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“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]

“Rodin” by Joy Bolger

“Rodin”  by Joy Bolger

My 5-star rating of Rodin, based on life of the 19th century French sculptor Auguste Rodin and the relationship with his apprentice, lover and muse Camille Claudel, isn’t based on this being my “favorite ballet,” or even favorite genre. My own personal preferences [Read More]

Route 66 does “The Who’s TOMMY” a one night spectacular!

Route 66 does “The Who’s TOMMY” a one night spectacular!

A Super night at the theater!  Many theater patrons are aware of our smaller companies that have made some headlines- one of these is Route 66 Theatre Company , who has taken a local premiere ( a Chicago based play) to New York’s “off-Broadway” and [Read More]

” Hi-didle-de-de, An Actor’s Life For Me”

” Hi-didle-de-de, An Actor’s Life For Me”

To become an actor/performer, it takes more than just talent ( although that certainly is a good starting off point), but young people need to have self confidence, self awareness to go withthe skills. Fauntelroy knew she wanted this when she was as young as six and [Read More]

“River North Dance Chicago and Orbert Davis’Chicago Jazz Philharmonic”

“River North Dance Chicago and Orbert Davis’Chicago Jazz Philharmonic”

The music speaks to the hardships of the people and the daily turmoil of living in a country that is not free, but through it all, their spirits, hopes and dreams keep them going, persevering each day. The art and culture of Cuba is what this piece is all about. Pity, we [Read More]

The American Dream- “American Girl Place”

The American Dream- “American Girl Place”

For most little girls, a doll is their best friend, their sibling or even their little girl. For my grand daughters, The American Girl doll and the store itself has been an experience that will stay with them for years to come. It is also a glowing experience for the [Read More]

“How Long Will I Cry?:Voices of Youth Violence”

“How Long Will I Cry?:Voices of Youth Violence”

This is part of an initiative in the city designed to show how young people can make positive changes in their communities and hopefully put a stop to this trend of drive by shootings and killing for no reason at all.. "Now is the Time" and The Chicago Public Library in [Read More]

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“The Royale” review by Lawrence Riordan

“The Royale” review by Lawrence Riordan

Jerod Haynes is personable, intelligent, and ambitious (a trinity hard to pull off, even in real life) as Jay; Edwin [Read More]

“Yankee Tavern”

“Yankee Tavern”

the juke box in the tavern, stopped playing in the middle of "Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie" just as the first plane [Read More]

“Fear No Mirror”

“Fear No Mirror”

Just think, you can leave work for a lunch break and return an hour later slimmer and on your way to reaching the goal [Read More]

“They Love what they do..and it shows!”

“They Love what they do..and it shows!”

I found the gluten-free to be as crispy and delightful as the old established Father & Son from my youth (when we ate [Read More]

“The Cat In The Hat” appears this week-end

“The Cat In The Hat” appears this week-end

at select Chicago Public Libraries on Saturday, February 28th. Guests can meet the Cat in the Hat, enjoy story [Read More]

“The Sweeter Option”

“The Sweeter Option”

This is a show filled with 1970's stuff and she has assembled some great "stuff". I only wish that the show were as [Read More]

“Mamma Mia” review by Lawrence Riordan

“Mamma Mia” review by Lawrence Riordan

The first act of “Mama Mia” is very light, but what the script lacks in weight, the production more than makes for [Read More]