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Recipe You Might Want To Try

If you like STUFFED SHELLS - here's a video I directed with a renown Chef.

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    Stuffed Shells ala Myki
    @ 8:12 into video - Country Connection All Natural Full Cream Baby Swiss Cheese - hand crafted is the secret to making these delicious - outstanding Stuffed Shells. Directed by DGA Director Bill Natale - PRODUCED by Myki Romano.
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Chicago native relishes showy role in 'The Color Purple'

Location: Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago, (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com

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Location: Lilydale Progressive Baptist Church, 10706 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

    Chicago native relishes showy role in 'The Color Purple'
    Chicago native Carla R. Stewart's involvement with the Tony Award-winning 2015 revival of "The Color Purple" has been quite an emotional and artistic journey. Stewart made her Broadway debut in "The Color Purple" as an ensemble member and in the minor roles of Olivia and then a gossipy Church Lady.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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Theater events: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' 'Everybody' premieres at Brown Paper Box Co.

• Broadway in Chicago presents the national tour of director John Doyle's Tony Award-winning revival of "The Color Purple." Performances begin Tuesday, July 17, at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com.

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...by a lottery at each performance. Previews are Friday and Saturday, July 13-14, at 4147 N. Broadway St., Chicago. The show opens Sunday, July 15. See brownpaperbox.org...

...materials describe as a "true blues lover's smorgasbord." The show opens July 22 at 4450 N. Clark St., Chicago. (773) 769-4451 or blackensemble.org...

...a Chicago company devoted to science fiction and fantasy theater, opens its new home at 3914 N. Clark St., (former home to Live Bait and Public House theaters) on Saturday, July 14. The celebration...

...Lookingglass Theatre, located inside the Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, recently announced special performances for "20,000 Leagues Under the Seas." Recommended for families...

...development works by members of its playwrights unit Saturday through Wednesday, July 14-18, at 170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. During their yearlong residency, Chicago-based writers have a chance to develop their plays...

...The About Face Youth Theater Ensemble, has its world premiere at The Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago. Performances run from Saturday, July 14, through Sunday, July 22. (773) 784-8565 or...

...his guard booth. Performances run Thursday through Sunday, July 19-22, at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 697-3830 or silenttheatre.com...

...week Chicago premiere of "The End of TV" begins Thursday, July 19, at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Chicago. A multimedia meditation on advertising and TV culture set in a Rust Belt city...

...to assist playwrights in developing their plays. Free performances take place July 19-21 at 4546 N. Western Ave., Chicago. The in-development plays include Ambrose Cappuccio's "Cigarettes," a two-hander about a...

...and sets off to find her purpose. Performances take place at Voice of the City, 3429 W. Diversey Ave., Chicago. See runawayslab.org...

• "Anarchy: An Improvised Rock Opera" continues at 8 p.m. Saturdays at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 697-9693 or theannoyance.com.

• Nothing Without a Company has extended "Not One Batu," Hannah li-Epstein's examination of Hawaii's meth epidemic. The production runs through July 28 at the Berger Park Cultural Center Coach House, 6205 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago. See northingwithoutacompany.org.

...Interrobang Theatre Project takes up residence at Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago, for its ninth season examining identity/crisis. It begins Sept. 7 with a revival...

    Theater events: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' 'Everybody' premieres at Brown Paper Box Co.
    Brown Paper Box Co. stages "Everybody," Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' riff on the 15th-century morality play "Everyman"; Silent Theatre returns with a solo show about a security guard; and Black Ensemble Theatre premieres the jukebox tuner "Rick Stone and the Blues Man," this week in Chicago-area theater.
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Taste of Chicago 2018 kicks off in Grant Park

The five-day food festival will take over Grant Park (between Lake Shore Drive, Monroe Street, Michigan Avenue and Balbo Drive) starting today and will run through Sunday, July 15.

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    Taste of Chicago 2018 kicks off in Grant Park
    CHICAGO -- It's opening day for the Taste of Chicago. The five-day food festival will take over Grant Park (between Lake Shore Drive, Monroe Street, Michigan Avenue and Balbo Drive) starting today and will run through Sunday, July 15. The fest features more than 70 restaurants, pop-ups and food trucks, as well as musical performances.
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Group of Robbers Use Panhandler in Wheelchair to Lure Victims

The first reported incident occurred at 3:12 a.m. July 3 in the 700 block of South Michigan Avenue, police said. The next was at 9 a.m. that day in the 900 block of South Michigan Avenue.

The first reported incident occurred at 3:12 a.m. July 3 in the 700 block of South Michigan Avenue, police said. The next was at 9 a.m. that day in the 900 block of South Michigan Avenue.

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    Group of Robbers Use Panhandler in Wheelchair to Lure Victims
    A blog about the South Loop, Printer's Row, Prairie Avenue, Near South Side, Grant Park, Museum Campus in Chicago.
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Sensory-friendly hours at this year’s Taste of Chicago

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    Sensory-friendly hours at this year's Taste of Chicago
    CHICAGO -- Children with autism or other sensory disorders will have a special place at this year's Taste of Chicago. Northbrook-based Autism Home Support Services is sponsoring the first ever "sensory friendly" hours at the Taste on Sunday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to noon.
    http://wgntv.com

Jul 09

Man in wheelchair, 4 other suspects wanted for South Loop robberies

...neighborhood.The robberies took place at 1:54 a.m. on June 30 in the 1200-block of South Wabash Avenue, at 3:12 a.m. on July 3 in the 700-block of South Michigan...

...block of South Wabash Avenue, at 3:12 a.m. on July 3 in the 700-block of South Michigan Avenue, and at 9 a.m. on July 3 in the 900-block of South Michigan...

    Man in wheelchair, 4 other suspects wanted for South Loop robberies
    Chicago police have released an alert about a man in a wheelchair wanted in connection with three robberies in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood. The robberies took place at 1:54 a.m. on June 30 in the 1200-block of South Wabash Avenue, at 3:12 a.m. on July 3 in the 700-block of South Michigan Avenue, and at 9 a.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jul 09

Chicago Police Warn of Robberies by Man in Wheelchair

at 1:54 a.m. on June 30 in the 1200 block of South Wabash Avenue

at 3:12 a.m. on July 3 in the 700 block of South Michigan Avenue

at 9:00 a.m. on July 3 in the 900 block of South Michigan Avenue

    Chicago Police Warn of Robberies by Man in Wheelchair
    Chicago police issued a warning Sunday about a series of robberies in the city's South Loop neighborhood, committed by an offender in a wheelchair. Three robberies took place over the course of four days in late June and early July, according to a community alert from police.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

Jul 09

Taste of Chicago guide 2018: More than 70 eateries and 230 dishes

Location: Grant Park (between Lake Shore Drive, Monroe Street, Michigan Avenue and Balbo Drive)

    Taste of Chicago guide 2018: More than 70 eateries and 230 dishes
    The Taste of Chicago takes over Grant Park for five days with giant turkey legs, tacos, barbecue, ice cream and much, much, more. The 36th go-around for the free-entry food festival features more than 70 eateries, pop-up restaurants and food trucks, including old favorites and new options.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jul 09

Man in wheelchair lured South Loop robbery victims

The first reported incident occurred at 3:12 a.m. July 3 in the 700 block of South Michigan Avenue, police said. The next was at 9 a.m. that day in the 900 block of South Michigan Avenue.

The first reported incident occurred at 3:12 a.m. July 3 in the 700 block of South Michigan Avenue, police said. The next was at 9 a.m. that day in the 900 block of South Michigan Avenue.

The most recent occurrence was at 1:45 a.m. June 30 in the 1200 block of South Wabash Avenue, police said.

    Man in wheelchair lured South Loop robbery victims
    Police are searching for a group of robbers who lure in South Loop victims with a man panhandling from a wheelchair. In the month of July, three of these robberies have occurred, according to the Chicago Police Department. It starts with the man in the wheelchair asking for change or a cigarette.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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ATN – July

Printers Row City Market, 700 S. Dearborn St., is open Saturdays through Oct. 27, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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...7 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, in the basement at 1220 W. Lexington St. The meetings are closed format, meaning they are for people with drinking problems or AA...

The Art Institute is located at 111 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 499-4111 or log on to www.aric.edu.

At Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., find out about public benefits such as supplemental nutrition assistance and citizenship application help. Food...

The Boulevard of Chicago at 3456 W. Franklin Blvd. provides medical respite care and housing services for homeless adults discharged from area hospitals. Call (773) 533-6013 or log on to www.blvd.org.

The Bronzeville Alliance and community partners held a spring volunteer day on June 23, during which they worked on the Bronze-ville Neighborhood Farm. The alliance is located at 4158 S. Calumet Ave. Call (708) 522-8275.

...will host the Light One Candle fundraising gala on Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Geraghty, 2520 S. Hoyne Ave., with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. For tickets...

...dinner at 7 p.m. For tickets, go to brightstarcommunityoutreach.com. The church is at 4518 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. hosts adult fitness, early childhood, and youth programs. Log on to http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Chicago-Womens-Park-and-Gardens.   

...will be held Sunday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wentworth Avenue at Cermak Road. Sponsored by the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, the fair features the Lion Dance procession as...

...gift shops, Chinese arts and crafts exhibits, street vendors, and a children’s area at 24th Place and Wentworth. Log on to www.chicagochinatown.org or call (312) 326-5320...

De La Salle is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

...and tobacco-free family friendly festival, runs Thursday through Sunday, July 26 through 29, at 1400 W. Cermak Rd. Hours are Thursday 5 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to...

City Market at Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., is open Thursdays through Oct. 25, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fulton Market Expo, 800 W. Fulton Market, is open Saturdays through Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Green City Market, 115 S. Sangamon St., is open Saturdays through Oct. 27, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hyde Park Farmers Market, 5300 S. Harper Ct., is open Thursdays through Oct. 25, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

McKinley Park Farmers Market, 3700 S. Archer Ave., is open Saturdays through Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Plant Chicago Farmers Market, 1400 W. 46th St., is open the Saturdays of July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, and Oct. 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

South Loop Farmers Market, 1936 S. Michigan Ave. is open Thursdays through Sept. 27, 4 to 8 p.m.

Sunday City Market Bridgeport, 1000 W 35th St., is open Sundays, July 8 through Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

First Defense Legal Aid, 5100 W. Harrison St., provides representation to people in custody, informs people of their rights, and organizes volunteers to help.

First Trinity Chicago Lutheran Church Community Center welcomes donations of clothing, shoes, and hygiene items. Volunteers accept donations on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 643 W. 31st St. Call (312) 842-7390.

The comedy Support Group for Men will be performed at the Goodman Theatre through Sunday, July 29. Call (312) 443-3800. The Goodman is located at 170 N. Dearborn St.

Greater West Town Partnership, 500 N. Sacramento Blvd., offers job placement and training programs in wood products manufacturing and shipping and receiving. Call (312) 563-9570.

The International Music Foundation will present Rush Hour Concerts every Tuesday through Aug. 28 at St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron St. Performances start at 5:45 p.m. For more information, visit www.imfchicago.org or call (312) 670-6888.

...along with its Chicago Mayoral Forum, on Thursday, July 19, at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, 2247 W. Chicago Ave. Local Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-4th) will receive one of the awards. For information, log...

The next meeting of the Little Italy Chicago Neighborhood Association will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St. For more information or to join a committee email chicagolittleitaly@gmail.com or log on to licna.org.

Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., will offer backstage tours at 10 a.m. and noon on the Fridays of July 20 and 27 and Aug. 3 and 10. Tickets are $15. Call (312) 825-5600 or email groupsales@lyricopera.org.

The park is at 37th Street and Archer Avenue.

The National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St., (312) 738-1503, is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m...

...benefit dinner celebrating Chicago immigrants’ contributions and lives on Wednesday, July 25, at Café Brauer, 2021 N. Stockton Dr. The evening starts with cocktails and a silent auction at 6 p.m. Dinner and...

Overeaters Anonymous meets every Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Call (773) 523-3917.

The Randolph Street Market Festival at 1341 W. Randolph St. is home to the Chicago Antique Market, Indie Designer Market, Modern Vintage Chicago, and the...

...4:30 p.m., at the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, third floor, suite 316, 710 S. Paulina St. Tai Chi, a great way to improve concentration, balance, and range of motion, costs $30...

...2 to 3:30 p.m., in the Tower Resource Center, fourth floor, suite 04547, 1620 W. Harrison St. To reserve your spot or for more information, call (888) 352-RUSH (7874...

Saint Ignatius is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to www.ignatius.org.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2108 W. 21st St., (773) 847-6458, offers family counseling including pre-marriage classes and marriage counseling. The soup kitchen welcomes gifts of cups, paper products, plates, silverware, napkins, paper towels, and toilet paper. Call (773) 847-6458.

Register for coed youth or teen boxing classes at Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St. Ages 8-12: 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Ages 13 to 17: 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., will offer the free Emma Foster Health Fair on Saturday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy health screenings, demonstrations, healthy living tips, and activities for children. Call (312) 225-5300.

Alderman Patrick D. Thompson of the 11th Ward had the City install new stop signs at 31st Street and Shields Avenue to increase community safety. To contact Thompson’s office, call (773) 254-6677.

Through Sunday, July 29, the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago Ave hosts the exhibition Pushing the Limits, selections from the UIMA permanent collection featuring works by artists who attempted to transcend the limitations of their chosen medium.

Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St., will host the Pitchfork Music Festival Friday through Sunday, July 20 through 22. Tame Impala, Fleet Foxes, and Lauryn Hill are among the headliners. Single day tickets cost $75; a three-day advance ticket is $175. Log on to www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com.

...hours, the area has video surveillance and a seating area. The station is located at 943 W. Maxwell St., and parking is available...

The West Central Association will host a networking event, Wednesday, July 11, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Morgan’s on Fulton, 950 W. Fulton St. Log on to www.wcachicago.org.

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    July 6, 2018 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, in the basement at 1220 W. Lexington St. The meetings are closed format, meaning they are for people with drinking problems or AA members only, and not for family members.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

Jul 05

Chicago rapper Matt Muse grows the way he wants to with Nappy Talk

Recommended Free All Ages Soundboard Taste of Chicago with DJ Mike P, Masn, Matt Muse, Beats y Bateria, Friday Pilots Club, and Black Bear Combo @ Balbo and Columbus

    Chicago rapper Matt Muse grows the way he wants to with Nappy Talk
    At the end of May, Che "Rhymefest" Smith, creative director of local youth mentorship nonprofit Donda's House-which has since been rebranded Art of Culture Inc.-went through a heated Twitter debate with Kim Kardashian West over Kanye's alleged lack of financial and spiritual support for the nonprofit organization named for his late mother.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Jul 05

GO DO GOOD blog picked again as one of the best Tribune blogs.

For the fourth time in 18 months, the Chicago Tribune has honored my writing of the GO DO GOOD blog feature ( Why Mr. Rogers Got It and Fox News Never Will!) - selecting it as one of the top 20 in over 1,000 blogs. http://www.chicagonow.com/go-do-good/2018/06/why-mr-rogers-got-it-and-fox-news-never-will/

    Why Mr. Rogers Got It and Fox News Never Will!
    By now I'm sure you're aware that 2018 is the 50th anniversary of "Mister Rogers Neighborhood," broadcast nationally by PBS. The milestone has received a great deal of media coverage, a documentary on PBS - hosted by Michael Keaton, who actually worked on the show, a theatrical documentary that came out in June and Tom...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

Jul 05

Wakandacon to bring 'Black Panther' to life in Chicago

"Black Panther" fans will soon be able to visit Wakanda right here in Chicago!Wakandacon will take place at the Hilton Hotel location at 720 S. Michigan Avenue from August 3rd- 5th. For tickets and more information, visit: https://wakandacon2018.com

    Wakandacon to bring 'Black Panther' to life in Chicago
    "Black Panther" fans will soon be able to visit Wakanda right here in Chicago!
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