Archive for September 2016

A small town reunion with a big heart

Dupo Community High School, home of the Dupo Tigers!
I went back home to Dupo, Illinois, for my first class reunion this weekend. This small railroad town, population 3000, sits near the banks of the Mississippi River and is within spitting distance from St. Louis (home of the dreaded Cardinals). The get-together was dubbed the “No-Class Reunion” since event organizers wanted to include ALL... Read more »

Candid Candace on Russian TV? Da!

With videographer Sergei Zhukov and "pust govoryat" producer Natalie Mak.
When I received the email, I thought it was a hoax. A lady by the name of Nataliya Mak contacted me saying she was a producer for a TV show, pust govoryat, that airs on the Channel One Network in Russia and would I be available for an interview. In her email, she said, “We... Read more »

Diana Ross set to headline Chicago Urban League Golden Fellowship Dinner

Diana Ross set to headline Chicago Urban League Golden Fellowship Dinner
The Chicago Urban League announced that one of the most iconic entertainers of all time, Diana Ross, will be the headlining performer at its Golden Fellowship Dinner-Centennial Edition benefit gala on Saturday, November 19, at the Hilton Chicago. The Golden Fellowship Dinner (GFD) is the Chicago Urban League’s largest annual fundraiser and one of the... Read more »
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Fashion designer Maria Pinto unveils a 25 year retrospective at opening party

Fashion designer Maria Pinto unveiled a 25 year retrospective at opening party at City Gallery Water Tower Place.
Noted and beloved Chicago fashion designer Maria Pinto celebrated the opening of her exhibition, “Maria Pinto 25 Years,” at City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower on September 10. In collaboration with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the exhibition celebrates Pinto’s first 25 years of working at the intersection of art... Read more »

Haute Dog Chicago: A darling doggie fashion show for charity

Haute Dog Chicago 2016 at The Peninsula benefited Canine Companions for Independence.
It was a doggone good time at the Peninsula on September 8 when the FIRST Haute Dog Chicago, a darling doggie fashion show, was held to benefit Canine Companions for Independence. This noble non-profit provides highly trained assistance dogs, and ongoing support, for disabled children, adults and veterans FREE of CHARGE! Local celebs and their... Read more »