Archive for May 2011

Playboy Magazine's Chicago Lingerie Party is the Hottest Ever!

Playboy Magazine's Chicago Lingerie Party is the Hottest Ever!
  And it may be their last….If rumors are true, this 16th annual Special Editions party at Playboy headquarters might’ve been the last and, indeed, this is exactly how the guests were partying!  With a move to the West Coast pooh-poohed by PB execs, I have a feeling sentiments are different among staffers.  In any case,... Read more »

Matthew Morrison is GLEE-ful at Goodman Gala!

  OMG, I must admit I wasn’t a Glee fan until I met Matthew Morrison!  And after seeing him perform at the Goodman Theatre Gala, I was a goner. This guy is the real deal, the whole package, the triple threat….he sings, dances, acts, plays instruments, writes music AND he attracted a ton of people (850) to this year’s... Read more »

98.7WFMT's Diamond Jubilee Celebration Raises $1.1 Million

  98.7WFMT, Chicago’s Classical Experience, celebrated its 60th year on the air with a one-night only benefit celebration at the Harris Theater.  Acclaimed mezzo-soprano, Susan Graham, served as Mistress of Ceremonies for the stage performance that included multi-platinum Israeli singer/songwriter/guitarist David Broza, Grammy-winning folk star Shawn Colvin, renowned African-American a cappella group Sweet Honey in... Read more »
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Victory Gardens Theater's Gala Includes Tribute to Artistic Director Dennis Zacek

  This year’s Victory Gardens Theater’s “Chicago Stories” was a bittersweet affair.  On the one hand, it showcased two new, fantastic celebrity playwrights, Pam Crutchfield and Howard Tullman, and on the other hand, it was a tribute to retiring long-time Artistic Director, Dennis Zacek.  (Shown in pic above: Pam, Dennis and Howard) For over 34... Read more »

Breaking Glamorama Launch Party News: BLAH BLAH BLAH will Perform & Debut Their Music Video!

  This year’s 2nd Glamorama Launch Party will be rocking BIG time!  The hot Chicago band Blah Blah Blah will perform!  AND they will be debuting their brand new, hot off the press music video featuring the title song from their upcoming EP, “Why Am I The Only One Laughing?”  (The EP title is “Thank You Thank... Read more »

Oprah's Surprise Spectacular: The Greatest Show on Earth!

Oprah's Surprise Spectacular: The Greatest Show on Earth!
  Spoiler alert!  If you plan on watching Oprah’s 2nd and 3rd to last shows on the 23rd and 24th, then don’t read any further!  This night ALL of the stars on the planet came out to honor Oprah in her “Surprise Spectacular.”  Even she didn’t know what was supposed to happen because her staff... Read more »
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The 24th Annual Rita Hayworth Gala Benefits Alzheimer's Association

The 24th Annual Rita Hayworth Gala Benefits Alzheimer's Association
  800 guests attended the gorgeous Rita Hayworth Gala benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association on Saturday, May 4th.  The dramatic Hilton Chicago ballroom, with decor by Tom Kehoe, has never looked better for this 24th annual event.   Princess Yasmin Aga Khan was bedecked in a brilliant green gown to match the emeralds that were a gift from her... Read more »

Sir Philip Green Hosts Exclusive Dinner to Celebrate Topshop/Topman Launch

  The invitation looked like something you would receive from Queen Elizabeth for a Royal dinner, thick white card stock with your name scrawled elegantly in black with an old fashioned fountain pen and it WAS a royal command in a way. This exclusive dinner for 60 was hosted by Topshop founder Sir Philip Green (shown at right... Read more »

School of the Art Institute's "The Walk 2011" is their Largest Fashion Show Yet (PICS!)

  Over 250 garments were shown by 97 student designers in four shows beginning with a 9 AM rehearsal show for “The Walk 2011″.  This was the largest show in the School’s 77 year history and also the first time it was shown in Millenium Park.  This year’s Legend of Fashion award recipient was style... Read more »
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Chelsea Handler's Private Brunch at Mercat Introduces Belvedere Bloody Mary Vodka

  Irreverent funny girl, Chelsea Handler, is in town as part of her “Lies Chelsea Handler Told Me Tour” which will be tonight only at 8 PM at the Chicago Theatre.  But before her night begins, she hosted a private brunch today at Mercat, 638 S. Michigan, to celebrate the launch of Belevdere Bloody Mary vodka (she’s a... Read more »