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"At the Table" Review- Broken Nose Theatre Shines in a Play about Real Communication

"At the Table" Review- Broken Nose Theatre Shines in a Play about Real Communication "At the Table" is a study in interpersonal communication and coming to grips with one's identity in a group; Broken Nose Theatre does a fine job presenting Michael Perlman's play

"Dynamic Duos" Review- The Chicago Philharmonic at The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts

"Dynamic Duos" Review- The Chicago Philharmonic at The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts On February 12, the Chicago Philharmonic continued its "Love" season with a concert honoring great friends and lovers. Beautifully performed with double flutes and trumpets, it was an audience pleaser and a herald of St.Valentine's Day

Mavis Staples at Symphony Center Review- The Kennedy Center Honoree is "Livin' on a High Note"

Mavis Staples at Symphony Center Review- The Kennedy Center Honoree is "Livin' on a High Note" Mavis Staples with Music Director Rick Holstrom, vocalists and band put on a joyful Special Concert at Symphony Center

Bienen School of Music's "Tribute to Steve Reich" Review- An Unforgettable Concert for the World's Greatest Living Composer

Bienen School of Music's "Tribute to Steve Reich" Review- An Unforgettable Concert for the World's Greatest Living Composer Ensembles from The Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music hosted a fabulous tribute concert for legendary composer Steve Reich, who attended and performed

Fabio Biondi/Vivica Genaux Review- A fine concert of Baroque music with the CSO in ensemble

Fabio Biondi/Vivica Genaux Review- A fine concert of Baroque music with the CSO in ensemble Conductor and Violinist Fabio Biondi and Messo-Soprano Vivica Genaux gave a fine performance of Baroque music along with members of The Chicago Symphony Orchestra in ensemble

Straight White Men - Young Jean Lee's Socially Conscious Comedy Comes to Chicago

Straight White Men - Young Jean Lee's Socially Conscious Comedy Comes to Chicago Smart, funny, and unsettling, Straight White Men offers an insightful look at families, privilege, and much more

Deeply Rooted's "Aspects of Love" Review - An Inspired Performance That Left Me Crying and Laughing at the Same Time

Deeply Rooted's "Aspects of Love" Review - An Inspired Performance That Left Me Crying and Laughing at the Same Time Reviewing the amazing emotional rollercoaster that is "Aspects of Love" performance from Deeply Rooted Dance Theater. Hint: it is better than deep-dish pizza

"Sounds of Change" Preview- The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players with vocalist James Earl Jones II will rock The City Winery Sunday February 19

"Sounds of Change" Preview- The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players with vocalist James Earl Jones II will rock The City Winery Sunday February 19 The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players aka the chamber ensemble "4SPIEL" with vocalist James Earl Jones II plan an ode to an era of transformation next Sunday at The City Winery

Valentine's Day is Coming -Chocolate and Lots More

Valentine's Day is Coming -Chocolate and Lots More So many lovely and varied Valentine's Day activities

Fifty Shades of Shakespeare - Celebrating the Bard's Bawdy Side

Fifty Shades of Shakespeare - Celebrating the Bard's Bawdy Side Composed of a hodgepodge of Shakespeare's "sexiest scenes," Fifty Shades of Shakespeare is an odd little show that's fun to watch if difficult to understand

"The Wolf at the End of the Block" Review- Teatro Vista Launches a Strong Ike Holter Premiere

"The Wolf at the End of the Block" Review- Teatro Vista Launches a Strong Ike Holter Premiere "The Wolf at the End of the Block", a world premiere by Ike Holter, currently in production by Teatro Vista at the Victory Gardens Theater, is a highly recommended, compelling and important morality/reality play

"The Assembled Parties" Review- A warm and witty winning play now in production by The Raven Theatre Company

"The Assembled Parties" Review- A warm and witty winning play now in production by The Raven Theatre Company The Raven Theatre Company is currently presenting Richard Greenberg's family drama filled with great characters, important relationships and very witty dialogue

THE BODYGUARD: THE MUSICAL at the Oriental Theatre, Review – A Load of Empty Calories

THE BODYGUARD: THE MUSICAL at the Oriental Theatre, Review – A Load of Empty Calories A musical adaptation of the 1992 movie, “The Bodyguard” starring R&B singer, Deborah Cox. It’s as bad as it sounds

"Kremerata Baltica" Review- Gidon Kremer and the youthful string ensemble at Symphony Center

"Kremerata Baltica" Review- Gidon Kremer and the youthful string ensemble at Symphony Center Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica, from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, celebrated their 20th anniversary and his 70th birthday with a multi-dimensional concert at Symphony Center

Faceless Review - A Timely Reflection on Islam in America

Faceless Review - A Timely Reflection on Islam in America Faceless tells the story of two remarkably different women bound by a shared faith and a court case

"Double Monk" Review- A concert of fine dance and great piano playing to the music of Thelonius Monk

"Double Monk" Review- A concert of fine dance and great piano playing to the music of Thelonius Monk Virtuoso pianists Steve Millón and Jeremy Kahn with modern/jazz dancer Ariane Dolan put on a great program of arrangements and choreography to the music of Thelonius Monk

"The Music of Steve Reich" Preview- Conductor Alan Pierson discusses the Feb. 9 concert

"The Music of Steve Reich" Preview- Conductor Alan Pierson discusses the Feb. 9 concert On February 9, at Pick-Staiger Hall, Evanston, Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music will host "The Music of Steve Reich", a concert and discussion to honor Nemmers Prize winner and musical legend Steve Reich

Elemeno Pea Review - A Smart, Funny Look at Class and Family

Elemeno Pea Review - A Smart, Funny Look at Class and Family Witty, hilarious, and poignant, Elemeno Pea speaks to struggles of class and human connection in deeply insightful ways

"Chinese New Year Celebration" Review- A Special Concert at Symphony Center heralds the Year of The Rooster

"Chinese New Year Celebration" Review- A Special Concert at Symphony Center heralds the Year of The Rooster The Shaanxi Province Song and Dance Theatre National Orchestra joined members of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago in Special Concert to usher in the Chinese New Year

The Branford Marsalis Quartet featuring Kurt Elling Review - The Definition of Jazz

The Branford Marsalis Quartet featuring Kurt Elling Review - The Definition of Jazz The Branford Marsalis quartet featuring Kurt Elling displayed the pure definition of jazz on Friday night at the Chicago Symphony center.

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