Lake County News Sun Latest news from Lake County News Sun Online en-us (Editor) Lake County News Sun 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ ‘Heaven Is for Real’: Pedestrian script saved by diving acting ]]> Lead story image

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, whose 4-year-old son experienced a near-death experience in 2003, this film is another example of first-rate actors outshining their TV-movie-level screenplay. Engaging newcomer Connor Corum brings genuine wholesomeness and non-child-actor charm to the part of young Colton Burpo. Frankly, without him and the fine acting by Greg Kinnear (as Todd Burpo), Kelly Reilly (as mother … ]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:52:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Chicago Master Singers concert showcases a cappella masterpieces ]]> Lead story image

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. ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:48:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ CLC’s Fear No Art festival set for April 25-27 ]]> Lead story image

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. ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:48:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ ‘Fargo’ the place to be for Chicago’s Allison Tolman ]]> Lead story image

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 television work on such programs as the Fox drama “Prison Break.” In only in her mid- to late 20s, she was already critically beloved. In 2008, Dallas Morning News critic Lawson Taitte called Tolman and a fellow Dallas-area thespian “the best actresses of their generations hereabouts.” As the 32-year-old Tolman tells it, though, none of … ]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:19:40 -0500 <![CDATA[ Johnny Depp finds ‘Transcendence’ character a bit like Max Headroom ]]> Lead story image

Johnny Depp would like to transcend being Johnny Depp. ]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:21:04 -0500 <![CDATA[ Ink Well Done ]]> Lead story image

Austin, Texas,-based graphic artists and tattoo shop owner Amy Gutierrez has been putting on large-scale tattoo events around the country for 10 years. It’s a vast departure from her previous career staging medical and continuing education symposiums. ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:46:53 -0500 <![CDATA[ Tony-winning deaf actress ]]> Lead story image

Phyllis Frelich, a Tony Award-winning deaf actress who starred in the Broadway version of “Children of a Lesser God,” has died. She was 70. Her husband, Robert Steinberg, said Ms. Frelich died Thursday at their home in Temple City, Calif. She suffered from a rare degenerative neurological disease called progressive supranuclear palsy, or PSP, for which there are no treatments, he said. “She was extraordinary, the finest sign language actress there ever was,” he said. “We were married for 46 years. I would have been happy with 46 more.” A native of Devils Lake, N.D., Ms. Frelich graduated from the … ]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:21:41 -0500 <![CDATA[ With $41.4M, ‘Captain America’ holds off ‘Rio 2’ ]]> Lead story image

“Captain America” continued to flex its Marvel muscle at the global box office, as “The Winter Soldier” took in $41.4 million domestically and $60.6 million overseas. ]]> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:46:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox win GLAAD Media Awards ]]> Lead story image

Jennifer Lopez has added a couple of more trophies to her block. The pop star and “American Idol” judge was honored Saturday night at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards with the Vanguard Award, which lauds efforts to increase visibility and understanding of the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender community. ]]> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:48:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ ‘Mad Men’ changes with the times ]]> Lead story image

Hemlines shrink, drug use grows and New York ad man Don Draper struggles as “Mad Men” closes out the tumultuous ’60s. ]]> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 02:13:24 -0500 <![CDATA[ Enjoy Bunny Brunches with bunnies and lambs ]]> Lead story image

FAMILY FRIENDLY: Great food and fun with the guest of honor are on the menu for six Bunny Brunches in the Magnolia Cafe & Bakery at Lambs Farm, 14245 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville, Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19. ]]> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 02:21:52 -0500 <![CDATA[ 5 Things to Do ]]> Lead story image

Members of the 2013 cast of The Improv Playhouse’s production of “The Gathering” to be performed April 12, 13 and 19 at Improv Playhouse Theatre in Libertyville. ]]> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 02:21:42 -0500 <![CDATA[ Then and now — TV’s late night landscape since 1993 ]]> Lead story image

Let’s try for a little historical perspective by comparing the late night landscape that greets Stephen Colbert’s announcement against the world in which “Late Show” was born. ]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:20:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Keb’ Mo’ adds to his musical legacy with ‘BLUESAmericana’ ]]> Lead story image

Keb’ Mo’ is poised to unleash his first album in three years, “BLUESAmericana.” As the 63-year old Mo’, born Kevin Moore, said in a recent phone call, “If you make one good one, that’s all you need for a while, y’know?” ]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:58:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Here & Now ]]> Lead story image

Lambs Farm’s Bunny brunches to celebrate spring will be held April 18 and 19 and an Easter Brunch will be held April 20 in Green Oaks/near Libertyville. ]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:52:24 -0500 <![CDATA[ Datebook ]]> Lead story image

Summer Naomi Smart as Bombalurina in “CATS” through May 25 at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. ]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:54:01 -0500