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  • April closes with theatrical openings in Chicagoland
    April closes with theatrical openings in Chicagoland
    Caity-Shea Violette’s Target Behavior will be performed by 20% Theatre Company Chicago from April 23 through May 17 at Chicago’s Prop Theatre on 3502 N. Elston Avenue. To reserve tickets ($15-$20), contact boxoffice...
  • Jessica Biel skips her premiere to stay at home with baby Timberlake
    Biel skips premiere at Silas Theatre: Jessica, baby Silas stay home instead
    Jessica Biel chose to miss her premiere of "Bleeding Heart" in New York City at the Tribeca Film Festival. Instead, the high achieving actress decided to stay home in Montana and care for her kid, according to Us magazine via Yahoo!...
  •  Louis Prima come to life in ‘Live at the Sahara’ in Chicago
    Louis Prima comes to life in ‘Live at the Sahara’ in Chicago
    At last night’s city premiere of Louis & Keely ‘Live at the Sahara’, director Taylor Hackford told me, “I want the show to play for years in Chicago. It’s the perfect town for it.”Prior to its Windy City...
  • Director Amy Weber
    Opening nationally: 'A Girl Like Her' - teen bullying drama
    Written and directed by Amy S. Weber, A GIRL LIKE HER is an unscripted, poignant feature film that takes a realistic, inside look at bullying through the eyes of both the bully and the victim. As the film explores the connection and relationship...
  • Big Boy - image by Stefan Scherperel
    Seattle's Bryan Campbell accepted into Tribeca Film Festival
    Seattle director Bryan Campbell’s newest movie has been accepted into the 2015 TriBeCa Film Festival!Bryan’s short comedy “Big Boy” will have its world premiere at the prestigious New York event, which takes place April 15...
  • New works & classic adaptations slated for Chicago stages
    New works & classic adaptations slated for Chicago stages
    Patrick Budde, Kristen Johnson, Will Kiley, Maximillian Lapine, Stella Martin and Sasha Smith star in Traces, Shannon Pritchard’s urban fairy tale based on Tam Lin’s Scottish folk ballad at the Frontier on 1106 W. Thorndale Avenue in...
  • Dance fever hits Chicago with upcoming performances
    Dance fever hits Chicago with upcoming performances
    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will perform the premiere of Matthew Rushing’s Odetta, Ulysses Dove’s Episodes and Ailey’s Revelations tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on 50 E. Congress...
  • March is marked by special dance events
    March is marked by special dance events
    National and international talent comes to Chicago’s Smart Bar on Clark Street for Daphne: A Women’s Movement.“This March, in celebration of women's history month, we bring together a diverse community of artists to lead a...
  • Joffrey’s "Unique Voices" has drama, jokes & a drawl
    Joffrey’s "Unique Voices" has drama, jokes & a drawl
    Last night, the Joffrey Ballet unveiled its aptly titled Unique Voices winter program featuring three distinctly different works by former Joffrey guest choreographers.“Each of the choreographers in the Unique Voices program is based in the...
  • Laura Marano and Leigh-Allyn Baker hits the red carpet.
    Laura Marano and Leigh-Allyn Baker at premiere of ‘Bad Hair Day’
    Just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend, a new original movie called “Bad Hair Day” makes its way to the Disney Channel. However, this isn’t a romantic flick, but it may have you falling in love with it and have you...
  • The Joffrey marks its Choreographers of Color winners with a winning show
    The Joffrey marks its Choreographers of Color winners with a winning show
    “Winning Works is an example of our commitment to nurturing and empowering the diverse voices and talent of young choreographers,” explains Joffrey Ballet Executive Director Greg Cameron of the company’s upcoming show that...
  • Duff Till Dawn
    ‘Duff Till Dawn’ premiere is ‘Ready, Set, Luau!’ on Food Network
    On Sunday night’s Food Network premiere episode of “Duff Till Dawn,” the episode was titled “Ready, Set, Luau!” Duff Goldman, aka the Ace of Cakes, has owned Charm City Cakes in Baltimore, Maryland since 2002 and is...
  • Series premiere: "Puss In Boots"
    'Puss In Boots' series premiere on Netflix
    “The Adventures of Puss In Boots,” the new cartoon on Netflix that is based on the character from the "Shrek" films, is a cute little series. Each episode is under 30 minutes long, so it shouldn't be too difficult to sit...
  • Season 5 premiere of "Downton Abbey"
    'Downton Abbey' season 5 premiere shows changing times
    "Downton Abbey" returned last night to premiere on PBS as part of Masterpiece Theater. If you watch last night's episode you will see that the Crawley family has made it into 1924 and is still going strong. When I saw this premiere,...
  • "Galavant" a success
    Premiere of 'Galavant' is funny success
    Lat night's premier of "Galavant" is like watching "The Pincess Bride's" evil twin. In the beginning, Sir Galavant falls in love with a peasant woman, and they make happy love with one another sometimes "thrice a...
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