Category: art/entertainment

Designer Borris Powell kicked-off Fulton Market Expo with a kick-ass fashion show

Adiat Baker, her sister Iya Bakare and Chef Markus Ford all wearing Borris Powell Designs with the designer.
Award-winning fashion designer Borris Powell showcased his 2018 fall/winter collection to kick-off Fulton Market Expo on Saturday, March 7. Before a spillover crowd of nearly 200 friends and supporters, Borris opened his show, themed “Sides of Me,” with a love song, “Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan. (See him sing here). It was... Read more »

Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds set to headline Chicago Urban League Golden Fellowship Dinner

Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds set to headline Chicago Urban League Golden Fellowship Dinner
The Chicago Urban League will present its 56th Annual Golden Fellowship Dinner at the Hilton Chicago on Saturday, November 4. The dinner will be hosted by comedian Damon Williams and will be headlined by 11-time Grammy winner, Songwriter Hall Of Fame inductee artist/producer Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. The 2017 Edwin C. “Bill” Berry Civil Rights Awards... Read more »

Elegant Opera Ball debuts Lyric's 63rd season

Chicago Fire's Jesse Spencer and friend.
One of the most elegant events in the city, the Lyric Opera Ball, hosted over 450 guests at the Hilton Chicago following the opening night performance of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice on September 23.  Over 3,500 guests attended the performance at the Lyric Opera House, along with the black-tie clad gala-goers who walked... Read more »
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Cheers' George Wendt roasted before all-star panel for charity

George Wendt is roasted by Tim Kazurinsky, Bernadette Birkett (Wendt's wife), David Koechner, Jason Sudeikis, Pat Finn, Katie Rich, Billy Bungeroth and Robert Smigel.
The Second City and Gilda’s Club Chicago celebrated a once in a lifetime evening at the comedy institution’s iconic Mainstage theater during a star-studded benefit, “I Can’t Believe They Wendt There: The Roast of George Wendt.” More than 230 guests dined, drank and donated while being entertained by a raucous panel of roasters and special... Read more »

Jane Fonda feted by Cinema/Chicago and Chicago International Film Festival

Jane Fonda, 2017 recipient of the Gold Hugo Award for Lifetime Achievement, and Chicago International Film Festival founder Michael Kutza.
Cinema/Chicago and the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival presented a special tribute to two-time Academy Award-winner and three-time Golden Globe-winning actress Jane Fonda. A Tribute to Jane Fonda, co-chaired by Corbin Horn and Lauren Robishaw, took place at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel on July 29.  The evening attracted over 300 guests and featured an on-stage conversation... Read more »

Eversight Illinois hosts "Seeing Stars," a party to support sight restoration

Jean Antoniou, Rudy Zavala, Rebecca Smith, Craig Hogan, Andrea Antoniou and Julie McMahon.
Eversight Illinois hosted its 70th anniversary celebration, “Seeing Stars”, at The Peninsula Chicago on July 26. The event supported the non-profit’s mission of restoring sight and preventing blindness through donation, transplantation and research. With themes of silver, black and white, the dramatic decor, by both Tamar Productions and Kehoe Designs, featured an illuminated, freestanding 8-foot... Read more »
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We Dream in Color Awards honor notable Chicagoans

We Dream in Color Foundation/Creativity United founder Quinton d'Alexander with honorees Mila Samokhina and Suzanne LeMignot.
The We Dream in Color Foundation hosted it’s annual Humanitarian Celebration at the DuSable Museum of African American History on Saturday, July 15. The evening included a Red Carpet meet-and-greet and a reception before the program began in the auditorium theatre. The purpose of the evening was summed up in founder Quinton d’ Alexander’s comments.... Read more »

Actor Kevin Spacey honored with Gene Siskel Film Center's Renaissance Award

Actor Kevin Spacey was honored with the Renaissance Award by the Gene Siskel Film Center.
The Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) honored one of Hollywood’s most versatile, engaging actors when they presented Kevin Spacey with the Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award Saturday, May 13, at the Four Seasons Chicago. The evening celebrated the two-time Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG... Read more »

Chicago International Film Festival and Cinema/Chicago to host tribute to Jane Fonda

Chicago International Film Festival and Cinema/Chicago to host tribute to Jane Fonda
Cinema/Chicago and the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival will host a special tribute to two-time Academy Award-winner and three-time Golden Globe-winning actress Jane Fonda. A Tribute to Jane Fonda will take place on Saturday, July 29, at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel and will feature an on-stage conversation with Fonda, giving insight into her experience and approach to her... Read more »
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DuSable Museum's Night of 100 Stars Gala to honor Chance the Rapper, among others

DuSable Museum's Night of 100 Stars Gala to honor Chance the Rapper, among others
The DuSable Museum of African American History will host it annual “Night of 100 Stars” Gala on Saturday, June 24, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place (2233 S. Martin Luther King Dr.) The black-tie event, hosted by Val Warner (Windy City Live) and Hosea Sanders (ABC-7), will begin at 6 pm and honor three outstanding... Read more »