University Of Chicago Folk Festival Works To Adapt Again Amid COVID-19 SurgeTradition, history, and creativity are the main ingredients in folk music. And University of Chicago college senior Eli Haber blends them all as he plans the university's 62nd Annual Folk Festival - even in an Omicron surge.
Remembering The Booming Singer Meat Loaf, And Why So Many Fans Loved HimA booming rock and roll voice is now silent, as singer Meat Loaf died Thursday night at the age of 74. CBS 2's Jim Williams talked to The Drive radio’s Janda Lane about why so many fans loved him.
Comedian, Actor Louie Anderson Dies At 68A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Anderson was being treated for cancer in a Las Vegas hospital. He was diagnosed with a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Disney On Ice Has Multiple Levels Of Precautions As They Perform Amid PandemicKeeping a workplace as safe as possible from COVID is no easy task. So imagine doing it for a traveling tour of more than 80 people putting on shows for thousands at the Allstate Arena.
Grammy Awards To Be Held In Las Vegas On April 3The ceremony was originally scheduled for Jan. 31 at Crypto.com Arena in downtown Los Angeles but was postponed due to growing concerns surrounding the Omicron variant.
Village Of Oak Park Celebrating Native Betty White On Jan. 15The late Betty White’s hometown of Oak Park is celebrating what would have been the icon’s 100th birthday this month.
2's Got Your Ticket: 'Oklahoma!' At CIBC TheatreIt's a new twist on an American musical classic, and it's about to open in Chicago. CBS 2 entertainment reporter Vince Gerasole takes a look at a contemporary and intimate take on "Oklahoma!" at CIBC Theatre.
Sidney Poitier, First Black Man To Win Best Actor Oscar, Dies At 94Poitier was the first Black man and Bahamian actor to win an Oscar for Best Actor in 1964.
Grammy Awards Set For Jan. 31 Postponed Due To COVIDThe 64th Grammy Awards ceremony, planned for Jan. 31 at Crypto.com Arena, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 surge, according to The Recording Academy.
Betty White, Beloved Actress And Oak Park Native, Dies At 99White once said her character Sue Ann Nivens in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” could be “icky-sweet” but was “really a piranha type.” That role brought her two Emmys.
2's Got Your Ticket: A Look Back At COVID's Impact On Chicago TheatersActors and audiences returned to theaters in 2021. 2's Got Your Ticket, and entertainment reporter Vince Gerasole has reaction from those who were able to get back on stage and perform again.
New Year's Eve Fireworks Display Returning To Navy Pier, Chicago River To Ring In 2022
Joffrey Ballet Cancels Remaining Performances Of 'The Nutcracker' Over COVID CasesThe Joffrey Ballet is cancelling all remaining performances of "The Nutcracker," due to a COVID-19 outbreak.
Exploding COVID-19 Cases Force Cancellations Of Shows, New Proof Of Vaccination Rules In Chicago, And Disappointed TouristsThe exploding number of COVID-19 cases is causing rising uncertainty heading to the holiday weekend, while new rules in Chicago will soon require people to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination nearly everywhere.
'A Christmas Carol' Cancels Shows At Goodman Theatre Through Friday, 'Frozen' Cancels Tuesday Night Show Due To COVID-19 ConcernsThe Goodman Theatre has suspended performances of “A Christmas Carol” through Friday after a reported COVID-19 exposure within the theatre company and increased COVID-19 transmission overall.