Tuesday January 23rd 2018

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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]

The 48th Annual Jeff Awards

The 48th Annual Jeff Awards

  October 17, 2016 – Chicago, IL. The gala 48th Annual Equity Jeff Awards held at Drury Lane Oakbrook on Monday, October 17, celebrated a season of outstanding productions. Entering the Drury Lane building, one could feel the excitement of the evening. Thank goodness [Read More]

Welcome Jacob Davis!

Welcome Jacob Davis!

Many of you have read Jacob’s reviews on ChicagoCritic.com. He is an astute writer who understands theater far beyond his years. Aroundthetown is pleased to announce that Jacob is joining our staff and will be handling some of the theater (and perhaps concert) reviews [Read More]

“Where are all the ‘handymen’?”

“Where are all the ‘handymen’?”

The world is changing. Quickly! In our high-speed modern world, most people feel that we need things done instantly, and due to this, most everything has become “disposable”. Once something is not as it was, why fix or adjust it? A replacement is far faster. In [Read More]

“Hidden DANGER in your home”!

“Hidden DANGER in your home”!

Owning your own home is the “American Dream”. Whether it be a mansion on the lake, a condo in a high-rise or a townhouse in the perfect community, it is something every one of us dreams of having. Once we have that home, we do whatever we can to maintain and [Read More]

“The Chicago Dancing Festival” Reviewed by Carol Moore

“The Chicago Dancing Festival” Reviewed by Carol Moore

***** Highly Recommended  The Chicago Dancing Festival, an entirely free celebration of dance, is one festival every dance aficionado ought to attend.  Although this was only my second year at the Festival, it’s become one of my absolute favorite events.  It looked [Read More]

“Downsizing does not mean less closet space”

“Downsizing does not mean less closet space”

As we prepared to make our move from Deerfield to Glenview, one of the things that we found out is that many of the apartments we were viewing had smaller closets. Our last few homes had walk-in closets in the master allowing us to “spread out”. Buildings that [Read More]

“Diana Ross”- Ravinia Debut reviewed by Jane Bresloff

“Diana Ross”- Ravinia Debut  reviewed by Jane Bresloff

One of “Motown”s defining singers, Ms Diana Ross, after all these years, appeared for the very first time, at Ravinia. in Highland Park. Entering the sold-out grounds of Ravinia tonight, one could feel the excitement of the evening. The audience, on the lawn and [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]