We don't usually review student productions in these pages but the current show running at Oak Park and River Forest High School, Fiddler on the Roof, is so well done I must bring it to your attention. And there's still a weekend left to see it.
Phil Jackson got his basketball coaching wins by convincing big NBA egos to play as a team. William Thompson got his coaching wins by somehow harnessing the squirrelly energy of grade-school boys and getting them to play the game of basketball with the composure of grown men
The 365th piece by the "Everyday Artist" did not come easily. First there were problems downloading photos she had planned to use for reference to create the oil painting. Then the caps on her tubes of paint would not open. Pliers eventually got them to twist free. Then when Kathryn Hempel finally finished, her daughter accidentally sat on the painting left on a bed to dry.