Citizens Report American Irish Culture

Danahey on the loose on ice, Crystal and otherwise

Danahey on the loose on ice, Crystal and otherwise

So I went to see Cirque du Soleil Crystal, the latest creation from the Canadian company known for reinventing the circus in ways the Ringling Brothers could never imagine, in ways that led the way for a new age of arena spectacles and which has become an empire onto its own. Cirque’s 42nd original production… Continue Reading

Chicago flag comes home to Westport!

Chicago, October 4, 2017. Representatives of “The Skinny & Houli Irish Radio Hour” will act as cultural attaches to the grandson of the late Chicago City Council Alderman James Ambrose Kearns when he travels to Ireland this October to present the City of Chicago flag to dignitaries in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland. Kearns, also known… Continue Reading

3rd Annual IRISH AMERICAN MOVIE HOOLEY SEEKS 3rd FILM FOR FEST

When a party gets rowdy, the Irish call it a “hooley.” Barbara Scharres, program director of The Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, and Irish American radio personality Mike Houlihan announced two of their three selections for their third annual “Irish American Movie Hooley” at the Siskel Film Center September 29, 30th and October 1st… Continue Reading

Whiskey Classes Set for Irish American Heritage Center

Whiskey Classes Set for Irish American Heritage Center

In Ireland, the number of distilleries, either in production or under construction, has grown from a mere three to nearly 40 in just eight years. “There are now distilleries working in Dublin for the first time since the John Powers distillery shut down back in 1976. They even have an Irish Whiskey Museum in the… Continue Reading

Danahey On the Loose at Phantom of the Opera

Danahey On the Loose at Phantom of the Opera

So I recently went to see that musical that everyone’s been talking about – 30 years ago. Yeah, I finally made it to “Phantom of the Opera,” which is on tour again and playing the Cadillac Palace Theatre downtown through Jan. 8. A friend had to back out at the last minute due to a… Continue Reading

Irish Theatre of Chicago revisits “The Weir”

Irish Theatre of Chicago revisits “The Weir”

Once again, actor Brad Armacost finds himself at the holiday season confronting theatrical ghosts and the very real demon known as Chicago traffic. For Armacost is back at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace starring as Ebenezer Scrooge in the chestnut that is “A Christmas Carol.” From that gig, he’s been heading back into… Continue Reading