Manfred Honeck, music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since 2007, will replace Maestro Riccardo Muti for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra concerts slated for Feb. 18, 19 and 20. Honeck has been a frequent guest conductor with the orchestra.
The seafood chain known for its cheddar biscuits says sales surged 33 percent on Sunday, compared with last year’s Super Bowl Sunday. The increase came after the release of “Formation,” in which Beyonce says she took a man to Red Lobster after sex.
A publicist for Ken Watanabe says the Tony Award- and Oscar-nominated actor has been forced to delay his return to Broadway’s “The King and I” while he battles stomach cancer.
“Chicago Med” star S. Epatha Merkerson was seen dining at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse on Oak, where the popular veteran actress enjoyed a lamb dinner, accompanied by a nice bottle of Barolo.
In “How To Be Single” (opening Friday), Rebel Wilson again plays an over-the-top woman — this time one who clearly loves cutting a wide swath through the New York singles scene.
I don’t often dig back into the archives, but when I first heard the news of the Art Institute of Chicago’s new exhibit, “Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions,” which will be on view in the museum’s Modern Wing through May 3, I recalled writing about my thrilling first encounter with the artist’s work more than three decades ago.
“The Ben Hecht Show,” written and performed by James Sherman, will have its premiere here in a Grippo Stage Company production set to run June 10-July 17 at Evanston’s Piven Theatre, 927 Noyes. It will be directed by Dennis Zacek.
Rarely has a new musical (“Broadway-bound” or otherwise) arrived on a local stage with the sort of superb, highly polished gloss that marks every aspect of “The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes,” now in a verbally bristling, stunningly sung, ideally realized world premiere at Mercury Theater Chicago.
BY FRAZIER MOORE | ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — A gruesome highway accident followed by …
For comedian, YouTube phenomenon and self-proclaimed fashionista Grace Helbig, the main thrust behind writing her second book — “Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have It” — was to present her take on the world of fashion with a healthy dose of fun.