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Franciscan Alliance outreach offers varied programs

Franciscan Alliance outreach offers varied programs

When Helen Haddad was asked to speak at a tea event created as a charity gathering to raise funds for St. Monica Home in Northwest Indiana, she was a little nervous, but also eager to share an important story.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Father and Son Life Lessons: New book and local signing event highlight Polish family life with a father's strict guidance

Father and Son Life Lessons: New book and local signing event highlight Polish family life with a father's strict guidance

Early on, in his new 176-page paperback book of his childhood stories, author Richard Post, who was raised in the Polish neighborhood of Chicago known as "Goose Island" during the 1940s and 1950s, shares a vivid story about the importance his father placed on discipline:

June 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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FROM the FARM: Farm neighbor was dedicated to kitchen craft

FROM the FARM: Farm neighbor was dedicated to kitchen craft

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

July 17, 2013 12:00 am
Cast of the National Broadway Tour of "Sister Act"

Cast of the National Broadway Tour of "Sister Act"

Hollis Resnik as Mother Superior and Ta'Rea Campbell as Deloris Van Cartier lead the cast of "Sister Act" for the musical finale.

November 16, 2012 12:00 am
Broadway praise: Chicago actress Hollis Resnik back home for run of 'Sister Act'

Broadway praise: Chicago actress Hollis Resnik back home for run of 'Sister Act'

Chicago actress Hollis Resnik has played a nun on stage a few times during her career.

November 09, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Key Players Gathering Tonight for Candlelight Dinner Playhouse Reunion

OFFBEAT: Key Players Gathering Tonight for Candlelight Dinner Playhouse Reunion

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 04, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Drury Lane 'Sound of Music' hits a high note with strong cast, talent

OFFBEAT: Drury Lane 'Sound of Music' hits a high note with strong cast, talent

Most people equate "The Sound of Music" with the 20th Century Fox 1965 film starring Julie Andrews and Christropher Plummer, but its first incarnation was a hit stage musical.

November 02, 2011 12:00 am
Actor Larry Adams a father figure of stage for Drury Lane 'Sound of Music' run

Actor Larry Adams a father figure of stage for Drury Lane 'Sound of Music' run

Actor Larry Adams has played the plum role of Captain von Trapp as the lead in productions of "The Sound of Music" in the past.

November 01, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Hollywood happy nuns camp it up for silly fun in new 'Nunset Boulevard'

OFFBEAT: Hollywood happy nuns camp it up for silly fun in new 'Nunset Boulevard'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 03, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Hollywood happy nuns camp it up for silly fun in new 'Nunset Boulevard'

OFFBEAT: Hollywood happy nuns camp it up for silly fun in new 'Nunset Boulevard'

Felicia Fields is Sister Hubert (left to right), Lauren Creele is Sister Amnesia, Alene Robertson is Reverend Mother (front, center), Nicole Miller is Sister Leo and Mary Robin Roth is Sister Robert Anne in the Chicagoland premiere of "Nunset Boulevard" at Theatre at the Center in Munster un…

May 03, 2011 12:00 am
Having a ball

Having a ball

Top, left to right: Meet Alene Robertson as Reverend Mother, Felicia Fields as Sister Hubert, Lauren Creele as Sister Amnesia and Mary Robin Roth as Sister Robert Anne. Below, left to right: And that's Nicole Miller as Sister Leo in the Chicagoland premiere of "Nunset Boulevard." The latest …

May 01, 2011 12:00 am
Split -second comedy

Split -second comedy

Alene Robertson as Reverend Mother (left to right) leads the fun, with Felicia Fields as Sister Hubert, Mary Robin Roth as Sister Robert Anne, Lauren Creele as Sister Amnesia, and Nicole Miller (showing her split personality) as Sister Leo in "Nunset Boulevard."

May 01, 2011 12:00 am
Good Habits: Latest silly sister musical 'Nunset' curtsies at Theatre at the Center

Good Habits: Latest silly sister musical 'Nunset' curtsies at Theatre at the Center

The latest stage musical for Chicago actress Alene Robertson is a change of habit.

May 01, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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KEN KARRSON: Don't ask and ye shall still receive

KEN KARRSON: Don't ask and ye shall still receive

The Lord really does work in mysterious ways.

October 27, 2010 7:30 pm
Mother Teresa's sandals, rosary displayed in Gary

Mother Teresa's sandals, rosary displayed in Gary

Jennie Weer, 15, of Griffith, doesn't remember Mother Teresa's death at age 87 in 1997 because she was only 2 years old. But she remembers and is astounded by the Nobel Prize-winning nun's life and accomplishments helping the poor.

July 18, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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