| Dec 7, 2014
| 9:10 PM
WASHINGTON — Tom Hanks was lauded as America's "favorite son" — and one of the greatest of cinema's stars — at a star-spangled Kennedy Center Honors gala on Sunday.
Hanks was honored with four other legends: singer-songwriter Sting,...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 9:09 AM
Meryl Streep, David Letterman, Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga helped pay tribute Sunday at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington.
This year's recipients were singer Al Green, ballerina Patricia McBride, actor Tom Hanks, comedian/actress Lily Tomlin and...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Veterans Day this year will be marked with a concert on HBO and a newsmaking interview on "60 Minutes."
On Tuesday, HBO offers "The Concert for Valor."
The channel has said the event is "to honor the courage and sacrifice of America's veterans and...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 7:39 PM
"Dancing With the Stars" named its 19th winner Tuesday night.
At the end of a splashy, two-hour finale, the champion's trophy was handed to Alfonso Ribeiro.
"I cannot believe this. I've wanted it forever," Ribeiro said. "These are happy tears."
| Nov 21, 2014
| 7:16 AM
The unlikely run of Tommy Chong helped rejuvenate "Dancing With the Stars" this season.
The show needed the 76-year-old comedian because this crop of celebrities didn't seem promising at first. Yet the durable contest ends another season next week as...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 11:54 AM
The efforts of a Palatine-based charity for victims of domestic violence were boosted with a $250,000 donation to build a cafe and career center at a new shelter on the Southwest Side of Chicago.
Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson helped celebrate...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 9:05 AM
As a child growing up on Chicago's South Side in the 1920s, I often heard from my wise mother that I should pay attention to our neighbor, Dr. Julian Dawson, a black physician who inspired deep respect in our community.
"You see, he looks like you,"...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 12:45 PM
NEW YORK — "Come look at the freaks," goes the accusatory opening number of "Side Show," the eclectic and enticing 1997 musical from Bill Russell and Henry Krieger that looks at the struggles of conjoined twins, each eager to escape the carnival,...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 6:47 AM
Jennifer Hudson gets the question all the time: “Why don't you live in LA?” We've become so accustomed to celebrities moving out to LA once they hit it big that it seems odd that Hudson — a supporting actress Oscar winner for her role in...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 8:31 AM
On Tuesday night in Washington, musicians from across the pop spectrum gathered on the National Mall to celebrate Veterans Day, and the men and women who have given their lives for the country.
The three-hour benefit concert, interspersed with moving...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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