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OFFBEAT: Scrooge's partner Marley gets his due in Hammond play run

OFFBEAT: Scrooge's partner Marley gets his due in Hammond play run

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Author Edgar Rice Burroughs' "Tarzan, Lord of the Apes"

Author Edgar Rice Burroughs' "Tarzan, Lord of the Apes"

Author Edgar Rice Burroughs' "Tarzan, Lord of the Apes" is the character he created in 1912 and later inspired movies, television shows, cartoons and now, even gaming slot machines. Burroughs, who died at age 74 in 1950, was born and raised in the Oak Park neighborhood of Chicago.

December 13, 2012 12:00 am
Yummy: lunch sacks with DIY character

Yummy: lunch sacks with DIY character

A desire to recycle, save money and add that personal, imaginative touch is what entices many crafty people to create what easily can be bought. This time of year, that includes crafting a lunch sack.

November 15, 2012 12:00 am
Actor John Mahoney finds his muse

Actor John Mahoney finds his muse

When the phone rings and you see the name "John Mahoney" on the caller ID, it's a no-brainer that you're going to be talking about the actor's memorable roles in television and film and on stage with Chicago's Steppenwolf ensemble. Less predictable, on the other hand, are the topics of Speed…

November 14, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Betty White here next month to sign copies of her new 'Ask Me' book

OFFBEAT: Betty White here next month to sign copies of her new 'Ask Me' book

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 23, 2011 12:00 am
'Hunting for Hemingway' at Kiki's Bistro

'Hunting for Hemingway' at Kiki's Bistro

Diane Gilbert Madsen recently released her new book "Hunting for Hemingway." The author and her book were celebrated at a recent Hemingway-themed dinner at Kiki's Bistro in Chicago. (Provided photo. Photo not for sale through The Times.)

October 13, 2010 12:00 am
Author goes 'Hunting for Hemingway' at Kiki's Bistro

Author goes 'Hunting for Hemingway' at Kiki's Bistro

Foodies celebrated the legendary Ernest Hemingway as well as a new book by author Diane Gilbert Madsen during a special dinner last week in Chicago.

October 13, 2010 12:00 am

Steger Day Celebration brings village together

It's a big weekend for folks in Steger as they host the annual Steger Day Celebration from 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday at Veterans Park.

August 25, 2010 12:00 am
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