| Jun 6, 2013
| 9:13 AM
It's signed, sealed and soon to be delivered: "Motown the Musical" is to kick off its first national tour in Chicago next spring, with a 12-week engagement at the Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St., from April 22 to July 13, 2014.
"Why would I start...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 11:13 AM
In 2011, Nick Bilton of The New York Times asked Walter Isaacson, the biographer of Steve Jobs, an interesting question: "Did he try to control what you wrote in the book?"
"I anticipated that," Isaacson replied. "But he didn't. He kept surprising me by...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Ever since the first national TV broadcast in 1967 of the Tony Awards, then its 21st year, a delicate dance has been tapped out between the handing out of trophies for artistic theatrical worthiness and the entertainment of the ever-fickle folks at home....
| Jan 16, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Back in the early 1970s, the singing group Jackson 5 was so popular, it even became the subject of a Saturday morning cartoon series that used its fictionalized adventures -- such as having to do farm work or play for......
| Aug 4, 2013
| 2:21 PM
At age 69, Diana Ross is no longer the sylph fashionista who forged the template for modern pop diva-dom. Mother of five and grandmother of two, she’s still glamorous and beautiful (appearing a good two decades younger than she is) and her voice, ...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Broadway in Chicago held its annual summer concert on Monday, packing Millennium Park despite crummy weather. The massive crowd suggested that if there is one thing Chicagoans like more than Broadway shows, it's the chance to see bits of Broadway shows...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 12:40 PM
There have been times when neighbors sharing a Pilsen apartment building with Brandon Boom and Jeremiah Chrome thought they were living next door to one of NASA's experimental laboratories.
The rising production duo, collectively known as the-Drum,...
| May 26, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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| Dec 9, 2012
Pop star and singing competition judge Britney Spears has bought the Thousand Oaks home of former professional hockey player Russ Courtnall and his wife, actress Paris Vaughan.
The property came on the market in August at $8.5 million and was withdrawn...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 7:20 AM
"Motown: The Musical" -- the new Broadway jukebox musical that resurrects the Temptations, the Four Tops, Martha and the Vandellas and many more -- opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York on Sunday.
The production, directed by Charles Randolph-...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 9:54 AM
Andre Williams w/ Barrence Whitfield & the Savages and Bronson Rock. $15. 9 p.m., Dec. 1. Cafe Nine, 250 State St., New Haven, cafenine.com.
As of November 1, Andre Williams has officially spent 76 years on Earth, and that cautionary proverb about...