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IN MEMORIAM: Little Richard, One of the Most Influential Founding Fathers of Rock n’ Roll, Dies at 87

Richard Wayne Penniman, better known as Little Richard, was one of the most influential singer songwriters in popular music. He was one of the founders of Rock n’ Roll in the 1950s and one of the most memorable performers in ...

A few things to impress Mom on Mother’s Day

Perhaps this Mother’s Day more than any is an important time to let the moms in your life know just how much each means to you. Of course, absolutely nothing can replace a loving hug, a compassionate touch, knowing glances ...

Scary Mommy canceled at Rialto Theatre canceled

The VenuWorks-managed Rialto Square Theatre and Dusty Guitar Promotions announced the cancellation of the event Scary Mommy, which was scheduled for May 14, 2020.

Rialto Square Theatre 1926 campaign

With so much uncertainty these days, Rialto Square Theatre is incredibly grateful to have the help of loyal supporters during difficult times. To commemorate Rialto’s grand birth in 1926 and its 94th birthday this year, the theatre is launching the ...

Forest Preserve 'Hugs for Hounds' cancellation, 'Found Objects Sculpture Trail' postponement

The 12th annual "Hugs for Hounds" doggie Easter egg hunt has been canceled, and the "Found Objects Sculpture Trail" has been postponed due to the new coronavirus pandemic. Shorewood HUGS, in partnership with the Forest Preserve District of Will County, ...

John Leguizamo's Critical Thinking touts chess as winning move to success

Movie review One of the casualties of the cancellation of the all-influential SXSW Festival in Austin was the World Premiere of John Leguizamo's directorial debut, Critical Thinking. Set in 1998 Miami in the hardscrabble Allapattah neighborhood, the film centers around ...

Will County Brewing 2nd Anniversary

Will County Brewing celebrate their second Anniversary, March 6-8, 2020, with a three-day event. There will be two fresh new Berliner releases, an encore of Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Amber Ale, and their Anniversary Two Blueberry Pancakes Stout release. They will ...

37th Miami Film Festival March 6-15th: Miami's World Class showcase of International and Ibero-American films

The nation's most diverse film festival is currently underway. Miami Film Festival presents its 37th edition with a roster of 170 feature narratives, documentaries and short films of all genres from more than 40 countries. A major showcase for both ...

Rialto Square Theatre nominated for 55th Academy of Country Music Awards™

The Academy of Country Music® recently announced the nominations for the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring the biggest names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry. Among the nominations, the Rialto ...

Entertainment: Lyric Opera Queen of Spades is Aces High

With outgoing Lyric Opera Music Director Sir Andrew Davis in the pit and a superlative cast on stage in this new-to-Chicago production of Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades, Lyric Opera made a strong case for presenting more contemporary operas in order ...

Joliet Winter Choral Concert free open to public

The Joliet Central High School Vocal Department to present the Joliet Central Winter Choral Concert, which will take place on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7 p.m. in the Joliet Central Auditorium, 201 E Jefferson Street in Joliet.

Annual women’s film festival coming to Joliet

LUNAFEST, the fundraising film festival dedicated to championing women filmmakers and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted by Joliet Junior College in the Joliet Junior College Theatre on the Joliet campus on March 19, 2020. This unique ...

Black history interwoven with suffrage centennial

thetimesweekly.com “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.” ...

Irish parade kicks off season

Irish eyes will definitely be smiling on the Village of Plainfield in March. The Plainfield Village Board earlier this month approved road closures for the 2019 Irish Parade, which will step off from Plainfield Central High School at 1 p.m. ...

graveyard shift

A WORLD PREMIERE: February 7 - March 8, 2020 in the Owen Theatre When she receives the opportunity of a lifetime, Janelle relocates to Texas and moves in with her partner, Kane. Meanwhile, a small-town police officer’s life is thrown ...