| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:28 PM
“God has a great sense of humor and wants us to laugh,” preaches Pastor Paul Clairville of Burbank’s Westminster Presbyterian Church.
If, by some chance, that were not to be the case, Pastor Paul and more than 100 of his congregants who...
| Oct 4, 2013
Guillermo del Toro's couch gag for “The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIV” is nothing less than a love letter to […]...
| Jul 18, 2013
Some local singers are joining a well-known classic rock band. Well, a bunch of them. For one song, at Musikfest. When Foreigner takes the main stage at Musikfest on Aug. 7 in its co-headlining show with fellow 1970s rockers Styx,......
| Mar 18, 2014
Separated at Births tend to travel in bunches. I ran one here Monday, and it almost immediately spawned another one. Within minutes, I had an email from a reader who said she loves these things and had a good one......
| Nov 1, 2011
| 2:12 PM
The door at the back of a Wilmette movie house cracked open. A young girl poked her head in. She spotted a half dozen or so twentysomethings standing amid the seats of an otherwise empty theater and her eyes grew wide. “Wow! Hey! Team StarKid!&...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 6:16 AM
One of my guaranteed chuckles at our theme parks is during MuppetVision 3D at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Kermit the Frog and company are producing a musical spectacular and he asks what the title is.
"It's 'A Salute to All Nations … But Mostly...
| Jun 2, 2011
Just when you think Las Vegas can’t get any weirder or naughtier, along comes “Absinthe.”
Not the once-forbidden mind-altering green libation but a new circus-burlesque-vaudeville extravaganza in the Roman Plaza in front of Caesars...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 2:34 PM
A young child in a gold-adorned white robe stood stage right bathed in a spotlight’s glaring luminance. “And soon, the wise men came to the manger,” the haloed-tyke proclaimed. Pretty standard Christmas pageant stuff — until the...
| Sep 9, 2011
The second annual Chicago Fringe Festival continues through Sunday at five venues in Pilsen.
"No Gender Left Behind" ***
Rebecca Kling knows a teachable moment when she sees one. When the transgendered Kling was dismissed as a visiting theater teacher...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 9:58 AM
Where you stumble lies your treasure, and that’s just what struggling actress and filmmaker Christy Oldham found during a brief, dark period, when she became a phone sex operator to pay rent in Burbank.
The treasure came in the form of raw material...
| Apr 6, 2012
AACC Theatre presents the 1975 cult classic, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," April 12-20 in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, and 11 p.m....