Archive for March 2017

Circus 1903: A magical trip back in time with astounding talent and puppetry

Not to be missed! At Oriental Theatre through March 26!
Circus 1903 is definitely your grandmother’s circus, but in a very good way! If you believe in magic and yearn for a simpler time, then this show, at the Oriental Theatre through March 26, is for you! We loved every single minute of this two hour long extravaganza (with one intermission) beginning with the ringmaster,... Read more »

Cooper Hefner shares his vision for Playboy at Chicago International Television Awards

Cooper Hefner shares his vision for Playboy at Chicago International Television Awards
The lanky, over 6-footer is the spitting image of his dad Hugh Hefner. I was taken aback when I first saw him as the resemblance is so startling. And at age 25, the same age his dad was when he founded Playboy, he has Hefner’s sensibilities and, as of 6 months ago, the title of... Read more »

Late, Late Show's James Corden set to headline Discovery Ball for American Cancer Society

Late, Late Show's James Corden set to headline Discovery Ball for American Cancer Society
Big talent is coming to this year’s Discovery Ball benefiting the American Cancer Society. Late, Late Show host and Tony Award winner James Corden has been tapped to emcee and perform at this annual event on Saturday, April 22, at The Field Museum of Natural History. The black-tie evening, co-chaired by Dennis and Becky Muilenburg,... Read more »
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James Beard Award finalists 2017: Chicago scores!

James Beard Award finalists 2017: Chicago scores!
The James Beard Awards return for the third time to the Lyric Opera House on May 1. And happily, many Chicago culinary stars and restaurants have been named as finalists. And our nominees are: Outstanding Baker category–Glenn Wade (Publican Quality Bread) Outstanding restaurateur–Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz (Boka Restaurant Group) Outstanding Restaurant–Topolobampo Rising Star Chef–Jenner... Read more »

Chicago International Television Festival to offer screenings, honor industry legends

Chicago International Television Festival to offer screenings, honor industry legends
The Chicago International Television Festival, presented by Cinema/Chicago, will take place March 21st – 23rd at the AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois St.) This annual Festival features the best of the best in local, national and international television and will honor WGN’s entertainment reporter Dean Richards, legendary television producer Joe Sedelmaier and Amazon... Read more »

Woman's History Month: The designer behind the iconic Playboy Bunny costume

Woman's History Month: The designer behind the iconic Playboy Bunny costume
Zelda Wynn Valdes was an influential African American fashion designer perhaps best known for helping to create the iconic Playboy Bunny costume. She grew up in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania where she began her professional career working in her uncle’s White Plains, New York tailoring shop.  Around the same time, Valdes began working as a stock girl... Read more »
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Chef Rick Bayless hosts Good Food Party with all-star chefs for charity

Chef Rick Bayless hosts Good Food Party with all-star chefs for charity
To mark the 30th anniversary of his beloved Frontera Grill, Chef Rick Bayless is partnering with FamilyFarmed to throw the Good Food party of the year! On Sunday, April 30, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., the celebratory evening will feature renowned chefs from around the globe along with an inspirational forum exploring the Good Food movement. Held... Read more »