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Arts & Entertainment

Music, performing arts, painting and more.
Inaugural Midwest Wizard of Oz Fest Canceled

Inaugural Midwest Wizard of Oz Fest Canceled

Organizers need a bit more time to prepare to share the magic of Oz with fans in the Midwest.
L-W East Marching Griffins Host Community Concert

L-W East Marching Griffins Host Community Concert

The concert will be held Saturday, August 16.
Baby Contest, Kids Mechanical Bull and More at Mokena Farm & Barn Fest

Baby Contest, Kids Mechanical Bull and More at Mokena Farm & Barn Fest

Saturday, Aug. 16, at Yunker Farm, with a flea market at The Oaks Recreation and Fitness Center.
Frankfort Announces Performers for 'September Sunset Music'

Frankfort Announces Performers for 'September Sunset Music'

The series of outdoor concerts begins September 7.
Frankfort Lions Club's 'Wurst Festival' Set for August 28

Frankfort Lions Club's 'Wurst Festival' Set for August 28

The festival—held during Frankfort's Fall Fest—is the club's largest fundraising event.
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

Cinema Siren says: Spectacular Simians should make Dawn the brightest of summer blockbusters.
Rialto Announces 'Idol' and 'Idol Junior' Finalists

Rialto Announces 'Idol' and 'Idol Junior' Finalists

Finalists from Joliet, Plainfield, Romeoville, Minooka and elsewhere will compete Aug. 2 and 3 for the title of "Rialto Idol."
'How to Train Your Dragon 2': Review and Director Interview

'How to Train Your Dragon 2': Review and Director Interview

Cinema Siren gives it 5 stars, saying it's fierier than the first, with twice the dragons.
Comcast SportsNet's 'Beer Money' to Film in Joliet

Comcast SportsNet's 'Beer Money' to Film in Joliet

The Chicago sports trivia show will film at McBride's on 52 at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 5.
Disney's Bears: Funny, Fascinating and Rated G

Disney's Bears: Funny, Fascinating and Rated G

"Bears," in theaters April 18, combines beautiful footage with a style and story accessible to children, making it a success for the whole family.
'Heaven is for Real' in Theaters Now

'Heaven is for Real' in Theaters Now

Get ready to see the real-life story about a boy who says he went to Heaven. Sponsored by Sony.
'Rio 2' TRAILER/REVIEW: This Superior Sequel Soars

'Rio 2' TRAILER/REVIEW: This Superior Sequel Soars

'Rio 2' opens in movie theaters this weekend.
TRAILER + REVIEW: 'Captain America' Oh Beautiful!

TRAILER + REVIEW: 'Captain America' Oh Beautiful!

Film debuts in theaters this weekend; rated PG-13.
'Bad Words' Offers 'Cinematic Catharsis,' Plus an Interview with Jason Bateman

'Bad Words' Offers 'Cinematic Catharsis,' Plus an Interview with Jason Bateman

Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren gives the film 3 out of 5 stars.
TRAILER + REVIEW: In 'Noah,' Aronofsky Builds a Vessel of Fearless Filmmaking

TRAILER + REVIEW: In 'Noah,' Aronofsky Builds a Vessel of Fearless Filmmaking

Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren gives the film 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Hit Songs and the Stories Behind Them by Victoria Shaw and Jim Brickman: One Night Only

Hit Songs and the Stories Behind Them by Victoria Shaw and Jim Brickman: One Night Only

LW's Spotlight Series features songwriter who's written hits for Garth Brooks, Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera, among others. Get a ticket. Performance Friday night.
VIDEOS + REVIEW: 'Muppets Most Wanted' Is Furry Fun

VIDEOS + REVIEW: 'Muppets Most Wanted' Is Furry Fun

The Muppets are back! Cinema Siren gives the film 3.5 out of 5 stars.
TRAILER + REVIEW: Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

TRAILER + REVIEW: Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Cinema Siren gives the film five stars.
TRAILER + REVIEW: 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' Best in Show or In the Dog House?

TRAILER + REVIEW: 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' Best in Show or In the Dog House?

The new 3D animated release feels like both lots of fun and a big disappointment, right in the same 92 minutes.