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South Beach Wine and Food Festival 2017 Grandest Food Festival in the World

BEACH--The 2017 edition of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival was the grandest ever. Featuring the stars of The Food Network and The Cooking Channel in live demonstrations and the largest spread of gourmet food, great wines and superior ...

Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

BIG BUDGET FILMS Collide (PG-13 for violence, profanity, sexuality and drug use) Action thriller about a couple of American tourists (Nicholas Hoult and Felicity Jones) backpacking across Europe who end up on the run from drug smugglers in Germany. With ...

Oscar nominees for Best Documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” and Ava Duverny’s 13th highlights injustice against blacks

Two films that lay bare the raw roots of racism are nominated in the category of Best Documentary (Feature) by the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences at this year's Oscar Awards. Ava DuVernay's 13th exposes the history of mass ...

It’s beginning to look like Spring! It’s also a terrific time to start thinking about dining al fresco, garden parties and sun-drenched afternoons lounging around the pool. Those are all the places wh

NEWPORT, Rhode Island--Spring is just a short time away. There is no better place to enjoy earth's rebirth than picturesque Newport, Rhode Island. It's ideal location, within driving access to most major East Coast cities and a relatively short commute ...

Billie Limacher Bi-Park Theatre night out at the movies

Celebrate the best movies of the year with a live broadcast on the big screen at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre (201 West Jefferson Street, Joliet) on Sunday, February 26. Walk the red carpet, and get your picture taken ...

Jazz at Lincoln Center: Dianne Reeves, Freddy Cole Sing for Valentine's Lovers

Incredible vocal prowess and deep introspective emotion marked a Valentine's Weekend set at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. It was one of the most moving jazz performances in memory, perhaps equal to latter-day performances of her muse ...

Third annual African American Read-In

Joliet Township High School District 204 and the National Hook-Up of Black Women will host the third annual African American Read-in from 6 to 8 p.m. on February 23 in the Joliet Central High School Student Center, 201 East Jefferson ...

NY Phil Tchaikovsky Festival Festures Kirill Gerstein in the Piano Concerto No. 1

New York Philharmonic's Beloved Friend-Tchaikovsky and his World: A Philharmonic Festival was punctuated by an unusually vivid performance by Kirill Gerstein, the enigmatic Jewish-American/Russian pianist who has become the proponent of the composer's own 1879 version of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto ...

Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

BIG BUDGET FILMS A Cure for Wellness (R for violence, profanity, disturbing images, graphic nudity, sexuality and a rape) Psychological thriller about a young executive (Dane DeHaan) who becomes suspicious about a health spa 's claims of miraculous cures when ...

Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

BIG BUDGET FILMS Fifty Shades Darker (R for profanity, graphic sexuality and frontal nudity) Steamy sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey finds Ana (Dakota Johnson) and Christian (Jamie Dornan) resuming their erotic relationship, but on her terms. supporting cast includes ...

Mozart to U2, Beethoven to Pink Floyd, perform live concert of Classical and Classic Rock music

The Rialto Square Theatre is thrilled to announce the inaugural live concert event ROCKTOPIA LIVE: A Classical (R) evolution. This groundbreaking live concert performance celebrating the fusion of classical music with classic rock features five world-class vocalists and five top ...

Goodman Theatre presents Black Words Matter: Commemorating Black History Month

This February, Goodman Theatre is proud to join citywide celebrations of Black History Month with its “Black Words Matter: Celebrating Black Voices On Stage and Beyond” series of events. Partnering organizations and free offerings include: the DuSable Museum of African ...

Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

BIG BUDGET FILMS Rings (PG-13 for violence, terror, mature themes, drug use and some sexuality) Supernatural prequel to The Ring, revolving around a young couple (Alex Roe and Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz) who, against their better judgment, decide to explore ...

Forest Preserve expands beekeeper program

The Forest Preserve District of Will County is expanding its beginning beekeeping program from one session to six in an effort to better prepare enrollees for their new lives as honeybee hosts. “Bee a Beekeeper!: Introduction to Successful Beekeeping” runs ...

Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

BIG BUDGET FILMS A Dog's Purpose (PG for peril and mature themes) Three-time Oscar-nominee Lasse Hallstrom directed this adaptation of W. Bruce Cameron's fantasy novel of the same name about an anthropomorphic, reincarnating pooch (Josh Gad) that uncovers the meaning ...

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