Archive for January 2013

Why doesn't Chicago have a "Real Housewives" show? Here's why.

Why doesn't Chicago have a "Real Housewives" show?  Here's why.
I remember the day very well, it was a sunny Thursday, June 18, 2009.  Rumors had spread like wildfire all through Chicago.   Bravo was looking for a group of local women to represent our city for an edition of “Real Housewives“.   Girlfriends were bringing their posses together for auditions with Towers Productions, the production company... Read more »

"Stand Up Guys": My Red Carpet Interviews with the Film's Stars!

"Stand Up Guys": My Red Carpet Interviews with the Film's Stars!
The world premiere of  “Stand Up Guys” was held in Chicago on Thursday, October 11, and hosted by the Chicago International Film Festival.  Festival founder, Michael Kutza, named this event one of his personal highlights of 2012, and I can sure see why.  The biggest stars in Hollywood came to town and walked the Red... Read more »

Strike a Pose: Chicago Cubs players and their wives hit the runway for charity

Event hosts Kim and David DeJesus
Chicago Cubs outfielder David DeJesus and his wife Kim hosted more than 275 guests at the River East Arts Center on January 17 for their inaugural “Strike a Pose” fashion show benefitting their non-profit, David DeJesus Family Foundation.  The show featured Cubs players and their wives walking the runway in fashions from the 900 North... Read more »
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Inauguration brings out top talent: Jamie Foxx and will.i.am perform at "Hennessy V.S. Inauguration Takeover" party

Jamie Foxx
Parties are poppin’ during the inauguration in D.C. right now and bringing some top talent to town.  Last night, Oscar winner Jamie Foxx and rapper will.i.am kicked off the “Hennessy V.S Inauguration Takeover” at the swanky Park at 14th in Washington, D.C. with Foxx took over the event performing for more than 2 hours and... Read more »

Candid Candace 2012 Photo Highlights: A Memory Making Year

January is a time for reflection and appreciating the memories of the past while anticipating those of the future.  This year has included so many highlights that I hardly know where to begin.  The city teemed with worthy charity events and over-the-top parties.  Celebrities came to town in droves discovering for themselves that Illinois is... Read more »

Marc Trestman is Introduced as Chicago Bears Head Coach: I Wish I Liked Football

Marc Trestman is Introduced as Chicago Bears Head Coach: I Wish I Liked Football
Marc Trestman is being introduced now as the Head Coach of the Chicago Bears.  It’s on the radio and on every TV channel.  You could hear a pin drop on my block right now. Don’t get me wrong, I cheer as loudly as the next guy at a Bear TD and cry into my beer... Read more »
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Visual Sound Awards Honors Emerging Music Makers

Visual Sound Awards Honors Emerging Music Makers
Over 400 guests gathered for the inaugural Visual Sound Awards to recognize marketing and advertising campaigns, TV shows and films that have utilized music in the most successful and creative ways to drive value for Music Dealers’ global brand and entertainment partners, while showcasing the profound impact these projects have had on the emerging artists whose music is featured in the campaigns. The... Read more »

Party People: My New Year's Eve Bash at Untitled on Watch312! (LOOK!)

Party People: My New Year's Eve Bash at Untitled on Watch312!  (LOOK!)
Chicago Empire was a thrilling New Year’s Eve bash which took place at the hot River North venue, Untitled!  Produced by Justin Jacobson (Platinum Events), this party attracted more than 500 revelers to this 17,000-square-foot space and was the scene of exciting entertainment that included The Gold Coast All-Stars!  This 11-piece band, founded by Danny... Read more »

Chicago Sports Stars David DeJesus and Brandon Marshall Give Back for Charity

Kim and David DeJesus
Sports stars giving back is the theme for these next two events starting with Chicago Cubs newcomer David DeJesus!  He and wife Kim are keeping busy in the off-season by preparing for their upcoming fundraiser on Thursday, January 17, at the River East Arts Center to kick off Cubs Convention weekend.  “Strike a Pose” will... Read more »
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Telemundo is looking for "La Voz"--Do YOU have what it takes?

Telemundo is looking for "La Voz"--Do YOU have what it takes?
Are you between the ages of 7-14 years old and ready for your close-up?  NBC Universal’s Telemundo Media kicks off a nationwide casting call for its much-anticipated global hit singing competition “La Voz Kids” (The Voice Kids) and the Chicago auditions will be on January 26 and 27!  To register, visit www.lavozkids or call 1-855-VOZ-KIDS... Read more »