Arts & Entertainment
Chicago hip hop icon Chance The Rapper (aka Chancelor Bennett, but please say ‘The Rapper’) has been admitted to the hospital after falling ill over the weekend. The information was shared via the rapper’s Twitter account Sunday afternoon. It was not immediately clear why he was admitted, but the tweets say he is expected to
The Northern California-based Lagunitas Brewing has had its bottles on the ground in Chicago for years, but now it will be made with Lake Michigan water in a massive new brewhouse at 17th and Rockwell.
Rich Wagner could be the Kevin Costner of independent record store owners.
There are 450 limited edition recordings for sale on Record Store Day. It’s best to start with a list, which could include the following: Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin, “Songs from Common Ground” (12-inch, 1,900 copies) Autumn Defense/Josh Rouse, “Sentimental Lady/Trouble” (7-inch, 1,860 copies) David Bowie, “1984 Picture Disc” (7-inch, 4,000) The Civil Wars, “Live
SEEN ON THE SCENE: Oscar nominee Michael Shannon was spotted grabbing a beer at Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap, while in town to catch some Chicago theater to which he long has been such a major contributor. … Tony Award-winning producer Darren Bagert (“Porgy & Bess”) slipped into RL the other day. … A recent sighting at
Sometimes there just no place like home. When The Wanted’s Siva Kaneswaran hits Chicago Saturday, he’ll get a dose of the homefront from bandmate Jay McGuiness.
Ten-year-old Henry Hynes of south suburban Evergreen Park got the surprise of a lifetime Thursday night in Nashville, Tenn., when iconic rocker Bruce Springsteen plucked him out of the audience to share the stage during “Dancing in the Dark.”
WGN America is calling on witchcraft to help launch the cable channel in a new direction. Starting this weekend, WGN America is adding its first original series to its schedule of Chicago sports and acquired programming such as broadcast network reruns.
Among the offerings at this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, TN are several comedians. The lineup, which is subject to change, currently includes Chicago-trained stand-ups Hannibal Buress and TJ Miller. Musical guests include Elton John and Kanye West. “I’m excited to be performing at the 35th annual Bonnaroo food and wine festival,”