'Tis the Season for Live Music

The holidays are busy, especially if you’re the host. House guests. Menus. Cooking. Lists. Fatigue…and then you hit the wall. For me, this usually occurs halfway through. I’ve been known to sneak up to my bedroom for a nap (maybe they’ll think I’m at the grocery store), or I’ll quietly slip out the door with […]

“Dralion” a Delight

I never knew there were Cirque Du Soleil groupies. Me? I’m a newbie. Until Cirque’s current run here in Chicago, I had yet to attend a performance. But apparently, the people sitting next to me had, and their hoots and hollers have me thinking the current tour, “Dralion,” is one of their favorites. Running nearly […]

Cirque du Soleil’s “OVO” Brings Bugs to Life

Cirque du Soleil’s “OVO” breathes life into even the most average species of insect. Based on a loose plot about a fly who visits a community of bugs carrying a large egg, the show includes colorful costumes, bossa nova beats and “wow”-factor stunts. “OVO” boasts 10 acts peppered with buzzes, chirps and comedic filler from […]

Insider’s Guide To Blackhawks and Bulls

Before the bats start swinging, we’re enjoying the “cozy confines” of our indoor winter sports. The Bulls and Blackhawks are two of the hottest games in town and we’ve got the insider tips for your next jaunt to the United Center. Chicago Blackhawks Insider: Jay Blunk, Executive Vice President of Business Operations 1. Come Early […]

Make Your Pricey Game Day Priceless

Do you have one of the town’s hottest tickets? Not that Oprah’s favorites show where you get free iPods and cashmere underwear. Urban legend says to score a seat you have to either send her 20,000 emails a day or swim across Lake Michigan. We’re talking the Chicago Blackhawks, who might just bring the first […]