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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 ast, 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]

“Living The American Dream”

“Living The American Dream”

How many of us can truly say that we are living not only The American Dream, but OUR American Dream? The other day, I sat down with Eric Nelson, who is in fact living the dream that began when he was a teen-ager. Eric knew that selling was something he was born to do. In [Read More]

“We Three”….anticipation

“We Three”….anticipation

Hold on to your hats! The trio of ladies that made Marriott Theatre’s production of “Mamma Mia” one of the best , have stayed close and are bringing a special show to Martyrs, located at 3855 N. Lincoln Avenue on Monday, August 7th at 8 p.m.  Is this [Read More]

“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]

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“Alias Grace”  review by Carol Moore

“Alias Grace” review by Carol Moore

 Recommended *** Everyone in my book club enjoyed the Rivendell Theatre production of “Alias Grace”, Jennifer [Read More]

“The Rembrandt”

“The Rembrandt”

Recommended ***  Have you ever thought about what might happen if you were to touch a museum work of art, just to see [Read More]

” A New Brain”

” A New Brain”

Highly Recommended ***** When asked how I come to rate a production, I try to explain that the beauty of a production [Read More]

“The 39 Steps” reviewed by Jacob Davis

“The 39 Steps” reviewed by Jacob Davis

Highly Recommended ***** You don’t need to know Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film The 39 Steps to find Patrick [Read More]

“Five Guys Named Moe” reviewed by Michael Horn

“Five Guys Named Moe” reviewed by Michael Horn

The Court Theatre opens its 63rd season with “Five Guys named Moe”; a lively musical tribute to the hit songs of [Read More]

“Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

“Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

in 1884, Mark Twain wrote a novel, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, bringing the South and its [Read More]

“Million Dollar Quartet”

“Million Dollar Quartet”

Highly Recommended ***** When I read that Paramount Theatre was planning to do “Million Dollar Quartet” as [Read More]