Archive for April 2017

Who shrunk the Jordans?

Our 4 inch tall doob figurine.
Chuck and I were strolling down Lexington Ave. in NYC recently when I noticed a storefront with little figurines in the window. Being somewhat of a toy collector, I wandered in and immediately became intrigued. doob is most definitely NOT a toy store. doob is a photo-realistic 3D printed replica process where you can have... Read more »

The Joffrey Ballet's elegant Spring Gala raises $1.6 million

Co-chairs Sandy Deromedi, Jerrilyn Hoffman, Maria Smithburg and Shelley Farley.
The Joffrey Ballet’s Spring Gala welcomed over 700 supporters who gathered for a festive evening of world-class dance and fundraising hosted by its Women’s Board on April 21. The black-tie evening began at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University with an intimate performance by dancers from the Joffrey Company and the Joffrey Academy of Dance.... Read more »

Rolling with the Stones at private opening night party for Exhibitionism

Marilynn Gardner, Navy Pier president and CEO, with Michelle Boone, Navy Pier's Chief Program and Civic Engagement Officer, at VIP party on opening night of Exhibitionism.
Even though the Rolling Stones were only there in spirit, the opening night party held at Navy Pier for Exhibitionism, a tribute to all things Stones related, was a total immersion into the well-lived life of this iconic rock group on April 19. Nine galleries (over 18,000 square-feet) are filled with 550 artifacts from the... Read more »
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A world of pure imagination coming to Music Box Theatre

A world of pure imagination coming to Music Box Theatre
For the young and young-at-heart, the Music Box Theatre will host a special screening of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” on Saturday, April 15, at 2 pm! This immersive experience will offer attendees a Golden Ticket to join a world of pure imagination! Pig out on snozzberries, wear your best Veruca (or Augustus) costume... Read more »

Playboy Playmates and vintage stars unite at Hollywood Show Chicago

Playboy Playmates at the Hollywood Show--(clockwise from L) Gale Olson, me, Liz Glazowski, Reagan Wilson, Crystal McCahill and Cathy St. George with Maybelline.
I always love participating in autograph signing conventions. I used to meet up with my Playboy Playmate pals at Glamourcon, a show that was run by Bob Schultz but no longer exists. I lamented this loss and didn’t think I would have any other chance to see my friends now that Glamourcon is gone and... Read more »

Cavalia's Odysseo: Equine magic and more under the big top

Cavalia's Odysseo in Soldier Field under the big top now through April 23.
The world’s largest touring production, Cavalia’s Odysseo, premiered on April 4 and was a sell-out. The $30 million dollar extravaganza imagined by Normand Latourelle (a co-creator of Cirque du Soleil) was staged inside a 127 foot-tall big top in Soldier Field with 65 magnificent horses and 48 riders, dancers, aerialists, acrobats, stilt walkers, musicians and... Read more »
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