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Gangster films reflect hard times, hard-core attitudes

It seems appropriate that "Public Enemies," director Michael Mann's film starring Johnny Depp as Depression-era bank robber and all-around gangster John Dillinger, opened Wednesday in the midst of the greatest economic meltdown in 70 years. The 1930s were the golden age of the gangster film.

Jul 02, 2009 | 11:20 pm | (0) Comments

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The guide to local potpourri

A potpourri of items happening in our area. Send new listings to margaret.kullerstrand@nwi.com or fax (219) 933-3249

Jul 02, 2009 | 11:20 pm | (0) Comments

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Cirque Shanghai entertains Navy Pier summer audiences with dazzling feats of agility

Even the most skilled and nimble of athletic entertainers can experience a break in concentration.

Jun 27, 2009 | 11:00 pm | (0) Comments

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The beat goes on at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland

Since opening in September of 1995, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland has become the Mecca for devotees of rock music and culture.

Jun 26, 2009 | 11:05 pm | (0) Comments

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Your Saturday's Best Bets

Some of this weekends best bets. BOWLING BENEFIT | Hammond At 6 p.m. June 27 is a bowling event to benefit Haven House, a shelter for battered women and their children. The fundraiser is at Olympia Lanes, 4150 Calumet Ave.

Jun 26, 2009 | 11:05 pm | (0) Comments

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Ellen's taste of Chicago debuts on TBS tonight

Emmy-winning daytime TV host-comic Ellen DeGeneres was in Chicago last week to film "Ellen's Bigger Longer & Wider Show," her third variety special for TBS. DeGeneres taped the show at the Chicago Theatre and on the streets of the city. The program airs at 8 p.m. tonight.

Jun 26, 2009 | 11:05 pm | (0) Comments

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Feelies' return to Chicago 18 years in the making

When the wait for a band's return has been nearly two decades, what's one more year.

Jun 26, 2009 | 11:40 am | (0) Comments

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