Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Our World Tuesday


For my birthday, my friend treated me to a concert at the Chicago Theater.  Celtic Women it was called, the perfect concert for the St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Chicago.  I would love this post to be about the wonderful performance we witnessed, but alas, no pictures were allowed.  Suffice it to say that if you enjoy Celtic music ... this was a delight.  The performers were so talented and the program uplifting.  Thank you, my friend, for this wonderful treat.  

Now, since I couldn't take pictures of the performance, I took pictures of the magnificent Chicago Theater.  I added a little history of this theater at the end if you are interested.  This Theater speaks of the glory days of theater and artisanship.  It's beauty cannot be described adequately in words and probably not even captured in pictures, but this is my effort.


The foyer ...




The Main Lobby





Inside the theater ...




Yes, I know ... photographs were forbidden, but I had to get at least one (shame, shame!)  Hope you enjoyed ...

The Chicago Theatre, originally know as the Balaban and Katz Chicago Theatre, is a landmark theater located on North State Street in the Loop area of Chicago, Illinois, in the Unitied States.  Built in 1921, the Chicago Theatre was the flagship of the Balaban and Katz (B&K) group of theaters run by A. J. Balaban, his brother Barney Balaban and their partner Sam Katz.  Along with the other B&K theaters, from 1915 to 1945 the Chicago Theatre was a dominant movie theater enterprise.  Now the Chicago Theater is a performing arts venue for stage plays, magic shows, comedy, speeches and popular music concerts.  It is owned by Madison Square Garden, Inc.

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 6, 1979 and it was listed as a Chicago Landmark on January 28, 1983.  The distinctive Chicago Theatre marguee, "an unofficial emblem of the city" appears frequently in film, television, artwork and photography. Wikipedia




8 comments:

  1. History is such a treasure. What a nice gift to be able to give you and for you to receive.

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  2. That sounds as if you had a wonderful evening and the theatre looks like a marvelous place to celebrate a birthday.

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  3. Oh my. What an incredible theatre -and gift. Happy belated birthday, and may all of your days be filled with love and magic.

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  4. What a beautiful old building. It's so nice to see these structures continue to be used instead of bull-dozed and replaced with "modern improvements".
    It just have been an incredible experience.

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  5. I agree, it was a nice birthday present. I've not been inside but I have a photo of the entrance when we visited Chicago last year. Love the architecture!

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  6. What a wonderful gift and gorgeous old building. The workmanship is really amazing.

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  7. What a gorgeous building!! It is so majestic looking inside. I'm so glad to had such a wonderful time there. I agree with QJ, it's good to see an old structure still being used so wonderfully. Your "Miss Sharpie" is beautiful. Lucky you to have such an awesome visitor to your porch. I'm getting ready to go home now (still at work), so you have a fabulous day my friend. Hugs. Edna B.

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  8. I think Google just ate my comment again. Hmmmmpf!

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