Wednesday, May 15, 2013
This year's community choir concert, 'ChiaroScuro: Light and Shadow' will premier on Friday, May 31 at the Northbrook Theatre.
The Northbrook Community Choir, a program of the Northbrook Park District, will host a grand concert on Friday, May 31. Jennifer Whiting will conduct "ChiaroScuro: Light and Shadow" at the intimate Northbrook Theatre. The highly regarded choir will be accompanied by a string quartet, piano and percussion. The 45-member choir has been rehearsing the show since January, according to the park district. Colleen Aronson, a soprano, calls the weekly rehearsals her "choral yoga." “The choir members share a love of singing and a desire for learning and growing as musicians, and theyderive satisfaction from coming together to create music that they cannot create on their own,” Jennifer Whiting said in a press release. “There is something …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Sunday is your last chance to catch the 44th Annual Northbrook-On-Ice show at the Northbrook Sports Center
Tickets for the 44th annual Northbrook-On-Ice are on sale at the Northbrook Sports Center. The award-winning ice production combines sophisticated skating, dazzling costumes, popular music, professional lighting and set design. This weekend's last show will run on Sunday, May 12, 1:00 p.m. This year's production is called In the Loop! and features a spin on social media. There will be live twitter sessions before the show, during intermission and after the show. Audience members will be able to post reactions, comments and support for the skaters via their phones, and the messages will appear live on a screen, built into the set. About 350 skaters will take part in the show. Sign up for the Northbrook Patch morning newsletter to get the …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Students from Glenbrook North and South will be performing for Scott Adsit, a GBN alum and comedy actor, during an opening weekend performance of the musical.
Glenbrook North alumnus, Scott Adsit, an actor on 30 Rock and numerous other TV shows, is expected to attend a performance of West Side Story, running through May 4 at Glenbrook South. Adsit played Arab when the District 225 musical was West Side Story while he was a GBN student in 1984. This year's musical will also be the last for Stevi Marks, a Glenbrook South music teacher, who is retiring after next year, according to the district. After 20 years of theater productions, variety shows and choir performances, Marks, who is directing West Side Story this year, will give one of her final bows when the show ends its run on May 4. "Right now, I feel the same about this show as I have about past shows because the goal is the same: that the …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Dr. Leigh Weisz' book, 'Kara Kangaroo’s Candy,' is designed to teach young children understand a divorce.
Dr. Leigh Weisz, a Northbrook-based psychologist and affiliate at Northwestern University's Family Institute, has recently published her first book — a picture book written to help young children cope with divorce called Kara Kangaroo's Candy. When Kara Kangaroo's parents sit her down to announce their divorce, Kara worries her own behavior affected the parents' relationship. Then she vows to never eat candy again. The book's Amazon description says it can even help very young children understand divorce doesn't have to be a child's fault. “I found in my work that I would be recommending books to parents, and they would tell me that the books were too simple, or the opposite, they would give so much information that the child wasn’t ready …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Congressional award winning art work from North Shore schools will adorn government offices, halls.
Acts of Congress are passed for a variety of reasons and for three award winning North Shore high school artists it means exposure for their creativity. Nicole Otake of Glenbrook North High School, Cullen Casey from Lake Forest High School and Vernon Hills High School’s Kayla Guo were this year’s Congressional Art Competition winners from the 10th District. Earlier: Lake Forest High School Artist’s Work To Be Displayed in Hall of Congress The three winners along with the work of 41 other artists were on display Friday in the office of Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) who personally handed out the awards and told the gathering of students, parents, teachers and friends how the contest became a law. “This is an act of Congress,” Schneider …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Winners of Art Post Gallery's first art contest were announced Thursday, with artists from Northbrook, Glenview and Wilmette winning the top spots.
It's only been a few months since 52 people waited outside Art Post Gallery's door for the store to open on the morning of Feb. 28. People were so eager to participate in the Botany Magnified contest they couldn't wait for the store to open. On Thursday night, Art Post invited all the artists back to the shop, and announced winners and honorable mentions from the gallery's first Botany Magnified art contest. There were 81, locally-made canvas tiles on display and at least 200 people in the shop when the winners were announced. Winning artists were chosen by several local art experts, including Vicky McHugh and Ellen Duffy of Northfield's Avenue Interiors design firm. "It was overwhelming at first," Duffy said about the judging process. "…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Eighth graders from Northbrook Junior High will have their art hanging on the Georgie V's wall for the rest of April.
Northbrook Junior High eighth graders will have their art on display at George V's in downtown Northbrook for the rest of April, according to the Northbrook Star. “We’ve had very good comments," George Vlahakis, owner of the restaurant told to the Northbrook Star. “We’ve even had a slight increase in business when families have come to see the art.” Sign up for the Northbrook Patch morning newsletter to get the latest community updates in your email.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The three minute claymation by Branden Chi is on YouTube.
Wescott School third grader Branden Chi created uploaded a video to YouTube on Feb. 24, telling the story of Charlotte's Web in a three minute claymation. No pigs or spiders were harmed in the making of the film. Sign up for the Northbrook Patch morning newsletter to get the latest local school updates in your email.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Pierce Interiors at Northbrook Court store offers $190,000 piece of art.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Ballroom dance students will compete for individual and studio titles in April.
Dancers from Northbrook, Glenview and other surrounding suburbs will put their skills to the test this month at a national dance competition. Nine students at Fred Astaire Dance Studio will travel to Las Vegas in mid-April to compete in the Cross Country Dance Championship. They will be judged in American Rhythm (cha cha, rumba, swing, mambo and bolero) and American Smooth (waltz, tango, foxtrot, Viennese waltz) competitions. The dancers are not professionals; some took ballet when they were young, but “most of them haven’t had very much dance experience” before enrolling in the Buffalo Grove studio, manager Elle Sprague said. “A lot of them have been taking lessons for two to six years,” Sprague said. The students take private lessons …