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“Santa’s Village 2017”

“Santa’s Village 2017”

Still Highly Recommended ***** I have been taking my kids and then grandkids to Santa’s Village in East Dundee for decades. As many of you know, this is the famed amusement park designed for the little ones that closed its doors several years ago, making many families [Read More]

“Pamplona”

“Pamplona”

The return of Stacy Keach to the Goodman stage has been delayed. The World Premiere of “Pamplona”, written by Jim McGrath and directed by Robert Falls was scheduled to open tonight. The play is a tour-de-force performance where Keach takes on the persona of [Read More]

EscapeHouse/SafeHouse- Chicago Style

EscapeHouse/SafeHouse- Chicago Style

What a night! We had heard about the “EscapeRoom” adventures, several times, and decided it was time to test our skills. The Original Safe House from Milwaukee (circa 1966) has made the trek to Chicago for more adventure, adding the EscapeRoom as well. They [Read More]

Memory Lane or as it was called “Motor Row District” reborn!

Memory Lane or as it was called “Motor Row District” reborn!

There was a time when the automobile industry blossomed. For many Chicagoans, the Auto Rows were streets like Western Avenue (on both the North and South sides), where one dealer after another existed. As the city grew, these types of streets also went [Read More]

Heading down the “home stretch” on my dental work

Heading down the “home stretch” on my dental work

Here we are, my top dental work-perfect, and now, on to the bottom. Here the Doc is doing something special. The bottom will be permanent, but done in three sections. Today, now that all s cleaned up, we started the “Home Stretch”. The left 6 teeth will be done [Read More]

“Global Visionaries” reviewed by Carol Moore

“Global Visionaries” reviewed by Carol Moore

 Highly Recommended **** When I was a child, I was obsessed with ballet.  I was positive I was going to be a ballerina when I grew up, but alas, I wasn’t any good at it.  As an adult, I’m aware of my limitations, but I still love ballet and so I feel very privileged [Read More]

Redhead Days 2017

Redhead Days  2017

It is getting close! Yes, Highwood Redhead Days is approaching! This year, a gathering of redheads (and their admirers) will be the “happening event” in Highwood on Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, June 11th. Thousdands of redheads (and their families and friends [Read More]

Are you listening? Can you hear?

Are you listening? Can you hear?

I have a hearing problem! There, I admitted it! Perhaps it is age, or perhaps I have more than a hearing problem, but like many Americans, I am afraid, or have been to find out, or even admit to the problem until now! I have been in sales for many years (by day) and as [Read More]

“Exhibitionism-The Rolling Stones” by Carol Moore

“Exhibitionism-The Rolling Stones”  by Carol Moore

   Highly Recommended **** If you’re a fan of the Rolling Stones, you have to see “Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones” while the show is in town.  With over 500 original objects from the Stones’ private collections, this is the definitive exhibition of [Read More]

“Working to free the U.S. of Bullies”

“Working to free the U.S. of Bullies”

Over the past several years, we have heard a great deal about the “Bully” situation. It turns out that bullies exist at all age levels. Yes, even kids can be bullies.  That is why Dr. Elana Ashley, of Northbrook, has written her book “Big Bully Holly [Read More]

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“Spamilton”  An American Parody

“Spamilton” An American Parody

Recommended *** Back in time, theater-lovers watched parodies of their favorite Broadway shows in an intimate setting, [Read More]

“The School for Lies” reviewed by Carol Moore

“The School for Lies” reviewed by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** I loved The Artistic Home’s production of “The School for Lies”, a modern satire done in [Read More]

“The Tin Woman”

“The Tin Woman”

Highly Recommended *****  Many of us take the ride to Munster ( just a hop, skip and jump from the “loop” [Read More]

“A Gem in Ravenswood Manor”

“A Gem in Ravenswood Manor”

Driving along Montrose Avenue, one sees many types of signage along the way. If you start at the Lake, heading west, [Read More]

“The Nance” review by Carol Moore

“The Nance” review by Carol Moore

Recommended *** Pride Films and Plays production of “The Nance” takes us into the naughty world of burlesque in [Read More]

“Beauty’s Daughter”

“Beauty’s Daughter”

    Highly Recommended **** For over 30 years, American Blues Theater Company has been bringing stories of [Read More]

“My Son The Waiter : A Jewish Tragedy”

“My Son The Waiter : A Jewish Tragedy”

HEEEE’s BACK! Brad Zimmerman is back in the Chicago area doing his thing . . telling his story! As someone who [Read More]