Articles by Barbara Keer

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

The Anarchist Review – The West Coast Premiere

The Anarchist Review – The West Coast Premiere f you are a David Mamet fan (which I am) and/or are interested in fine theater and a thought provoking theme, get your tickets for West Coast Premiere of The Anarchist by David Mamet directed by John Fisher and presented by Theatre Rhinoceros immediately

Best Films of 2014 - International and Documentaries and Just Good Films

Best Films of 2014 - International and Documentaries and Just Good Films Ian Berke's list of films can help you spend you film viewing time rewardingly

Mr. Turner Review - A Masterpiece about a Master

Mr. Turner Review - A Masterpiece about a Master In Mr. Turner, Mike Leigh has produced a masterpiece about a master

Kyocera Hydro LIFE Review - Very Smart and Shock Resitant and Waterproof, too

Kyocera Hydro LIFE Review - Very Smart and Shock Resitant and Waterproof, too Kyocera Hydro LIFE is a very smart phone. In addition to the outstanding voice recognition feature and many usual smart phone features, this phone is also shatter resistant and waterproof

National Gallery Review - This is a Wonderful Movie

National Gallery Review - This is a Wonderful Movie I loved this film! "National Gallery" is a masterpiece about masterpieces

Concord Place Retirement & Assisted Living Community Review – A Hydroponic Rooftop Garden Nourishes Body and Soul

Concord Place Retirement & Assisted Living Community Review – A Hydroponic Rooftop Garden Nourishes Body and Soul The community of seniors who live that the Concord Place Retirement & Assisted Living Community in suburban Northlake, Illinois maintain a hydroponic garden, which contributed to their food and the food at some local restaurants

The Auditorium Theatre Gala Review – Historic Memories Come Alive

The Auditorium Theatre Gala Review – Historic Memories Come Alive 125 years of world class performances and historic memories were celebrated at the Auditorium Theatre in a "Living History" on December 9, 2014, its real birthday

Silver Linings Players Review – Music and Art

Silver Linings Players Review – Music and Art Fullerton Hall at the Art Institute of Chicago is the perfect venue for chamber music and the chance to combine paintings with music

Lyric Opera’s Anna Bolena Review – Heavenly Voices

 Lyric Opera’s Anna Bolena Review – Heavenly Voices In Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of "Anna Bolena", the arias were so beautiful, I didn't want it to end

"Wild" Review - A Story of Lost and then Found

"Wild" Review - A Story of Lost and then Found A powerful story, great cinematography, a soundtrack that is tremendous, and convincing acting are good reasons to see "Wild"

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