She was Heavenly Hazel Barr

She was Heavenly Hazel Barr
A force to be reckoned with right up to the very end–Hazel Barr passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 28, surrounded by those she loved. She was a long and loyal champion of the Service Club of Chicago, one of the oldest charitable organizations in the city. Her creativity and passion surrounding her... Read more »

LMFAO's Redfoo will be celebrity guest host at Green Tie Ball 2018

LMFAO's Redfoo will be celebrity guest host at Green Tie Ball 2018
Green Tie Ball 2018 just got a whole lot cooler with the addition of Redfoo (part of the musical duo LMFAO) as its celebrity guest host! Presented by Chicago Gateway Green with the whimsical, Seussical theme of “Green Eggs & Glam,” this year’s event will be held at The Geraghty (2520 S. Hoyne) on Friday,... Read more »

Michael Kutza to be honored at Chicago International Film Festival's Summer Gala

Michael Kutza to be honored at Chicago International Film Festival's Summer Gala
Michael Kutza, founder and CEO of Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival,  announced that he will be retiring from his role at the end of 2018. The Governing Board of Directors will pay tribute to Kutza’s remarkable career at a special gala, “Celebrating Michael,” on Saturday, July 14 at Loews Chicago... Read more »
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What you need to know if you're going to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding

What you need to know if you're going to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding
Not everyone received a golden ticket to the Royal nuptials but that doesn’t mean Harry and Meghan don’t want you to join them! The marriage of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle will take place in Windsor on Saturday, May 19 and the countdown has begun in earnest for an amazing day... Read more »

New nonprofit, Enchanted Backpack, provides school supplies to underprivileged kids

Founder Carol Lavin Bernick and Director, Hillary Fash with principals who received Enchanted Backpack donations this year. (From L--Melissa Sepulveda, Lourdes Perez, Carol Lavin Bernick, Marsha Alexander and Hillary Fash).
The Lavin and Bernick Families hosted more than 300 guests at The Montgomery Club on April 18 in River North to announce the launch of their new nonprofit Enchanted Backpack.  This organization addresses the need among thousands of Chicagoland students who do not have the supplies or resources fundamental to learning and excelling by delivering... Read more »

Designer Borris Powell kicked-off Fulton Market Expo with a kick-ass fashion show

Adiat Baker, her sister Iya Bakare and Chef Markus Ford all wearing Borris Powell Designs with the designer.
Award-winning fashion designer Borris Powell showcased his 2018 fall/winter collection to kick-off Fulton Market Expo on Saturday, March 7. Before a spillover crowd of nearly 200 friends and supporters, Borris opened his show, themed “Sides of Me,” with a love song, “Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan. (See him sing here). It was... Read more »
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Dr. Jane Goodall keynotes "Women in Science" luncheon for Field Museum

Dr. Jane Goodall blows out candles on her 84th BD cake presented by Sheraton pastry chef at the Field Museum's "Women in Science Luncheon." (Photo by Kyle Flubacker).
Wearing a chimpanzee pin on her black sweater and a necklace bearing a charm shaped like Africa, Jane Goodall, primatologist, conservationist and human rights champion, addressed the sellout crowd of over 1000 during the Field Museum’s “Women in Science Luncheon” at the Sheraton Grand Chicago on April 3. The afternoon began with a welcome by... Read more »

Two thumbs WAY up for "Pretty Woman The Musical"

Two thumbs WAY up for "Pretty Woman The Musical"
Hands clapping, heads nodding and a standing ovation greeted the pre-Broadway world premiere of “Pretty Woman The Musical” last night, March 28, at Broadway in Chicago’s Oriental Theatre. Based on the Touchstone Pictures film “Pretty Woman,” written by J.F. Lawton and book by Lawton and the late Garry Marshall, the musical is a foot-stomping romp... Read more »

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Gala 2018 with Rainn Wilson and Chris Rock

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Gala 2018 with Rainn Wilson and Chris Rock
Steppenwolf Theatre Company celebrates 42 seasons of innovative ensemble theatre with an evening of celebration emceed by actor Rainn Wilson, who will be starring in The Doppelgänger (an international farce) at Steppenwolf this spring and is well-known for his role as “Dwight Schrute” on NBC’s award-winning comedy The Office. Comedian, actor, director and producer Chris... Read more »
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Dancing, Vogueing and more at Giordano Dance Chicago's Legacy Ball

Legendary dancer, choreographer, teacher and author Gus Giordano, founded Giordano Dance company in 1963, and boy would he be thrilled to see how far it’s come now under the leadership and artistic direction of his daughter Nan Giordano. The dynamic dance company celebrated its 55th anniversary at its Legacy Ball on February 10 where nearly... Read more »