Posts tagged "Bill Kurtis"

Academy Award winner Kevin Kline honored at Chicago International Film Festival bash

Chicago International Film Fest founder Michael Kutza presents Kevin Kline with a Career Achievement Award at the 50th anniversary of the Festival's Summer Gala.
Academy Award-winning star of stage and screen, Kevin Kline, was called a “national treasure” by both Robert Downey, Jr., and Siguorney Weaver at the 50th anniversary of the Chicago International Film Festival‘s Summer Gala where he was honored with a Career Achievement Award.  Kline, who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for “A Fish Called... 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 »

The School of the Art Institute Chicago's "The Walk" 2013: Cutting Edge Fashion in the Windy City (Video!)

It was a night filled with fashion, but not the kind you are used to seeing on a runway.  No my friend, this was the 79th annual School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) “The Walk”, arguably the most creative and innovative fashion show of its kind in the country!  More than 90 design... Read more »
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Stella Foster's BIG Retirement Party Leaves Fans With Hope (PICS!)

Stella Foster always signed off on her column with “yeah, I said it” and at her BIG retirement party August 28th, she did indeed say it to NBC president and general manager, Larry Wert, when he asked her point blank if she was really retiring.  Her hesitation and half-hearted “yeah” gave everyone in the room... Read more »

TCW Magazine Reveals 70 Chicago Personal Brands--Find Out Who Made the Cut!

TCW Magazine Reveals 70 Chicago Personal Brands--Find Out Who Made the Cut!
TCW Magazine has THE list!  In this month’s issue, they name 70 Chicago Personal Brands.  Here’s what they had to say:  “They’re known by name.  Many of them are known simply by first or last name.  These women and men are true personal brands:  individuals who are recognized and have built their brand far beyond... Read more »

Four Season's Allium Restaurant Opening Party Hosts Chicago Movers & Shakers on Watch312.com

Four Season's Allium Restaurant Opening Party Hosts Chicago Movers & Shakers on Watch312.com
It was a star studded night in Chicago as host/comedian Jeff Garlin welcomed Chicago’s movers and shakers to the grand opening party at the Four Season’s for its Allium Restaurant opening!  Chef Kevin Hickey explains his menu inspiration and why Bill Kurtis plays a part in it…..See it HERE on Watch312′s “Candid Candace Chicago“!
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Comedian Jeff Garlin Hosts Allium's Opening Night Party at Four Seasons

Host Vincent Anzalone with Erica Bethe Levin, Jessica Zweig and friend.
The recent Grand Opening party for the new Allium restaurant attracted an overflow crowd of Chicago’s top 600 foodies and fashionistas to the 7th floor of the Four Seasons recently.  Host for the night was funnyman Jeff Garlin (see our interview coming soon on Watch312!).  This American restaurant with a farm-to-table menu is by Chef... Read more »

Martin Sheen Calls Chicago a City of "Big Hearts" as he Receives Film Fest Honor

Sonya Magdevski (Emilio's girlfriend), honoree Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez and producer David Alexanian.
Actor Martin Sheen came to town recently to accept a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 47th Chicago International Film Festival’s Summer Gala.  He was accompanied by son, Emilio Estevez, who wrote, directed and co-starred in their latest film , “The Way.“   Film Fest Founder and Artistic Director, Michael Kutza, presented the Silver Hugo to Sheen... Read more »

2011 Lincoln Park Zoo Ball: "Hollywood & Vines" (PICS!)

Neiman Marcus' Wendy Krimins, Cynthia Holbrook and Tina Koegel.
This year’s Zoo Ball, themed “Hollywood & Vines”, brought out the wild side in almost 1,000  guests as they mixed and mingled amongst the animals on a warm summer night.  The carousel transported the black-tie attendees back to a kinder, gentler time as the Siberian tigers roared in the background.   Even the gorillas seemed to... Read more »
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Actress Emmy Rossum Headlines JW Marriott Grand Opening

  Chicago’s first JW Marriott Hotel, 151 W. Adams, celebrated its grand opening hosted by Chairman and CEO, J.W. Marriott, Jr.  The event featured exclusive live performances by Emmy Rossum, singer/songwriter and star of Showtime’s new Chicago-based series “Shameless“, as well as some of our city’s greatest talent including performances by The Joffrey Ballet and the... Read more »