Saturday November 18th 2017

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The 49th Annual Jeff Awards- Aurora does it again!

The 49th Annual Jeff Awards- Aurora does it again!

Another Gala at Drury Lane Oakbrook to celebrate the world of Chicago Theater. What a world it is! While we are able to watch many award shows on television, being at a “live” one is far superior and the doors to the Jeff Award “party” are open to [Read More]

“Helping Hands”

“Helping Hands”

Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with a Northbrook Chiropractic,  Dr. Jose Aguilar. Dr. Aguilar, raised in Iowa, grew up in a household that had very little. There were lots of siblings and his mother suffered from migraines. These migraines were so bad, she would [Read More]

“Mrs. Libra and Zoey Zebra” book review by Rebecca Shaw

“Mrs. Libra and Zoey Zebra”  book review by Rebecca Shaw

Children’s books are fun. I am far from the correct person to do a review, so I find that by allowing my grandkids the pleasure, two things occur. First they get to read a new book ( age appropriate, of course), and secondly, they learn to “sing for their [Read More]

The Corner Auto Service Station- Is It Only a Memory?

The Corner Auto Service Station- Is It Only a Memory?

  Last month, in one of my early morning breakfast conversations at a local café, several “counter creatures” (these are the guys and gals who are there every day and solve all the world problems, daily!) were saying that they miss having a local guy to fix their [Read More]

“Scrumptious Sandwiches Salads and Snacks” a book review

“Scrumptious Sandwiches Salads and Snacks”  a book review

Highly Recommended **** Yes, I am on a diet! That’s what made it difficult to review a book that is filled with simple, healthy recipes for school, work and home- They are so great looking and because Jane and I are on a NO carbs, NO sugar diet plan, we could only [Read More]

Bernie Yvon remembered

Bernie Yvon remembered

It is hard to believe that it has been three years since the Chicago theater community lost Bernie Yvon. I find myself thinking of him often. When I see a play that I had seen him do in the past, or when I see something new where one of the characters reminds me of him, [Read More]

“Fat is where its at”! LET’S get rid of it!

“Fat is where its at”! LET’S get rid of it!

In every life, a little fat can change your way of living. We all have had a reason to diet (or at least trim a few pounds, for an event or occasion). In my house, we have probably been exposed to every diet plan that has been developed. In fact, I think we own every [Read More]

Meeting an artist at Port Clinton in Highland Park

Meeting an artist at Port Clinton in Highland Park

This was the annual Port Clinton Art Fair that is embraced by the residents of Highland Park along with the North Shore. With my week-ends so busy , of late, and the many theatrical productions and new dining spots to review, I have not had time to visit this festival in [Read More]

Zipping at The Edge in Northwest Indiana

Zipping at The Edge in Northwest Indiana

I have heard of zip-lining, and that special parks were popping up all over the country. I was advised that a company located in nearby Indiana, had opened up a brand new one in  the Crown Point area, which is pretty much a hop, skip and jump from Chicago (providing there [Read More]

Dining at North Avenue Beach- something exciting for our lakefront

Dining at North Avenue Beach- something exciting for our lakefront

Being a Chicago native, over my youthful years, I spent many a summer day at North Avenue Beach. I still remember, as a boy, marveling at the “boat” on the beach, not realizing that my dad’s tales of the shipwreck that brought the showers and snacks to the [Read More]

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“The Book of Will”

“The Book of Will”

Another Midwest premiere at Northlight! This one will have special meaning for the Shakespeare lovers out there. The [Read More]

“Crystal” Cirque Du Soleil

“Crystal” Cirque Du Soleil

While Cirque Du Soleil should be classified as “performance Art” as it is in fact, not a play, musical or [Read More]

“Lizzie”  reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

“Lizzie” reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

Firebrand Theatre, with its inaugural production of “Lizzie,” has put an indelible stamp on the local [Read More]

“Escape to Margaritaville…the Musical”

“Escape to Margaritaville…the Musical”

Highly Recommended **** With the great success of Abba and their “Mama Mia”, it was obvious that taking a [Read More]

“Woman of the Year”  revisited

“Woman of the Year” revisited

Highly Recommended ***** I love the concept that Porchlight  Musical Theatre has developed. They call it Porchlight [Read More]

“The Belle of Amherst”  reviewed by Michael Horn

“The Belle of Amherst” reviewed by Michael Horn

  Highly Recommended  ***** The Court Theatre continues its 63rd season with “The Belle of Amherst” by William [Read More]

” Fade”

” Fade”

Attending Tanya  Saracho’s latest play, “Fade”, made me think of an old Woody Allen story. Seems [Read More]