Articles by Barbara Keer

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

“Occupy Dance 2013” Review- Creative, Powerful and Moving

“Occupy Dance 2013” Review- Creative, Powerful and Moving “Occupy Dance 2013” closes out winter quarter at the Theatre and Interpretation Center (TIC) at Northwestern University and is a fantastic production appealing to everyone

Smuin Ballet Winter Program Review – Precise and Passionate

Smuin Ballet Winter Program Review – Precise and Passionate For the past three years I have been fortunate enough to be in the Bay Area (visiting from Chicago) at the right time to see the Smuin Ballet’s Winter Program. I loved this year's program

Año Nuevo State Park Review – A Unique Experience

Año Nuevo State Park Review – A Unique Experience My friend and I have each wanted to visit Año Nuevo State Park for many years and finally on a beautiful February day, we did

The Gluten and Allergen-Free Expo, San Francisco Review – Now I Can Eat Cake!

The Gluten and Allergen-Free Expo, San Francisco Review – Now I Can Eat Cake! When more than 15 years ago I was told to eliminate gluten from my diet, I did. Participating in The Gluten and Allergen-Free Expo, San Francisco was just plain fun, a great way to learn about new products

Great Ideas for a Romantic Valentine's Day 2013 in Chicago

Great Ideas for a Romantic Valentine's Day 2013 in Chicago In case you have not yet come up with that great idea for Valentine's Day, there are lots of choices in Chicagoland. From Prix Fixe menus to caviar and champagne for two, your options to treat your special Valentine are endless

Hubbard Street + LINES Ballet Review – A Spectacular San Francisco Premiere

Hubbard Street + LINES Ballet Review –  A Spectacular San Francisco Premiere I had the unusual opportunity of attending Cal Performances at Zellerbach Hall on the University of California Berkeley campus where I saw three premieres by Hubbard Street + LINES Ballet

“One Day University” Review – A Unique Approach to Education and Fundraising

“One Day University” Review – A Unique Approach to Education and Fundraising I had the chance to attend the One Day University in Palo Alto, California which was billed as “All the best of college ---and no homework!"

Bing Concert Hall Review – A Night to Remember

Bing Concert Hall Review – A Night to Remember I was thrilled to attend the opening concert at the Bing Concert Hall on January 11, 2013, an amazing evening I will long remember

Intel’s Ultra Convertibles Review – Look at What ‘s New

Intel’s Ultra Convertibles Review – Look at What ‘s New Check out the new products, Ultra Convertibles, that can twist (Flip, Turn or Spin) on laptops and tablets this Holiday Season

President Lincoln's Cottage and Ford's Theatre Review - Enhancing the Movie Lincoln

President Lincoln's Cottage and Ford's Theatre Review - Enhancing the Movie Lincoln I enjoyed the Steven Spielberg movie "Lincoln" even more because of my visit to President Lincoln's Cottage and Ford's Theatre

Faith Healer Review – A Powerful Tale Told Again

Faith Healer Review – A Powerful Tale Told Again The Den Theatre is the perfect venue for the remounted production of Faith Healer by Brian Friel, directed by J.R. Sullivan, playing until February 3, 2013

The Book of Mormon Review – A Delight for Chicago Audiences

The Book of Mormon Review – A Delight for Chicago Audiences You won't want to miss "The Book of Mormon", a unique and unforgettable theatrical experience playing at The Bank of America Theatre until September, 2013

WAR HORSE Review – Galloping Onto the Cadillac Palace Theatre Stage in 2012 and Off in 2013

WAR HORSE Review – Galloping Onto the Cadillac Palace Theatre Stage in 2012 and Off in 2013   WAR HORSE, which tells about Albert and his beloved horse, Joey during World War I is playing until January 5, 2013 at the Cadillac Palace theatre

Inaugural Storefront Playwright Project - Stop by Expo 72 and Watch a Play Emerge

Inaugural Storefront Playwright Project - Stop by Expo 72 and Watch a Play Emerge For the inaugural Storefront Playwright Project, the League of Chicago Theatres is providing window space at Expo 72 for emerging and established playwrights to work on a current writing project in view of the public

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