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“Marvel Universe LIVE!”

“Marvel Universe LIVE!”

This is truly NOT a true theater production, it is an entertainment concept that may become a standard as the years progress. Think of the Disney on Ice and Circus events that hit every major city each year. I am of the belief that “Marvel Universe LIVE!”, now [Read More]

“Santana- The Corazon Tour” hits Ravinia

“Santana- The Corazon Tour” hits Ravinia

Despite, very, very wet conditions, the grassy area of Ravinia was filled, sidewalk to sidewalk of fans of the sounds of Santana. Not one of them was disappointed. Over two hours of non-stop music by Carlos and his son, Salvador, who really sound great together. But what [Read More]

“From Broadway to Hollywood”

“From Broadway to Hollywood”

Highly Recommended ***** For most people, a visit to Ravinia is either the Pavilion seats or picnicking with friends and family on the vast lawn area in Highland Park. But, there is another part of this marvelous music park, the Bennett Gordon Hall, on the same property. [Read More]

“Play It Again, Marvin!” a tribute to Marvin Hamlisch at Ravinia

“Play It Again, Marvin!” a tribute to Marvin Hamlisch at Ravinia

Ravinia is the perfect spot for a concert . The fabulous Pavilion with near perfect sound allows the audience within to hear every note being played and or sung. Tonight, in their special tribute to the late Marvin Hamlisch, “Play It Again, Marvin!, we were treated to [Read More]

“Amy” the story of Amy Winehouse

“Amy” the story of Amy Winehouse

Documentaries are not easy to make or take. Many of us, who are primarily theater people find them to be contrived in a manner to make the creator’s point appear to be the reason for even making the film. I walked into the screening of “Amy” knowing a bit [Read More]

Bingo hits Chi-town BIG!!

Bingo hits Chi-town BIG!!

Think back to the days when Bingo ruled. Every church and temple had an evening of Bingo (and a chance to win some money) and many of our mothers and or sisters would not miss the chance to win some of those dollars. Right now, it appears that the trend may be coming back. [Read More]

Santa’s Village Azoosment Park-2015

Santa’s Village Azoosment Park-2015

    Highly Recommended ***** If you are seeking a truly fun place for a family outing, and the kids in your family are under 10, there is no greater place than Santa’s Village Azoosment Park in East Dundee, Illinois. Yes, this is what used to be [Read More]

“Miranda the Panda”

“Miranda the Panda”

Highly recommended ***** After reading the precious little book written by Ruthie Darling, my grand daughters wanted to know more about her, and her work. I explained to the girls, Sarah and Rebecca, that she had been a teacher, very much like the teachers that they had in [Read More]

“The World of Pets”

“The World of Pets”

Scott and his staff understand what it is their clients are seeking and ensure that every detail is taken care of. They also are there to answer calls and questions during working hours. In fact, even on holidays, when the shop is closed, they do have some hours where they [Read More]

“The HOLE Story” a book review with Sarah and Rebecca Shaw

“The HOLE Story”  a book review with Sarah and Rebecca Shaw

My grand daughters that read this particular book are the local ones, the Shaw girls, Sarah who is 7 and Rebecca, who just turned 5. Sarah read the book first, and while she enjoyed it, she did feel that she may be a bit older than the age it was meant to be read by. She [Read More]

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“Jesus Christ Superstar”

“Jesus Christ Superstar”

Highly Recommended ***** In the 1970’s,Andrew Lloyd Webber (Music) and Tim Rice (Lyrics) penned a “rock [Read More]

“Queen”

“Queen”

Recommended *** If you have had the opportunity to earn your Doctorate, or have watched a relative or friend do so, you [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 [Read More]

“La Havana Madrid”

“La Havana Madrid”

Highly Recommended ***** I am a Chicagoan, born and bred. Yes, I live in the suburbs today, and there were some other [Read More]

“Exhibitionism-The Rolling Stones”  by Carol Moore

“Exhibitionism-The Rolling Stones” by Carol Moore

   Highly Recommended **** If you’re a fan of the Rolling Stones, you have to see “Exhibitionism – The [Read More]

Disney’s “Aladdin”

Disney’s “Aladdin”

Highly Recommended **** Years ago, Chicago did get to see a version of “Aladdin” based on the animated film [Read More]

“For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday” review by Carol Moore

“For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday” review by Carol Moore

 Recommended *** If you were a successful playwright, would you write a play as a birthday present for your mother?  [Read More]