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Interstellar takes 2001 Space Odyssey to 21st Century

Movie Review: Interstellar takes the audience beyond the 2001 and 2010 movie frontiers By Ray Hanania I was only 15 in 1968 when the science fiction movie “2001: A Space Odyssey” and it was a blockbuster that pushed our generation to the edge of imagination. We not only started to think about and imagine space travel […]

Mayor Getty Brings the Kelly Miller Circus Back to Lyons

Mayor Getty Brings the Kelly Miller Circus Back to Lyons The Kelly Miller Circus is set to return to Lyons for two days of performances scheduled for Tuesday, September 2nd and Wednesday, September 3rd at Smith Park. Famously known as “America’s One Ring Wonder,” the Kelly Miller Circus is one of the few remaining traveling […]

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Travel: Norwegian Epic cruise to the Eastern Caribbean By Ray Hanania Last Thanksgiving we cruised on the Norwegian Epic, a phenomenally large boat that featured an outdoor water park with several water slides and a cyclone funnel, as well as the only ship to offer performances of Blue Man Group. The Norwegian Epic is a […]

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RTA offers help to navigate summer festival traffic jams; Chicago prepares to launch Taste of Chicago with preview By Ray Hanania Summer Events and Festivals Mean Fun in RTA Region: RTA Trip Planner Offers Easy Way to Plan Routes; Avoid Traffic Jams on the Way to “Jam “ Chicago – The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) […]

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Beverly Hillbillies make stage musical comeback By Ray Hanania Anyone of baby boomer age knows the musical theme for the 1960s television favorite, The Beverly Hillbillies. The TV sitcom ran from 1962 until 1971 and lampooned the Hillbillie lifestyle through an imaginary family, the Clampetts, who struck oil while hunting for possum out in the mountains. […]

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Chicago announces restaurants at 2014 Taste of Chicago festival

Chicago announces restaurants at 2014 Taste of Chicago festival Includes a diverse showcase of five-day restaurants, one- to two-day Pop-Ups and food trucks Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pleased to announce an assorted lineup of 66 restaurants that will participate throughout the highly anticipated, five-day food and entertainment festival Taste of Chicago, July 9-13 in Grant […]

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Where is American television headed?

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Where is American television headed? By Ray Hanania I am a Baby Boomer which means that I was basically there when Television was born. I watched it take it’s first steps, speak its first words in Black & White, and then watched it grow to technicolor. I stared at it hours on end as it transformed […]

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Top Five Tips for Picking Book Club Books (BEAUFORT, SC) More than five million Americans belong to book reading groups – not counting online groups – and most are women. Not surprising, since the existence of book clubs traces back to mid-18th century England when women began hosting salons at each other’s homes for intellectual advancement. […]

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Morton College, one of suburban Chicago’s community colleges and the second-oldest in Illinois, announced the date for their annual Student Talent Show to usher in the warm months before this semester ends and the summer begins. Students will begin performing at 6pm on Thursday, May 1, in the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center on the campus […]

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Television: New TV shows help viewers shift gears into Spring By Ray Hanania In today’s technological world, people spend a lot of time on computers, cell phones and iPads before, during and after work. And if they do unwind in front of the “boob tube,” (the television for those non Baby Boomers), they’re probably watching cable […]

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