Articles by Patricia Simms

Windy City Rhythms Goes Global Review – WOW

Windy City Rhythms Goes Global Review – WOW 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

Blues on the North Shore Review - Brought back by popular demand

Blues on the North Shore Review - Brought back by popular demand 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

Love Person Review - the languages of love

Love Person Review - the languages of love 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

Balanced Kitchen Review - A Chicago Caterer You Should Know

Balanced Kitchen Review - A Chicago Caterer You Should Know 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

Twelfth Night Review – Chicago's Love Splash

Twelfth Night Review – Chicago's Love Splash 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

Lyric Opera Season Review – A New Subscriber Shares Shining Memories

Lyric Opera Season Review – A New Subscriber Shares Shining Memories The beauty of the Lyric Opera reaches so many touch (sight,sound, memory, comfort,emotion, luxury) points it creates a perfectly lyrical operatic experience

Lakeside Singers Review – Celebrating 10 Years of Feel Good Concerts

Lakeside Singers Review – Celebrating 10 Years of Feel Good Concerts 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

Chicago Jazz Orchestra Review – A Tour de Force Performance of American Masterpieces

Chicago Jazz Orchestra Review – A Tour de Force Performance of American Masterpieces 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 Review – The Way We Were?

Class Dismissed Review – The Way We Were? 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

The Day of Knowledge Review - A Lesson in Compassion

The Day of Knowledge Review - A Lesson in Compassion Forty days after a senseless attack on their school and children, families struggle with their loss

Edvard Munch Review - The Art Institute Seeks the Artist Behind "The Scream"

Edvard Munch Review - The Art Institute Seeks the Artist Behind "The Scream" 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

Lyric Opera Backstage Tour Review - Pay attention to the men and women behind the curtain

Lyric Opera Backstage Tour Review - Pay attention to the men and women behind the curtain Our backstage tour of Lyric’s incredible, vast, magnificent realm couldn’t possibly have been more enjoyable

Desire Under the Elms Review - Lust on the Rocks

Desire Under the Elms Review - Lust on the Rocks The Theatrical Triumvirate--Denehy, Falls and O'Neill--a powerful force together again in DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS

Macbeth Review--Barbara Gaines' Chilling Vision at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Macbeth Review--Barbara Gaines' Chilling Vision at Chicago Shakespeare Theater Barbara Gaines, Artistic Director of Chicago Shakespeare Theater, has created an updated vision of Shakespeare's monumental tragedy, Macbeth.

The Joffrey Ballet Academy of Dance Review—Another creative leap with towering promise

The Joffrey Ballet Academy of Dance Review—Another creative leap with towering promise 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.

Lakeside Singers Review--Holiday Music from Renaissance to Rock

Lakeside Singers Review--Holiday Music from Renaissance to Rock A holiday concert with something for every musical taste!

Porgy & Bess and Lulu Review - A Weekend Of Lyric Opera of Chicago

Porgy & Bess and Lulu Review - A Weekend Of Lyric Opera of Chicago We loved our Lyric Opera experience and found Porgy & Bess and Lulu more alike than we expected. See if you agree!

One World, One Sky Review - Big Bird’s Adventure, An Imaginative Family Show at the Adler Planetarium

One World, One Sky Review - Big Bird’s Adventure, An Imaginative Family Show at the Adler Planetarium Sesame Street leads the way to clearer understanding of the sky we share with the whole world through a delightful, informative tour

The Joffrey Ballet Review - Opening Night Performance is a Towering Achievement

The Joffrey Ballet Review - Opening Night Performance is a Towering Achievement 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

Turn of the Century Review — Star-Studded Musical at the Goodman Theater

Turn of the Century Review — Star-Studded Musical at the Goodman Theater A review of TURN OF THE CENTURY, a spectacular musical at the Goodman Theater in Chicago until November 2

Experiencing Lyric for the First Time—Reviewing Our Operatic Journey

Experiencing Lyric for the First Time—Reviewing Our Operatic Journey New Subscribers to Lyric Opera of Chicago share their experience in a 3-part series. This is the first in the series.

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