| Apr 30, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Tate Stevens: The 2012 "X Factor" champ will perform Wednesday night at Renegades Country Bar and Grill in West Palm Beach (600 Village Blvd.). The family-friendly 6 p.m. show will include a bounce house, cotton candy and remote-controlled cars....
| Apr 24, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Seth Meyers and Hannibal Buress are coming home for the fifth annual TBS Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival in June.
Evanston native Meyers, who runs the "Saturday Night Live" writers' room and "Weekend Update," is one of the festival's anchors--get...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Activist, Academy Award-nominated actress and Emmy-nominated choreographer Rosie Perez is to speak at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown’s 41st annual Commencement ceremony.
Perez is a vocal advocate for many causes, and has spoken...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Pat DiNizio likes things real. He buys his music from Vintage Vinyl in Fords, N.J. He buys his meat from John's, a family-owned butcher in Scotch Plains. He likes the "ritual" walk from his Lower East Side apartment at Seventh and A to the nearby...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 2:20 PM
What exactly is kosher? The short answer is a religious certification given to any cooked or processed food that an observant Jew is permitted to eat. A satisfying answer in detail is not easy, so a visual aid may help: picture three identical matzo...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Katz's Delicatessen, on Manhattan's East Houston Street, is the most nostalgic of New York's Jewish delis and a destination for food tourists and American Jews searching for their roots. Jared Goldstein of jaredthenyctourguide.com puts Katz's as the...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 10:54 AM
"Empanada for a Dream"
As debates about the escalating murder rate in Chicago continue to rage on, Juan Francisco Villa's solo, "Empanada for a Dream," offers a portrait simultaneously timely and a time capsule of life in a neighborhood ravaged by drugs...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Cole Porter died nearly half a century ago – in 1964 at age 73 – yet his songs remain as ubiquitous today as they were then.
Which helps explain why one of Chicago's top cabaret singers, Joan Curto, this week is launching an evening-length...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:10 PM
You must be a specific type of person for the name Eddie Huang to register. Chances increase if you: 1) live in New York, 2) are plugged into the restaurant scene and read food gossip blogs, 3) are active on social media sites like Twitter, and 4) are...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 2:27 PM
The civil rights movement was full of dynamic and evocative images. Today, even many of us born after its iconic moments were captured on film can describe Martin Luther King Jr.'s outstretched arm pointing a sea of people toward a future decades beyond...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 10:51 AM
Life on the fringe can be precarious, and this year three small Chicago theater companies with a combined 31 seasons among them decided to call it quits: BackStage Theatre and Caffeine Theatre (both on our best-of compilations in the past) and New Leaf...