Articles by Barbara Keer

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

Rhythms of China Review - A Blend of Pleasing Music

Rhythms of China Review - A Blend of Pleasing Music Chinese Fine Arts Society presented a spectacular, star-studded, and colorful concert at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion on Monday, August 26, 2013-watch for upcoming events

Chicago Dancing Week Finale Review – Beauty, Variety and Energy

Chicago Dancing Week Finale Review – Beauty, Variety and Energy The Chicago Dancing Festival gave me the opportunity to experience dance across a wide spectrum at one sitting. It was stimulating and enlightening

Prairie Grass Café Review – First National Waffle Day Celebration

Prairie Grass Café Review – First National Waffle Day Celebration When Barbara and Leon, Chicago Splash Magazine restaurant reviewers, visited Prairie Grass Café to celebrate National Waffle Day, it was like visiting a friend

Chicago Fine Chocolate & Dessert Show Preview – Beyond Bars and Bonbons

Chicago Fine Chocolate & Dessert Show Preview – Beyond Bars and Bonbons For the second year Chicago’s Navy Pier is the location of The Chicago Fine Chocolate & Dessert Show, a celebration of all things chocolate—and this year, dessert, to be held on Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 20

The Goat Rodeo Consortium Review - A night to Remember

The Goat Rodeo Consortium Review - A night to Remember My husband and I celebrated a special event at the Ravinia Festival delighted by the performance of The Goat Rodeo with performers cellist Yo-Yo Ma, bassist Edgar Meyer, mandolinist Chris Thile, fiddler Stuart Duncan, and singer Aoife O’Donovan

M.S. Yangtze 2 Review - The Cruise on the Yangtze River was a Dream Come True

M.S. Yangtze 2 Review - The Cruise on the Yangtze River was a Dream Come True     It was the first cruise for my husband and me and traveling along the Yangtze River on the M.S. Yangtze 2 was my dream come true

Evanston Works Together Project – Oceanique is an Active Contributor

Evanston Works Together Project –  Oceanique is an Active Contributor Evanston Works Together is an organization designed to funnel Evanston resources directly back into the community. Oceanique has called Evanston home for the past 25 years and expects to be there 10 more years. If you there on Tuesdays in August you support Evanston

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