Articles by Amy Munice

Miguel Harth-Bedoya Conducts Chicago Symphony Orchestra Review – Rich Program Crowned by Regal Mussorgsky

Miguel Harth-Bedoya Conducts Chicago Symphony Orchestra Review – Rich Program Crowned by Regal Mussorgsky Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs flawlessly under the baton of Miguel Harth-Bedoya

Metropolitan Opera’s “Falstaff” Review – A Double Header Treat for Chicagoans

Metropolitan Opera’s “Falstaff” Review – A Double Header Treat for Chicagoans This week you can see "The Merry Wives of Windsor" as a play or an encore performance of Metropolitan Opera's "Falstaff"

Chicago Shakespeare’s “Merry Wives of Windsor” Review – Reimagined in Post WWII- England

Chicago Shakespeare’s “Merry Wives of Windsor” Review – Reimagined in Post WWII- England Chicago Shakespeare Theater re-imagines "The Merry Wives of Windsor" in post WWII England -- with great success

The Strange Tree Group’s “The Dead Prince” Review – Full of Gags

The Strange Tree Group’s “The Dead Prince” Review – Full of Gags Strange Tree Group's "The Dead Prince" is playing at the Storefront Theater through December 22

Gaudete Brass Quintet Dame Myra Hess Concert Review – Rejoice and Reflect on Brass

Gaudete Brass Quintet Dame Myra Hess Concert Review – Rejoice and Reflect on Brass Gaudete Brass Quintet play a mix of traditional and new music at the Dame Myra Hess concert

Profiles Theatre’s “Hellcab” Review – Chicago’s Answer to “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Profiles Theatre’s “Hellcab” Review – Chicago’s Answer to “It’s a Wonderful Life” "Hellcab" is Chicago's holiday season answer to the classic film "It's a Wonderful Life"

Review of What You Should Know About Tap Wine – Wisdom from City Winery’s Chief Winemaker

Review of What You Should Know About Tap Wine – Wisdom from City Winery’s Chief Winemaker Tap wine fresh from the keg has advantages reviewed here by City Winery's Head Winemaker, David Lecomte

The House Theatre’s “Nutcracker” Review – Powered by Imagination

The House Theatre’s “Nutcracker” Review – Powered by Imagination The House Theatre's "The Nutcracker" is steeped with creativity and imagination to enchant children of all ages

CSO Beyond the Score Symphonie Fantastique Review – Berlioz Come to Life

CSO Beyond the Score Symphonie Fantastique Review – Berlioz Come to Life Chicago Symphony Orchestra's "Beyond the Score - Symphonie Fantastique" brings Berlioz to life

MCA “Sandyland” Review – Sandra Bernhard Up Front and Personal

MCA “Sandyland” Review – Sandra Bernhard Up Front and Personal "Sandyland", Sandra Bernhard's comedy cabaret comes to the MCA

Step Up Productions “HoliDaze” – Scripts Taking Holidays Beyond Norman Rockwell-like Happy

Step Up Productions “HoliDaze” – Scripts Taking Holidays Beyond Norman Rockwell-like Happy "HoliDaze" is five one-act plays with a lets-get-real-about-the-holidays theme

Mavis Staples at NYC City Winery Review – Like Good Wine, Better with Age

Mavis Staples at NYC City Winery Review – Like Good Wine, Better with Age Mavis Staples at the City Winery in New York overflowed with charisma and song

NYC City Winery Food and Wine Review – Go for the Mains and Taps

NYC City Winery Food and Wine Review – Go for the Mains and Taps Think beyond the music at the City Winery. This is a foodie stop worth noting

Brooklyn Museum's "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier" Review - From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

Brooklyn Museum's "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier" Review - From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk Brooklyn Museum has created a crowd pleaser exhibit of the intriguing haute couture of Jean Paul Gauthier

“The Forty Part Motet” at The Cloisters Review – Celestial Exponential

“The Forty Part Motet” at The Cloisters Review – Celestial Exponential "The Forty Part Motet" at The Cloisters is an immersion in beautiful music that grabs and holds you close

The Morgan Library Da Vinci Exhibit Review - Glimpsing at Perfection in Progress

The Morgan Library Da Vinci Exhibit Review - Glimpsing at Perfection in Progress Time your visit to see the Da Vinci exhibit at The Morgan Library to catch a docent's tour

Guggenheim’s “Kandinsky in Paris, 1934-1944” Review- Gentle Works Amidst a Time on Fire

Guggenheim’s “Kandinsky in Paris, 1934-1944” Review- Gentle Works Amidst a Time on Fire The Guggenheim presents an intimate collection of Kandinsky's works from the last eleven years of his life while he lived in the suburbs of Paris

“After Midnight” Review – Talent Exploding from the Stage

“After Midnight” Review – Talent Exploding from the Stage "After Midnight" evokes the Jazz Age and delivers non-stop fast-paced music, song, dance entertainment

Chicago Sinfonietta “Día de los Muertos” Concert Review – Infusing Cool into Classical Music

Chicago Sinfonietta “Día de los Muertos” Concert Review – Infusing Cool into Classical Music Chicago Sinfonietta's memorable Day of the Dead performance was another milestone in having impact on growing a classical music audience

“White Rabbit, Red Rabbit” Review – Playwright in the Room

“White Rabbit, Red Rabbit” Review – Playwright in the Room Chicago Humanities Festival sponsors the play "White Rabbit, Red Rabbit" at the Museum of Contemporary Art performance space

Metropolitan Opera HD Broadcast of “Tosca” Review – Up Close with Iconic Opera Tragedy

Metropolitan Opera HD Broadcast of “Tosca” Review – Up Close with Iconic Opera Tragedy Metropolitan Opera's HD Broadcast of the Iconic "Tosca" is intimate and mesmerizing

Che Malambo Review – Power and Panache

Che Malambo Review – Power and Panache Che Malamba stuns and awes with gaucho inspired percussive dance

“Simply Italian Great Wines” US Tour 2013 in Chicago Review – One-Day University on Truly Great Wine

“Simply Italian Great Wines” US Tour 2013 in Chicago Review – One-Day University on Truly Great Wine Italian winemakers are on tour in the USA, the world's largest importer of Italian wines

"Our Cultural Center" non-profit arts funding, a comedy - Episode 9 - Paperless

"Our Cultural Center" non-profit arts funding, a comedy - Episode 9 - Paperless In this episode of "Our Cultural Center" Randall wants to may hay about the organization going paperless

Chicago Humanities Festival “Birds Do It, Bees Do It” Review – Commissioned Songs Steal the Show

Chicago Humanities Festival “Birds Do It, Bees Do It” Review – Commissioned Songs Steal the Show Chicago Humanities Festival "Birds Do It, Bees Do It" was this year's cabaret event with new commissioned works that shined

Our Cultural Center - Non-profit funding, a comedy - Episode 8 - The Coffee Run

Our Cultural Center - Non-profit funding, a comedy - Episode 8 - The Coffee Run Episode 8 of "Our Cultural Center" takes a look at office politics through the lens of the coffee run

Our Cultural Center - Non-profit funding, a comedy - Episode 7 French Fries

Our Cultural Center - Non-profit funding, a comedy - Episode 7 French Fries Sharing food in the office-- Our Cultural Center, a nonprofit arts organization comedy

Timeline’s “The Normal Heart” Review – Love in the Time of AIDS

Timeline’s “The Normal Heart” Review – Love in the Time of AIDS This production of Larry Kramer's "The Normal Heart" re-tells the horror of the earliest days of the AIDS, with a heart-rending love story amidst the political storm

“Elephant Room” Review – Belly Laughs Make Us Human

“Elephant Room” Review – Belly Laughs Make Us Human Elephant Room is a waltz into magic with heaps of offbeat absurdist humor on top

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