Articles by Amy Munice

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Lisbon’s LX Boutique Hotel Review – Location, Location, Location! with Concierge Focus

Lisbon’s LX Boutique Hotel Review – Location, Location, Location! with Concierge Focus Lisbon's mid-range LX Boutique Hotel is centrally located and the staff poised to pointers on how to make your visit most enjoyable

Dead Writers Theater’s “THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST” Preview – Featuring Unique Set Design Inspired by Pop-Up Valentines and Toy Theaters

Dead Writers Theater’s “THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST” Preview – Featuring Unique Set Design Inspired by Pop-Up Valentines and Toy Theaters Ever historically accurate Dead Writers Theater Collective brings re-creation of set design from Oscar Wilde's time to their upcoming production of "The Importance of Being Earnest"

Lyric Opera Gala Review - King & I Themed Fest

Lyric Opera Gala Review - King & I Themed Fest Civic Opera House is transformed into an elegant King & I themed fantasyland for a gala that raised half a million dollars

Beyond the Score Falla Concert – Last in Highly Regarded Series

Beyond the Score Falla Concert – Last in Highly Regarded Series CSO ends its Beyond the Score series with a program dedicated to Manuel de Falla

CSO Music Now Review – Spring or Some Such Thing

CSO Music Now Review – Spring or Some Such Thing CSO's MusicNow presents three innovative works inspired by nature

Final “Beyond the Score” Concert Preview and Series Retrospective - CSO’s Most Able Ambassador

Final “Beyond the Score” Concert Preview and Series Retrospective -  CSO’s Most Able Ambassador CSO's Beyond the Score series presents Falla, in the last of its successful programming to bring classical music ALIVE

Silk Road Rising’s “Mosque Alert” Review – Window on Islamophobia

Silk Road Rising’s “Mosque Alert” Review – Window on Islamophobia Silk Road Rising's "Mosque Alert" takes on Islamophobia with a script that intrigues and never preaches

American Blues Theater’s “Little Shop of Horrors” Review – Bern Times Lend Campy Musical New Sting

American Blues Theater’s “Little Shop of Horrors” Review – Bern Times Lend Campy Musical New Sting Bernie supporters, angry-as-hell-Trump-supporters, and anyone who thinks about our growing class divide will find American Blues Theater's "Little Shop of Horrors" biting satire of capitalism run amok right on

Strawdog’s “Once in a Lifetime” Review- Madcap Romp is 1000% Fun

Strawdog’s “Once in a Lifetime” Review- Madcap Romp is 1000% Fun Strawdog Theatre Company's production of Kaufman & Hart's "Once in a Lifetime" is a fun-filled satire of Hollywood at the time when talkies were born

MCA Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion Review- Largo Hip-Hop Grace

MCA Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion Review-  Largo Hip-Hop Grace MCA Stage wraps up its season with a dance performance by Abraham.In.Motion

“The King and I” Through a Thailand Tourist Lens – Backwards Barbarians?

“The King and I” Through a Thailand Tourist Lens – Backwards Barbarians? Why is Thailand's military junta bothered by Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The King & I"?

Lyric’s “The King and I” Review – Broadway Classic with Opera House Flair

Lyric’s “The King and I” Review – Broadway Classic with Opera House Flair Lyric Opera's talented cast in Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The King & I" allows you to experience the beauty of the music anew

Miami City Ballet at Harris on April 30 Review- Balanchine and More

Miami City Ballet at Harris on April 30 Review- Balanchine and More Harris Theater presents Miami City Ballet, a Balanchine-based troupe

Theatre Y’s “3 Sisters” Review – Chekhov Rewrite

Theatre Y’s “3 Sisters” Review – Chekhov Rewrite Theatre Y writes a version of Chekhov's "Three Sisters' in the years after the soldiers left

Shattered Globe’s “In the Heat of the Night” Review – Whodunit Where Racism Rules

Shattered Globe’s “In the Heat of the Night” Review – Whodunit Where Racism Rules Shattered Globe produces a totally gripping stage version of "In the Heat of the Night"

ARLA Productions’ “A Splintered Soul” Review –What Happens When You Carry Hell’s Baggage

ARLA Productions’ “A Splintered Soul” Review –What Happens When You Carry Hell’s Baggage "A Splintered Soul" tells the story of Holocaust survivors attempting to re-start their lives in San Francisco--- shining a light on how their hellish experiences also impacted their ethics

MCA Unveils Exhibit “Kerry James Marshall: Mastry” - Making Blackness Visible

MCA Unveils Exhibit “Kerry James Marshall:  Mastry”  - Making Blackness Visible MCA opens "Kerry James Marshall: Mastry", a show exhibiting the body of this Chicago-based artist's work and his mission to address the absence of Black artists and subjects in the history of art

Eclipse Theatre’s “Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train” Review – Rattling the Cage of Free Will Illusions

Eclipse Theatre’s “Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train” Review – Rattling the Cage of Free Will Illusions Eclipse Theater opens its season of Stephen Adly Guirgis plays with "Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train", a masterpiece script

Meet Mai Claypool - The King and I Preview

Meet Mai Claypool - The King and I Preview Meet Mai Claypool, a member of the female dancers ensemble for Lyric's production of The King and I and a huge fan of the show

Appeal on Behalf of UNICEF - At Least 150,000 Children Affected by Ecuador Earthquake

Appeal on Behalf of UNICEF - At Least 150,000 Children Affected by Ecuador Earthquake Splash Magazines urges all readers to help victims of the Ecuadorian Earthquake

BET’s “Don’t Make Me Over” – Winning Musical Biopic Formula

BET’s “Don’t Make Me Over” – Winning Musical Biopic Formula Dionne Warwick makes a surprise appearance at the opening of Black Ensemble Theater's tribute to her work-- "Don't Make Me Over"

Remy Bumppo’s “The Life of Galileo” Review – Bertold Brecht’s Take on “The Itch”

Remy Bumppo’s “The Life of Galileo” Review – Bertold Brecht’s Take on “The Itch” Bertold Brecht's "Life of Galileo", a script he worked on from 1938 to 1953, is staged by Remy Bumppo

Porchlight’s “Dreamgirls” Review – Soul Triumph

Porchlight’s “Dreamgirls” Review – Soul Triumph Porchlight Music Theatre's "Dreamgirls" is, above all, a showcase of superstar voices

Steep Theatre’s “The Few” Review – The Loneliness of the Long Distance Driver

Steep Theatre’s “The Few” Review – The Loneliness of the Long Distance Driver Award-winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter's "The Few" is staged with typical high-quality one expects from Steep Theatre

Taylor Mac Returns to the MCA Review – Capturing 3 Decades: 1956 – 1986

Taylor Mac Returns to the MCA Review – Capturing 3 Decades: 1956 – 1986 Taylor Mac selects songs from his grand work-in-progress, "A 24-Decade History of Popular Music"

Shanghai’s PuLi Hotel and Spa Review – Relaxing Oasis for US Business Travelers

Shanghai’s PuLi Hotel and Spa Review – Relaxing Oasis for US Business Travelers Shanghai's PuLi Hotel & Resort is a self-described urban spa and resort

Bangkok’s Amari Watergate Hotel Review – Speaking the Universal Language of Comfort

Bangkok’s Amari Watergate Hotel Review – Speaking the Universal Language of Comfort The Executive Club at Bangkok's Amari Watergate Hotel is a best bet for comfort

Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue of Yangon Review – “Jew Pagoda” to the Locals

Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue of Yangon Review – “Jew Pagoda” to the Locals Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue in Yangon is a window on the diaspora of Sephardic Jews

Thailand’s Koh Chang Review – Island Life the Jungle Way

Thailand’s Koh Chang Review –  Island Life the Jungle Way When you book an inexpensive room at Koh Chang's Jungle Way you also get a no-cost personal tour and adventure service

Lee Godie: Self Portraits exhibit opens at Intuit April 8 Preview - Distinctive Selfie Art Before There Were "Selfies"

Lee Godie: Self Portraits exhibit opens at Intuit April 8 Preview - Distinctive Selfie Art Before There Were "Selfies" Make Selfie Art and more, joining in Intuit's Anniversary salute to the art of famed Chicago (outsider) artist Lee Godie

Samkar Review – Inle Lake Area Time Well Spent

Samkar Review – Inle Lake Area Time Well Spent Leave early in the morning for a boat trip to Samkar from Nyaungshwe-- time well spent

First Full Moon at Inle Lake Review – In the Eye of the Festival

First Full Moon at Inle Lake Review – In the Eye of the Festival Noting lunar calendar events and festivals is a recommended step to any Myanmar tour planning

Touristy Side of Inle Boat Tour – Adjust Your Expectations

Touristy Side of Inle Boat Tour – Adjust Your Expectations There is an overdeveloped tourist infrastructure in Inle Lake that affects your experience there

Inle Lake’s Inthein Review – Mountaintop Moments In Between Tourist Central

Inle Lake’s Inthein Review – Mountaintop Moments In Between Tourist Central Inthein epitomizes the competition between authenticity and commercialism you find in Inle Lake

Inle Lake Boat Tour- The Authentic Aspect

Inle Lake Boat Tour- The Authentic Aspect Inle Lake opens a window to a life experience you may not have imagined

myanmar style

myanmar style

yangon moments

yangon moments

Exploring New Bagan by E-bike – Fun Way to Traverse Buddhist Antiquity

Exploring New Bagan by E-bike – Fun Way to Traverse Buddhist Antiquity E-bikes help make Bagan explorations fun

Bicycling to Old Bagan Review – Serendipity Surrounds

Bicycling to Old Bagan Review – Serendipity Surrounds Bicycling in Old Bagan -- serendipity!

Bagan’s Beautiful Buddhas Review – Mirror to Changing Times

Bagan’s Beautiful Buddhas Review – Mirror to Changing Times The thousands of temples of Bagan vary in many ways-- but all have a Buddha or several within

Mt. Popa Review – Mingle with Angry Spirits Like Buddha Does

Mt. Popa Review – Mingle with Angry Spirits Like Buddha Does Mount Popa, a half-day trip from Bagan, opens a different window on the spiritual life in Myanmar

Mandalay to Bagan Fast Boat Review – Scenic Irrawaddy Dreamscape

Mandalay to Bagan Fast Boat Review – Scenic Irrawaddy Dreamscape The fast boat between Mandalay and Bagan is not that fast-- but is scenic

Hsipaw, Myanmar Review – Trek Launch Point

Hsipaw, Myanmar Review – Trek Launch Point The great variety of trek possibilities put Hsipaw on a Myanmar visitor's map

Train Across Gokteik Viaduct – Scene Outshines Famed Engineering

Train Across Gokteik Viaduct – Scene Outshines Famed Engineering The "ordinary train" from Pyin Oo Lyin to Hsipaw via the Gokteik Viaduct is not so ordinary

In and Around Union Day in Pyin Oo Lyin – British-Built Escape from Mandalay

In and Around Union Day in Pyin Oo Lyin – British-Built Escape from Mandalay Pyin Oo Lyin is a cooler retreat from the hot streets of Mandalay

Sightseeing in Mandalay – Join the Burmese Tourists

Sightseeing in Mandalay – Join the Burmese Tourists Most of Mandalay's main tourist sites can be tackled in a day

Mandalay Market Review- On the Road in Mandalay

Mandalay Market Review-  On the Road in Mandalay Mandalay's frenetic market scene is a recommended first stop for your tour of the city

Partial List of Airline Reviews in Splash Magazines

Partial List of Airline Reviews in Splash Magazines

Nong Khai, Thailand Review – Pleasant Lao Border Town on the Mekong Invites a Third Day

Nong Khai, Thailand Review – Pleasant Lao Border Town on the Mekong Invites a Third Day Nong Khai, Thailand on the Mekong has more charm than is immediately apparent

Phimai, Thailand Review – Historic, Pleasant

Phimai, Thailand Review – Historic, Pleasant Angkor Wat's predecessor temple remains put Phimai, Thailand on your map for a visit. Pleasant Phimai spots make you want to linger longer in the town

Six Laidback Ways to Like Loei Review –A Good First Stop in Isan, Thailand

Six Laidback Ways to Like Loei Review –A Good First Stop in Isan, Thailand Little-touristed Loei is a good launch point for Isan explorations and calibrating to the rhythms of the region

Four Seasons Hotels Reviews in Splash Magazines

Four Seasons Hotels Reviews in Splash Magazines

Motorbike to Udon Thani’s Lake Kumphawapi Review – Sea of Red Water Lilies Adventure

Motorbike to Udon Thani’s Lake Kumphawapi Review – Sea of Red Water Lilies Adventure Highway signs with a red lotus flower will guide your way from Udon Thani in Northeast Thailand to a lake that is a sea of red pink water lilies that open with the morning sun and close again towards noon

Hua Hin Review – Bangkok’s Easy Beach Getaway

Hua Hin Review – Bangkok’s Easy Beach Getaway Hua Hin-- a great beach and place to relax during any Southeast Asian tour

Hua Hin’s Baan Bayan Resort Review – Soothing, Gentle Surrounds

Hua Hin’s Baan Bayan Resort Review – Soothing, Gentle Surrounds Hua Hin's Baan Bayan is a carefully restored traditional Thai Teak Bungalow with an open feeling that relaxes you as soon as you arrive

Hua Hin’s Baan Laksasubha Resort Review – Go For the Royal Touch

Hua Hin’s Baan Laksasubha Resort Review – Go For the Royal Touch Baan Laksasubha is the only Hua Hin resort still owned by a Royal family. It's the attentiveness of the staff that is the real royal touch

Top 8 Highlights for a Short Birmingham Stop on Your US Road Trip

Top 8 Highlights for a Short Birmingham Stop on Your US Road Trip Starting with the Civil Right Heritage Tour, there are many good reasons to add a stop in Birmingham to your US road trip

Lyric Opera Launches “Chicago Voices” Report – Celebration of City’s Musical Talent

Lyric Opera Launches “Chicago Voices” Report – Celebration of City’s Musical Talent Lyric Opera's community outreach program, Lyric Unlimited, announces "Chicago Voices", a multi-year project celebrating and nurturing Chicago's diverse musical talents --past and present

Birmingham Civil Rights Tour – Reliving the People’s Defeat of Segregation

Birmingham Civil Rights Tour – Reliving the People’s Defeat of Segregation The Birmingham Civil Rights Tour immerses you in the past struggles against Jim Crow laws and the victories led by the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights

Highlands Restaurant Review – A Birmingham Top Pick for Farm -to-Table Feast

Highlands Restaurant Review – A Birmingham Top Pick for Farm -to-Table Feast Serving French-inspired Southern cuisine, award-winning Highlands Bar and Grill lives up to its reputation of putting Birmingham on the nation's culinary map

Vulcan Park and Museum – Birmingham’s Statue of Liberty

Vulcan Park and Museum – Birmingham’s Statue of Liberty Vulcan's statue is a Birmingham landmark. His namesake museum presents a thoughtful and cogent brief on the "Magic City"'s history

Birmingham 4th Avenue District - Imagining the Chitlin Circuit Back in the Day

Birmingham 4th Avenue District  -  Imagining the Chitlin Circuit Back in the Day Birmingham's historic 4th Avenue Black Business District is part of the Civil Rights Heritage Tour

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum – Heaven for Racecar and Motorcycle Fans

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum – Heaven for Racecar and Motorcycle Fans Get awed by the world's largest collection of motorcycles at Birmingham's Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Birmingham’s Hot and Hot Fish Club Review – Tastes of Earth, Rivers and Sea

Birmingham’s Hot and Hot Fish Club Review – Tastes of Earth, Rivers and Sea Hot and Hot Fish Club is one of the restaurants that Birmingham locals note has put the city on the national and international foodie scene

Birmingham’s Bogue’s Diner Review – A Birmingham Institution

Birmingham’s Bogue’s Diner Review – A Birmingham Institution Breakfast at Bogue's Diner is a tradition since 1938

Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark Review – Monument to the Industrial Age

Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark Review – Monument to the Industrial Age Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Alabama provides a moving monument to how man and machines transformed the world in the industrial age

Birmingham’s Rib-It-Up Restaurant Review – Tasty, Authentic BBQ

Birmingham’s Rib-It-Up Restaurant Review –  Tasty, Authentic BBQ For authentic and tasty BBQ go to Rib-it-Up in downtown Birmingham

Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve – Get Close to Nature in the “Magic City”

Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve – Get Close to Nature in the “Magic City” Take a break from urban Birmingham in wildlife and wildflower-rich Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa Review – Comfy Retreat from Birmingham Proper

Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa Review – Comfy Retreat from Birmingham Proper Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa, famed for its golf course, provides Birmingham tourists with a comfortable place to recharge energies

38th Anniversary Dame Myra Hess Concert Review – Melody Enriched Memories

38th Anniversary Dame Myra Hess Concert Review – Melody Enriched Memories The International Music Foundation marks the 38th Anniversary of the Dame Myra Hess concert series with a special performance by world-renowned Israeli cellist Amit Peled playing the same instrument that Pablo Casals played

Remy Bumppo’s “Fallen Angels” Review – Repartée with Feminine Physical Theater Twist

Remy Bumppo’s “Fallen Angels” Review – Repartée with Feminine Physical Theater Twist Remy Bumppo presents its first ever play by Noel Coward -- the sexual farce "Fallen Angels"

American Blues Theater’s 14th Year of “It’s a Wonderful Life…” Review – Charming Take on Holiday Season Classic

American Blues Theater’s 14th Year of “It’s a Wonderful Life…” Review – Charming Take on Holiday Season Classic American Blues Theater re-tells the Frank Capra movie classic "It's a Wonderful Life" as a radio play

Theater Wit’s “The Santaland Diaries” Review – Anti-Tradition Tradition

Theater Wit’s “The Santaland Diaries” Review – Anti-Tradition Tradition Theater Wit's mount of David Sedaris' Xmas classic is in its 12th year

Lehár’s “The Merry Widow” at the Lyric Review – Diva, Divo and Most of All DANCING! Delight

Lehár’s “The Merry Widow” at the Lyric Review – Diva, Divo and Most of All DANCING! Delight Lyric Opera's production of "The Merry Widow" lifts your spirits with a simple story, beautiful music, and most of all dance

“The Merry Widow” Splash Extra- Meet Clo-Clo, a.k.a. Jen Gorman

“The Merry Widow” Splash Extra- Meet Clo-Clo, a.k.a. Jen Gorman Splash magazine goes behind the scenes with one of the dancer-singers in the Lyric Opera's production of "The Merry Widow"-- Meet Jen Gorman a.k.a. Clo-Clo

New Curators of MusicNOW Preview - They Aim to Let You Experience the Thrill of New Art

New Curators of MusicNOW Preview - They Aim to Let You Experience the Thrill of New Art One of the new curators of the CSO's exciting MusicNOW series shares his thoughts on what to expect

Victory Gardens’ “Never the Sinner” Review – Tsarnaevs of Yesteryear

Victory Gardens’ “Never the Sinner” Review – Tsarnaevs of Yesteryear "Never the Sinner" tells the story of Clarence Darrow defending murderers Leopold and Loeb, who like many perpetrators of terrorism today were unrepentant

Mary-Arrchie Theatre’s “Ibsen’s Ghosts” Review – Only for Ibsen Junkies

Mary-Arrchie Theatre’s “Ibsen’s Ghosts” Review – Only for Ibsen Junkies "Ibsen's Ghosts" is an adaptation of Ibsens controversial play "Ghosts", which debuted in Chicago in 1892

Edo de Waart Conducts CSO Review – Disparate Adams and Mozart Pairing Enthralls and Keeps Us On our Toes

Edo de Waart Conducts CSO Review – Disparate Adams and Mozart Pairing Enthralls and Keeps Us On our Toes Soloist Augustin Hadelich performs Mozart's "Turkish Concerto" with the CSO, followed by the full orchestra performing Adams' Harmonielehre”-- both conducted by famed conductor Edo de Waart

SAMPLE SPLASH REVIEWS OF CULTURAL AND HISTORIC SIGHTS AND TOURS

SAMPLE SPLASH REVIEWS OF CULTURAL AND HISTORIC SIGHTS AND TOURS

SAMPLE ART AND ARCHITECTURE REVIEWS IN SPLASH MAGAZINES

SAMPLE ART AND ARCHITECTURE REVIEWS IN SPLASH MAGAZINES

Sample Nature and Adventure Reviews in Splash Magazines

Sample Nature and Adventure Reviews in Splash Magazines

Sample Food and Wine Tours and Classes Reviews in Splash Magazines

Sample Food and Wine Tours and Classes Reviews in Splash Magazines

Event Report Samples in Splash Magazines

Event Report Samples in Splash Magazines

“The Ventriloquists Convention” at MCA Review –Humanity, in a Timely Contrast to Terror

“The Ventriloquists Convention” at MCA Review –Humanity, in a Timely Contrast to Terror The French funded production of "The Ventriloquists Convention" at the Museum of Contemporary Art, especially in light of the Paris massacre, not only entertains but shines a light on finding more of our shared humanity via art

Samples of Museum Reviews in Splash Magazines

Samples of Museum Reviews in Splash Magazines

Restaurant Review Samples - Splash Magazines

Restaurant Review Samples - Splash Magazines

Chicago Humanities Festival’s “Escuela” Review – In the Bunker

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Grands Crus Classes of Saint-Emilion Review – Tasting Terroir Shifts in Two Years’ Time

Grands Crus Classes of Saint-Emilion Review – Tasting Terroir Shifts in Two Years’ Time Saint-Emilion vintners come to Chicago to demo two recent years' wine from their vineyards

Cuisine Preview - Contessa Enrica Rocca in Chicago: Eataly Cooking School and dinner at RPM Italian

 Cuisine Preview - Contessa Enrica Rocca in Chicago:  Eataly Cooking School and dinner at RPM Italian Highly regarded Italian Chef Enrica Rocca will be in Chicago hosting a special dinner at RPM Italian that showcases her prosecco and also giving a cooking class at Eataly

Hotel Review Samples - Splash Magazines

Hotel Review Samples - Splash Magazines

Travel Wrap-Up Story Samples

Travel Wrap-Up Story Samples

Kings Bowl in Lincoln Park’s New City Opening Review – Food, Drinks, Scene—Oh, And Bowling Too

Kings Bowl in Lincoln Park’s New City Opening Review – Food, Drinks, Scene—Oh, And Bowling Too On land which used to house the YMCA pool, a New City development has sprung up including a new Kings Bowl location

Chicago Humanities Festival “Four Women..” Concert – Woman Power Pouring from the Stage

Chicago Humanities Festival “Four Women..” Concert – Woman Power Pouring from the Stage Chicago Humanities Festival presents "Four Women: Josephine, Eartha, Nina and Tina"

Windy City Playhouse’s “Chapter Two” Review – Classic Neil Simon

Windy City Playhouse’s “Chapter Two” Review – Classic Neil Simon Neil Simon's romantic comedy "Chapter Two", currently playing at Windy City Playhouse, is a story about overcoming loss

Saint Sebastian Players’ “Arsenic and Old Lace” – Madcap Classic Community Style

Saint Sebastian Players’ “Arsenic and Old Lace” – Madcap Classic Community Style "Arsenic and Old Lace" is a perfect match for Saint Sebastian Players and you can tell the cast is having fun performing it

Simply Italian Great Wines US Tour Review – Get There Early

Simply Italian Great Wines US Tour Review – Get There Early The Simply Italian Great Wines US Tour is aptly named

Timeline Theatre’s “Spill” Review – Honoring Lives Lost to Oil Lust

Timeline Theatre’s “Spill” Review – Honoring Lives Lost to Oil Lust "Spill" puts a human face on the BP Oil Spill disaster

Jellyfish Cocktails Unveiling Review – Hot Spot Mixology

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Columbus, Indiana Tour Review – Architectural Mecca of Indiana

Columbus, Indiana Tour Review – Architectural Mecca of Indiana Columbus, Indiana is one of the top ranked places in the US for architectural highlights

Henry Social Club Restaurant Review – Trendy, Tasty Spot in Columbus, Indiana

Henry Social Club Restaurant Review – Trendy, Tasty Spot in Columbus, Indiana Henry Social Club of Columbus, Indiana serves tasty gourmet fare in the midst of trendy hot spot buzz surrounds

Miller House Review – Top Pick Attraction in Columbus, Indiana

Miller House Review – Top Pick Attraction in Columbus, Indiana A landmark in modern residential architecture, Miller House is a top pick attraction of Columbus, Indiana

“Bernstein in New York City” Review – CSO Takes Us Beyond the Score

“Bernstein in New York City” Review – CSO Takes Us Beyond the Score CSO's Beyond the Score paints a vivid portrait of Leonard Bernstein as a man with phenomenal emotional range that informed his compositions, conducting and life

Family Fun in Columbus, Indiana Review – Some Options to Note

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Niv Sheinfeld/Oren Laor and Same Planet Different World MCA Performance Review – Electric, Humorous, Intimate --- Touching

Niv Sheinfeld/Oren Laor and Same Planet Different World MCA Performance Review – Electric, Humorous, Intimate --- Touching Same Planet Different World Dance Theatre and Niv Sheinfeld/Oren Laor perform three highly engaging dance pieces

The Inn at Irwin Gardens Review – Downton Abbey Hoosier Style

The Inn at Irwin Gardens Review – Downton Abbey Hoosier Style Luxury and the feel of history at The Inn at Irwin Gardens Bed & Breakfast of Columbus, Indiana

Trap Door Theatre’s “The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls” Review – The Feminine Mystique Post-Soviet Style

Trap Door Theatre’s “The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls” Review – The Feminine Mystique Post-Soviet Style Set in Post-Soviet Russia, "The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls" tells of female perils in a world that likely doesn't offer happy endings

CSO "On the Waterfront" Preview - October 23 Screening with CSO Live Performance

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“True Life Tales..” Review – Blue Collar Gothic Spoken Word Opera

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Joffrey’s “Sylvia” Ballet Review – Operatic Affect, Singular Choreography

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Oracle’s “No Beast So Fierce” Review – Re-Read Shakespeare First

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Gift Theatre’s “Good for Otto” Review – Mental Healthcare Collage

Gift Theatre’s “Good for Otto” Review – Mental Healthcare Collage Gift Theatre's "Good for Otto" tells tales from therapists and patients in a small town's mental health care facility

Shattered Globe’s “Marvin’s Room” Review – Seizing Every Live Theater Advantage

Shattered Globe’s “Marvin’s Room” Review – Seizing Every Live Theater Advantage Shattered Globe Theatre brings "Marvin's Room" back to the Chicago stages where it was born

Taste of Pensacola Review – Tasty Tourism Teaser

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Bally’s Hotel in Las Vegas Review – In the Very Center of the Strip

Bally’s Hotel in Las Vegas Review – In the Very Center of the Strip Lovers of the Las Vegas scene won't find a hotel option more central than Bally's

Step Up Productions’ “Barefoot in the Park” Review – Populuxe Era Play

Step Up Productions’ “Barefoot in the Park” Review – Populuxe Era Play Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" gets true-to-period treatment by Step Up Productions

Theo Ubique’s “Blood Brothers” Review – Prince and Pauper Musical

Theo Ubique’s “Blood Brothers” Review – Prince and Pauper Musical Rhyming musical "Blood Brothers" tells a UK-variant of the Prince and Pauper tale

Steep Theatre’s “The Cheats” Review – Hollywood Scene Rear Window

Steep Theatre’s “The Cheats” Review – Hollywood Scene Rear Window A long married Hollywood couple's life is shaken up by an unhinged neighbor in Steep Theatre's "The Cheats"

Lifeline’s “Miss Buncle’s Book” Review – Lite Fun Reminding of Invisible Moments

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Raven’s “Direct from Death Row – The Scottsboro Boys” – Minstrels in White Face Entertain and Shame

Raven’s “Direct from Death Row – The Scottsboro Boys” – Minstrels in White Face Entertain and Shame Raven Theatre's "Direct from Death Row The Scottsboro Boys" Recounts Painful History with Great Creativity

Tanya Tagaq World Music Festival Concert Review – Part Scat, Part Opera, All Inuit

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Expo Chicago 2015 Review – When Navy Pier Gets All Gussied Up

Expo Chicago 2015 Review – When Navy Pier Gets All Gussied Up Chicago's happening arts scene is on display at festive Expo Chicago at Navy Pier

Porchlight Music Theatre’s “SideShow” Review – Story of the Hilton Sisters

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Chicago Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” Review – Most Magical!

Chicago Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” Review – Most Magical! Shakespeare's "The Tempest" is re-imagined in the dustbowl age when Prospero could be a conjurer in this magic -filled production by Chicago Shakespeare

Joffrey’s “Millennials” Review – Choreographers’ Dream Team

Joffrey’s “Millennials” Review – Choreographers’ Dream Team Joffrey Ballet's "Millennials" concert debuts two new works with a third one that showcases the troupe's amazing grace

Dead Writers' "The Learned Ladies of Park Avenue" Preview - Jazz-Age Fashion Comes Alive

Dead Writers' "The Learned Ladies of Park Avenue" Preview - Jazz-Age Fashion Comes Alive Look for the sumptuous costumes that are a Dead Writers' trademark in this Jazz Age adaptation of a Moliere classic--4 shows only

House Theatre’s “The Revel” Review- Euripides Remix

House Theatre’s “The Revel” Review- Euripides Remix House Theatre's "The Revel" is loosely based on the Greek tragedy by Euripides "The Bacchae"

Stars of the Lyric Opera at Millennium Park Review – Uplifting Tease of the Coming Season

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