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“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]

Heartland Spa revisited with notes from Jane Bresloff and Lisa Wolf

Heartland Spa revisited with notes from Jane Bresloff and Lisa Wolf

It seems as if The Heartland is the place to go for relaxation, as well as knowledge on how to make yourself healthier. When you arrive, you are made to feel very welcome and once you don your welcome T-shirt and get settled in you leave your troubles in the bag they give [Read More]

Keritan for the straight look

Keritan for the straight look

Luxor Hair & Beauty​ Many women who have straight hair spend hours adding curls to their locks. At the same time, women with wavy hair or even natural curls get special treatments to relax and straighten their hair. The chemical they use is Keritan, and the treatment [Read More]

Last chance to win a drive to The Abby

Last chance to win a drive to The Abby

The Autobarn has opened its new dealership in Oak Park. The Volvo dealership, just off the Eisenhower and just by going in for a road test, you will get a gift (or two) and have an opportunity to win a two day trip to The Abbey Resort in Lake Geneva and the use of a [Read More]

Ravinia 2015

Ravinia 2015

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]

“Chiraq”- film to be made in Chi-town!

“Chiraq”- film to be made in Chi-town!

It is very possible that Lee is not doing his thing to convince us to get our heads out of the sand and wake up and smell the coffee. There is a war out there. Since it doesn't seem to be ending, perhaps the satire of this story telling will wake up the people of the areas [Read More]

” Love & Mercy” at the Music Box

” Love & Mercy” at the Music Box

Our evening at The Music Box Theater in Wrigleyville (the perfect place to see this film) with Cusack welcoming us. After the showing, he came back onstage but brought with him Brian Wilson himself who shared some of his thoughts relative to the making of this biography. It [Read More]

“Something Wonderful”- Heidi Kettenring at the Metropolis

“Something Wonderful”- Heidi Kettenring at the Metropolis

Artists Lounge Live presents Heidi Kettenring: Something Wonderful. Chicago’s favorite leading lady captivates, lending her signature warmth to classics from Johnny Mercer, Rodgers & Hammerstein, The Beatles and more. Heidi is the recipient of six Jeff nominations, an [Read More]

“Where do all the actors come from?”

“Where do all the actors come from?”

I guess the way that this works is that the older kids, who have "paid their dues", so to speak get the bigger roles and the first and second graders, the ensemble parts. In this one, the mice, which are the tiniest of roles, are first and second graders who truly get [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 steps from the resort, on the walking path, you will be viewing the estates and mansions of some of the areas wealthiest residents. At Heartland Spa, you can [Read More]

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“The Fantasticks”

“The Fantasticks”

Recommended *** I am sure there will be notes from other reviewers as well as audience members relative  to the rating [Read More]

“A Wonder In My Soul”

“A Wonder In My Soul”

Highly Recommended **** Tonight, I felt as if I were back at Victory Gardens Theater, as it was! It was a glorious [Read More]

“My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra” review by Carol Moore

“My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra” review by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** What’s not to love?  Theatre at the Center’s new revue, “My Way: A Musical Tribute to [Read More]

“Mamma Mia!”

“Mamma Mia!”

Highly Recommended ***** When I saw the Marriott Theatre season schedule, and “Mamma Mia!” appeared on it, [Read More]

“Carmen”   Reviewed by Jacob Davis

“Carmen” Reviewed by Jacob Davis

 Each year from February to March, the Lyric Opera performs an extended run of a highly popular opera that is likely [Read More]

Deep in the Heart of Tuna” reviewed by Carol Moore

Deep in the Heart of Tuna” reviewed by Carol Moore

Somewhat recommended * *Apparently playwright Ed Howard ran out of ideas for his Tuna (the third smallest town in [Read More]