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OFFBEAT: Good memories of 'Honeymooners' with 'good spirits' news

OFFBEAT: Good memories of 'Honeymooners' with 'good spirits' news

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Actress Shelia MacRae remembered for Classic Hollywood dedication

OFFBEAT: Actress Shelia MacRae remembered for Classic Hollywood dedication

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 15, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Shirley Temple's smile and spirit will be long remembered

OFFBEAT: Shirley Temple's smile and spirit will be long remembered

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Hammond reader corrects columnist Earl Wilson mention

OFFBEAT: Hammond reader corrects columnist Earl Wilson mention

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 03, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Blueberry farm wife has perfect pectin recipe

FROM the FARM: Blueberry farm wife has perfect pectin recipe

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

August 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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French Bistro Scene from "Paris at Last" Episode of "I Love Lucy" from 1956

French Bistro Scene from "Paris at Last" Episode of "I Love Lucy" from 1956

A French bistro scene from the "Paris at Last" episode of "I Love Lucy" from 1956 features Lucille Ball's funny encounter with "escargot."

July 24, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Chicago's Le Bouchon French restaurant celebrating 20 years

OFFBEAT: Chicago's Le Bouchon French restaurant celebrating 20 years

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Stage Neighbors: 'I Love Lucy on Stage' returns to salute Ricardos and Mertz TV humor

Stage Neighbors: 'I Love Lucy on Stage' returns to salute Ricardos and Mertz TV humor

Joanna Daniels and Curtis Pettyjohn, the Chicago duo of local stage veterans playing "stage veterans" Ethel and Fred Mertz of "I Love Lucy" TV  fame have a clever way of interpreting their performance art.

January 11, 2013 12:00 am
Resurrecting the Favorite Redhead of Reruns: Midwest premiere of 'I Love Lucy Live on Stage' channels fans of sitcom characters

Resurrecting the Favorite Redhead of Reruns: Midwest premiere of 'I Love Lucy Live on Stage' channels fans of sitcom characters

Rick Sparks, the man behind I Love Lucy Live on Stage, knows just how dedicated fans are of Lucille Ball and her landmark TV comedy starring the Ricardos and the Mertzes.

October 04, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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Sirena Irwin and Bill Mendieta as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo

Sirena Irwin and Bill Mendieta as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo

Sirena Irwin and Bill Mendieta play classic TV characters Lucy and Ricky Ricardo of sitcom fame in I Love Lucy Live on Stage at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place in Chicago through November 11.

October 04, 2012 5:30 pm
Actress Sirena Irwin as Lucy Ricardo in "I Love Lucy Live on Stage"

Actress Sirena Irwin as Lucy Ricardo in "I Love Lucy Live on Stage"

Actress Sirena Irwin studied countless episodes of "I Love Lucy" to fine-tune the mannerisms of the famed red-headed comedienne's Lucy Ricardo character for I Love Lucy Live on Stage, which has its Midwest premiere in Chicago at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place through November 11.

October 04, 2012 5:30 pm
Broadway in Chicago Presents Sirena Irwin and Bill Mendieta as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo

Broadway in Chicago Presents Sirena Irwin and Bill Mendieta as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo

Sirena Irwin and Bill Mendieta play classic TV characters Lucy and Ricky Ricardo of sitcom fame in "I Love Lucy Live on Stage" at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place in Chicago through Nov. 11.

October 04, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'I Love Lucy Live on Stage' fun, but antennae needs adjusting

OFFBEAT: 'I Love Lucy Live on Stage' fun, but antennae needs adjusting

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 02, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Reader happy 'Castle' has tango classes

OFFBEAT: Reader happy 'Castle' has tango classes

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Scene from "I Love Lucy" 1957 Episode "Lucy Raises Chickens"

Scene from "I Love Lucy" 1957 Episode "Lucy Raises Chickens"

Comedienne Lucille Ball, as her memorable Lucy Ricardo character, purchased 500 energetic baby chicks in cardboard crates, which ran amok in her country house in the 1957 "I Love Lucy" episode "Lucy Raises Chickens."

April 04, 2012 6:00 pm
Crown Point business educates customers about chicks, eggs and opportunities

Crown Point business educates customers about chicks, eggs and opportunities

Tom Meyer, owner of Crown Feed & Supply in Crown Point, is well acquainted with the episode of the classic CBS comedy series "I Love Lucy," which centers around the Lucy Ricardo character buying 500 baby chicks with a plan to raise them to save money on eggs.

April 04, 2012 6:00 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: 'I Love Lucy Live' stage show coming to Chicago Fall 2012

OFFBEAT: 'I Love Lucy Live' stage show coming to Chicago Fall 2012

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 01, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Lucy's 100th birthday celebration set for this weekend

OFFBEAT: Lucy's 100th birthday celebration set for this weekend

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 02, 2011 12:00 am
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