Citizens Report American Irish Culture

Irish America Claims Chicago Flag!

Irish America Claims Chicago Flag!

Hibernian Media is in the final stages of editing their masterpiece IN SEARCH OF WEEPING JIM, the story of the late 31st Ward Chicago Alderman James Ambrose Kearns and his role as the “father of the Chicago flag.” The film is financed by the Consulate General of Ireland in Chicago and other generous donors. Kearns… Continue Reading

Irish Theatre of Chicago back on the boards with Molly Sweeney

Irish Theatre of Chicago back on the boards with Molly Sweeney

After a two-year, COVID-19-related hiatus, Irish Theatre of Chicago recently returned to the stage with Brian Friel’s Molly Sweeney. The drama runs now through May 8 at the Chopin Theatre in Wicker Park. Mounting a show in what are sort-of post-pandemic times has been amazing and terrifying, said the show’s director, Siiri Scott. “We test… Continue Reading

Danahey on the Loose at Celtic Woman and Six

Danahey on the Loose at Celtic Woman and Six

Best Fest Buddy Tom and I recently headed out to the Rosemont Theatre to see the latest incarnation of Celtic Woman. With the pandemic apparently sort of over (or whatever the hell this phase might be), the act is once again on tour. This time it’s to support their most recent album, Postcards from Ireland.… Continue Reading

Danahey on the Loose at “Come From Away”

Danahey on the Loose at “Come From Away”

  Heading to the parking garage Wednesday night after seeing the musical “Come From Away” at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, I had a flashback. A few days after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, I went downtown to see the original touring production of “The Full Monty” at the Shubert. The Loop was eerily… Continue Reading

Irish Film Star John Connors hits Chicago Jan. 21-23!

Irish Film Hibernian Media hosting Irish Film star John Connors and producer Tiernan Williams in Chicago Jan. 21-23! Hibernian Media, is excited to announce that Irish film star John Connors will be visiting Chicago the weekend of January 21-23, 2022, for an encore screening of his film ENDLESS SUNSHINE ON A CLOUDY DAY. Connors and… Continue Reading

Danahey on the Loose at Paradise Square

Danahey on the Loose at Paradise Square

The Broadway-bound musical Paradise Square is not based on Meatloaf’s Paradise by the Dashboard Light. And if you have two tickets to Paradise Square at the Nederlander in Chicago, please, for your show date’s sake, don’t start singing along to Eddie Money’s hit from the late 1970s. Glad we got that out of the way.… Continue Reading

Danahey on the Loose @ 40th MKE Irish Fest

Danahey on the Loose @ 40th MKE Irish Fest

We hit the 40th MKE Irish Fest this past Friday. It was a kilt-less journey as to not scare children or frighten farm animals. As is our custom, my friends and I traveled from the northwest Chicago suburbs to MKE Irish Fest via Route 31 and through the tiny Illinois-Wisconsin border town of Richmond, IL.… Continue Reading