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Steven's Music Reviews: James Levine's (Literally) Thunderous Return to The Ravinia Festival (July 23rd, 2016)

Steven's Music Reviews: James Levine's (Literally) Thunderous Return to The Ravinia Festival (July 23rd, 2016)
Gazing at the northern sky of Saturday night was like staring into a Dante-esque abyss of pitch-black clouds and grim lightening. There was an area under a bridge on Lake Cook Road that was a veritable lake, and several cars were caught in its fearsome clutches. The trials were of Herculean stature, yet my dad and... Read more »

My Love Letter to Ravinia (or That Time I Met Renee Fleming)

My Love Letter to Ravinia (or That Time I Met Renee Fleming)
The Ravinia Festival is the highlight of my summers, bar NONE. The place has such atmosphere and a feeling of joyful camaraderie you just don’t get anywhere else. People sometimes feel inhibited at Lyric Opera or the Chicago Symphony. But, at Ravinia, everyone’s inhibitions are released and true joy seeps out of every pore of... Read more »