Archive for August 2019

Ravinia Festival Post Summer Season: BGH Classics bring music to Ravinia year round

Ravinia Festival Post Summer Season: BGH Classics bring music to Ravinia year round
Economically priced 14-concert series boasts two artist debuts, 29 festival premiere performances, and a tribute to Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday Just as the  Ravinia festival’s summer season is winding down, CEO Welz Kauffman has just announced an extensive lineup of post-summer BGH Classics concerts that will take place October 5 through May 9 in the 450-seat... Read more »

Things to do this weekend in Chicago

Things to do this weekend in Chicago
With many schools starting up soon, it seems like summer is coming to an abrupt end but, no worries, there’s still a lot of summer left (officially through September 21). Here are just a few of the many events on tap for the weekend. BEST OF THE FESTS Northhalsted Market Days  Festival The 38th annual Northalsted... Read more »

The time is right for 'Come From Away' at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre

The time is right for 'Come From Away' at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre
I’m pretty sure I’m that I was the only person in the opening night audience for the Chicago premiere of “Come From Away” at the Cadillac Palace Theatre that didn’t love it. I’m not sure what that says about me. I wanted to love it, I tried. I didn’t hate it. I just didn’t love... Read more »
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Lollapalooza 2019 by the numbers, roads reopening, virtual lost and found

Lollapalooza 2019 by the numbers, roads reopening, virtual lost and found
28th Annual Festival Draws Large Crowds, Top Talent and  helps Local Economy The 28th annual Lollapalooza is history.  Clean up is now underway. The four-day Festival that took place in Grant Park Thursday through Sunday featured music, food, art and showcased: Over 170 bands Eight stages Hundreds of thousands to the park 55 official after-shows at venues... Read more »