Saturday July 4th 2015

Theatre Reviews

“Moby Dick” review by Carole Moore

Lookingglass Theatre new production of David Catlin’s original adaptation of Herman Melville’s classic novel, “Moby Dick”, is stunning. Superbly acted, “Moby [Read More]

“Beaches, a New Musical”

"The Wind Beneath My Wings" does appear in the second act and is handled in a beautiful way by Cee-Cee. Here is where I must say that Ms Bean is a combination of the talents [Read More]

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”

Ross Lehman, who is much more laid back than usual gets to spread his wings in the second act with his rant about the modern world versus the 1950's and all the great [Read More]

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Restaurant Reviews

“Flavors to Savor”

Once again, he came through bringing us only three (which was more than enough) for the four of us: flourless chocolate cake, Dulce de Leche crepes and the most divine bread pudding I have ever tasted. In fact, the bread pudding caught all of us by surprise. Jane, Vicki and Alan all [Read More]


“Ithamar Has Nothing To Say” review by Rose Hunt

Ithamar Enriquez has the ability to not only make you laugh, but to make you forget about your troubles while you’re in his world. And that is the true mark of comedy. It’s something that is worth every glorious minute. [Read More]

Artists Lounge “LIVE”

Tonight, we were witness to her, Heidi Kettenring, as the girl and the woman she has become. As the daughter, the sister and the wife! This was Heidi doing Heidi! Yes, she sang songs that Sinatra brought us, Bette Middler, Streisand (of course) and countless others, but always as Heidi Kettenring [Read More]

” A Marvin Hamlisch Songbook”

The three ladies are amazing in all of the numbers they do, but the extraordinary presentation of "At The Ballet" is worth the price of admission alone- the one word that describes this number is "AWESOME"! A True Showstopper! [Read More]


Santa’s Village Azoosment Park-2015

    Highly Recommended ***** If you are seeking a truly fun place for a family outing, and the kids in your family are under 10, there is no greater place than Santa’s Village Azoosment Park in East Dundee, Illinois. Yes, this is what used to be [Read More]


“Chi-Raq” begins to shoot in the city

I am pleading to bring the case of Spike Lee and his movie to our readers. I want to tell his story! I am pleading to tell his story! Only he can relay what it is he wants to say. Meanwhile, there are all types of illustrations with "Chiraq" and "Chi-Raq" artwork. They have even redesigned the Cubs [Read More]

42nd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards

For the second consecutive year, the annual awards gala sold out with 650+ guests, which featured musical production numbers from the season’s nominated musicals and revues, as well as excerpts from the season’s nominated plays. [Read More]

“Chiraq”- film to be made in Chi-town!

It is very possible that Lee is not doing his thing to convince us to get our heads out of the sand and wake up and smell the coffee. There is a war out there. Since it doesn't seem to be ending, perhaps the satire of this story telling will wake up the people of the areas that are living with [Read More]