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Revisionist Awards: What SHOULD Have Been Nominated

Roe Conn & Richard Roeper look back at the awards that should have been! Listen to hear which films and performances popular award ceremonies overlooked.

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Fugees cancel anniversary tour

The news came via social media posts by the group’s members, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel.

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Oldies but goodies are reborn via masterful interpretations by the CSO, Riccardo Muti

The program was no disparate group of selections. Muti clearly wanted to transport viewers back to a very particular world of late Romanticism, where beautiful melodies and harmonies were the norm.

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Emmy-winning comedian Louie Anderson dies at 68

Anderson won a 2016 Emmy for best supporting actor for his portrayal of Christine Baskets, mother to twins played by Zach Galifianakis. Anderson received three consecutive Emmy nods for his performance.

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Year of Chicago Dance to be celebrated across the city in 2022

The celebration will incorporate public dance performances, social dancing, dance-related special events, and informational programming at dozens of local venues.

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Coop’s Records owner Ezell Cooper, South Side store owner and ‘jazzologist,’ dead at 89

Rick Wojcik, owner of the Dusty Groove record store, called him ‘a legend.’ He carried all musical genres, but his specialty was jazz.

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M&Ms mascots get makeovers to become more inclusive

The characters will have more unique personalities as well as subtle changes to their look. For example, the green M&M drops her signature boots for a pair of sneakers.

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‘Sanford and Son’ at 50: TV series was ‘double-edged’ Black sitcom pioneer

An instant ratings smash, it opened the door for other Black family shows to move into the virtually all-white TV neighborhood.

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Take a look at Schurz High School’s historic murals, restored after leaks, damage

Painted more than 80 years ago, the paintings on the ceiling and walls of the Northwest Side school’s library showcase, among other things, the ‘spirit’ of Chicago.

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Adele postpones Las Vegas residency due to COVID pandemic impact on crew

In a video message posted on social media, a tearful Adele said: "I’m so sorry but my show ain’t ready."

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Dear Abby: Co-worker brings treats to office, but just for her friends

At a workplace where people usually provide snacks for everyone, she makes sure the excluded staffers see her deliver homemade creations to only a select few.

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Horoscope for Friday, Jan. 21, 2022

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‘A Christmas Story’ sequel to focus on grown-up Ralphie

Peter Billingsley, star of the 1983 film, is in talks to play the role again.

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Part history, part fantasy, ‘The King’s Daughter’ dwells where nonsense reigns

Pierce Brosnan camps it up as a macho Louis XIV conspiring to steal a mermaid’s immortality.

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Kayla Drescher conjures up plenty of entertaining feats throughout ‘Magic in Heels’

Drescher, who sometimes leaves the stage to select audience assistants — is a sorcerer with a stage presence that’s irresistible.

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Europe on the precipice in ‘Munich — Edge of War’

"Munich" would be better grounded — and more timely — if it spent less effort honoring Neville Chamberlain’s noble hopes and more time examining why Chamberlain, Britain and Europe weren’t more awake to the clear and present danger.

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‘As We See It’: The funny, moving adventures of three roommates on the autistic spectrum

Brilliant Amazon Prime Video series will have you laughing out loud one moment and choking up the next.

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Dear Abby: After fights, my husband shuts himself away from me and the kids

He spends several days cooling off in a locked room and won’t talk to anyone, even when there are guests in the house.

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Horoscope for Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022

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Alec Baldwin sued for defamation, by family of slain Marine

The lawsuit comes as Baldwin is immersed in an ongoing investigation into the death of a cinematographer and the wounding of a director last fall after a prop gun the actor was holding on a movie set went off.

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Microsoft’s Activision buy could shake up video gaming, but is it good for gamers?

For the average person playing Candy Crush or Call of Duty, ‘There will probably be no changes at all,’ one analyst says. But it could be good news for game development.

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The Mix: Cool things to do Jan. 20-26 in Chicago

"The Gem of the Ocean" at the Goodman Theatre, Kane Brown in concert, the Chicago International Puppet Festival and "Disney on Ice" are among the entertainment offerings in the week ahead.

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Fred Parris, singer with the Five Satins on ‘In the Still of the Night,’ dies at age 85

Parris and his fellow Satins recorded "In the Still of the Night" in the basement of St. Bernadette Church in New Haven, the finished track featuring a dreamlike saxophone solo by Vinny Mazzetta (an altar boy at the church).

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Yvette Mimieux, starred in ‘Time Machine,’ ‘Where the Boys Are,’ dies at 80

In 1960’s "The Time Machine," based on H.G. Wells’ 1895 novel, Mimieux starred opposite Rod Taylor as Weena, a member of the peaceful, blond-haired Eloi people in the year 800,000.

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Valerie Bertinelli writes of acceptance, empowerment in compelling ‘Enough Already’

Throughout the collection of essays, the actress and Food Network star gives insight into her self-doubt, relationship with rocker Eddie Van Halen and the troubles plaguing her second marriage.

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In Season Four, blood and betrayal run through the ‘Ozark’ mountains

The Byrdes’ risky adventures in money laundering continue to captivate as the Netflix show nears its end

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Dear Abby: My fiance’s female friends are ready to marry him if I don’t

Man tells the interested women that he’s taken, but they’re not getting the message, and that troubles his bride-to-be.

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Horoscope for Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

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André Leon Talley, fashion industry icon and former creative director of Vogue, dead at 73

Talley began at Vogue in 1983, later serving as the fashion bible’s creative director and editor-at-large.

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Angel Bat Dawid working to change the music landscape for Black musicians

Dawid first got the itch to play when her father took her and her siblings to see the 1984 film "Amadeus"; she was immediately hooked on the fact that Mozart was so into music as a child.

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Bill Jackson, creative mind behind Dirty Dragon and the Blob, dead at 86

Jackson, who died in California Monday, brought out-of-the-ordinary characters to life through his Chicago children’s television shows, including "Gigglesnort Hotel."

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CBS series ‘Bull,’ roiled by backstage controversy, nears its final arguments

Current season, the sixth for the legal drama, will be its last.

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Gordon Ramsay Burger Chicago the start of something big for the fiery-tempered chef

"When Chicago came along it was a perfect fit. ... I just feel more at home here. I feel more connected," the chef says about opening his first restaurant in town.