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Frankfort musician keeps art of organ-playing alive

by Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts

While walking along Scott Street behind the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, residents should not be alarmed if they hear organ music from the show “Phantom of the Opera” playing some nights. It is just Frankfort resident Glenn Tallar rehearsing...

Comedy, mystery meet in ‘The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’

by Nuria Mathog, Editor Life & Arts, The Arts

The Drama Group is hoping to deliver a killing performance in its latest production — figuratively and literally. 

The Chicago Heights-based theater group’s version of the “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” written by the American...

Curtain Call actors to perform ‘Assassins’

by TJ Kremer III, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, The Arts

John Wilkes Booth. Charles Guiteau. Leon Czolgosz. Giuseppe Zangara. Samuel Byck. Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme. Sara Jane Moore. John Hinckley. Lee Harvey Oswald.

Some of those names are more infamous than others, but each appear as a character...