Monday, April 29, 2013
The Palos Park native is one of 24 state finalists competing for a chance to go to New York for the National High School Musical Theater Awards.
Allison Atkenson of Amos Alonzo Stagg High School is one of 24 finalists who competed Monday for a chance to represent the state in the National High School Musical Theater Awards. Top Chicago theater professionals judged Atkenson’s performance along with those of 11 other female actors and 12 male actors during today’s Second Annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago. One male and one female actor will be chosen from the group to win an all-expenses paid trip to New York where they will represent Illinois in the national competition. You can find more information on the Illinois High School Music Awards at the Broadway in Chicago website. Want to share your good news? Post it on Patch
Thursday, February 28, 2013
This weekend, and every first weekend of the month for the rest of the year, all Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders are eligible for free admission to Chicago's top museums.
Good news for all Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders. Your respective financial institutions would like to add some culture to your life. That’s why they’re offering free admission to various Chicago museums to cardholders every first full weekend of the month throughout the rest of the year. They’re kicking it off this weekend, March 2 and March 3 in honor of National Women’s History Month. Just show your bankcard and an ID to the museum admission desk for free access. The deal applies to cardholders, exclusively. Anyone without a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch card will have to pay. The following museums are participating:
Monday, January 28, 2013
Events, classes and plain-old appreciation of the arts takes place at this area institution.
Editor's Note: Palos Patch will be profiling prominent places in town that are unique to our area. When a gallery and cultural center is located in a Civil-War era house, it must be difficult to not feel inspired by the history of the place. Serving as both a learning center for the arts and cultural history, the McCord Gallery and Cultural Center is located in the McCord House. After the 2004 efforts of both local officials and community groups led to preserving the structure as a location to appreciate art, the non-profit now holds classes and displays artwork. The gallery's artwork is displayed by the work of students taking classes at the MGCC, according to resources. Classes, which are open to students of all skill levels, include …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, Silver Linings Playbook and more great films were nominated for Best Picture. See all of the nominations and find out where and when they'll be in nearby theaters.
Nominations for the 85th annual Academy Awards were announced Jan. 10, and we've got the list here. Lincoln led with 12 nominations. If you want to see the Best Picture nominations before the Oscars air, see below for local theater promotions and Redbox locations so you can find the films conveniently. The Oscars are at 6 p.m. (CT) Sunday, Feb. 24 on ABC. So you've got plenty of time to catch up and see the greatest films of the year before the Academy decides who gets the golden statues. Join the conversation. Friend Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the daily email newsletter! Go to Oscar.com for a full list of nominees. Enter your ZIP into the Moviefone widget above or search by movie title to find the latest local showing times. …
Friday, December 21, 2012
A step-by-step guide on how to make your own elegant additions to the Christmas tree, and avoid expensive manufactured ornaments.
This past holiday season, I set out to look for new decorations for my Christmas tree. My living room was newly decorated with items from Thailand, accented with warm blues, greens, and browns. I hoped to find ornaments that would compliment the color additions to my home. Unfortunately, most of the holiday decorations were bright green, red, and white, and none of them matched my decor. I eventually discovered a glass ornament stand on the upper-level of the mall filled with a spectrum of swirling tones in warm rich colors. I selected a few that I loved the most and checked the price tags - $35 each! Disappointed but not defeated, I sought out a less expensive way to decorate my tree and still keep a sophisticated look. Join the …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Before the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, there was 'An Unexpected Journey.' Find area showtimes and ticket information for "The Hobbit", which premieres at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14.
Before Frodo and Samwise traveled to Mount Doom to destroy the one ring to rule them all, there was Bilbo Baggins and his unexpected journey. This year, director Peter Jackson and the rest of the crew that brought J.R. Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy to life, returns to Middle Earth to bring, 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' to the big screen in the first part of a new trilogy centering on Bilbo Baggins, a group of dwarves, their trip to The Lonely Mountain and their quest to retrieve the dwarves' treasure from the fire-breathing dragon, Smaug. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journal, official trailer Screenings for, 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,' begin at 12:01 a.m., Friday, Dec. 14, at theaters across the nation. Check out …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Art from Stagg High School students is on display at the Green Hills Public Library.
Stagg High School artists have a new home for some prints of their work. The Green Hills Public Library in Palos Hills is displaying works from the high school students. Join the conversation. Friend Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the daily email newsletter!
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Shoppers will have until Saturday, Dec. 22.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Palos Park art gallery is holding its 8th annual Holiday Shoppe for the shopping season.
A great, annual shopping opportunity is back in Palos Park. The Holiday Shoppe at the McCord Gallery & Cultural Center opened over the weekend. The 8th annual shopping extravaganza features handcrafted items from local artists and craftsmen. What's available to buy? The Holiday Shoppe has dolls, pottery, jewelry, glass, quilts, ornaments, scarves, wooden toys, games and more for sale. Shoppers will have until Saturday, Dec. 22 to stop by. The Holiday Shoppe's hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. It will be closed on Sundays except for Dec. 16 for all the last-minute shoppers out there. Palos Patch will get into the shop soon but, for now, take a look at what offered last year to get an idea…
Saturday, November 24, 2012
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