Robert Klein: 'Better than I ever was'

Before Jay Leno, Billy Crystal or Jerry Seinfeld, Robert Klein was delivering the type of observational jokes they’d emulate.

Shooting to stardom: Huntley boy takes his ventriloquism act to the stage

At age 13, Noah Simmons of Huntley already can call his idol Jeff Dunham a friend and is on his way to becoming a professional ventriloquist.

Super heroes unite at Volo Auto Museum

VOLO — Celebrity sightings are nothing new at the Volo Auto Museum, but this spring break is sure to tip the scales.

Spirit of the game: Storyteller talks hockey, much more

Hockey might be “A Beautiful Game” to Michael Parent.

Jim May strives to keep storytelling alive

The way Jim May sees it, a revival of storytelling is underway.

Library hosts mini-golf, 'After Dark' event for adults

The goal after dark at the Woodstock Public library is to avoid the books.

Planit 10: Things to do March 6 to March 13

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Patriots to celebrate Liberty Day 2014 at Starline Factory

HARVARD – What began as a family gathering in 1999 to commemorate the anniversary of Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty” speech has grown into a two-day celebration of the nation’s freedom.

Artists of all mediums find unlikey home at Starline Factory in Harvard

HARVARD – When Henry L. Ferris and his business partners built a facility on the south side of Front Street in the late 1880s, little did they realize that the space eventually would become a mecca for the arts.

Concert aims to recreate the magic of Beatles era

The way Jazzman Jeff Justman sees it, many of the songs from 50 years ago lead to the folk music he plays today.

Planit 10: Things to do Feb. 27 to March 5

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Artful Women group brings Pulitzer Prize winner to Raue

CRYSTAL LAKE – Fans of Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich will have a chance to meet her from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Raue Center for the Arts.

Planit 10: Things to do Feb. 20-26

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McHenry County theater productions

"THE WIZARD OF OZ," March 7-15, McHenry High School West Campus, 4724 W. Crystal Lake Road, McHenry. Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many girls her age, dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come joine Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination. Schedule: 7 p.m. March 7, 8, 14 & 15; 2 p.m. March 9. March 9 matinee will include a special "meet the cast" event after the performance. Children of all ages are invited to meet the stars of "The Wizard of Oz" and get their autographs. Tickets: $6 for students and seniors, $8 for adults. Tickets and information: 815-385-70

Planit 10: Things to do Feb. 13-19


Pine sings praises of classical music’s range

When Rachel Barton Pine takes the stage, she wants the audience to experience all that the violin can do.

Hill-Soldner looks back on 8 years at Lakeside with solo retrospective

How far Jeanine Hill-Soldner has come in the past eight years can be seen on the walls at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park.

Normennenes Singing Society to entertain Norge crowd

A group of singers will give the upcoming Norge Ski Jump Tournament the Norwegian flavor it was founded on 109 years ago.

Groundhog Day celebration to include movie writer

Danny Rubin hasn’t been to Woodstock since 1992, when filming began on one of several screenplays he wrote after a brainstorming session.

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