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John Turturro and Woody Allen in "Fading Gigolo." | AP Photo

Movie Review: ‘Fading Gigolo’ not exactly plausible

The 8.9-inch Amazon Kindle HDX tablet computer is shown at left next to the 7-inch Amazon Kindle HDX, right, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in Seattle. Amazon has refreshed its line-up of tablets with the new devices, which are significantly faster and lighter than the previous generation. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Amazon Prime users getting access to HBO shows

For the first time, HBO shows are going to be accessible on another system, but only for Amazon Prime users.

<p>Tawny Newsome and Mike Kosinski in&nbsp;<a id="firsthit" name="firsthit"></a>Second&nbsp;City&nbsp;mainstage revue "Depraved New World." &nbsp;| &nbsp;Photo by TODD ROSENBERG</p>

Chicago crowned America's funniest city

A new study from University of Colorado Boulder ranks Chicago as America's comedy capital, followed by Boston and Atlanta.

R&B singer Janelle Monae performs before President Barack Obama addresses supporters at the UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd., in the first of three fund-raising events Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, in Chicago. | John J. Kim~Sun-Times

Taste of Chicago music headliners released

Janelle Monae and Aloe Blacc are among the artists who will be headlining this year's Taste of Chicago. The festival will run from July 9-13.

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’

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

“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.

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