March 5, 2013 |
When Lindsey Stirling was eliminated from the quarterfinals of "America's Got Talent" in 2010, the fan-favorite "hip-hop violinist" (a term she doesn't like) received some classic reality competition judgment--somewhere between tactless criticism and brutal honesty. Said Piers Morgan at the time, "There were times in there when it was OK, and there were times when it sounded to me like a bunch of rats being strangled. " That kind of letdown would make your father tell you to get up, dust yourself off and find a hard day's work.
May 14, 2013 |
Mini-review: Tommy Knuckles Tavern & Lounge 433 W. Diversey Parkway 773-248-3230 Rating: !! (out of four): Give it some time No, Tommy Knuckles isn't a dude. According to owners, the name of this less-than-a-month-old Lincoln Park bar refers to a slang term for someone who is "extremely awesome or certifiably nuts. " It's a bold name, and along with the bar's fist logo, it's almost confrontational. But co-owner Tyrrell Tomlin said the bar should be a laid-back place to hang in Lincoln Park, down to the black-and-white portraits on the walls that...