Laurie Simmons: Big Camera Little Camera at Chicago's MCA focuses on myths of our society

Laurie Simmons: Big Camera Little Camera at Chicago's MCA focuses on myths of our society
Big Camera/Little Camera (1976), depicts a small toy camera next to the one given to Simmons by her father: Simmons says, ‘I put the two cameras together for scale, and as a metaphor – real life versus fiction.” Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera, a major survey of the work of Laurie Simmons at the Museum of Contemporary... Read more »

The British are coming to the Chicago Air and Water Show

The British are coming to the Chicago Air and Water Show
With the backdrop of the lake and the city, 95 stories up, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team the Red Arrows announced today that they will be appearing for the first time ever at the Chicago Air and Water Show. The announcement was made from the Signature Room in the former John Hancock building overlooking... Read more »

Chicago Flower and Garden Show 2019: A peek inside

The Chicago Flower and Garden Show is at Navy Pier now through Sunday, March 24. The theme of this years show is “FlowerTales: The Story Grows On”– showcasing the unique stories that inspire our city and its diverse communities. This year, the show has a marketplace vibe. Although there are around 20 gardens and displays... Read more »
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A Bronx Tale musical travels the mean streets of the Bronx

A Bronx Tale musical travels the mean streets of the Bronx
Choices. We all have to make them everyday. But imagine that you are a nine-year-old Italian boy.  Your father is a bus driver, he is a good man, an honest man but not a rich man. You live in a tough neighborhood in the Bronx. You witness a cold-blooded murder from your Belmont Avenue front... Read more »

Ravinia Festival: Highlights of the 2019 summer season

Ravinia Festival: Highlights of the 2019 summer season
The sounds of summer will be here before we know it with some of the best sounds coming from the Ravinia Festival that opens on May 31. Overview Visitors can choose from more than 140 events from May 31 through September 15.  More than 70 artists will debut and there will be 50 festival premieres,... Read more »

Illinois has the highest tax rates in the US according to WalletHub

Illinois has the highest tax rates in the US according to WalletHub
We’ve come a long way since Lincoln. Or have we? With Tax Day looming large and sweeping tax reform passed in recent months, WalletHub today released its 2019 Taxpayer Survey as well as its yearly Tax Rates by State report. State tax ranking ranged from 1 for the lowest tax rate to 50 for the highest. I’m not sure... Read more »
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International Housewares Show: Color trends for 2020

International Housewares Show: Color trends for 2020
One couldn’t help to notice that color was everywhere at this years International Home and Housewares Show that took place March 2-5 at at McCormick Place. “Diverse color palettes with never-ending patterns and combinations will be the name of the game more than ever before, said Leatrice Eiseman – executive director of the Pantone Color Institute... Read more »

Steppenwolf Theatre to add new building to its campus

Steppenwolf Theatre to add new building to its campus
Steppenwolf, the little theatre that could, started in in a Unitarian church on Half Day Road in Deerfield, Illinois in 1974, has come a long way from its humble beginnings–growing physically and artistically. The latest announcement came today. They are breaking ground on a new 50,000 sq. ft building  at 1646 N Halsted (between the existing parking... Read more »

Backstage at the Oscars with Lady Gaga

Backstage at the Oscars with Lady Gaga
There’s been a lot of buzz about the Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga performance of “Shallow” at last night’s Oscars with Twitter literally exploding with reactions from everyday viewers to Entertainment Tonight’s Tiffany Haddish who tweeted “I was like, are they doin it?” Chemistry and sparks aside, the pair maintains that they are “just friends,”... Read more »
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Sunday events in Chicago's Northern Suburbs

Calling all North Shore residents and anyone who wants to escape the city this Sunday (February 24). There’s lots happening in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff–and it’s all about getting healthy. First Up… Winter Wellness Pop-up Start out at the Winter Wellness Pop-up for FREE Dailey Method classes + meditation workshop with Lululemon, gait analysis... Read more »