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  • Printers Row Lit Fest to be June 6-7

    Printers Row Lit Fest to be June 6-7
    About 150,000 people are expected to converge in the South Loop on June 6-7 for the 31st annual Printers Row Lit Fest. This year's lineup is led by LeVar Burton, the actor and "Reading Rainbow" star who has turned his attention to promoting literacy among a new generation of children.
  • LeVar Burton wins Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award

    LeVar Burton wins Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award
    To adults of a certain age, actor LeVar Burton will always be Kunta Kinte, hero of the epic 1977 miniseries about slavery in America. But for a generation of younger people, Burton has a special place in their memories as host of "Reading Rainbow," the...

    LeVar Burton rolls out 'Tweeting Rainbow' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    LeVar Burton rolls out 'Tweeting Rainbow' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
    LeVar Burton has long been an advocate for childhood literacy, most notably through his PBS program "Reading Rainbow." The host and executive producer recently raised $5.4 million through Kickstarter to launch a new version of the beloved program...

    Marx marks end of Festival of Arts

    Marx marks end of Festival of Arts
    Festival of Arts visitors had the chance to see a plethora of celebrities on the red carpet and a rare performance from Richard Marx — and one lucky guest walked away with a brand new car. Singer-songwriter Marx hosted the Acura Celebrity Event...

    MegaCon in Orlando a paradise for 'Star Trek' fans

    MegaCon in Orlando a paradise for 'Star Trek' fans
    Carl Sheldon had a mission Friday to boldly go where he has never has gone before: MegaCon. A dedicated "Star Trek" fan for most of his life but a first-time MegaCon participant, Sheldon traveled from Vermont to join this weekend's festivities at the...