CHICAGO – Standing up at the Lyric Opera house in Chicago is unusual before a show. But in this case, it was the night after a tragedy, and the operetta “The Merry Widow” – set in Paris, France, in 1905 – was about to unfold. The orchestra struck up La Marseillaise, a reminder that we’ll always have Paris.
CHICAGO – Tuesday, October 12th, was special at the Chicago International Film Festival, as Producer Paula Wagner was honored at the REELWomen tribute there. Wagner has produced such notable films as “War of the Worlds,’ “The Other,” “Vanilla Sky” and the Mission Impossible film series.