Archive For The “Entertainment” Category

New comedy club opens in Chicago’s Logan Square

By |

New comedy club opens in Chicago’s Logan Square

New comedy club opens in Chicago’s Logan Square On November 1st, 2018 Logan Square Improv opened its doors to the public.  Logan Square Improv, or LSI, is the newest addition to the lineup of comedy theaters in Chicago, and the first of its kind in the Logan Square area. Co-founded by Chicago comedians, Andrew Lemna…

Read more »

Chicago’s Top Holiday & Seasonal Events

By |

Chicago’s Top Holiday & Seasonal Events

Chicago’s Top Holiday & Seasonal Events Happy Holidays! With a distinct chill in the Chicago air, we have officially made it to the most wonderful time of the year. From the city’s top shopping destinations, including a one-of-a-kind art show and a beloved antique market, to holiday entertainment opportunities, including a festive musical and elevated…

Read more »

Sketch Comedy Festival Jan. 10-19, 2019

By |

Sketch Comedy Festival Jan. 10-19, 2019

Sketch Comedy Festival Jan. 10-19, 2019 SketchFest Executive Producer Jill Valentine is thrilled to announce the official line-up for the 18th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, taking place January 10 through January 20, 2019 at Stage 773. Since its inception in 2002, the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival has grown to be the largest festival of…

Read more »

Friends of Park opposes private use of park for Obama library

By |

Friends of Park opposes private use of park for Obama library

Friends of Park opposes private use of public land for Obama library Friends of the Parks responds to the Chicago City Council adoption of an ordinance authorizing construction of the Obama Presidential Center on park land in Jackson Park on Chicago’s South Side. Public Pressure Ensures Movement Toward a “Park Positive” Outcome for Jackson Park Friends…

Read more »

High school senior says writing book will improve student grades

By |

High school senior says writing book will improve student grades

High school senior says writing book will improve student grades Aaron Hanania will sign copies of his new book at an event on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at the Oak Lawn Library from 6 pm until 8 pm, and discuss how young students can become better students through disciplined writing and storytelling. A writing project…

Read more »

Roseanne Barr should spin-off her own new series

By |

Roseanne Barr should spin-off her own new series

Roseanne Barr should spin-off her own new series Just because ABC TV Network doesn’t want Roseanne Barr in the newly re-engineered Roseanne TV series called “The Conners,” doesn’t mean she can’t be the star of her own re-engineered Roseanne TV series with its own premise, starring Roseanne Barr. By Ray Hanania I really enjoyed the…

Read more »

Singing the blues in the Southwest Region

By |

Singing the blues in the Southwest Region

Singing the blues in the Southwest Region The Southwest Region southwest side of Chicago and the southwest suburbs) continue to grow, adding to their assets including Midway Airport and Toyota Park. The most recent addition is the new Lyons BluesFest which kicks off on Sept. 22, 2018, in the Village of Lyons. The organizers have…

Read more »

Windy City Blues Society launches Blues Festival in Lyons

By |

Windy City Blues Society launches Blues Festival in Lyons

Windy City Blues Society launches Blues Festival in Lyons Headliners include Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Lurrie Bell, and The Mike Wheeler Band. Tomiko Dixon (granddaughter of blues legend Willie Dixon), and Buddy Guy’s daughter Carlise Guy and the NuBlu Band along with Deak Harp & Quicksand from Clarksdale Mississippi round out the big Saturday Showcase. The…

Read more »

Getting bored by the empty void of streaming TV

By |

Getting bored by the empty void of streaming TV

Getting bored by the empty void of streaming TV With so many streaming cable options all competing for the public’s attention, there are some great choices and some terrible ones. And there are things that each system can do to improve their services, besides adding quality original programming to their offerings. When the monthly subscription…

Read more »

Jeff Lynne’s ELO impresses

By |

Jeff Lynne’s ELO impresses

Jeff Lynne’s ELO impresses Band delivers hit songs in a dazzling concert By Steve Metsch So it took 35 years for Jeff Lynne to bring his Electric Light Orchestra back on the road. It was well-worth the wait. Lynne and this version of his ELO band – which did not include any other original members…

Read more »

Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago announces Fall LookOut series

By |

Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago announces Fall LookOut series

Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago announces Fall LookOut series LookOut is Steppenwolf’s performance series that presents the work of artists and companies across genre and form. Emerging artists and performance legends, quintessential Chicago companies and young aspiring ensembles, familiar Steppenwolf faces and new friends. Unless specified otherwise, all performances take place in Steppenwolf”s 1700 Theatre, an…

Read more »

The Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour overview

By |

The Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour overview The Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour was co-founded by Palestinian Ray Hanania and Israeli Charley Warady. It included Jewish American comedian Aaron Freeman and Israeli comedian Yisrael Campbell. The group performed comedy shows before live audiences throughout Israel in 2007 including in West Jerusalem, East Jerusalem, Jaffa, Hebron, Tel Aviv,…

Read more »