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Hometown Kinda Christmas!

To sum up our adventure last night to the Portage Theatre in Portage Park, a neighborhood in Chicago. We were motivated to go because we had seen an episode on HGTV about the famous Chicago bungalows in Portage Park. We drove around the neighborhood a bit before the show, "Miracle on 34th St." and it turned out to be the most "hometown, community" feeling we have had in a long time, in a very funky way! (Maybe because we haven't been able to attend any Rolling Meadows hometown events in quite a while!) Portage Theatre is from the 1930's with great fresh popcorn; and we were told Johnny Depp spent a lot of time there while shooting the movie he worked on last summer, so it has been refurbished.

The evening started with a 16 piece orchestra playing swing music, all decked in Santa hats. They were a very casual orchestra, with people mingling on and off the stage and the members talking out loud to each other. A couple of soloists sat off stage right and period…