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  • Best red light ticket excuse: Driving Elton John

    Best red light ticket excuse: Driving Elton John
    Some drivers offer unusual excuses to get out of red light camera tickets, but perhaps none has been more novel than taking Elton John to the airport as part of a police escort. In 2010, that motorist got his ticket thrown out. From random violence to...
  • Elaine Stritch's edible Chicago connection

    Elaine Stritch's edible Chicago connection
    Elaine Stritch's death on July 17 at age 89 sparked tribute tweets from fellow actors, Facebook posts of video clips of her performances and, surely somewhere, the lifting high of a vodka stinger — a knowing reference to a line in her signature...
  • Bob Stanley's 'Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!' is crazy in love with pop music

    In 1954, Bill Haley shook, rattled and rolled. In 2003, Beyoncé went crazy in love. That's two pop stars, among the biggest of their time, using similar language (and similar grooves) to describe more or less the same thing. But think of all that...
  • Naperville North grad touring with a cappella group

    Naperville North grad touring with a cappella group
    Several months ago at his parents' Naperville home, Randy Stine stumbled on an issue of his high school newspaper in which seniors talk about their future plans. He doesn't remember writing that he wanted to be a successful singer in an a cappella...
  • Loree Rodkin's rock-to-riches tale

    Loree Rodkin's rock-to-riches tale
    Jewelry designer Loree Rodkin has just picked a cookie off a plate in the cafe at Ikram, the high-end women's clothing boutique in Chicago, when she sees a smiling face approaching. It's Sting's manager, Kathy Schenker, who's in town with him for his...
  • 'Californication' Finale: David Duchovny Says Goodbye to Hank Moody

    WARNING: "Californication" fans who have not watched the series finale should stop reading. This interview with star David Duchovny contains spoilers about that episode. After seven seasons of charting the booze-soaked escapades of writer-cum-lothario...
  • Joan Rivers: Most Memorable Moments in Her Career

    Joan Rivers performed for over 50 years, and was never one to shy away from controversy. Some of her best material came from saying exactly what was on her mind, regardless of the storm that might follow. Here are some memorable moments from the gravelly-...
  • Two for tea in Wilton Manors

    Two for tea in Wilton Manors
    ★★★½ I've never been a fan of restaurants that specialize in serving hot tea to women who wear hats. I don't drink much tea, and scones are too often served with big helpings of pretense. But there's a big surprise in store for...
  • Vegas Banks on Britney Spears Factor to Attract Younger Acts

    "If you build it, they will come" has always been a fairly safe operating principle in Las Vegas, at least as far as the gambling, partying masses are concerned. Whether it's a safe bet for attracting marquee name pop stars to desert residencies, however,...
  • Checking in With ... Bob Gunn of MenAlive chorus

    Checking in With ... Bob Gunn of MenAlive chorus
    MenAlive, the Orange County gay men's chorus, has a new man in charge of making it come alive. The chorus announced this month that Bob Gunn, a founding member and assistant artistic director since 2002, has taken the helm as artistic director. He...
  • Smokey Robinson breezes through all-star duets on 'Smokey & Friends'

    Smokey Robinson breezes through all-star duets on 'Smokey & Friends'
    Gather your best-known hits and divvy them up among your pals and admirers: It’s become a go-to move for musicians of a certain age, including John Fogerty, Tony Bennett and Lionel Richie, who scored an unexpected No. 1 album in 2012 with “...