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OFFBEAT: Streetlamp, GR launch tour today, and at Chicago's Park West for weekend

OFFBEAT: Streetlamp, GR launch tour today, and at Chicago's Park West for weekend

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Streetlamp, GR groups on PBS tonight with new TV concerts

OFFBEAT: Streetlamp, GR groups on PBS tonight with new TV concerts

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Eight is Enough: Gentleman's Rule, minus two, ready for new tour and PBS TV special

Eight is Enough: Gentleman's Rule, minus two, ready for new tour and PBS TV special

It was a year ago when Gentleman's Rule, a new a cappella group with a unique style, sound and youthful look, launched to a legion of audience fans during their two-week successful run at Royal George Theatre in Chicago.

November 07, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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JOHN DOHERTY: No denying Frontline's concussion concern

This column was supposed to be a follow-up to last week's regarding mental health issues among collegiate athletes. However, recent events sometimes have a way of taking over one's best laid plans.

October 07, 2013 9:00 pm
Authenticity spurs success of popular 'Check, Please' TV show

Authenticity spurs success of popular 'Check, Please' TV show

In the 11 years since David Manilow created WTTW’s Check, Please!, a TV show where everyday people critique Chicago-area restaurants, its popularity has increased exponentially. Currently the list of those wanting to share their thoughts on favorite restaurants runs about 35,000 names long a…

September 20, 2012 9:00 am
Farm-to-Table event brings SW Mich and Chgo celebs together in September

Farm-to-Table event brings SW Mich and Chgo celebs together in September

WTTW-Ch. 11's Check Please hostess Alpana Singh, Mindy Segal of Hot Chocolate---with Chef Tim Sizer, Ryan Thornburg, Chad Miller, Jenny Drilon and Cafe Soe's Chad Miller among others, will join together for a planned Labor Day weekend feast.--Raven Carpenter, Shore Contributor.

June 07, 2012 8:30 am
OFFBEAT: Actor Chris O'Donnell lending voice to new documentary about heart research

OFFBEAT: Actor Chris O'Donnell lending voice to new documentary about heart research

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 14, 2012 12:00 am
Audiences ready for weekend TV premiere of Star Plaza 'Streetlamp' concert

Audiences ready for weekend TV premiere of Star Plaza 'Streetlamp' concert

Julia Maish, manager of media relations for Chicago's PBS station WTTW Channel 11, said friends often ask how they can get concert tickets for the new tour of Under the Streetlamp, which she describes as "America's hottest new vocal group."

March 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Local broadcaster Garrard McClendon garners Chicago Emmy win

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 08, 2011 12:00 am
'Jersey Boys' stars launch new tour with PBS show taping at Star Plaza

'Jersey Boys' stars launch new tour with PBS show taping at Star Plaza

MERRILLVILLE | The Star Plaza Theatre is used to hosting headlining talent during an entertaining history of more than three decades.

August 14, 2011 11:35 pm Photos

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CHICAGO SCENE: Queasy does it in 'God of Carnage'

CHICAGO SCENE: Queasy does it in 'God of Carnage'

Nothing bridges a gulf like the human experience. We identify with universals like birth, love and loss.

March 25, 2011 12:00 am

Candidate fights into debates weeks before election

CHICAGO | Mayoral candidate Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins was first excluded from a televised debate on WTTW last month and then again on WGN-TV on Jan. 27. She stood her ground, along with about 100 of her supporters, rallying outside the WGN-TV North Side studios on the day of the debate.

February 06, 2011 12:00 am
A Great Seat

A Great Seat

A GREAT SEAT - - Legendary Film Critic Roger Ebert (standing) has announced the line-up of movie reviewers for his new PBS series "Roger Ebert presents At the Movies," featuring (L to R) Kim Morgan, Christy Lemire, Elvis Mitchell and Omar Moore. (Image courtesy of Roger Ebert)

September 17, 2010 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Film critic Roger Ebert resurrecting movie review show

OFFBEAT: Film critic Roger Ebert resurrecting movie review show

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 17, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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