Tuesday October 6th 2015

Theatre Reviews

“Twin Set” reviewed by Lawrence Riordan

Highly Recommended ****            The Side Project Theatre produces exclusively new plays that, with some exceptions, tend to be highly topical. They often [Read More]

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder”

Highly Recommended **** I love a good old fashion musical comedy! It is truly an art form unto itself and the current Broadway In Chicago production of the Tony Award winning [Read More]

“Blood Brothers”

Highly Recommended ***** I always ask the same question as I watch a performance at the No Exit Café in Rogers Park- where do they find this talent? Do young actors/singers [Read More]

Day by Day

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Restaurant Reviews

“Healthy BBQ on Milwaukee Avenue

For many years Wheeling and Milwaukee Avenue were known as “Restaurant Row”. Think back to the old days of Hackney’s, La Francois (the best of the best), Toppers, Hans Bavarian Lodge, Billy and Company ( all memories of yesteryear) and of course Bob Chin’s [Read More]


Lynda Gordon- two years later

Recommended *** A few years ago, I covered a newcomer to the Cabaret scene in Chicago, making what was in fact her debut. Her name is Lynda Gordon and she truly has worked hard to master her craft. While she is still on the road, she can certainly hold her head up high based on [Read More]

“Ralphie May in Waukegan” reviewed by Greg Tucker

A funny thing happened in Waukegan last Thursday night! Well, actually a lot of “funny things happened”! We arrived at The Genesee Theatre for the one night only Ralphie May concert in plenty of time. The block seemed very dark in comparison to the rest of downtown Waukegan. Turns out [Read More]

“Santana- The Corazon Tour” hits Ravinia

Despite, very, very wet conditions, the grassy area of Ravinia was filled, sidewalk to sidewalk of fans of the sounds of Santana. Not one of them was disappointed. Over two hours of non-stop music by Carlos and his son, Salvador, who really sound great together. But what makes this group so [Read More]


“Marvel Universe LIVE!”

This is truly NOT a true theater production, it is an entertainment concept that may become a standard as the years progress. Think of the Disney on Ice and Circus events that hit every major city each year. I am of the belief that “Marvel Universe LIVE!”, now [Read More]


Raising funds for Susan G. Komen Foundation in Deerfield

“Back in the day” is an expression that many “old timers” use to remind us that the world has undergone many changes. If one grew up in a major city, one can recall that every major hotel was known for the special dining room contained within. Think back to The Ambassador [Read More]

Writers Theatre Update

If you have driven through Glencoe lately, on Green Bay Road, in particular, you have been watching the progress on the new Writers Theatre venue. An amazingly modern facility that the North Shore has longed for. For more than 20 years, Writers has  captivated the audiences who have attended their [Read More]

Jeff Awards- Equity Wing 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015 – Chicago, IL – Chicago stage, TV and film star Michael Shannon did the honor of announcing the nominees for the 2014-2015 Equity Jeff Awards. A video of the presentation is available at www.JeffAwards.org. Six world premiere plays, three world premiere musicals, [Read More]