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Modern West is, left to right, Park Chisolm, Teddy Morgan, Kevin Costner, Larry Cobb, Blair Forward, and John Coinman.  |  Submitted Photo

Kevin Costner’s band comes to Arcada stage

<p>FILE - This undated handout photo originally released by NBC shows Gene Wilder portrays Willy Wonka as the world’s greatest confectioner in a scene from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” directed by Mel Stuart. Stuart died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 of cancer at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 83. (AP Photo/NBC, file)</p>

5 things to do: ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’

Check out these five things to do in the Naperville area this weekend.

Laura Freeman is performing for the third time in "Score by Score: An Evening of Andrew Lloyd Webber." Her roles include the Narrator in "Joseph" and Norma in "Sunset Boulevard."

Show celebrates Andrew Lloyd Webber from ‘Joseph’ to ‘Phantom’

Audiences are bound to leave Metropolis Performing Arts Centre with happy “Memories” after attending “Kevin Moore Presents Score by Score: An Evening of Andrew Lloyd Weber”...

Steve Cochran will perform at the Copley Theatre in Aurora on April 19.  |  Submitted Photo

Cochran and friends perform at Copley Theatre

Hosting a weekday early morning radio show means going to bed early every night — unless you’re performing stand-up comedy on the weekends.

<p>Foghat &nbsp;| &nbsp;Submitted</p>

Foghat brings signature sound to Arcada stage

There are many reasons why Foghat continues to rock throughout the decades.

“The Dreams of Antigone” is at the College of DuPage through April 27.  |  Submitted Photo

College of DuPage stages 5th Cent. ‘Dreams of Antigone’

Stand up for what you believe in and learn from history’s mistakes are two big themes in a new play at College of DuPage.

<p>ctress&nbsp;<a id="firsthit" name="firsthit"></a>Shailene&nbsp;Woodley&nbsp;attends the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. &nbsp;| &nbsp;Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV</p>

Stars stun with out-of-this-world fashion at the MTV Movie Awards

Partying at Coachella all weekend didn’t stop the stars from attending this year’s MTV Movie Awards in style.

<p>Rapper&nbsp;<a id="firsthit" name="firsthit"></a>Macklemore&nbsp;performs onstage during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. &nbsp;| &nbsp;Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images</p>

Music Trends: Pop music's slow inclusion of LGBTQ issues is a start

In exploring how music can inform identity for young men, it’s inexcusable to overlook the parallel effect that music has on male sexuality.

<p>Former Morton Grove firefighter, Howard Meyer, talks about his weight loss journey. &nbsp;| &nbsp;Submitted</p>

Fit tip: Former firefighter gives advice for weight loss, eating healthy

Former Morton Grove firefighter, Howard Meyer, reached out to me after I posted my last fit tip about exercising at home. He was happy to see someone else promoting home...

New Philharmonic will perform at the recently reopened McAninch Arts Center April 12 and 13.  |  Submitted Photo

McAninch hosts New Philharmonic’s Beethoven tribute

The New Philharmonic returns to its home at The Mac with a tribute to the bad boy of baroque: Ludwig Van Beethoven.

Pilobolus will dance on the McAninch stage on April 17.  |  Submitted photo

Pilobolus dances its way to McAninch stage

The modern dance troupe Pilobolus comes to The McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage April 17 for an 8 p.m. show.

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