LOS ANGELES — Actor James Dean has symbolized teen rebellion for 60 years, but it was a tough kid from Hollywood who showed him the fine points.
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CHICAGO — Having a sunny disposition is almost a birthright for Sol Flores, executive director of La Casa Norte, a nonprofit organization based in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood that serves homeless youths and families.
The Sherman Community Players box office opens ticket sales this week for the production of Driving Miss Daisy. Season ticket holders will make reservations Monday and Tuesday and tickets for the general public go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. Tickets can also now be purchased online at www.scptheater.org .
Ward Swingle, who formed a singing group that reimagined Bach and Mozart with driving jazz rhythms and playfully scatlike vocals — and that put centuries-old classical masterworks on the pop charts alongside the Beatles — died Jan. 19 in Eastbourne, England. He was 87.
Jennifer Lopez’s new movie, “The Boy Next Door,” is cheesier than a Chicago double topping deep dish pizza. From the profoundly absurd idea that anyone married to a woman who looks like Lopez would cheat on her to the teen-age Lothario who looks older than Lopez, this movie is the culmination of a cluster of idiotic ideas.
MINNEAPOLIS — The widow of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is facing growing blowback over her late husband’s bestselling memoir, “American Sniper,” now a hit movie and recently the subject of a defamation case by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.
Alice K. Turner, who cultivated new writers, nurtured established ones and delivered their work to millions of readers during two decades as fiction editor at Playboy magazine, died Jan. 17 at a hospital in New York City. Of her age, she once joked to New York magazine, “let’s be vague.”
The average price of a movie ticket rose to $8.17 in 2014, the highest yearly average on record, according to The National Assn. of Theatre Owners.
Journalist Stuart Loory, who covered the White House in the 1960s and ’70s for the Los Angeles Times and helped build CNN, died Friday at his home in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was 82.
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