With November over, I take a look back at my favorite event this month -- Redmoon Theater's spectacular Boneshaker bash celebrating both Halloween and All Saint's Day!
I've been recommending this production to everyone I talk to. Having grown up in a generation that bypassed the worst of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, it's crucial that we remember the struggles endured and the lessons learned.
Collective, indeed. As many professional dance companies struggle with the usual difficulties of production on a shoestring budget, The Dance COLEctive (TDC) offers dancers the precious gift of production support with the creative freedom to develop their own unique ideas.
Surrealist artist Rene Magritte's paintings came to life in Chicago as the The Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago celebrated its 40th anniversary with its Nothing Is As It Appears masked ball.
With Fashion Focus, Chicago's Fashion Week, coming up next week (Oct 15 - 20), I take a look back at some style-focused events -- a particularly fashionable evening in the loop from up-high on the ROOF on the Wit to down low at The Underground nightclub.
Once, the 2012 Best Musical Tony winner based on the 2006 Irish film, celebrates music's innate power. Chicago is lucky to host the stellar first national tour of this stunning new work for a short few weeks, and it's a must-see.
High hopes surrounded Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Cyrano de Bergerac, the 1897 play by Edmond Rostand translated for the stage by Anthony Burgess.
While this tour needs some time to find its footing and grit, there are many assets, including a sizable orchestra and thrilling new orchestrations, that make this a worthy viewing.
Inspiration and creativity are so elusively interwoven that the most compelling and important new art is always a collaboration, perhaps unrecognized, with whatever past accomplishment made the present what it is.
Beyond the brothers' performances, Double Trouble is a mindless, by-the-numbers romp.
After living in Chicago for nearly six years, I'm still able to see the same nightlife venues with their doors open every weekend. It's not mere luck that these establishments are still open.
From an old-school Hollywood agent to a precocious girl who attends a school for the creatively gifted, Dunn uses these characterizations as a conduit to tell her side of the showbiz story.
A sea of denim, grunge-wear, and Lana Del Ray look-a-likes dominated the fashion scene for Chicago's largest music festival, and I was there with my lens to capture the most dynamic, fashion-forward looks of the weekend.
Ask someone for tips on traveling to Chicago and they will probably list off tons of different things to do and places to see. But what they likely will not say is what you should not do while visiting the Windy City.
The mission of RMHC-CNI is to care for families of children with complex medical needs by providing "a home away from home" just steps from where their child is being treated in the hospital.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a show that either resonates deeply, or you walk away slightly disoriented.