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Taylor Swift’s ‘Christmas Tree Farm’ video features her childhood: WATCH

The music video includes several adorable home videos of the young pop icon, who grew up on a Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania.

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Halsey releases ‘SUGA’s Interlude’ featuring Suga from BTS, and ‘Finally’ videos: WATCH

"SUGA’s Interlude" features the BTS member rapping in Korean while Halsey sings an emotional song.

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Chicago rapper Juice WRLD dead after ‘medical emergency’ at Midway Airport: reports

The 21-year-old rapper, whose single "Lucid Dreams" peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2018, died after suffering a seizure, according to TMZ.

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Dear Abby: During meeting with teacher, mom texts the whole time

And she wonders why her attention-craving kids argue and disobey her.

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Horoscope for Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019

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Clifford the Big Red Dog stands tall again in reboot

After a hiatus, the oversized canine returns to teaching children life lessons

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Dear Abby: I’m stuck at home with sister who constantly insults me

Beleaguered sibling has contemplated suicide to escape the emotional abuse.

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Horoscope for Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019

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A world apart, students from Little Village, Rwanda come together through art

They exchanged artwork including their handprints and words urging resilience that now adorn one school in Chicago and another in the central African nation.

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Nora Roberts’ fantasy trilogy finale, Ree Drummond top Publishers Weekly best-sellers lists

‘The Rise of Magicks: Chronicles of The One (Book 3) is No. 1 for hardcover fiction, and ‘The Pioneer Woman Cooks’ is at the top for hardcover nonfiction.

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Classic Blue is Pantone Color Institute’s color of the year for 2020

Cerulean, which heralded the new millennium, is the color of the daytime sky, while Classic Blue is the sky at dusk as the new decade commences.

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Chicago History Museum, high schoolers agree on expanding Latino exhibit

Museum officials and students from Instituto Justice and Leadership Academy met at the alternative high school Wednesday.

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Vanna White will host ‘Wheel of Fortune’ while Pat Sajak recuperates following surgery

White will host the long-running game show beginning Monday, when the program’s two-week "Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway" promotion kicks off.

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‘A Million Little Pieces’ works on film, and that’s the honest truth

Aaron Taylor-Johnson does harrowing work as author James Frey in the throes of addiction and rehab.

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The 25 best TV shows of 2019, from ‘Fleabag’ to ‘Stranger Things’

Of the more than 500 scripted series that premiered new episodes, a few emerged as the finest.

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Justin Timberlake apologizes on Instagram, says ‘nothing happened’ with actress

The star, married to Jessica Biel and father of their son, was photographed holding hands with his movie co-star.

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Chicago ‘Stages’ Theater Directory for December

Your go-to guide for theater in our city.

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‘Knives and Skin’: The neo-noir thriller, made in and around Chicago, overflows with haunting visuals, eccentric characters

Social satire’s strange sights and sounds are sure to stick with you.

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Maroon 5, Def Leppard and Motley Crue added to Wrigley Field summer concert roster

The ballpark’s lineup also includes the previously announced Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer performing on Aug. 13.

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Willie Nelson no longer smoking marijuana: ‘I have abused my lungs’

His spokeswoman told The Associated Press in an email Wednesday that Nelson hasn’t given up cannabis, and she points out there are different ways to consume it.

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‘Hamilton’ leaving behind an unparalleled legacy in Chicago’s theater scene

With a month left until the final curtain comes down on the three-year run of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical, we take a look at the musical phenomenon.

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Dear Abby: My son’s girlfriend loves him, mostly ignores his family

The man’s mom is troubled that the woman declines almost all invitations to family events.

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Horoscope for Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019

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100 gecs bringing unique brand of high-octane pop to Chicago

The duo are in town for a pair of shows on Thursday and Friday at Lincoln Hall and the Aragon Ballroom, respectively.

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Prolific River North art gallery to close at end of December

Andrew Bae Gallery focused on showcasing artwork from emerging Asian artists, giving them exposure and allowing viewers to follow their development.

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‘Work in Progress’: The hilarious hardship of being smart, funny and queer in Chicago

Likable, lightning-quick Abby McEnany co-created and stars in a Showtime series that deserves to be one of TV’s breakouts.

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Kid Rock’s eatery in Detroit arena closing after his anti-Oprah rant

The suburban Detroit-born musician and Ilitch Holdings announced that Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit restaurant will leave Little Caesars Arena, home of the Red Wings and Pistons.

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The Mix: Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier and more things to do Dec. 5-11

The annual One of a Kind Show at the Merchandise Mart is also among the fun in store this weekend in Chicago.

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In ‘The Tall Boy,’ Tandy Cronyn gives voice to the children of WWII displacement camps

"As history has moved on, the show has unfortunately become more and more relevant," the veteran actress says.

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‘The Aeronauts’: Fun, old-fashioned and full of hot air

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones give their all as 1862 balloon adventurers in a rousing fairy tale that takes great liberties with the facts.

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Jimmy Hoffa case: ‘There will be more to come on this,’ U.S. attorney in Detroit says

Prompted by a question about the Martin Scorcese film ‘The Irishman,’ Matthew Schneider says the ex-Teamsters boss’s disappearance ‘is a case we still take very seriously.’

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Placido Domingo blames allegations of sexual harassment on cultural differences

There are places nowadays where "one can’t say anything to a woman," the legendary tenor said.