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  • Midwest events

    Midwest events
    Illinois Aug. 29-31: DeKalb Corn Fest. Started in 1977 the festival draws more than 100,000 visitors. There'll be live music, a carnival, beer garden and food, classic car show and more. 815-748-2676, cornfest.com. Miles from Chicago: 65 Sept. 1-6:...
  • It's Raining Cats and Dogs, Literally

     
    I alluded in my column today to an email that first began circulating in the late '90s and purported to explain the origins of many popular expressions on the basis of life in 1500s England. Here it is: Anne Hathaway......
  • REVIEWS: 'Isaac's Eye' ★★½ and 'Death Tax' ★★

    REVIEWS: 'Isaac's Eye' ★★½ and 'Death Tax' ★★
    This past weekend, two works by the same author opened at two leading Chicago-area theater companies, Writers Theatre in Glencoe and Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago. This would not be so unusual if the playwright was William Shakespeare or David Mamet,...
  • Fall Theater Season Full Of Classics Such As 'Hamlet,' 'Our Town,' 'Holiday Inn'

    Fall Theater Season Full Of Classics Such As 'Hamlet,' 'Our Town,' 'Holiday Inn'
    Some Shakespeare, a touch of Stoppard and then things get really Wilder (Thornton, that is). That's just some of the major writers whose works will highlight a busy stage season on Connecticut. Throw in a new musical at Goodspeed, a new comedy by a...
  • Moonlight Players stage Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

    CLERMONT — Not much is as important to Jan Sheldon than theater and not much is as cool as William Shakespeare. "People say, 'Why should we do Shakespeare? It never makes the theater any money," said Sheldon, who founded the Moonlight Players 20...
  • Remembering Molly Glynn, 46, a talented actress with many roles

     Remembering Molly Glynn, 46, a talented actress with many roles
    To be an actress with red hair — and Molly Glynn was so gifted — is to constantly find your name attached to adjectives like "fiery" or "feisty" after even the most minor display of independence or spunk. Glynn, who was fond of red sweaters,...
  • Concert will feature classic songs at art center

    Enjoy an intimate concert featuring singer Arthur "Terry" Beebe, who will sing classic songs from the Great American Songbook from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Leesburg Center for the Arts, 429 W. Magnolia St. Patrons also can get a sneak peek of the...
  • The Best Of Connecticut Theater In 2013

     The Best Of Connecticut Theater In 2013
    A red-hot rocking musical as well as a heart-felt one. Two ensemble dramas that looked at the way we live with humor and rue. A pair of outstanding shows from the state’s smaller theaters. A Shakespearean horror story and an over-the-top political...
  • THEATER

    THEATER
    Macbeth: Wars for crowns and kingdoms were popular long before "Game of Thrones." More than 400 years ago, William Shakespeare introduced the dark world of "Macbeth," a tragedy about the Scottish general whose appetite for the throne changes the course of...
  • Rollins College mixes Shakespeare, improv in new show

     Rollins College mixes Shakespeare, improv in new show
    William Shakespeare didn't write "The Lost Comedies of William Shakespeare," but he did inspire the production debuting Friday, April 18, at Rollins College. The real authors are in the audience, and they're different every night. That's because "Lost...
  • William Shakespeare's 450th birthday celebrated at Newberry Library

    William Shakespeare's 450th birthday celebrated at Newberry Library
    Celebrating Shakespeare's birth makes more sense than marking his death. The birth, 450 years ago next week, started something unceasing, an industry of Shakespeare performances, publications and scholarship, in addition to the inspiration and wisdom...