Sunday February 1st 2015

Theatre Reviews

“White Guy on the Bus”

one must pay very close attention or one might miss some of Graham's unique time sequences, which are key elements to the telling of this mysterious tale, dealing with [Read More]

“Top Girls” review by Lawrence Riordan

Nothing I write can do justice to the depth, strength, and nuance with which each of these actresses tackles her role, but I would be remiss if I didn’t try even briefly: [Read More]

“Rapture, Blister, Burn “

The two main characters, Catherine (a powerful performance by Jennifer Coombs), an author and professor on the topic of "feminism" and Gwen (deftly handled by Karen Janes [Read More]

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Restaurant Reviews

” Highwood still has it!”

In reality, when you dine at Washington Gardens, the "family" is still present. We had dinner there the other night; Jane and I along with our good friend Alan and Vickie. Greeted by the host/owner Jim Stoecker, who found happiness in his youth as a customer at this restaurant which [Read More]

Cabaret

Tween heaven for my grandkids

The performers were delightful, posing with the kids in special ways and making them feel that they were just as important as those who were TV stars on Disney and Nickelodeon. I must say that I was quite impressed with these young talented kids, who I am sure will go on to other projects when they [Read More]

“Always…Patsy Cline”

I, for one, look forward to entering the old wooden door of the No Exit at 6970 N. Glenwood (near Morse), knowing that this intimate space will be filled with solid story telling and wonderful music. Anzevino knows how to utilize this space like a painter applying his brush to the canvass, each [Read More]

“KSRA”

but once in the bar, which in reality is several bars and alcoves with seating, you can relax, enjoy a drink and as it turns out hear some music. What we witnessed was a young lady called KSRA, a singer who has the uniqueness of adding voices to her music so that it appears she is a group, not a [Read More]

Articles

“The Opera comes to The Historic Pickwick Theatre”

These are poor artists, facing hardship each day, so in reality, although the story is about love and romance, it is also about poverty- they cannot pay their rent, they have little to eat, they are cold and have to pawn their possessions to pay for medicine for Mimi. Love, [Read More]

News

“Fillet of Solo” Festival

This is a time of bringing fresh work to the stage and thanks to the Rogers Park theaters, Lifeline can indeed keep the Festival alive. Not only alive, but with all the available venues', growing. Sixteen storytelling collectives and numerous solo performers- three weeks at two venues telling us [Read More]

“Tween Stars Live!” coming to The Patio.

This is not a show that really is about the characters they play, but instead a chance for young viewers to watch them and interact with them as they do 90 minutes of sketch comedy, Q & A and some musical numbers along with trivia. [Read More]

“KSRA”

but once in the bar, which in reality is several bars and alcoves with seating, you can relax, enjoy a drink and as it turns out hear some music. What we witnessed was a young lady called KSRA, a singer who has the uniqueness of adding voices to her music so that it appears she is a group, not a [Read More]