Archive for April 2011

Just Added: Cardinal George Joins Opening Night Line-up on CHICAGO LIVE!

Just Added: Cardinal George Joins Opening Night Line-up on CHICAGO LIVE!
Cardinal George who, as late, has been embroiled in a controversy with Chicago’s Father Pfleger will be appearing on the opening night stage for CHICAGO LIVE! Season Three.   The appearance of  the Cardinal along a diverse line-up of guests should make for an interesting, newsworthy and entertaining evening. Other guests include Arlington Park’s Howard Sudberry,... Read more »

The Royal Wedding: Photos and the Invitation.

Thursday, April 28, 2011.  The countdown the Royal Wedding of Kate and William is well on its way.  Running parallel to that story is the devastating story of the storms in Alabama that have killed nearly 200 people, flattened neighborhoods and left thousands trapped or injured.   Show Me Chicago has been conducting an unofficial survey... Read more »

The Alabama Tornadoes April 2011: How You Can Help.

Amy Ledford stands by the remains of her house, April 27, 2011, near Athens, Ala. Gary Cosby Jr./The Decatur Daily/AP Photo. Thursday, April 27, 2011.  Yesterday’s devastating storms in Alabama have killed nearly 200 people, flattened neighborhoods and left thousands trapped or injured. Running parallel to that story is the Royal Wedding of Kate and... Read more »

Artropolis Chicago 2011: A Guide to the Fair.

1. ART CHICAGO® Now in its 31st year, Art Chicago, the renowned international fair of contemporary and modern art, brings together the world’s leading emerging and established galleries. Art Chicago offers curators, collectors, artists and art enthusiasts a comprehensive survey of current and historic work – from cutting-edge to modern masters  – in a wide... Read more »

Chicago Summer Concert Season 2011: Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, Taylor Swift and More.

Chicago Summer Concert Season 2011: Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, Taylor Swift and More.
Show Me Chicago Offers a Summer Concert Sampler. With last summer’s concert season only doing fair to middling.  This summer, live-music promoters are pulling out all the stops.  Some are cutting ticket prices, offering special discounts, trying new venues–Dave Matthews in a former steel plant on the South Side of Chicago–pairing unlikely acts and more. ... Read more »

Chicago's Historic Haymarket Riot to Be Re-enacted in Commemoration of the 125th Anniversary.

An important part of Chicago history, The Haymarket Affair, will be commemorated on Saturday, April 30, 2011.  Saturday’s re-enactment marks the 125th anniversary of what started out as a rally to support striking workers before spinning out of control resulting in the death of eight police officers and an unknown number of civilians.  The commemoration... Read more »

Chicago Live! Season Three Line-up Features Chef Rick Tramonto and More at the Chicago Theatre.

Tom Skilling and Rick Kogan at a previous taping of Chicago Live! Chicago Live! is Alive and Well and Back for a third season.  Rick Tramonto will appear May 19. The fast-paced, popular Chicago Live! showcases who and what is making the news in Chicago. Each hour-long weekly show features topical comedy sketches by The... Read more »

Easter Weekend Egg Hunts and Events Chicago 2011.

Chicago, Saturday, April 23, 2011.  It looks like a beautiful weekend to get out and enjoy some Easter activities.  Show Me Chicago has put together a few suggestions to get you started. Also check your local park district for more ideas. In the City.Hop on the Bunny Train and More.Saturday, April 23rd from 11:00a.m. to... Read more »

Ten Money-saving Tips for a Greener Home Plus a Look Inside Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry Smart Home.

niversity of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners help plant and maintain the Smart Home's eco-friendly landscape. Credit: J.B. Spector, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.
How Smart is Your Home? Chicago, Friday, April 22, 2011.  Today is Earth Day, a good time to re-evaluate your eco-friendly investments.  The best place to start is at home. Check out Show Me Chicago’s money-savvy list below.  For more ideas head to the Museum of Science and Industry’s Smart Home which opens today through... Read more »

TimeLine Theatre's 'The Front Page' Captures a Picture Perfect Snapshot of Chicago's Newspaper Biz in the Roaring '20's.

TimeLine Theatre stays true to its mission, presenting stories inspired by history, with its newest offering “The Front Page”. Editor Walter Burns (Terry Hamilton, right) doesn’t want Hildy Johnson (PJ Powers, left) to quit his job as a reporter for the Herald-Examiner in a scene from TimeLine’s The Front Page. Photo credit: Lara Goetsch. “The... Read more »
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