| Dec 31, 2014
| 4:52 AM
No real surprise but affirming and important to hear.
A new study by University of Vermont College of Medicine researchers shows that playing instruments helps "kids focus their attention, control their emotions and diminish their anxiety."
| Sep 24, 2014
| 3:58 AM
The experts at Music Together say "no"....that everyone has the ability to learn to be musical.
The early childhood music organization is trying to get this word out, in reaction to a survey it commissioned, conducted online by Harris Poll, that shows...
| Jan 12, 2014
Exit, Mr. Goodspeed
It's going to be strange not to see Michael Price in his office tucked away off the cozy lobby of the Goodspeed Opera House, sitting in his barber chair, holding court with guests during intermission. Or stationed at the bottom of...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:10 PM
It's hard to believe, but Taj Mahal has been around long enough to have a listing — squeezed between Mad River and Mamas and the Papas — in Lillian Roxon's seminal 1969 Rock Encyclopedia. Harder to believe that, every year, his name never...
| Nov 21, 2013
The point of assembling Broadway Idiot, a new documentary opening on Friday, Nov. 22 at Real Art Ways in Hartford, one quickly realizes, was to get people excited about the newest touring season of American Idiot, the musical, which commenced in Portland,...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 5:51 PM
Got your Top-Sider shoes handy? Scotch tape to repair the bridge of your eyeglasses?
Leave that to William Barfee, the nerdy champion of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," opening Feb. 28 at the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave..
| Feb 17, 2015
| 9:04 AM
MUHLENBERG SUMMER THEATRE AUDITIONS
Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre will hold open auditions for performers ages 16 and up on Feb. 22 and 23 for the season's mainstage productions: the raucous, pupped-filled musical comedy "Avenue Q," running June 10-28,...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 4:15 AM
After hosting the Tonys four times and the Emmys twice, this year's Oscar emcee, Neil Patrick Harris, talks about the genius of Billy Crystal and his R-rated selfie idea as he weaves through Manhattan in the back of a taxi.
You brought the house down at...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 8:17 AM
A local young adult interpretation of "Legally Blonde: The Musical" opened Feb. 13 in Buffalo Grove at the Community Arts Center.
With 40 cast members and 8 adult crew members, Big Deal Productions, managed by the Buffalo Grove Park District, presents...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 5:03 PM
“Enter Laughing,” Carl Reiner’s semi-autobiographical 1958 novel, has had nearly as varied a career as its author. Playwright Joseph Stein (“Fiddler on the Roof”) turned it into a Broadway play (1963), a film (1967), a...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 4:23 PM
Music as an expression of faith is as old as the monotonous chants of nomads and monks and as current as the raucous follow-by-screen songs now en vogue in most mega churches.
Naperville churches offer a plethora of musical experiences to members and...