CHICAGO – When faced with adversity, the best way around it is to somehow break into song. That is the feeling behind the Brown Paper Box Co.’s “Positively Present: An Uplifting Cabaret,” running April 7th and 8th at Mary’s Attic in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. The event features company member Kristi Szczepanek as host, and presents song stylings by other company members, including Anna Schutz, plus some special guests. For details and ticket information, click here.
LOS ANGELES – Richard Dawson, who had distinction in two areas of television – in his supporting role on the 1960s sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes” and as a game show host in the 1970s with his trademark of kissing contestants on “Family Feud” – died Saturday from complications due to cancer. He was 79.
CHICAGO – Several Nintendo Wii games have been released in the last few weeks that might be just what you’re looking for when you do your holiday shopping this season. With so many huge releases like “Uncharted 2,” “Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time,” “Left For Dead 2,” and more taking up advertising space, it’s easy for smaller games to slip through the cracks.