Articles by Amy Munice

Prieto Conducts CSO with Yeh in Spotlight Review – Varied Program Gives Much to Savor

Prieto Conducts CSO with Yeh in Spotlight Review – Varied Program Gives Much to Savor CSO Principal Percussionist Cynthia Yeh is solo star in varied program under baton of Prieto

Field Museum’s “Vodou – Sacred Powers of Haiti” Review – Spirituality Steeped in Struggles Against Racism

Field Museum’s “Vodou – Sacred Powers of Haiti” Review – Spirituality Steeped in Struggles Against Racism "Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti" at the Field Museum debunks myths about the religion and explains its rituals from the perspective of followers of that faith

Los Lobos at City Winery Review – Waxing Psychedelic on its 41st Year

Los Lobos at City Winery Review – Waxing Psychedelic on its 41st Year Los Lobos brought out more of the rock side of their repertoire at City Winery

Florida Keys in Less Than 48 Hours Review – Stay Longer!

Florida Keys in Less Than 48 Hours Review – Stay Longer! The Florida Keys are far more multi-faceted for a less than 2-day trip to give them their due

Sunset Key Latitudes Restaurant Review – Flair for Freshness and Finishing Touches

Sunset Key Latitudes Restaurant Review – Flair for Freshness and Finishing Touches Sunset Key Latitudes is the place to head for special occasion meals in Key West-- superlative!

Key West’s Firefly Restaurant Review – Southern Made Scrumptious

Key West’s Firefly Restaurant Review – Southern Made Scrumptious Firefly in Key West delivers a unique and tasty Nouvelle Southern cuisine menu

Chelsea House Historic Key West Inn Review – Relax in the Real Key West

Chelsea House Historic Key West Inn Review – Relax in the Real Key West Historic Key West Inns' Chelsea House gives you an affordable alternative to cookie cutter chain hotels

Historic Courtyard Cadillac Miami Beach Hotel Review – Balancing Business with South Beach Buzz

Historic Courtyard Cadillac Miami Beach Hotel Review – Balancing Business with South Beach Buzz Recently expanded and renovated and also protected by Miami Beach as a historic building, Marriott's Courtyard Cadillac Hotel is festive -- for families, business travelers, and more

Art Basel Miami Review - Art, Style, Sun

Art Basel Miami Review - Art, Style, Sun Art Basel Miami is the premier art show in the US-- and vast!

Dance Theatre of Harlem at Auditorium Theatre Review – Classic Ballet with a Pinch of Soul

Dance Theatre of Harlem at Auditorium Theatre Review – Classic Ballet with a Pinch of Soul Dance Theatre of Harlem's graceful dancers performed classic ballet and one crowd pleaser that goes beyond

CSO’s Beyond the Score “a pierre dream” – Review –Rich, Multi-layered Portrait of Boulez and His Music

CSO’s Beyond the Score “a pierre dream” – Review –Rich, Multi-layered Portrait of Boulez and His Music Frank Gehry and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Beyond the Score creators team up to give a moving portrait of living legend Pierre Boulez

American Theater Company’s “The Humans” Review – Serving Frailty Stew on Turkey Day

American Theater Company’s “The Humans” Review – Serving Frailty Stew on Turkey Day "The Humans" is an aptly named play depicting a contemporary American family having Thanksgiving dinner

Preservation of Three Chicago Landmarks Honored – Review – Milestone for Chicagoan’s Heartfelt Architectural Pride

Preservation of Three Chicago Landmarks Honored – Review – Milestone for Chicagoan’s Heartfelt Architectural Pride Landmarks Illinois Honors Three Chicago Preservation Projects with Driehaus Preservation Awards

Strawdog’s “Great Expectations” Review – Multi-Jointed Actors and Script Delight

Strawdog’s “Great Expectations” Review – Multi-Jointed Actors and Script Delight Uber-flexible actors and fast-paced script of Strawdog's "Great Expectations" delight

Măcelaru Conducts Chicago Symphony Orchestra – Brahms, Bruch, and Dvořák

Măcelaru Conducts Chicago Symphony Orchestra – Brahms, Bruch, and Dvořák Personable pre-concert speaker brings Brahms, Bruch and Dvořák newly alive-- followed by a transporting CSO performance

Holcombe Waller “Wayfinders” Review – Sci-Fi Flavored Musical Expressionism

Holcombe Waller “Wayfinders” Review – Sci-Fi Flavored Musical Expressionism "Wayfinders" may have created a new genre of sci-fi inspired musical expressionism

Michael Clark Company: “come, been and gone” Review – Dance with Standout Costumes and Lighting

Michael Clark Company: “come, been and gone” Review – Dance with Standout Costumes and Lighting Museum of Contemporary Art's exhibit "David Bowie Is" gets an accompanying dance performance showcasing the rock star's music by Michael Clark Company

A Red Orchid Theatre’s “Strandline” Review – Challenging to American Ears

A Red Orchid Theatre’s “Strandline” Review – Challenging to American Ears A Red Orchid Theatre presents the Chicago World Premiere of a heavy-Irish accent play "Strandline"

“Lotto Fever in the Sucker State” Review – Lovable Sitcom in Spirit of Farm-Aid

“Lotto Fever in the Sucker State” Review – Lovable Sitcom in Spirit of Farm-Aid "Lotto Fever in the Sucker State" tells the story of small farmers suffering today with disarming humor

Beijing Dance Theater “Wild Grass” Review – Flawless Dancing Sans Wow

Beijing Dance Theater “Wild Grass” Review – Flawless Dancing Sans Wow "Wild Grass" by Beijing Dance Theater is based on writings of a well-known Chinese writer Lu Xun (1881 - 1926)

Silk Road Rising’s “The Hundred Flowers Project” Review – Paradigms on a Bullet Train

Silk Road Rising’s “The Hundred Flowers Project” Review – Paradigms on a Bullet Train "The Hundred Flowers Project" aims to explore Mao's notion of continuous revolution through the zeitgeist of hi-tech times

“Beyond the Aria” Review – Lyric Opera Serenade on Pritzker Stage

“Beyond the Aria” Review – Lyric Opera Serenade on Pritzker Stage Lyric Opera voices in an intimate cabaret-like setting on Pritzker Stage

Rosy Simas Danse “We Wait in the Darkness” Review– Storytelling with a Multi-Media Movement Poem

Rosy Simas Danse “We Wait in the Darkness” Review– Storytelling with a Multi-Media Movement Poem Rosy Simas' subtle choreography paired with video and soundscapes creates a moving poem, in all senses

Profiles Theatre “The Cryptogram” Review – That First Time You Felt Your World Fall Apart

Profiles Theatre “The Cryptogram” Review – That First Time You Felt Your World Fall Apart Profile Theatre mounts a top-notch production of David Mamet's play "The Cryptogram"

The People’s Music School Passes On Baton-- Preview–-Renewing the Treasure Rita Simó Gave Chicago

The People’s Music School Passes On Baton-- Preview–-Renewing the Treasure Rita Simó Gave Chicago The People's Music School Appoints a new President and Artistic Director who is a kindred spirit of the school's founder

CSO’s “Ben Hur” Review – Historic Silent Film Scored by Rock Drummer

CSO’s “Ben Hur” Review – Historic Silent Film Scored by Rock Drummer Chicago Symphony Orchestra enlists famed rock drummer to bring classic silent film "Ben Hur" alive

Lyric Opera “Capriccio” Review – Rewarded Strongly by Renée Fleming’s Final Aria

Lyric Opera “Capriccio” Review – Rewarded Strongly by Renée Fleming’s Final Aria Renée Fleming diva powers the Lyric Opera's current production of "Capriccio"

Rosy Simas “We Wait in the Darkness” Dance Preview – Dancing to Heal the Generations

Rosy Simas “We Wait in the Darkness” Dance Preview – Dancing to Heal the Generations Well-known Minneapolis choreographer Rosy Simas brings her heralded work "We Wait in Darkness" to Chicago

Porchlight’s “Sweeney Todd” Review – Charmed and Cozy with a Ghoulish Tale

Porchlight’s “Sweeney Todd” Review – Charmed and Cozy with a Ghoulish Tale Porchlight Music Theatre Gives the Ghoulish Tale of Sweeney Todd a New Charm and Intimacy

Rosas danst Rosas at MCA Review – Building from the Infinite Dimensions of Binary

Rosas danst Rosas at MCA Review – Building from the Infinite Dimensions of Binary See dance history and get mesmerized by the performance of "Rosas danst Rosas" at the Museum of Contemporary Art

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