Category Archives: Arts/Culture/Entertainment

Sex, Talking Sandwiches and More at 2012 Chicago Fringe Festival

Production photo from “Handshake Uppercut,” one of 50 productions presented at 2012 Chicago Fringe Festival. Photo credit: Amy Bolger. Now in its third year, the Chicago Fringe Festival in the Pilsen neighborhood continues to bring emerging and experimental talent to … Continue reading

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Get Your Bard On With Free Shakespeare In The Park!

Chicagoans enjoy a free production of Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew”. “All the world’s a stage” wrote William Shakespeare in his play As You Like It. And Chicago Shakespeare Theater is taking that mantra to heart by converting our city’s … Continue reading

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August Chicago Theatre Outlook: The Shortlist

The cast of Steppenwolf’s “Three Sisters” For various life-related reasons, I’ve pretty much checked out of the theatre loop for the past several weeks. So, when I started looking at what shows were out there and where to get back … Continue reading

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Top Seven Chicago Must-dos with Teens or Tweens

Heading into town with your favorite teen or tween? Here are seven must-dos for your Windy City bucket list:

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Olympic Kick-Off: 2012 is GREAT Britain

An invitation to watch the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics at the home of the UK Consul General Robert Chatterton Dickson and his wife Teresa Albor was quite possibly the most exciting invitation to ever cross my desk. In that … Continue reading

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Going to the Chicago Air and Water Show?

Air is invisible. Water is tasteless. In a world of iPhones, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” and ABC’s Bachelor Pad – how does this seemingly dull combination put on a show worth seeing? Easy. Jets!

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Certain as the Sun: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Chicago Shakespeare on Navy Pier is a Belle of a Good Time

The cast of ChiShakes’ “Beauty and the Beast.” It’s clear, based on yesterday’s sold-out performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, that Chicago Shakespeare Theatre has a hit. From the moment Belle (the charming Emily Rohm) comes strolling down the … Continue reading

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