Saturday November 18th 2017

‘Articles’ Archives

“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]

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]

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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]