Saturday February 25th 2017

Theatre Reviews

“The Columnist”

Leave it to American Blues Theater to do their first production in their new home at Stage 773, that will create a true stir. The play, “The Columnist” in its [Read More]

“Game Changers” the Joffrey Reviewed by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** The Joffrey Ballet’s “Game Changers”, another brilliant smorgasbord of contemporary ballet, includes “Fool’s Paradise”, a graceful, [Read More]

“Uncle Vanya”

Highly Recommended **** Dealing with Russian “anything” at this time in our country is a tense subject, but the new production of  “Uncle Vanya” in a [Read More]

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Restaurant Reviews

Getting to one’s “Grassroots”

The Mercury Theatre is one of my favorite local venues. Over the years, I had only dined in the adjacent Deleece’s a few times, but now that John and Lynne have changed the restaurant to a “farm to table”, and after tasting a few of their items, we came in for a [Read More]


“My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra” review by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** What’s not to love?  Theatre at the Center’s new revue, “My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra” is a jazzy gem of an evening.  Pick your favorite Sinatra tune, I’m pretty sure they’ll be singing it.  Four of Chicago’s best singers, accompanied by a [Read More]

“I Left My Heart: A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett”

Highly Recommended ***** Music is special! When many of us are “down and out”, we can change our mood by listening to music, which will soothe the soul. When we think of great music, we also think of great performers who made that music a part of our lives. To many, that singer is Frank [Read More]

“Honky Tonk Angels”

Attending one of the musical shows at No Exit Café, that little treasure on Glenwood where Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre makes musicals exciting and affordable, is always a treat. Whether they take on a full- scale musical, bringing it down in size to a cabaret style, or a musical that is more songs [Read More]


How to keep the flowers living

Through the years, I have purchased flowers for first, my mother, then the women I dated, and later wed, and even now, for granddaughters as they hit goals in their lives. The one problem with flowers is, that despite their beauty when purchased, in most cases, the beauty [Read More]


My Special Day

Winning the World Series was an exciting event for Cubs fans. In fact, it was a major event.Yesterday, we were able to visit and have a photo- op with the actual trophy. They set up the glass enclosed miracle of Clark and Addison down the construction crazed street from Wrigley Field, where we  [Read More]

Chicago area students get to bear witness to THE play that everyone wants to see “Hamilton”

HAMILTON’s celebrated Education Program debuts February 22 in Chicago when 1,900 students and teachers attend performance at The PrivateBank Theatre   CHICAGO (Feb. 20, 2017) — The innovative educational program that launched last year at HAMILTON on Broadway, in partnership with The [Read More]

“Angels On Your Pillow” REVIEW

About a month ago (late last year) I learned that an associate of mine, Karen Lee Kelly, had written a children’s book. As my readers know, being a proud grandparent and wanting the kids to be into everything, I have reviewed some children’s books in the past, so I asked Karen if this [Read More]