Tag: "entertainment"

Odysseo by #Cavalia extends Chicago performances through May 7

Odysseo by #Cavalia extends Chicago performances through May 7

April 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

Odysseo by Cavalia has created quite a buzz since pitching the White Big Top in the Soldier Field parking lot several months ago. The $30 million extravaganza  the world’s largest touring production, with a cast including 48 riders, dancers, aerialists, acrobats, stilt walkers and musicians, and 65 majestic horses taking the center stage, creates a magical world with something […]

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#Nintendo Switch Preview Tour

#Nintendo Switch Preview Tour

February 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

Nintendo is releasing a new console and gaming system packed with entertainment. On March 3rd, gamers will be able to play right there in the family room or pick up the transitional port and game anywhere. Nintendo will now allow players to play whomever, wherever. Visit Nintendo.com for a very long list of publishers whose […]

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#RinglingBros Out Of This World #Chicago

#RinglingBros Out Of This World #Chicago

November 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

The circus is certainly not the same show it was when I last attended over 15 years ago! Ringling Bros. Out Of This World ‘s next show is in Indy ( Indianapolis, Indiana ) beginning December 1st. If you missed the shows at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont and the United Center, you really need to […]

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Djimon Hounsou Visits Chicago for the Premiere of How To Train Your Dragon 2

Djimon Hounsou Visits Chicago for the Premiere of How To Train Your Dragon 2

June 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

I was able to sit down with Djimon Hounsou when he was in Chicago promoting his latest movie HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2. He voices the character of Drago Bludvist. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 is the thrilling second chapter of the epic HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON trilogy and it does not […]

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Moms' Night Out and My Interview with Sarah Drew

Moms’ Night Out and My Interview with Sarah Drew

May 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

MOMS’ NIGHT OUT – a comedy about the chaos of motherhood and life – will be in theaters starting May 9, just in time for Mother’s Day. I had the opportunity to sit down with the Sarah Drew (who portrays Allyson in the movie) and is also a regular cast member on the popular ABC […]

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School House Rock Live Wins Over Another Generation

School House Rock Live Wins Over Another Generation

March 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

There is something amazing about watching my children experience things from my childhood that never grow old. It can be little things like playing Candyland or big things like seeing the Ocean for the first. There is definitely something magical about my children having the same positive childhood experiences as I did. And I had […]

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ASL shows on the schedule at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

ASL shows on the schedule at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

February 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

I was reading the program before a Chicago Shakespeare Theater performance when I saw the note about American Sign Language (ASL) Duo-interpreter performances and Access Shakespeare programming. A family friend who is hearing-impaired is always looking for ASL shows so she can participate in live theater. Intrigued by the ASL shows, I emailed the Chicago […]

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Fight the Winter Blues with a Little "Soul" at Chicago Children's Theatre's Mr. Chickee's Funny Money

Fight the Winter Blues with a Little “Soul” at Chicago Children’s Theatre’s Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money

February 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

My kids and I are longtime fans of Christopher Paul Curtis.  Of all the many books he has written, our top favorites have to be Bud, Not Buddy and The Mighty Ms. Malone (both of which I highly, highly recommend). For a younger crowd (and for some lighter reading), my daughters and I would also recommend Mr. […]

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Chicago's West Side Welcomes UniverSOUL Circus

Chicago’s West Side Welcomes UniverSOUL Circus

October 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

For years, I listened as my south side friends gushed on and on about UniverSOUL circus that religiously took place in Washington Park, and for years I consistently missed out on all the action. This year, the critically acclaimed circus, celebrating 19 years, decided to trek over to the city’s west side in Union Park […]

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Fun & Inspirational Sports Movies to Watch

Fun & Inspirational Sports Movies to Watch

December 11, 2012 | Comments (1)

Game On! Sports Girl Talk offers you a list of fun and inspirational girl’s/women’s sports movies to watch with your daughters (and sons) during the holidays. So after working up a sweat with active indoor or outdoor fun, time to relax and tune into one of the following:   1)   Bad News Bears (pg) 2)   […]

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One last chance to see Harold and the Purple Crayon

One last chance to see Harold and the Purple Crayon

November 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

What better way is there to introduce your kids to the theater, than to take them to see a show based on a story they know and love? If your kids are fans of Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson, then you will want to head to Skokie’s North Shore Center of the […]

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Better than a girl's night out?  September's Pretty Muddy Mud Run

Better than a girl’s night out? September’s Pretty Muddy Mud Run

August 10, 2012 | Comments (1)

This morning I decided that I am absolutely the craziest person I know.  “What led to this drastic conclusion?” you might well ask. I got up at 6.00 a.m. to go running. But it isn’t just that crazy decision that has made me the craziest person I know.  Oh no.  What has made me the […]

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