Best bets: Bacon Brothers play the Metropolis; Wizard World Chicago invades Rosemont
Kevin Bacon and his brother, Michael, perform as The Bacon Brothers at the Metropolis in Arlington Heights, Wizard World Chicago invades Rosemont's Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, and Leonard Bernstein's suburban strife opera "Trouble in Tahiti" plays the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park.
Ending a drought for R-rated comedies, 'Good Boys' is No. 1The raunchy coming-of-age tale about a trio of 12-year-olds "Good Boys" is the first R-rated comedy in the last three years to open No. 1 at the box office.
Campaign for Ray Bradbury museum in his native Waukegan launches this weekThe group behind the yearslong effort to open a museum honoring Ray Bradbury in the late author's childhood hometown of Waukegan will launch a fundraising campaign next week.
How Sox broadcaster's Benetti's 'Awkward Moments' promotes understanding of disabilitiesChicago White Sox TV announcer Jason Benetti is sharing the "Awkward Moments" of his life as a person with cerebral palsy.
Feder: Columnist Mary Mitchell celebrated as 'great Chicago icon'Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and a legion of colleagues past and present honored columnist Mary Mitchell Friday on her stepping down after 29 years as a daily voice of compassion and clarity at the Sun-Times, Robert Feder writes.
See suburban artists at work when Wizard World returns to RosemontThe heart of any convention like Wizard World Chicago is Artist Alley, where you can chat with suburban creators and buy their work. The convention returns to Rosemont on Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 22-25.
Island Lake Corn Fest has visitors grinning ear to earThey were serving up the corn by, well, yes, the bushel Sunday, as the Island Lake Lions Club played host to its 61st annual Corn Fest at Water Tower Park.
Q&A: Francis Ford Coppola on 'Apocalypse Now' 40 years laterIf filmmaking is a war, then "Apocalypse Now" was very nearly Francis Ford Coppola's Waterloo. The battles Coppola fought while making his 1979 epic nearly destroyed him. But 40 years later, "Apocalypse Now" has never looked so good.
Brian Austin Green would've skipped straight '90210' rebootBrian Austin Green says if Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth and the other creators of "BH90210," had approached him with a standard reboot of the '90s drama, he would've said no.
Constable: Grifters, grafters, govs and Blago leave Lincoln cryingFilmmaker John Davies, who grew up in Wheaton, combines the fate of felonious former Gov. Rod Blagoevich and comedy in his new film, "Lincoln Is Crying." Using the fictional great-great-great-grandson of Abe Lincoln, the film uses humor to recap our state's long history of political corruption.
Robin Thede looks to build legacy in HBO sketch comedy showRobin Thede knew plenty of talented African-American female comedians, but only a few were getting hired on popular TV comedy shows. So, Thede decided to create her own show -- the HBO comedy series "A Black Lady Sketch Show."
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