Articles by Amy Munice
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 maintains its now long tradition of hosting Chicago Human Rhythm Projects Annual Festival showcase of where this art form is evolving
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
America's Finest Civilian Aviators on Display August 17 and 18 at North Avenue Beach
Chicago Sinfonietta's noteworthy music educational outreach programs are making rare print available as part of fundraising effort.
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" tries to tell a story of government atomic experiments in a time of secrecy amidst layers of personal and impersonal betrayals
Bailiwick's "Mahal" is a welcome window into Filipino-American culture in today's USA and a tale well told
City Winery overflowed with acoustic talent-- Leo Kottke and Kim Churchill-- and good food and wine to boot
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
The versatile Grant Park Orchestra delighted the crowd with dance tunes in nearly every style-- accompanied by charismatic dancers and pop singer soloists
Sideshow Theater Continues Its Admirable Experiments with Scripts Showcasing Characters on the Fringe. This one falls short.
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
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
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
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
Pivot Arts has provided an incubator to a group developing a new performance genre called a Tavern Opera
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 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 a culinary competition and is awarded $25,000 for their efforts
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 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