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Traverse City Winter Comedy festival slated

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Traverse City Winter Comedy festival slated

By Ray Hanania The star-studded lineup for the Fifth Annual “Traverse City Winter Comedy Arts Festival” — the world’s ONLY festival that has six words in its name will feature big name entertainers and comedians, according to a release put out by filmmaker and activist Michael Moore. The festival will be held Feb. 13 - […]

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Shameless love for ShowTime’s Sunday night lineup

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Shameless love for ShowTime’s Sunday night lineup

By Ray Hanania There is no doubt that in the past decade, Cable Television has surpassed commercial television in terms of quality entertainment. As much as I dislike the Cable TV industry though, for their greed and excessive costs (the sell everything including the good, the bad and the garbage, for a fee), I couldn’t […]

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Bastien shares life story in new one-person play

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Bastien shares life story in new one-person play

To honor families everywhere, we are pleased to announce that Stephen R. Bastien, successful entrepreneur, businessman, and writer will be performing his one person play, “A Championship Life,” as part of the 18th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival presented by Lifeline Theatre beginning this Saturday at 4pm at the Heartland Studio venue, 7016 N. Glenwood […]

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Movie Theater Review: iPic in Bolingbrook

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Movie Theater Review: iPic in Bolingbrook

By Ray Hanania It only took me two years after receiving a gift card for iPic Theaters that I finally used it. And I am glad I did. The whole iPic experience may cause you to hesitate. They’re not very good at explaining how it all works. Basically, you see a movie and eat a […]

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Interstellar takes 2001 Space Odyssey to 21st Century

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Interstellar takes 2001 Space Odyssey to 21st Century

Movie Review: Interstellar takes the audience beyond the 2001 and 2010 movie frontiers By Ray Hanania I was only 15 in 1968 when the science fiction movie “2001: A Space Odyssey” and it was a blockbuster that pushed our generation to the edge of imagination. We not only started to think about and imagine space travel […]

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Mayor Getty Brings the Kelly Miller Circus Back to Lyons The Kelly Miller Circus is set to return to Lyons for two days of performances scheduled for Tuesday, September 2nd and Wednesday, September 3rd at Smith Park. Famously known as “America’s One Ring Wonder,” the Kelly Miller Circus is one of the few remaining traveling […]

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Travel: Norwegian Epic cruise to the Eastern Caribbean By Ray Hanania Last Thanksgiving we cruised on the Norwegian Epic, a phenomenally large boat that featured an outdoor water park with several water slides and a cyclone funnel, as well as the only ship to offer performances of Blue Man Group. The Norwegian Epic is a […]

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RTA offers help to navigate summer festival traffic jams; CHicago prepares to launch Taste of Chicago with preview

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RTA offers help to navigate summer festival traffic jams; Chicago prepares to launch Taste of Chicago with preview By Ray Hanania Summer Events and Festivals Mean Fun in RTA Region: RTA Trip Planner Offers Easy Way to Plan Routes; Avoid Traffic Jams on the Way to “Jam “ Chicago – The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) […]

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Beverly Hillbillies make stage musical comeback

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Beverly Hillbillies make stage musical comeback By Ray Hanania Anyone of baby boomer age knows the musical theme for the 1960s television favorite, The Beverly Hillbillies. The TV sitcom ran from 1962 until 1971 and lampooned the Hillbillie lifestyle through an imaginary family, the Clampetts, who struck oil while hunting for possum out in the mountains. […]

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Chicago announces restaurants at 2014 Taste of Chicago festival

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Chicago announces restaurants at 2014 Taste of Chicago festival

Chicago announces restaurants at 2014 Taste of Chicago festival Includes a diverse showcase of five-day restaurants, one- to two-day Pop-Ups and food trucks Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pleased to announce an assorted lineup of 66 restaurants that will participate throughout the highly anticipated, five-day food and entertainment festival Taste of Chicago, July 9-13 in Grant […]

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