From national tours to intimate storefront theaters putting on world premieres, Chicago and the surrounding suburbs are home to some of the nation’s top theatres. Whether you’re looking for a fun night out or an …

Arts & Entertainment

Florida native Michael Ray released several chart-topping singles, just finished his first headlining tour and the American Country Countdown Awards named him a 2016 Breakthrough Male of the Year nominee. Ray spoke with The PHOENIX …

Arts & Entertainment

What do you get when you put an escape artist, mind reader, weapon master and magician together? Just one of Forbes’ top five most successful magic shows from around the globe. “The Illusionists – Live …

Theater

As I took my seat and opened my press kit for “Gloria,” Goodman Theatre’s newest show transplanted from a 2015 off-Broadway run, I found a half sheet of paper from the playwright and director of …

Arts & Entertainment

For country artist Tyler Farr, making a living through music was always a dream — one he never thought would become a reality. The singer-songwriter spoke with The PHOENIX ahead of his Feb. 3 show …

Film & TV

After a season of teetering ratings, ABC announced in May 2016 that it would cancel the country music-themed series “Nashville” after the finale of the show’s fourth season. Fans of the show immediately banded together …

Music

Choosing to remain free from the confines of a label was a large part of country artist Aaron Watson’s rise to success.

Theater

The famous opening minor chords in “The Phantom of the Opera” have lured audiences to the Phantom’s chambers at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway for nearly 29 years, making the show the longest-running one in …