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THE LIST: Chicago Woman Magazine chooses its "Fierce 50"

THE LIST: Chicago Woman Magazine chooses its "Fierce 50"
Chicago Woman Magazine’s founder/publisher Kendra Chaplin is a woman’s woman. I knew that from the moment I met her and, with every issue of this relatively new magazine (the first print edition came out in September 2015), my initial instincts have been confirmed. With this latest issue, she along with Fierce 50 Revolution founder Catherine... 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 »

Je ne regrette rien

Je ne regrette rien
When I saw this latest blog challenge (“Write about something in your life you’d like a second chance at”) suggested by beloved Chicago Now community manager Jimmy Greenfield, I had to stop and think…and think….and think. My lifelong motto has always been to never look back, only forward, so this one was easy for me.... Read more »
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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 »