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[ ‘Capt. America’ tops box office for third week ]]> Lead story image

Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and beating formidable contender Johnny Depp. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:30:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Would you buy a used car from Chris Meloni? ]]> Lead story image

The “Law & Order: SVU” alum is dealing wheels in “Small Time” on the big screen. ]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:41:56 -0500 <![CDATA[ Kevin Sharp, 43, country singer who inspired with cancer battle ]]> Lead story image

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 from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues. Mr. Sharp gained fame with the release of “Nobody Knows,” a single on his 1996 debut album “Measure of a Man.” He released two other albums, “Love Is” in 1998 and “Make A Wish” in 2005. Born in 1970 in Redding, Calif., Mr. Sharp was diagnosed with Ewing’s … ]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:21:12 -0500 <![CDATA[ ‘Art Live’ in Waukegan brings together cultural artists ]]> Lead story image

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. ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:22:39 -0500 <![CDATA[ Comedian Seinfeld to take the stage at Genesee June 6 ]]> Lead story image

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. ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:20:12 -0500 <![CDATA[ 5 Things to do ]]> Lead story image

The Waukegan Park District will host its Eggstravaganza Trail April 19 in Belvidere Park, 2000 Belvidere Road, Waukegan. ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:22:16 -0500 <![CDATA[ Expressionist artist Diane Thodos shows off two sides ]]> Lead story image

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. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:00:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Datebook ]]> Lead story image

“Schoolhouse Rock Live!” will be performed through May 4 at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:58:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Here & Now ]]> Lead story image

Zion Park District’s free annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 9 a.m. April 19 at Shiloh Park, 27th Street side. ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:55:24 -0500 <![CDATA[ Chicagoing ]]> Lead story image

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 9 to 11 a.m. April 18-19 at Morton Arboretum in Lisle. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:56:01 -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. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:42:39 -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. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:42:29 -0500 <![CDATA[ Marlon Wayans takes the offense on being inappropriately funny ]]> Lead story image

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. ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:22:16 -0500 <![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[ ‘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