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  1. Bill Murray's sister to perform at Indy FringeRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

    ... and Bill are siblings - two of nine in an Irish Catholic family that grew up in Wilmette, Illinois, just north of Chicago. While Bill and brothers Brian, Joel and John all became actors, Nancy is the only one with an acting degree and, in recent ...


  2. Actress Ellie Kemper talks about performing in Chicago, starring in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 25 | Red Eye Chicago

    ... Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy and Ellie Kemper "Bridesmaids, from Universal Pictures. Ellie Kemper lived in Chicago for three months in 2001. She was 21 years old, approaching her senior year at Princeton University and taking a level one ...


  3. 'Pitch Perfect' screenwriter Kay Cannon's comedy roots run deepRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Campbell Reporter

    Kay Cannon, screenwriter for popular film comedies "Pitch Perfect" and "Pitch Perfect 2," honed her skills at the family dinner table with her six siblings, then doing sketch and improv comedy in Chicago, starting in the late '90s, while she was temping by day, performing at night. An Illinois native, Cannon hit nearly every comedy stage stop in town -- including Second City, the iO Theater and ComedySportz -- either on stage or in the classroom.


  4. Pandora Presents: Mumford & Sons Live at Merriweather Post PavilionRead the original story

    Thursday | Business Wire

    ... coast-to-coast in the US and Canada this summer in support of Wilder Mind , including headline shows in Brooklyn and Chicago, appearances at Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Squamish and their own Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers. The band recently performed ...


  5. Amy Schumer on Hollywood Sexism: 'People Just Hate Women'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

    ... Island the Scottsbluff Bearcats appear primed for a run at a state championship. Led by Koy Pothoff's three ov... (CHICAGO) -- The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 Wednesday night, forcing a Game 7 in the Western Conference ...


  6. SNL Writer Katie Rich, of Orland Park, to Appear on Improv Nerd June 20Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 |

    Katie Rich, a native of Orlando Park who is writer for Saturday Night Live, will be on an episode of Improv Nerd on June 20 in Chicago. Katie Rich, a native of Orlando Park who is writer for Saturday Night Live and a former Mainstage cast member of Second City, will be returning to Chicago to appear in a special episode of Improv Nerd on June 20 at 4:30 p.m. Improv Nerd is a live comedy podcast hosted by Jimmy Carrane that gives audiences a behind-the-scenes look at careers in comedy.


  7. RPT - INSIGHT-Baby Boomer brokers face shrinking market to sell firmsRead the original story

    Wednesday May 27 | Reuters

    ... summer, though, his plan is to make it easier for older brokers to retire. After starting IHT Wealth Management in Chicago in June with six brokers, Dudash says he will buy four businesses from retiring brokers in coming months. The acquisitions ...


  8. Planning the Royals trip to Wrigley FieldRead the original story

    Tuesday May 26 | Royals Review

    This weekend, the Royals make their first trip to Wrigley Field since 2001. With the Royals riding high, Wrigley a popular destination for many baseball fans, and with Chicago only a hop and a skip away from Kansas City, expect a large contingent of Royals fans in the Windy City.


  9. Comedian John Mulaney returns to Chicago on May 30Read the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | Red Eye Chicago

    He was hired to do a seven-minute set at "Ellen's Somewhat Special Special" during TBS' Just for Laughs Chicago. A dream come true, of course, for any young comic.


  10. The Not PC Players will make their debut WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Park Record

    ... Park City," said Burdick, whom a long with Kmak is known for their work in the Park City Follies. "I moved here from Chicago in 2002 and did a game-format improv group called Off the Top, which became Improvabilities. That's where I met Nate, and we ...


  11. Is The Flash's Ronnie Doomed? Which Superhero Finale Was Best?...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | TVLine

    We've got questions, and you've got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we're lobbing queries left and right about shows including Mad Men , Brooklyn Nine-Nine , Supernatural and Chicago P.D. ! Were you half expecting a General Hospital character to reference the ABC News break-in that interrupted last Friday's episode, to underscore the "live"-ness of it all? Outlander fans: How much are you dreading the epic droughtlander that awaits after the May 30 season finale? And had any fans of the book envisioned MacRannoch's home as much more opulent than it was portrayed on TV? Did Saturday Night Live finale host Louis C.K. cross any lines with his riffs on racism and/or child molesters, or do we simply live in a time where any edgy topic is considered off limits? Does Helen Slater and Caity Lotz in the same Mad Men episode count as a Supergirl/Arrow crossover? Was the biggest surprise ... (more)


  12. Hunter Hayesa a oe21a 3 Almost Completes ListRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 |

    ... Shannon once performed in a Saturday Night Live skit .) Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.


  13. Lesser-known 1975 Broadway musicals on tap SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 |

    ... "Saturday Night Live" made household names of the Not Ready for Prime Time Players. On Broadway, "A Chorus Line," "Chicago," "Shenandoah," "The Rocky Horror Show" and lesser-known musicals like "Goodtime Charley" and "Boy Meets Boy" - one of the ...


  14. Happy Birthday, Tina Fey! Here Are 10 Ways We're CelebratingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 |

    ... "Summer Nights" sketch on Saturday Night Live : 8. Fey later honed her comedy chops as a member of the famous Chicago improv group The Second City, where she met fellow future SNL alum Rachel Dratch. Their "Wicked" act seen below evolved into the ...


  15. Writer Kay Cannon's 'Pitch Perfect' track recordRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Myrtle Beach Online

    ... personality after a night of cocktails. Some of that might have been honed during her sketch and improv time in Chicago in the late '90s/early 2000s, when she was temping by day, performing at night. An Illinois native, Cannon hit nearly every ...


  16. First Listen: The Vaccines, 'English Graffiti'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | National Public Radio

    ... singer Justin Young's ulterior motives: big radio balladry, in the vein of REO Speedwagon or Peter Cetera-era Chicago. Just flip the arrangement and the song would have flown on FM stations across the country throughout the summer of '86. That idea ...


  17. Security expert said he accessed plane controls mid-flightRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 |

    A security researcher told federal agents he was able to hack into aircraft computer systems mid-flight numerous times through the in-flight entertainment systems, and at one point he caused a plane he was on to move sideways, according to an FBI agent's affidavit. The researcher, Chris Roberts, was questioned upon his arrival at the Syracuse, New York, airport April 15. He had suggested on Twitter while on a United Airlines flight from Chicago that he could get the oxygen masks to deploy or interfere with the cockpit's alert systems, according to the court filing in support of a search warrant for Roberts' laptop and other electronics.


  18. 'Pitch Perfect 2': Anna Kendrick and Co. stay in tune, reviews sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Los Angeles Times

    ... try, from rom-com pensiveness to stage-jittery gross-outs." But "PP2" hasn't been music to every critic's ears. The Chicago Tribune's Michael Phillips, for example, says the first film is "rather better" and pleads: "Can we please talk about the ...


  19. Danny Seraphine and Bill Champlin defend Chicago 17: 'The biggest album we ever had'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Something Else! Reviews

    Chicago 17 , released on May 14, 1984, represented the group's commercial pinnacle - and not just with David Foster, who produced three straight albums for the band in the 1980s. Chicago has never had a bigger-selling album than 17, nor one that spawned more Top 10 hit singles.


  20. Kids in the Hall, Chicago, Yelawolf, Jenny Lewis and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

    If that sentence doesn't make you smile, then you probably don't know the Kids in the Hall. But while the Canadian sketch comedy troupe's TV show of the same name ended 20 years ago, it's not too late to become a fan.