Articles by Amy Munice
Chicago Architecture Foundation gives an Uptown tour as part of the Pivot Arts Festival-- explaining the area's posh beginnings steeped in Vaudeville and prohibition history
Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Music Director Riccardo Muti grabs the baton to lead memorable performances of Haydn, an oboe concerto by Martinu, and Scriabin's "The Divine Poem"
A car accident brings a long mourning middle aged couple into the world of parents of a baby who literally lights up the room, among others, in this folklore-laden tale of loss and recovery
The Whisper Opera is an experiment in "fragile" music commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art and reported by the composer to be part of his rumination on live performance vs. recordings
Francesca Anderegg (Violin) and Brent Funderburk (Piano) perform Ravel, Moya, and Bartok at the Dame Myra Hess Simulcast with WFMT last Wednesday May 29, 2014 in Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center
Uptown and Edgewater are filled with fun and cutting edge entertainment in diverse venues from June 6 - 22, 2013 as part of Pivot Arts organization's community outreach
Ka-Tet Theater's "Smudge" Gives Everyone's Pre-Held Notions and Convictions About What Defines Life a Jolt
In "Homecoming 1972" we revisit a time when returning Vietnam Veterans could not find a place or way to feel normal.
Relive the Dada times in a multimedia performance inspired by the renegade German dance-theater-film artist Valeska Gert
Pamela Gaard's portraiture of Somalis and explorations of Somali proverbs are helping to break down barriers between a marginalized community and mainstream Minnesotans
Art Alliance Illinois's Voices of a Creative State Luncheon Adds Almost a Quarter of Million Dollars to Coffers Supporting Illinois' Arts and Especially Arts Education
Dance Spa's Zumba classes are one of the best ways to get your health and fitness on track with pure joy
Ganesh and the Third Reich tells the story of the Hindu Gods reclaiming the swastika.
But how the tale is told makes us contemplate who has rights to tell a tale
Muse and artist alike are bound by artistic genius bordering on madness -- a story told so well by psyche-oriented Boris Eifman in his ballet "Rodin" recently performed in Auditorium Theatre
Yves Dharamraj (Cello) and Riko Higuma (Piano) returned to perform the WFMT-simulcast Dame Myra Hess Concert on May 15, delighting the audience with work from 16th, 19th and 20th Century musicians with a flair suggestive of their love of new music
It's easy and fun to plug into the Chicago theater scene by watching award-winning playwrights develop their voice and a body of work at the Chicago Dramatist's Saturday Series--- play readings where you learn a lot and get entertained to boot
Enchanted as never before by Rimsky-Korsokoff's Scheherezade
The Humanities Festival includes a "not-so-fairy-tale" real-life hip-hop dance autobiography in its season of fairy tale explorations. "Paige in Full" gave a high energy performance but the right audience was M.I.A.
The best way to experience spring in the USA is to go to a place like the Twin Cities where the winters are long and spring is so welcomed. Their unsurpassed May Day parade is a Rite of Spring that should go on EVERYONE's calendar
Lyrebird, a rare bird harp/flute duet treated the audience at the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series In Chicago Cultural Center
Making a Chicago home for eighth blackbird performances is high on the list of the MCA’s achievements
Arya Bhavan on is the first and only 100% vegan Indian restaurant on Devon Avenue serving delicious vegan options that even carnivores will crave
Chicago's Classical Monday series presented chamber ensembles from the Gangnam Symphony Orchestra--- a rare delight for all Chicagoans and a moment of pride for the Korean-Americans of our city
"I Can Get it For You Wholesale" -- lyrics that will make you smile from ear-to-ear make a strong case for Lost Note Theater Company to find a full-scale production for a re-make of this musical that launched Barbra Streisand's career
A visit to trendy River North's Roka Akor's patio was great for people-watching in style while enjoying 13 spring cocktails and designer bar food for all palates
From the first note of Marriott Theatre's "South Pacific" you will know you are in for one very enchanted evening
"The Happiest Song Plays Last" fills the void for those longing for more genuine Latino voices on Chicago's stages
The Feminist Show at MCA--the tribe of Divas and their energies is what carries the show
What Wilmette’s Actors Training Center Repertory Company teaches us most is that the value of teaching via art is priceless
we met eight young artists on their trajectory of operatic brilliance in beautiful Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center