Archive for April 2015

Magic Johnson describes Michael Jordan's "shot" in the 1991 NBA Finals (THEN and NOW)

Magic Johnson describes Michael Jordan's "shot" in the 1991 NBA Finals (THEN and NOW)
We attended a remarkable event last night that I will share in another post, but had to share this hysterical video of Magic Johnson describing Michael Jordan’s memorable “shot” (better known as “the move”) in Game 2 of the 1991 NBA Finals before Jordan received his first MVP Award.   The video following shows the actual... Read more »

Above the Rails Gala to celebrate "The 606" opening

Above the Rails Gala to celebrate "The 606" opening
The Trust for Public Land will host Above the Rails, the inaugural gala celebrating the grand opening of The 606, Chicago’s next great park, trail and arts corridor, on Friday, June 5, at Western Trail Head (1821 N. Ridgeway Ave., Chicago). The party will bring together Chicago’s most influential civic and philanthropic leaders for a... Read more »

Playboy's Hugh Hefner turns 89: A Grateful Playmate Reminisces

With Hef at Playboy Mansion West for a party honoring Bunnies of the Year from all the Clubs. (Circa 1976)
Yesterday was the 89th birthday of someone who was one of the most important influences in my life.  Playboy founder Hugh Marston Hefner turned 89 years old on April 9.  We all know about the magazine he created,  but I want to tell you about the impact he had on my life and so many... Read more »
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Windy City LIVE boss says goodbye in touching private tribute show

Windy City Live's Val Warner and Cindy Patrasso flank Marlaine Selip during her last show.
It was a day filled with laughter and tears on the set of Windy City LIVE on Thursday, April 2, when Marlaine Selip, 67,  said goodbye after four years as executive producer.  She was off to New York to spend more time with her family after 893 shows and a lifetime in the business!  The... Read more »

N'Digo Gala 2015 will feature Grammy Award winning jazz artists Dianne Reeves and Gregory Porter

N'Digo Gala 2015 will feature Grammy Award winning jazz artists Dianne Reeves and Gregory Porter
Looking for something fun to do for Father’s Day?  Look no further than the always fabulous N’Digo Gala! Hermene Hartman’s N’Digo Foundation will host N’DIGO GALA 2015 themed “Jazz Enchantment” on Sunday, June 21, at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave, beginning at 5 pm.  The black-tie evening will begin with a Grande Buffet before... Read more »

Grammy Award winners Common and John Legend come together for one "GLORY-us" night in Chicago

Common and John Legend after performing their Academy Award winning song, "Glory" at a private party on the Gold Coast.
Academy Award winners Common and John Legend came together for one “GLORY-us” night in the Windy City at a private reception hosted by Common’s Common Ground Foundation.  Nearly 200 guests were treated to a reception and an intimate performance of the Academy Award winning “Best Song”, “Glory,” at the Perillo Rolls-Royce Bentley dealership in Chicago’s... Read more »
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