| Aug 8, 2014
| 11:55 AM
The array of activities is familiar to Chicago Recording Co. general manager Chris Shepard as he walks from floor to floor, studio to studio one late morning: a young rock band loading into the large Studio 4; an assistant engineer assembling a cable-...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:07 AM
Happy 238th birthday, America!
Television will celebrate the Fourth of July on Friday with big names and big specials.
"Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" will offer what NBC bills as "the nation's largest display of patriotic firepower." In...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:35 PM
O say can you see, by the dawn's early light…
That light painfully dawns on a screeching rock star attempting to recapture lost glory, a scruffy folk singer torturously immortalizing his mandolin, a hip quartet desperately trying to create a...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 8:09 PM
For a stretch in the 1980s and early '90s, John Fogerty never would have entertained the idea of an album like his latest release, "Wrote a Song For Everyone."
It finds Fogerty teaming up with country stars including Brad Paisley and Keith Urban and rock...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Lakeview-area police officers want Pride revelers to know that the city's steeper fines for public drinking will actually be enforced at this years' LGBT Pride Festivities.
At a beat meeting last week, Chicago Police Department commander Elias...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Jalil Lespert's "Yves Saint Laurent," the first of two YSL biopics scheduled for release this year, made its Gotham premiere on Monday.
The Weinstein Co. pic, about one of haute couture's great innovators, attracted an equal number of stars, socialites...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 7:05 PM
If you're going to watch a terminally ill man argue his right to be pulled off the machines and medications that have kept him alive for a decade while his family feuds around him, Oscar nominee Richard Jenkins in the hospital gown gasping for air is...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Marsha Ambrosius knows how to craft a hit.
The singer-songwriter -- formally known as one-half of the neo-soul/spoken-word hybrid Floetry -- had already crafted tracks for Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys and Jamie Foxx before she broke out with her solo...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 8:05 AM
Jennifer Hudson’s got something to be proud of.
What, exactly? It’s her body, which the 32-year-old actress has worked on for more than four years now, since the August 2009 birth of David, her son with fiancé David Otunga.
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Frank Ocean made a bold, career-defining decision ahead of his 2012 debut album. Before "Channel Orange" was released, the R&B singer silenced the growing speculation about his sexual orientation.
In a poignant letter, posted on Tumblr and initially...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 4:30 PM
With a solemnity belied by his last name, sometime-actor-producer-painter-sculptor Andrew Levitas makes a doggedly personal and downbeat directorial debut with "Lullaby," about a family that gathers for its patriarch's imminent cancer death. The name...