Archive for January 2015

My Steve Harvey Show experience

At the Steve Harvey Show announcement party at the Hard Rock in 2012.
Three years ago, Chuck and I were invited to the Hard Rock Cafe in Chicago for the official announcement that the production of The Steve Harvey Show was coming to the Windy City.  I saw lots of media types there and all of the NBC employees had puffed out chests over this exciting news and,... Read more »

Coincidental and Unexplainable: A parakeet, comet and talk show

Coincidental and Unexplainable: A parakeet, comet and talk show
Our latest Chicago Now challenge for Blogapalooza Hour (which is NOW!) is to “write about a time you experienced a remarkable coincidence or witnessed something unexplainable.” I love these challenges dreamed up by our beloved Community Manager Jimmy Greenfield or, as I like to call him, Obi-Wan Kenobi.  I must say, right off the bat,... Read more »

My Assignment: Write about Writing

My Assignment: Write about Writing
When Chicago Now Community Manager Jimmy Greenfield says “jump”, all of the 400+ CN bloggers ask “how high?”  So it is with our latest assignment (which is never mandatory, but merely a suggestion): to write about writing and share our processes.  Everyone has different methods for writing, getting in the mood to write and then... Read more »
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Tickled Pink for Bright Pink celebrates 10 year anniversary

Tickled Pink for Bright Pink celebrates 10 year anniversary
Tickled Pink for Bright Pink will celebrate its tenth anniversary on Friday, February 20, at Morgan Manufacturing (401 N. Morgan).  Throughout the years, this annual fundraiser has been held at warehouses, art galleries and nightclubs, each year drawing hundreds of Chicago’s professional trend-setters, movers and shakers all with the same goal, to celebrate life, raise... Read more »

From camel riding to Pacino, thanks for the memories

From camel riding to Pacino, thanks for the memories
As some of you may know, I’ve had an award-winning internet show, Candid Candace Chicago, on Watch312.com for a few years.  I’ve been very lucky to work with some heavy duty talent like Illinois Center for Broadcasting’s Bill Natale, whose past media history reads like a who’s who,  my uber-talented editor Kes Akalaonu, my camera... Read more »

Golden Globes Fashion 2015: Amal wins, Kiera bombs and other highs and lows

Hollywood Royalty--George and Amal.
The Golden Globes were sort of a letdown.  I don’t know, call me crazy, but I like those unpredictable moments–some comfortable and funny, some not–that happen when people let their hair down.  I thought guests were on their very best behavior, and even though this made for a very decorous event, I was hoping for... Read more »
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To Blog or Not to Blog--Holiday Tips from an expert (not me)

To Blog or Not to Blog--Holiday Tips from an expert (not me)
I just read the weekly email from Chicago Now’s Community Manager Jimmy Greenfield.  In it, he spoke about the reality of trying to blog/write with holiday doldrums, which are real and a casualty of the season.  He says there are two kinds of bloggers, those who blog and those who don’t–nothing in between.  “The holiday... Read more »