Articles by Barbara Keer

Chicago Latin Fusion Benefit Review - Lots of Fun

Chicago Latin Fusion Benefit Review - Lots of Fun

ShawChicago's Major Barbara Review – A Rare Treat

ShawChicago's Major Barbara Review – A Rare Treat My husband and I chose to see Major Barbara now playing at the Ruth Page Center through May 18th. It was an amazing experience that I strongly recommend

DIY Beauty Recipe - A Lavender-Infused Coconut Oil Hair Treatment

DIY Beauty Recipe - A Lavender-Infused Coconut Oil Hair Treatment Looking for a great hair treatment? Look no further than this easy "recipe"

Historic CD 503 Horowitz Piano Concert Review – A Night to Remember

Historic CD 503 Horowitz Piano Concert Review – A Night to Remember Minus Vladimir Horowitz and Moscow, the evening at the Music Institute of Chicago's Nichol's Concert Hall was a reenactment of the famed 1986 Horowitz Recital in Moscow

Sounds So Sweet Review – Superb!

Sounds So Sweet Review – Superb! Black Ensemble Theatre presents “Sounds So Sweet”, written and directed by Rueben Echoles, a wonderful story with terrific songs and a great live band

Fifty Shades of Grey Review - Grey -- Not BLACK AND BLUE!

Fifty Shades of Grey Review - Grey -- Not BLACK AND BLUE! I had not intended to see this R-rated film, but Irv wanted to see American Sniper, and I vastly prefer sex to violence. So, for the first time in our own romantic history, Irv and I parted at the theater entrance

Planting Your Garden - Selecting the Right Plants for Your Gardening Space

Planting Your Garden - Selecting the Right Plants for Your Gardening Space Choosing the right plants for your gardening space – pot or plot – is your best bet for great success

City Style House Tour 2015 Preview - Peek at Contemporary Luxe Living

City Style House Tour 2015 Preview - Peek at Contemporary Luxe Living If you have ever been intrigued with the idea of modernizing an older dwelling, here is the chance to see five luxurious residences

Chicago’s Mother’s Day 2015 – Some Great Ideas

Chicago’s Mother’s Day 2015 – Some Great Ideas Wondering what to do on Mother's Day? Here are some great ideas

Xu Xin, Ph.D., the Diane and Guilford Glazer Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies at Nanjing University in China - Remarkable

Xu Xin, Ph.D., the Diane and Guilford Glazer Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies at Nanjing University in China - Remarkable A trip to Shanghai lead to my learning about a remarkable man,Xu Xin, Ph.D., the Diane and Guilford Glazer Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies at Nanjing University in China, who is visiting in Chicago

El Pasado Nunca se Termina Review – Beautiful and Moving

El Pasado Nunca se Termina Review – Beautiful and Moving In the 90-minute production of "El Pasado Nunca se Termina", at the Civic Opera House, I felt part of a moving immigrant story to which I could relate and learned an encapsulated chunk or Mexican history about which I previously knew very little

Chicago Sinfonietta’s “Primal Instincts” Concert Review – A Perfect Spring Concert

Chicago Sinfonietta’s “Primal Instincts” Concert Review – A Perfect Spring Concert Spring arrived in Naperville on March 21st heralded by crocuses bursting forth, sunshine and the Chicago Sinfonietta’s spring inspired program performed at Wentz Concert Hall of North Central College. Again on the 23rd at Symphony Center

Vino Locale Review – A Hidden Treasure in Palo Alto

Vino Locale Review – A Hidden Treasure in Palo Alto At Vino Locale in Palo Alto, California, you will find a lovely Victorian house with an outdoor patio, a garden, choices of small plates, lovely local wine, great music and lots of charm

Fog Harbor Fish House Review – A San Francisco Restaurant You Should Know

Fog Harbor Fish House Review – A San Francisco Restaurant You Should Know Fog Harbor Fish House is Fisherman's Wharf's First 100% Sustainable Seafood Restaurant and the food is great

Growing Strawberries - A wonderful Activity for Children

Growing Strawberries - A wonderful Activity for Children Get kids interested in growing in the garden by starting them off planting their very own strawberries

Monique Lhuillier Fall 2015 Collection Review - Effortless Sophistication in Body Hugging Silhouettes

Monique Lhuillier Fall 2015 Collection Review - Effortless Sophistication in Body Hugging Silhouettes Los Angeles based fashion and bridal designer Monique Lhuillier showcased a truly stunning collection of mid-calf skirts, cigarette pants, structured jackets, cocktail dresses and elegant art deco inspired gowns at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York

Georgine Fall 2015 Collection Review - Erté Meets Studio 54

Georgine Fall 2015 Collection Review - Erté Meets Studio 54 As I watched designer Georgine Ratelband debut her Fall 2015 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York, I felt immediately transported to 1979 and the VIP basement at Studio 54, where Bianca Jagger sipped champagne while chatting with Halston and Liza, and Warhol reigned supreme

The Blonds Fall 2015 Collection review - A Clockwork Orange meets Femme Fatale

The Blonds Fall 2015 Collection review - A Clockwork Orange meets Femme Fatale The Blonds was my final show of the Fall 2015 NYFW (New York Fashion Week) runway season

"Gett" Review - An Eloquent Plea for Women

"Gett" Review - An Eloquent Plea for Women In the movie "Gett", Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz have created a masterpiece that is an eloquent plea for women

BIBHU MOHAPATRA Fall 2015 Collection Review - An Incredible Fashion Journey

BIBHU MOHAPATRA Fall 2015 Collection Review - An Incredible Fashion Journey I have been a huge personal fan of Bibhu for several years now. A brilliant artist, his consistent use of color and graphic print, impeccable tailoring, intricate bead work, and sensational choice of luxury textiles is utterly on point season after season

Happy 178th Birthday, Chicago - Courtesy of City of Chicago and Chicago History Museum

Happy 178th Birthday, Chicago - Courtesy of City of Chicago and Chicago History Museum The City of Chicago and the Chicago History Museum say "Happy 178th Birthday, Chicago"

Leviathan Review - The Acting Could Not Be Better

Leviathan Review - The Acting Could Not Be Better The movie "Leviathan" boast fine acting and cinematography that is its equal - stunning setting with many scenes simply gorgeous

LOVE SHAWLS Review – Wrapping Women in Luxury while Supporting Women in Crisis

LOVE SHAWLS Review – Wrapping Women in Luxury while  Supporting Women in Crisis   LOVE SHAWLS are here just in time for Valentine's Day

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry Review - A Powerful History, Important to All

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry Review - A Powerful History, Important to All I hope that younger women, more than any other group, see Dore’s film "She's Beautiful When She's Angry" to understand and appreciate how much we all owe to those women who broke down the gates

SEX TAPE Review - A New Bohemian Society Release

SEX TAPE Review - A New Bohemian Society Release Developed in collaboration with the Institute for Art and Olfaction in Los Angeles, Sex Tape is the first signature and unisex fragrance created by Los Angeles based design house, The Bohemian Society

“Day, Door and Soul” by George Epstein, Review – Amusing, Healing, Inspiring

“Day, Door and Soul” by George Epstein, Review – Amusing, Healing, Inspiring George Epstein's new book of poetry, "Day, Door and Soul" is amusing, healing and inspiring

SNOWMAN Coats Review – Making Winter Manageable

SNOWMAN Coats Review – Making Winter Manageable Since winter is part of my life, I am so lucky that my SNOWMAN coat is, too

“Still Alice” Review – A Story That Resonates

“Still Alice” Review – A Story That Resonates Do see this tremendous film, "Still Alice" whose story resonates

American Sniper Review - Complex and Moving

American Sniper Review - Complex and Moving I was very moved by American Sniper. It is an accomplished film and I think it will become a classic

"Selma" Review - Powerful, Unforgettable and Important

"Selma" Review - Powerful, Unforgettable and Important "Selma" is a great American film, powerful, unforgettable and important

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