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‘Capt. America’ tops box office for third week

Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and beating formidable contender Johnny Depp.

Would you buy a used car from Chris Meloni?


The “Law & Order: SVU” alum is dealing wheels in “Small Time” on the big screen.

Kevin Sharp, 43, country singer who inspired with cancer battle


FAIR OAKS, Calif. — Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died. He was 43. His sister Mary Huston says Mr. Sharp died in Fair Oaks, Calif., at 10:49 p.m. Saturday of complications …

‘Art Live’ in Waukegan brings together cultural artists


Titles like ArtWauk and the Karcher Artspace Lofts might not call to mind spoken-word poetry and acoustic riffs on the Rolling Stones, but this weekend’s grand opening of Art Live will serve as a reminder that not everything in a gallery involves paint on canvas.

Comedian Seinfeld to take the stage at Genesee June 6


Jerry Seinfeld will make his third visit to Waukegan when he takes the stage at the Genesee Theatre for a show scheduled for Friday, June 6.

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The Waukegan Park District will host its Eggstravaganza Trail April 19 in Belvidere Park, 2000 Belvidere Road, Waukegan.

Expressionist artist Diane Thodos shows off two sides


Evanston artist Diane Thodos is exhibiting two distinctly different bodies of work in her latest exhibit, “Forces of Life: Lyricism and Requiem.” The pieces in the exhibit, which is on display April 18-May 31 at Re-Invent Gallery in Lake Forest, reflect Thodos’ attraction to Abstract Expressionism and German Expressionism.



“Schoolhouse Rock Live!” will be performed through May 4 at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire.

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Zion Park District’s free annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 9 a.m. April 19 at Shiloh Park, 27th Street side.



Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 9 to 11 a.m. April 18-19 at Morton Arboretum in Lisle.

CLC’s Fear No Art festival set for April 25-27


An exciting variety of dance, music, poetry and art created by CLC students and faculty is on tap during the College of Lake County’s 16th Fear No Art festival April 25-27 in the Mainstage Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St.Grayslake.

Chicago Master Singers concert showcases a cappella masterpieces


As Alan Heatherington enters his 25th year directing the Chicago Master Singers, he said he still feels as if the group is “on the honeymoon. “I never feel the slightest need for a fresh infusion of enthusiasm for my work with this chorus,” said Heatherington, also founder and music director of the Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra.

Marlon Wayans takes the offense on being inappropriately funny


Marlon Wayans wrote and stars in the horror movie spoof “A Haunted House 2,” which spits the face of what most folk consider to be polite table conversation. Wayans — and his crew — take sexism, racism and every other “ism” head-on in the name of funny.

‘Heaven Is for Real’: Pedestrian script saved by diving acting


Spring 2014 has been a strong season for faith-inspired films to hit the multiplexes. On the heels of “Son of God,” “Noah” and “God’s Not Dead,” we now get “Heaven Is for Real.”

Based on the bestselling book about the real-life story of Todd Burpo, …

‘Fargo’ the place to be for Chicago’s Allison Tolman


Before “Fargo” star Allison Tolman relocated to Chicago from Texas in the first half of 2009, she was a standout on the Dallas theater scene, acting frequently and earning awards.

She also did commercial spots for such brands as Walmart and Denny’s as well as …

Johnny Depp finds ‘Transcendence’ character a bit like Max Headroom


Johnny Depp would like to transcend being Johnny Depp.