Articles by Barbara Keer

Vino Locale Review – A Hidden Treasure in Palo Alto

Vino Locale Review – A Hidden Treasure in Palo Alto At Vino Locale in Palo Alto, California, you will find Offering victorian house an outdoor patio garden, choice of small plates, lovely wine, great music and lots of charm

Here Comes Valentine's Day

Here Comes Valentine's Day Not sure what to do on Valentine's Day? Here are some suggestions

Short Live Action and Animated Films Reviews – Anticipating the Academy Awards

Short Live Action and Animated Films Reviews – Anticipating the Academy Awards A few theaters are screening the Oscar nominated short live action and animated films that you may want to see

Rusalka at MET HD Review - Transported to Another World

Rusalka at MET HD Review - Transported to Another World The chance to see Rusalka with Renee Fleming at a theater nearby was irresistible to me and there is another chance to see this wonderful production on Wednesday, February 12th at 6:30

Brookside Nursery Review – Beautiful Orchids can be Purchased or Boarded

Brookside Nursery Review – Beautiful Orchids can be Purchased or Boarded Visit the beautiful orchids at Brookside Nursery and you will want to bring one home

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - Granting Special Training

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - Granting Special Training The Art Institute of Chicago, the High Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston (MFAH), and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art are pleased to announce the launch of The Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program, which provides specialized training in the curatorial field for students across the United States from diverse backgrounds

Peninsula Symphony Review – Grand Opening at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center

Peninsula Symphony Review – Grand Opening at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center I was fortunate to be there when The Peninsula Symphony began 2014 with its first performance at the newly opened San Mateo Performing Arts Center

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Review – David Hockney, Bulgari, Anders Zorn, Henri Matisse and more

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Review – David Hockney, Bulgari, Anders Zorn, Henri Matisse and more The current special exhibitions at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are spectacular

Singapore Review – Warm, Green, and Wonderful

Singapore Review – Warm, Green, and Wonderful People I met who love Singapore and visit there frequently love the reliably warm climate, the safety and the beauty of Singapore. My husband and I strongly agree

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore Review – Great Art, Great Food, and Just Great

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore Review – Great Art, Great Food, and Just Great The Four Seasons Hotel Singapore is beautiful, has some of the best food I have experienced, and is user friendly

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection Review – A Wonderful Treat for the Holidays and Anytime

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection Review – A Wonderful Treat for the Holidays and Anytime Though the "Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection" will be at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum until at least June, 2014 a visit soon will enhance this holiday season

State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda Review – Important, Revelatory and Insightful

State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda Review – Important, Revelatory and Insightful "State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda" will be at The Field Museum only until February 2, 2014 and it tells a very important story

“Paulus” Review – A World Premiere and A Meaningful Discussion

“Paulus” Review – A World Premiere and A Meaningful Discussion The world premiere of Motti Lerner’s Paulus is currently presented by Silk Road Rising at Pierce Hall in The Historic Chicago Temple Building until December 15, 2013

"Elegy" Review – Beautiful and Poignant

"Elegy"  Review – Beautiful and Poignant This production of "Elegy" is beautiful and a very appropriate recognition of the 75th anniversary of Kristtallnach and I strongly recommend seeing this with a group or on your own while it is still playing at theRichard Christiansen Theater at Victory Gardens Biograph

Thanksgiving in Chicago Preview - Suggestions for Dining Out or In

Thanksgiving in Chicago Preview - Suggestions for Dining Out or In There are countless ways to enjoy celebrating Thanksgiving in Chicago, whether dining in or out

Torino, Italy Review - Grand Piazzas, Mountain Views and Many Surprises

Torino, Italy Review - Grand Piazzas, Mountain Views and Many Surprises As we boarded our train to Florence, we looked out at the Alps and were glad we had the chance to explore Torino, a "hidden treasure"

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Mozart, Bruckner Review – Perfection With Emanuel Ax and Bernard Haitink

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Mozart, Bruckner Review – Perfection With Emanuel Ax and Bernard Haitink Pianist Emanuel Ax joined Bernard Haitink in performing Mozart’s beloved Piano Concerto No. 27 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in an amazing performance. See this if you can

Madama Butterfly at Lyric Opera of Chicago Review – Beautiful, Emotional and Tragic

Madama Butterfly at Lyric Opera of Chicago Review – Beautiful, Emotional and Tragic Whether you have seen Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly countless times or have never seen it, you won’t want to miss this production at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair Review - Field Museum Magic

Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair Review - Field Museum Magic The Field Museum's, “Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair” exhibition is a magical experience

“Compulsion” Review – Exploring an Obsession

“Compulsion” Review – Exploring an Obsession Rinne Groff’s "Compulsion" directed by Devon de Mayo, playing at Noyes Cultural Arts Center open Next Theatre's 33rd season

"Il Palagio" Restaurant Review – An Unforgettable Experience

"Il Palagio" Restaurant Review – An Unforgettable Experience Among the very special memories I brought home with me from a recent visit to Florence, Italy was dinner at “Il Palagio” the Michelin one star restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

Natya Dance Theatre Preview - World Premiere of The Seventh Love

Natya Dance Theatre Preview - World Premiere of The Seventh Love You won't want to miss the evening-length dance-theater work created by Natya Dance Theatre in collaboration with Lookingglass Theatre’s David Kersnar at Harris Theater-One Night Only: November 2

Celtic Thunder Preview - One Day Only

Celtic Thunder Preview - One Day Only You will not want to miss the chance to see the world-renowned Irish super-group Celtic Thunder in their live performance of MYTHOLOGY at the Chicago Theatre

Old Jews Telling Jokes Review – A Welcome Delight

Old Jews Telling Jokes Review – A Welcome Delight Don't miss the chance to see "Old Jews Telling Jokes" at the Royal George Theatre through February 16, 2014

E3 VIP Preview - An Exclusive Event Experience

E3 VIP Preview - An Exclusive Event Experience E3 VIP also offers a four-hour “Best of Chicago Tour” with stops at the very best Chicago venues

The Water’s Edge Review – Opening the AstonRep Season

The Water’s Edge Review – Opening the AstonRep Season AstonRep Theatre Company begins its 2013-14 season with the Chicago premiere of The Water’s Edge by Theresa Rebeck

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze Review – Magnificent

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze Review – Magnificent Exploring Four Seasons Hotel Firenze is a magnificent and rewarding experience and a stay there is amazing

Context Travel: ”ArteFirenze” and “Michelangelo in Florence” Review – The Essence of Florence, Italy

Context Travel: ”ArteFirenze” and “Michelangelo in Florence” Review – The Essence of Florence, Italy The two Context Travel tours in Florence gave my husband and me a sense of what it was like to be a part of the Renaissance as a resident of Florence. These were experiences we will never forget

The Wheel Review – A Stunning Production

The Wheel Review – A Stunning Production "The Wheel" by Zinnie Harris, featuring Joan Allen, opens Steppenwolf's 2013-14 season

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Preview - The Life You Save Could Be Your Own

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Preview -  The Life You Save Could Be Your Own The month of September ushers in a critical season of cancer awareness

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