May 13, 2014 |
For Michael Novak, the performing arts have come full circle. As a kid growing up in Rolling Meadows, Ill., he was bitten by the stage bug when he attended his first theatrical performance: "The Phantom of the Opera" at The Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. Now, he returns to the Auditorium to leap, soar and fly onstage with the Paul Taylor Dance Company as part of the world-renowned modern dance ensemble's 60th anniversary tour, which ends its spring season in Chicago before gearing up for national and international dates in the summer.
April 24, 2014 |
These days, you might easily find yourself nodding your head before cheering on the Bulls at the United Center. The pregame groove is the handiwork of DJ Flipside. The Chicago native is actually the official music coordinator for the Bulls this season. RedEye chatted it up with him during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. "Official Music Coordinator" sounds like a pretty intense title. Yeah, This is the first year for this position so it's been fun so far. I actually work on the job with DJ Marquis and DJ Metro.
April 15, 2014 |
Some people will do anything to gain Twitter followers. Actress Kate Walsh took her quest to the pole Tuesday on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show. " Walsh, who plays an ex-stripper in FX's new drama "Fargo," did a pole dance as DeGeneres threw dollar bills, silly string and other things at her. It was actually DeGeneres's idea. Walsh recently reached 500,000 Twitter followers and posted a video of her doing a high kick as a thank you. DeGeneres, who has 28.5 million Tweeps, said she could do better.
April 15, 2014 |
His video has the whole world dancing. And now he's crying. Pharrell broke down during an interview with Oprah that aired this week, after watching a super-cut video of his hit "Happy" that featured dancers from Ireland to Portugal to Taiwan. In the interview, Pharrell explained that the song got very little airplay when it first debuted, but when the video premiered, there was a "boom" of fans all over the world making their own music video...
March 13, 2014 |
We're only weeks away from the annual Hunger Games of our twenties: wedding season. Fortunately in this case, the only thing being massacred is your bank account. For those of you still in your early stages of adulthood, it goes like this for most of us: You graduate, get a crappy job, turn 25, then BOOM! All of a sudden you're in a seafoam green dress or a far-too-baggy tuxedo watching your college homie declare he or she won't shack with another soul for the rest of eternity. (This act will be repeated no less than 8 times over the next few years, unless...
February 13, 2014 |
It's the morning of Valentine's Day. You've got dinner plans, your finest clothes on, but there's something ... missing, right? Silly Chicagoan! You forgot the V-Day JAMS! Music is beyond important for creating an atmosphere of amour. Don't believe me? Play that Mumford & Sons record during foreplay and see if you don't get thrown out of the house like Jazz on "Fresh Prince. " In our neverending attempt to get you laid, RedEye reached out to Tess Kisner and Kristen Kaza of Andsrsonville and Logan Square,...