Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us webmaster@suntimes.com (Editor) Newspapers http://www.suntimes.com/csp/cms/sites/STM/assets/img/logos/suntimes.gif Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Celebrate the Season — Our annual guide to holiday events ]]> Lead story image

Santa, or course, is just one facet of Chicago’s holiday happenings. Here’s a compilation of shows and events throughout the Chicago area. ]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:24:40 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31312697-421/celebrate-the-season-our-annual-guide-to-holiday-events.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31312697-421/celebrate-the-season-our-annual-guide-to-holiday-events.html <![CDATA[ Holly Jolly TV Highlights — When to see ‘Rudolph,’ ‘Frosty,’ ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ and more ]]> Lead story image

Sure, you could buy it or download it or stream it, but when it comes to your favorite holiday TV special, isn’t it more fun to watch knowing thousands of others are watching too? ]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:10:49 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31262110-421/holly-jolly-tv-highlights-when-to-see-rudolph-frosty-charlie-brown-christmas-and-more.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31262110-421/holly-jolly-tv-highlights-when-to-see-rudolph-frosty-charlie-brown-christmas-and-more.html <![CDATA[ ‘Horrible Bosses 2’: No bosses this time, but plenty of horrible ]]> Lead story image

RICHARD ROEPER: Of all the characters in all the movies I’ve seen this year, few are as poorly drawn and as pathetic as this sequel’s sex-addict dentist played by Jennifer Aniston. ]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:36:38 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31258848-421/horrible-bosses-2-no-bosses-this-time-but-plenty-of-horrible.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31258848-421/horrible-bosses-2-no-bosses-this-time-but-plenty-of-horrible.html <![CDATA[ It’s raining cats and dogs on TV this holiday weekend ]]> Lead story image

LORI RACKL: No matter which pet is your preference, there’s a program for you. ]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:43:17 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31315070-421/its-raining-cats-and-dogs-on-tv-this-holiday-weekend.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31315070-421/its-raining-cats-and-dogs-on-tv-this-holiday-weekend.html <![CDATA[ Stephen King, John Mellencamp collaborate on ‘Ghost Brothers of Darkland County’ stage musical ]]> Lead story image

Stephen King finds writing a stage musical much to his liking. ]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:25:17 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31280303-421/story.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31280303-421/story.html <![CDATA[ Eight seasons later, Steve Wilkos ‘terrible’ no more ]]> Lead story image

The former Chicago cop says he became a better talk show host when he started being himself. ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:58:58 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31271627-421/eight-seasons-later-steve-wilkos-terrible-no-more.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31271627-421/eight-seasons-later-steve-wilkos-terrible-no-more.html <![CDATA[ Effort pays off for Ryan Center soloists, Civic Orchestra ]]> Lead story image

Mozart Mass performance brings young professionals closer to beiing full performers. ]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:02:14 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31296992-421/effort-pays-off-for-ryan-center-soloists-civic-orchestra.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31296992-421/effort-pays-off-for-ryan-center-soloists-civic-orchestra.html <![CDATA[ Grab a slice of rock & roll ]]> Lead story image

Take an underground pizza tour of Chicago inspired by Macaulay Culkin and his pie-themed VU cover band ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:29:59 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31280412-421/grab-a-slice-of-rock-roll.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31280412-421/grab-a-slice-of-rock-roll.html <![CDATA[ Wiz Khalifa skips the shade in upbeat Twitter timeline ]]> Lead story image

The rapper, who performs at the House of Blues this week, says his approach to social media is: ‘The Internet is only supposed to be fun.’ ]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:04:21 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31260892-421/wiz-khalifa-skips-the-shade-in-upbeat-twitter-timeline.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31260892-421/wiz-khalifa-skips-the-shade-in-upbeat-twitter-timeline.html <![CDATA[ It’s Scrooge meets Annie in ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’ ]]> Lead story image

HEDY WEISS: The production of the Dr. Seuss favorite at the Chicago Theatre has enough winning performers and theatrical tricks in its sack to keep children entertained. ]]> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 21:45:22 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31262634-421/its-scrooge-meets-annie-in-how-the-grinch-stole-christmas.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31262634-421/its-scrooge-meets-annie-in-how-the-grinch-stole-christmas.html <![CDATA[ ‘Chicago Fire’ actor isn’t playing: Zumba’s his jam ]]> Lead story image

LORI RACKL: Joe Minoso, a certified instructor, gets his high-energy dancercise skills on the NBC series. ]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:04:32 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31262387-421/chicago-fire-actor-isnt-playing-zumbas-his-jam.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31262387-421/chicago-fire-actor-isnt-playing-zumbas-his-jam.html <![CDATA[ Head out to area tree farms for your Christmas evergreen ]]> Lead story image

The holiday season is here and Northern Illinois has plenty of tree farms brimming with all of the varieties from which to select your Christmas tree. ]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:19:51 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31215470-421/head-out-to-area-tree-farms-for-your-christmas-evergreen.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31215470-421/head-out-to-area-tree-farms-for-your-christmas-evergreen.html <![CDATA[ More Cosby shows canceled as women allege assault ]]> Lead story image

Performances by Bill Cosby in Las Vegas, Illinois, Arizona, South Carolina and Washington state have been canceled as more women come forward accusing the entertainer of sexually assaulting them many years ago. ]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:35:50 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31215624-421/more-cosby-shows-canceled-as-women-allege-assault.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31215624-421/more-cosby-shows-canceled-as-women-allege-assault.html <![CDATA[ 6 great films by Mike Nichols, from ‘Catch-22’ to ‘Charlie Wilson’s War’ ]]> Lead story image

RICHARD ROEPER: Though known for ‘The Graduate,’ the late filmmaker directed movies that were even better. ]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:06:37 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31198067-421/6-great-films-by-mike-nichols-from-catch-22-to-charlie-wilsons-war.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31198067-421/6-great-films-by-mike-nichols-from-catch-22-to-charlie-wilsons-war.html <![CDATA[ ‘Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale’ misses the mark ]]> Lead story image

HEDY WEISS: Broadway Playhouse hosts another show capable of destroying brain cells. ]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:12:52 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31193215-421/dee-sniders-rock-roll-christmas-tale-misses-the-mark.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31193215-421/dee-sniders-rock-roll-christmas-tale-misses-the-mark.html <![CDATA[ ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1’: More setbacks than heroics ]]> Lead story image

RICHARD ROEPER: The latest Katniss Everdeen adventure is a rousing yet often bleak and downbeat film led by a non-glamorous, grounded Jennifer Lawrence performance. ]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:36:15 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31140931-421/the-hunger-games-mockingjay-part-1-more-setbacks-than-heroics.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/31140931-421/the-hunger-games-mockingjay-part-1-more-setbacks-than-heroics.html