Category Archives: Performances

Thunderbirds

Today was graduation day at the Air Force Academy, located just west of work. As part of the ceremony, the Thunderbirds put on an air show. We had a picnic-style lunch, and then the CBS employees and several family members … Continue reading

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AdAmAn Fireworks

My coworker Cheryl told me about the AdAmAn (add a man) fireworks on Pikes Peak every midnight. In 1922, five local men (the Frozen Five) climbed the peak to set off fireworks as a lark. They decided to add one … Continue reading

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The Chicago Experience

Our good friends Wayne and Holly are gifted at finding interesting things to do in unexpected places. That’s how Sally and I found ourselves on a Saturday night sitting in a tent in the parking lot of a Catholic church … Continue reading

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The Thrill of OPK

If you’ve ever had children in music, theater, dance or similar activities, you’ve experienced the dreaded OPK. It stands for “Other People’s Kids.” With every commitment there comes an endless series of programs and recitals. Add to that Sunday school … Continue reading

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Over the Rhine

The Over the Rhine Barnraising concert began a little after 7:00 and lasted for a good two hours. Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist performed with four musicians from The Band of Sweethearts. The additional instruments added a lot and I … Continue reading

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The Hiding Place

My friend Jim Matheson, on a lark, auditioned for a part in Overshadowed Theatrical Productions presentation of The Hiding Place at Medinah Baptist Church. He played two roles: Flip, the brother-in-law of Corrie Ten Boom, and, later, a Nazi guard. … Continue reading

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Opera in Focus

Our afternoon Mystery Trip location was Opera in Focus, a puppet theater in the basement of the Rolling Meadows Park District headquarters. The performance lasted maybe 45 minutes and consisted of songs from the operas Turandot and Tales of Hoffman … Continue reading

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Opera in Focus

Short Version. Fifteen coworkers and I entered the Rolling Meadows Park District headquarters and walked downstairs to a theater where we saw a puppet show in which rod puppets performed scenes from various operas and musicals while recordings of the … Continue reading

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Pitchfork Steak Fondue and Medora Musical

On Friday evening, we headed a short distance outside Medora to the Pitchfork Steak Fondue. As we arrived, we saw the cooks putting the steaks onto the pitchforks. I didn’t see them cook the steaks because we were on the … Continue reading

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Millennium Park — July 3

Sal and I made a quick trip downtown in the late afternoon to see the Independence Celebration by the Grant Park Orchestra. We met up with our friend Holly who got us reserved seats in the chairs near the stage. … Continue reading

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