Articles by Barbara Keer

Go Green Wilmette’s Alternative Garden Event Review - Educatonal and Inspiring

Go Green Wilmette’s Alternative Garden Event Review - Educatonal and Inspiring I was among the approximately one hundred lucky individuals who took advantage of gorgeous weather and rode their bikes to visit eight special gardens throughout Wilmette on Sunday, July 23, 2013

All Shook Up Review – A Delight, Fun and Funny

All Shook Up Review – A Delight, Fun and Funny The Theatre and Interpretation Center (TIC) at Northwestern University's "All Shook Up" is a perfect opportunity for families to enjoy a live production of a Broadway musical

Chongqing Review – Three Unforgettable Days

Chongqing Review – Three Unforgettable Days My husband was invited to visit to Chongqing, China as part of a group of Northwestern University professors who were meeting with Chongqing University professors. Joining three other accompanying spouses, I had the opportunity to explore Chongqing

New Materials from AAPC Review – Managing Classroom and General Behavior related to Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

New Materials from AAPC Review – Managing Classroom and General Behavior related to Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Chicago Cubs Review – A Long Awaited Day at Wrigley Field

Chicago Cubs Review – A Long Awaited Day at Wrigley Field Recently, I took my nine year old grandson to Wrigley Field to see the Cubs play and it was a great day

The Ravens’ Restaurant at Stanford Inn by the Sea Review – Unbelievably Good Food

The Ravens’ Restaurant at Stanford Inn by the Sea Review – Unbelievably Good Food If I could, I would take The Ravens’ Restaurant at Stanford Inn by the Sea home with me, from Mendocino, California to Chicago, Illinois

Brewery Gulch Inn Review – Scenic and Surprising

Brewery Gulch Inn Review – Scenic and Surprising Looking for a great place to stay in Mendocino, my husband and I chose to follow my cousin’s suggestion, to stay at Brewery Gulch Inn

Stanford Inn by the Sea Review – The Only Vegan Spa in the U.S.

Stanford Inn by the Sea Review – The Only Vegan Spa in the U.S. A two day stay at Stanford Inn by the Sea was an almost spiritual and totally renewing experience

Hillside Food Pantry Review – A Community Asset

Hillside Food Pantry Review – A Community Asset When Faith and Mike Albano started picking up food from a donor store in Barrington for a refugee family from Myanmar in the fall of 2007, it "morphed" into the Hillside Food Pantry and since then their growth has been almost unbelievable

Father's Day 2013 Preview - Brunches, Dinners and More

Father's Day 2013 Preview -  Brunches, Dinners and More Father's Day is Sunday, June 16, (2013). Read on to find picture-perfect meals to enjoy with your father, from brunches and dinner in downtown Chicago to dining on the North Shore

The Second City Guide to the Opera Review – Seeing Opera Differently

The Second City Guide to the Opera Review – Seeing Opera Differently The Second City Guide to the Opera  currently at the Civic Opera House through June 30th brings a new perspective to opera

An Evening With Herb Alpert & Lani Hall Review – An Evening of Memories and More

An Evening With Herb Alpert & Lani Hall Review – An Evening of Memories and More Herb Alpert and Lani Hall one-night only (June 2, 2013) performance at the Park West was terrific

Par for the Corpse Review – You Won't Guess Who Did It

Par for the Corpse Review – You Won't Guess Who Did It "Par for the Corpse", a homicidal comedy, by Jack Markey, is playing at the charming Oil Lamp Theater, in Glenview, Illinois

The Invasion of Skokie Review – Not What You Think

The Invasion of Skokie Review – Not What You Think The Invasion of Skokie by Steven Peterson has its North Shore premiere at the Mayer Kaplan JCC of the Jewish Community Center of Chicago and plays through June 23, 2013

Jazz-Play Studio Opening Party/Jam Review - Jazzin’- em in Evanston

Jazz-Play Studio Opening Party/Jam Review - Jazzin’- em in Evanston On Sunday May 26th between 4 and 7pm, the opening jam session/party celebration of Jazz-Play Studio at Space 900 took place in Evanston and was a swinging event

North Shore Chamber Music Festival Preview - Inspired Summer Event

North Shore Chamber Music Festival Preview - Inspired Summer Event The North Shore Chamber Music Festival, in Northbrook, Illinois takes place on June 5, 7 and 8, 2013 and is becoming known as an “inspired summer event not to be missed” for Chicagoans and travelers alike

Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux Review– Astounding Insights into the Dawn of Humanity

Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux Review– Astounding Insights into the Dawn of Humanity "Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux" currently at Chicago's Field Museum provides astounding insights into the dawn of humanity

Safety Last Review – Don’t Miss It

Safety Last Review – Don’t Miss It My husband and I just had to see Harold Lloyd's "Safety Last" playing only until May 27th at the Music Box Theatre. What a treat! Don't miss it

Counter Balance IV Review – An Inspiring, Powerful, Eye-Opening Experience

Counter Balance IV Review – An Inspiring, Powerful, Eye-Opening Experience Counter Balance IV presented by Access Living and Momenta took its place as part of the Bodies of Work (BOW) eleven day Festival May 17th and 18th, 2013. It was an inspiring, breath taking and amazing performance

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall Interview – Performing at the Park West on June 2nd, 2013

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall Interview – Performing at the Park West on June 2nd, 2013 Herb Alpert and Lani Hall perform at the Park West on June 2nd at 7:30. They are an amazing couple

Chicago Splash Magazine Journalists Gather - Lots to Share

Chicago Splash Magazine Journalists Gather - Lots to Share Chicago Splash Magazine journalist gather on a warm spring evening to "meet & greet"

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) Walk/Run - Over 3,000 Participate

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) Walk/Run - Over 3,000 Participate On Saturday, May 4,the Illinois Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) held its 16th Annual Walk/Run, the first time at US Cellular Field. There were 3,000 participants

The Lake Effect Review – Thought Provoking and Compelling

The Lake Effect Review – Thought Provoking and Compelling On a lovely early spring afternoon my companion and I headed to the basement of the Pierce Hall at the Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W Washington St. to see the thought provoking play, "The Lake Effect"

Oklahoma Review – Alive and Kicking at Seventy

Oklahoma Review – Alive and Kicking at Seventy OKLAHOMA, now playing at Lyric Opera of Chicago until May 19 is seventy. I find that hard to believe because it is so fresh and alive even at its advanced age. Don't miss it

ECCO Shoes Review - Making Reliable Fashionable Shoes for Fifty Years

ECCO Shoes Review - Making Reliable Fashionable Shoes for Fifty Years Selecting items for upcoming travel, I found ECCO shoes and purses for online ordering and noted ECCO has been making great products for 50 years

Bodies of Work Preview – A Unique Opportunity for Chicagoans

Bodies of Work Preview – A Unique Opportunity for Chicagoans Bodies of Work" is a network of artists and organizations formed in 2002 that explore and celebrate the contributions of artists with disabilities and the contemporary contexts of disabled lives. The BOW Festival begins on May 15th and runs for eleven days

Mona Golabek Interview - Bringing THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE to Chicago

Mona Golabek Interview  - Bringing THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE to Chicago After seeing THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE, currently playing at the Royal George Theatre, I was so moved that I wanted to know more about the woman who created and performs in this “one woman” show and had the chance to interview Mona Golabek

Bodies of Work Preview – A Unique Opportunity for Chicagoans

Bodies of Work Preview – A Unique Opportunity for Chicagoans Bodies of Work (BOW) Festival is a an eleven day, multi-venue Chicago event featuring visual and performing arts that highlight the work of artists with disabilities that begins on May 15

Yellow Moon Review – An Exciting Ramble Through Scotland

Yellow Moon Review – An Exciting Ramble Through Scotland “Yellow Moon”, a wonderful theater adventure written by David Greig and directed by Associate Artistic Director Stuart Carden is now playing at Writer’s Theatre, Books on Vernon location

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Preview - 79th Annual Fashion Show

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Preview - 79th Annual Fashion Show School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), announces Fashion 2013, the school’s 79th annual fashion show. Presented Friday, May 3 three times throughout the day on Millennium Park’s Chase Promenade, Fashion 2013 will culminate with THE WALK—SAIC’s annual benefit supporting the production of student work and scholarships—at 5:30 p.m

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