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Timeline’s “My Name is Asher Lev” – A Hasidic-born Artist’s Story

Timeline’s “My Name is Asher Lev” – A Hasidic-born Artist’s Story "My Name is Asher Lev" portrays the story of a Hasidic-born artist's struggle to make art and remain devout

Ketevan Kartvelishvili Dame Myra Hess Concert Review - Thrilling!

Ketevan Kartvelishvili Dame Myra Hess Concert Review - Thrilling! World-class talent Ketevan Kartvelishvili gave a high-energy performance at the Dame Myra Hess concert series

“Ecstasy”- Debut of Cole Theatre Review – Theater at its Intimate Best

“Ecstasy”- Debut of Cole Theatre Review –  Theater at its Intimate Best Debut Production of new Chicago theater company gives top-rate actors a platform to shine

Chicago Dancing Festival - Review

Chicago Dancing Festival - Review A late summer gift to Chicago, this festival is for all lovers of dance and those who just love to move.

Chicago Dancing Festival Review - World Class Dance Takes the Stage

Chicago Dancing Festival Review - World Class Dance Takes the Stage The Chicago Dancing Festival, the largest free dance festival in the nation, continues its strong programming of varied dance companies August 20-23, 2014.

Stupid F***ing Bird Review – Chekov Rewrite Boils Classic Down to Its Essence, Creates Something New

Stupid F***ing Bird Review – Chekov Rewrite Boils Classic Down to Its Essence, Creates Something New This comic reinterpretation of Chekov’s The Seagull will make you laugh, cry, and question everything you thought you knew about life, love, and theatre.

Buddy Guy and Mavis Staples Review -- Legends Rock Ravinia

Buddy Guy and Mavis Staples Review -- Legends Rock Ravinia Legends rocked the house at Ravinia on Tuesday night, with hometown favorites Buddy Guy and Mavis Staples treating festival-goers to three and a half hours of foot-stomping, head-bopping, hand-clapping, soulful blues, gospel and rock.

Hank Williams: Lost Highway Review - Will Leave You Yodeling

Hank Williams:  Lost Highway Review - Will Leave You Yodeling More than just a showcase of Hank William's immense musical talent, Lost Highway is a musical drama that reaches tragic proportions

Finale to Grant Park Music Festival 80th Season Review – Celebrating Free Music for All

Finale to Grant Park Music Festival 80th Season Review – Celebrating Free Music for All Grant Park Orchestra performs final concert of its 80th Season

David Bromberg Band at City Winery Preview - Musician’s Musician Returns to Chicago

David Bromberg Band at City Winery Preview - Musician’s Musician Returns to Chicago The David Bromberg Band performs from their new album "Only Slightly Mad"

Goodman General Theatre Studies Final Performance Review – Heartscape Gives A Voice to Teenage Artists

Goodman General Theatre Studies Final Performance Review – Heartscape Gives A Voice to Teenage Artists The Goodman Theatre’s General Theatre Studies program empowers young people by offering them a chance to share their voices in ways they might not have been able to otherwise

Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2014/2015 Season Preview - Music Director Maestro Muti's 5th Season Begins

Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2014/2015 Season Preview - Music Director Maestro Muti's 5th Season Begins Full rundown of CSO 2014 - 2015 season

MILES AWAY, Theatre Review – Stuck In a Vicious Cycle

MILES AWAY, Theatre Review – Stuck In a Vicious Cycle In Side Project Theatre's new play, Mile Away, two desperate pool hustlers are holed up in a cheap hotel where a brutal cycle of dependency, betrayal, and hope comes to a head

Lady Antebellum at River Edge Park Review – Lady A Rocks the Fox

Lady Antebellum at River Edge Park Review – Lady A Rocks the Fox Country group Lady Antebellum rocked the River Edge park in Aurora this month. Both the venue and the band are worth checking out in the future.

Northern Lights Grant Park Music Festival Concert Review – Telling Aurora’s Story

Northern Lights Grant Park Music Festival Concert Review – Telling Aurora’s Story Children's story about the Northern Lights set to newly symphony jointly commissioned by Grant Park Orchestral Association and KV 265

Mike and Seth Review – Beautiful Story of Male Friendship a Must-See

Mike and Seth Review – Beautiful Story of Male Friendship a Must-See Run, don’t walk, to see this thought-provoking contemporary work at the side project.

Matt Nathanson and Gavin DeGraw Concert Review- Heating Things Up

Matt Nathanson and Gavin DeGraw Concert Review- Heating Things Up Matt Nathanson, Gavin DeGraw, and Andrew McMahon heat things up at Ravinia on Monday evening.

Matt Nathanson and Gavin DeGraw Concert Review- Heating Things Up

Matt Nathanson and Gavin DeGraw Concert Review- Heating Things Up Matt Nathanson, Gavin DeGraw, and Andrew McMahon heat things up at Ravinia Monday evening

Big Fish Review – Heartfelt Musical Loses Something in Lower-Budget Production

Big Fish Review – Heartfelt Musical Loses Something in Lower-Budget Production It’s easy to see how a classic father-son tale riddled with fantastical storytelling would be touching and appealing to audiences. Unfortunately, the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center fails to deliver

The Story of The Marvelettes Review – Glitzy And Poignant

The Story of The Marvelettes Review – Glitzy And Poignant The World Premiere of "The Story of The Marvelettes" Written by Reginald Williams and directed by Rueben D. Echoles at the The Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center is a “must see” production

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