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  • Kanye West's Listening Party at Soldier Field in Chicago will have no COVID-19 vaccine or testing requirements but lower capacity

    Lollapalooza, also being held on the Park District property, required proof of vaccine or a negative COVID test.

  • Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died aged 80

    Charlie Watts, the drummer who provided the backbone of Rolling Stones songs for more than half a century, has passed away, his publicist has said. He was 80 years old.

  • Critique of

    A corporation rather than Ross’s surviving son still benefits from the name Bob Ross. That this is morally right is the goal of the film.

  • My worst moment: the star of

    A 100 pound grid fell on Maggie Q’s hand and head during the filming of “Nikita”. “The production didn’t stop. So we had to write in the show that I had this broken hand,” she says.

  • Review: Blue Man Group is back in a strange new world

    Blue Man Group returns to Chicago’s Briar Street Theater after COVID-19 pandemic hiatus. Reviewer Chris Jones reviews the latest iteration.

  • Stepping Stone aims to boost various comedians and bring shows to more Chicago neighborhoods

    “I decided to create my own theater where I can scout and search myself for improvisers from all walks of life, and give them a platform where they can not only play, but also learn and find themselves.” , explains Julia, founder of the Stepping Stone Theater. Morals.

  • Mayim Bialik will be the guest host “Jeopardy!  »After the release of Mike Richards

    Bialik will climb on the podium long occupied by the late Alex Trebek for three weeks of episodes. Sony said other hosts will follow Bialik and made no mention of a permanent replacement.

  • Column: Time's Up's bitter promise in a world where post- # MeToo Hollywood looks too much like pre- # MeToo

    Despite what seemed like a unique boost in MeToo’s wake, it’s disheartening to consider how little has actually changed behind the scenes.

  • Chronicle: There's Pain in Unwanted Books - But the Biblioracle Explains Why

    My first paid job was tearing the covers of mass market paperbacks that had not been sold, at the rate of one cent per cover. The bodies of the books ended up in the dumpster behind the store.

  • Despite four new films in theaters,

    Ryan Reynolds’ action comedy “Free Guy” won the weekend’s box office for the second week in a row.

  • Don Everly, half of the Everly Brothers duo who enjoyed huge success with

    Don Everly, who along with his late younger brother Phil set the pattern for close harmony by vocalizing in the chart-topping duo The Everly Brothers, died on Saturday at the age of 84 in Nashville.

  • Grant Park Music Festival finale ends with resounding message: we're better together

    Summer 2021 has ended for the Grant Park Music Festival in Millennium Park. Conductor and artistic director Carlos Kalmar finds links between this last concert and the season opening on the July 4th theme.

  • Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash brings hip-hop fans to Chicago's Douglass Park this weekend

    Over three days and across three stages, the Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash hip hop music festival is back this summer and bigger than ever.

  • Tom T. Hall, country singer who wrote

    Tom T. Hall, the singer-songwriter who composed “Harper Valley PTA” and sang the Simple Joys of Life as a consummate country music blue-collar bard, has passed away. He was 85 years old.

  • Marie Osmond cancels Ravinia's show due to COVID concerns

    Marie Osmond canceled her concert in Ravinia next week due to the COVID pandemic, according to a festival announcement on Friday.

  • Mike Richards as “Jeopardy!  »Host after reviewing past comments

    Producer Mike Richards has resigned as host of “Jeopardy!” after a report of past misogynistic comments surfaced this week.

  • Summer Smash performer Baha Bank $ makes up for lost time

    A year and a half ago, Vivian Bolden, who performs under the name Baha Bank $, was just starting her musical journey. Now she’s ready to take the stage at the Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash Festival in Douglass Park.

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  • Things to do in Chicago this weekend: 50 cents on Underground Friday, Summer Smash all weekend, plus the Blue Angels

    This action-packed weekend includes 50 Cent at Underground, Ruido Fest at Union Park, and Summer Smash Festival at Douglass Park. Plus the Blue Angels above.

  • Critique of

    As “The Night House” weaves its methodical web of confusions, the splendid Rebecca Hall keeps everything on a human scale rather than dictated by genre.

  • In the waterlogged Miami of the near future, hard times call for a tough hero who isn’t afraid of a ridiculous amount of voiceover storytelling.

  • Raven is a small Chicago theater that is reopening, notably with a world premiere this fall.

    Go back on stage in front of a live audience, or not? This remains the pressing issue for many small and mid-size Chicago nonprofit theaters. The Raven Theater in the Edgewater neighborhood returns with three shows for the 2021-22 season.

  • Chicago by Kanye West: 25 training locations in the city and suburbs

    These Chicago locations shaped the life and career of Grammy-winning rapper, producer and versatile designer Kanye West.

  • Kanye West comes to Soldier Field for 'Donda' listening party

    Kanye West is coming to Soldier Field for a registration party in Chicago for his yet to be released “Donda” album at 9pm on August 26th.

  • Douglass Park 18 is now open, a mini golf course in North Lawndale designed by local teens.  “You can change the way your world looks.

    Why the bird theme for each hole? The Lincoln Park Zoo helped organize the construction of the mini-golf course at Douglass Park, which took years to replace a long-abandoned putt golf course in the park. In addition, the park is the site of many migratory birds.

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