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Aerosmith brings soaring sound to First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Aerosmith brings soaring sound to First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

One of the most anticipated rock shows of the summer landed July 25 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park and didn't disappoint.

23 hours ago
'Sharknado' sequel has bite and lots of laughs

'Sharknado' sequel has bite and lots of laughs

"Sharknado 2: The Second One" (which, if you hadn't guessed, is an encore follow-up sequel to last summer's campy classic) premieres Wednesday (9 p.m. EDT).

July 29, 2014 1:00 am
Nolan, McConaughey surprise with 'Interstellar'

Nolan, McConaughey surprise with 'Interstellar'

Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey came to Comic-Con in Sand Diego unannounced and surprised attendees with a first look at "Interstellar," but neither offered many details about the highly anticipated space adventure.

July 28, 2014 1:00 am

Newspaper personnel discuss coupon theft

Each week when I peek into my email inbox, I’ll see reader questions like these:

July 27, 2014 1:00 am
Chante Moore in Gary

Chante Moore in Gary

Singer Chante Moore will perform Friday at Majestic Star Casino in Gary. She'll entertain in the Majestic Star Event Center at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $25. Visit majesticstarcasino.eventbrite.com.

July 27, 2014 1:00 am
Boz Scaggs to bring unique sound to Hammond

Boz Scaggs to bring unique sound to Hammond

The musician who had everyone singing the "Lido Shuffle" and "Lowdown" during the 1970s will entertain fans in Hammond today.

July 25, 2014 1:00 am

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July 25, 2014 1:00 am

Casino karaoke

Horseshoe Casino in Hammond will present a karaoke contest for casino guests from 7 to 9 p.m. today. ABC Chicago's Mark Nilsson will host the event. Judging the contest will be Janet Davies, reporter for ABC Chicago, "Windy City Live's" Ryan Chiaverini and Tommy Cox, bass player and vocalist…

July 24, 2014 4:45 pm
Working late in life, directors refuse to say cut

Working late in life, directors refuse to say cut

Visiting a retired Frank Capra at his Sierra Nevada hideaway, Clint Eastwood was baffled.

July 24, 2014 1:00 am
Footlight Players turns 65 with ‘Carnage’

Footlight Players turns 65 with ‘Carnage’

Daulton Dickey, director of Michigan City’s Footlight Players production of “God of Carnage,” sees his production of the acclaimed dark comedy as a balancing act of sorts for his four-member cast.

July 24, 2014 1:00 am
Kanisha K. grooves into the Region

Kanisha K. grooves into the Region

Several months ago a radio promotion friend Tom Mazzetta suggested this 21-year-old R&B/pop singer from Holland, Mich. named Kanisha K. might be a good guest for my weekly Lakeshore Public Radio show, “Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges.”

July 24, 2014 1:00 am

Ticket Tracker

All concerts listed below are all ages unless otherwise noted. Some of the ticket prices below do not include taxes and fees.

July 24, 2014 1:00 am

Penny slots dominate Illinois casino landscape

The Illinois Gaming Board’s latest monthly report, covering May 2014 financial statistics at the state’s 10 riverboat locations, reveals penny slots are king in the Land of Lincoln.

July 24, 2014 1:00 am
Variety stars at Dante's House of Pizza

Variety stars at Dante's House of Pizza

Diners who have a taste for everything from pizza to pasta, seafood, entree salads or broasted chicken will find all of that and more on the menu at Dante's House of Pizza in Munster.

July 24, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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July 24, 2014 1:00 am

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Dinner's a Mystery

July 24, 2014 1:00 am

Arts Briefs

New Edition in Hammond

July 24, 2014 1:00 am
Weighing in with the Wayans Brothers

Weighing in with the Wayans Brothers

Having come a long way from the Manhattan apartment they once called home with their loving parents Howell and Elvira Wayans and six other siblings – brothers Keenen, Damon, Shawn and Marlon – are as much an entertainment empire these days as they are a family.

July 23, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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In a jam? It's time to think outside the PB&J

In a jam? It's time to think outside the PB&J

It was probably 15 years ago that I discovered the magic that is a nearly empty jar of jam.

July 23, 2014 1:00 am
Steak and cheese grinder recast as a pasta dinner

Steak and cheese grinder recast as a pasta dinner

Parents love back-to-school season because it gets the whole family back on a schedule. Parents hate back-to-school season because that schedule usually leaves too little time to get dinner on the table.

July 23, 2014 1:00 am
A tuna sandwich by way of Mediterranean bruschetta

A tuna sandwich by way of Mediterranean bruschetta

Sometimes the last thing you want to do at the end of a long hot summer day is turn on the oven and make a meal. So here's a delicious solution that requires no more heat than is necessary to grill up some bread.

July 23, 2014 1:00 am
Pie filling stores up summer sweetness

Pie filling stores up summer sweetness

Yesterday we made 12 quarts of strawberry pie filling. We put it in the freezer instead of cold-packing it in jars.

July 23, 2014 1:00 am
Jams increasingly strutting their savory side

Jams increasingly strutting their savory side

When Chicago chef Gregory Ellis makes a pork belly sandwich, he doesn't stop at the belly. In addition to a fried egg and kumquat chow-chow, he adds a mystery ingredient: bacon jam.

July 23, 2014 1:00 am
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