For the next few weeks, I’ll talk about our week long driving tour of Ireland. It was a week of art, hiking, and lots of Irish music. Everything a girl could want. Our trip started with a few days in Dublin. We arrived early on Saturday and took the bus into the city. It dropped […]Read More Ireland: Part 1
Christmas day! What a glorious thing to experience in other countries. Prague was hopping on Christmas day. People were on the streets (at least in Old Town) and many more shops and restaurants were open than I was expecting. Our first stop was the Jewish quarter of Prague since we knew that it would be […]Read More Prague and London: Part 3
Then it was our very last day of the trip. We had one final day in England so we decided to take a day trip to Cambridge. My husband had never been there. I had gone in 2003 as part of a high school band and chorus trip. I remember that it was a wondrous […]Read More Part 13: France and England
So to continue the theme of awesome things in Chicago, I’m going to talk about three things going on right now. You can still catch them…if you go quickly! The first is the Court Theater production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot directed by Ron Oj Parson. It’s all African American cast, an idea that had […]Read More Waiting for Godot, Red Army, Folk Festival
I’m going to try something new. I’m going to talk about music. I haven’t really done a lot with this since I wasn’t sure I knew how to talk about music. But I’ll give it a try for my top nine list of best concerts of the year. In no particular order: Carolina Chocolate Drops at […]Read More Best Concerts 2014
On Tuesday, I went to see 1925 production of Ben Hur with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Stephen Copeland, formerly of the Police. As readers of my blog know, I’m a big fan of silent films and will take any opportunity to see silent films on the large screen. It’s so much more fun that […]Read More Review: 1925 Ben Hur
This past week was another edition of the wonderful That Belongs in a Museum! at Gallery Cabaret. This is the new live literary event by Sarah Crawford, Susan Golland, and Serena Washington. It’s a great event that I look forward to going every time. The rules of the event are thus: bring an object to […]Read More That Belongs in a Museum!