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Cirque du Soleil introduces Crystal - A Breakthrough Ice Experience

Cirque du Soleil introduces Crystal – A Breakthrough Ice Experience

November 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

  This week, the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil creative team brings its newest show, Crystal by Cirque du Soleil, to the Chicago area. Described as an experience exploring the artistic attributes of ice for the very first time, Crystal by Cirque du Soleil was specifically created for arenas. ,     Crystal by Cirque du Soleil is a state-of-the-art production that creates […]

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Dealspotr.com Has the DSW Discounts You Desire

Dealspotr.com Has the DSW Discounts You Desire

October 26, 2017 | Comments (0)

How many times have you gone to the webpage of a discount blog, scrolled and scrolled only to input a code that does not work. It can be frustrating and time-consuming. Savings are great but suffering should not be a part of the equation. What about instances where you are shopping for that perfect shoe […]

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Awesome DIY Ideas for Your Halloween Party

Awesome DIY Ideas for Your Halloween Party

October 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

AtmosFX, a digital decorating company that helps people customize their homes for holidays and celebrations with fun and entertaining animated characters and stories, sent a press release recently with 16 tips to make your Halloween party fun. What I like about these DIY tips is that so many can be used for school classroom parties. A big […]

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Shari's Corner

Giselle is a grand romantic ballet with love, loss and forgiveness

Giselle is a grand romantic ballet with love, loss and forgiveness

October 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

The Joffrey Ballet recently opened its 61st season with Giselle, a lush, romantic ballet in the grand classical ballet tradition. From the opening scene through the final curtain, Giselle is a gorgeous, layered romance filled with complex characters. It’s the way a dancer turns his/her head or smiles or looks at his/her hand that adds depth to […]

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Million Dollar Quartet is a wild musical event

Million Dollar Quartet is a wild musical event

September 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

As we moved into our seats at Million Dollar Quartet, I overheard the man sitting next to us say, “What’s the story with this show?” I said, “It’s a rowdy, fun concert with a story about rock and roll’s history. Mostly, though, it’s a concert.” We learned about Million Dollar Quartet when it first opened at […]

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Catch Still Dance With Stars before it heads to NYC

Catch Still Dance With Stars before it heads to NYC

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

The NYC-based New Light Theater Project brings Still Dances With Stars for a limited run on the Chicago Dramatists stage. New Light Theater Projects describes itself as an ensemble-driven theater company which strives to capture the Little Theater Movement (artistry over commerce; producing new and classic works) in the NYC indie theater community. This world-premiere product is a terrific example […]

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Healthy Living

#November #FreeRangeDiana

#November #FreeRangeDiana

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

What Matters Most   I’m a spoiled brat. I admit it. I want what I want when I want it. If things don’t go the way I want them to I get all boo boo kitty and pouty and crabby and generally am unpleasant to be around, which of course, makes me more boo boo […]

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Self-care October #FreeRangeDiana

Self-care October #FreeRangeDiana

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Self-Care Although we are often convinced that the only good that matters is the good we do for others, the fact is that if we’re totally depleted, we have little available to offer anyone else. Instead of continuing to plunge forward for everyone else, take some time for these ideas to gather your strength, soothe […]

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September #FreeRangeDiana

September #FreeRangeDiana

August 31, 2017 | Comments (0)

Welcome To Free Range Diana Hi Everybody, Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Diana Laskaris and I’m very pleased to meet you! Like you, my life has been full of ups and downs, joys and sorrows, wins and losses. We’ve got the same 24 hours a day that everyone else has. It’s a constant challenge […]

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Kailen's Imaginations

Edoughble Eating!

Edoughble Eating!

November 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

Edoughble is completely edible ice-cream. It is 100% safe to eat and is made with NO raw ingredients, no chemical leaveners. The flavors are hand-made using Callebaut Dark Belgian Chocolate, all-natural rainbow sprinkles, chocolate sandwich cookies, hand-whipped, organic vanilla frosting and cinnamon cobbler crumble and personal recipes. Because you can order Do-it-yourself kits, this product […]

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Zinc Flyte, the perfect companion

Zinc Flyte, the perfect companion

November 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Zinc Flyte Case Scooters are fun and practical. Designed in the United Kingdom by Simon to appease the “young Simon”,  these suit-cases/backpacks/scooters are durable and easy to operate. Available in “Mini”, “MIDI”, and “Maxi”, the Zinc Flyte is the perfectly priced item for the upcoming holiday travel season or as a holiday gift item. Zinc Flyte […]

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Teletubbies: Follow The Leader on DVD

Teletubbies: Follow The Leader on DVD

October 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

Twenty years later, Teletubbies are still bringing joy into households. Created in 1997, 1 billion children have been reached in 120 places and in 45 different languages. With new visual enhancements, the world of Laa-Laa, Dipsy, Po, and Tinky Winky now includes ‘touch screen’ tummies, techie gadgets and contemporary subjects. Even Kailen, at seven years […]

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Reviews & Other Recent Articles

DaddysHome2

DaddysHome2

| November 10, 2017 | Comments (0)

Dusty ( Mark Wahlberg ) and  Brad ( Will Ferrell ) are back as co-dads in this funny holiday feature. The crazy family dynamics continue, but this Christmas Season they are joined by their own dads, John Lithgow and Mel Gibson! Sean Anders directs the team again as they cover Daddy issues, co-parenting children and […]

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Together Live 2017

Together Live 2017

| October 28, 2017 | Comments (0)

Women inspiring women has been a welcomed theme these last two years. A sister-hood has emerged and TogetherLIVE has tapped into a pool of greatness to showcase divine spirits who reach out and share struggle and triumph in a panel that has traveled the country. Love letters, communications, memories and a 10 city tour visited […]

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Unique Halloween celebrations offer something for everyone

Unique Halloween celebrations offer something for everyone

| October 12, 2017 | Comments (0)

Halloween is said to be the second most celebrated holiday for families. This year there are fun celebrations from Millennium Park to the Quad Cities. Here are four that stand out for their uniqueness. Halloween in the Quad Cities combines a gorgeous color drive with spooky spirits. Guests can participate in dozens of activities, starting with […]

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Kathleen Battle, Chicago, and the Auditorium Theatre

Kathleen Battle, Chicago, and the Auditorium Theatre

| October 9, 2017 | Comments (0)

After being closed to the public 26 years, The Auditorium Theatre re-opened nearly 50 years ago, October 31, 2967.  On November 12th the celebration will commence with a special evening of dance. Decades of fine performances have graced its halls. One such spectacular event was legendary soprano Kathleen Battle’s debut. The program on September 30th, Underground […]

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Ice Max Chicago

Ice Max Chicago

| October 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

IceMax2227 at 2227 S. Wentworth, is perfect for young adults to gather, have great sweets and be social. The Thai Icecream sensation features rolled ice-cream, crepes, shakes with amazing toppings. The designs are so beautiful, almost too gorgeous to eat them! Nestled in the heart of Chicago’s Chinatown, Ice Max 2227 has a fun atmosphere […]

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Dish Fish Scrubs and Keeps Your Kitchen Clean

Dish Fish Scrubs and Keeps Your Kitchen Clean

| October 7, 2017 | Comments (0)

The best sea creature in our kitchen is the DishFishScrubber. An easily held, non-scratch, dish-cleaning scrubber, created, manufactured and launched in June of 2017. Consumer Products Division of Foamtec International released the DishFish to an overwhelming response from customers because this sponge-like washing tool is the real deal. The ergonomic shape allows it access all […]

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Kids Gear Sounds Great

Kids Gear Sounds Great

| October 2, 2017 | Comments (0)

KidzGear are colorful headsets technically safe to work with all of today’s latest technology. Deluxe Stereo Headset Headphones with Boom Microphones, Bluetooth Stereo, and KidzControl Volume limit Headphones. The Deluxe Stereo Headset Headphones with Boom Microphones is an award-winning product, a wired headphone with omnidirectional sound available in gray, pink, or blue, priced at $19.99. The […]

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One Fur All Pet Candles

One Fur All Pet Candles

| October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Pet House Candles are not only great smelling but decorative as well. In homes that use various pet odor elimination products, One Fur All  – Pet House Candles are the perfect remedy. With unique candles, wax melts, room freshening sprays and car fresheners available, these products have effective odor neutralizers that create pleasantly scented environments, Crafted […]

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Sound Oasis

Sound Oasis

| September 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

Stress relief and serenity can come in many forms. The types of stress release and calming solutions families use largely depends on finances. The average affordable remedy might come as a monthly massage or a martini. With Sound Oasis, affordable strategies to sleep and relax come in the form of sounds that induce a 15 […]

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Nature Museum Unveils Hidden Science in New Exhibit

Nature Museum Unveils Hidden Science in New Exhibit

| September 25, 2017 | Comments (0)

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum recently opened a new exhibit to help families discover a hidden world of science in their own backyards. Backyard Adventures offers 17 fun and interactive activities to help families observe the effects of seasonal change and weather on their backyard environments. Visitors can see a garden from a bee’s perspective, challenge a friend […]

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Logan Center for the Arts Hosts 5th Anniversary Celebration on October 7

Logan Center for the Arts Hosts 5th Anniversary Celebration on October 7

| September 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

The  will launch a year-long celebration of the Center’s five-year anniversary with a festive 12-hour Logan Five Year Bash Saturday, October 7 from 11:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m.  The event, open to the public, features continuous free programming for all ages, including art-making activities, exhibitions, performances, a BBQ and more throughout the 11-story building and its […]

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HANS wipes it all away

HANS wipes it all away

| September 23, 2017 | Comments (0)

Hans gives us an incredible product.A dual-sided, all-in-one hand-held cleaner for smartphones, tablets, touchscreen and anything else that needs swiping like keyboards and the dashboard dials in cars. The antimicrobial side is the cleaning side. It applies a neutral smelling cleaning solution that lasts hundreds of uses, is refillable and gentle enough for all screens. The […]

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