Artist Q-and-A

St. Charles resident publishes second book

St. Charles resident Linda Brodine has plenty of stories to tell.


Grammy Award winner LeAnn Rimes coming to St. Charles

Grammy Award winner LeAnn Rimes is in the holiday spirit these days.


Batavia resident writes about cancer survivorship

In caring for his wife, Linda, as she battled ovarian cancer for eight years, Batavia resident Christopher Cudworth learned about character, caregiving and community.


Reese Witherspoon discusses life in the "Wild”

When Reese Witherspoon first set eyes upon and quickly devoured Cheryl Strayed’s ...


Nelson brothers bringing Christmas show to Arcada Theatre

In the ’50s and ’60s, Ozzie and Harriet Nelson and their family became television’s first family.


Noah’s Arcade to perform Saturday in Aurora

Those familiar with the music of singer-songwriter and guitarist Noah Gabriel might be surprised by his latest effort.


‘Hunger Games’ stars discuss ‘Mockingjay’ installment

The folks who star in the ultra-successful series of films based on Suzanne Collins...


Chit Chat: Author writes about St. Charles in new book

In her second book, “Haunted Nights at Drumheller Castle – Ethereal Quandary: A St. Charles Tale,”...


Fiona Grey to perform at Two Brothers Roundhouse

As the daughter of Chicago-area musician Ralph Covert, Fiona Grey was surrounded by music from a young age.


Tower of Power to bring signature soul music to St. Charles

For more than 40 years, the band Tower of Power has been entertaining the world with its distinctive brand of soul music.


Marmion Academy educator weighs in on Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week reminds Americans about their freedom to read, and – every year – educators, librarians, book sellers, writers and readers come together to celebrate that freedom. Banned Books Week, celebrating its 32nd year, runs from Sept. 21 through Saturday, Sept. 27.

Art, fashion join in Water Street Studios’ fundraiser

Those who attend Water Street Studios’ third annual on-som’ bel fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 27, will see how fashion and art interact.


The Rascals’ founder to perform in St. Charles

The Rascals’ founder Felix Cavaliere was inspired by the assassination of Bobby Kennedy to write “People Got to Be Free,” which went on to become one of the group’s biggest hits.


Second City's 55th anniversary tour to stop in Batavia

Over the years, Chicago’s The Second City comedy school has launched the careers of many top comedians, including the likes of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Bill Murray.


Chit Chat: St. Charles’ Steel Beam Theatre opens 14th season

ST. CHARLES – Steel Beam Theatre in St. Charles will open its 14th season Friday, Sept. 12, with the production “Almost, Maine,” a play that explores love and loss in a mythical town called Almost, Maine.


(Witty!) career advice from David Sedaris

We sat down in The Washington Post’s audio studio with David Sedaris ...


Chit Chat: Batavia author pens successful action tales

The true life story of hijackers who robbed a busload of tourists in Guatemala provided the inspiration for Batavia resident W. Ward Neuman’s first venture into writing a novel.


‘That Girl’ Nettles chats about tour, new album

After garnering success and accolades as the lead singer for country music duo Sugarland, Jennifer Nettles this year released a solo album, “That Girl,” and is touring the country in support of it.


Johnny Rivers to perform hits at the Arcada Theatre

Johnny Rivers’ distinct guitar playing on the song “Secret Agent Man” helped make the song a hit.


Blues Traveler to play as part of ‘Under The Sun Tour’

For almost 30 years, Blues Traveler has been entertaining crowds with its blend of blues rock, folk rock and soul.


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