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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 ...

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 ...

Bartlett Sher's Dramatic Production Pairs Sizzling Duo as Hapless Lovers

This Wednesday, January 25 at 6:30pm local time in theaters around the world, opera lovers will have an opportunity to witness one of the most sizzling pairings of onstage lovers in recent memory in Bartlett Sher's dramatic production of Charles ...

Romeoville’s Metal Monkey Brewing celebrates first anniversary

Only six weeks after their first bottled beer was released, Metal Monkey Brewing will be releasing their second bottle at their one year anniversary party on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Romeoville location. The second bottled beer to be ...

LOCKED IN debuts at Bicentennial Park Theatre

Don’t miss the chance to see this funny, original musical show! LOCKED IN, an uplifting stage production is debuting at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park Theatre (201 West Jefferson Street, Joliet) January 21 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Tickets are ...

French Actress Isabelle Huppert is Surprise Golden Globe Winner for Rape Film "Elle"

Among the biggest surprises of the night at the Golden Globes was Isabelle Huppert’s win in the category of actress in a motion picture, drama for her role in the provocative thriller “Elle.” The French actress beat out competition from ...

A TRIBUTE TO DIRECTOR STEVE MCQUEEN AT CIFF BLACK PERSPECTIVES

CHICAGO--Academy Award-winning British director Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave) received the Chicago International Film Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award, marking the 20th anniversary of Black Perspectives. As part of A Tribute to Steve McQueen, McQueen talked about his films, which ...

Stellar chorus, sets and costumes create compelling live production of biblical story

The Biblical story of Nebuchadnezzar, the Babyloanian tyrant King who turned from his pagan idol to the God of Jehovah after a devastating turn of events,in which his throne was in jeopardy, and returned the Hebrews to their homeland in ...

The Real Reason We Should Celebrate Kwanzaa This Year

For 50 years, Black people in the United States have celebrated the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Established by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966, Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African holiday celebrated by millions throughout the world African community. Kwanzaa ...

Free gardening plots available to veterans

It may be almost winter, but the Resource Recovery and Energy Division of the Will County Land Use Department is thinking spring. Applications for free 10-foot by 10-foot plots at the Joliet Park District’s organic community garden at 3200 McDonough ...

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