In the name of full disclosure, I have never read a Captain Marvel comic.  I went into the screening of this movie without any idea of what to expect.  However, I walked out knowing what costume I’m wearing at the next Halloween party. Those of you who already know the story just skip ahead.  Those... Read more »

My Day at the home + housewares show – IT’S SMART!!!

I love the trade shows that come to Chicago.  There are so many new and interesting things to see, things to taste, and I always triple my daily steps. Recently the international home + housewares show “IT’S SMART” was at McCormick Place, as member of the media I was able to go and see all... Read more »

Tyler Perry’s Final Madea Movie, HALLALUYAR!

A Madea Family Funeral is the eleventh and final installment of the Madea series, may it rest in peace. Madea and her host of family and friends attend an anniversary party which turns into turmoil, a hot mess, and a funeral.  It’s the standard Madea formula with Tyler Perry playing four or five characters (which... Read more »

"DEAR EVAN HANSEN", Is An Emotional Awakening

I was invited to the opening night performance of the first national touring production of Dear Evan Hansen.  Even though the Broadway production won the 2017 Best Musical Tony Award, I didn’t have a clue what I was going to see and I’m glad I didn’t. I didn’t have any preconceived notions of what I... Read more »

Michelle Obama’s BECOMING

Recently I bought Michelle Obama’s book BECOMING and settled down in my chair with my Chai Tea Latte, warm throw on my legs, and prepared to read about Michelle’s life from childhood to White House to now and be entertained.  I was not prepared to be totally engrossed and integrated into her story.  Michelle writes... Read more »

Bonnie’s Eye on the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show

How many times have you sat and dreamed of taking a plane to sites unknown, or imagined yourself on a luxury cruise to anywhere? Sometimes the process of figuring everything out can be a process. Recently the Chicago Travel and Adventure show came to the Donald E. Stephenson Center in Rosemont and it is one... Read more »


A now yearly holiday tradition is to take my great nephew Jay and family to the Fifth Third Bank Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier.  We first went last year when he was a young lad of five and he had a ball running from one end of the fest to the other, climbing on slides... Read more »

Sequence Ch!cago Brings Hometown House DJ Ron Trent to Navy Pier

When I received the call that Chicago DJ Ron Trent, will be performing at Navy Pier for Sequence Ch!cago, I was excited.  Being a “House Head” I knew that this event was going to be amazing and I couldn’t wait to speak with him. Sequence Ch!cago is a free dynamic performance series that features local... Read more »


Ralph Breaks the Internet is the follow-up to the 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph which was a major success at the box office. Going into the screening of the film I thought I would get more of the first film.  I got my popcorn and soda and set back ready to chuckle in parts and decide when... Read more »

A Conversation with Brandon Whitmore from Hello Dolly!

You may not know but my undergraduate degree is in Theatre from Illinois State University.  I have performed in all forms of theater. I’ve starred in a few professional shows but in musicals I was always an ensemble player.  I think that is why I pay more attention to them when I review a show. ... Read more »