Articles by Barbara Keer

Autism Awareness Month - Hoops4Autism 2nd Annual Event

Autism Awareness Month - Hoops4Autism 2nd Annual Event It is Autism Awareness month and Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago (ESMC) hosted their very successful 2nd Annual Hoops4Autism event

Mother's Day is May 11th - So Many Things to Do with Mom

Mother's Day is May 11th - So Many Things to Do with Mom Here are some great ideas about what you can plan for Mother's Day on May 11th

The Chicago Dancing Festival Preview – Featuring Top Dance Companies from Across the Nation

The Chicago Dancing Festival Preview – Featuring Top Dance Companies from Across the Nation The Chicago Dancing Festival (CDF) is coming..... in August

Finding Vivian Maier Review - Don't Miss it on the Big Screen

 Finding Vivian Maier Review - Don't Miss it on the Big Screen Don't miss "Finding Vivian Maier", a very fine film and especially don't miss it on the big screen

Baton Rouge Review – Great for History, Architecture, and Food

Baton Rouge Review – Great for History, Architecture, and Food When my husband received an invitation to present a talk at LSU, I was delighted to join him and explore Baton Rouge

William Shakespeare's 450th Birthday Celebrations – Chicago Says “Happy Birthday”

William Shakespeare's 450th Birthday Celebrations – Chicago Says “Happy Birthday”   Chicago is offering activities of may kinds in celebration of William Shakespeare's 450th Birthday

The Great God Pan Review – Provacative

The Great God Pan Review – Provacative The Next Theatre production of Amy Herzog's "The Great God Pan" boasts superb acting, unique, effective staging, and a topic that you will want to discuss when you leave

Celebrate Easter and More - Some Great Restaurant Suggestions

Celebrate Easter and More - Some Great Restaurant Suggestions Here are a few suggestions for restaurants where you can celebrate the upcoming holidays- Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day. ENJOY

The Missing Picture Review – A Powerful Unique Masterpiece

The Missing Picture Review – A Powerful Unique Masterpiece With The Missing Picture, Panh has produced a masterpiece that is powerful and unique in its technique in which he uses tiny painted clay figures to construct dioramas of various scenes

Depraved New World Review – Second City’s 102nd Review

Depraved New World Review – Second City’s 102nd Review On the opening night of Second City’s new review, "Depraved New World”, I agreed with the audience member who said, “It was a perfect show”

From “Four Seasons Magazine” - Things to Do in Chicago With Kids

From “Four Seasons Magazine” - Things to Do in Chicago With Kids Four Seasons Magazine has some great suggestions for things to do in Chicago with kids. They have allowed Chicago Splash Magazine to share this information with our readers

“I Ought To Be In Pictures” Review – A Wonderful Evening With Neil Simon

“I Ought To Be In Pictures” Review – A Wonderful Evening With Neil Simon Seeing the Emergent Theatre's production of Neil Simon's "I Ought To Be In Pictures"at the JCC Chicago - Mayer Kaplan JCC in Skokie was a lovely experience

Australian Chamber Orchestra Review – Unforgettable

Australian Chamber Orchestra Review – Unforgettable Those who braved the icy winds and made their way to the Symphony Center Presents performance of the Australian Chamber Orchestra on March 23rd were well rewarded

"Eataly" Chicago Review – Bringing Italy to Chicago

"Eataly" Chicago Review – Bringing Italy to Chicago About six months ago I first discovered Eataly in Turin, Italy and now it is in Chicago, bringing Italy to the world and the world to Italy

From “Four Seasons Magazine” - Things to Do in Chicago With Kids

From “Four Seasons Magazine” - Things to Do in Chicago With Kids Explore kid-friendly attractions in the Windy City. Parks, culture, history, sports and a culinary scene that runs the gamut from old-fashioned hot dog stands to haute Michelin-starred cuisine

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan Review – A Unique and Spiritual Experience

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan Review – A Unique and Spiritual Experience This is the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan’s 40th anniversary year, which they are celebrating by performing Lin Hwai-min’s "Songs of the Wanderers", a spectacular work, around the globe. I was lucky enough to see it

Bethlehem Review - A Remarkable First Film

Bethlehem Review - A Remarkable First Film There is so much remarkable about Bethlehem: this is Adler's first film and most characters are played by non actors. This is a very suspenseful, disturbing film

Ecco Shoe Review – My Husband Finds the Perfect Shoe

Ecco Shoe Review – My Husband Finds the Perfect Shoe Ecco's years of experience and dedication to excellence has resulted in the perfect shoe for my husband who is someone who really has trouble finding a shoe that fits

Chicago’s Birthday Party Review – A Double Celebration

Chicago’s Birthday Party Review – A Double Celebration How does Chicago celebrate it’s birthday? I have been curious about this for many years, but this was my first opportunity to enjoy a great City of Chicago Birthday Party

The Wind Rises Review - A Remarkable Story

The Wind Rises Review - A Remarkable Story It is hard to imagine that a brilliant (in every sense) animated film, The Wind Rises, could be made about the life of Jiro Horikoshi, an aeronautical engineer who was the designer of the Zero, Japan's principal fighter aircraft during WW II

San Francisco Gift Fair Review - An Unexpected Find

San Francisco Gift Fair Review - An Unexpected Find Visiting the San Francisco Gift Fair at Moscone Center in San Francisco, I was very impressed with Sydney Loew at the Poketti Booth. Read her story

Lamplighters Music Theatre Die Fledermaus Review – A Delight

Lamplighters Music Theatre Die Fledermaus Review – A Delight Seeing the Lamplighters Music Theatre Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts felt like a “happening”. Don't miss three performances at Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco

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 Offering victorian house an outdoor patio garden, choice of small plates, lovely wine, great music and lots of charm

Here Comes Valentine's Day

Here Comes Valentine's Day Not sure what to do on Valentine's Day? Here are some suggestions

Short Live Action and Animated Films Reviews – Anticipating the Academy Awards

Short Live Action and Animated Films Reviews – Anticipating the Academy Awards A few theaters are screening the Oscar nominated short live action and animated films that you may want to see

Rusalka at MET HD Review - Transported to Another World

Rusalka at MET HD Review - Transported to Another World The chance to see Rusalka with Renee Fleming at a theater nearby was irresistible to me and there is another chance to see this wonderful production on Wednesday, February 12th at 6:30

Brookside Nursery Review – Beautiful Orchids can be Purchased or Boarded

Brookside Nursery Review – Beautiful Orchids can be Purchased or Boarded Visit the beautiful orchids at Brookside Nursery and you will want to bring one home

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - Granting Special Training

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - Granting Special Training The Art Institute of Chicago, the High Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston (MFAH), and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art are pleased to announce the launch of The Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program, which provides specialized training in the curatorial field for students across the United States from diverse backgrounds

Peninsula Symphony Review – Grand Opening at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center

Peninsula Symphony Review – Grand Opening at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center I was fortunate to be there when The Peninsula Symphony began 2014 with its first performance at the newly opened San Mateo Performing Arts Center

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Review – David Hockney, Bulgari, Anders Zorn, Henri Matisse and more

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Review – David Hockney, Bulgari, Anders Zorn, Henri Matisse and more The current special exhibitions at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are spectacular

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