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  • One-woman show 'Shirley Valentine' brings energy, laughter

    One-woman show 'Shirley Valentine' brings energy, laughter
    As a Chicago actress, Suzanne Nyhan said she is used to working in an ensemble, where she can "develop a synergistic kind of energy." This time, there's a twist. She'll be alone on stage for about two hours. And she'll be talking to a wall.
  • Comedian and performer Victoria Elena Nones debuts her own musical comedy show

    Comedian and performer Victoria Elena Nones debuts her own musical comedy show
    Fighting for a spot on The Second City Mainstage roster is remarkably strenuous. Yet, for so many improvisers in Chicago, it's the ultimate goal: work hard, climb the ranks and eventually be selected to join the newest revue. But for Victoria Elena...

    Underrated for years, Bob Odenkirk gets the call for 'Saul'

    Underrated for years, Bob Odenkirk gets the call for 'Saul'
    A few years ago, on a TV show that you likely never watch and probably never heard of but eventually might appreciate, Bob Odenkirk crafted a brief and remarkable performance. In fact, until Odenkirk joined AMC's acclaimed "Breaking Bad" in 2009 as the...

    Blues Brothers Excite Black & Red Ball Crowd

    Blues Brothers Excite Black & Red Ball Crowd
    It was a gala visual Java couldn't get out of her head long after she left the Bushnell Saturday night. The three top guys in the Hartford Hospital/ Hartford Healthcare system were feeling the groove when The Blues Brothers, including Dan Aykroyd as...

    Ernie Banks epitomized American optimism

    While Joe DiMaggio was Mr. Coffee, Ernie Banks was Mr. Cub. Banks didn't marry sex goddesses, he betrothed an entire city, one that was frequently sooty and snowy on opening day. Every April, he was the warm sunshine until the real sun came out....