Articles by Amy Munice

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

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

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