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At Sundance, Steve James says Chicago series aims to capture ‘the American urban experience’

Director’s four-part documentary ‘City So Real’ juxtaposes the 2019 mayoral election with public outrage over the Laquan McDonald murder.

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‘The Mousetrap’ — a still marvelous whodunit comes to life in a fiendishly fabulous production

Agatha Christie’s tropes have been so widely mimicked and borrowed, that “The Mousetrap” is forever in danger of coming across as a predictable potboiler. And that makes director Sean Graney’s staging for Court Theatre all the more impressive. This is a killer production.

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Prince Andrew not cooperating in Jeffrey Epstein investigation

"To date, Prince Andrew has provided zero cooperation," the U.S. federal prosecutor said.

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Dear Abby: As his wife lives with dementia, man dates her best friend

Daughter fears the ailing woman is being neglected as her husband cuts back his visits.

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Horoscope for Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020

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#MeToo founder Tarana Burke talks of the movement, Harvey Weinstein, R. Kelly

"My vision was always for it to be sort of this rallying cry among survivors," Burke said during a visit to Northwestern University.

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Evanston teen band revisited in compelling, rockin’ ‘Verböten’

Punk rock, like so many subcultures, was about finding a chosen family when you couldn’t relate to the family you were given. The play suggests the rear-view perspective of those who’ve grown old enough to recognize that you need both kinds.

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ESPN will re-air Kobe Bryant’s final NBA game

Bryant scored 60 points against the Jazz.

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Kristin Cavallari, Jay Cutler to host Valentine’s Day event at West Loop store

Tickets cost $200 for the private shopping experience and Q&A at Uncommon James in the West Loop.

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‘Doctor Who’ makes history by casting first black Doctor

Actress Jo Martin’s incarnation of The Doctor, a shape-shifting, time-traveling alien, appeared in Sunday’s episode of the show but won’t replace Jodie Whittaker’s, who made history as the 13th Doctor in 2017.

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Horoscope for Monday, Jan. 27, 2020

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Grammys pay tribute to Kobe Bryant during telecast open

"Tonight is for Kobe," opening performer Lizzo said, before going into a medley of her hits including "Cuz I Love You" and "Truth Hurts."

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2020 Grammy Award winners list — Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Tyler the Creator, Lil Nas X and more

Billie Eilish makes history, becoming the second artist ever to win Grammys for song, record, album and best new artist in one year.

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Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Lil Nas X win early Grammys

The pre-telecast ceremony, where most of the awards are handed out, opened with a brief remembrance of NBA star Kobe Bryant, who was killed earlier in the day in a helicopter crash in California.

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Shaquille O’Neal to host PUSH fundraiser, NBA wives to help shelters, youth in NBA All-Star Weekend

NBA All-Star Weekend will bring help for local nonprofits, as Hall of Famers Shaquille O’Neal, Isiah Thomas and Dave Bing headline a Rainbow PUSH Coalition fundraiser, and prominent members of the National Basketball Wives Association host an all-star charity event and also pack care kits and backpacks for area shelters and youth agencies.

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Dear Abby: I moved to be near my daughters, but one seldom sees me

This daughter is married to a controlling man who limits her phone use and her time out of the house.

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Horoscope for Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020

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Dear Abby: I wasn’t hired to make coffee and run errands, but they’re making me do it

Menial duties don’t reflect new employee’s education, experience.

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Horoscope for Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020

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A taste of Michigan — and world’s greatest pool’ — coming to Las Vegas via Circa Resort and Casino

A temperature control system will allow the pool, with its 134-by-41-foot video screen area, to be open 365 days a year.

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‘Punk’d’ reboot will feature Chance the Rapper doing pranks

No date was announced but the show will be available only on Quibi’s mobile video platform.

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Sneed scoop: What sent R. Kelly to the hospital for surgery

Sneed has learned exclusively it was a hernia that sent singer R. Kelly from a jail cell to a North Shore hospital within the past week.

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Marriott Theatre’s ‘Grease’ rolls out the rock, but little is endearing in surprisingly bland staging

It’s the difference between playing the hits, a service this show performs quite adequately, and making an impact. In this "Grease," the hits rarely land.

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‘Goshen’ to play the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place

The world-premiere production features Chicago’s Deeply Rooted Dance Theater and the music of Grammy-winner Donald Lawrence.

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North Side mural featuring Nelson’s sparrows is artist’s ‘ode’ to late grandmother

Steven Teller says the painting he did on a wall of an apartment building on Montrose near the ‘Magic Hedge’ is meant to be a ‘corridor’ to the lakefront bird sanctuary.

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Roeper’s ‘Countdown to Gold’ podcast: Best supporting actor

In this new podcast, Richard Roeper and Roe Conn talk about the Academy Awards’ best supporting actor nominees, including notable actors who didn’t stand a chance.

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‘Clemency’: Alfre Woodard says a lot with so little in powerful death row drama

She plays a warden coming to terms with the realities of capital punishment.

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‘Very Cavallari’: Nothing seems real except the real estate

Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler don’t sweat it as their Nashville home goes unsold for more than a year

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March Madness possible — but not the Oscars — as Illinois sports betting moves closer to launch

The Gaming Board made it clear that once casinos and racetracks do get the go-ahead, they can start taking bets "as soon as they are ready to do so." But the board still did not set a start date.

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‘The Gentlemen’: Leading men do some bleeding in funny crime thriller

Matthew McConaughey, Henry Golding, Hugh Grant and others display weapons and expert comic timing.

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‘Once on This Island’ showing its age in lackluster road show

The touring production, likely through circumstances beyond producers’ control, seems to be missing some of the magic it conjured on Broadway.

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Tyler Gwozdz, ‘Bachelorette’ contestant dies at 29

The Medical Examiner’s Office database states Gwozdz, who appeared on the Hannah Brown season of the TV series, died on Wednesday.

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John Karlen, starred on ‘Cagney & Lacey,’ ‘Dark Shadows’ dies at 86

He played Harvey Lacey, husband to Tyne Daly’s Mary Beth Lacey, on the acclaimed CBS police drama "Cagney & Lacey" from 1982 to 1988.

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Jim Lehrer of the ‘MacNeil-Lehrer Report’ dies at 85

Lehrer died "peacefully in his sleep," according to PBS. He had suffered a heart attack in 1983 and more recently, had undergone heart valve surgery in April 2008.