December 16, 2011 |
Are you Norwegian-American and want to reconnect with your Norwegian background? Do you want to have an adventure in the new year? OK, how would you like a chance to win $50,000? Now I've got your attention. If you are Norwegian-American, over the age of 18, a U.S. citizen and have never been to Norway, you are eligible to attend an open casting call today, Dec. 16, to be part of Norway's top reality TV show "Alt for Norge" ("The Great Norway Adventure"). The open call is currently underway at O'Connor Casting Company, 1219 W. Madison St. You have until 5 p.m. to show up...
May 14, 2012 |
In the red corner....from Norway, weighing in at a majestic 32 pounds...fresh from a wild session at the jungle gym, comes ROCK BABY UMLAUT with his stirring tribute to Dave Grohl andNirvana's "Breed". in the blue corner...representing the Old Fourth Ward in Atlanta, GA...one-half of the "Crazy adorable twin boys passed out in their high chairs" ...here is KEITH AKA THE REAL BARRE BABY absolutely dominating...
December 17, 2012 |
A mystery at the University of Chicago unfolded like the dotted lines on an old map in classic Indiana Jones movies. Last week, the university posted photos of a package it had received , addressed to none other than Henry Walton Jones, Jr., better known to most as Indiana Jones. Inside was a replica of the fictional U. of C. professor Abner Ravenwood's journal from the "Raiders of the Lost Ark" film. With no explanation, the university reached out via Tumblr, asking visitors to the blog help solve the mystery.
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...
December 6, 2013 |
TV networks keep rolling out their holiday specials, films and episodes this week, so it's up to digital platforms to present non-holiday fare. Season 2 of "CH:OS:EN" and two season of "Aim High" debut on Crackle, while Netflix presents Season 2 of "Lilyhammer. " The highlight of the traditional TV schedule has to be the long-awaited "Psych: The Musical" on USA Network. Here are several picks for Dec. 9 through Dec. 15. Find a larger holiday TV list here, and the December premiere list here . Monday,...
April 5, 2013 |
Before History Channel's "Vikings" premiered in early March, leading man Travis Fimmel may have been best known for his modeling days--and Calvin Klein underwear ads. Many Chicagoans probably remember the blue-eyed Aussie for starring with Patrick Swayze in A&E's Chicago-set and filmed "The Beast" in 2009. Before that, he appeared in the short-lived WB series "Tarzan" in 2003, and has continued to star in independent movies. But with the ratings success of "Vikings"--History announced Friday it was renewing the show for a 10-episode Season...