Archive for November 2011

An Overview of the One of a Kind Show at Chicago's Merchandise Mart.

An Overview of the One of a Kind Show at Chicago's Merchandise Mart.
Chicago, Wednesday, November 30, 2011. A unique shopping opportunity awaits visitors to the 11th annual One of a Kind Show at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart kicking off at noon tomorrow through Sunday, December 4, 2011. Over 600 artists will be exhibiting hand-made, one-of-a-kind items in a range of categories and price points including accessories, ceramics, fashion,... Read more »

A Christmas Carol Delights at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.

A Christmas Carol Delights at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.
Chicago, November 28, 2011.  The Goodman Theatre’s A Christmas Carol is back for its’ 34th season. The classic story of the cheerless and greedy Ebenezer Scrooge, who represents the worst of humanity, and his kind hearted but poor clerk Bob Cratchit has become a part of the Goodman Theatre holiday tradition and a must-see for... Read more »

Theaters in Chicago to Honor Maggie Daley With Marquee Lights Tribute.

Theaters in Chicago to Honor Maggie Daley With Marquee Lights Tribute.
Chicago, Saturday, November 26, 2011.  Former first lady Maggie Daley, who died Thursday, was a beloved figure in Chicago’s arts community and will be sorely missed.   To honor her grace, spirit and commitment to the arts, theaters throughout Chicagoland will turn off their marquee lights for two minutes at noon tomorrow to coincide with the... Read more »
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City of Chicago Announces Memorial Arrangements for Maggie Daley.

City of Chicago Announces Memorial Arrangements for Maggie Daley.
Chicago, Friday, November 25, 2011.  The City of Chicago has just announced the city’s memorial tribute and arrangements underway to honor the city’s beloved former first lady Maggie Daley, who lost her courageous battle to cancer yesterday evening.  Below are some places Chicagoans can pay their respects and remember this remarkable lady. At City Hall... Read more »

Chicago's Holiday Tree 2011: Holiday Tree or Christmas Tree?

Chicago's Holiday Tree 2011: Holiday Tree or Christmas Tree?
Chicago, Friday, November 25, 2011. This week, Chicago’s new mayor, Rahm Emanuel, flipped the switch–a double switch of sorts–on the 97-year-old tradition of Chicago’s official Christmas tree.   The first switch, which occurred quietly earlier in the week, was a name switch.  Chicago’s official Christmas tree is now a holiday tree. The second switch took place... Read more »

Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Announces Replacement for John Mahoney in Penelope.

Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Announces Replacement for John Mahoney in Penelope.
Chicago, Wednesday, November 23, 2011. Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today that ensemble member Tracy Letts will join the cast of Penelope replacing ensemble member John Mahoney who recently had to leave the production due to an unexpected death in his family.   Penelope also features ensemble members Ian Barford and Yasen Peyankov with Scott Jaeck... Read more »
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Writers' Theatre Revives Harold Pinter's Masterpiece, The Caretaker.

Writers' Theatre Revives Harold Pinter's Masterpiece, The Caretaker.
Glencoe’s Writers’ Theatre has selected Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker, directed by Ron OJ Parson, for the second show in their 20th anniversary season.  They are staging the production in their intimate 50-seat space at 664 Vernon (Books on Vernon) in Glencoe–a near perfect setting for this landmark work. A compelling trio of talented actors command... Read more »

Shop From Home on Black Friday at the Chicago Banner Auction.

Shop From Home on Black Friday at the Chicago Banner Auction.
Avoid the “Black Friday” crowds, sleep in, have a big breakfast and still get bargains plus unique gifts for friends and family.  It’s easy, just head to your computer for the City of Chicago’s Sharing It Banner Auction, part two. Part one of this years’ Banner Auction took place Wednesday, November 16 in the lobby... Read more »

Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music Announces Grand Opening Celebration.

Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music Announces Grand Opening Celebration.
Chicago, Friday, November 18, 2011. The long awaited Grand Opening of the Old Town School of Folk Music’s new $18 million facility at 4545 N. Lincoln Avenue is about to be realized.  The big day, just announced by the School, will be Monday, January 9, 2012.  The whole community is invited to participate in the... Read more »
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Holland Taylor as Ann Richards--the Lone Star of ANN--Captivates the Audience at Chicago's Bank of America Theatre.

Holland Taylor as Ann Richards--the Lone Star of ANN--Captivates the Audience at Chicago's Bank of America Theatre.
Chicago, Thursday, November 17, 2011.  The late Ann Richards who served as the feisty governor of the Lone Star State in the ’90′s, has been reincarnated for the stage in the no holds barred new play, ANN, both penned and performed by Emmy Award-winning actress Holland Taylor.   Taylor (of “Two and a Half-Men”, “The Practice” and... Read more »
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