Articles by Patricia Simms
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We boarded the CTA, walked a short distance on a beautiful night and Voilá! arrived in Paris ala Brasserie JO
Scheherezade's life literally depended on the power of her stories and she came through with one mesmerizing tale after another, saving her life and affirming ours
The greatest way to CURE the blues is to experience the blues! I’m here to tell you there is no finer way to do that than to sing, dance, wave, jump and jive with the genuine Mississippi article.
New York. Chicago. Los Angeles. The casting directors, agents, producers, managers, directors and other theater artists came out to see the graduates of this seminal school of dramatic arts
There we were. Crosby, Stills, Nash and the “Forever Young.” There is nothing even close to the sheer joy of the live experience of the band of your youth
After two "retirements" now, the question is not what she will do next, but can we keep up with her
Our evening was full of surprises! And what surprises! We—and by that I do mean the entire audience—were captivated by what we saw and heard and felt—the beat
On June 12, 2009, the blues fun begins and ends at SPACE in Evanston, the north shore showcase of the best of the Mississippi Delta Bluesmen
Two couples, three cultures and four relationships - gay and straight - blossom, break, sustain, repair and flourish in this contemporary romantic tale about the “language” of love
The Balanced Kitchen laid before us a such a lavish palette of delicious, healthy treats our delighted palates didn’t even notice it was good-for-you food
Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier concludes its 2008/09 season with a flood of madcap comedy told in Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare’s tale of disorder, mistaken identity and revelry
The beauty of the Lyric Opera reaches so many touch (sight,sound, memory, comfort,emotion, luxury) points it creates a perfectly lyrical operatic experience
Incubated by the Music Institute of Chicago, for ten years now, the Lakeside Singers have been bridging the worlds of classical and popular choral music by presenting a wide range of musical styles at the highest artistic level
The Chicago Jazz Orchestra did it all. Right there, in a more than sold out Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, we were mesmerized, surprised, amused and astonished by spectacularly fine music
Class Dismissed is a mellow, good-natured play about a rich suburban kid, a hippie wannabe, who doesn’t want his friends to know he has dough
Forty days after a senseless attack on their school and children, families struggle with their loss
The current exhibition of Edvard Munch’s work at the Art Institute of Chicago is a “don’t miss” event — especially if "The Scream" is the only work you know
Our backstage tour of Lyric’s incredible, vast, magnificent realm couldn’t possibly have been more enjoyable
The Theatrical Triumvirate--Denehy, Falls and O'Neill--a powerful force together again in DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS
Barbara Gaines, Artistic Director of Chicago Shakespeare Theater, has created an updated vision of Shakespeare's monumental tragedy, Macbeth.
Whether you're looking for a stunning workout or ballerina training, or everything in between, The Joffrey Ballet Academy of Dance is a great choice.
A holiday concert with something for every musical taste!
We loved our Lyric Opera experience and found Porgy & Bess and Lulu more alike than we expected. See if you agree!
Sesame Street leads the way to clearer understanding of the sky we share with the whole world through a delightful, informative tour
Propelled by the momentum of moving into its new tower, The Joffrey Ballet's opening night has something for everyone from the occasional to the seasoned ballet audience
A review of TURN OF THE CENTURY, a spectacular musical at the Goodman Theater in Chicago until November 2
New Subscribers to Lyric Opera of Chicago share their experience in a 3-part series. This is the first in the series.