| Oct 24, 2012
| 5:17 PM
Jessy Schram laughs when I suggest she's the hardest working gal on TV these days, but she shouldn't. In the past two years, she's had plum roles in three high-profile series.
The Skokie native and former Buffalo Grove resident currently can be seen at 7...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 2:52 PM
Twenty-five years ago I was throwing down shots of Gray Goose vodka, helping to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Glendale Community College. Since it was a rather hoity-toity affair, I borrowed a suit, bought a tie and ironed a shirt. In those days I...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 5:46 AM
"No, not magic. Science," Frankenstein says, as he brings his brother back to life during a convenient storm. That's right, "Once" fans. Dr. Whale was revealed to be the infamous mad scientist in this episode titled "The Doctor."
I'm pretty sure...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 5:40 AM
The number “13” is considered unlucky by some, but certainly not for travelers heading for Central Florida in summer of 2013, as this year holds unprecedented expansions at theme parks, accommodations and dining in Orlando and surroundings....
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
I saw the new Wizard of Oz movie. I went last Thursday, the night before "Oz the Great and Powerful" was officially released, to a "preview" that was open to the public.
I got there five minutes before it began. There were nine people in the theater. I...
| May 9, 2013
| 11:25 AM
Visitors at The 3D Printer Experience in River North can have their body scanned while a tiny machine assembles a small plastic replica of their head in a half an hour. They also can design jewelry on a computer program wear it after a few quick minutes....
| May 14, 2013
| 8:33 AM
"L.A. Opera on Air" returns to classical music station KUSC-FM (91.5) for its seventh season Saturday, beginning with a broadcast of Verdi's "The Two Foscari" (I Due Foscari), starring Placido Domingo (the opera company's general director), Francesco Meli...
| May 14, 2013
| 8:41 AM
Is Disney dropping the new controversial image of Merida from "Brave?"
The redesigned sexier image of the spunky princess that has drawn the ire of parents (including me), is no where to be found on Disney's Merida Web page.
Meanwhile the other 10...
| May 17, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Count Jon Stewart among the many thousands of parents and moviegoers unimpressed by Disney’s controversial makeover of “Brave” heroine Merida.
In case you missed it, last weekend Merida was officially inducted into Disney’s...
| Oct 23, 2012
Although the Freddy Awards won't be given out for another six months, the first production of the 11th season is just around the corner when Salisbury High School performs “Little Shop of Horrors” Nov. 9-11. Most of the musicals are held in...
| Oct 24, 2012
The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Cinderella, The Enchanted Edition” invites families on a magical journey where anything is possible. Stagemakers at the J presents the musical today Thursday through Nov. 4 at the Jewish Community Center,...