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FILM REVIEW: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

She’s a literary icon whose accolades include a 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature. For the African American reader who has been glued to her books since 1970, starting with her poignant debut novel The Bluest Eye, this documentary is an ...

The 7th Annual Plainfield Really Really Free Market

Plainfield United Methodist Church’s (PUMC) Green Team Small Group will be hosting their 7th annual “Plainfield Really, Really Free Market” on Saturday, August 3rd from 830 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Plainfield United Methodist Church. Seven years ago, the PUMC ...

eta Creative Arts Foundation announces new Executive Director

“The opportunity to lead the eta Creative Arts Foundation in developing their fullest potential as an iconic, creative arts institution is an honor,” Kai EL’ Zabar states. “I am excited about the endless creative possibilities to grow our audience. We ...

Goodman Theatre presents final extension for runoff of Music Man

Tony Award-Winning Musical appearing now through August 18 Due to overwhelming demand for tickets, Goodman Theatre has added a second and final extension week to its major revival of The Music Man, which opened Monday night in the Albert Theatre, ...

IN MEMORIAM: Cameron Boyce Remembered

The world is mourning the loss of Disney star Cameron Boyce who passed away Saturday due to an ongoing medical condition. Boyce, 20, who starred in Disney’s Descendants franchise, was found unresponsive at his home and could not be revived ...

Mary J. Blige signs production deal with Lionsgate Studios

Blige has been making waves in Hollywood for a few years and now The Golden Globe and Oscar nominee and recent BET's Lifetime Achievement Award winner, has signed a lucrative deal with Lionsgate Studios. Blige will develop and produce original ...

Tom Joyner retiring

Tom Joyner of the “ Tom Joyner Morning Show” is retiring the end of 2019. Tom announced that famed comedian Rickey Smiley would be his successor. “I’m confident that Rickey’s activism along with his love for radio, the community, and ...

Midwest Waterways Short Film Festival

The Midwest Waterways Short Film Festival is coming to the Roxy Theater this summer in historic downtown Lockport. This festival is a unique opportunity for film buffs and novices alike to experience the storytelling talents of the independent film industry. ...

Newport Jazz Festival 2019: Jazz Legends, big names make for best fest ever

Newport Jazz Festival 2019 is pulling out all the stops to ensure that this year's festival is the greatest ever. Celebrate under the stars at Newport's famed International Tennis Hall of Fame with TV personality and Grammy-winning Louisiana Roots musician ...

NASCAR summer festival at Chicagoland speedway activities, entertainment

As the Ultimate NASCAR Summer Festival Weekend rapidly approaches, Chicagoland Speedway would like to remind racing fans of the variety of entertainment activities taking place as June 27-30. BBQ SmokeDown The top stars in barbeque move in and start cooking ...

Settlers' Park 2019 movie series continues July 12

Calling all movie lovers! The 2019 Movie Series, presented by Illinois American Water, continues Friday, July 12, at 8:30 p.m. The Village of Plainfield and Plainfield Park District will be showing Ralph Breaks The Internet in Settlers' Park at the ...

Hot Wheels legends tour coming to Romeoville

Is your car the next Hot Wheels? The Hot Wheels Legends Tour will be pulling into Romeoville on Saturday, July 13 in search of a custom car that will be turned into a Hot Wheels 1:64 die-cast car and inducted ...

Taste of Joliet June 21 - 23

Joliet Memorial Stadium Great music, great food, and great fun at the Taste of Joliet this weekend, featuring Foreigner on Friday night and Scotty McCreery & Cole Swindell on Saturday night. There will be a carnival, kids zone, food vendors.

Old Canal Days June 13 - 16

The annual Old Canal Days is back, taking place in the heart of downtown Lockport on Thursday, June 13th through Sunday, June 16th.

PureFest 2019 Festival auditions

Lockport - With three teams from Illinois, a headliner from Knoxville, Tenn., and a veteran one-man show from Milwaukee, PureFest organizers are getting more excited by the day for the second annual festival coming to Lockport September 27-28, 2019. From ...

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