Tribune

Second City plans major expansion at Piper's Alley

Second City, the famed Chicago comedy theater, is to announce Tuesday that it has acquired the former movie theater inside the Piper's Alley complex at 230 W. North Ave. Second City plans to fill the new space with "student-centered facilities," including two theaters, classrooms, a student lounge and bar, event space and other new facilities.


Related Topix: Brian Doyle-Murray, Chicago, IL, Entertainment

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Publishers Marketplace

A Chicago Tavern: A Goat, a Curse, and the American Dream, by Rick Kogan

"The Auditorium, a theater, and the Billy Goat, a tavern, are two Chicago landmarks.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, US Politics, Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois

Thu Jul 17, 2014


Heading To Pitchfork? 9 Reasons Chicago Is The Best Festival City

If you're heading down to the Pitchfork Music Festival this weekend you're probably aware that it is in Chicago, because that is what your plane ticket says.


Mon Jul 14, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Classic rock feast: Motley Crue, ZZ Top, Journey and more headed to Bay Area

Many aging rock acts have thoroughly embraced the co-headliner concert concept, enlisting top-tier opening acts to sell more tickets and get more fans to their shows.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Boston, Aerosmith, Celebrities, Mark Dacascos

Star Tribune

CD reviews: Morrissey, Chicago

His 10th solo album is not a good record, but, on the other hand, it is almost a perfect one.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Morrissey, Greater Manchester County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Music, Entertainment

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Daily Herald

Wauconda remembers 'The Blues Brothers' shot in town 35 years ago

It was early September 1979, and the actors were in town filming "The Blues Brothers" -- the John Landis-directed, cameo-filled movie that's arguably the greatest musical-action-comedy ever made.


Related Topix: The Blues Brothers, Blues, Comedy Movies, Action Movies, Musical Movies, Celebrities, John Belushi

Wed Jul 09, 2014


SNL's Nora Dunn Moves to Evanston

Saturday Night Live alum Nora Dunn has sold her condo in Chicago's Ukrainian Village and bought in south Evanston instead , the Chicago Tribune reports.


Related Topix: Nora Dunn, Evanston, IL

Sun Jul 06, 2014


Thicke's 'Paula' remains unconvincing

Does Robin Thicke creep you out? No matter how you felt about the Canadian R&B singer after he broke big last year with the blithe "Blurred Lines" - and seemed all too happy to have Miley Cyrus twerk on him at the MTV awards - chances are you'll be put off by the skeevy aspects of Paula.


Related Topix: Dance, Robin Thicke, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, R&B, R-N-B, Music, Entertainment

Fri Jun 27, 2014

National Public Radio

Heavy Rotation: Our Panel's 10 Favorite Songs Of The Year

Hawk House is the British hip-hop trio of brothers Sam and Eman Croydon and singer Demae; together, they make music that falls squarely between the progressive soul of Iman Omari and the progressive hip-hop of A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets and Buhloone Mindstate -era De La Soul, with shades of Jamiroquai.


Related Topix: Digable Planets, Q-Tip, Classical, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, The Planets, A Tribe Called Quest, De la Soul

Tue Jun 24, 2014


Philadelphia's story: From the Constitution Center to the Rocky statue, and cheesesteaks too

I don't personally have anything against lying on the beach. I'll slather sunscreen and dig a moat like the next guy.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Downtown (Washington, DC), Canada Travel, Chicago Travel, Toronto, Canada Travel, Travel, Washington D.C. Travel, Philadelphia, PA

Mon Jun 23, 2014

Effingham Herald

Caught up in the great circle of politics

Norm Woodel is one of those people in the world of politics whose face may not be that well known, but whose voice is right in the thick of it.


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Georgia