Ahead of Rosemont Theatre show, Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford speaks his truth
With Judas Priest coming to the Rosemont Theatre Saturday, frontman Rob Halford talks about a revamped set list, the possibility of doing a retro album and why his iTunes playlist includes Hank Williams Jr. and Dolly Parton.
Ramones-inspired nonmusical 'Four Chords and a Gun' a missed opportunity"Four Chords and a Gun," the Ramones-inspired show at Chicago's Broadway Playhouse, is not a musical. And that's the problem with this fictionalized account of the highly fraught collaboration between the band and producer Phil Spector.
In the winning 'Booksmart,' a teen comedy revolutionThe insanely winning "Booksmart" boasts too many breakthroughs to count. There are the two leads, Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein, director Olivia Wilde and the teen comedy genre itself, which the movie has blown wide open.
Festivals: Parades, ceremonies and more mark Memorial Day 2019 in the suburbsThe Memorial Day 2019 weekend kicks off the summer festival season with patriotic parades, somber ceremonies and suburban art fairs. Here's a list of events.
Northlight rallies first-rate cast for comic 'Into the Breeches!'Northlight Theatre's regional premiere of George Brant's "Into the Breeches!" is a delightful comedy that mixes Shakespeare with proto-feminism as a theater director struggles to stage an all-female adaptation of the Bard's history plays.
Feder: WBEZ to debut two-hour midday talk show this fallWBEZ 91.5-FM will launch a new local talk show from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday as part of a revised midday lineup this fall at the Chicago Public Media news/talk station, Robert Feder writes.
Honor Swinton Byrne makes an extraordinary debut in 'The Souvenir'Honor Swinton Byrne gives an astonishing performance alongside her actress mother, Tilda Swinton, in Joanna Hogg's sincere, sometimes excruciating drama "The Souvenir."
Feder: White Sox to celebrate Disco Demolition at 40 with Steve DahlForty years after Disco Demolition, it's nice to know the Chicago White Sox don't hold a grudge against Steve Dahl, Robert Feder writes.
St. Charles Fine Art Show to feature 100 artists, chalk painting performancesThe St. Charles Fine Art Show began more than two decades ago with about 35 booths and a goal of bringing people downtown. This weekend, the 21st annual event along Riverside Avenue will feature the work of 100 juried artists with a range of specialties.
Feder: Nielsen bungles ratings for ESPN 1000ESPN Radio sports/talk WMVP 1000-AM is about to get a do-over in the ratings. In a confidential email to clients, Nielsen Audio acknowledged that it failed to credit the station for its streaming simulcast in the April audience survey, Robert Feder writes.
Horror sci-fi tale fueled by nature vs. nurture premiseA poignant performance by Elizabeth Banks highlights "Brightburn," a science-fiction/horror tale/superhero fantasy that feels like a drawn-out incomplete movie.
New twists give Guy Ritchie's wavering remake of 'Aladdin' its own identityMuch of the original "Aladdin" survives in Guy Ritchie's boldly re-imagined remake. And new twists and fresh situations give this live-action retelling its own identity, even if it doesn't quite live up to the 1992 classic.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: Crosby, Stills & Nash at The Arcada … sort ofDavid Crosby had his solo show this past Monday night at The Arcada. For two straight hours (with a short intermission), he sang and played guitar backed by a stellar group of musicians. Graham Nash and Stephen Stills have also graced The Arcada stage.