Weekend picks: Kevin Farley, Nick Offerman bring the funny to Chicago
Get ready for a fun weekend: Kevin Farley performs stand-up at the Metropolis, alt-rocker Morrissey and rock band Interpol headline Ravinia, and actor and comedian Nick Offerman returns for a standup show Sunday at the Chicago Theatre.
Book review: 'The Only Plane in the Sky' is compelling history of 9/11People born at least a quarter-century ago probably remember the exact details of what they were doing on that beautiful blue September day in 2001 when terror was unleashed across the country. Now, 18 years later, the memories of hundreds of firsthand witnesses tell the story of the 9/11 attacks in their own words in "The Only Plane in the Sky."
The premise of 'Tall Girl' was widely mocked, and the actual movie doesn't help mattersThere's a new movie on Netflix called "Tall Girl," which, as you might have guessed, is about a girl who is tall. Jodi (Ava Michelle) is just over 6-foot-1 and often reminds the audience, whether through narration or self-deprecating remarks to friends and foes alike, that 73 inches is several too many.
Analysis: Apple's Arcade seeks to upend another business modelApple wants people to pay $5 a month for the types of games they have been getting free, but without ads or in-app purchases.
PewDiePie, YouTube's biggest star, tried to make peace; his fans rebelledPewDiePie, a.k.a. Felix Kjellberg, a.k.a. YouTube's biggest star, celebrated reaching 100 million subscribers by donating $50,000 to the Anti-Defamation League, an organization that has condemned him in the past for making Nazi jokes in his videos. The donation prompted conspiracy theories and angry memes from some of his fans, who claimed the star must have been blackmailed into making it.
5 things to do this weekend in the suburbsMary J. Blige, Morrissey and Interpol close out Ravinia's outdoor season this weekend, "The Color Purple" begins previews at Drury Lane Theatre and the Elgin Fringe Festival continues through Sunday. Here are some fun ways to spend your free time over the next few days.
Broadway's Adam Jacobs to appear on Huntley radio programBroadway star Adam Jacobs will appear on the Huntley-based radio program "It's Showtime with Rikki Lee" Monday, Sept. 16.
New owners of Sonny Acres: 'We want to see it last a long time'Mike Fontana and his business partner are the new owners of an autumnal retreat for generations of suburbanites.
Family: Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, diesRock star Eddie Money, who recently announced he had stage 4 esophageal cancer, has died. He was 70.
Fireworks show Friday to kick off West Dundee Heritage FestIt's time to light up the sky with one more pyrotechnics spectacular before the countryside submits to autumn's dazzling displays of color. That's where West Dundee Heritage Fest comes in. The Friday fireworks show kicks off the three-day festival running Sept. 13-15.
Linda Ronstadt is given her due in this affectionate documentary portraitWith the recent announcement that Linda Ronstadt would be a 2019 Kennedy Center honoree, the affectionate documentary portrait "Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice" makes for a timely opportunity to recall why she's getting the award.
Concerts: Morrissey, Mary J. Blige help close out Ravinia pavilion seasonThis week, Mary J. Blige and Morrissey play the last few outdoor shows of Ravinia's season; Dan Tedesco releases a new album at Hey Nonny; J Balvin plays Allstate Arena; and much more.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: The unsung heroes behind the musicI am lucky to have a grand group of dedicated and passionate people who love what they do and believe in the scope and direction of my company. But a true "unsung hero" of the Onesti Entertainment Corp., and the "Man Behind the Curtain," has always been my brother, Rich.
Through the Film Magnifier: Ozzy Osbourne, Ronnie Howard, Belly Dancing, Pony Paper Delivery and more