November 5, 2012 |
Circuit nightclub, a Boystown mainstay for 15 years, has closed and its outlook for reopening is uncertain. Owner Michael Macharello said the club was closed by the landlord after years of arrears in rent. "Just getting through this economy and surviving it has been difficult," he said. But the landlord for the property, Frank Friedman of Sterling Properties, said Macharello is not the leaseholder and that the club's closing resulted from Macharello permanently removing the liquor license from the property.
December 18, 2012 |
Howard Brown is searching for a new CEO after former chief Jamal Edwards announced earlier this year he would leave the LGBT health center. In a statement to the media Tuesday, Howard Brown said a search firm, Kittleman, was hired to look for a new CEO, and a search committee had been named. "We have every confidence in their ability to conduct a comprehensive, national search to identify highly qualified individuals who are also sensitive to the health and wellness needs of those we serve, and particularly the LGBT community, to fill this role," the...
May 28, 2013 |
The 28th Chicago Gospel Music Festival is set for June 20-23 and features a number of performances from gospel musicians such as John P. Kee, Kierra Sheard and Grammy Award winners Lecrae and Smokie Norful. The four-day festival will take place in three different locations, kicking off at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park at 6:30 p.m. June 20. It then moves to the Chicago Cultural Center on noon to 3 p.m. June 21. The final two days of the event will be held at Ellis Park in Bronzeville from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ...
May 29, 2013 |
He was the biggest little star of 80s TV and pop-culture. Gary Coleman -- who gained fame with his quip “Whatchu talkin' about Willis” as Arnold Jackson on 80s sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" -- is set to be the centerpiece of a summer-long exhibit at Chicago's Museum of Broadcast Communication. The exhibit will explore the Zion, Ill. native's impact on pop culture and TV during the height of his career in the 70s and 80s. “What was it that America fell in love with?
October 3, 2013 |
***1/2 (out of four) By now, you know if you care about Sleigh Bells. Since 2010's “Treats” demolished what we thought we knew about the sonic combination of sweet and salty (and 2012's “Reign of Terror” mostly maintained excitement with heavier subject matter), Alexis Krauss' vocals and Derek Miller's guitars/production have established that rare thing: An original sound. With the new “Bitter Rivals,” the badass New York duo further learns to blend and complement its assets, with smaller differences between bangers and ballads.
February 19, 2014 |
Losing at the Oscars kind of sucks, but at least the snubbed get a robotic hair transplant as a consolation prize. Yep, that's just one bizzare item in the gift bag that will be presented to losers of the best actor/actress, best supporting actor/actress and best director categories, curated by Los Angeles-based marketing firm Distinctive Assets. Previously, the loser bags have been given to Ron Howard, Meryl Streep and Hugh Jackman, and...