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Duo Drenge shows muscle, menace

That's not a word critics of any kind should throw around lightly, and it's not done so here.


Related Topix: Blues, Pop/Rock, The Black Keys

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Island Packet

Second City actor Rachel LaForce gives inside look at what makes improv so great

Rachel LaForce is among The Second City actors who will perform Aug. 5-7 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island.


Related Topix: Brian Doyle-Murray, Hilton Head Island, SC, Celebrities, Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Theater, Arts


10 Of Your Favorite Funny TV Stars Before They Were Famous

You've probably already heard that many of today's biggest TV stars began their careers in the New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles alternative comedy scenes, but did you know that videos from the actors' early days still exist on the Internet? Check out some pre-fame work from your favorite "SNL" and sitcom performers : Zach Woods , Bobby ... (more)


Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, The Office, Zach Woods, Saturday Night Live, Bobby Moynihan

Tue Jul 29, 2014


Kenny Lavender's 'Conscious Journey' goes big band

Musicians are in a unique position to work through their problems by playing, performing, collaborating, and ultimately, recording.


Related Topix: Jazz, Florida, Pop/Rock, Drama Movies, New Orleans, Music!, Harry Connick Jr.

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Chaz and Roger to be Honored at Black Harvest Film Festival

Even scenes that work, such as a climax on a rain-soaked bridge, feel like they could have been trimmed by a few hand-drawn frames.


Tue Jul 22, 2014

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