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The NRA Show Is Food, Vendors and Fun

I know what some of you are thinking, “Bonnie went to a NRA show? I didn’t know she was into fire power.” I’m not; the only fire power I’m into is in an oven or on a grill. The National Restaurant Association (NRA) show is one trade show I look forward to attending every year. ... Read more »

A Conversation with Pretty Woman’s Kingsley Leggs

Roy Oberison introduced us to the song of Pretty Woman back in 1965. In 1990, Julia Roberts and Richard Gere starred in the movie by the same name.  A film that I watch every time it comes on television, it’s so romantic.  I never thought it would come to the stage but it has.  I... Read more »

Chicago’s Navy Pier Offers Free Public Programming

Navy Pier is not only a Chicago icon but one of my favorite places to visit and take family and friends.  I didn’t realize the great free programming the Pier offered until I had a conversation with my good friend Michelle Boone who is the Chief Program and Civic Engagement Officer, Navy Pier. Bonnie:   Michelle... Read more »


I have been sitting at my desk trying to figure out how to write this review.  As a film critic I am supposed to be objective and somewhat aloof in writing a review.  As a Black American female I am so emotionally wound up I can’t sit still. Forget it, BAF wins out.  The film... Read more »


Motown was a major part of my life.  In Champaign, Illinois we didn’t have radio stations that played “Soul” music but we had WLS out of Chicago that would play the Motown Sound.  Berry Gordy allowed his artist to stretch their talents and grow into songwriters and producers. Everyone was interested in his relationship with... Read more »

THE SHACK is a Mansion in Thought and Emotion

Many years ago a friend recommended a book by William Paul Young called The Shack to me and said it would change my life.  I read it once and immediately read it again.  I’m not sure that it changed my life but it did open my mind to many things.  I wondered how the film... Read more »

Jordan Peele’s "GET OUT" is Horror Film on Human Entitlement

Horror films that give me pause are not the ones with monsters, or girls that crawl out of wells. I am unsettled by films that seem farfetched but are close enough to being normal that it actually could become a reality. The first scene of GET OUT, which I am not going to disclose to... Read more »


In the seventies, anything by James Baldwin was a must read among black students. We held major discussions based around his books Another Country, The Fire Next Time, and Go Tell it on the Mountain, just to name a few.  We all thought we knew all there was to know about Baldwin and his thoughts... Read more »

The Phantom of the Opera is a Masquerade of a Production

The production of The Phantom of the Opera that opened recently at the Cadillac Palace Theatre was not at all what I expected and can’t quite say enjoyed. The really good things about the production are the magnificent voices and the actors…when you could hear and understand them.  The orchestra was superb but it overpowered... Read more »

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

In 1977, I was 25 years old and Star Wars was the best movie I had ever seen. I have seen it at least fifty times and can honestly say that all the Star War films that have followed the original have never really grabbed me until Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Why? This... Read more »