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  • ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ musical coming to Broadway

    The beloved movie “Mrs. Doubtfire” is heading to Broadway.  A musical is based on the Robin Williams classic will debut in Seattle before heading to New York next year. According to Rolling Stone, the plot of the new musical will be based on the original movie. The “Mrs. Doubtfire” musical will premiere at the Stephen Sondheim this November and run through the end of the year. In March, the show will offer previews at the show, with opening night scheduled […]

  • Everything you know about opera you learned from Bugs Bunny Cartoons

    Lyric Opera’s Barber of Seville gives us the real-life version, and it’s awesome. Irrepressible Rosina refuses to marry her pompous old guardian. Meanwhile, a bold young count is eager to win Rosina for himself. And who’s going to make sure those two finish the opera united? The cleverest character in all of Seville: the barber Figaro, whose services are sought after by everyone for everything (the guy has a lot more talents than just cutting hair). Rossini’s music—the aural equivalent […]

  • Fully operational F-16 for sale for $8.5 million

    Do you have a need for speed? You’re in luck! A 1980 F-16 A/B Fighting Falcon is for sale in Palm Beach for $8.5 million. According to The Drive, the fighter jet, originally from Jordan, first got attention after aircraft brokerage and leasing firm Jet Lease posted the aircraft for sale on their website. The aircraft has been updated over the years with a modern nigh vision-compatible cockpit, a data-bus for guided weapons and a Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System. […]

  • The axe Jack Nicholson used in The Shining just sold for $210,000 at Auction

    Happy Halloween from the Overlook Hotel! The axe made famous by Jack Nicholson in Stanley Kubrick’s mind-twisting horror classic The Shining sold for $210,000 at an auction in London.  According to the Independent, the prop sold for more the four times its original estimate selling price. The fire axe stands at approximately three feet tall, with a wooden handle and a foot-long blade that’s an inch thick.  Scratches from the long days of shooting on set with door-breaking scene blade […]

  • Labor Day Décor, grilling and summer sipper tips with our friends from Gene and Georgetti’s

        To find more info about this historic Chicago restaurant, visit here   Gene & Georgetti was founded in 1941 by Gene Michelotti and his partner Alfredo Federighi, who was nicknamed “Georgetti” after a famous Italian cyclist. Located in the heart of River North, Gene & Georgetti is Chicago’s oldest and one of its finest steakhouses. Partners Gene and “Georgetti” worked hand in hand to establish the reputation of excellence that is continued through today. Born in the small […]

  • Mames Babegenush blends elements of jazz with dance music

    Check them out! September 4th, 8:30PM Old Town School of Folk Music Szold Hall, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago $10.00 suggestion www.oldtownschool.orgMames Babegenush unleash a sonic crossroads where east unexpectedly meets north! The young Danish band’s unique musical fusion marries their strong Scandinavian roots and elements of jazz with the vibrant dance music and Klezmer traditions of eastern Europe. From the contemplative ambiance of Nordic snowscapes to the lively weddings of Romania, the music of Mames Babegenush exudes a sense of both poignant […]

  • Around Town visits Duke’s Drive-In

    Duke’s Drive-In is set to close it’s doors Saturday August 31st. They plan to relocate and stay in the general area. They have been family owned and operated for the last 44 years and plan to keep going strong! Duke’s Drive-In: 8115 S. Harlem Ave. Bridgeview, IL 60462 dukesitalianbeef.com

  • Stewart the Cruise Guy late summer cruise ideas!

    Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Splendor, Miracle or brand new Carnival Panorama (Debuts 12/14/19) 7-night Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles (Long Beach) Prices were from $1799 PP               NOW from $559 PP Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas 7-night Eastern or Western Caribbean from Pt Canaveral (Orlando) Prices were from $1899 PP               NOW from $699 PP Holland America’s new Nieuw Statendam 7-night Eastern or Western Caribbean from Ft Lauderdale Prices were from $1699 PP               NOW from $499 PP NCL’s brand new Norwegian Encore (Debuts 11/24/19) 7-night Eastern Caribbean […]

  • Queen of “country with a kick” Julia Cole in studio

    Check out her new album and tour dates here Julia Cole, CMT’s next Artist Discovery, has created a fresh new sound true to her Texas roots and her authentic energy. Hailed as queen of, “country with a kick,” Julia’s music combines a confident country sound with a R&B and melodic pop mood. She puts a new twist on Modern Country Soul music to create her signature sound. ​Julia’s Priority music video premiered on various CMT platforms and stayed on their […]

  • Country band Runaway June in studio 1, performing their smash hit “Buy My Own Drinks”

    Lauded by Billboard as the “Next Hot Trend in Country Music” and likened to a ‘Dixie Chicks for a new generation,’ Runaway June’s organic three-part harmonies and ringing strings have established them as a top new group with its “inescapable talent” (AXS.com). The BBR Music Group/Wheelhouse Records act is comprised of the vocal stylings and musicianship of Naomi Cooke (lead vocals, guitar); Hannah Mulholland (vocals; mandolin); and Jennifer Wayne (vocals; guitar).  The trio is receiving rave critical notices from the […]

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