Behind the Hits: Songwriters for St. Jude: Friday at 7pm at Boondocks. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are general admission at $15 and available the door and at www.showclix.com. Three Nashville songwriters will take the stage and share the stories behind their hit songs. A portion of the proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. For this show only all ages are welcome with a parent or guardian. For more details click here.
Fight for Air Climb: To benefit the American Lung Association. Saturday at the Hilton Springfield.
ABATE Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet: Sunday 10am - 4pm at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. Admission is $10 for adults, children 12 and under are free with adult. More info at www.abate-il.org
SPARC Sugar & Spice Chili Dinner: Sunday Noon - 6pm at KC Hall at Iles & Meadowbrook Roads. $7 for adults, children 5 and under are free. Meal includes chili or vegetarian soup, hot dog, drink, and dessert. More info at www.spfldsparc.org
Casey Donahew Band: Saturday at Boondocks. Tickets are $15 and available at Boondocks or www.showclix.com
St. Jude Valentine Dinner Dance: Saturday at Little Flower School Gymnasium. $100 per couple includes prime rib or chicken dinner, drinks, entertainment. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Call 341-2048 for tickets.
Luke Bryan/Thompson Square/Florida Georgia Line: Sunday at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. This show is SOLD OUT.
Luke Bryan/Thompson Square/Florida Georgia Line: Monday at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. Tickets are avaialble for this show. Call 1-800-745-3000 or visit www.Ticketmaster.com.
St. Aloysius PTO 29th Annual Spaghetti Dinner: Dine in, Carry out and drive thru available Sunday Noon - 6:30pm. $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for children. 2 and under eat free with dine-in only.
Branglina Launching Their Own Line of Wine
They've collaborated on several children, and now they'll collaborate on wine. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are working with a French winemaker to produce a rose and white wines. The couple's French estate has about 148 acres of vines.
LeAnn Rimes Sues Her Dentist
More drama for Leann Rimes. Does it ever end? Now the singer has filed a lawsuit against her dentist. She says Dr. Duane McKay has caused all kind of mouth problems for her by misdiagnosing her problems. Rimes also claims the problems have "compromised" her ability to perform, and she's seeking general damages, money for medical expenses, and "emotional and psychiatric injuries" and money for loss of wages.
Maggie Smith Says She's Never Watching "Downtown Abbey"
She's won two Emmys and a Golden Globe for her performance as Lady Violet Crawley on "Downtown Abbey," but Maggie Smith has never seen the show. In a "60 Minutes" interview airing Sunday, Smith explains she's very critical of her performances. The season 3 finale of "Downtown Abbey" is Sunday on PBS.