Articles by Barbara Keer
Recently, when in Washington, I had the opportunity to join a tour of the Library of Congress and found it beautiful outside and in, and filled with wonderful surprises
While visiting in Chicagoland, Abra Liberman-Garrett, co-author of “Maccabee on the Mantel” has been reading from her book to pre-school children in various settings
Soles4Souls collect shoes you no longer want - they are desperately needed to fight the human tragedy of global poverty
Chicagoland residents and visitors have had the opportunity to enjoy wonderful Gilbert & Sullivan productions offered by The Savoyaires for fifty years. They are currently presenting "The Grand Duke", Gilbert & Sullivan's last operetta
“RACE: Are We So Different?" can be seen at The Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie until January 25th, 2015. It is co-presented by the YWCA Evanston/North Shore and the Illinois Holocaust Museum& Education Center and promises to be very well attended
I was pleased to note that Ronna Wineberg’s novel, "On Bittersweet Place", is currently available in bookstores
This October, Chicago’s skyline and buildings will be colored by pink lights, banners and flags in collaboration with the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (LSCRF) to raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of breast self-exams
In its 50th year the Chicago International Film Festival is going strong as those who attended the kick-off learned. See what delights await you
The Second City Training Center is proud to celebrate the fun of community during National Mental Health Awareness Week with several activities taking place at Second City’s headquarters in Piper's Alley (1616 N Wells St, Chicago), October 5-11, 2014
I have passed 27Live frequently and wondered about what inside. Recently, I had the chance to find out and was surprised to learn about it many and varied offerings
In its Midwest premiere at Writer’s Theatre, Isaac’s Eye, by Lucas Hnath, directed by Artistic Director, Michael Halberstam, is definitely theatre at its best
If you love Ravinia in summer, see what awaits you during the rest of the year
My husband and I had lovely weather and two great days to absorb the sights, sounds, and tastes of the great city of London, England
Filmmaker, Ernesto Quintero has traveled the world with his camera, producing films, and creating social change by telling stories of substance & beauty. He was recently in Chicago to share a film about his brother, "The Sacred Journey"
The journalists who contribute to Chicago Splash Magazine gathered recently to enjoy an unusual and very special opportunity when “Make it Magnifique”, the new campaign of the “The Cheeses of Europe” offered a night of cheese sampling.
The cheese was accompanied by wine from another source
Though I have been to Cambridge, England many times, I have never participated in a formal guided tour, but this time I connected with the Footprints Tours, 2-HOUR Free walking tour
I have seen other productions of "Fiddler on the Roof" which I enjoyed very much, but there was something special about this Light Opera Works performance at Cahn Auditorium that beats them all
A two-day stay in London is short so the location of Radisson’s May Fair Hotel was very important to us
On a very short visit to London my husband and I had the good fortune of seeing Pajama Game currently playing the Shaftesbury Theatre for a limited season closing on September 13, 2014
One of the joys of our visits to London over the years has been the opportunity to see a London performance. This time we had the chance to see "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" at the Savoy
The World Premiere of "The Story of The Marvelettes" Written by Reginald Williams and directed by Rueben D. Echoles at the The Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center is a “must see” production
Boyhood is an extraordinary film made in an extraordinary way by an extraordinary director. Linklater shows us a family over a period of 12 years by shooting 3 to 4 days of footage annually over those 12 consecutive years with the same actors
On a perfect summer evening my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the opening night of Shakespeare in the Park at Schreiber Park with the Midsommer Flight production of William Shakespeare’s comedy, "Much Ado About Nothing"
I have had many occasions to enjoy Koi during the ten years it has been in Evanston. Koi now has extended weekend hours and fantastic Dim Sum and some great specials
Naomi Wallace is concerned with society’s underdogs and this play juxtaposes the haves and have-nots in a unique way in "One Flea Spare", now playing at the Den Theatre in Wicker Park
Established in 2007, the Chicago Dancing Festival was founded to elevate awareness of dance in Chicago, to increase accessibility to the art form and to provide inspiration for local artists. The offerings for 2014 are fantastic
When I received information about the June 19th opening of Charlotte Salomon: “Life? or Theater?”, I was very interested in seeing it and I was well rewarded
Regardless of your political slant, anyone interested in the recent history of the United States will be fascinated by Nicholas Wrathall's documentary on Gore Vidal, "Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia"
My husband and I love listening to "A Prairie Home Companion" on the radio but enjoy it even more when the performance is live at the Ravinia Festival
Five faux pas to avoid when bird feeding