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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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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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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

Mouthwatchers Clean

Mouthwatchers Clean

June 12, 2017 | Comments (0)

 Dental health is so important. Failing to keep your teeth, gums and mouth healthy can ail the entire body. It is so much more than cosmetic or keeping pearly whites so, if you have a decent pair of chops, go to great lengths to maintain them. It is one of those things that you must […]

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Finess creates opportunities for interesting conversations

Finess creates opportunities for interesting conversations

October 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

One of my best friends always says our single days were just like “Sex & the City,” except we didn’t take home guys from every party; we didn’t have the fabulous wardrobe; and we didn’t discuss every personal issue over wine all the time. In other words, real like isn’t a television sitcom, no matter […]

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Cooking Natural With Johnsonville Naturals

Cooking Natural With Johnsonville Naturals

October 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

Cooking for your family can be fun. Children between the ages of 5 to 15 are really wonderful cooking companions and having them learn the most important tools to healthy living is really a plus. Conversing while you add ingredients just might influence what they feed themselves for years to come. My sons were exposed […]

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Kailen's Imaginations

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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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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The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature

The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature

August 10, 2017 | Comments (0)

The Nut Job 2 is a fun trip back to our beloved characters living in “The Park”! Surly ( Will Arnett ) and Andie ( Katherine Heigl ) are back on their turf with Precious ( Maya Rudolph ), Grayson ( Brendan Fraser ), Jimmy ( Gabriel Iglesias ) and Mole ( Jeff Dunham ). […]

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Reviews & Other Recent Articles

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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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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Hubbard Street  Dance creates an immersive experience for dancers and viewers

Hubbard Street Dance creates an immersive experience for dancers and viewers

| September 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

I should have worn pants. It was the first thing I thought as we entered the last performance space. In addition to rows of chairs, there were big cushions on the floor. As soon as I saw those, I wanted to sit on the floor for the final dance. It seemed like the perfect way […]

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Dryel Saves Money

Dryel Saves Money

| September 18, 2017 | Comments (0)

Using Dryel costs roughly 25¢ per garment as opposed to your neighborhood dry cleaner. That can save homes plenty annually. If your household is anything like mine, the baskets full of clothes needing to be taken to the cleaners is NOT missed at all. As soon as the tomato sauce hits your favorite dress, the spot […]

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Dreampad Sleeping

Dreampad Sleeping

| September 10, 2017 | Comments (0)

Dreampad boasts that it gives your loved ones “the rest they deserve” and the claims are true. There is nothing better than a good night’s rest and this smart pillow delivers. Available in Memory, Medium, Firm, and Slim ( Travel) this new technology prompts the body to relax by converting specially-treated music into gentle vibrations that […]

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Family Day Sunday with the White Sox

Family Day Sunday with the White Sox

| September 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

There are just a  few Family Day Sunday dates remaining in the 2017 White Sox Season! The regular season is coming to a close and it is time to enjoy the remaining games that offer unparalleled cuisine from all over the city. Partaking in the drinks, beers, food and sweets galore within the jewel of the […]

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Basic Invite Online

Basic Invite Online

| August 30, 2017 | Comments (0)

BasicInvite.com is a premier, custom invitation company that helps you create for every occasion. Purchasing cards, personal or business stationery, invites, announcements, photo cards and more in a variety of designs in an easy platform that is easy and affordable. Over 160 colors and fonts are available. Designing is colorful and can be done using a very […]

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