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“Mary Wilson Holiday Spectacular”

“Mary Wilson Holiday Spectacular”

Was this a nice evening of entertainment? Yes! Could it have been more exceptional? You bet. They got all glitzy with lights which ended up in the eyes of the audience members and the stage lighting was very dark making it hard to see the faces of the performers- these were [Read More]

“Motown” visits Chicago for the Holidays-Mary Wilson’s Holiday Spectacular!

“Motown” visits Chicago for the Holidays-Mary Wilson’s Holiday Spectacular!

Both Mary Wilson and the Four Tops have continued to delight audiences for decades and to see them join together on one stage and showcase their incredible talent will be a holiday treat for all.” [Read More]

VIP Tailgating- makes even a loss “Bear-able” by Jeff Ryan

VIP Tailgating- makes even a loss “Bear-able”     by Jeff Ryan

Attending a Bears game at home is always a treat and tailgating is a part of football. There is something very new that is now available in the way of “tailgating”- it is  the E3VIP Tailgating Party- a dream come true for those who enjoy a party before a game [Read More]

“Built To Amaze” the circus comes to town , by Kayla Romero

“Built To Amaze” the circus comes to town , by Kayla Romero

It is an annual event in Chicago, at this time of year, for the Feld Entertainment Company to bring into our area, The Greatest Show On Earth- also known as the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circu. Since this is true “family entertainment”, I enjoy [Read More]

45th Annual Jeff Awards

45th Annual Jeff Awards

Last night, at Drury Lane Oakbrook, we saw a marvelous show. Not a theatrical production, but the award ceremony for the theater year of 2013-Equity. The Chicago theater community turns out for this annual event which has all the feeling of the “Oscars” or any [Read More]

“Built To Amaze”- The Greatest Show on Earth!

“Built To Amaze”- The Greatest Show on Earth!

Under the leadership of Ringmaster Andre McClain, we will watch the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey troupe construct The Greatest Show On Earth featuring more than 110 of the worlds best performers from 17 countries along with 95 exotic and domestic animals including the [Read More]

“Aspen Sante Fe ” reviewed by Joy Bolger

“Aspen Sante Fe ”  reviewed by Joy Bolger

The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet company, residing in two homes in Aspen, Colorado and Santa Fe, New Mexico, made a special one-night only appearance at the Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance on Saturday night (October 5), as part of the Theater’s “Harris [Read More]

“Naked in Alaska” Chicago’s Fringe Festival Highlight

“Naked in Alaska” Chicago’s Fringe Festival Highlight

where I stayed to watch "Naked In Alaska" , Valerie Hager's autobiographical story of her life as a stripper. Directed by Scott Wesley Slavin, this is a one woman show that covers many years of Hager's life- a complex story about what a woman does in order to survive and [Read More]

Santa’s Village Azoosment Park- 2013

Santa’s Village Azoosment Park- 2013

For those of you who remember the original Santa's Village, you will recall the water slide park that is no longer in place. Some of the signs are visible and since last year, one of the major changes is the opening of additional space in that area- the bumper cars ( a [Read More]

“Summer Fun- 2013″

“Summer Fun- 2013″

Of course there are art fairs and park festivals all over the city and the suburbs. These are just some of the special ones that as a parent/grandparent, I am suggesting as affordable fun for the entire family. I hope you will take some time to let me know about your [Read More]

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Joseph Jefferson Award “Nominees” Non-Equity

Joseph Jefferson Award “Nominees” Non-Equity

Watching the local actors, directors, tech people wait to see if they will win the coveted award and hearing the [Read More]

El Tapeo- Tapas comes to Oakbrook

El Tapeo- Tapas comes to Oakbrook

We asked Krystal, who knew our likes and dislikes (although we had none of those) to select two deserts for us to [Read More]

The Heartland Spa in its new home

The Heartland Spa in its new home

The suites are exquisite, the grounds are beautiful and the area is one that you will enjoy strolling about. Just [Read More]

“The Grown-Up” review by Carol Moore

“The Grown-Up” review by Carol Moore

Several boxy stools, strangely reminiscent of orange-crates, in the same neon colors used in the abstract, were [Read More]

“Cookie Love” a cookbook for the Cookie Monster

“Cookie Love” a cookbook for the Cookie Monster

when I was asked to read a new book, "Cookie Love" written by Chicagoan Mindy Segal with Kate Leary, I said, "Why [Read More]

American Girl Place- a family tradition

American Girl Place- a family tradition

American Girl Place, a young girl’s fantasy, has become our family tradition. Yes, as each granddaughter has [Read More]

“The American Clock..A Vaudeville”

“The American Clock..A Vaudeville”

While this is not classic Miller, it is solid theater and an experience that you should have if you enjoy unique [Read More]