Chicago Bears: What happened in latest 'debate' in Arlington Heights
Residents of the northwest suburbs were skeptical about infrastructure changes and using taxpayer dollars to fund the Chicago Bears’ proposed redevelopment of Arlington Park at an event hosted by a pair of libertarian and conservative groups.chicagotribune.com
New this week: Harry Styles, 'Angelyne' and 'The Valet'
This week’s new entertainment releases include Harry Styles' third solo album, a reboot of “Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers” that has attracted some top “Saturday Night Live” alums, and Emmy Rossum stars in a series about media personality Angelyne.
Delayed Kennedy Center Honors to be rescheduled for mid-May
(Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)WASHINGTON – Five months after they were postponed because of the coronavirus, the annual Kennedy Center Honors are coming back in May, possibly in a series of small events, organizers announced Wednesday. The centerpiece event for Washington’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts normally happens in December, but it was postponed last year amid the pandemic. But even with COVID-19 vaccines gradually rolling out across the country, Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter knew the usual concert would not be possible in May. “It's normally such a festive event, and I'm sure that will come across.”Brooks is no stranger to the Kennedy Center Honors process. Trump and first lady Melania Trump generally stayed away from Kennedy Center events, but Rutter hopes to get President-elect Joe Biden involved this year.
Biden campaign 'flooding the zone' with celebrity backers
The four-time Grammy winner isn't the only Biden playlist mainstay helping his campaign against President Donald Trump. Still, Biden has gone beyond celebrities in search of campaign surrogates. Stars generate candidate buzz, help with fundraising and can build campaign event crowds even for those online. His reelection campaign has been holding its own online events with top supporters nearly every night for months and says its online events average 2.6 million views per broadcast, though its headliners are often the presidents children. The Trump campaign has also seized on Biden's preferred venue for participating in online events, a basement studio in his Delaware home accusing the former vice president of hiding from voters.
James Taylor will perform with Jackson Browne at DTE Energy Theatre this summer
click to enlarge Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.comYou've got a friend in singer-songwriter James Taylor, who revealed details of his new record and U.S. tour plans Thursday morning. The 71-year-old Songwriter Hall of Famer announced a 28-date North American tour with songwriter Jackson Browne to coincide with his upcoming record, American Standard. Break Shot chronicles Taylor's upbringing in North Carolina and Massachusetts, as well as moving to L.A., where he became a staple of the Laurel Canyon singer-songwriter scene. The tour will launch out of New Orleans in May and will deliver the Fire and Rain singer to DTE Energy Music Theatre on June 13. Tickets ($38.50+) go on sale Friday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m., and can be purchased by visiting ticketmaster.com.metrotimes.com