Articles by Barbara Keer

Bethlehem Review - A Remarkable First Film

Bethlehem Review - A Remarkable First Film There is so much remarkable about Bethlehem: this is Adler's first film and most characters are played by non actors. This is a very suspenseful, disturbing film

Ecco Shoe Review – My Husband Finds the Perfect Shoe

Ecco Shoe Review – My Husband Finds the Perfect Shoe Ecco's years of experience and dedication to excellence has resulted in the perfect shoe for my husband who is someone who really has trouble finding a shoe that fits

Chicago’s Birthday Party Review – A Double Celebration

Chicago’s Birthday Party Review – A Double Celebration How does Chicago celebrate it’s birthday? I have been curious about this for many years, but this was my first opportunity to enjoy a great City of Chicago Birthday Party

The Wind Rises Review - A Remarkable Story

The Wind Rises Review - A Remarkable Story It is hard to imagine that a brilliant (in every sense) animated film, The Wind Rises, could be made about the life of Jiro Horikoshi, an aeronautical engineer who was the designer of the Zero, Japan's principal fighter aircraft during WW II

San Francisco Gift Fair Review - An Unexpected Find

San Francisco Gift Fair Review - An Unexpected Find Visiting the San Francisco Gift Fair at Moscone Center in San Francisco, I was very impressed with Sydney Loew at the Poketti Booth. Read her story

Lamplighters Music Theatre Die Fledermaus Review – A Delight

Lamplighters Music Theatre Die Fledermaus Review – A Delight Seeing the Lamplighters Music Theatre Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts felt like a “happening”. Don't miss three performances at Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco

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

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