Articles by Debra Davy

"The American Mercy Tour Review"- A double bill at The Greenhouse Theater Center

"The American Mercy Tour Review"- A double bill at The Greenhouse Theater Center "The American Mercy Tour", at The Greenhouse Theater Center through October 8th, presents two solo performances shedding light on the impact of our health care system on patients and doctors

"Stage on Screen Part 1" Preview-Northwestern University's Wirtz Center presents the best of the world stage

"Stage on Screen Part 1" Preview-Northwestern University's Wirtz Center presents the best of the world stage The "Stage on Screen" Series at Northwestern University's Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts includes new broadcasts by National Theatre Live and Stage Russia HD

"Discoveries: Hear and Be Heard" Preview: Fulcrum Point New Music Project at The Merit School of Music

"Discoveries: Hear and Be Heard" Preview: Fulcrum Point New Music Project at The Merit School of Music Fulcrum Point New Music Project will present "Discoveries: Hear and be Heard: String Quartet Edition" on September 20th at The Merit School of Music

"Glorious Earth" and CP2 Preview- The Chicago Philharmonic's 2017-2018 season

"Glorious Earth" and CP2 Preview- The Chicago Philharmonic's 2017-2018 season The Chicago Philharmonics 2017-2018 season and it's City Winery Chamber Music Series promise a year of fantastic programming

"Season 5" Preview-Visceral Dance opens at the North Shore Center and the Harris Theater

"Season 5" Preview-Visceral Dance opens at the North Shore Center and the Harris Theater Visceral Dance's Season 5 opener, with a world premiere by Danielle Agami, will be performed at both The North Shore Center for The Performing Arts and The Harris Theater for Music and Dance; don't miss this great company in 2017-2018

"The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier" Review- a timely musical raising issues about identity

"The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier" Review- a timely musical raising issues about identity "The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier" by Permoveo Productions in association with Pride Films and Plays recreates a gallant life from the Civil War era and beyond

Aretha at Ravinia Review - The Queen of Soul in Concert

Aretha at Ravinia Review - The Queen of Soul in Concert Aretha Franklin gave the audience an amazing concert at Ravinia; the legendary singer was thrilling

"Peacebook" Review- Collaboraction partners with Chicago's Night Out in the Parks

"Peacebook" Review- Collaboraction partners with Chicago's Night Out in the Parks Collaboraction's "Peacebook" premiered 24 original performance pieces at The Goodman Theatre; they will be performed in 3 separate programs in Chicago parks this fall- don't miss it!

"Barbecue" Review- Strawdog Theatre Company Deals with the Nature of Identity

"Barbecue" Review- Strawdog Theatre Company Deals with the Nature of Identity Strawdog Theatre Company is currently presenting "Barbecue", a fiercely funny skewering of identity, family roles and reality shows in America

"The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity" Review - Red Theater Chicago Shines Light on the Nature of Television Wrestling

"The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity" Review - Red Theater Chicago Shines Light on the Nature of Television Wrestling Red Theater Chicago's production of "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity" wrestles with stereotypes and reality in television wrestling

"Still Dance the Stars"- A world premiere at Chicago Dramatists

"Still Dance the Stars"- A world premiere at Chicago Dramatists New Light Theater Project and Chicago Dramatists have launched a world premiere in "Still Dance the Stars", an unusually crafted dance drama about real-life told through fantasy characters

"Pastoral Picnic in White" Review - The Grant Park Music Festival Sets the Scene for a World Premiere Concerto

"Pastoral Picnic in White" Review - The Grant Park Music Festival Sets the Scene for a World Premiere Concerto On August 12, 2017, the Grant Park Music Festival celebrated a concert featuring Jay Kernis' world premiere horn concerto and encouraged festival-goers to picnic in white in Millennium Park

"Transmogrify" Review - Carlos Santana at Ravinia: Woodstock plus 48 years

"Transmogrify" Review - Carlos Santana at Ravinia: Woodstock plus 48 years This coming weekend marks 48 years since Carlos Santana headlined at Woodstock; leading a super band including his spouse Cindy Blackman on drums, he is still among the world's greatest guitarists

"BLU Goes Green!" Review- The Shedd Aquarium Hosts a Party for the Planet

"BLU Goes Green!" Review- The Shedd Aquarium Hosts a Party for the Planet On July 29th, 2017, the Shedd Aquarium hosted "BLU goes Green!", their 11th annual summer fundraiser focused on important conservation initiatives

"Imperfections" Review- A new indie film with a twisted plot

"Imperfections" Review- A new indie film with a twisted plot "Imperfections", written, directed, produced and scored by David Singer, is a convoluted romp through relationships both real and deceptive.

"Communion" Review- An Evening of Magic with Brett Schneider at The Den Theatre

"Communion" Review- An Evening of Magic with Brett Schneider at The Den Theatre Magician Brett Schneider's amazing magical performance, "Communion", ends tonight at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee, Chicago- he's the real thing! Don't miss it!

"Power to Peace" Festival Preview- Join Veterans for Peace on August 11th at the Vic Theatre

"Power to Peace" Festival Preview- Join Veterans for Peace on August 11th at the Vic Theatre Veterans for Peace will present a spectacular roster of musicians in a concert dedicated to end war forever, "Power to Peace" Festival on August 11th at the Vic Theatre

Last Dancer Standing Review – Dancing, Singing and a Feel Good Story

Last Dancer Standing Review – Dancing, Singing and a Feel Good Story Don't miss the world premiere musical Last Dancer Standing (More Than Hip Hop), currently playing at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago through September 3, 2017

"La Havana Madrid" Review - A very special musical tribute to Chicago's Latino Community

"La Havana Madrid" Review - A very special musical tribute to Chicago's Latino Community "La Havana Madrid", Teatro Vista's joyous and thought-provoking musical tribute to the struggles of Latino immigrants is now being staged at The Goodman Theatre- go see it!

"In the Wake" Review-The Comrades present Lisa Kron's play at The Greenhouse Theater Center

"In the Wake" Review-The Comrades present Lisa Kron's play at The Greenhouse Theater Center "In the Wake" is a play about extreme political awareness at the cost of personal knowledge

"Closed Casket" Preview -Theater OObleck presents "The Complete, Final and Absolutely Last Baudelaire in a Box"

"Closed Casket" Preview -Theater OObleck presents "The Complete, Final and Absolutely Last Baudelaire in a Box" 15 hour multimedia event will be presented August 4th-6th at Links Hall at Constellation, 3111 N. Western, Chicago

"Veterans For Peace" Preview - International veteran's Organization to Host Chicago Convention and Music Festival

"Veterans For Peace" Preview - International veteran's Organization to Host Chicago Convention and Music Festival "Veterans for Peace", the nation's only veteran organization fully dedicated to abolish all war, will host it's first Chicago Convention and Music Festival from August 9th through August 13th

"Luzia" Review- Cirque du Soleil's new show is "A Waking Dream of Mexico"

"Luzia" Review- Cirque du Soleil's new show is "A Waking Dream of Mexico" Cirque du Soleil's new show "Luzia", currently at the United Center through September 3, 2017, takes audiences to an imaginary Mexico, "a sumptuous and vibrant world suspended between dream and reality".

"Bill Graham and the Rock and Roll Revolution" Review - The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center Reveals an Expansive Life

"Bill Graham and the Rock and Roll Revolution" Review - The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center Reveals an Expansive Life The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is currently hosting "Bill Graham and the Rock and Roll Revolution" through November 12, 2017. It's an exciting exhibition of the life of a Holocaust survivor who helped create legends.

Thodos Dance Chicago "New Dances 2017" Review- A Vibrant Program Launches 9 World Premieres

Thodos Dance Chicago "New Dances 2017" Review- A Vibrant Program Launches 9 World Premieres The final Thodos Dance Chicago "New Dances" program launched 9 world premieres at The Athenaeum

The Annual Tchaikovsky Spectacular at Ravinia Review- Cannons Boom and Music Swirls

The Annual Tchaikovsky Spectacular at Ravinia Review- Cannons Boom and Music Swirls On Sunday, July 16th, 2017, Guest Conductor Dima Slobodeniouk led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and pianist Simon Trpčeski in a stunning yearly tribute to Tchaikovsky, with live cannons delighting the packed Ravinia Festival

"Rhythm World 27" Preview- Chicago Human Rhythm Project Opens at Jazz Showcase

"Rhythm World 27" Preview- Chicago Human Rhythm Project Opens at Jazz Showcase Chicago Human Rhythm Project's "Rhythm World 27" opened last night and will continue all week- go, celebrate and see the students and Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance!

"A Midsummer Night's Daydream" Preview- A premiere at Northwestern's Wirtz Center

"A Midsummer Night's Daydream" Preview- A premiere at Northwestern's Wirtz Center Northwestern's Wirtz Center premieres a circus-twist on Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" will take off on July 21st

"The Nance" Review- Pride Films and Plays Launches a Meaningful Chicago Premiere

"The Nance" Review- Pride Films and Plays Launches a Meaningful Chicago Premiere "The Nance" is currently being performed in it's Chicago premiere by Pride Films and Plays. It's a multi-layered performance with fine acting, live music, campy burlesque, social satire, and historical significance

"Hamlet" Review- Midsommer Flight is a must-see in Chicago's Parks

"Hamlet" Review- Midsommer Flight is a must-see in Chicago's Parks Midsommer Flight is currently producing a splendid version of Hamlet in partnership with Chicago Park District; go see it!

"Colorado" Review-Vanguard Arts Collective Launches a Winner at The Edge Theater

"Colorado" Review-Vanguard Arts Collective Launches a Winner at The Edge Theater Vanguard Arts Collective is currently presenting Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's "Colorado", a deep, dark comedy at the Edge Theater

The Moody Blues at Ravinia Review- A fine 50 year anniversary concert

The Moody Blues at Ravinia Review- A fine 50 year anniversary concert The Moody Blues presented their 50 year anniversary concert at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, a rock symphonic event including their entire "Days of Future Passed" album

CSO at the Movies presents "Jaws" Review- Great Thriller, Great Score

CSO at the Movies presents "Jaws" Review- Great Thriller, Great Score As part of its "CSO at the Movies" series, the Chicago Symphony presented the masterpiece film "Jaws", with its splendid and terrifying score conducted by Richard Kaufman just in time for the 4th of July

"Ah Wilderness!" Review-The Goodman Theatre brings an atypical Eugene O'Neill play to life

"Ah Wilderness!" Review-The Goodman Theatre brings an atypical Eugene O'Neill play to life The Goodman Theatre is currently producing Eugene O'Neill's "Ah Wilderness!", a charming and beautifully enacted dream of turn of the 20th Century family life

Mälkki/Marsalis/CSO Review - A sweeping program including a world premiere

Mälkki/Marsalis/CSO Review - A sweeping program including a world premiere Guest Conductor Susanna Mälkki of the Helsinki Philharmonic led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with renowned jazz instrumentalist Branford Marsalis in a fine inventive program including a CSO commissioned world premiere by Melinda Wagner

Giordano Dance Chicago 2016-2017 Season Finale Review - Cohesive Program Closes the "Made in Chicago" Dance Series

 Giordano Dance Chicago  2016-2017 Season Finale Review - Cohesive Program Closes the "Made in Chicago" Dance Series On June 10, 2017, Giordano Dance Chicago closed out the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University's "Made in Chicago" Dance Series with a well-organized and excitingly cohesive program

"Slushies and Science" and "Free Days" Preview- The Field Museum welcomes all

"Slushies and Science" and "Free Days" Preview- The Field Museum welcomes all With " Out in the Field: Slushes and Science" and "Free Days": the Field Museum welcomes everybody both inside and outside the museum

"The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg" Preview-Asian Pop-Up Cinema screens documentary premiere on June 13

"The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg" Preview-Asian Pop-Up Cinema screens documentary premiere on June 13 On June 13, 2017, Asian Pop-Up Cinema will screen "The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg", a fascinating documentary about Chinese contemporary art, at Alliance Française de Chicago, 54 W. Chicago Ave.

Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra Review- An Ambitious, Fully Realized Concert

Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra Review- An Ambitious, Fully Realized Concert On June 4, 2017, the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra conducted by founder/violinist Vladimir Spivakov, with soprano Hibla Gerzmava and Guest cellist Danielle Akta gave a thrilling concert at Symphony Center, Chicago

"King Liz" Review- Fast Paced and Tough-Talking

"King Liz" Review- Fast Paced and Tough-Talking "King Liz" at the Windy City Playhouse delivers a lot of action and strong performances

Valčuha/Tetzlaff Review-A diverse and well-developed program with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Valčuha/Tetzlaff Review-A diverse and well-developed program with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Conductor Juraj Valčuha with Guest Violinist Christian Tetzlaff in a finely chosen and diverse program with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

"Northwestern Musicians in Millennium Park" Review-Zappa/Varèse Concert Rocks the Pritzker Pavilion

"Northwestern Musicians in Millennium Park" Review-Zappa/Varèse Concert Rocks the Pritzker Pavilion On May 28, 2017, students and conductors of Northwestern University's School of Music put on a terrific concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Chicago, featuring the music of visionaries Frank Zappa and Edgard Varèse

"López-Cobos/Barnatan" Review- The Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents Turina, Gershwin and Dvořák

"López-Cobos/Barnatan" Review- The Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents Turina, Gershwin and Dvořák Conductor Jesús López-Cobos and Pianist Inon Barnatan join the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 3 performances of a diverse program of Turina, Gershwin and Dvořák at Symphony Center.

"Three Days of Rain" Review- Things Aren't Always What They Seem

"Three Days of Rain" Review- Things Aren't Always What They Seem BoHo Theatre Company is currently presenting Richard Greenberg's well-crafted play about appearances and assumptions at The Heartland Studio

"On the Edge of Silence" Review- MusicNOW 2016 - 2017 Season Finale

"On the Edge of Silence" Review- MusicNOW 2016 - 2017 Season Finale The 2016-2017 MusicNOW season finale took place May 22 at The Harris Theater, an exploration of form with mystical inspiration. The 20th Anniversary season to come will be intriguing and rewarding

"Relativity" Review - Northlight Theatre Production Poses Moral Conundrums

"Relativity" Review - Northlight Theatre Production Poses Moral Conundrums Northlight Theatre is currently presenting Mark St. Germain's "Relativity", a morality play about genius and the life of Albert Einstein

"Red Giselle" Review- The Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg's Masterful Performance

"Red Giselle" Review- The Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg's Masterful Performance The Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg brought it's consummate artistry to the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in "Red Giselle", from May 19-21, 2017

"Bienen Concerts Honor Zappa and Varèse" Preview- two Memorial Day weekend concerts

"Bienen Concerts Honor Zappa and Varèse" Preview- two Memorial Day  weekend concerts On May 26th and May 28th, 2017, in Evanston and Millennium Park, Northwestern University's Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music will host concerts showcasing the work of Frank Zappa and Edgard Varèse

"Hrůša conducts Smetana" Review- Má Vlast returns to Symphony Center

"Hrůša conducts Smetana" Review- Má Vlast returns to Symphony Center Czech conductor Jakub Hrůša debuted at Symphony Center conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a 6 song complete cycle and ode to his national heritage, "Má Vlast", by Bedřich Smetana

"Not about Nightingales" Review- The Raven Theatre Company presents Tennessee Williams

"Not about Nightingales" Review- The Raven Theatre Company presents Tennessee Williams An early Tennessee Williams play, lost for decades, "Not about Nightingales", now in production by The Raven Theatre Company, is an absorbing human drama that raises issues about retributive justice

"Rightness in the Rhythm" Review- The Chicago Sinfonietta with The Marcus Roberts Trio

"Rightness in the Rhythm" Review- The Chicago Sinfonietta with The Marcus Roberts Trio The Chicago Sinfonietta closed its 2016-2017 season joined by The virtuoso Marcus Roberts Trio for "Rightness in the Rhythm: 100 Years of Symphony and Jazz"

"Eli Rosenbaum Speaks" Review - Renowned Nazi Hunter at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Skokie

"Eli Rosenbaum Speaks" Review - Renowned Nazi Hunter at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Skokie The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, currently exhibiting "Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of Adolph Eichmann", recently hosted a speech by famed Nazi hunter Eli Rosenbaum

"Solus WorldView" Review- Visceral Dance Series Showcases Chicago Choreographers and More

"Solus WorldView" Review- Visceral Dance Series Showcases Chicago Choreographers and More Visceral dance Chicago's new works series, "Solus Worldview" was an opportunity to highlight ten individual dancers with the work of ten Chicago choreographers

danc(e)volve 2017 Review - Hubbard Street Dance New Works Festival at the MCA

danc(e)volve 2017 Review - Hubbard Street Dance New Works Festival at the MCA Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has just presented it's annual New Works Festival, featuring the newest creations of four Chicago-based choreographers

Perahia at Symphony Center Review-The virtuoso pianist delivers a hammering "Hammerklavier"

Perahia at Symphony Center Review-The virtuoso pianist delivers a hammering "Hammerklavier" On May 7, 2017, KBE Murray Perahia gave a very special piano performance of Bach, Schubert and Beethoven's massive "Hammerklavier" at Symphony Center, Chicago

Evanston Concerts Review - Skyline/Liszt and Bach Week Feature Fine Solo, Duet and Orchestral Performances

Evanston Concerts Review - Skyline/Liszt and Bach Week Feature Fine Solo, Duet and Orchestral Performances Two recent concerts in Evanston demonstrated technical virtuosity and emotional vibrancy- the Skyline Piano Series/Liszt Festival opener and Bach Week concert No. 2 were a delight for the senses

90th Birthday Celebration for Kelan Phil Cohran Preview-The Jazz Foundation of America honors a jazz legend

90th Birthday Celebration for Kelan Phil Cohran Preview-The Jazz Foundation of America honors a jazz legend The Jazz Foundation of America will honor AACM founder Kelan Phil Cohran on his 90th birthday, May 8th, at the new Chicago Academy of Music, 1650 W. 17th Street, Chicago

"Glorious Earth" Preview- The Chicago Philharmonic's glorious new 2017-2018 season

"Glorious Earth" Preview- The Chicago Philharmonic's glorious new 2017-2018 season The Chicago Philharmonic launches it's new 2017-2018 season "Glorious Earth", with an expanded program of 6 subscription series concerts at 3 venues, it's chamber music series, at Ravinia, with The Joffrey, and more

Teddy Robin Kwan honored/Fulcrum Point New Music Project/Asian Pop-Up Cinema Review-A Spate of Films and Music

Teddy Robin Kwan honored/Fulcrum Point New Music Project/Asian Pop-Up Cinema Review-A Spate of Films and Music Asian Pop-Up Cinema and Fulcrum Point New Music Project are collaborating to honor Teddy Robin Kwan

"Global Visionaries" Review- The Joffrey Ballet's universalist program for Spring 2017

"Global Visionaries" Review- The Joffrey Ballet's universalist program for Spring 2017 The Joffrey Ballet is currently presenting it's annual spring engagement,"Global Visionaries", an outstanding program of diverse contemporary work

44th annual Bach Week Preview-3 great concerts in Evanston and Chicago

44th annual Bach Week Preview-3 great concerts in Evanston and Chicago The 44th Annual Bach Week Festival is about to begin! 3 great concerts will take place April 28, May 5 and May 7 with local and international recurring favorites as well as musical artists making their debuts

Sergei Babayan Preview- The Virtuoso Pianist at The Skyline Piano Artists Series/American Liszt Society Festival Concert April 27

Sergei Babayan Preview- The Virtuoso Pianist at The Skyline Piano Artists Series/American Liszt Society Festival Concert April 27 Piano Virtuoso Sergei Babayan will appear in concert on April 27 as part of Northwestern University"s Skyline Piano Artist Series Lineup, the opening event for The American Liszt Society's Festival

"Marry Me A Little" Review- Porchlight Music Theatre does Sondheim

"Marry Me A Little" Review- Porchlight Music Theatre does Sondheim Porchlight Music Theatre is currently presenting "Marry Me A Little", a charming Sondheim songfest starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas

"Exhibitionism" Review- The Rolling Stones exhibit at Navy Pier through July 30, 2017

"Exhibitionism" Review- The Rolling Stones exhibit at Navy Pier through July 30, 2017 "Exhibitionism", the 17,000+ square foot collection of official memorabilia devoted to The Rolling Stones is a fun and immersive look at costumes, film, recording, art and design

"Hong Kong Pop Meets Avant-Pop" Preview-CIMMFEST presents Fulcrum Point/ Interview with Jacob TV

"Hong Kong Pop Meets Avant-Pop" Preview-CIMMFEST presents Fulcrum Point/ Interview with Jacob TV On Aprik 21, as part of CIMMFEST's "SpringFling", Fulcrum Point New Music Project and guests will host "Hong Kong Pop meets Avant-Pop", a multimedia feast for the senses

"Paths of Passion" Review-Zimmermann/Hanford close the Philharmonic's season of "Love"

"Paths of Passion" Review-Zimmermann/Hanford close the Philharmonic's season of "Love" Pick-Staiger Hall, Evanston hosted the final concert in The Chicago Philharmonic's 2016-2017 season, an exciting repertoire conducted by Maestro Gerhardt Zimmermann and featuring concertmaster/violinist Robert Hanford

Dutoit conducts Fauré Review- An Easter week concert by The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

Dutoit conducts Fauré Review- An Easter week concert by The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Charles Dutoit completes his Chicago Symphony Orchestra residency this year with an inspiring Easter week concert featuring The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Soprano Chen Reiss and Bass-Baritone Matthias Goerne

"Synapse" rocks the Harris Review-Visceral Dance Chicago's "SpringFOUR" tour de force

"Synapse" rocks the Harris Review-Visceral Dance Chicago's "SpringFOUR" tour de force In an exceedingly strong program infused with technical virtuosity and wit, Visceral Dance Chicago's "SpringFOUR" program lit up the Harris Theater with raw energy and talent

"Oscar, With Love" Review- A Superb Tribute to Oscar Peterson at Symphony Center

"Oscar, With Love" Review- A Superb Tribute to Oscar Peterson at Symphony Center On April 7, 2017, the 86th season of Symphony Center Presents Jazz hosted "Oscar, With Love: A Tribute To Oscar Peterson", a showcase of fine piano and bass performances

"Illuminating Boulez" Review-The Chicago Symphony Orchestra's MusicNOW Hosts a Tribute to Pierre Boulez

"Illuminating Boulez" Review-The Chicago Symphony Orchestra's MusicNOW Hosts a Tribute to Pierre Boulez The Chicago Symphony Orchestra's MusicNOW series held a concert in honor of Pierre Boulez, called "Illuminating Boulez"

A Tribute to Gershwin/Sondheim Review- The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with Bernadette Peters

A Tribute to Gershwin/Sondheim Review- The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with Bernadette Peters The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with Bernadette Peters put on a fine concert in tribute to the music of George Gershwin and Stephen Sondheim at The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University

"The Trial of The Elgin Marbles" Review- The National Hellenic Museum Hosts a Fine Legal Exercise

"The Trial of The Elgin Marbles" Review- The National Hellenic Museum Hosts a Fine Legal Exercise The National Hellenic Museum hosted "The Trial of the Elgin Marbles", a presentation by some of the nation's greatest lawyers and judges

"SPRINGFOUR" Preview-Visceral Dance returns to the Harris Theater April 8th

"SPRINGFOUR" Preview-Visceral Dance returns to the Harris Theater April 8th Visceral Dance Chicago returns to the Harris Theater April 8th with it's exciting and varied "SPRINGFOUR" program

Chicago Philharmonic Season of Love Finale Preview- An Interview With Maestro Gerhardt Zimmermann

Chicago Philharmonic Season of Love Finale Preview- An Interview With Maestro Gerhardt Zimmermann On April 9, Maestro Gerhardt Zimmermann will conduct The Chicago Philharmonic in their season finale, "Paths of Passion", featuring violin virtuoso Robert Hanford and poet Richie Hofmann

"Rain" Review- A Tribute to the Beatles

"Rain" Review- A Tribute to the Beatles "Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles" is a theatrical production/rock concert that is classy, moving and a lot of fun

"Mozart and Mimosas" Review- a special quartet performs Mozart and Schumann

"Mozart and Mimosas" Review- a special quartet performs Mozart and Schumann The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players, Mathias Tacke, Kuang-Hao Huang, Paula Kosower, and Rose Armbrust Griffin put on a very special concert of Mozart and Schumann piano quartets at The City Winery

"Destiny of Desire" Review- A Campy Play on Telenovelas at The Goodman Theatre

"Destiny of Desire" Review- A Campy Play on Telenovelas at The Goodman Theatre "Destiny of Desire', at The Goodman Theatre through April 16, is a hilarious and shrewd look at the multiple levels of messages contained within the popular telenovela genre

"Circus 1903" Review- The Golden Age of Circus is Recreated at The Oriental Theatre

"Circus 1903" Review- The Golden Age of Circus is Recreated at The Oriental Theatre For 6 days only "Circus 1903" revives the wonders of the Big Top at The Oriental Theatre, Chicago

"Jazz 100" Review- A tribute to Dizzy, Ella, Mongo and Monk at Symphony Center

"Jazz 100" Review- A tribute to Dizzy, Ella, Mongo and Monk at Symphony Center 8 great musicians put on a wonderful tribute concert honoring the lives and work of 4 legendary artists born 100 years ago- Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Mongo Santamaria and Thelonious Monk

"Spamilton" review- Funny and Enjoyable Parody of "Hamilton"

"Spamilton" review- Funny and Enjoyable Parody of "Hamilton" "Spamilton", the parody of "Hamilton" now playing at The Royal George Theatre, is a clever and very funny production filled with insider Broadway allusions, great music and lots of high spirits

Imprisoned Films Review- The Peace on Earth Film Festival 2017

Imprisoned Films Review- The Peace on Earth Film Festival 2017 The Peace on Earth Film Festival 2017 screened a number of movies that shed light on the realities of those imprisoned and their efforts to achieve meaningful lives once released

Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players Preview - Return to City Winery Chicago

Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players Preview - Return to City Winery Chicago The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players will return to the City Winery, 1200 W Randolph on Sunday, March 19th for a concert entitled "Mozart and Mimosas"- join them for brunch!

The Chicago Philharmonic/Visceral Dance Chicago Review- "The Dream" reimagined at The Harris Theatre

The Chicago Philharmonic/Visceral Dance Chicago Review- "The Dream" reimagined at The Harris Theatre The Chicago Philharmonic and Visceral Dance Chicago put on a dream of a performance at The Harris Theater

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra/ Wynton Marsalis/ The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Review- A pair of Delightful Concerts at Symphony Center

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra/ Wynton Marsalis/ The Chicago Symphony Orchestra  Review- A pair of Delightful Concerts at Symphony Center Wynton Marsalis and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra took part in a multi-day residency including school programs and two concerts- one with The Chicago Symphony Orchestra- at Symphony Center

Music Box Theatre to host POEFF 9 Preview- 3 days of inspiring films March 10-12, 2017

Music Box Theatre to host POEFF 9  Preview- 3 days of inspiring films March 10-12, 2017 The 9th Annual Peace On Earth Film Festival comes to the Music Box March 10-12, 2017, screening 33 important and meaningful films

9/11 to 11/9 Review- "Silk Road Rising" reaches out to the world

9/11 to 11/9 Review- "Silk Road Rising" reaches out to the world Malik Gillani and Jamil Khoury of Silk Road Rising, Chicago embrace the challenge in helping all people become joint citizens of the world in a polycultural meld of understanding

Chekhov at the Goodman Theater Review- Annie Baker adapts "Uncle Vanya"

Chekhov at the Goodman Theater Review- Annie Baker adapts "Uncle Vanya" The Goodman Theater is currently performing Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker's splendid adaptation of "Uncle Vanya"

4SPIEL Review- The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players and Bethany Thomas in concert with "Sounds of Change"

4SPIEL Review- The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players and Bethany Thomas in concert with  "Sounds of Change" The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players with Special Guest Vocalist Bethany Thomas wowed the audience at The City Winery with "Sounds of Change"

"The Dream" Preview- The Chicago Philharmonic and Visceral Dance Chicago on March 5, 2017 at The Harris Theater

"The Dream" Preview- The Chicago Philharmonic and Visceral Dance Chicago on March 5, 2017 at The Harris Theater The Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago will host "The Dream", a joint production by The Chicago Philharmonic and Visceral Dance, Chicago. Professor Robert Bird of the University of Chicago will add his perspective.

APUC returns Preview- Asian Pop-Up Cinema returns to Chicago in it's 4th Season with 18 great films

APUC returns Preview- Asian Pop-Up Cinema returns to Chicago in it's 4th Season with 18 great films The Asian Pop-Up Cinema Film Festival returns to Chicagoland for it's 4th season with 18 great films

"At the Table" Review- Broken Nose Theatre Shines in a Play about Real Communication

"At the Table" Review- Broken Nose Theatre Shines in a Play about Real Communication "At the Table" is a study in interpersonal communication and coming to grips with one's identity in a group; Broken Nose Theatre does a fine job presenting Michael Perlman's play

"Dynamic Duos" Review- The Chicago Philharmonic at The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts

"Dynamic Duos" Review- The Chicago Philharmonic at The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts On February 12, the Chicago Philharmonic continued its "Love" season with a concert honoring great friends and lovers. Beautifully performed with double flutes and trumpets, it was an audience pleaser and a herald of St.Valentine's Day

Mavis Staples at Symphony Center Review- The Kennedy Center Honoree is "Livin' on a High Note"

Mavis Staples at Symphony Center Review- The Kennedy Center Honoree is "Livin' on a High Note" Mavis Staples with Music Director Rick Holstrom, vocalists and band put on a joyful Special Concert at Symphony Center

Bienen School of Music's "Tribute to Steve Reich" Review- An Unforgettable Concert for the World's Greatest Living Composer

Bienen School of Music's "Tribute to Steve Reich" Review- An Unforgettable Concert for the World's Greatest Living Composer Ensembles from The Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music hosted a fabulous tribute concert for legendary composer Steve Reich, who attended and performed

Fabio Biondi/Vivica Genaux Review- A fine concert of Baroque music with the CSO in ensemble

Fabio Biondi/Vivica Genaux Review- A fine concert of Baroque music with the CSO in ensemble Conductor and Violinist Fabio Biondi and Messo-Soprano Vivica Genaux gave a fine performance of Baroque music along with members of The Chicago Symphony Orchestra in ensemble

Budapest Festival Orchestra With Pianist Richard Goode Review- A Fine All-Beethoven Event

 Budapest Festival Orchestra With Pianist Richard Goode Review- A Fine All-Beethoven Event On February 8, 2017, Symphony Center hosted the renowned Budapest Festival Orchestra and American Classical Pianist Richard Goode for a fine all-Beethoven concert

"Sounds of Change" Preview- The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players with vocalist James Earl Jones II will rock The City Winery Sunday February 19

"Sounds of Change" Preview- The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players with vocalist James Earl Jones II will rock The City Winery Sunday February 19 The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players aka the chamber ensemble "4SPIEL" with vocalist James Earl Jones II plan an ode to an era of transformation next Sunday at The City Winery

"The Wolf at the End of the Block" Review- Teatro Vista Launches a Strong Ike Holter Premiere

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National Hellenic Museum Gala preview - an upcoming event with star Anna Vissi

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"New Dimensions In Testimony" Review - The Memories and world-view of Pincas Gutter

"New Dimensions In Testimony" Review - The Memories and world-view of Pincas Gutter The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, is currently the sole venue in the world actively involved in displaying an amazing piece of technology, the Beta-driven prototype

Playing in Skokie, "Bad Jews" Review - A Play that Should Not be Missed

Playing in Skokie, "Bad Jews" Review - A Play that Should Not be Missed "Bad Jew" reopens at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie. This is a play that should not be missed

Serge Bromberg Films Review - A One Night Treat at Music Box Theatre

Serge Bromberg Films Review - A One Night Treat at Music Box Theatre Serge Bromberg’s infectious enthusiasm was as much an accompaniment as his piano playing to the dozen plus films and film excerpts he introduced Saturday night, June 6th in his happy return to Chicago’s Music Box Theatre

Northwestern University's Jump Rhythm Jazz Project Review - Great Choreograpy and Dance

Northwestern University's Jump Rhythm Jazz Project Review - Great Choreograpy and Dance Northwestern University’s School of Communication and the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts presented “Getting Down, Going Forward”, with the Jump Rhythm Jazz Project,the Next Generation of Rhythm Inspired Choreographers

Music Box Robert Ryan Event Review - A Multifaceted Personality

Music Box Robert Ryan Event Review - A Multifaceted Personality A recent screening at The Music Box Theatre of "The Set-Up", a film-noir classic first released in 1949, starring Robert Ryan, a Chicago native, was followed by a discussion with author J. R. Jones

Circus in Progress, An Evening of Daring New Work Review - Arial Acts and Much More

Circus in Progress, An Evening of Daring New Work Review - Arial Acts and Much More “ Circus in Progress, An Evening of Daring New Work” featured a plethora of aerial acts (as one would expect), without a net, and centering on rope use, including the truly spectacular “les Deux” on Trapeze

SAIC Fashion 2015 Review – A Tour de Force

SAIC Fashion 2015 Review – A Tour de Force The School of the Art Institute presented “Fashion 2015”, on Friday, May 8, in Millenium Park. It was a tour de force for the students and faculty

“Welcome to Me” Review – A Very Interesting Film

 “Welcome to Me” Review – A Very Interesting Film Shira Piven’s film “Welcome to me”, now playing at the Music Box, is a disturbing and valid commentary…perhaps it even offers us a glimpse of the causes of borderline personality disorder

The Woman on Gold Review - Lush Cinematography

The Woman on Gold Review - Lush Cinematography "The Woman in Gold", released 4/1/15, rated PG, directed by Simon Curtis is based on actual historical events

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