Cry Macho

When exposition and backstory weigh down an opening scene it’s tough for a film to get off the ground. That’s the burden screenwriter Nick Schenk (Gran Torino) and novelist N. Richard Nash’s dated, over-written script gives this road trip movie. ...

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

Lemont Art Guild: Oil Painting Demonstration-Making use of Color and Light

TTW Press Room In partnership with the Homer Township Public Library, the Lemont Artists Guild presents, via Zoom, Artist Mary Dorrell, who will give an oil painting demonstration making use of color and light on October 13 at 7 pm. ...

Gallery Seven’s Illiart exhibit

TTW Press Room Illinois artists of all kinds are invited to submit their work for inclusion in Gallery Seven’s Annual Illiart Exhibit taking place during October. Illiart, formerly known as “The Art of Illinois,” will feature various media, including painting, ...

Lyric Opera Chicago 2021/22 Season Opens with Macbeth

A dazzling performance by new Lyric Opera Music Director Maestro Enrique Mazzola

Lyric Opera Chicago 2021/22 Season Opening Night .Macbeth'

A dazzling performance by new Lyric Opera Music Director Maestro Enrique Mazzola

George Wein, creator and co-founder of Newport Jazz Festival and Jazz Impresario dies at 95

Newport music festivals are George Wein's legacy

Joliet’s Rock and Roll Museum first Hall of Fame inductees

Chicago's famed Chess Records was among the first inductees into Joliet's Rock and Roll Museum on Route 66 Hall of Fame at the Rialto Square Theatre, downtown Joliet on Tuesday evening. Fans in attendance were able to listen to some ...

Pritzker signs legislation to protect and preserve cultural communities in Illinois

Gov. JB Pritzker last week signed SB 1833 into law, allowing for the designation of cultural districts across the state. Managed by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), this distinction will promote economic development and empower communities ...

(In)Justice for All Film Festival International August 12-21

TTW Press Room Chicago – Trinity United Church of Christ, Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, and The Next Movement announce the 7th (In) Justice for All Film Festival (IFAFF), scheduled August 12-21. Because of the pandemic, this much-anticipated ...

Respect: Jennifer Hudson talks faith and finding your voice

Jennifer Hudson, who Franklin hand-picked to play her before her death in 2018, rose to fame as a contestant on American Idol in 2004. Hudson was lambasted by cantankerous host Simon Cowell who said Hudson was “out of her depth” ...

Family Fun Festival

Family Fun Festival 2021

Chicago Portrait Project at the USF Art Gallery

thetimesweekly.com The University of St. Francis (USF) Art Gallery will open a new exhibit featuring the work of artist and USF professor Michael “Chester” Alamo-Costello, MFA, beginning on Monday, August 23.

'Respect' in theaters starting August 13

“They want to hear you sing,” says Rev. C.L. Franklin (Forest Whitaker) to his 10-year-old daughter Aretha (Skye Dakota Turner). And she did. Eventually singing herself into 25 Grammys, a posthumously awarded Pulitzer Prize Special Citation and the history books. ...

New Travel Route 66 Guide

Joliet, IL – On Friday, the Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) revealed a new travel guide as part of a kickoff for the new Route 66 campaign: The First Hundred Miles. The travel guide cover features the new, ...