Batman 1989 in concert review- The Chicago Philharmonic at the Auditorium Theatre
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by Debra Davy
1d ago
 On April 13, 2024, the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago, continued the inaugural season of its Auditorium Philms Concert Series, a new multi-media experience presenting iconic films brought to life with scores performed in concert by the Chicago Philharmonic, with a 35th Anniversary Celebration of the DC Superhero film Batman 1989 in concert. The movie was shown on a huge screen while the fine 50-person orchestra led by Conductor/music auteur James Olmstead performed Danny Elfman’s best-selling score li ..read more
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The Trial of Pericles PREVIEW-The National Hellenic Museum at The Harris Theater, Chicago
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by Debra Davy
2d ago
The National Hellenic Museum (NHM) is proud to announce the prominent attorneys, judges and jurors for Pericles on Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Harris Theater (205 E. Randolph Street, Chicago). Bringing together nationally renowned attorneys in a contemporary courtroom setting, The Trial of Pericles continues NHM’s exploration of how the ancient Greeks grappled with timeless controversies that continue to shape modern society. At this dynamic live event, prosecutors and defense attorneys present an ancient case regarding citizenship, voting right ..read more
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Raise a Pint to the International Sensation – “The Choir of Man”
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by Mira Temkin
6d ago
Cast of “The Choir of Man.” Photo by Michael Brosilow. It’s a bar, it’s a concert, it’s a play. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before, and it’s now live at the Apollo Theatre in Chicago through May 26. The Choir of Man showcases a talented group of musicians who play multiple instruments as they sing and tell the stories of their lives on the stage that doubles as a bar, The Jungle. They invite the audience to come dance with them, offering them beer and Pina Coladas. On the second floor of the set are four additional musicians who rotate down to the stage below. Known across the globe as ..read more
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COCK Review – A Well-Crafted Work
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by Jessie Bond
1w ago
Sometimes theatre is grand and epic in scale, like Goodman Theatre’s recent production of The Penelopiad. Other times, it’s intimate, with just a few actors, a small crew, and a handful of audience members. The latter is the case with COCK, written by Mike Bartlett and directed by Wren Wesner in a production currently running at Open Space Arts. The play takes place in a space no larger than a studio apartment, with just four actors and room for twenty audience members circling the playing space. L-R: Sonya Robinson, Elliot Hall, Kevin Woodrow The story centers on John, who has a serious roman ..read more
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Cobblestone Restuarant – A Chicago Dining Gem
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by Jennifer Lunz
1w ago
Whether you’re a resident of the Chicago North Center neighborhood or just passing through, Cobblestone Restaurant (N Lincoln) should be on your radar. Cobblestone is an European American eatery, inspired by the cuisine of the Czech Republic. The name symbolizes the connection between the old and new continents, as European cities and towns are commonly paved with granite cobblestones. Chef Andre Overton This small neighborhood gem offers a brand new spring menu from the amazingly talented Chef Andre Overton, who just started there in January 2024. With 28 years of experience in several differ ..read more
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An Easter Treat in Avondale
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by Splash Magazines Contributor
2w ago
Make Your Last Minute Easter Weekend Reservations at  CheSa’s Bistro & Bar in Chicago’s Avondale Neighborhood   CheSa’s Bistro & Bar (3235 W Addison St., Chicago IL 60618; 773-754-8523) has a special Easter celebration brunch in store for Easter weekend, March 30 and 31. Indulge in their exquisite specials for $25. Brunch hours are from Saturday 11AM to 3 PM and Sunday from 11 AM to 4 PM. Dinner is served on Saturday night from 5 PM to 9 PM. Reservations are required by visiting OpenTable. CheSa’s is 100% gluten free.   Saturday Night Dinner Specials feature a $39 Garlic ..read more
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Adult Easter Egg Hunt Bar Crawl in Wrigleyville this Saturday Starting at Moe’s Cantina
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by Splash Magazines Contributor
3w ago
Hop to it!Here is something completely different. Easter Bunny Hop Are you jealous that the kids get to run around and find Easter eggs while you sit and watch, wishing that you could join in the fun? This Saturday’s Adult-Only Easter Egg Hunt Bar Hop lets you get to play like a kid and drink like an adult! Easter Bunny Bar Crawl Picture it. “You’ve got a delicious adult beverage in hand and the first few sips have already got you buzzin’. Your friends and family are all around you feeling that same glow. Your favorite song comes on, oh yeah, and while this is all going on, you’re casually hu ..read more
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“Purpose” at Steppenwolf review-a worldclass world premiere
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by Debra Davy
3w ago
Steppenwolf Theatre Company is currently presenting the world premiere of Purpose by double Pulitzer nominee Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by double Tony winner Phylicia Rashad, in its Downstairs Theater, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago, through April 28, 2024. The hugely talented cast features ensemble members Alana Arenas, in a notably emotional and bitter role; Artistic Director Glenn Davis, as a stunningly vulnerable, spiritually tormented man, and Jon Michael Hill, as the fully human central figure, a  searcher for purpose ..read more
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A Notes for Peace Review-Hope for families suffering loss from gun violence
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by Debra Davy
3w ago
On Tuesday evening, March 19, 2024, the Negaunee Institute of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra produced a performance of its program entitled A Notes for Peace, developed in partnership with the UK based Irene Taylor Trust and Chicago’s Purpose Over Pain. The focus of the joint initiative was to enshrine the lives of those lost to gun violence in the poems of their loved ones, set to beautiful harmony and exquisitely played and sung. One dozen memorable songs were presented, poignantly expressed in the music of The Civic Orchestra and guests, conducted by ..read more
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The Blazing Brilliance of Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” at Paramount’s Copely Theatre Bold Series
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by Suzanne Magnuson
3w ago
In a sultry rendition of Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece, Paramount Theatre invites you to embark on a journey through the steamy streets of New Orleans with their riveting production of “A Streetcar Named Desire.” With a cast and crew that breathe life into the classic Southern gothic drama, this rendition provides a visceral theatrical experience that will linger in your mind long after the curtain falls.  Especially as the Copely is a small theatre, and no matter where you sit, you are very close to the action, you feel like you’ve been stuffed into the overheated apartment along with ..read more
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