Posts Tagged ‘ chicago theater ’

CHI-RAQ the movie, a Spike Lee Joint

23rd November 2015 | 0 Comments

I can hardly contain my enthusiasm over Spike Lee’s newest film: CHI-RAQ (2015 US)! Loosely based on the Classic Greek comedy Lysistrata by Aristophanes, about women in ancient Greece who withhold sex against their men to negotiate an end to the Peloponnesian War. In CHI-RAQ the women go on a sex strike: “No Peace! No [...]

Russell Brand, Howlin Wolf & Nina Simone

14th June 2013 | 0 Comments

I was just inspired by three truly unique performers. I know it’s an unlikely grouping but if you think about it – they have some important similarities: uniqueness, individuality, control over their own careers, intelligence and they are/were fantastic. It is the individuality of these three artists that has touched me. A British comedian, a [...]

A Good Night: Theater & the movie “Catfish”

2nd November 2010 | 0 Comments

It was a good night for me. I had a rehearsal for the upcoming theater benefit I am singing in for Hell in a Handbag Productions and the movie: “Catfish” afterwards. “Bea Arthur” & “Shelley Duvall” sing “Scarey Monsters”photo: Rick Aguilar

Me & the Million Dollar Quartet

4th May 2010 | 10 Comments

I have been asked to appear and sing with the cast of the Million Dollar Quartet at the Apollo theater in Chicago on Thursday, May 20, 2010.   The show has been playing here to sold out houses for darn near two years. You must be asking:  How did you pull this one out of [...]

Seanachai Theatre Company’s tour de force: “Mojo Mickybo”

2nd November 2009 | 0 Comments

I experienced the most wonderful piece of theater ever. I went to see “Seanachai’s Theatre’s” Fall production entitled “Mojo Mickybo.” It is a two person piece- no sets, no backdrops – just pure dynamic tour de force acting in an intimate setting (38 seats). I have never seen so much energy and brilliance performed live [...]