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REWIND: Jason Aldean Remembers ‘1994,’ And Sheryl Crow Takes It ‘Easy’

What was it about Jason Aldean’s new single “1994” that had him falling out of his chair laughing when he first heard it? Check out this week’s Rewind to find out. Plus, Sheryl Crow talks about what a delicate U.S. economy and […]


(L-R) Rodney Crowell, Ashley Monroe, Jason Aldean and Vince Gill attend the All For the Hall New York concert

REWIND: Vince Gill And Jason Aldean Support The Hall, Ashley Monroe And Randy Houser Unveil New Music

What do Randy Houser, Ashley Monroe, ACM nominee Jason Aldean, and the Country Music Hall of Fame have in common? They’re all topics covered in the very first country edition of’s Rewind. Rewind is a weekly video program focusing on […]


Eli Young Band

Behind The Song: The Eli Young Band ‘Even If It Breaks Your Heart’

The year 2012 proved to be a good one for the Eli Young Band. The group of Texas musicians spent 12 years touring and recording before “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” hit Number One that July. […]


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The Black Keys’ Notes On Success

Despite not releasing an album in 2012, the Black Keys dominated the year in a lot of ways. The most surprising thing, however, is the feasibility of the rock duo doing the same thing in […]


Taylor Swift

Behind The Song: Taylor Swift “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

From country ballads to frenzied dubstep and vibrant dance-pop concoctions, Taylor Swift’s latest album Red is a variety pack of emotion and energy. Yet one thing that binds so many of her songs together is their undeniable catchiness. She […]


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Carly Rae Jepsen On Writing A Song Of The Year

The Canadian singer gets a pair of nominations, including one in one of the GRAMMY awards’ most prestigious categories.


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Ne-Yo Talks Incomplete GRAMMY Collection

With a GRAMMY nod and new ‘R.E.D.’ album in stores, Ne-Yo is already working on his follow-up. But there is still the matter of his missing GRAMMY.


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fun. Face Ex-Girlfriends After GRAMMY Noms

When GRAMMY nominations have your band name in everyone’s mouth, all sorts of old “friends” come out of the woodwork.


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Are fun. The GRAMMYs’ Biggest Weirdos?

“I was worried, when we first decided this was going to be the band name about all the negative puns that would happen,” singer Nate Ruess says. “Like, ‘This is no fun at all!’


Police video of the interrogation of William Balfour, hours after the murders of Jennifer Hudson's family in 2008. Balfour has been convicted of killing Hudson's mother, brother, and nephew. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Judge Releases Video Of Hudson Family Murder Suspect’s Interrogation

A Cook County judge has released the video of convicted killer William Balfour being questioned by police in the murders of Jennifer Hudson’s family members.

CBS 2–05/16/2012

Museum Of Science And Industry

‘MythBusters’ Comes To Museum Of Science And Industry

Unless you work in the science field, chances are your days of conducting cool experiments are over. Go back to class with “MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition,” which opens March 15 at the Museum of Science and Industry.



Genghis Khan Invades Chicago: Interview With The Field Museum’s Tom Skwerski

Genghis Khan has an oft-misunderstood legacy. The ruthless Mongol emperor drastically expanded his 12th and 13th century Asian empire through force — but along the way introduced passports and a postal system, among other innovations. “Genghis Khan,” a new show at the Field Museum running through September 3, takes a look at the ruler through an exhibit of artifacts ranging from jewelry and silk robes to weapons and religious relics — and even a mummy…


Patti Blagojevich, wife of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, sheds a tear as she listens to him address the media after he was sentenced to 14 years in prison at the Dirksen Federal building. (Credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Patti Blagojevich Proclaims Husband’s Innocence In Interview

Patti Blagojevich is again proclaiming her husband’s innocence, as he prepares to head to prison.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2012


By Design: Interview With Jay Michael

Decorating your space on a budget can be a daunting task, but Jay Michael of Estate Properties knows how to spruce up even the smallest rooms. He rehabs apartment buildings in the city, then rents them out. Michael recently caught up with to talk about his design background, what inspires him, and offer tips for freshening up your space, whether it’s a rental or not…



Drink Of The Month: Big Star’s Champurrado

You’ve been to Big Star for awesome tacos and other Mexican dishes, now swing by the Wicker Park joint for champurrado, a warming chocolate drink. recently caught up with Justin Large, chef de cuisine at Big Star, to learn how to make the drink at home.



For The Love Of Comics: Interview With Cartoonist Aaron Renier

Chicago-based cartoonist Aaron Renier has been illustrating stories written by himself and others for years. The author of The Unsinkable Walker Bean, Renier’s latest project is an illustrated edition of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper for Scout Books. He recently talked with about his work…


John Wayne Gacy

CBS 2 Vault: John Wayne Gacy Speaks

Serial killer John Wayne Gacy spoke exclusively to CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson in 1992. Here is the revealing, and sometimes disturbing, story.

CBS 2–01/20/2012


Spotlight On dance(e)volve: New Works Festival

Dancers usually perform works by outside choreographers, but at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, company members create dances for each other. The dancers of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Hubbard Street 2 (a training company for six dancers between the ages of 18 and 25) stepped up to the challenge, and the results are on view during the danc(e)volve: New Works Festival, held January 19 to 22 and January 26 to 29 at the Museum of Contemporary Art.


Starlin Castro

Cubs’ Castro To Be Questioned About Alleged Rape

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro, accused of sexually assaulting a woman more than three months ago, was back in town on Thursday and sources said he’s either already been interviewed by detectives or will be soon.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2012


Cocktail Of The Month: Rebar’s Le Poire Haute

At the Trump Hotel’s Rebar, inventive sushi rolls and tasty cocktails go hand in hand. At a recent tasting of the new menus, Manager Michael Koury served Le Poire Haute, an elegant blend of pear vodka, amaretto, and pear puree, which you can easily shake up at home to serve at holiday parties.