CHICAGO (WLS) — This week on the Windy City Weekend, radio host and show mate, Kenzie K, joins Ryan as co-host!
They are joined by comedians Travele Judon! Judon and fellow comedian Le'Andria Johnson were in town for a night of laughter and accolades for their “This is Me” tour. Judon will be at Freedom Church in Lansing on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. You can purchase tickets at www.thisismetour.net.
Judon also spread the word about a non-profit organization that is close to his heart. Compassion works to end childhood extreme poverty. Supporters can save a life and sponsor a child for as little as $43 a month. You can learn more about this organization from their website at www.compassion.com.
Ultimate prankster Johnny Knoxville, along with comedian Eric Andre and actress Gabourey Sidibe, help people pull the best pranks on their friends and family on ABC's new show, “The Prank Panel.”
They even sent Ryan and Kenzie their own prank box. And, Ryan shared a fun joke he recently pulled on his dad!
You can catch “The Prank Panel” on ABC Sunday at 7 p.m. and stream it on Hulu.
“Personality: A Lloyd Price Musical”:
“Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical,” is a new production celebrating Lloyd Price's life, career, and unforgettable songs, including “Stagger Lee,” “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” and his signature song, “Personality.”
From humble beginnings in his hometown of Kenner, Louisiana, Price overcame extraordinary odds on his way to a revolutionary music career. As a young black recording artist in the segregated Deep South of the pre-Civil Rights era, Price's success was even more remarkable.
Armed with determination and a soulful voice, Price skyrocketed to stardom in 1952 when his single “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” reached number one on the R.&B chart, making him the first teenager to sell over a million records and earn a Gold Record. Price was a crossover hit, popular with black and white kids, breaking the “race record” barrier. However, the road leads to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was a rocky one: soon after the success of his first recording, he was drafted to fight in the Korean War in 1953.
But Price, the master of reinvention, would find his footing time and time again. He became the first black person to open a nightclub under Harlem in New York City, and the first recording artist of any color to create his own record label, produce more hits such as “Stagger Lee” and “Personality”, and spread New Orleans. rThe B&B is heard around the world.
“Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical” runs now through September 3 at the Studebaker Theater in the historic Fine Arts Building. Tickets available at PersonalityMusical.com. Convenient parking is available for $13 with validation from the box office at Grant Park South Garage, steps from the theatre.
Roeper Review: Spend or Save?:
“Joy Ride” – SPEND
“Joy Ride” is a raunchy new rom-com about 4 women who go on a wild trip to China to help their friend reconnect with his biological parents.
“The Out-Laws” – SAVE
A bank manager is preparing to marry the love of his life, but after his bank is robbed, he suspects that his new in-laws are actually “The Out-Laws”. This comedy stars Adam Devine, Nina Dobrev, Pierce Brosnan and Ellen Barkin.
“The Ashley Madison Affair” – SPEND
ABC News Studios and Hulu released a new documentary on the website of the infamous “Ashley Madison Affair,” and a data breach that led to the leaking of hundreds of subscribers.
“HIT!” – SPENDING
Netflix has released a new documentary about the hit pop duo, WHAM!
NWA Highland Park Cares for Cooper:
July 4th marks one year since the tragic July 4th mass shooting in Highland Park.
But his youngest victim, now 9-year-old Cooper Roberts, is still living life firsthand after being paralyzed from the waist down.
In Cooper's honor, the National Wrestling Association held a benefit event. Not only will people witness a thrilling wrestling match, but all proceeds will go to Cooper's charity fund.
Admission is free, and donations are highly encouraged. And, people who want to get the VIP experience and sit in the first row can buy tickets separately.
NWA HP Cares for Cooper events are held Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Recreation Center of Highland Park at 1207 Park Avenue West.
You can learn more or buy tickets from them Eventbrite.
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