Posts in category "Entertainment"

Eddie Vedder to headline Hot Stove Cool Music Concert on July 9

Eddie Vedder to headline Hot Stove Cool Music Concert on July 9
Rocker Eddie Vedder will be the headliner at this year’s Hot Stove Cool Music Concert Chicago, which celebrates music, baseball and giving back on Thursday, July 9 at Metro, 3730 N. Clark Street!  Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons and Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper will join... Read more »

Private Peninsula Chicago bash thrills 950 loyal friends and some cool celebs

First look behind the velvet ropes at The Peninsula Chicago bash!
Under the category of “I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it”, the private blow-out bash at The Peninsula Chicago on June 24 had 950 guests in shock and awe! Upon entering the roped off lobby between red velvet drapes, the first thing you saw was sky-high performers swaying back and forth swathed... Read more »

Bruce Jenner's Vanity Fair cover: Call me Caitlyn

Bruce Jenner's Vanity Fair cover: Call me Caitlyn
Transgender Olympian Bruce Jenner (now known at Caitlyn), reveals her true self in a photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz with an interview by Buzz Bissinger in the latest issue of Vanity Fair. In the video, Caitlyn states, “I was probably at the Games because I was running away from a lot of things…The last few... Read more »
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James Beard Foundation Awards 2015: My hits and misses

DJ Megan Taylor rocked the beat at the gala.
I’m no foodie, but I do love a good party, so I was really excited to attend the James Beard Foundation Awards, dubbed the “Oscars of the culinary world.”   As we approached the venue (the Civic Opera House),  we knew it was a “happening” just judging by the enormity of the traffic on a Monday... Read more »

The Band Perry, Common, Magic, Marlee and more attend private We Day Illinois party

The Band Perry in a surprise performance at We Day kick-off party.
I knew this party would be a bit more than a networking get-together when I ran into Magic Johnson on the stairwell.  As it turned out, the event was a preview for what was to come on the following day, April 30, the official day We Day came to Illinois at the Allstate Arena. The... Read more »

Above the Rails Gala to celebrate "The 606" opening

Above the Rails Gala to celebrate "The 606" opening
The Trust for Public Land will host Above the Rails, the inaugural gala celebrating the grand opening of The 606, Chicago’s next great park, trail and arts corridor, on Friday, June 5, at Western Trail Head (1821 N. Ridgeway Ave., Chicago). The party will bring together Chicago’s most influential civic and philanthropic leaders for a... Read more »
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Playboy's Hugh Hefner turns 89: A Grateful Playmate Reminisces

With Hef at Playboy Mansion West for a party honoring Bunnies of the Year from all the Clubs. (Circa 1976)
Yesterday was the 89th birthday of someone who was one of the most important influences in my life.  Playboy founder Hugh Marston Hefner turned 89 years old on April 9.  We all know about the magazine he created,  but I want to tell you about the impact he had on my life and so many... Read more »

Windy City LIVE boss says goodbye in touching private tribute show

Windy City Live's Val Warner and Cindy Patrasso flank Marlaine Selip during her last show.
It was a day filled with laughter and tears on the set of Windy City LIVE on Thursday, April 2, when Marlaine Selip, 67,  said goodbye after four years as executive producer.  She was off to New York to spend more time with her family after 893 shows and a lifetime in the business!  The... Read more »

Grammy Award winners Common and John Legend come together for one "GLORY-us" night in Chicago

Common and John Legend after performing their Academy Award winning song, "Glory" at a private party on the Gold Coast.
Academy Award winners Common and John Legend came together for one “GLORY-us” night in the Windy City at a private reception hosted by Common’s Common Ground Foundation.  Nearly 200 guests were treated to a reception and an intimate performance of the Academy Award winning “Best Song”, “Glory,” at the Perillo Rolls-Royce Bentley dealership in Chicago’s... Read more »
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GIs of Comedy to perform at Laugh Factory: a comedic troupe of troops

GIs of Comedy to perform at Laugh Factory: a comedic troupe of troops
The GIs of Comedy will be at the Laugh Factory (3175 N. Broadway) on Sunday, March 29, to share its unique brand of humor as the “comedic troupe of troops.”  This group of veterans are the original “GIs of Comedy” and include founder Thom Tran (US Army), PJ Walsh (US Navy), Eljaye Montenegro (US Air... Read more »