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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 »

Bonnie's Eye On Movies - COCO

This past weekend I had a wonderful time spending the entire day at the movies, eating popcorn, and watching previews. One of the most heartwarming films I have seen in awhile is COCO.  I laughed, I cried, and I received an education on a tradition I have always been curious about known as The Day of the... Read more »

You will not waste away at “Escape to Margaritaville”

Bonnie’s Eye On – Escape to Margaritaville Anyone who has visited Florida, Jamaica, or Mexico has seen a Margaritaville resort or restaurant or perhaps you have heard of the man that started it all, Jimmy Buffett. Stepping into the Oriental Theatre here in Chicago, I left the traffic of Randolph Street behind me and entered... 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 »

HAMILTON’s Education Program Has Made History Come Alive

Back in the dark ages when I was in high school history books were big worn pages of words taught in a strict cadence by one of the oldest teachers in the school.  I don’t remember Alexander Hamilton’s name even coming up. The HAMILTON Education Program Chicago invited me to the PrivateBank Theatre to witness... Read more »

A Magical Conversation with Anthony Murphy – The Genie from Aladdin

A few weeks ago I saw a performance of the National Tour of Aladdin at the here in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.  I was so impressed and had so much fun I left the theater singing at least three songs from the production.  When I received a call asking if I would like... Read more »

ALADDIN - The Genie is out of the Lamp and Chicago is Enchanted

Disney Theatrical Productions Aladdin has come to the Great Chicago Way! Broadway in Chicago rolled out the purple carpet for opening night of the North American tour of Aladdin. The two hour and thirty minute show was full of excitement, singing, dancing and color, Color, COLOR that  not only lit the stage but the emotions... Read more »