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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Actress shines in world premiere Bette Davis play

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Actress shines in world premiere Bette Davis play

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 23, 2014 12:00 am

After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — As a drizzly mist enveloped Edinburgh in the grim weather locals call dreich, Scots coped Friday with a potent mixture of relief and disappointment, anger and joy, after voting to reject independence.

September 19, 2014 12:56 pm
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: World premiere Bette Davis play opens tonight in MC

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: World premiere Bette Davis play opens tonight in MC

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 12, 2014 12:00 am
Crazy in love: Theatre at the Center's 'Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown' offers romantic rilings

Crazy in love: Theatre at the Center's 'Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown' offers romantic rilings

Editor's note: Actor Bernie Yvon, a talented stage favorite at Theatre at the Center and performance venues throughout Chicagoland, was cast in the role of the narrator for this month's run of "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown." On Saturday, Sept. 6, Yvon was killed in a car acciden…

September 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Goodman Theatre in Chicago celebrating 90th anniversary season

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Goodman Theatre in Chicago celebrating 90th anniversary season

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 09, 2014 12:00 am

British royal couple expecting second child

LONDON (AP) — British royal couple the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are expecting their second child, royal officials said Monday. The duchess is also being treated for severe morning sickness

September 08, 2014 6:18 am
War letters hit home for local intern to a British museum

War letters hit home for local intern to a British museum

A young Crown Point woman recently came to know several British war veterans in her trip to England.

August 23, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Robin Hood getting stage send-up in Chesterton in September

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Robin Hood getting stage send-up in Chesterton in September

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
Rainbow Connection: New Webber-Rice Broadway tour of 'Wizard of Oz' landing in Chicago

Rainbow Connection: New Webber-Rice Broadway tour of 'Wizard of Oz' landing in Chicago

After being cast on stage in the role of the Tin Man, Broadway actor Mike Jackson realized an interesting musical detail about beloved 1939 film classic "The Wizard of Oz."

April 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: P.T. Barnum was the master of foolery for profit

OFFBEAT: P.T. Barnum was the master of foolery for profit

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Steelmaker has one of world's strongest brands

Steelmaker has one of world's strongest brands

ArcelorMittal has been around for less than a decade, but the steelmaker already has a stronger brand than MTV, 7-Eleven, Estee Lauder and PlayStation.

March 06, 2014 5:30 am
OFFBEAT: Final week for fantastic production of 'Through the Leaves' by side project theatre company

OFFBEAT: Final week for fantastic production of 'Through the Leaves' by side project theatre company

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 25, 2014 12:00 am
IOC to spend $20M to fight doping, match-fixing

IOC to spend $20M to fight doping, match-fixing

LONDON | The International Olympic Committee is putting up $20 million to fight doping and match-fixing — considered the two biggest threats to the credibility of the games.

December 15, 2013 9:00 pm

UFC books January return to Chicago

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND | For the third straight year, Chicago will be a crucial part of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's broadcast partnership with Fox.

October 28, 2013 9:00 pm
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
Stuart Ward, Star of  the "Once" National Broadway Tour Company

Stuart Ward, Star of the "Once" National Broadway Tour Company

Stuart Ward, stars as "Guy," the male lead in the new national Broadway U.S. tour of "Once" playing a run in Chicago in October.

October 04, 2013 12:00 am
'Once' more: Broadway Tony-winning 'Once' opens with Chicago run

'Once' more: Broadway Tony-winning 'Once' opens with Chicago run

Any pressures with being cast as the lead for a new Broadway tour for the musical ranked as winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Theater Album, don't phase English actor Stuart Ward.

October 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: 'Musical of Musicals' Broadway send-up opens in Chesterton this weekend

OFFBEAT: 'Musical of Musicals' Broadway send-up opens in Chesterton this weekend

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 16, 2013 12:00 am
BP reports lower earnings, Whiting Refinery timeline

BP reports lower earnings, Whiting Refinery timeline

Energy giant BP saw profits slip in the second quarter, sliding to $2.7 billion over the last three months from $4.2 billion in the first quarter.

July 30, 2013 11:00 am Photos

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'The wait is over': Brits awake to new tennis era

'The wait is over': Brits awake to new tennis era

LONDON | Britain awoke to a new era on Monday, into a world in which the tennis-loving public finally has its own Wimbledon champion once again.

July 08, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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