Articles by Amy Munice

Chicago Architecture Foundation Special Pivot Arts Festival Tour of Uptown – Imagining a Paris on the Prairie

Chicago Architecture Foundation Special Pivot Arts Festival Tour of Uptown – Imagining a Paris on the Prairie 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 Review – Haydn, Martinů, Scriabin at the Flawless CSO Standard

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Review – Haydn, Martinů, Scriabin at the Flawless CSO Standard 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"

Rivendell Theatre’s “The Electric Baby” Review - For Those Who Savor Metaphors

Rivendell Theatre’s “The Electric Baby” Review - For Those Who Savor Metaphors 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

MCA's Whisper Opera Review - A Bold Experiment in "Fragile" Music

MCA's Whisper Opera Review - A Bold Experiment in "Fragile" Music 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 and Brent Funderburk Dame Myra Hess Concert Review - Ravel, Maya and Bártok in Vibrant Musical Colors

Francesca Anderegg and Brent Funderburk Dame Myra Hess Concert Review - Ravel, Maya and Bártok in Vibrant Musical Colors 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

Pivot Multi-Arts Festival Preview - Cutting Edge and Fun Spirit of Vaudeville Can Be All Yours

Pivot Multi-Arts Festival Preview - Cutting Edge and Fun Spirit of Vaudeville Can Be All Yours 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 Theatre Company’s “Smudge” Review - Provoking You to Re-Think Definitions of Life in Our Time

Ka-Tet Theatre Company’s “Smudge” Review - Provoking You to Re-Think Definitions of Life in Our Time Ka-Tet Theater's "Smudge" Gives Everyone's Pre-Held Notions and Convictions About What Defines Life a Jolt

Chicago Dramatists’ “Homecoming 1972” Review – Dissecting Stuck Lives

Chicago Dramatists’ “Homecoming 1972” Review – Dissecting Stuck Lives In "Homecoming 1972" we revisit a time when returning Vietnam Veterans could not find a place or way to feel normal.

Striding Lion’s Dada Gert Review - Moving the Dada Zeitgeist to a Contemporary Context

Striding Lion’s Dada Gert Review -  Moving the Dada Zeitgeist to a Contemporary Context Relive the Dada times in a multimedia performance inspired by the renegade German dance-theater-film artist Valeska Gert

Pamela Gaard “Painting and Proverbs” Exhibition Review – Transcending History of Genocide, Religious and Language Barriers

Pamela Gaard “Painting and Proverbs” Exhibition Review – Transcending History of Genocide, Religious and Language Barriers Pamela Gaard's portraiture of Somalis and explorations of Somali proverbs are helping to break down barriers between a marginalized community and mainstream Minnesotans

Arts Alliance Illinois Luncheon Report - Empowering Illinois’ Creative Energy-Past, Present and Future

Arts Alliance Illinois Luncheon Report - Empowering Illinois’ Creative Energy-Past, Present and Future 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 Review— An Injection of Joy on Even the Stormiest Day

Dance Spa Review— An Injection of Joy on Even the Stormiest Day Dance Spa's Zumba classes are one of the best ways to get your health and fitness on track with pure joy

“Ganesh Versus the Third Reich” MCA Performance Review—Outsider Art On Stage Stirs Thought and Some Squirms

“Ganesh Versus the Third Reich” MCA Performance Review—Outsider Art On Stage Stirs Thought and Some Squirms 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

Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg’s Rodin Review—Capturing the Tortured Process of Creativity

Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg’s Rodin Review—Capturing the Tortured Process of Creativity 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 and Riko Higuma at Dame Myra Hess Concert Review - Rich Sensibilities Brought to a Thoughtfully Chosen Repertoire

Yves Dharamraj and Riko Higuma at Dame Myra Hess Concert Review - Rich Sensibilities Brought to a Thoughtfully  Chosen Repertoire 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

Chicago Dramatists Saturday Series Review – Watch How Theatrical Sausage is Made—It’s Fun and Educational

Chicago Dramatists Saturday Series Review – Watch How Theatrical Sausage is Made—It’s Fun and Educational 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

Beyond the Score Review - We are Transported Through an 1888 Russian Window Looking to the East

Beyond the Score Review - We are Transported Through an 1888 Russian Window Looking to the East Enchanted as never before by Rimsky-Korsokoff's Scheherezade

Paige in Full Review—the REAL Audience is M.I.A.

Paige in Full Review—the REAL Audience is M.I.A. 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.

May Day in Minneapolis Review - Give or Take a Week or So

May Day in Minneapolis Review - Give or Take a Week or So 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

Dame Myra Hess May Day Concert Review - A Rare Lyrebird Duet Treat

Dame Myra Hess May Day Concert Review - A Rare Lyrebird Duet Treat Lyrebird, a rare bird harp/flute duet treated the audience at the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series In Chicago Cultural Center

Museum of Contemporary Art Performance Review - More Noble Accents from Eighth Blackbird

Museum of Contemporary Art Performance Review - More Noble Accents from Eighth Blackbird Making a Chicago home for eighth blackbird performances is high on the list of the MCA’s achievements

Arya Bhavan Review - Vegan, Organic and Above All DELICIOUS—Even to Carnivores

Arya Bhavan Review - Vegan, Organic and Above All DELICIOUS—Even to Carnivores Arya Bhavan on is the first and only 100% vegan Indian restaurant on Devon Avenue serving delicious vegan options that even carnivores will crave

Gangnam Symphony Ensemble Concert Review - Consummate Professional Musicians from Seoul Delight Chicagoans’ Ears

Gangnam Symphony Ensemble Concert Review - Consummate Professional Musicians from Seoul Delight Chicagoans’ Ears 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” Concert Reading Review---Making a Strong Lyrical Case for a Full-Scale Production

“I Can Get It For You Wholesale” Concert Reading Review---Making a Strong Lyrical Case for a Full-Scale Production "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

Roka Akor Summer Menu Review - A Place for the Perfect Date Night to Start or Continue

Roka Akor Summer Menu Review - A Place for the Perfect Date Night to Start or Continue 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

Marriott Theatre’s “South Pacific” Review—Don’t Miss It!

Marriott Theatre’s “South Pacific” Review—Don’t Miss It! From the first note of Marriott Theatre's "South Pacific" you will know you are in for one very enchanted evening

Goodman’s “Happiest Song Plays Last” Review—Perfect for All Longing for More Latin Flavor on Chicago’s Stages

Goodman’s “Happiest Song Plays Last” Review—Perfect for All Longing for More Latin Flavor on Chicago’s Stages "The Happiest Song Plays Last" fills the void for those longing for more genuine Latino voices on Chicago's stages

The Feminist Show at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art Review - Experience the Vulnerability of Being Clothed

The Feminist Show at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art Review - Experience the Vulnerability of Being Clothed The Feminist Show at MCA--the tribe of Divas and their energies is what carries the show

“HAIR, the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical” Review - Let the Sun Shine In

“HAIR, the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical” Review - Let the Sun Shine In What Wilmette’s Actors Training Center Repertory Company teaches us most is that the value of teaching via art is priceless

Classical Mondays Chicago Opera Theater Review – Bringing Poulenc to Life

Classical Mondays Chicago Opera Theater Review – Bringing Poulenc to Life we met eight young artists on their trajectory of operatic brilliance in beautiful Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center

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