Tuesday January 23rd 2018

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“From Jackie With Love”

“From Jackie With Love”

Black Ensemble Theater will host a VIP night of a special engagement- “From Jackie With Love (What The World Needs Now) on Wednesday, March 11th as a fundraiser . The special show will be for three nights only at The Black Ensemble Theater located at 4450 N. Clark [Read More]

Firebrand Theatre a brand new company

Firebrand Theatre a brand new company

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“Fighting For Families”

“Fighting For Families”

Over the week-end, while attending my grand-daughter Sarah’s dance recital, I became aware of an organization that is very special. One that more people NEED to be aware of. The organization is called “Fighting For Families”. Here is the history: Fighting [Read More]

“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]

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“Flamingo & Decatur”

“Flamingo & Decatur”

Recommended *** Little by little, the world is seeing Chicago as THE place for live theater! We have seen more actors [Read More]

“All My Sons”  reviewed by Michael Horn

“All My Sons” reviewed by Michael Horn

Highly Recommended ***** A clap of thunder, a flash of lightning, a fallen tree; so begins the Court Theatre’s [Read More]

“Traitor”

“Traitor”

A Red Orchid Theatre is known for bringing  us powerful stories in their very intimate space in “Old [Read More]

“Harbur Gate”

“Harbur Gate”

War is hell! Anyone who has been involved with the current war, or for that mater, Viet Nam ( although we never [Read More]

“She The People”

“She The People”

Highly Recommended **** This is a Second City production, so instead of placing this review at Theater, I am also [Read More]

“Boy”

“Boy”

What would you do if an accident took away a part of one of your children that could change their life? Anna [Read More]

Fireside Restaurant

Fireside Restaurant

Have you ever heard of the expression, “A DESTINATION RESTAURANT”? I am sure you have. What this means is a [Read More]