Archive for March 2012

Chicago Summer 2012: Major Events Calendar from Blues Fest and Lollapalooza to the Air and Water Show.

Chicago Summer 2012: Major Events Calendar from Blues Fest and Lollapalooza to the Air and Water Show.
Chicago, Wednesday, March 28, 2012. The countdown to Summer 2012 has started. The city has released the dates and some of the headliners for this summers major festivals–so get your calendars ready. Chicago Blues Festival. June 8 through 10, 2012, Grant Park. Grammy® winner Mavis Staples headlines the 29th annual Chicago Blues Festival in Grant... Read more »

Chicago Premiere of Ten Chimneys at Northlight Theatre: A Review.

Chicago Premiere of Ten Chimneys at Northlight Theatre: A Review.
It was a different time, a different world back in 1938 when Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne were the King and Queen of American theater. The line between the onstage couple and offstage couple was often blurred as theater imitated life and their life imitated theater. Celebrated for their sophisticated comic skills, the Lunts’ trademark... Read more »

Chicago Spring Break 2012: Top Ten Reasons to Spend Spring Break in Chicago.

Chicago Spring Break 2012:  Top Ten Reasons to Spend Spring Break in Chicago.
Chicago, Thursday, March 22, 2012. It’s that time again…time to “brake” for spring.  The majority of spring breaks are just ahead with the last week in March and the week that Easter occurs being the most popular weeks. (Chicago Public Schools will be off  from April 2 through April 6). Forget those Mickey Mouse ears... Read more »
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Chicago's Summer 2012: Festivals and Events Calendar.

Chicago's Summer 2012: Festivals and Events Calendar.
Chicago, Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Even though Chicago’s March feels like summer on steroids with people already complaining about “the dog days of March” and saying “March is the new July”, we are still a couple  of months away from the non-stop calendar of events for Chicago’s summer of 2012.  This summer, the city will... Read more »

Morbid Curiosity Exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center: Do You Dare to Go?

Morbid Curiosity Exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center: Do You Dare to Go?
Death is not a topic that I normally like to spend a great deal of time thinking about. However a few days ago, as I was literally killing time at the Chicago Cultural Center, I stumbled upon an exhibition that I had heard about but had little interest in, Morbid Curiosity: The Richard Harris Collection.... Read more »

St. Joseph's Day the Chicago Way: Feasts, Traditions and Zeppole.

St. Joseph's Day the Chicago Way: Feasts, Traditions and Zeppole.
St. Patrick’s Day may get all the press with the parades, green beer and parties but for many Italian American families St. Joseph’s Day, on March 19, two days after St. Patrick’s Day, is a very special tradition celebrated with what else, but food. Who is St. Joseph. In Christian religions, St. Joseph is known... Read more »
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Theater in Chicago Review: Camino Real at Chicago's Goodman Theatre Sparks Debate.

Theater in Chicago Review: Camino Real at Chicago's Goodman Theatre Sparks Debate.
Tennessee William’s most poetic and perhaps least known work, Camino Real, has been creating a lot of buzz–both good and bad–from audiences at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. The show, directed by the controversial Barcelona-based director Calixto Bieito in collaboration with Marc Rosich, opened over the weekend, sparking debate on social media and in print. Some people... Read more »

Chicago River Turns Green for St. Patrick's Day 2012: Best Places to View.

Chicago River Turns Green for St. Patrick's Day 2012: Best Places to View.
Only in Chicago. On Saturday, March 17, 2012, Chicago will continue its 50-year-tradition of dyeing the Chicago River green for St. Patrick’s Day. Many have tried to copy Chicago, but none have managed to perfect the brilliant shades of emerald green that makes the river the centerpiece of Chicago’s celebrations. If you’re dyeing to do... Read more »

Chicago St. Patrick's Day 2012: Parades, Parties, Pubs, Events and Irish Culture.

Chicago St. Patrick's Day 2012:  Parades, Parties, Pubs, Events and Irish Culture.
Friday, March 9, 2012. Are you ready, Chicago?  The greening of Chicago is underway–with the return of the South Side Irish parade, the new Lightscape installation on State State going green, the greening of the Chicago River, the parades and the green specials from theaters to pubs–the city is in celebration mode. So here goes…just check... Read more »
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Theater in Chicago: Lincolnshire's Marriott Theatre Brings a Sparkling Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to Young Audiences.

Theater in Chicago: Lincolnshire's Marriott Theatre Brings a Sparkling Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to Young Audiences.
He’s back…”Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, the nearly half-century old story, has returned in a new guise to the Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences. The well-crafted, kid-friendly production has, in a sense, returned to its 1968 roots when Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice presented it for the first time as a 20-minute pop... Read more »
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