“Black Panther” stars and creators reflect on its arrival

Fans, who bought a record-setting number of advance tickets, weren’t the only ones anticipating the Feb. 16 opening of “Black Panther,” Marvel’s historic first black superhero film.

Dianne Reeves at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Despite an enthusiastic sellout audience in JALCs acoustically challenged Rose Theatre, Dianne Reeve's highly anticipated Valentine's Weekend concert amounted to nothing more than a truncated exercise in lackluster vocalese. Backed by a stellar roster of musicians, including pianist and Music ...

Illinois film industry continues to expand, diversify

The Illinois FILM Office today announced that 2017 was the most diverse year for crew hires on record.

Organizers hope J-Town film fest will become annual event

Joliet could be set to join the ranks of cities like Telluride, California, Park City, Utah and even Chicago, Illinois after it rolls out its first film festival this April.

Shorewood HUGS Chocolate Ball is Feb. 3

For its 10th anniversary, this year’s the theme for the event is Breakfast at Tiffany’s and is set to run from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Joliet Clarion Hotel, 411 S.Larkin Ave.

The Shape of Water Nominated for Six Golden Globes

Director Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim, Pan's Labyrinth) has struck genre-laden gold with his latest film, The Shape of Water, currently in theaters, which was nominated for a Golden Globe in seven categories. The film was presented as the Closing ...

Best Films of 2017

Crown Heights, Get Out, Girls Trip among the Best Films of 2017

Irving Berlin's White Christmas, An Early Christmas Card from Broadway in Chicago

Forget the ugly reindeer sweaters and gifted boxed sox and matching shirt and tie sets this year and buy everyone you know a ticket to see Irving Berlin's White Christmas, The Musical from Broadway In Chicago, now through Dec. 3 ...

Goodman Theatre 40th Anniversary " Carol" A Christmas Card to Chicago

Goodman Theatre celebrated its 40th Anniversary production of its beloved Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol with an onstage finale featuring more than 40 cast alumni, including Bill Norris, who originated the part for t he Goodman in 1978. This year's ...

Broadway In Chicago Escape to Margaritaville

Broadway In Chicago's Escape to Margaritaville, at the Oriental Theatre now through Dec. 2, is exactly as the title implies, the perfect escape from Chicago's infamous "Hawk" and the winter chill and all of the holiday shopping madness of State ...

Gnome returns to Bicentennial Theatre December 2

“The Drunk’n Gnome” will stagger back into town for one show only on Saturday, December 2 in Joliet's Bicentennial Park Theater.

School of Rock Broadway In Chicago thru Nov. 19

You almost don't want this delightful, upbeat musical to go away, its so perfect for a family-friendly fun night of theatre. Especially when audiences are about to be flooded with Holiday treacle for the foreseeable future, its a Godsend that ...

Model railroad holiday open house is Saturday

The community is invited.

Alfre Woodard wins Career Achievement Award at 53rd Chicago Intl Film Festival

Award winning actress Alfre Woodard received the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival's Career Achievement Award at its Black Perspectives Tribute. The event was hosted by TVs Robin Robinson and featured a conversation with Woodard with award-winning playwright, actress and director ...

Chicago International Film Festival:Jane

If you do nothing else this week, you owe it to yourself to see the documentary Jane, playing at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival. Directed by Oscar-nominated director Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Chicago, Kurt Cobain:Montage ...