Articles by Barbara Keer

Hawthorn Suites Livermore Review - A Special "Manager's Special"

Hawthorn Suites Livermore Review - A Special "Manager's Special" Hawthorn Suites Livermore Wine Country offers a "Manager's Special" so special, we had to take advantage of it - and we are so glad we did

Embassy Suites Hotel Detroit Southfield Review - Centrally Located, It Fills Many Needs

Embassy Suites Hotel Detroit Southfield Review - Centrally Located, It Fills Many Needs The Embassy Suites Hotel Detroit-Southfield is well located and offers comfort to business and leisure travelers

Hotel Monaco San Francisco Review - San Francisco's Best

Hotel Monaco San Francisco Review - San Francisco's Best The Hotel Monaco San Francisco is a wonderful place to stay

The Palmer House Hilton Review - The Grande Dame of Chicago Hotels

The Palmer House Hilton Review - The Grande Dame of Chicago Hotels The Palmer House Hilton is the longest continually operated hotel in North America. Located in the heart of Chicago, one can easily walk to many tourist destinations

SpringHill Suites Southfield Detroit Review - Great for Business or Pleasure

SpringHill Suites Southfield Detroit Review - Great for Business or Pleasure SpringHill Suites Southfield Detroit by Marriott proved to be a perfect place for our retreat

Lazy Cloud Inn and Bed & Breakfast Review

Lazy Cloud Inn and Bed & Breakfast Review Experience Lazy Cloud and leave refreshed and reconnected

Shutters at the Beach Celebrates its First Hannukah

Shutters at the Beach Celebrates its First Hannukah "Shutters at the Beach" is a wonderful place to celebrate Hannukah and a 92nd birthday.

Chicago's Field Museum - A Visit with Susie

Chicago's Field Museum - A Visit with Susie Susie Fine, who is developmentally disabled visits Chicago's Field Museum exhibit of "Pompeii: Stories from an Eruption".

Rumi Review – A San Francisco Restaurant You Should Know

Rumi Review – A San Francisco Restaurant You Should Know "Rumi" restaurant with rustic American and Mediterranean flavors is a "hidden gem" in San Carlos

Smuin Balllet Review – A New Experience

Smuin Balllet Review – A New Experience Smuin Ballet is a new experience, unlike other companies I have seen, a unique blend of dance

La Fanciulla del West Review – Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Great Golden Adventure

La Fanciulla del West Review – Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Great Golden Adventure The chance to see Puccini's "La Fanciulla del West", at the Lyric Opera of Chicago celebrating it 100th year is an opportunity not to be missed

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Review – A Riveting Performance at Steppenwolf

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Review – A Riveting Performance at Steppenwolf Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" is a masterful production with amazing performances by Tracy Letts along with Amy Morton, Carrie Coon and Madison Dirks

The Mikado at Lyric Opera of Chicago Review – Like Flowers that Bloom in the Spring

The Mikado at Lyric Opera of Chicago Review – Like Flowers that Bloom in the Spring There's a feeling of spring watching Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado", a must see new production at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Travels With My Aunt Review – Brilliant!

Travels With My Aunt Review – Brilliant! Graham Greene's "Travels With My Aunt" is a brilliant production, captivating and original

Winter Series 2010 Review - Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Offering

Winter Series 2010 Review - Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Offering In Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 2010 Winter Series there is something for everyone

Healthy Green Goods Review – Toxic-Free, Eco-Friendly Products

Healthy Green Goods Review – Toxic-Free, Eco-Friendly Products I was inspired to visit Healthy Green Goods in Evanston after I heard a panel discussion about toxic environments at the Wilmette Public Library

The Great Smoky Mountains Review – A Joy to Behold

The Great Smoky Mountains Review – A Joy to Behold What an amazing gift is Great Smoky Mountains National Park to our country and how impressive was the wisdom and sacrifice of the early settlers to this area

Lyric Opera of Chicago, A Masked Ball Review – Verdi’s Opera of Love, Betrayal and Murder

Lyric Opera of Chicago, A Masked Ball Review – Verdi’s Opera of Love, Betrayal and Murder "A Masked Ball", Guiseppe Verdi's opera that tells of love, betrayal and murder is inspired by an historical event that took place in 1792 when a Swedish count shot the king of Sweden. The Lyric Opera of Chicago's production is traditional, beautiful and powerful

Field Museum, Chicago “Climate Change” Review – Powerful and Important

Field Museum, Chicago “Climate Change” Review – Powerful and Important Don't miss the comprehensive and compelling "Climate Change" exhibition at the Field Museum, Chicago closing November 28

The Hundred Dresses Review – Two Views of a Wonderful Play

The Hundred Dresses Review – Two Views of a Wonderful Play In this play that is told simply, there is a powerful message about the evil of bullying

Marc Chagall’s America Windows Review – Welcome Back

Marc Chagall’s America Windows Review – Welcome Back There was excitement in the air as Marc Chagall's America Windows, often called the "Chagall Windows", were unveiled and welcomed back to the Art Institute of Chicago after a five year absence

Santorini Greece Review - A Heavenly Experience

Santorini Greece Review - A Heavenly Experience Traveling in Greece, our last stop was Santorini. It was heavenly, like enjoying a dessert

She Loves Me Review - A Writer's Theatre First

She Loves Me Review - A Writer's Theatre First "She Love Me" is reputed to be the perfect musical and it is most perfectly suited to the Writer's Theatre

Himalayan Restaurant Review – Enjoying the Foods of India and Nepal

Himalayan Restaurant Review – Enjoying the Foods of India and Nepal We could not be in Gurnee for the opening of the new Himalayan Restaurant so we tried the "old" restaurant in Niles

Candide Review - Looking for the Best of all Possible Worlds

Candide Review - Looking for the Best of all Possible Worlds The Goodman Theatre begins the celebration of its 10th year with the opening of "Candide", a production that my husband and I waited years to see

Detroit Review - A Play About Yesterday and Today

Detroit Review - A Play About Yesterday and Today Detroit, by Lisa D'Amour, opens Steppenwolf Theatre's 2010 season, thought provoking and compelling

Symi Greece Review – Rugged and Beautiful

Symi Greece Review – Rugged and Beautiful Rugged and beautiful, Symi, eighteen miles from Rhodes, was filled with surprises

Light Opera Works Carousel Review – Revived and Relevant

Light Opera Works Carousel Review – Revived and Relevant Light Opera Works revives Rogers and Hammerstein's Carousel in a powerful, moving production

Rhodes Greece Review – Discovering A Different World

Rhodes Greece Review – Discovering A Different World Visiting the island of Rhodes in Greece, we discovered a place that felt like a different world

Context Athens Review - Opening the Door to Greece

Context Athens Review - Opening the Door to Greece Because of "Context Athens" our one full day in Athens, Greece offered us an understanding of ancient Greece and set a context for the rest of our trip

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