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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

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

Danahey NOT on the Loose: A Coronavirus Chronicle

Danahey NOT on the Loose: A Coronavirus Chronicle

Welcome to my not-so-novel coronavirus chronicle. It’s just like Narnia, sans the lion, the witch and the wardrobe. How are things in your little corner of the quarantine, your safe space shelter-in-place? I’m fortunate enough to have a 5-year-old serving as my life coach through all this. She’s way better than the dimwits you find on… Continue Reading

Movie Hooley Redux

Hollywood can’t make up its mind, whether to call it “Movie Hooley II” or “Son of Movie Hooley”. But Barbara Scharres, program director of The Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, and Irish American News columnist and radio personality Mike Houlihan, have announced  their plan to present the second annual “Irish American Movie Hooley” at… Continue Reading

Danahey on the Loose at “Once”

Once is the word that starts many a fairy tale, and that’s what the 2006 movie “Once” and the 2013 Tony-winning Best Musical based on it are. This isn’t one of those Grimm stories, though, where witches eat kids and wind up being oven-baked themselves. That’s something you would see at the Lyric Opera. While… Continue Reading