December 4, 2013 |
It's Christmastime in the city, and the Cubs are joining the festivities with the annual lighting of the Wrigley Christmas tree Thursday. Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins and Laura Ricketts will be on-hand for the festivities under the Wrigley Field Marquee at 5:30 p.m. To celebrate the park's 100-year anniversary, the number "100" will act as the 24-foot tree's topper this year. The Cubs will also be hosting a holiday toy drive from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday for the Lawrence Hall Youth Services.
April 9, 2014 |
Wrigley Field is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, and WGN-TV is joining the party with "Wrigley 100: A Century Celebration. " The two-hour special on the history of Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs, its primary occupant, will air at 7 p.m. April 20 on WGN-TV Chicago. WGN Radio's Steve Cochran will narrate and present interviews with more than 60 people, including Hall of Famers Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins, Ron Santo, Andre Dawson, Greg Maddux and Ryne Sandberg as well as Kerry Wood, Rick Monday,...
November 5, 2012 |
It's album release Tuesday, which means lots of new tunes to delight you. Oh yeah, and the latest edition of the Now! music series, featuring the likes of Pink, Maroon 5, Psy, Nicki Minaj and Usher -- stuff we suspect you've heard more than a few dozen times. To honor the 44th edition of Now!, we've compiled the ULTIMATE Now! playlist of songs you may have forgotten. You're welcome. email@example.com | @redeyedana 1 -- "Bailamos," Enrique Iglesias The mole! We miss the mole so much, Enrique!
March 17, 2014 |
In the past few years, some have criticized the annual SXSW music festival in Austin, Tex. as becoming a logjam of bands, brands and free vodka that no longer serves as a place to discover promising new acts. That's ridiculous. At SXSW, sometimes a quick stop to eat or even a bathroom break can lead to the discovery of your new favorite band. Here are five acts I knew little-to-nothing about before seeing and enjoying them at the fest. Death by Unga Bunga From: Norway Sounds like: The Buzzcocks, The Kinks, The Orwells More specifically: Frenetic garage...
March 19, 2012 |
When the Black Keys released "El Camino" in December, the band made a video for its lead single, "Lonely Boy. " Unfortunately, the band hated it but liked some of the footage: a single shot of an extra, Derrick T. Tuggle, performing a dance he had created for the song. It was so good the band decided to release it as the actual video. Tuggle's dance is amazing, and made the video a viral hit. Through careful analysis, the video reveals everything you need to know about the Black Keys before they play the United Center Monday.
June 13, 2013 |
On the first day of Bears's minicamp, I watched Jay Cutler rear back and fire a pass to a monstrous, sleek, big-handed receiver wearing the jersey No. 83. "Holy god!" I thought to myself. "Who the hell is THAT?" I scanned the player guide the team had given the media and spotted No. 83: Martellus Bennett. I knew his numbers from Dallas and the Giants, and I knew he was a big dude, but seeing him in person weaving between much smaller linebackers and DBs and snatching passes with hands like Trapper Keepers gave me another perspective altogether.