Articles by Barbara Keer
The City of Chicago and the Chicago History Museum say "Happy 178th Birthday, Chicago"
The movie "Leviathan" boast fine acting and cinematography that is its equal - stunning setting with many scenes simply gorgeous
LOVE SHAWLS are here just in time for Valentine's Day
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
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
George Epstein's new book of poetry, "Day, Door and Soul" is amusing, healing and inspiring
Since winter is part of my life, I am so lucky that my SNOWMAN coat is, too
Do see this tremendous film, "Still Alice" whose story resonates
I was very moved by American Sniper. It is an accomplished film and I think it will become a classic
"Selma" is a great American film, powerful, unforgettable and important
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
Ian Berke's list of films can help you spend you film viewing time rewardingly
In Mr. Turner, Mike Leigh has produced a masterpiece about a master
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
I loved this film! "National Gallery" is a masterpiece about masterpieces
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
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
Fullerton Hall at the Art Institute of Chicago is the perfect venue for chamber music and the chance to combine paintings with music
In Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of "Anna Bolena", the arias were so beautiful, I didn't want it to end
A powerful story, great cinematography, a soundtrack that is tremendous, and convincing acting are good reasons to see "Wild"
Laura Poitras, a American documentary film maker now living in Berlin, was contacted in early 2013 by a mysterious source, who said that he had some astonishing revelations and documents about massive government surveillance that he felt important to reveal to the public. This is "Citizenfour"
The Auditorium Theatre’s 125th birthday is being celebrated in grand style and Thodos Dance Chicago was the perfect addition to the celebration
Foxcatcher is a dark and riveting tale of the privileged and the poor, and may be the best American film of the year
The Teal Tree at Brookfield Zoo is a unique approach to decorating trees for Christmas and raising Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness
The holiday season is here, and there is no shortage of terrific holiday productions and for New Year's Eve, there are great suggestions
The Lyric Opera of Chicago is sixty years old and special events of all kinds are taking place in and around the city, including a performance by the Lyric Opera Chorus at Evanston's Alice Millar Chapel
Splash Magazines has lost a contributor extraordinaire, our very own "Opera Nut". For the past five years, Philip Hodge has contributed wonderful reviews of opera and theater all around San Francisco
Magic emanated from the small Piccolo Theatre stage as this Italian fairy tale, by Carlo Gozzi took shape as an outrageously funny, charming, sometimes bawdy, and very engaging panto, "The Love of Three Oranges"
I had the opportunity of seeing the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Giuseppe Verdi’s "Il Trovatore", thereby enjoying some of the most beautiful music in all of opera and the dramatic story it tells
My husband and I had the good fortune of being a part of the audience at Symphony Center when the orchestra at the National Center for the Performing Arts of Beijing began its North American tour here, in Chicago