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OFFBEAT: TV comedy pioneer Sid Caesar dead at age 91

OFFBEAT: TV comedy pioneer Sid Caesar dead at age 91

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 13, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Drury Lane's 'Sunset Boulevard' a remarkable ride

OFFBEAT: Drury Lane's 'Sunset Boulevard' a remarkable ride

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 06, 2013 12:00 am
Ready for Her 'Close-up': Actress ready for role of a lifetime starring as lead in 'Sunset Boulevard'

Ready for Her 'Close-up': Actress ready for role of a lifetime starring as lead in 'Sunset Boulevard'

When Chicago actress favorite Christine Sherrill was cast as the lead role of faded silent film star Norma Desmond in Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook's new production of "Sunset Boulevard," like her stage alter ego, she faced a mixture of fear and excitement.

February 01, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Pillsbury Bake-Off has a royal history of favorite recipes and guests

OFFBEAT: Pillsbury Bake-Off has a royal history of favorite recipes and guests

The Duchess of Windsor, second from right, the former Wallis Simpson, congratulates winners of the Pillsbury Grand National Bake-off on Dec. 12, 1950, in New York. From left are Mrs. Bernard Derousseau of Rice Lake, Wis., who won a $5,000 first prize in a junior division of the bake-off, and…

March 26, 2012 12:00 am
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