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In the excellent new drama “Mr. Sophistication,” veteran comedian/actor Ron Waters (Chicago-native Harry Lennix) is tempted by the notion that fame means he exists on a different level in society. “I think any honest celebrity would see...
The widely admired Circle Theatre production of the moving Australian drama "When the Rain Stops Falling" (penned by Andrew Bovell) is moving from Oak Park to Chicago. John Gawlik's production will reopen in January at the Greenhouse Theatre Center on...
Tags: Drama (genre), Arts and Culture
Mr. Willy Wonka himself, Gene Wilder, will be appearing at the Avon this Wednesday for a screening of the 1980 film Stir Crazy, which he starred in alongside Richard Pryor. The pair play a couple of unemployed guys that take a promotional job that...
Tags: Movies, Stamford, Bank Robbery, Entertainment, Gene Wilder
"Unspeakable," the new biographical show about the late comedian Richard Pryor slated for the Royal George Theatre in Chicago next month, has been cancelled. A spokesman for the producers said a major piece of the funding for the commercial show, which...
Fifteen minutes before the Bulls and Charlotte Bobcats faced off at the United Center Saturday, comedian Kevin Hart was on his phone, trying to get an extra ticket to the game for his friend. Hart didn’t expect to make it to the game by tip-off. He...
Tags: Chicago Bulls, Louis C.K., Family, United Center, Chris Rock
RedEyeAs AMC's Western "Hell on Wheels" rides back onto TV Sunday, star Anson Mount's character, Cullen Bohannon, is a shadow of the man so driven to avenge the murders of his wife and son. Reeling after he killed the wrong man at the end of Season 1, the...
Fox 5 Morning News anchor Raoul Martinez is thrilled to be back home in Southern California. Raoul got into this business to be a sportscaster, but was quickly drawn into the news side of things. He spent the past six and half years working at WESH,...
One Friday night in Chicago, two stand-up worlds. The first world: In the established, Old Town room, the nationally known Greg Proops fires off his California hipster comedy, heavy on attitude, high on his own intelligence, thick with high-culture...
WGN NewsMichael Starr To purchase a copy of the book: Black and Blue: The Redd Foxx Story Black and Blue: The Redd Foxx Story tells the remarkable story of Foxx, a veteran comedian and "overnight sensation" at the age of forty-nine whose early life was...
Tags: Redd Foxx, Norman Lear, Television, Chris Rock, Heart Attack
LAKE BUENA VISTA — Deep in the heart of make-believe magic, Brooks Johnson is delving into the political philosophy of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin and the Russian Revolution. You can almost hear Mickey Mouse in his high-pitched voice screaming, "Oh,...
Show TrackerEllen DeGeneres is the latest comedian to be awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Ellen DeGeneres will receive the award during a ceremony in October....
Fox 5 San Diego staffWhen I worked in radio years ago, I had friends with bands always bugging me to play their music on the air. They didn’t realize the big system in place that has record labels dictating what songs radio stations can play, and all that other...
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