Articles by Amy Munice

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

Leo Kottke and Kim Churchill at City Winery Review – A Venue Made for Acoustic Guitar and More

Leo Kottke and Kim Churchill at City Winery  Review – A Venue Made for Acoustic Guitar and More City Winery overflowed with acoustic talent-- Leo Kottke and Kim Churchill-- and good food and wine to boot

City Winery Review - THE Go To Place for Fun, Food and Wine

City Winery Review - THE Go To Place for Fun, Food and Wine Now celebrating its 15th anniversary, Chicago's City Winery is the only winery in city limits--with a winning formula of combining headline talent with excellent wine and a small plate menu with wine pairing foremost in mind

“Let’s Dance” Grant Park Music Festival Review – The Orchestra Shows Its Chops for Pops

“Let’s Dance” Grant Park Music Festival Review – The Orchestra Shows Its Chops for Pops The versatile Grant Park Orchestra delighted the crowd with dance tunes in nearly every style-- accompanied by charismatic dancers and pop singer soloists

Sideshow’s “The Burden of Not Having a Tale”—Good Gimmicks, Good Acting, and…

Sideshow’s “The Burden of Not Having a Tale”—Good Gimmicks, Good Acting, and… Sideshow Theater Continues Its Admirable Experiments with Scripts Showcasing Characters on the Fringe. This one falls short.

Red Orchid Theatre’s Simpatico Review – A Tale That Captures with Life-Memorable Characters

Red Orchid Theatre’s Simpatico Review – A Tale That Captures with Life-Memorable Characters Sam Shepard's "Simpatico" performed by Red Orchid Theatre pulls you into a thoroughbred racing world of whodunit double crosses where characters you've never known almost become more real than the people you do know

Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity Art Institute Show Review - Telling the Tale of the Avant-Garde Driving Fashion and Art in 19th Century Paris

Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity Art Institute Show Review - Telling the Tale of the Avant-Garde Driving Fashion and Art in 19th Century Paris Fashion samples that inspired Impressionist works are on display in tandem with over 75 major Impressionist works showing the drive for modernity and style of the booming consumer culture of the time

28th Chicago Gospel Music Festival Review – Reverence for Holy Place Where American Music Was Born

28th Chicago Gospel Music Festival Review – Reverence for Holy Place Where American Music Was Born Chicago's Gospel Festival, now in its 28th year, gives Chicagoans and the world a chance to clap hands and rejoice in Bronzeville's Ellis Park, near the spiritual center where Gospel and its offshoots in soul, R&B and beyond began

Grant Park Music Festival Iris Dévoilée and More Review -- Melding Sounds of Exotic Chinese Opera with Western Instruments to Great Effect

Grant Park Music Festival Iris Dévoilée and More Review --  Melding Sounds of Exotic Chinese Opera with Western Instruments to Great Effect A work by the Chinese composer who also wrote the music for the world's first Olympics hosted in China created an exotic meld of traditional Chinese and Western Classical music, followed by two memorably flowing pieces by Ravel and Faure

Preview of Three Graces—Pivot Arts’ Sponsored Incubation of New Genre

 Preview of Three Graces—Pivot Arts’ Sponsored Incubation of New Genre Pivot Arts has provided an incubator to a group developing a new performance genre called a Tavern Opera

MCA’s Hubbard Street Dance Chicago danc(e)volve: New Works Festival Review - Crisp Choreography that Keeps You Wide-Eyed

MCA’s Hubbard Street Dance Chicago danc(e)volve: New Works Festival Review - Crisp Choreography that Keeps You Wide-Eyed Hubbard Street Dance Chicago dance(e)volve: New Works Festival was well named. Audiences were delighted by a living demonstration of intriguing movement vocabularies being developed and massaged

Filini Restaurant Review—Make it Your Destination Dining Spot near Millennium Park Splendor

Filini Restaurant Review—Make it Your Destination Dining Spot near Millennium Park Splendor Filini Bar & Restaurant is an excellent choice for delicious food and excellent moderately- priced wines-- a destination dining spot that shouldn't be missed

Kendall College Hosts International Gastronomy Competition – A Day in the Life of An Organization Poised to Help Build Chicago’s Tourism Industry

Kendall College Hosts International Gastronomy Competition – A Day in the Life of An Organization Poised to Help Build Chicago’s Tourism Industry Kendall College hosts a culinary competition and is awarded $25,000 for their efforts

Collaboraction 13th Annual Sketchbook Review – Doing That “Crazy” Chicago Storefront Theater Thing

Collaboraction 13th Annual Sketchbook Review – Doing That “Crazy” Chicago Storefront Theater Thing Collaboraction's 13th Annual Sketchbook Festival includes 14 World premieres--most very short. This festival pays homage to the creative spirit-- and especially those of theatrical bent in Chicago

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

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