Posts in category "citylife/entertainment"

Emirates bash celebrates Chicago route with surprise guest

Lionel Richie makes a surprise appearance at Emirates bash at Navy Pier.
The Red Carpet snaked all along the side of Navy Pier and into the Grand Ballroom for the hotly anticipated Emirates gala celebrating the launch of its daily, nonstop service to Chicago that began on August 5.  Emirates Executive Vice President and COO Adel Al Redha and Chicago Deputy Mayor Steven Koch were joined by... Read more »

Shedd Aquarium's Goldfish Ball: stingrays, a Broadway star and Ty the sea lion entertain

Broadway star Susan Egan performs with Ty the sea lion.
The Shedd Aquariam’s  annual learning themed gala, The Goldfish Ball, was coined in recognition of a child’s first introduction to aquatic life and attracted more than 800 guests on June 7.  Gala Chairman Sandi Simon and her committee of more than sixty volunteers planned an evening that was educational and entertaining, as well as a... Read more »

Jason Derulo will headline Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama

Jason Derulo will headline Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama
This event is one of my favorite fashion events in Chicago!  Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama, Fashion Rocks will feature Jason Derulo at this year’s even on Friday, August 8, at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park. Derulo has sold 30 million singles worldwide, with over 1 billion views on You Tube and five Top 5... Read more »
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Oprah surprises longtime hairstylist Andre Walker at his product launch party at Ikram

Ikram Goldman, Oprah and Andre Walker (photo by George Burns).
In 1985, when Oprah Winfrey burst onto Chicago’s consciousness on  talk show AM Chicago, a local hairdresser was already thinking of ways to reach her.  That stylist is Oprah’s longtime hairdresser, Andre Walker, who had simply sent her a note reading, “I’m dying to get my hands in your hair.”  The rest, as they say,... Read more »

Old Jews Telling Jokes Extended with Celeb Cameo Appearances for Charity

Old Jews Telling Jokes Extended with Celeb Cameo Appearances for Charity
The laughs will continue at the Royal George Theatre through March 30, 2014, for the hit off-Broadway comedy, Old Jews Telling Jokes co-created by Daniel Okrent and Peter Gethers.  A quintet of Chicago favorites are now appearing on the Main Stage: Dara Cameron, Alex Goodrich, Tim Kazurinsky, Renee Matthews and Gene Weygandt.  A new twist... Read more »

Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama 2013 with Sheryl Crow and Cirque du Soleil!

Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama 2013 with Sheryl Crow and Cirque du Soleil!
This year’s Glamorama promises to be one exciting night of fashion and fun in Chicago with the addition of Sheryl Crow as the featured entertainment!  Held this year at the Harris Theater on Friday, August 9th, the ever-popular after-party will be held under the stars on the Rooftop Terrace following the fashion show and performances... Read more »
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Chicago City Winery features "The Dinner Party" on May 6

Chicago City Winery features "The Dinner Party" on May 6
I hope you can join me and Chef de Cuisine Sean Pharr of NoMI Kitchen,  Lin Brehmer of WXRT and Associate Director of the Timeline Theatre, Nick Bowling, onstage for “The Dinner Party” Monday night, May 6, at Chicago City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St. !  The  audience will enjoy tastings of appetizers and entrees,... Read more »

Jennifer Hudson Performs at Qatar Airways Gala to Celebrate its Inaugural Service to Chicago

Dr. Joaquin Brieva, Jennifer Sutton and Greg Hyder with friends.
The first direct route from Chicago to Doha, the capital city of the state of Qatar, opened for business on April 10th.  On April 11th Qatar Airways celebrated with a blow-out party for 580 guests at the Field Museum featuring Grammy and Academy Award winning artist Jennifer Hudson as the evening’s entertainment. The event began... Read more »

Squire of Society, Bunky Cushing, Hosts 20th Annual Valentine's Day Tea at Ritz-Carlton

Bunky Cushing has done it again!  For his 20th annual Valentine’s Day Tea held in the Greenhouse at the Ritz-Carlton, more than 100 of our town’s movers and shakers turned out in force to celebrate with this beloved Chicago icon.  For the first time, the invite offered guests the option of dressing in either fuschia,... Read more »
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Love in Bloom at Engagement Party for Windy City Live's Val Warner and Jeff Cartwright

The happy couple, Val Warner and Jeff Cartwright (Smile Booth photo)
The penthouse at Hotel 71 was packed with friends and family who turned out to wish Windy City Live’s Val Warner, and her longtime love, handsome Jeff Cartwright,  a life filled with happiness at their recent engagement party.    A Perfect Event’s Debi Lilly had created, well, a perfect event!  A charming cupcake bar,  ice cream,... Read more »