STAGE PRESENCE

STAGE PRESENCE

After taking the stage as an actor and comedian – including being part of the Geneva Underground Playhouse – the spotlight is squarely on Aurora resident Eric Peter Schwartz these days as a musician.
Born to be wild

Born to be wild

His wildly energetic shows have earned Jimmy Nick much acclaim in the Chicago area and beyond. Nick…
Live by night

Live by night

Mother Nature can play a pivotal character in any outdoor performance – a cool breeze adding to the suspense of a dramatic scene, the sounds of crickets chiming in the background chorus of a musical. If you want to witness the magic of live theater i…
Laugh riot

Laugh riot

Life can be stressful. The kids, the job, the house. Sometimes you just need to get away to the beach, or to a spa. But if you’re feeling the blues mid-week, or you just enjoy a good belly laugh, then a local comedy show could be the perfect way to e…
It’s show time!

It’s show time!

Feeling like breaking out in song as we start 2018? There are plenty of opportunities – and music genres – to take in across northern Illinois. From country to classic and even a little Louisiana Zydeco music to heat up the winter, there is a style o…
Escape from the winter blues

Escape from the winter blues

You may not believe that you could live your life without your cell phone, but do you think you could survive without it for at least an hour?
GAME ON

GAME ON

Most restaurants and bars offer conversation, drinks and burgers. Today, many folks, from a wide va…
Go all in

Go all in

It’s wintertime in the Chicago area, and you’ve decided that you need a little excitement to brighten your mood. Maybe a little blackjack, a few hands of poker or a few pulls of the slot machine are what you need to get the adrenaline pumping.
Pass the popcorn

Pass the popcorn

Movie theaters have become so much more than just a place to see a film on the big screen. From reclining seats to in-movie food and beverage service, movie theaters have become a destination for a full-fledged evening of food and fun.
Perfect 10

Perfect 10

After seeing several close friends and family members pass away in the last few years, musician Noah Gabriel decided to tackle the subject directly on his 10th album, "Dead Reckoning."