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Donnie McClurkin delivers Lord’s message through music

Perhaps best known for writing and performing soul-stirring, memorable gospel cuts, including 1996’s “Stand,” Donnie McClurkin returns to Chicago on Good Friday to perform at Christ Universal Temple.

For Bob Saget, telling all was ‘really hard’ at times

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If the Motion Picture Association of America were to rate Bob Saget the stand-up comic, he’d easily earn an R — a hard R. But the F-bomb-dropping devotee of genitalia jokes is also the devoted father of three daughters and famous for playing lovably neurotic …

Carla Hall puts her own spin on global dishes

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Carla Hall, co-host of ABC TV’s “The Chew,” has “globalized” comfort food with her latest book, “Carla’s Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes from Around the World.”

Keb’ Mo’ adds to his musical legacy with ‘BLUESAmericana’

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Keb’ Mo’ is poised to unleash his first album in three years, “BLUESAmericana.” As the 63-year old Mo’, born Kevin Moore, said in a recent phone call, “If you make one good one, that’s all you need for a while, y’know?”

Tye Sheridan racking up big-name co-stars on big screen

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The 17-year-old actor, who has worked with Mattthew McConaughey and Brad Pitt, credits Led Zeppelin for getting him his role opposite Nicolas Cage in “Joe.”

Arnold Newman exhibit: Snapshots of the rich and famous

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The late American photographer Arnold Newman elevated celebrity portraits to an artform. And that is an understatement. The Lake County Discovery Museum is only the fourth venue to house a groundbreaking exhibit of Newman’s evocative photographs of famous people. The exhibit, “Arnold Newman: Luminaries of …

Multitalented Ben Vereen lovin’ his busy life

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If you’ve never seen Tony Award-winner Ben Vereen perform on Broadway, he’s bringing a taste of his work to you.

His one-man show, “Steppin’ Out Live with Ben Vereen,” comes to North Central College in Naperville April 12 for an 8 p.m. performance.

The show …

British model, media personality, mother

Peaches Geldof, the second daughter of concert organizer Bob Geldof, was found dead Monday at age 25.

Kurt Cobain inspires musicmakers 20 years later

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It’s been two decades since Kurt Cobain took his own life on April 5, 1994, at age 27, yet he remains an important cultural touchstone for those he influenced and entertained in his short-lived career.

Mickey Rooney tries to slip in a Mickey

Do stories like the one told by Mickey Rooney qualify as urban legends?

Paula Deen’s Uncle Bubba’s restaurant closes

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SAVANNAH, Ga. — A wildly popular Georgia restaurant at the center of a lawsuit that left the reputation of famed Southern celebrity cook Paula Deen in shambles has reportedly closed.

Zoe Perry following in family footsteps

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No doubt about it. Zoe Perry is an actress born into a dramatic dynasty.

Zoe Perry following in family footsteps

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No doubt about it. Zoe Perry is an actress born into a dramatic dynasty.

Christina Perri has her music all figured out

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Once you get past her sensitive, yet strong, voice and her breathtaking beauty, you find that singer-songwriter Christina Perri has one more endearing gift. She is a freak when it comes to numbers.

Parker Millsap gets to the very soul of his music

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Much has been said about SXSW sensation Parker Millsap’s Pentecostal upbringing, as if the 21-year-old with the vigorous live show was somehow sent down from above to restore our collective faith in music. Or maybe that’s just being a tad overdramatic. “I just wake up …

‘Blue’ Lady — Madeleine Peyroux pays tribute to Ray Charles

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If you like the smooth jazz sounds of Billie Holiday, give Madeleine Peyroux a try.

Peyroux, who seamlessly blends jazz, blues, country and pop into a lush yet stripped-down mix, performs in concert April 6 at The McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage …