Saturday November 18th 2017

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“The Grand” IS GRAND

“The Grand” IS GRAND

As we age, many of us think about how we can take care of ourselves. There are of course “senior housing centers” and what we grew up calling “old people’s homes”, a term that I for one, dislike. There are new facilities cropping up. They are [Read More]

“T DAY”- I can smile again!

“T DAY”- I can smile again!

It is now January, 2017. I have had several visits with Dr. Mendez, my new Dentist, and I have been prepped for the big day, Monday, January 9th. This is the day, I refer to as “T-Day”, the day, I will have the remaining teeth on top, removed, the gums sewn up and the [Read More]

Ray puts the “SERVICE” back in Service Stations

Ray puts the “SERVICE” back in Service Stations

My generation remembers when “gas stations” were called “service stations” and besides pumping gas ( we did not do our own, back then), they did automobile service- tires, tune-ups, oil changes, brakes, winterizing and much more. These corner [Read More]

“Angels On Your Pillow” a new book for the family

“Angels On Your Pillow”  a new book for the family

“Could a feather sticking out of a pillow be from an angel’s wing?” Maybe the entire pillow is filled with angels? Angels on Your Pillow is a picture book for all ages about an inquisitive child with unanswered questions about angels. I am awaiting a copy of [Read More]

“Winter Wonderfest scores again- Navy Pier is THE place for having fun!

“Winter Wonderfest scores again- Navy Pier is THE place for having fun!

It is hard to imagine, BUT, the annual Winter Wonderfest indoor amusement attraction at Navy Pier is celebrating 16 years of bringing joy to Chicago area ( and its many visitors) families. Spending Christmas day with my twin grand daughters, Allison and Caitlin, now 20, [Read More]

“Doo Wop Rhapsody” Special visit to Munster

“Doo Wop Rhapsody” Special visit to Munster

Music is to many of us the key to who we are. Over the years, tastes change, not just in volume, but type of music and sound. Way back when, let’s say the 1960’s, I was into the sounds of pop music- Elvis, The Beatles and typical “Rock ‘n [Read More]

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Theater”

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Theater”

It is not often that I get to take a short drive for a new look at one of my favorite stories, and tonight, was supposed to be one of those special nights. I do get to visit the Writers Theatre in Glencoe, Marriott Theatre  (Lincolnshire)and of course the charming Oil Lamp [Read More]

T Day, 2017- the continuing story of “Getting the smile back”

T Day, 2017- the continuing story of “Getting the smile back”

It is now January, 2017. I have had several visits with Dr. Mendez, my new Dentist, and I have been prepped for the big day, Monday, January 9th. This is the day, I refer to as “T-Day”, the day, I will have the remaining teeth on top, removed, the gums sewn up [Read More]

“A Dream Come True”

“A Dream Come True”

Theater is my love! Other than my wife and my kids, and of course, grandkids, I look forward to enjoying theater as many as five nights a week! EXCEPT- during baseball season, where I become the strongest of Cubs fans one can know. I became a true fan during my teen-age [Read More]

“Fun With Rocky- revisited”

“Fun With Rocky- revisited”

★★★★★ Many years have gone by, but my grandkids, given the opportunity, will take a ride to Waukegan on any day, no matter the weather , to visit their old friend “Rocky” at The  People’s Choice. Just a short trip East of Great America is a [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]