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THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL

A Tribute to Whitney Houston Whitney Houston was the lady with the astronomical vocal ranges; she was an American singer and actress whose first four albums, released between 1985 and 1992, amassed global sales more than 86 million copies; propelling her into the world of Super Stardom. With her passing in 2012, the music world... Read more »

DEFACING

MICHAEL JACKSON   Michael Jackson was considered the ‘King of Pop,’ was at the peak of fame, success and admiration in 1984. His music transformed the 80’s, and he was the hottest celebrity on the planet. During The Jacksons’ “Victory” tour in Kansas City; Michael won a total of eight awards, including the record of... Read more »

Murder for Two

A Modern Twist on a Classic Whodunit! If you’re looking for the perfect murder mystery with a blend of music mayhem and murder, then we have a treat for you. Take a trip to the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire IL, to see ‘Murder for Two’ which is brilliantly written by Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair it’s... Read more »
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The Roommate Interview

Let’s Play had the honor to interview Ora Jones and Sharon Marquez; who are the featured actors in a two-woman play called The Roommate at The Steppenwolf Theatre. Sharon is a Midwestern empty-nester who opens her home to Robyn, a woman from the Bronx who has many talents and Sharon is eager to learn them... Read more »

RICK STONE

THE BLUES MAN The Blues is an unforgettable sound that moves the soul. Originated by African Americans, Blues, known as being a state of depression or melancholy was developed from the painful deep roots to form a vibrant culture stemming from Spiritual and Folk music. B.B. King wrote that “The blues is an expression of... Read more »

SOMETHING IN THE GAME

Win One For The Gipper   College football has been known to have some good coaches over the decades; however, these coaches are few and far between, but then you run into that rare coach regarded as one of the greatest coaches in college football; renowned Hall of Famer Knute Rockne. The story of this... Read more »
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THE COLOR PURPLE

A Woman’s Journey to Finding Her Self-Worth What’s in a name? ‘The Color Purple’ is a 1982 epistolary novel by American author Alice Walker which won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction. The book was later adapted into a film and musical of the same name. In fact,... Read more »

PAMPLONA

Delusions, Depression and Paranoia  Ernest Hemmingway the American novelist, who works are considered classics of American literature, published seven novels, six short-story collections, and two non-fiction works. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and the Pulitzer Prize for ‘The Old Man and The Sea.’ Hemmingway audacious lifestyle and his public image brought him admiration from... Read more »

HEARTBREAK HOTEL

The Making of a King There are significant cultural icons that we have grown to love in the 20th century then there is Elvis, a man who came from humble beginnings who left his mark in this world as the King of Rock n Roll. To understand his legacy you have to go back to... Read more »
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Southern Discomfort Lies and deception can destroy the best of any family, especially when the truth is staring you right in the face when a family is operating in a dysfunctional state. A curtain displaying a silhouette of a plantation features the Pollitt family, a dysfunction and contentious clan posing for a photograph on the... Read more »