| Oct 7, 2011
| 8:55 AM
With the first beat of the opening number from "Jukebox," the audience roars its approval, as it does for virtually everything that unfolds onstage when Marriotts Ridge High School puts on its zany music and dance revue every October.
At least that's...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 1:46 PM
"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" turns 25 this week. For those who don't remember the 1986 John Hughes movie, it's about a day in the life of Grace (Edie McClurg), the loyal and life-affirming secretary to the harried principal of a suburban Chicago high...
| Jun 16, 2011
After nearly five months of sold out concerts celebrating the films of Baz Luhrmann, Hollywood's critically acclaimed 360-degree dining and concert experience turns it's attention to a new motion picture master. FOR THE RECORD: JOHN HUGHES celebrates...
| Mar 7, 2011
| 5:38 AM
Not to sound like a bad college graduation speaker, but a world of opportunities awaits Chicago native Jacob Zachar.
Playing geeky fraternity pledge/member Rusty Cartwright in “Greek” is the 24-year-old’s biggest role, one that he began...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 11:06 AM
The North Shore house featured in John Hughes' 1990 movie “Home Alone” has been sold.
The red-brick, four-bedroom Georgian in Winnetka sold for $1.585 million, according to a news release from Coldwell banker Residential Brokerage.
| Mar 20, 2012
| 10:31 AM
Reporter Matthew Hay Brown took a break from covering military affairs and national security to review the Psychedelic Furs' show at Rams Head on Stage Monday night.
Is there anyone having more fun at a Psychedelic Furs show than frontman Richard...
| Nov 29, 2011
Allie Mac Kay was live with the cast of "For The Record: John Hughes (Holiday Road)".
This holiday season, Show At Barre, invites Angelenos to spend the holidays with Hughes! "For The Record: John Hughes (Holiday Road)" will showcase signature songs and...
| May 24, 2007
SHE TURNED 16 the other day, and I can hardly spit out the words. Sixteen. As in 16 candles. As in sweet (and sour) 16. As in the .416 (or so) batting average she racked up for her school softball team. As in the 16 bucks I gave her for the movies. As...
| Sep 3, 2009
Movie buffs, prepare to feast upon a banquet of classic and rare films, celebrity guests and memorabilia marts at the 45th annual Cinecon film festival, which kicks off tonight and runs through Monday at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
| Mar 8, 2010
John Hughes' film message is simple: The kids are all right.
His young heroes were certainly confused, frustrated and angry, but they ultimately proved steely enough to triumph over the often cruel peer pressure and stifling confinement of suburban life....
| Aug 7, 2009
Filmmaker John Hughes burned brightest in the '80s, when he defined teen angst in terms of the caste system of the suburban high school experience, a thread that others would pick up again and again.
His films were talky, in a good way. Like the kids...