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  • Master Magician Dennis Watkins is Back with Another Amazing Trick!

    Master Magician Dennis Watkins Theatre at the Center in Munster Saturday, August 19 – 3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Tickets $30   Students $15 Call 219-836-3255 or visit TheatreAtTheCenter.com  He’s a third-generation magician and entertainer, Watkins has astonished audiences across the country for decades.   He performs many of magic’s true classics that have been handed down in his family for generations.   From card tricks to mind reading, audiences will be mystified by Watkins’ masterful skills.   He also incorporates just the right blend […]

  • Comedian/Impressionist Ryan Goldsher Tells Jokes as Different Celebrities!

    Friend of WGN Morning News, comedian and impressionist, Ryan Goldsher is from  Northbrook and  won $10,000 on his episode of the cable TV competition show First Impressions With Dana Carvey. The audience enjoyed hearing Ryan Goldsher impersonate Morgan Freeman, President Barack Obama, Nicolas Cage, Robin Williams and Mark Wahlberg. Goldsher is currently a student at USC and just appeared on a new show called Polaris Primetime on Disney XD. If you are in LA, you can find him at Second City […]

  • William Murray Fashion Show with Joel Murray & Friends

    Canal Shores Invitational’s Pairings Party, Freddy Jones Band & Auction Sunday, August 6  7pm – 11pm Joe’s Bar on Weed Street 940 W. Weed Street www.CanalShoresInvitational.com Where else can you gather a group of celebrities, professional athletes and sponsors to pay tribute to first responders and military veterans from around the nation? There is only one place for an event like this – Canal Shores, where the Murray brothers grew up playing golf and Bill worked during his high school years.

  • Comedian & Impressionist Ryan Goldsher does celebrity voices working in different professions

    You can catch comedian and celebrity impressionist Ryan Goldsher …. Polaris Primetime Disney XD August 5th Airs between 9PM and 3AM daily watchdisneyxd.go.com ryangoldsher.com This Northbrook teen won $10,000 on his episode of the cable TV competition show First Impressions With Dana Carvey.  The audience enjoyed hearing Ryan Goldsher impersonate Morgan Freeman, President Barack Obama, Nicolas Cage, Robin Williams and Mark Wahlberg. Goldsher is currently a student at USC and is on a new show called Polaris Primetime on Disney XD. […]

  • Hoover draws what viewer wanted to be when he grew up using his initials

    Chicago children’s TV legend Bill “BJ” Jackson is a genius to me and so many of you that grew up watching him.  He is best known for having hosted “The BJ and Dirty Dragon Show,” “Cartoon Town” and “Gigglesnort Hotel.”  I admire his many talents.  One of my favorite segments was when he’d  draw what kids wanted to be when they grew up by using their initials. As a matter of fact, my parents used to keep me busy as […]

  • Check Out These Urban Sketchers In-Studio!

    8th Annual Urban Sketchers Symposium July 26-29 Roosevelt University www.urbansketchers.org Hundreds of urban sketchers from around the world will be drawing and painting the sights of the city during the Urban Sketchers 8th International Symposium, to be held July 26-29 at Roosevelt University in Chicago. Urban Sketchers is dedicated to raising the artistic, storytelling and educational value of location drawing; promoting its practice and connecting people around the world who draw on location where they live and travel. More than […]

  • Femmes of Rock Performs “Eleanor Rigby” Like You’ve Never Seen Before!

    Femmes of Rock, formerly Violin Femmes Tonight Arcada Theatre St. Charles Arcadalive.com Femmesofrock.com Femmes of Rock, formerly Violin Femmes – 4 INCREDIBLY beautiful violin virtuosos perform rock cover after rock cover from The Beatles to Led Zeppelin, The Who to Nirvana! FEMMES OF ROCK, led by rock violinist and arranger, Nina DiGregorio, has rocked audiences worldwide with their blistering solos, unique arrangements—not to mention their beauty and charm. All-new arrangements, original material, a live rock band, video, lights, choreography, comedy, […]

  • James Elkington Performs a Song from New Album, “Wintres Woma”

    THE GREAT CHICAGO GUITAR-PLAYER JAMES ELKINGTON HAS PLAYED ON ALBUMS BY JEFF TWEEDY AND MANY OTHERS. AND NOW, HE HAS A NEW RECORD OUT, CALLED *Wintres Woma*. NPR PREVIEWED IT … AND IT’S GETTING GREAT REVIEWS FROM PITCHFORK AND ‘THE READER’. along with bassist Nick Macri, here he is, doing “make it up”.

  • Start Your Week Off with a Laugh! Hoover’s Brother Tells a Joke!

    Humor runs in the Hoover family. My whole family loves a good joke and they tell them well, too. As a kid, I remember trying to draw like my brother.  I tried to do impressions like my brother.  I tried to do everything that he did. Not much has changed since those days.  I find myself still looking up to him. I think he picked up drawing and voices from my Dad.  I’m not sure where he got it. We’re […]

  • Producer Tells Chicago Cubs Willson Contreras a Knock Knock Joke!

    What is the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby? It’s a signature annual fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics Illinois! Thousands of spectators watch over 50,000 yellow rubber ducks splash into the Chicago River from the Columbus Drive bridge in downtown Chicago and race down river towards the finish line. Race Day kicks off at 10am on Thursday, August 3, 2017* at 400 North Michigan Avenue (The Wrigley Building) with entertainment for the entire family. Splashdown for the Duck Derby is at 1pm. All […]