Holiday Performance Treats: A Wizard, A Circus, And A Magic Parlour

Lots to get off the couch and brave the outdoor cold for this week and beyond as you get right in the middle of your holiday entertainment.   Ease On Down That Road This Saturday, November 23 for two shows at 3 and 7 p.m., veteran Chicago producer John Ruffin brings a remake of the Read More …

Chris Tucker…Still Standing! The Venue At Horseshoe Casino November 22-23

While most kids graduating from high school are pondering college, enlisting, or settling into a job at the post office, Chris Tucker immediately set his sights on Hollywood and making it in show business. Boy, did his dream come true…and with the quickness. And now the star of the Rush Hour movies brings his funny Read More …

The Historic March On Washington

The March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963 is widely considered the apex of the Civil Rights Movement, as it not only led directly to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, but also gave the world Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s renowned “I Have Read More …

Fred Nelson: Saluting A Magical Musical Vessel

Fred Nelson III believes without a doubt that he is merely a blessed channel for God to express Himself and uplift man through music.  If that’s the case, the good lord found Himself quite an instrument in Fred, who’s as versatile a musician as you’ll ever meet. The Chicago native’s expansive career has ranged from Read More …

Year UP: From Poverty To A Career In A Year

For many young people, the hardest part of life comes after they’ve graduated from high school or earned their GED and the question becomes, “Now what?” For any number of reasons, there may be no direct path leading them into either college or the workforce. Year Up is a relatively new national and local support Read More …

The Cave of Mounds: Go Get Lost In A Cave!

Chances are you’ve visited the Wisconsin Dells a time or two…and spent little to no time looking at the splendor of nature’s wonders around you – probably whiling the time away instead of adventuring in the waterparks of the Kalahari and Mt. Olympus, or visiting attractions like The Upside Down House, or seeing how many Read More …

Donley’s Wild West Town: A World Away, Close To Home

  So I’m telling Mike Donley in frustration that I didn’t make it until 2 p.m. to his Donley’s Wild West Town with my party of 12 when we were supposed to be there at 10 a.m. because traffic was murder getting out of Chicago and my GPS insisted on steering me the wrong way Read More …