Articles by Barbara Keer

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

The Pianist of Wellesden Lane Review – A Beautiful, Compelling Story Perfectly Executed

The Pianist of Wellesden Lane Review – A Beautiful, Compelling Story Perfectly Executed Stepping out of the performance of THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE currently premiering at the Royal George Theatre, I overheard a woman remark, as she wiped tears away, “Talk about theater!” The standing ovation minutes before, was testament to the fact that the audience agreed with her

Architectural Artifacts Auction Review – A First at Twenty-Five

Architectural Artifacts Auction Review – A First at Twenty-Five I was able to attend the first day of the first auction at Architectural Artifacts, my first auction. The three-day auction was owner, Stuart Grannan’s spectacular unique way of celebrating twenty-five years of business in the same location

"Picasso and Chicago", and the "Art of Migration" Review – Two Different Stories of Chicago

"Picasso and Chicago", and the "Art of Migration" Review – Two Different Stories of Chicago "Picasso and Chicago", and the "Art of Migration" currently at the Art Institute of Chicago tell two different stories of Chicago

Mother's Day is May 12, 2013 - Find Something Great to Do

Mother's Day is May 12, 2013 - Find Something Great to Do Finding a way to let Mothers know how much they mean can be challenging. Here are some ideas that may help you show your appreciation on Mother’s Day, May12, 2013

Head of Passes Review - A Steppenwolf Premiere, Powerful and Deep

Head of Passes Review  - A Steppenwolf Premiere, Powerful and Deep The highly anticipated world-premiere production of "Head of Passes" by Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member Tarell Alvin McCraney, directed by Tina Landau is playing until June 9, 2013 at Steppenwolf Theatre

Radisson Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf Review – So Much to See and Do

Radisson Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf Review – So Much to See and Do We enjoyed our time exploring the waterfront restaurants and activities so much that we hated to leave The Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf, Winner of Carlson Hotels 2012 Renovation Award, and look forward to returning soon

The Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair Preview- Sixteenth Annual Event

The Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair Preview- Sixteenth Annual Event The Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair that runs April 26-29, 2013 opens with a preview night on April 25, and Splash will be there

Architectural Artifacts, Inc. Auction Preview – A 25th Birthday Bash, An Extravaganza to Remember

Architectural Artifacts, Inc. Auction Preview – A 25th Birthday Bash, An Extravaganza to Remember I plan to attend when he nation’s largest and most fascinating antique store, Architectural Artifacts, Inc. celebrates its 25th anniversary with a three-day auction, Friday, April 5th, Saturday, April 6th and Sunday, April 7th, beginning at 10 a.m.

Suggestions for Celebrating Easter

Suggestions for Celebrating Easter Suggestions for a lovely Easter. Food to eat out or bring home

An American Story for Actor and Orchestra Review - Hershey Felder Brings History to Life

An American Story for Actor and Orchestra Review - Hershey Felder Brings History to Life I first “met “Dr. Charles Leale, the physician who tried to save Abraham Lincoln when I visited the Ford's Theatre in Wahington, D.C.recently but now Hershey Felder tells his story in “An American Story for Actor and Orchestra” playing in limited engagement at the Royal George Theatre

AAPC Publishing Review – Publishing Workbooks That Can Change Lives

AAPC Publishing Review – Publishing Workbooks That Can Change Lives I recently became aware of AAPC Publishing, a company that specializes in books and multi-media designed to help individuals diagnosed on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and related exceptionalities, their parents, families, peers, educators and other professionals and I took a good look at two of the books

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