Tune in this Thursday to ABC’s hit evening game show “Wheel of Fortune” and you just might see two very familiar faces — especially if you happen to be the family and friends of siblings Melissa and Joe Castello of Chicago. Melissa, a Columbia College grad now living in Los Angeles and working in broadcast
by Mark Guarino She straddled the flying wiener. Oh, and was strapped in by a guy dressed as a yellow mustard bottle. Could this be secret code for some kind of Illuminati conspiracy? Or maybe a piece of German expressionist theater critiquing the cruel annihilation of animals for purposes of globalized food production and consumption?
Fans of “American Idol” remember well the night in 2009 that Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen and season eight series’ runner-up Adam Lambert brought down the house with their rendition of the iconic Queen anthem “We Are the Champions.” Well, the threesome is taking the act on the road in a big way,
by Mark Guarino As South By Southwest prepares to takeoff in Austin, Tex., one of that city’s more adventuresome exports headlines Metro Thursday. White Denim’s latest, “Corsicana Lemonade” (Downtown), was partially produced in Chicago with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy at the helm, and it’s no surprise that the album reflects the strengths of that band: Tricky
The Whitney Biennial is soon to open in New York City and (amongst other city citizens) is featuring the work of several local artists, including several with affiliations with the School of the Art Institute and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Art professor and Guggenheim Fellow Tony Tasset has created “an 8x8x80-foot monument that’s
Anyone can polish up their Pulaski at the Red Apple Buffet. The Polish restaurant-meets cruise ship is at 3121 N. Milwaukee in the heart of Chicago’s Polish community. The Logan Square restaurant opened in 1989 and gets its name from the shiny red apples (Czerwone Jabulszko) in the Polish countryside. A second Red Apple opened
by Mark Guarino The Oscars were all about the movies, but music played an important role too. Awards for best original song and best original score were awarded Sunday at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. No doubt both are big awards, but best original song is a cultural touchstone because of so many of
Move over Comic-Con, Mommycon is here. The parenting convention/extravaganza showcases everything trending in modern day parenting, including a comprehensive overview of all baby carriers, breastfeeding options, cloth diaper how-tos, organic formula companies and how exactly pumping at work, er, works. For the fellas, there’s a session on how to “navigate the crunchy mom.” This could
By Selena Fragassi For Sun-Times Media It’s a big month for music. Here’s your calendar view for who to see, where to be each night. March 1 Music Frozen Dancing: A Winter Block Party Empty Bottle must have lost their minds hosting an outdoor block party in the winter we’ve had. But it’ll be worth
by Mark Guarino Here is a moment pop music mixologists didn’t see coming: Sting taking lead vocals of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” while the song’s songwriter, Paul Simon, steps in to sing the part of his former partner, Art What’s-His-Name. They harmonized so well, they should take it on the road. In fact, they did.