Articles by Barbara Keer

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"

Billy Elliot the Musical Review - An Experience to Remember

Billy Elliot the Musical Review - An Experience to Remember Billy Elliot the Musical is a poignant story told with sensitivity and pizzazz

Endgame Review - Steppenwolfs' Production is Compelling and Challenging

Endgame Review - Steppenwolfs' Production is Compelling and Challenging In a powerful compelling production, Steppenwolf Theatre presents Endgame by Samuel Beckett as it continues the 2009-2010 theme of belief.

The Mayo Clinic Review - Well Worth the Time

The Mayo Clinic Review - Well Worth the Time A visit to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota took time and effort but was very worthwhile

2010 International Home + Housewares Show Review – A Real Eye Opener

2010 International Home + Housewares Show Review – A Real Eye Opener The 2010 International Home + Housewares Show was an eye opener with a vast array of new products beautifully displayed

Going Green Matters Review 2010 - I Can Do That!

Going Green Matters Review 2010 - I Can Do That! "I can do that!" This was the message that attendees took home from the 4th annual green fair, Going Green Matters presented by Go Green Wilmette and the Village of Wilmette

The Ecumenical Hunger Program Review - Helping Families in Need

The Ecumenical Hunger Program Review - Helping Families in Need Looking for a place to volunteer, I discovered the Ecumenical Hunger Program which has been helping families in need since 1975

Theo Chocolate Factory Tour Review - Food of the Gods in Seattle

Theo Chocolate Factory Tour Review - Food of the Gods in Seattle I enjoyed a tour of Theo Chocolate Factory, the only US company making bean to bar organic, Fair Trade chocolate

Art For Well Beings Review - A Unique Concept

Art For Well Beings Review - A Unique Concept Art For Well Beings, I discovered, is a program that offers a unique approach to using arts with individuals who are challenged

San Francisco Ballet Review - Program 2 was a Perfect Blend

San Francisco Ballet Review - Program 2 was a Perfect Blend What a thrill to see San Francisco Ballet Program 2 with a mixed bill that included a world premiere

FUEL Review - A Chicago Restaurant You Should Know

FUEL Review - A Chicago Restaurant You Should Know FUEL is a unique restaurant in Wilmette featuring "farm to table" food and a cooking school

One World Education Review – A Twenty First Century Approach to Education

One World Education Review – A Twenty First Century Approach to Education One World Education, developed by teacher, Eric Goldstein, was inspired by his students

The New Wilmette Theatre Review – Something for Everyone

The New Wilmette Theatre Review – Something for Everyone The Wilmette Theatre, which opened in 1913, has recently been transformed, with offerings and activities for everyone

A Reliable Professional Cleaning Service, Inc. Review - Doing it Right

A Reliable Professional Cleaning Service, Inc. Review - Doing it Right A Reliable Professional Cleaning Service, Inc. left my floors clean and shiny, old wax off, new wax on

Merry Widow Review - A Gift from Lyric Opera of Chicago

Merry Widow Review - A Gift from Lyric Opera of Chicago Lyric Opera of Chicago's new production of "Merry Widow" is a lovely gift for the season and a must see

Dave’s Down to Earth Rock Shop Review – A Hidden Treasure on Chicago's North Shore

Dave’s Down to Earth Rock Shop Review – A Hidden Treasure on Chicago's North Shore Dave’s Down to Earth Rock Shop is unique and a hidden treasure located on Chicago's North Shore in Evanston

"Katya Kabanova" Review - Lyric Opera of Chicago's Exciting New Production

"Katya Kabanova" Review - Lyric Opera of Chicago's Exciting New Production Leos Janacek's "Katya Kabanova" at Lyric Opera of Chicago is powerful, highly dramatic and totally compelling

Feng Shui Thanksgiving Review - Practitioner Dr. Andie Pearson, DMD offers Tips for Thanksgiving

Feng Shui Thanksgiving Review - Practitioner Dr. Andie Pearson, DMD offers Tips for Thanksgiving Your Thanksgiving celebration will benefit from using Feng Shui principals which can ensure a warm, happy and positive environment

Taboun Grill Review - A Win-Win Winner

Taboun Grill Review - A Win-Win Winner Taboun Grill is great in both its original and new location - try it, you will like it

Thodos Dance Chicago Review - Fall Concert 2009 is Breathtaking

Thodos Dance Chicago Review - Fall Concert 2009 is Breathtaking Thodos Dance Chicago's Fall Concert 2009 opened at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts to an enthusiastic audience

Ernani Review - A Spectacular New Production by Lyric Opera of Chicago

Ernani Review - A Spectacular New Production by Lyric Opera of Chicago This Lyric Opera of Chicago production of Ernani, an opera by Giuseppe Verdi which is rarely performed, is a must see

Lisbon Portugal Review - Linking Portugal's Past and Present

Lisbon Portugal Review - Linking Portugal's Past and Present My husband and I finally realized a long standing wish to visit Lisbon, Portugal

Diamonds and Gems Review - A Dazzling Duo Opens at the Field Museum

Diamonds and Gems Review - A Dazzling Duo Opens at the Field Museum A dazzling duo, "The Nature of Diamonds" and the re-opening of the Grainger Hall of Gems, comes to the Field Museum and is a treat for residents and visitors

Othello Review – Joffrey Ballet’s Midwest Premiere is a Gift to Chicago

Othello Review – Joffrey Ballet’s Midwest Premiere is a Gift to Chicago The Joffrey Ballet Midwest premiere of Lar Lubovitch's "Othello",is a gift to Chicago

Faust Review – The First of 2009-2010 Season’s Two Demonic Themed Operas

Faust Review – The First of 2009-2010 Season’s Two Demonic Themed Operas Charles Gounod's "Faust" is the first of Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2009-2010 "demonic duo" based on Goethe’s epic drama “Faust”

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