| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Just six weeks before the Midwest Wizard of Oz Festival was set to arrive in Orland Park, the organizers said it was moving to Tinley Park, although that was news to officials there.
The event's website last week said the festival celebrating the...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
***1/2 (out of four)
Though it sounds like a metal band, “Snowpiercer” is a riveting sci-fi adventure only a few steps down from “Dark City” or “Children of Men.” It pummels forward like the train on which the action...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:23 PM
Dorothy's ruby slippers are coming home -- to Hollywood, that is. Cinema's most famous shoes, which the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences acquired in 2012 for its future museum, have been on loan to London's Victoria and Albert Museum for the...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will present 145 pieces of film history in the exhibition Hollywood Costume, which is the organization's first, and probably last, show at the May Co. space.
The show, running Oct. 2-March 2, includes works...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Joey Luft remembers it well: appearing on the 1963 Christmas episode of his mother Judy Garland's CBS musical-variety series with his two older sisters, Lorna Luft and Liza Minnelli.
On a recent afternoon, Luft was rewatching the show, his eyes wide and...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:55 AM
Actor Mickey Rooney, who became the United States' biggest movie star while still a brash teenager in the 1930s and later a versatile character actor in a career that spanned 10 decades, died on Sunday, friends and entertainment media said. He was 93....
| May 2, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Dorothy's not in Kansas anymore: the Midwest Wizard of Oz Festival is coming to Orland Park. The festival celebrating the classic film will come to Centennial Park from Sept. 19-21, village officials announced.
"This is unlike anything we have ever seen...
| May 30, 2014
| 6:30 AM
She is the meanest woman ever to get her own plush toy.
Maleficent, the wicked fairy from "Sleeping Beauty" who condemns the infant Princess Aurora to die, is the protagonist of a new movie starring Angelina Jolie and an unlikely character to boast...
| May 30, 2014
| 1:00 PM
If you thought that no stage adaptation could ever match, let alone, surpass the 1939 cinematic gem "The Wizard of Oz," you'd be right.
But if you thought there couldn't possibly be any point in checking out the recently fashioned version with Andrew...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 4:22 AM
"No Technique” is one 42-minute track performed by David Taylor on bass trombone. It is a series of buzzing drones that often remind you of the humming of a bee.It's on trombone player Stanley Schmacher's new CD....
| May 27, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Dorothy is clicking her heels into town.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage adaptation of the film "The Wizard of Oz" comes to the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric today through June 1, and Julia McLellan will be front and center as the girl who...