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  • Decorate with antiques and heirlooms for added character

    In this age of minimalism and decluttering, the common response to an offer of a family heirloom or antique might be, “I don’t have space,” ‘’It’s not ...
    July 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Don’t get hung up on bare, boring walls

    The Internet has become a major source for affordable art, with digital sales steadily growing each year and online art retailers cropping up daily.
    July 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Recently nominated for Emmy, Louie Anderson to bring edgy comedy to Crystal Lake Raue

    Fresh off an Emmy nomination for his work on FX’s “Baskets,” Louie Anderson promises to make you forget your troubles at the Raue Center for the Arts ...
    July 21, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Slide the City, Lakefest 2016

    1. SLIDE THE CITY WHEN: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 23 WHERE: Maple Avenue between Rosewood and Tamarac ...
    July 20, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • Woodstock youth among first to perform 'James and the Giant Peach, Jr.'

    You might be familiar with “James and the Giant Peach,” but you don’t know this “James and the Giant Peach,” say those involved with Woodstock Childre ...
    July 22, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • Review: A prophetic 'Between Riverside and Crazy' at Steppenwolf Theatre

    To close out its 40th season, former Steppenwolf Artistic Director Martha Lavey selected the 2015 Pulitizer Prize winning play "Between Riverside and ...
    July 21, 2016 - 1:37 pm
  • Review: A smile-inducing 'Hello, Dolly!' at Crystal Lake dinner theater

    Pop quiz: What musical won 10 Tony Awards in 1964, a record previously attained by “South Pacific”? It’s “Hello, Dolly!,” running through July 31 at t ...
    July 21, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • Review: Williams Street Repertory's '[title of show]' a meta journey worth taking at Raue

    “[title of show]” is a charming and entertaining show that will make you laugh, think and, ultimately, cheer. It’s “Rocky” for the Broadway set (altho ...
    July 20, 2016 - 5:25 pm
  • Williams Street Repertory LAB series kicks off with 'Shooting the Sphinx' at the Raue

    A Williams Street Repertory LAB series dedicated to showcasing new scripts at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake kicks off July 25 with "Sho ...
    July 19, 2016 - 4:39 pm
  • Unprintable podcast: Pokemon Go, McHenry Fiesta Days and the Woodstock Folk Festival

    Did you know there's a Gym and a Pokestop right outside our studio? Zach Walters of the digital tea ...
    July 15, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Fiesta Days, Woodstock Folk Fest, Summer in the Park, Gavers Dance & more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) FIESTA DAYS WHEN: July 15-24 WHERE: Pete ...
    July 14, 2016 - 8:50 am
  • Crystal Lake-based dinner theater takes on 'Hello Dolly!'

    It’s only fitting a relatively new Crystal Lake-based dinner theater company would take on a production that’s all about adventure.
    July 14, 2016 - 8:53 am
  • Review: Crystal Lake Raue's 'Art' invokes laughs, thought during inaugural TheatreFEST

    “An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.” – Paul Valery, French poet This ...
    July 14, 2016 - 8:55 am
  • Who is in the Chicago 'Hamilton' cast? Plus Daveed Diggs will leave the New York cast

    NEW YORK – Broadway veterans Miguel Cervantes, Karen Olivo and Alexander Gemignani will lead the cast of "Hamilton" in Chicago, while new Tony Award-w ...
    July 13, 2016 - 9:47 am
  • Unprintable Podcast: TheatreFEST at the Raue and Blink-182's new album with Matt Skiba

    This week Jami interviews Michele Vazquez, director of the show "Art," Regina Belt-Daniels, director of "[title of show]," and Joel Bennett, who will ...
    July 7, 2016 - 8:45 am
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