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David Cerda's "The Birds" Stage Parody Poster

David Cerda's "The Birds" Stage Parody Poster

David Cerda's stage parody "The Birds" has a return run in Chicago playing now through Nov. 1 at the Coach House at Berger Park.

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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Hammond grad's Tippi tribute is stage return of 'Birds'

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Hammond grad's Tippi tribute is stage return of 'Birds'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

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Police: American suspect confesses in Bali killing

Police: American suspect confesses in Bali killing

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An American man has confessed that he killed his girlfriend's mother in a luxury hotel on Indonesia's Bali island, and the girlfriend has acknowledged helping him stuff the body into a suitcase, police said Friday.

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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Actor Yando reigns supreme in 'Lear' at Courtyard Theater

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Actor Yando reigns supreme in 'Lear' at Courtyard Theater

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 19, 2014 12:05 am
Joffrey opens new season with innovative program

Joffrey opens new season with innovative program

As it celebrates its 20th anniversary in Chicago, the Joffrey Ballet is also opening a new season of works starring dances by eclectic choreographers.

September 18, 2014 1:00 am
Dee Snider Performs Preview of "Dee Snider's Rock & Roll Christmas Tale"

Dee Snider Performs Preview of "Dee Snider's Rock & Roll Christmas Tale"

Rocker Dee Snider Performs Preview from "Dee Snider's Rock & Roll Christmas Tale" during the Aug. 18, 2014 Broadway in Chicago Summer Preview Concert for the 2014-15 stage season held in Millennium Park in Chicago.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am
Rock Star Dee Snider Wearing Shades

Rock Star Dee Snider Wearing Shades

Rock Star Dee Snider is trading in his black stage garb for holiday red to star in his world premiere new Broadway in Chicago musical Dee Snider's Rock & Roll Christmas Tale running at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place Nov. 4, 2014 through Jan. 4, 2015.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am
Rocker Dee Snider (center) with Broadway Director Adam John Hunder (left) and Broadway Producer John B. Yonover

Rocker Dee Snider (center) with Broadway Director Adam John Hunder (left) and Broadway Producer John B. Yonover

The new world premiere stage musical produced with Broadway in Chicago Dee Sniders's Rock & Roll Christmas Tale, was created by team Adam John Hunter (left to right), Dee Snider and John B. Yonover for the run at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place Nov. 4, 2014 through Jan. 4, 2015.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am
Rocker Dee Snider Displaying Rings

Rocker Dee Snider Displaying Rings

Dee Snider is ready to take Chicago by "snow" storm for the world premiere of his new holiday stage show Dee Sniders's Rock & Roll Christmas Tale at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place Nov. 4, 2014 through Jan. 4, 2015.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am
Actress Ora Jones of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre

Actress Ora Jones of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre

In Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre, Robert O'Hara will direct Marie Antoinette by David Adjmi as a Chicago premiere featuring ensemble member Ora Jones running Feb. 5 to May, 10, 2015.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am
"Smokefall" by Noah Haidle at Goodman Theatre in Chicago

"Smokefall" by Noah Haidle at Goodman Theatre in Chicago

Goodman Theatre in Chicago is celebrating its 90th Season with an encore production of Noah Haidle's Smokefall playing through Oct. 26.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am
Stage anniversaries abound: Theater 2014-15 season announcements include exciting runs and world premieres in Chicago

Stage anniversaries abound: Theater 2014-15 season announcements include exciting runs and world premieres in Chicago

A blend of both new and classic stage story favorites are the highlights for the launch of new seasons at Chicago's biggest theaters.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Police: 29-year-old woman struck, killed by drunken driver in Gary

GARY | A Gary woman died early Wednesday after a drunken driver struck her and kept going, authorities said.

September 17, 2014 7:03 pm

Portage police chase runaways driving stolen SUV

PORTAGE | Two runaways led Portage police on a short pursuit Wednesday morning and were arrested after officers spun the stolen car they were driving into a concrete median.

September 17, 2014 6:00 pm

Two men indicted in Harvey police standoff

MARKHAM | Two men learned Wednesday they have been indicted on various criminal charges for a two-day standoff with police in Harvey.

September 17, 2014 4:19 pm
Emanuel wants no more signs as large as Trump's

Emanuel wants no more signs as large as Trump's

The Trump International Hotel and Tower is seen looking north on Wabash Avenue in Chicago's famed Loop on Wednesday. Chicago will always have the TRUMP sign on one of its tallest buildings to remind everyone in big, bold letters how Mayor Rahm Emanuel got trumped by The Donald, but now the m…

September 17, 2014 3:56 pm
Emanuel wants no more signs as large as Trump's

Emanuel wants no more signs as large as Trump's

CHICAGO | Chicago will always have the TRUMP sign on one of its tallest buildings to remind everyone in big, bold letters how Mayor Rahm Emanuel got trumped by The Donald, but now the mayor is proposing an ordinance to make sure nobody else can do the same.

September 17, 2014 3:54 pm

Beanie Babies creator's sentence debated in court

CHICAGO | Federal prosecutors seeking in an appeal to put the billionaire Beanie Babies creator in prison for hiding millions in Swiss bank accounts told judges Wednesday that the toy maker's sentence of probation threatens to erode the judicial system's ability to deter other tax evaders.

September 17, 2014 1:20 pm

2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled

CHICAGO | A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."

September 17, 2014 11:58 am
Rocker Janet Beveridge Bean lives the beach life

Rocker Janet Beveridge Bean lives the beach life

Bean certainly isn't into bland. And the Miller Beach vibe was just what she and her husband were looking for in choosing a second home.

September 17, 2014 11:06 am Photos

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