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This is an eclectic Chicago oriented podcast curated by Reno Lovison showcasing multicultural and age diverse people, music, art, theater and events that are related to our clients and friends. We want to give you an idea of who we are, what we enjoy, and what we experience living in "The Windy City."

This is an eclectic Chicago oriented podcast curated by Reno Lovison showcasing multicultural and age diverse people, music, art, theater and events that are related to our clients and friends. We want to give you an idea of who we are, what we enjoy, and what we experience living in "The Windy City."
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This is an eclectic Chicago oriented podcast curated by Reno Lovison showcasing multicultural and age diverse people, music, art, theater and events that are related to our clients and friends. We want to give you an idea of who we are, what we enjoy, and what we experience living in "The Windy City."

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Magic Penthouse Review

4/22/2019
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“Magic Penthouse” is a date night fantasy for those looking for an elegant post-dinner night-on-the-town with unique entertainment and a convivial atmosphere.

Duration:00:06:18

'Anastasia' is pure fantasy

3/28/2019
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There's plenty to like about this Broadway road tour theatrical extravaganza loosely based on the true-life story of a woman claiming to be the surviving daughter of Czar Nicholas II of Russia. But don’t worry, this version of “Anastasia” has little to do with reality. While it refers to the historical tragedy it is scrubbed clean of most of the ugly unwanted parts, leaving behind the tale of a young, beautiful, and strong heroine striving to find her true identity while struggling to come...

Duration:00:07:29

A Bronx Tale Choosing Fear or Love

3/14/2019
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This podcast review by Reno Lovison is of the musical version of the of “A Bronx Tale” that includes music by Alan Menken and Lyrics by Glenn Slater and is a very successful adaptation appearing at The Nederlander Theater in Chicago as part of the National Touring Company.

Duration:00:04:50

Chicago Area Author Barnett Book Reading

3/1/2019
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Author Barbara Barnett talks about and reads from her book "Apothecary's Curse" set partly in the Chicago area and partly in Victorian London.

Duration:00:30:32

The Realistic Joneses | Theater Review | Chicago

2/23/2019
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Bob (H.B. Ward) and Jennifer (Linda Reiter) Jones are surprised to meet their new neighbors who also share the same last name. In the end, the two couples have an ongoing series of absurd conversations that actually do get to the core of what they want to express while avoiding or at least minimizing any straightforward communication. Review by Reno Lovison (Photo by Evan Hanover)

Duration:00:04:26

Two Chicago Theater Reviews

2/15/2019
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In this podcast I give two recent Chicago theater reviews including "Dead Man's Cell Phone" and "Brooke Astor's Last Affair" which is part of the Chicago Musical Theater Festival.

Duration:00:07:37

"Photograph 51" Chicago Court Theatre Review

1/28/2019
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“Photograph 51” written by Anna Ziegler and Directed by Vanessa Stalling at the Court Theatre, Chicago is a snapshot of the life of chemist Rosalind Franklin who had gone virtually un-credited for her contribution to the discovery revealing the structure of DNA to be a double helix. Theater review by Reno Lovison. (Photo credit Brosilow)

Duration:00:07:48

A Chicago Spin on "Something Wonderful" Book by Todd S. Purdum

1/24/2019
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“Something Wonderful Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution” book by Todd Purdum. Reno Lovison theater reviewer and executive producer at ChicagoBroadcastingNetwork.com provides a book review with a Chicago spin as well as his personal connection to the works for Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Duration:00:10:56

La Boheme Review at Lyric Chicago

1/12/2019
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Hear my thoughts on the attractively updated version of “La Boheme” currently being presented at the Lyric Opera House, Chicago, through January 31, 2019.

Duration:00:06:38

Year End Review of Theater in Chicago 2018

1/3/2019
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Reno Lovison of ChicagoBroadcastingNetwork.com and Jodie Jacobs of ChicagoTheaterandArts.com discuss their 2018 Chicago theater experiences.

Duration:00:58:46

Year-end Review Discussion of Theater in Chicago 2018

1/3/2019
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Reno Lovison of ChicagoBroadcastingNetwork.com and Jodie Jacobs of ChicagoTheaterandArts.com have a year-end review of the 2018 Chicago theater scene including what they found to be intelligent and thought-provoking as well as simply entertaining.

Duration:00:58:46

'La Ruta' Review | Steppenwolf Theater Chicago

12/27/2018
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The world premiere of “La Ruta” at the Steppenwolf Theater, Chicago by playwright Isaac Gomez who has figuratively commandeered a bus transporting “maquila” workers to and from their jobs in Juarez, then pointed its headlights into the vast darkness exposing the despair and anguish of the mothers and sisters of hundreds of young women kidnapped, used as sex slaves, murdered and disposed of in the Mexican desert.

Duration:00:06:14

"Into the Woods" Music Theater Works

12/26/2018
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Music Theater Works in Evanston, IL (just outside Chicago) has put together a visually stunning production of Stephen Sondheim’s fairytale musical mashup “Into the Woods.”

Duration:00:06:46

A Midsummer Night's Dream Review Chicago

12/17/2018
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“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Shakespeare Theatre on Chicago’s Navy Pier puts a slightly modern twist to an old favorite. Review by Reno Lovison Executive Producer at ChicagoBroadcastingNetwork.com and theater reviewer for Chicagotheaterandarts.com

Duration:00:06:34

Hell Cab at the Raven in Chicago

12/8/2018
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This popular play by Will Kern is comprised of a number of vignettes all taking place within the confines of a cab trolling the streets of Chicago during an evening leading up to the Christmas holiday. There are highs and lows, happiness and sadness, violence and love. Some people are in good cheer, others not so much. Through each experience, the stoic cabbie (in this case played by Regina Linn) absorbs the emotional impact of each encounter. Review by Reno Lovison. To read more reviews...

Duration:00:05:20

It's A Wonderful Life | American Blues Theater | Review

12/1/2018
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If you are ready to get into the Christmas spirit you can’t do much better than the American Blues Theater’s staged radio show version of Frank Capra’s classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.” In this production, the theater is set up to give the illusion that you are part of the studio audience for a live radio broadcast in 1944 at WABT Studio on Belmont Avenue in Chicago. This is indeed a bon a fide radio-style performance with each person playing several characters in different voices, aided by...

Duration:00:06:11

The Safe House at CityLit in Chicago

11/28/2018
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This world premiere slice of life drama is sure to strike close to home. For many, the place they have lived and raised a family is more than an assembly of bricks and wood, it is a repository of memories and the physical manifestation of a life’s work. When it comes time to consider leaving it behind there are more considerations than a change of address. Review by Reno Lovison Executive Producer at ChicagoBroadcastingNetwork.com for ChicagoTheaterandArts.com.

Duration:00:04:25

Review of Stoppard's 'Arcadia' at Greenhouse Chicago

11/21/2018
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At its core, this is a comedic drawing room mystery, but it is also a thought-provoking exploration of humanity through concepts of truth, chaos versus order, discovery and rediscovery, the meaning of time, and our desire to improve on an already perfect universe. Performances at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago runs through December 16, 2018. Review by Reno Lovison for ChicagoTheaterandArts.com and ChicagoBroadcastingNetwork.com

Duration:00:05:41

Frankenstein Review Chicago Court Theater

11/12/2018
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Manual Cinema’s homage to the 100th anniversary of Mary Shelley's gothic classic “Frankenstein” is a singular theatrical experience that mixes live action, silhouettes, puppets, shadow puppetry, masks, video, slide projection and all manner of theatrical techniques, ancient and modern to create a captivating monochromatic video mash-up. At the Court Theater on the campus of the University of Chicago through December 2, 2018. Review by Reno Lovison for ChicagoTheaterandArts.com and...

Duration:00:05:37

Caroline or Change |Review | Chicago

10/14/2018
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Firebrand Theatre's production of “Caroline, or Change” playing at the Den Theater in Chicago is an emotionally charged story about the power of money and fear of change. Podcast by Reno Lovison, Executive Producer at ChicagoBroadcastingNetwork.com and reviewer for ChicagoTheaterandArts.com Photo credit: Front, Rashada Dawan, Back left to right Emma Sipora Tyler and Tyler Symone. (Photo by Marisa KM)

Duration:00:03:23