Playtime Chicago Theater Report for 3.10.2019

Remember to tune into Playtime with Bill Turk and Kerri Kendall at WCGO 1590 AM in the Chicago area or online! Mahalia Jackson: Moving Thru the Light is currently playing at Black Ensemble Theater through April 14th. Sweat has opened at the Goodman Theatre, running through April 14th. Queer Eye: The Musical Parody opens at…

Chicago Theater Report for Playtime: 3.3.2019

Photo above is of Chicago’s Civic Opera House: See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons This week’s Playtime with Bill Turck & Kerri Kendall Theater Report on 1590 WCGO (Every Sunday from 1-3, streaming online and at 1590 AM in the Chicago area!): What a week it was! I was able to attend…

Playtime Theater Report for 2.24.2019

Photo by Rob Laughter on Unsplash This week’s links: The Saints: www.SaintsChicago.org. Radio Culture at The Utopian Theatre Asylum through March 3rd: www.tutatheatre.org. Münsterspiel running through March 16: www.theplagiarists.org/ . Little Stones through March 10th: saintsebastianplayers.org/2018-19-seas…ttle-stones/.  Roddy Doyle’s “Two Pints” March 6-31: www.chicagoshakes.com. The Choir of Man: March 12-17: www.BroadwayinChicago.com.  Emerald City Theatre’s Corduroy premiers March 1, 2019 www.emeraldcitytheatre.com.  Steep Theatre: First Love is the Revolution,…

Playtime with Bill Turk and Kerri Kendall: Chicago Theater Report 2.17.2019

Photo by Sawyer Bengtson on Unsplash Here is my theater segment from this week’s episode of Playtime with Bill Turk and Kerri Kendall on WCGO 1590AM in Chicago. In this edition of the theater report, I cover: The Bayless Family Foundation’s grants of $150,000 each to The Steep Theater, The Porchlight, and the Albany Park Theater Project. The…

Candle Ministry

I operate a candle ministry. This means that I take requests from people to burn a candle in honor of their needs, intentions, memories, or thanks. Here are some examples: Candles for healing A candle in memory of a friend, family member, or pet Candles with petitions for work, money, housing, or other needs and…

What Kind of Radio do You Need in a Disaster?

Photo Credit: CapCase Flickr via Compfight cc An article on choosing the right kind of radio for use during a disaster or emergency [click on link to read in its entirety]: “Mobile emergency notifications are great, but older technology, such as radio, has an essential role in community disaster management. When communication systems and power…

This Is Not Satire

  This is not satire. This is the White House’s official site. When I first saw this post shared on Twitter, I thought it was fake. A send-up using Trump’s language describing gang members as “animals.” I was wrong. As I perused the Immigration section of the site, I also noticed the use of terms…

Annual Geomantic Charts — Considering Geomancy

Photo Credit: rvacapinta Flickr via Compfight cc First post in my new geomancy blog: “What is a Time-Based General Geomantic Reading? It’s a “general” (no specific question) reading that covers a particular time period, such as a day, week, month, or year. In some cases, the period of time may be specific to the client’s…

Why Victims Don’t Always Say Something

[The below was originally posted on my Facebook wall.] Recently, people, mostly women, have been sharing stories in the media (including social media) concerning sexual assault, abuse, harassment, and inappropriate conduct. One common theme in the responses to these stories has been something like this: “Why didn’t you tell anyone? Why didn’t you report it…

Work Harder, We’ll Still Mock You

Originally posted on Facebook: I just made the mistake of reading the comments on a story about how rising rents are displacing even middle-class people. The story highlighted the plight of a family in which the wife was the primary breadwinner (husband is ill), making made $78,000 per year, and yet was still struggling financially…