Archive for April 2014

My Afternoon with Salvador Dali

My Afternoon with Salvador Dali
Every so often, Chicago Now bloggers engage in a creative writing session called Blogapalooza.  For this 8th edition, we have been asked to “write about a favorite or memorable place we have lived for any time at all, whether a country, state, city, childhood home, fraternity/sorority, hostel, hotel or even bedroom.”  Well, I have many... Read more »

The Gang's All Here: Beloved Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse Celebrates 25

Former Mayor Rich Daley, Terry Newman, Jerry Reinsdorf, Gibson's owner Steve Lombardo, Gibson's managing partner John Colletti, Mayor Emanuel, Bob Judelson, Patrick Donnelly, and the former Mayor Daley's son Patrick.
Beloved Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse celebrated its Silver Anniversary in delicious style and the gang was ALL there!   The heavy hitters’ table included both our Mayors,  Rahm and Richie!  It was a wild night and the Gibsons’ Silver Oak Reserve Cabernet was flowing!  Partner John Colletti was sharing glasses with longtime customers all around the... Read more »

Comedian Seth Meyers and dancing on Soldier Field will be highlights of Wish Ball 2014

Comedian Seth Meyers and dancing on Soldier Field will be highlights of Wish Ball 2014
Comedian Seth Meyers will be the headliner for Make-a-Wish Illinois’ annual fundraiser, the Wish Ball, on Saturday, May 3, at Soldier Field.  Emmy award winning Meyers is best known for his work on “Saturday Night Live” as well “Late Night with Seth Meyers” that can be seen on NBC weeknights.  This high profile fundraiser will... Read more »
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The Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Chicago Fire's Jesse Spencer hold his Artistic Achievement Award
The Chicago International Film Festival and Cinema/Chicago announced the winners for the 50th Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards before a crowd of more than 300 industry guests on April 10.  The Radisson Blu Aqua’s grand ballroom was decorated with the iconic Film Fest logos and two giant screens showed clips from the winning entries... Read more »

What Oscar Pistorius and the Kaufmans Have in Common

What Oscar Pistorius and the Kaufmans Have in Common
What do Oscar Pistorius and Charlotte and Eric Kaufman have in common?  In short, they are ALL f’ing nuts.  I just watched crybaby Pistorius try to influence the judge in his televised murder trial  by bawling his eyes out over the brutal murder of his girlfriend.  One news reporter even suggested this ploy might’ve worked... Read more »

Chicago Sports Museum Opening Packs in Sports Stars and Celebs (Fab Photos!)

Holy Cow!  Grant DePorter and Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group threw a party and EVERYBODY came!  The grand opening of the Chicago Sports Museum and Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch also coincided with Harry’s 100th birthday celebration.  This star-studded VIP Grand Opening on April 1st included iconic sports figures, actors and musicians who all enjoyed the... Read more »
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Spectacle Lunatique: A Fun-Filled Fantasy for Redmoon Theater (Awesome pics and Video!)

Mayor and First Lady Amy Rule enjoy a Schwa Restaurant tasting at gala.
Redmoon Theater’s Spectacle Lunatique is one of the most visually exciting fundraisers in town and, this year, they honored tech entrepreneur Howard Tullman with the Galvanizer Award for his contributions to the “vibrancy of Chicago.”  The ceremony surrounding his introduction to the crowd was straight out of Julius Caesar!  Preceded by a 30 piece drummer... Read more »

Puppy Love at PAWS Chicago's Animal Magnetism Party

Kat Olewinski and Molly.
Nearly 400 animal lovers and their canine companions came together to celebrate PAWS Chicago’s 8th annual Animal Magnetism event held recently at Galleria Marchetti.  Governor Pat Quinn, a noted animal lover, was guest of honor at the fundraiser and received an award for his leadership in animal welfare through his advocacy and legislative reform. This... Read more »