A. Sic

A. Sic

Ying Yang Twins“I'm really content with it [success] because we're going further then people thought and we're just going to keep rising.” says Kaine. D-Roc adds, “Like anybody would tell you, "It feels good". You work hard for something; you feel good when you get it. Creativity, you know? We do a show, we got creativity, and we got...

Tuesday, 20 May 2008 06:00

Pandora; A mystery worth solving

PandoraThe Influence of bands such as Tool, Evanescence, Korn, and System of a Down, is apparent in their work. This is a wonderful thing. These guys fu**ing rock! Combining some heavy staccato chord action with note by note leads, a bangin’ drummer, a bass player who knows what’s up, and a singer with pipes to the likes...

Monday, 15 January 2007 06:00

Dark Star Orchestra: The Dead comes Alive

Dark Star OrchestraAs its name suggests, Dark Star Orchestra is a Grateful Dead tribute band. Organized by engineer/producer Bob Matthews, a longtime associate of the Dead, they recreate a specific show from the over 2,500 concerts that the Dead performed during their 30-year tenure as masters of improvisational rock. They play the same...

Thursday, 10 April 2008 06:00

The Attempters Attempts Too Much

The AttemptersI love this theater company and based on the high volume of subscribers, so does the city of Chicago. When a group of college graduates can start a company and within 5 years achieve the kind of success that Steppenwolf demands to house, we can be assured that this ensemble knows how to entertain. However, it is inevitable...

Monday, 15 October 2007 06:00

The Magnificents

The MagnificentsTa-Da! What better to open The House Theatre of Chicago’s fifth season with than a few sweet ass magic tricks? Nothin’ if you ask me. Once again this ensemble, many of whom graduated together from Southern Methodist University, have produced another exquisite piece of art that’s sure to surprise and entertain the pants off you.

Saturday, 11 August 2007 06:00

Muntu Dance Theatre Extravaganza

Muntu Dance TheatreOn July 14, 2007, Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago celebrated their 35th Anniversary with a concert and Gala at the famous Harris Theater in Millennium Park. This Milestone featured the world premieres of Brazilian choreographer Rosangela Silvestre’s piece, which was titled “Guide” and “In Search Of Africa by Amaniyea Payne, Muntu’s artistic director.

Tuesday, 05 June 2007 06:00

An Oedipus Worth Seeing

OedipusSophocles, the great Greek tragedian and philosopher/scientist Sigmund Freud lived worlds apart. Seemingly dissimilar, in a cultural sense, and obviously millenniums apart, there are unique common threads to be found; both men chased intellectual understanding through war and societal ruin. And each had a fascination with a certain archetypal legend that has not only stood the test...

Wednesday, 09 May 2007 06:00

Between Barack and a Hard Place

Barack and a Hard PlaceSecond city’s 94th revue, Between Barack and a Hard Place, has led them to reclaim their throne as King of Chicago’s comedy circuit once again. Kiss the sky they haven’t lost their politically incorrect sense of humor just yet. Derisively witty and chalk full of satire, the six-person main stage cast, directed by Matt Hovde, takes a jab at a nation divided. Whether it’s trying to appeal to a culture that prides itself in diversity...

Monday, 09 April 2007 06:00

Rabbit Hole

Rabbit HoleContinuing its 2006/2007 season with Rabbit Hole, the Tony Award-nominated play by the brilliant David Lindsay-Abaire, Goodman Theatre has proved first in command of the Chicago stage again and again. Goodman Associate Producer and Director Steve Scott has assembled an all-Chicago cast for the Midwest premiere of Abaire’s compassionate, heartfelt...

Thursday, 08 March 2007 06:00

The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz

Great and Terrible Wizard of OzBecause they went brilliantly over the rainbow with this one, The House Theatre of Chicago’s The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz, is being remounted at the Northlight Theatre in Skokie Illinois march 1-11 2007. Playwright and House Theatre Executive Director Phillip C. Kapperich has adapted the famous novel by L. Frank Baum and, in an act of genius, took advantage of the tornado and twisted these...

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