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Cakewalk to Oz: Students lend a wizard's touch to dessert creations

Cakewalk to Oz: Students lend a wizard's touch to dessert creations

The merry, magical land of Oz came to life at one of Chicago's iconic hotels.

August 12, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Martha Raye, center, with husband David Rose, left, and gossip columnist Jimmy Fidler and wife Kay

Martha Raye, center, with husband David Rose, left, and gossip columnist Jimmy Fidler and wife Kay

Martha Raye, center, and her second husband (of seven) David Rose, left, announce news of their wedding to gossip Columnist Jimmy Fidler and his wife, Kay, in 1938. Composer Rose left Ray in 1941 to marry Judy Garland.

April 12, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dead at age 93

OFFBEAT: Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dead at age 93

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 08, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Annie Get Your Gun' hits mark in Evanston staging

OFFBEAT: 'Annie Get Your Gun' hits mark in Evanston staging

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 23, 2013 12:05 am
OFFBEAT: 'Oz' gets $25 million promo, including Munchkin guest

OFFBEAT: 'Oz' gets $25 million promo, including Munchkin guest

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 18, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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'Oz' Munchkin Margaret Pellegrini dead at age 89

'Oz' Munchkin Margaret Pellegrini dead at age 89

Margaret Pellegrini, one of the three surviving original Munchkins from the legendary 1939 MGM film "The Wizard of Oz," died early Wednesday in an assisted living care center near Phoenix, Ariz. She was 89, and would have celebrated her 90th birthday on Sept. 23.

August 07, 2013 6:45 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Chesterton actress ready for return of 'Glass Menagerie' in Chicago

OFFBEAT: Chesterton actress ready for return of 'Glass Menagerie' in Chicago

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 21, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Theatre at the Center's 'Glorious Feeling' a toe-tapping tribute

OFFBEAT: Theatre at the Center's 'Glorious Feeling' a toe-tapping tribute

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 13, 2013 12:00 am

Moviegoers can "c’mon, get happy" watching Garland film

GARY | Larry Lapidus, Lyric Opera of Chicago lecturer and Near North Chapter program director, will introduce the documentary “Judy Garland: The Concert Years” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, 540 S. Lake St.

May 01, 2013 12:00 am

Moviegoers can forget their troubles, c’mon, get happy watching Garland film

GARY | Audiences will be chanting, “There’s no place like the Marshall J. Gardner Center. There’s no place like the Marshall J. Gardner Center” at 7 p.m. on May 4.

April 26, 2013 2:02 pm
OFFBEAT: Star Plaza's 'Streetlamp' singer Shonn Wiley ready for Broadway

OFFBEAT: Star Plaza's 'Streetlamp' singer Shonn Wiley ready for Broadway

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 25, 2013 12:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, March 28, 2013

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, March 28, 2013

Winter is Coming on HBO's Game of Thrones this Sunday, although in the real world it's supposed to be leaving.---Kathleen Dorsey, Managing Editor, Shore Magazine.

March 27, 2013 9:00 am
Entertainer Lorna Luft and Brother Joey Luft with Mother Judy Garland in 1967

Entertainer Lorna Luft and Brother Joey Luft with Mother Judy Garland in 1967

Lorna Luft (left) and brother Joey Luft with their mother Judy Garland in 1967 in the dressing room of the Palace Theatre on Broadway.

March 22, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Lorna Luft's Judy Garland doc event cancelled, Asner still on the mend

OFFBEAT: Lorna Luft's Judy Garland doc event cancelled, Asner still on the mend

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 22, 2013 12:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, March 21, 2013

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, March 21, 2013

Lena Dunham's Tiny Furniture screening in Benton Harbor; Miller Beach Arts & Creative District showing a Judy Garland documentary and last call for Julius Caesar as Measure for Measure begins.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

March 20, 2013 9:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Some other non-threats Steele can protect us from

PHIL WIELAND: Some other non-threats Steele can protect us from

After last week's column, a reader wrote that I was a little harsh on State Sen. Brent Steele, especially my saying he had the best porn film name in the Indiana Legislature.

February 22, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Princess Diana wedding cake slice auctioned next month

OFFBEAT: Princess Diana wedding cake slice auctioned next month

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 25, 2012 12:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, June 21st

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, June 21st

Live Bait Theatre hosts Actor, Writer, Director John Lisbon Wood's one-acts this weekend; Scott Covert opens in New York next month and new Stephen Hansen work in Douglas---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore magazine.

June 20, 2012 8:15 am
The Cast of "Hit the Wall" by The Inconvenience in Spring 2012 at Steppenwolf Theatre

The Cast of "Hit the Wall" by The Inconvenience in Spring 2012 at Steppenwolf Theatre

Manny Buckley (left) plays Carson and Daniel Desmaris (seated far right) plays "Newbie" with musicians Josh Lambert, Ryan Murphy and Will Wood shown in the background in The Inconvenience production of "Hit the Wall," by Ike Holtert and directed by Eric Hoff as part of Steppenwolf Theatre Co…

April 28, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: The Inconvenience run of 'Hit the Wall' at Steppenwolf's Garage Rep Playful and Important

OFFBEAT: The Inconvenience run of 'Hit the Wall' at Steppenwolf's Garage Rep Playful and Important

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 28, 2012 12:00 am
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