Archive for March 2014

We All Speak Dance: The Joffrey Ballet's Spring Gala Celebration

We All Speak Dance:  The Joffrey Ballet's Spring Gala Celebration
The Women’s Board of The Joffrey Ballet will host its 12th Annual Spring Gala on  Friday, April 25,  at the Chicago Hilton.  This year’s theme, “We All Speak Dance,” will be a celebration of the international language of dance, the company, and its educational programs.  Through its Community Engagement and Joffrey Academy of Dance programs,... Read more »

Chicago Sports Museum and Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch: A Place to Play for Chicago Sports Fans

Chicago Sports Museum and Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch:  A Place to Play for Chicago Sports Fans
I can’t wait to see the sports treasures (think Sammy Sosa’s corked bat) and experience the interactive fun at the newest venture from Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group (HCRG), Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch and the Chicago Sports Museum!  This cool concept will open to the public on Wednesday, April 2, with the Chicago Sports Museum... Read more »

Mick Jagger's Longtime girlfriend, L'Wren Scott, Dead of Apparent Suicide at 47

Mick Jagger's Longtime girlfriend, L'Wren Scott, Dead of Apparent Suicide at 47
I couldn’t believe it when I read the news. I followed the statuesque fashion designer on Twitter and always admired her designs. I also loved seeing the happy photos of her and Mick from all over the world. She seemed to have it all. And now I’m reading reports such as the one from MailOnline... Read more »
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Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors is Primo Center's 2014 Man of Vision

Hosts Quintin and Diane Primo.
On Sunday, September 21, the Primo Center for Women and Children will hold its third annual signature fundraiser hosted by Diane and Quintin Primo.  Primo Classico d’Europa will honor tennis legend Jimmy Connors with the 2014 Man of Vision Award.  He will be in attendance with beautiful wife Patti for this event that will be... Read more »

"Big Mac Under Glass" Honors Ken Norgan and Raises Big Money for Ronald McDonald House Charities

Co-chair/honoree Ken Norgan with Ronald
The annual “Big Mac Under Glass” event is always a special night in Chicago.  Not only is it a fun-filled fundraiser but it also benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) which recently built the world’s largest Ronald McDonald House on Grand Avenue.  On March 8th, the charity celebrated the 10th Anniversary of its largest fundraiser,... Read more »

Grammy winner Keith Urban snagged for American Cancer Society Discovery Ball

Grammy winner Keith Urban snagged for American Cancer Society Discovery Ball
Count me in on Saturday, April 26, when Grammy Award winner Keith Urban will be the featured entertainment at the American Cancer Society’s 8th annual Discovery Ball at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel.  Walgreen’s president and CEO, Greg Wasson, and his wife Kim will co-chair this year’s event.  I always look forward to this black-tie... Read more »
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"Chicagoland": Exclusive Premiere Packs the House

Director Mark Benjamin, producer Laura Michalchyshyn, director Marc Levin.
The by-invite-only premiere of “Chicagoland” was held at the Bank of America Theatre on Tuesday, March 4.  The 8 part CNN original series was filmed over 8 months in Chicago and produced by Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn (Sundance Productions) and Brick City TV’s Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin.  The theatre was packed with bold-face... Read more »

Ellen Degeneres blows up Twitter at Oscars 2014 with this photo

Ellen Degeneres blows up Twitter at Oscars 2014 with this photo
I loved watching Ellen Degeneres host this year’s Oscars.  Hell, I would love to see her host EVERY year.  She’s funny, positive and doesn’t make jokes at others expense.  I also loved the way she included the entire audience (and us) in the festivities.  She ordered pizza and asked the stars to ante up, she... Read more »