| Oct 16, 2014
| 4:29 AM
Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit
Thursday, Oct. 16
"Pleading for the Future: A Play": Watch the production based on the Leopold...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 11:09 AM
The weekend is coming and it looks like it’s going to be a great one. Autumn weather and a plethora of choices when it comes to getting out.
On Thursday, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra opens its 2014-2015 season with a program featuring “...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 3:12 PM
It’s October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
That means it’s the Month of the Pink Products. The idea is that if you buy one of those rose-colored items, ranging from pink smartphone cases to pink Cuisinarts to pink-labeled jars...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Documents, images and consultants' testimony can lend unexpected dimension to a narrative in development. This year's Emmy writing and directing nominees remind us that research changes a story because it changes the storyteller -- it lobs a curve at...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 9:39 AM
“Skin Wars,” billed as TV’s first body-painting contest, has a style similar to “Face Off,” a contest for special-effects makeup artists. But that knowledge didn’t help Shannon Holt of Orlando.
| Jul 18, 2014
LeAnn Rimes sees one big benefit from living through the past five tumultuous years: It has given her plenty to write about.
Rimes, who will perform Saturday, July 19, in Hallandale Beach, says her recent life experiences informed her latest album,...
| Jul 10, 2014
It's just one of about 100 costumes that band leader Kenley Shortmus John of Baltimore makes from scratch each year, when his designs will be showcased in the annual Baltimore/Washington One Caribbean Carnival, held this weekend.
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:22 PM
In Leesburg, a small group of folks with questions and criticisms about the Leesburg Partnership are using social media to draw attention to their concerns and get some answers — and it's working.
The city has set up a meeting later this month for...
| Jul 12, 2014
Forget that Saturday's returning Boca Burger Battle will have 20 restaurants vying for meaty supremacy, and forget that steel-stomached eaters will compete to chow down the most frankfurters during Sunday's Hot Dog Fest. The real struggle this weekend...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 11:36 AM
Nearly every Friday night through Halloween, the three bars on Hartford's Ann Uccello Street — the Russian Lady, the Tavern Downtown and Rocking Horse Saloon — team up to throw a killer summer block party from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Festival Fridays...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Want a marshmallow?
The 6-foot-long alligator, dubbed Otis by the locals, who's minus one foot and swimming alongside our boat certainly does. We're in the Honey Island Swamp in Slidell, Louisiana, on Louisianaâs Northshore on the Pearl River Swamp Eco...