And of course, the late Koko Taylor, Queen of the Blues.
Thank you for your patience with me this over this much delayed blog posting. Since it is the weekend, I will plan on the next blog release for two weeks from this coming Sunday or Monday.
For those who do not know, my husband Murray had knee replacement surgery and I just could not get blogging time. Of course, Murray always is my priority.
This week's blog has loads of new stuff interesting and challenging dramas coming up and what is billed as a blockbuster in religious -- sacred music coming to Dominican University.
On the lighter side of music, the Guess Who are heading guess where this month.
The Drama Group's challenging summer production, "The Laramie Project," tackling the murder of Matthew Shepard, opens next weekend.
Our world class museums never disappoint and while Harry Potter continues his stay at Museum of Science and Industry, the history of telescopes is the focus of an all-new exhibit at Adler. Also, Adler has free days this week so check it out.
Anyway, there's tons to do, locally and in the city, and I've included all the information pouring into my e-mail box.
Also, I was saddened to hear that Queen of the Blues Koko Taylor finally had succumbed to her many ailments. During my years as Don Snider's assistant editor to Firstlook arts and entertainment section, I had the privilege of interviewing the late blues legend who was an amazing and fascinating woman. In fact, she lived in Country Club Hills and thus agreed to Star interviews several times.
She was a grand and gracious lady, accessible to fans and down to earth. There was nothing fancy or fake about Taylor who reportedly was 80 when she died.
I want to write more and will, either for the next blog or an addendum sent separately, but for now will just say her famous words, "Wang Dang Doodle," and add that I will miss knowing she's around to delight blues fans worldwide.
As always, if you see errors, please do let me know. Hope your summer is going well.
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