You-review-it Monday

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Happy New Year and welcome back to You-review-it Monday–where readers chime in with their arts and entertainment experiences
over the past week.

So were you in the crowd at Clowes Hall for "The Color Purple"? (Read my thoughts in an
earlier blog here.)

See some live music or comedy to ring in the new year on the Dec. 31st/Jan.

Catch up on missed movies?

For me, the week included stops at the Harrison Center for the Arts and a young
artist cabaret with a largely back-from-college cast at Shortridge High School. I also read "The Second City Unscripted" (yet another history of the
storied Chicago comedy hub) and Philip Roth’s latest slim novel "The Humbling," which started out as a fascinating
look at an aging actor who believes he’s lost his talent. It quickly became sidetracked, though, into a less-interesting account
of a man on the brink of suicide.

How about you? What did you see, hear, visit or read over the past week?

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