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Chicago: The Book of Mormon
What: The Book of Mormon returns to Chicago after have an incredibly successful first-run. The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it “a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award® winning Best Musical from the creators of South Park.
When: February 25 - May 17, 2015
Where: Bank of America Theatre, 18 West Monroe
Cost: Tickets start at $56.66
Highland Park: Art wear Unlimited Spring/Summer Trunk Show
What: North Shore natives and art experts Linda Brodson and Kathy Sackheim are once again bringing their Art wear Unlimited spring/summer trunk show to the Chicago area for a free and open to the public show, April 21-23. The three-day trunk show features 40 talented artists from across the country, including Chicago’s own NanC Meinhardt, Laurie Danch, and Takara. Shoppers will find one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted clothing, accessories and studio jewelry.
When: April 21-23, 2015
Where: Lakeside Congregation, 1221 Lake Cook Road, Highland Park IL
Cost: FREE and open to the public
Chicago: 5th Annual Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival
What: Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine, together with Chicago French Market and presenting sponsor Specialty Food Association, will host the 5th Annual Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival. The event, featuring nearly 100 artisan producers dedicated to craft food and beverage production, will take place at Chicago French Market. The 5th installment of the culinary event celebrates nearly 100 talented and award-winning local, national, and international artisan producers of high-quality food and beverages. Participating cheesemakers, charcuterie and confection producers, and other featured purveyors will meet and interact with guests and offer samples of small batch food, beer, spirits, and wine throughout the day.
When: April 25, 2015, 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Where: Chicago French Market, 131 North Clinton Street
Chicago: Randolph Street Market Indoor Show
What: The last indoor show for the Randolph Street Market happens this month before they bring it outside. Check out all the great vendors ranging food to vintage clothing and vinyls.
When: April 25-26, 2015, 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Where: 1340 West Washington Street
Cost: visit website for full ticket information
Movies Music & TV
Chris Harrison has taken on a new role. You can now catch him as the host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire! this fall. He's the best part of the bachelor franchise so this should be exciting.
source and photo credit: Us Weekly
Beauty and the Beast is returning to the CW! I honestly thought this show was done so this is a pleasant surprise. It looks like Cat and Vincent are getting married but living together is bringing the primal out of Vincent's beast side? This should be interesting...
source: E! News
photo credit: International Business Times
Josh Groban and Kelly Clarkson have paired up to release "All I Ask Of You" from Phantom of the Opera. This is one of my absolute favorite musicals of all time, the first that had me fall in love with Broadway and theater and I love both of these artists. Their talent is incredible and this version of the song is flawless.
Jayne Ava released the music video for her single "Something There" recently. The electro-pop song is upbeat and definitely a dance number and the video is super artistic and visually compelling. Oh, and can we talk about her makeup. That black glitter eye look is amazing. Take a look and see what you think below.
Celebs & Hollywood
Congratulations to Kimora Lee Simmons and her husband on their first child together, Wolfe Lee Leissner!
source and photo credit: People
Congratulations to Billy Joel and Alexis Rutherford on the announcement of their pregnancy! The couple is expecting their first child together this summer. Lots of baby news today guys.
source and photo credit: E! Online
Some not so good news, Rita Wilson came out this week that she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She's undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery in her battle with the disease and is fighting to get better with the full support of her family by her side. She said that she was fortunate enough to catch it early and is expecting a full recovery. We wish her the best.