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OFFBEAT: Chesterton's funny guy Jim Gaffigan getting TV sitcom

OFFBEAT: Chesterton's funny guy Jim Gaffigan getting TV sitcom

The last time comedian and Chesterton claim-to-fame Jim Gaffigan played any dates in Northwest Indiana was August 2013 at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville.

August 02, 2014 5:51 am
Liam Dahlborn, 12, Plays Wilbur, with Laura A. Harrison (left) as Goose and Jay Mast (right) on Cello as Gander in Emerald City Theatre's "Charlotte's Web"

Liam Dahlborn, 12, Plays Wilbur, with Laura A. Harrison (left) as Goose and Jay Mast (right) on Cello as Gander in Emerald City Theatre's "Charlotte's Web"

Liam Dahlborn, 12, is Wilbur, with Laura A. Harrison (left) as Goose and Jay Mast (right) on cello as Gander in Emerald City Theatre's "Charlotte's Web" playing in Chicago until Aug. 17.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am
Liam Dahlborn Plays Wilbur and Tosha Fowler is Charlotte in Emerald City Theatre's "Charlotte's Web"

Liam Dahlborn Plays Wilbur and Tosha Fowler is Charlotte in Emerald City Theatre's "Charlotte's Web"

Liam Dahlborn, 12, plays Wilbur and Tosha Fowler stars as the title character in Emerald City Theatre's "Charlotte's Web" presented by Broadway in Chicago at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago until Aug. 17.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am
The Cast of Emerald City Theatre's Production of "Charlotte's Web" with Broadway in Chicago

The Cast of Emerald City Theatre's Production of "Charlotte's Web" with Broadway in Chicago

The cast of Emerald City Theatre's production of "Charlotte's Web," presented with Broadway in Chicago until Aug. 17 at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago includes a talented human cast with animal instincts.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am
The Cast of Emerald City Theatre's Production of "Charlotte's Web" with Broadway in Chicago

The Cast of Emerald City Theatre's Production of "Charlotte's Web" with Broadway in Chicago

The cast of Emerald City Theatre's production of "Charlotte's Web," presented with Broadway in Chicago until Aug. 17 at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago includes a talented human cast with animal instincts.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Jersey Boys' opens today, Blum bringing Frankie Valli back

OFFBEAT: 'Jersey Boys' opens today, Blum bringing Frankie Valli back

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 20, 2014 12:00 am
MLK Project

MLK Project

MLK Project

January 24, 2014 4:35 pm
Cheech and Chong to celebate New Year's Eve in Chicago

Cheech and Chong to celebate New Year's Eve in Chicago

The last time Grammy-winning comedy duo Cheech and Chong entertained local audiences, it was in June at Horseshoe Casino's The Venue.

December 27, 2013 7:30 pm
Rudolph

Rudolph

Madysen Simanonis (far right) is one of the cast members in "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical ," running through Jan. 5 at The Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.

December 18, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Margaret Cho in Chicago Saturday with 'Mother' comedy tour

OFFBEAT: Margaret Cho in Chicago Saturday with 'Mother' comedy tour

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 16, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Frankie Valli, 'Oz' and Valparaiso all on readers' minds

OFFBEAT: Frankie Valli, 'Oz' and Valparaiso all on readers' minds

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 09, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: After three decades, Diana Ross playing Star Plaza stage

OFFBEAT: After three decades, Diana Ross playing Star Plaza stage

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 16, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Charlie Blum inks deal to bring Frankie Valli back to Chicago Theatre

OFFBEAT: Charlie Blum inks deal to bring Frankie Valli back to Chicago Theatre

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 15, 2013 12:00 am

TUNES & TIX: New Zealand newbie, Soviet kitsch

Earlier this year, the single-moniker New Zealand songsmith Kimbra was poised as the next big thing the pop music world needed to get to know.

October 11, 2012 8:22 pm

Reading heavy peace, hearing ragged glory?

Tunes & Tix “The weakness of an autobiography is the lack of perspective of the person whos writing it, so for that reason, I’ll never write an autobiography. Never,” Neil Young to biographer Jimmy McDonough, “Shakey,” 2002.

October 02, 2012 8:22 pm
"An Evening with The Monkees" 2012 Tour with Mike Nesmith

"An Evening with The Monkees" 2012 Tour with Mike Nesmith

The Chicago Theatre is one of just 12 city dates for the 2012 "An Evening with The Monkees" tour starring a reunion of singer Mike Nesmith with fellow original members Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork. The group performs in the Windy City Nov. 16.

August 09, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Star Plaza's Charlie Blum nets Monkees tour, including Mike Nesmith

OFFBEAT: Star Plaza's Charlie Blum nets Monkees tour, including Mike Nesmith

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 09, 2012 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Macy's Glamorama gets a facelift with move to Millennium Park

Macy's Glamorama gets a facelift with move to Millennium Park

Christina Thomas, senior director of annual campaigns for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana, describes it as a "fashion forward event for a brighter future."

August 05, 2012 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Fans still love Frankie Valli

Fans still love Frankie Valli

Original Jersey Boy Frankie Valli was in the house and cranking out the hits June 2 at The Chicago Theatre.

June 05, 2012 12:00 am
"Jersey Boys" Actor Nick Cosgrove with Producer Charlie Blum and Singer Frankie Valli

"Jersey Boys" Actor Nick Cosgrove with Producer Charlie Blum and Singer Frankie Valli

Broadway actor Nick Cosgrove, who stars as Frankie Valli for the national tour of "Jersey Boys," met the real deal, legendary Frankie Valli (right), during the singer's June 2 concert appearance in Chicago thanks to an backstage introduction by producer Charlie Blum (center).

June 05, 2012 12:00 am
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