Performers Set To Appear At Chicago Latino Theater Fest Stuck In Mexico After Being Denied VisasA Latino theater fest in Chicago is going on this week without one of its big productions
Cubs Organist Gary Pressy Plays His Last Game At Wrigley FieldThe team paid tribute to Pressy before the game. The longtime organist is retiring at the end of this season. To celebrate his career. Pressy also threw out the first pitch.
Celebrity Shoutout App Cameo Makes LinkedIn List Of Top StartupsA hot new tech company called Cameo is the only Chicago firm to make LinkedIn’s 2019 “Top Startups” list, and they’re hiring. Cameo allows consumers to pay celebrities to give shoutouts to friends and family.
Memorial Grows Outside Ric Ocasek’s NYC Home As Fans Mourn Cars Frontman
Crowds Flock To Douglas Park As Blink-182, Slayer, Bikini Kill Top Bill For Riot FestCrowds from miles around descended on Douglas Park on the city’s West Side this weekend for Riot Fest.
Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets To Paradise Singer, Has Died At Age 70In 1987, Money received a best rock vocal Grammy nomination for "Take Me Home Tonight," which featured a cameo from Ronnie Spector.
Endangered Blanding's Turtles Released Into The WildThe turtles are known for their distinctive yellow throat and chin, which can show a permanent 'smile.' They are endangered in Illinois after suffering a drastic population decline over the years.
'Nutcracker' Tryouts Today With The Joffrey BalletThis year's show is being created by Tony award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.
TCM Hires Univ. Of Chicago Scholar As Its First African American HostTCM announced the hiring of Stewart, a professor of cinema and media studies at the University of Chicago who has specialized in the racial politics of film preservation. She will make her TCM debut on Sunday.
Mattel: 'Day Of The Dead Barbie' Celebrates Mexican HolidayBarbie's long black dress is embroidered with hearts and butterflies, with colorful ruffled sleeves. Her face is painted with a skull -- a popular practice during the festival, when revelers dress up in colorful costumes and hold parades.
Joan Johnson, Co-Founder Of Johnson Products, Maker Of Afro Sheen Has DiedThe company also helped the growth of another American icon which got its start in Chicago: "Soul Train." In the early 1970s Johnson Products became a sponsor of the groundbreaking TV dance and musical variety program, which went on to run in national syndication for almost four decades.
In 'Dolemite Is My Name,' A Return To Form For Eddie Murphy"Dolemite Is My Name" chronicles the ramshackle, threadbare making of "Dolemite" with Wesley Snipes playing director D'Urville Martin. It's a paean to low-budget moviemaking and a celebration of creating something out of nothing, outside a movie system that made scant room for African-American stories.
Crystal Lake Drumline Overjoyed To Join Kanye West For 'Sunday Service'Some people had the experience of a lifetime at Kanye West’s “Sunday Service” on Sunday, including a northwest suburban drumline that was called up to perform right alongside him.
Chicago Jazz Festival Marks Unofficial End Of Summer Concert SeasonThe Chicago Jazz Festival offered an unofficial swansong to summer at Millennium Park this weekend.
African Festival Of The Arts Starts FridayThe festival kicks off at 1:00 Friday afternoon and runs through Labor Day. The Ohio Players will headline the finale on Labor Day, Monday Sept. 2.