Articles by Amy Munice
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
We are so charmed by the singing, dancing a la Busby Berkeley in “Catch Me if You Can” that it is only later that we might ponder if the very subject matter of the story doesn’t quite lend itself to a musical comedy format
The soul restoration of a fragrant lemon grove lets the characters “In a Garden” speak wistfully of their common humanity. The tragedy that so little is truly shared is what will keep you mulling upon this exquisite Red Orchid production.
Mark your calendar for a special night when John Waters' “This Filthy World” comes to the Harris Theatre for Music and Dance on May 21, 2013
If you want to inspire children to enjoy theater for their lifetime you can do no better than enthralling them with top notch performance by chronological peers in Drury Lane's "Oliver"
..graduating from Smith College and thinking ahead to her Yale Divinity degree, it’s unlikely her thoughts went to the day when she would spellbind audiences wearing a combination Fredericks of Hollywood teaser with prosthetic hook arms...
Comic tragedy is a difficult genre to master---Sideshow Theatre's "Maria/Stuart" has done just that
Taking the chill off an unseasonably cold April noon today at the Cultural Center’s stunning Preston Bradley Hall proved yet another one of Chicago’s memorable music moments--- Benjamin Lash on Cello and Matthew Hagle on Piano