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The Peninsula Chicago celebrates 15th anniversary with grand invite-only bash

Peninsula Chicago GM Maria Zec and husband Bob.
To say that the 15th anniversary party for the Peninsula Chicago was a fun party is like saying the Art Institute has a couple of nice paintings. I’m not sure I really have the words to describe it. This magical night, envisioned by the Pen’s Greg Hyder along with Kehoe Designs’ Phil Cooper and staff,... Read more »

Chinese American Service League hosts "Winter Night Chic"

Chinese American Service League hosts "Winter Night Chic"
Rustic glamour and sweeping skyline views, supercharged celebrity tweets and chic VIP lounges—Join the Chinese American Service League (CASL) at Winter Night Chic on Friday, December 4!  With DJ Aileen Tie setting the mood up in the Skyline Loft at the Bridgeport Art Center (1200 W. 35th St.), network with your guests, corporate leaders, and... Read more »

What Oscar Pistorius and the Kaufmans Have in Common

What Oscar Pistorius and the Kaufmans Have in Common
What do Oscar Pistorius and Charlotte and Eric Kaufman have in common?  In short, they are ALL f’ing nuts.  I just watched crybaby Pistorius try to influence the judge in his televised murder trial  by bawling his eyes out over the brutal murder of his girlfriend.  One news reporter even suggested this ploy might’ve worked... Read more »
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We All Speak Dance: The Joffrey Ballet's Spring Gala Celebration

We All Speak Dance:  The Joffrey Ballet's Spring Gala Celebration
The Women’s Board of The Joffrey Ballet will host its 12th Annual Spring Gala on  Friday, April 25,  at the Chicago Hilton.  This year’s theme, “We All Speak Dance,” will be a celebration of the international language of dance, the company, and its educational programs.  Through its Community Engagement and Joffrey Academy of Dance programs,... Read more »

Morgan Freeman will receive Gene Siskel Renaissance Award from School of the Art Institute Chicago

Morgan Freeman will receive Gene Siskel Renaissance Award from School of the Art Institute Chicago
The School of the Art Institute Chicago will Chicago (SAIC) will honor Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman, with the Gene Siskel Renaissance Award on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (160 E. Pearson Street.) The festive evening will celebrate Freeman’s legendary career as an actor and director as well as give attendees the opportunity... Read more »

Mikhail Baryshnikov to be honored with Spotlight Award by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Mikhail Baryshnikov to be honored with Spotlight Award by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will host its annual Spotlight Ball on May 19th and honor an icon of dance, Mikhail Baryshnikov, with the 2014 Spotlight Award at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park.  Tony- and Oscar-nominated performer, Kennedy Center honoree and recipient of the National Medal of Honor, Baryshnikov will accept this prestigious honor at the... Read more »
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Award winning playwright Jackie Taylor brings Curtis Mayfield's life to the stage

Award winning playwright Jackie Taylor brings Curtis Mayfield's life to the stage
Don’t miss Jackie Taylor’s  “It’s All-Right  to Have a Good Time“, the life story of Curtis Mayfield, at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center beginning in previews on September 14.  Written by Taylor and directed by Taylor and Daryl Brooks the production will begin on September 22nd and stars the lead singer of the Impressions,... Read more »

Hot Stove Cool Music Concert: Chicago Cubs' Theo Epstein Raises $150K for Charity

Joel Murray, Theo Epstein and the Parkington Sisters
It was an exciting evening filled with  baseball, comedy and rock ‘n roll  at Chicago’s Metro on June 21 where Poi Dog Pondering, Ken Casey (Dropkick Murphys), Brede Baldwin, Parkington Sisters, Scott Lucas (Local H), Kay Hanley (Letters to Cleo) and the Hot Stove All Stars joined Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and Hall... Read more »

Memorial Day in Small Town USA: What I Miss about Dupo, Illinois

Brendan Beyer, Austin Ramey, Erin Pulcher and Jodie McKnight
I love living in Chicago but I get very nostalgic around the holidays for my hometown of Dupo, Illinois.   It’s the summer celebrations, like Memorial Day, that really make me wistful for days gone by in this small railroad town of 3000 people set near the banks of the Mississippi River in Southern Illinois.  And... Read more »
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Search is on for new Joffrey Ballet Executive Director and I'm so sad

Search is on for new Joffrey Ballet Executive Director and I'm so sad
Former Joffrey Executive Director, Christopher Clinton Conway, is relocating back to Los Angeles after his eight year tenure with the dance company.  As a personal friend, I will miss him beyond measure but know this is a great opportunity for him.  I met CCC at the very first Couture & Cocktails in September 2005.  His... Read more »