Articles by Amy Munice

Siam: The Queen and the White City Opening Review – Thai-Chicago Bonds Renewed with Dazzling Spectacle and Thai Treasures

Siam:  The Queen and the White City Opening Review – Thai-Chicago Bonds Renewed with Dazzling Spectacle and Thai Treasures Chicago History Museum Special Exhibit Now Open -- Siam: the Queen and the White City -- reminding us of how Chicago-Thai bonds were born

Evita Review – History Told in Song, Dance and Spectacular Stagecraft

Evita Review – History Told in Song, Dance and Spectacular Stagecraft Evita tells the story of Eva Peron and the cult of personality surrounding her with music, dance and spectacular staging

Drumbar Review – Ready to Take the Chill from Your Autumn

Drumbar Review – Ready to Take the Chill from Your Autumn Atop a Gold Coast Hotel, Drumbar awaits you with cocktails carefully thought through to match the season

To Master the Art Review – Savor a Life Lived to the Fullest

To Master the Art Review – Savor a Life Lived to the Fullest To Master the Art tells the story of Julia Child in France during the years that spawned her famous cookbook and much more, entertaining all the way

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Preview - December Schedule

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Preview - December Schedule Chicago Symphony Orchestra plans many holiday themed concerts for December

Shattered Globe’s “Other People’s Money” Review – Stellar Script, Cast, Direction

Shattered Globe’s “Other People’s Money” Review – Stellar Script, Cast, Direction Shattered Globe Theatre makes you mull on capitalism with a fresh eye with this expertly acted production of "Other People's Money"

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO CELEBRATES 95TH ANNIVERSARY WITH FREE PERFORMANCES AT SYMPHONY CENTER AND ACROSS CHICAGO News Release

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO CELEBRATES 95TH ANNIVERSARY WITH FREE PERFORMANCES AT SYMPHONY CENTER AND ACROSS CHICAGO News Release This is the 95th year of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association’s s training ensemble for pre-professional musicians—the only one affiliated with a major American symphony orchestra

CICERO’S CHODL AUDITORIUM HOSTS FREE CONCERT WITH CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND MUSIC DIRECTOR RICCARDO MUTI News Release

CICERO’S CHODL AUDITORIUM HOSTS FREE CONCERT WITH CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND MUSIC DIRECTOR RICCARDO MUTI News Release Free CSO Concert Wednesday, September 18.

Hank Williams: Lost Highway Review – Hank Williams Recreated in 21 Songs Plus

Hank Williams: Lost Highway Review – Hank Williams Recreated in 21 Songs Plus Meet Hank Williams as a boy and follow him to his untimely death at 29---with many a classic song along the way expertly performed by an enthusiastic cast

Interactive “Give” sculpture unveiled on State Street at Chicago Loop Alliance’s The Gateway public plaza Report - Chicago Street Musicians engaged for pop-up lunchtime performances too

Interactive “Give” sculpture unveiled on State Street at Chicago Loop Alliance’s The Gateway public plaza Report - Chicago Street Musicians engaged for pop-up lunchtime performances too Chicago Gateway lunchtime destination adds more art and street performance

TimeLine’s “Raisin in the Sun” Review – A Production Worthy of Chicago’s Literary Treasure at a Historic Moment

TimeLine’s “Raisin in the Sun” Review – A Production Worthy of Chicago’s Literary Treasure at a Historic Moment TimeLine Theatre brings Chicagoan Lorraine Hansberry's classic play "Raisin in the Sun" to vibrant life, compelling you to grapple with the experience of each member of the Younger family portrayed in this story

“Conversations on a Homecoming” Review – For Those Steeped in Irish Lore and Ear

“Conversations on a Homecoming” Review – For Those Steeped in Irish Lore and Ear "Conversations on a Homecoming" tells the tale of one Irish emigree returning to his home town pub one night to see his old friends. Drinks are downed and hard truths come out.

Chicago Dancing Festival Harris Theater and Auditorium Theatre Review – Exciting New Choreography Steals the Limelight

Chicago Dancing Festival Harris Theater and Auditorium Theatre Review – Exciting New Choreography Steals the Limelight Chicago Dancing Festival showcased world-class dance talent with imaginative choreography stealing the show

Prasino Review – A Haven for Health-Conscious Foodies

Prasino Review – A Haven for Health-Conscious Foodies Prasino, which means "green" in Greek, prides itself in being a first of a kind eco-friendly restaurant for foodies serving eclectic clientele in the Wicker Park /Ukranian Village and from throughout Chicago

August 21 Dame Myra Hess Concert Review – An Intimate Four Hands Performance

August 21 Dame Myra Hess Concert Review – An Intimate Four Hands Performance Two world-renowned virtuoso pianists share an intimate program of four hand selections

Thanksgiving Day Parade Preview - Your Chance to Volunteer at an ALL- FUN event

Thanksgiving Day Parade Preview - Your Chance to Volunteer at an ALL- FUN event Join an 80-year tradition and volunteer to help make the Thanksgiving Parade in Chicago a memorable and fun event for children of all ages

Grant Park Music Festival 79th Season Review – Successfully Seeding Love of Classical Music for Generations to Come

Grant Park Music Festival 79th Season Review – Successfully Seeding Love of Classical Music for Generations to Come Grant Park Music Festival just concluded it's 79th season of summer music in the spectacular Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Preview - November Schedule Announcement

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Preview - November Schedule Announcement Chicago Symphony Orchestra's November, 2013 programming includes options for families, devotees of classical music as well as fun sing-along events

Chicago Sinfonietta 2013-2014 Season Opening Celebration Review – An “Expect the Unexpected” Fun-Packed Gala

Chicago Sinfonietta 2013-2014 Season Opening Celebration Review – An “Expect the Unexpected” Fun-Packed Gala On September 12 the cutting-edge Chicago Sinfonietta hosted a fundraiser sneak preview of their 2013-2014 season--another milestone in making classical music accessible to new generations and all communities

Steppenwolf’s First Look “The Gospel of Franklin” Review – A Masterful Immersion in the Contradictions of a Complex Man

Steppenwolf’s First Look “The Gospel of Franklin” Review – A Masterful Immersion in the Contradictions of a Complex Man Meet Franklin, a man of God or at least sound-bite Gospel, through the eyes of a son struggling to come to terms with his father's complexity

Grant Park Music Festival Concerto for Saxophones Review – The Excitement of GPMF Getting Latin Jazzy

Grant Park Music Festival Concerto for Saxophones Review – The Excitement of GPMF Getting Latin Jazzy Grant Park Music Festival puts on a night of Latin-inspired Jazz and other Latin classical sounds, including a Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra, under the energized baton of Carlos Kalmar

Broadway in Chicago Summer Concert in Millennium Park Review and Preview – Broadway Love Fest Is On!

Broadway in Chicago Summer Concert in Millennium Park Review and Preview – Broadway Love Fest Is On! Broadway lovers waited out the rain for a fast-paced collage by video and live performance of snippets of some of the Broadway shows coming to Chicago in the coming year

Silk Road Rising’s “Invasion!” Review – Provocative Small Theater at its Best

Silk Road Rising’s “Invasion!” Review – Provocative Small Theater at its Best Silk Road Ensemble's "Invasion!" deconstructs stereotypes of the Arab man in America and the violence that surrounds these stereotypes -- taking on a weighty topic with great humor

Museum of Contemporary Art Hosts “JUBA!” Review – Imagination’s Syncopation On Display

Museum of Contemporary Art Hosts “JUBA!” Review – Imagination’s Syncopation On Display Museum of Contemporary Art maintains its now long tradition of hosting Chicago Human Rhythm Projects Annual Festival showcase of where this art form is evolving

Preview - RHYTHMS OF CHINA – AUGUST 26, 2013

Preview - RHYTHMS OF CHINA – AUGUST 26, 2013 Millennium Park concert features Rachel Barton Pine, Third Coast Percussion, Betti Xiang and more on August 26 in a concert sponsored by the Chinese Fine Arts Society

Preview - Chicago Air and Water Show Returns to the Lakefront

Preview - Chicago Air and Water Show Returns to the Lakefront America's Finest Civilian Aviators on Display August 17 and 18 at North Avenue Beach

Chance to Support Chicago Sinfonietta Educational Outreach

Chance to Support Chicago Sinfonietta Educational Outreach Chicago Sinfonietta's noteworthy music educational outreach programs are making rare print available as part of fundraising effort.

Jellyfish Review - A Gourmet Oasis to Counter the Gourmand Clutter

Jellyfish Review - A Gourmet Oasis to Counter the Gourmand Clutter Jellyfish makes a delicious Asian themed gourmet menu accessible to a wide range of palates and varying comfort zones with food adventure

Jackalope’s “The Casuals” Review – An Attempt to Convey the Paranoia of the 50’s

Jackalope’s “The Casuals” Review – An Attempt to Convey the Paranoia of the 50’s Jackalope's "The Casuals" tries to tell a story of government atomic experiments in a time of secrecy amidst layers of personal and impersonal betrayals

Bailiwick’s “Mahal” Review – Making Filipino-American Culture Visible

Bailiwick’s “Mahal” Review – Making Filipino-American Culture Visible Bailiwick's "Mahal" is a welcome window into Filipino-American culture in today's USA and a tale well told

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