Articles by Barbara Keer

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

Zurich Switzerland Review - Inspiring

Zurich Switzerland Review - Inspiring A picturesque landscape dotted with church spires, important history and a warm welcome make visiting Zurich Switzerland a great experience

Hedwig Dances Review – Hedwig Dances’ 25th Anniversary Season New Works

Hedwig Dances Review – Hedwig Dances’ 25th Anniversary Season New Works The Hedwig Dances' 25th Anniversary Season New Works was a new experience

deca RESTAURANT+BAR Review- Casual and Elegant

deca RESTAURANT+BAR Review- Casual and Elegant Our dinner at deca RESTAURANT + BAR at the newly renovated Ritz-Carlton, a Four Seasons Hotel, was a lovely experience we expect to repeat soon

Life's Journey Times Three - What Happened to Wallenberg?

Life's Journey Times Three - What Happened to Wallenberg? Marvin Makinen and Ari Kaplan have been attempting to determine the real fate of Raoul Wallenberg. They are slowly uncovering critical information

Celebrating SUE at The Field Museum Review - Happy 10th Birthday!

Celebrating SUE at The Field Museum Review - Happy 10th Birthday! SUE, the world's most complete, well preserved T-Rex, has been at The Field Museum for ten years. How old is she? Visit, celebrate and learn more about her

Sizwe Banzi is Dead Review - "Your papers are not in order"

Sizwe Banzi is Dead Review - "Your papers are not in order" Chicago's Court Theater concludes its 55th season with "Sizwe Banzi is Dead", a powerful, compelling production

The Illinois Holocaust Museum Review – Happy First Birthday

The Illinois Holocaust Museum Review – Happy First Birthday Receiving its hundreth thousandth visitor on its birthday, April 19th, the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is fully functioning

Three Decembers Review – Chicago Opera Theater’s Coup

Three Decembers Review – Chicago Opera Theater’s Coup Three Decembers, written by Jake Heggie for Frederica von Stade, brings Chicago Opera Theater's season and Ms von Stade's career to a beautiful conclusion

Bistro Bordeaux Review - Brunch is Served

Bistro Bordeaux Review - Brunch is Served Our friends loved the new French restaurant, Bistro Bordeaux in Evanston, and now we know why

Eclectica Review - A Fabulous Evening of Joffrey Ballet

Eclectica Review - A Fabulous Evening of Joffrey Ballet Eclectica concludes The Joffrey Ballet's season with a mixed repertory program. Choreographers Jessica Lang and James Kudelka received a standing ovation for their world premieres

Mother’s Day Brunch – Great Choices around Chicago

Mother’s Day Brunch – Great Choices around Chicago Here are some great Chicago choices for brunch on Mother's Day

Kip Fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa Review - Viewing Identity

Kip Fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa Review - Viewing Identity Kip Fulbeck's photographic exhibit at The Field Museum gives individuals that are multicultural or of "fusion cultures" an exciting unique new look

Extreme Organizing, Inc. Review - Taking the Plunge

Extreme Organizing, Inc. Review - Taking the Plunge My fantasy of working with a professional organizer became reality when Karyn Madorin, President of Extreme Organizing, Inc. agreed to help me "get my feet wet"

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