Archive for December 2018

New Year's Eve Fireworks in Chicago: locations and information to ring in 2019

New Year's Eve Fireworks in Chicago: locations and information to ring in 2019
New this year Chicago will be ringing in 2019 in several locations along the the Chicago River above the Chicago Riverwalk from Lake Street to Lake Shore Drive: Fireworks displays,, choreographed to music, will be launched along the Chicago River at the five following locations: Franklin Street bridge Clark Street bridge Wabash Avenue bridges.  Two... Read more »

Jamie Allan puts magic into the holidays with iMagician

Jamie Allan puts magic into the holidays with iMagician
“Harry Houdini meets the 21st century.”-Gazette iMagician Jamie Allan, the United Kingdom’s original “technology magician,” has brought his special brand of magic across the pond to Chicago for its U.S. premiere. His show, currently running at Harris Theatre, “iMagician: It’s Magic Beyond Belief,”  through December 30 uses a combination of high-powered laser beams, digital tablets,  iphones–even... Read more »

Amazon Go stores: A new concept in shopping hits the Chicago market

Amazon Go stores: A new concept in shopping hits the Chicago market
Chicago may have lost the battle for the new Amazon Headquarters but we are the first city outside of Seattle to get Amazon’s latest innovation, their Amazon Go stores. The new concept which Amazon tested for over a year was initially rolled out in Seattle in January 2018. The company’s fourth and the first outside its hometown—opened... Read more »
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Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker: a holiday favorite at the Auditorium Theatre

Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker: a holiday favorite at the Auditorium Theatre
The wonderful story of “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” written by German author E. T. A. Hoffmann in 1816 never gets old. The ballet adapted by Alexandre Dumas (“The Three Musketeers” and “The Count of Monte Cristo”) from Hoffmann’s story, with music by Tchaikovsky was first performed at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1892.... Read more »