Articles by Barbara Keer
A powerful story, great cinematography, a soundtrack that is tremendous, and convincing acting are good reasons to see "Wild"
Laura Poitras, a American documentary film maker now living in Berlin, was contacted in early 2013 by a mysterious source, who said that he had some astonishing revelations and documents about massive government surveillance that he felt important to reveal to the public. This is "Citizenfour"
The Auditorium Theatre’s 125th birthday is being celebrated in grand style and Thodos Dance Chicago was the perfect addition to the celebration
Foxcatcher is a dark and riveting tale of the privileged and the poor, and may be the best American film of the year
The Teal Tree at Brookfield Zoo is a unique approach to decorating trees for Christmas and raising Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness
The holiday season is here, and there is no shortage of terrific holiday productions and for New Year's Eve, there are great suggestions
The Lyric Opera of Chicago is sixty years old and special events of all kinds are taking place in and around the city, including a performance by the Lyric Opera Chorus at Evanston's Alice Millar Chapel
Splash Magazines has lost a contributor extraordinaire, our very own "Opera Nut". For the past five years, Philip Hodge has contributed wonderful reviews of opera and theater all around San Francisco
Magic emanated from the small Piccolo Theatre stage as this Italian fairy tale, by Carlo Gozzi took shape as an outrageously funny, charming, sometimes bawdy, and very engaging panto, "The Love of Three Oranges"
I had the opportunity of seeing the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Giuseppe Verdi’s "Il Trovatore", thereby enjoying some of the most beautiful music in all of opera and the dramatic story it tells
My husband and I had the good fortune of being a part of the audience at Symphony Center when the orchestra at the National Center for the Performing Arts of Beijing began its North American tour here, in Chicago
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