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News and columns from Illinois.

Movie Review – ‘Hunger Games’ Leaves You Hungry for More

April Barkley WCB Movie Writer Studio – Lionsgate, Color Force Director – Gary Ross Starring – Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland Rating – 3.5 out 4 Stars Yes! It’s here! Whether you’ve read The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins or have not, you’ll…

Album Review – Foster the People, “Torches”

Megan PurazrangWCB Music Writer  Foster the People Torches Released – May 23, 2011 Producers – Paul Epworth, Greg Kurstin, Rich Costey, Tony Hoffer, Mark Foster Label – Columbia, Startime The first time “Pumped Up Kicks” played it was impressionable almost instantly. The catchy beat and repetitive lyrics brought it easy popularity. It was the…

Wizard World, Inc. Names John Macaluso to New Position of CEO

Wizard World NEW YORK – Wizard World, Inc. (symbol: WIZD) (“Wizard World” or the “Company”), one of North America’s most diverse digital entertainment and events companies, announced that John Macaluso, a successful businessman and entrepreneur, has been named the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer. He had previously been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors…

Concert Review – Shy Guy Says at Township

By Megan PurazrangWCB Music Writer (Photo credit Luisa Castellanos) Shy Guy Says Township 2200 California Ave., Chicago March 21, 2012. At the Township bar previously known as Panchos located at 2200 California Avenue, Chicago, an Illinois-based band called Shy Guy Says performed an impressionable show on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. The venue is small and…

Fan Groups To Attend Toronto Comic Con

Wizard World NEW YORK – Cosplay groups supporting their favorite movie and TV franchises, podcasts and radio shows, comics events and roller derby athletes are among the more than 20 organizations scheduled to attend Wizard World Toronto Comic Con, April 14-15 at Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC). The appearance of fan-friendly groups like the 501st…

Album Review – Lana Del Rey, “Born To Die”

Megan PurazrangWCB Music Writer Lana Del Rey Born To Die Released – January 27, 2012 Producers – Al Shux, Chris Braide, Emile Haynie, Justin Parker, Patrick Berger, Rick Nowels, Robopop, Jeff Bhasker Label – Interscope, Stranger The sensation characterized by Lana Del Rey and created by actress and singer Elizabeth Grant, began a year ago…