Artist Q-and-A

Former Miss America runner-up to represent Geneva in state competition

Former Miss America first-runner-up Nicole Elizabeth Cook will represent Geneva in the Mrs. Illinois America pageant at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Elgin Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin.


Music runs deep in Costner family

Lily Costner will perform with her famous dad, actor Kevin Costner, when he brings his band, Modern West ...


St. Charles resident’s design chosen to grace back of Seigle’s delivery trucks

St. Charles resident Tyler Courtney remembers visiting the former Seigle’s lumber yard on Randall Road ...


Morgan Freeman talks lemurs

Morgan Freeman has been in the acting game for decades. Most American viewers first caught ...


Chit Chat: Law of laughter

The Kane County Bar Association will set out to prove that when the group presents “Shabby Road, Pols and Lies ...


The Winery Dogs to take Arcada stage

The Winery Dogs will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles.


Readers, writers come together at Town House Books' author dinners

For the past several years, book lovers have had the chance to dine with their favorite authors...


Chit Chat: Writer really cooks

Former St. Charles High School student and best-selling author Karen Page has certainly distinguished...


Dawn’s Beach Hut provides tropical atmosphere during winter’s grip

If you’re looking to escape this endless winter weather for an evening, Dawn’s Beach Hut, 8 N. 3rd St. ... .


Oscar nominee Jared Leto talks about the film ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

Of the many praises that could be sung about the acting talents of Jared Leto...


The Readers’ Writers: Bestselling author Kristin von Kreisler captivates animal lovers

Kristin von Kreisler is a well-known voice for animals. Her novel “For Bea,” the memoir of her beloved beagle once rescued


Schmidt to bring laughs to Zanies in St. Charles

Less than three years after graduating from Bolingbrook High School Lenny Schmidt was appearing...


Idris Elba talks about playing Nelson Mandela in ‘Long Walk to Freedom’

When “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” the warts-and-all dramatic look at the life of Nelson Mandela...


Second City to bring holiday laughs to Aurora

AURORA – Those looking for some laughs this holiday season should head to the Copley Theatre...


John Tesh to perform with band in St. Charles

With six music Emmys under his belt and a radio show that attracts more than 14 million...


Musician looking to give back with benefit performance

Dave Ramont, who was born and raised in St. Charles, will perform with The Slippery People from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24...


Jazz vocalist Alyssa Allgood to perform in St. Charles

ST. CHARLES – Alyssa Allgood is becoming a strong force in the Chicago area jazz scene...


Mystery authors write debut novel, ‘Thoreau at Devil’s Perch’

B.B. Oak is the pseudonym for the writing duo Ben and Beth Oak...


Jimmy Osmond to perform with brothers in Batavia

BATAVIA – With 55 years under its belt, The Osmonds is the longest running musical act in the world.


Folk singer Anne Hills coming to St. Charles

ST. CHARLES – Singer-songwriter Anne Hills was an integral part of Chicago’s vibrant folk scene in the 1970s.


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