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“Oh What A Night” Frankie Valli- first time at Ravinia!

“Oh What A Night” Frankie Valli- first time at Ravinia!

If you were not one of the standing room only visitors to Ravinia on June 12, you missed out on a very special night. While all of the events and shows at Ravinia (Lake County’s treasure), this was even more special. Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, after all these [Read More]

Shakespeare In The Park- summer of 2016

Shakespeare In The Park- summer of 2016

          Chicago Shakespeare leadership and artists joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to announce the return of Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks—the hallmark of the City’s “Night Out in the Parks” initiative and a summertime tradition for [Read More]

Pivot Arts Festival in Chicago

Pivot Arts Festival in Chicago

Ten Days of Innovative Performances Throughout  Chicago’s Uptown and Edgewater Neighborhoods 4th Annual PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL  June 2 – 12, 2016 CHICAGO (May 4, 2016) – Pivot Arts is pleased to announce the full line-up for the 4th annual PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL, [Read More]

A Different Type of Birthday Party

A Different Type of Birthday Party

Children’s birthday parties are not “just” parties, but have become “EVENTS” in their lives. Think about your children or grandkids and the parties that have been their celebration” The two hours at the “Gymboree”, the [Read More]

“Chicago International Movies and Music Fest by Kevin Silverstein

“Chicago International Movies and Music Fest  by Kevin Silverstein

“Smart Studios Story” In the winter of 2010, Butch Vig stepped out into the bitter Madison, Wisconsin air and latched the metal door before him for the last time. In that moment, the fuzz of money, cigarette smoke and thunderous drums, which defined the past few [Read More]

“Facing History-Chicago celebrates 25 years

“Facing History-Chicago celebrates 25 years

April 12th, I was a guest at Chicago’s branch of Facing History and Ourselves, as they celebrated 25 years of educating educators. For those of you unfamiliar with this organization, what they do is teach the teachers so that the messages relative to history are far [Read More]

Spring means Baseball

Spring means Baseball

Looking out the window this morning, watching the rain turn to snow, then to sunshine, and back again, I realize that this is Chicago, and Spring, meaning Baseball will start in just a few days! Just recently I was made aware of a movement to have a special museum in our [Read More]

“Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of Superstrip” review by Carol Moore

“Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of Superstrip” review by Carol Moore

Although normally review theater, not dance, when I had the opportunity to attend the premiere performance of “Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of SuperStrip”, I snapped it up.  I’m always thrilled to see a unique dance performance – and this truly was [Read More]

Ravinia Announces 2016 season

Ravinia Announces 2016 season

As the weather begins to warm, the trees begin to flower and kids start talking about Summer vacation, our minds begin to think about a favorite entertainment spot on the North Shore- Ravinia. This summertime festival located in Highland Park is not just a concert hall on [Read More]

Attention Singers!

Attention Singers!

I know that there are many adults who enjoy singing. Many of these are not ones to act and dance, but love the act of bringing music to the audience. Many communities in the Chicago area have ensembles and choruses that are designed to give those singers the opportunity to [Read More]

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“Alias Grace”  review by Carol Moore

“Alias Grace” review by Carol Moore

 Recommended *** Everyone in my book club enjoyed the Rivendell Theatre production of “Alias Grace”, Jennifer [Read More]

“The Rembrandt”

“The Rembrandt”

Recommended ***  Have you ever thought about what might happen if you were to touch a museum work of art, just to see [Read More]

” A New Brain”

” A New Brain”

Highly Recommended ***** When asked how I come to rate a production, I try to explain that the beauty of a production [Read More]

“The 39 Steps” reviewed by Jacob Davis

“The 39 Steps” reviewed by Jacob Davis

Highly Recommended ***** You don’t need to know Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film The 39 Steps to find Patrick [Read More]

“Five Guys Named Moe” reviewed by Michael Horn

“Five Guys Named Moe” reviewed by Michael Horn

The Court Theatre opens its 63rd season with “Five Guys named Moe”; a lively musical tribute to the hit songs of [Read More]

“Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

“Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

in 1884, Mark Twain wrote a novel, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, bringing the South and its [Read More]

“Million Dollar Quartet”

“Million Dollar Quartet”

Highly Recommended ***** When I read that Paramount Theatre was planning to do “Million Dollar Quartet” as [Read More]