Tag: Candace Jordan

Michael Kutza to be honored at Chicago International Film Festival's Summer Gala

Michael Kutza to be honored at Chicago International Film Festival's Summer Gala
Michael Kutza, founder and CEO of Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival,  announced that he will be retiring from his role at the end of 2018. The Governing Board of Directors will pay tribute to Kutza’s remarkable career at a special gala, “Celebrating Michael,” on Saturday, July 14 at Loews Chicago... Read more »

Dancing, Vogueing and more at Giordano Dance Chicago's Legacy Ball

Legendary dancer, choreographer, teacher and author Gus Giordano, founded Giordano Dance company in 1963, and boy would he be thrilled to see how far it’s come now under the leadership and artistic direction of his daughter Nan Giordano. The dynamic dance company celebrated its 55th anniversary at its Legacy Ball on February 10 where nearly... Read more »

Inside Playboy's first New Year's Eve party post Hef

NYE host Cooper Hefner surrounded by Playboy Bunnies.
Hugh Hefner’s parties were legendary and I’ve been lucky enough to have attended my fair share but, in my mind, all bets were off for this year’s annual New Year’s Eve party considering Hef’s recent passing. So, when I received a text from his son Cooper, the magazine’s chief creative officer, asking if my email address... Read more »
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Eversight Illinois hosts "Seeing Stars," a party to support sight restoration

Jean Antoniou, Rudy Zavala, Rebecca Smith, Craig Hogan, Andrea Antoniou and Julie McMahon.
Eversight Illinois hosted its 70th anniversary celebration, “Seeing Stars”, at The Peninsula Chicago on July 26. The event supported the non-profit’s mission of restoring sight and preventing blindness through donation, transplantation and research. With themes of silver, black and white, the dramatic decor, by both Tamar Productions and Kehoe Designs, featured an illuminated, freestanding 8-foot... Read more »

Hugh Hefner had some doubts about this Playboy cover

The award-winning "eyes" cover. The rabbit logo appears on every cover and, in this case, can be found in my pupils.
I’ve posted about the recent Playboy cover remake shoot that I was lucky to participate in and that got me thinking about my other covers. I’m honored to have appeared on 8 Playboy covers, 2 U.S., 6 international, but the one that has a special place in my heart is what is now known as... Read more »

What it's like to reshoot a Playboy Magazine cover, 38 years later!

A shot from my Dec. 1979 centerfold shoot that was taken at photographer Richard Fegley's house in Chicago. His wife served me lunch.
I was floored when I opened the email. It read (in part), “I’m a photo editor on Playboy’s digital team. I’m working on an exciting new project, alongside the Playboy team and Cooper Hefner, for Playboy.com— and we thought this was a wonderful way for you to be involved. Hugh Hefner created the Playmate with... Read more »
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900 North Michigan Shops to host HUGE, magical tree lighting ceremony

Santa will be waiting!
Grab your jingle bells and join me for what will surely be THE holiday party of the year! 900 North Michigan Shops will transform its atrium into a winter wonderland on Thursday, November 17, and they’re inviting the Chicago community to join in! A chorus of school choirs will welcome the arrival of Santa Claus... Read more »

Candid Candace on Russian TV? Da!

With videographer Sergei Zhukov and "pust govoryat" producer Natalie Mak.
When I received the email, I thought it was a hoax. A lady by the name of Nataliya Mak contacted me saying she was a producer for a TV show, pust govoryat, that airs on the Channel One Network in Russia and would I be available for an interview. In her email, she said, “We... Read more »

A Dog's Life: Internet star Rooney Jordan shares his life in pictures

Santa Rooney
Hi! I’m Rooney Jordan, an 11 year-old PAWS Chicago rescue, and I’m livin’ la vida loca and want to share the fun with you! My mom started dressing me up when I was just a pup. I think it’s because her mother didn’t buy her enough dolls, but that’s a story for another day. It... Read more »
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My top 10 tips for blogging and how I started

My top 10 tips for blogging and how I started
Recently, Chicago Now community manager Jimmy Greenfield hosted a series of blogging seminars for his CN bloggers. It was a great experience and I was happy to see each seminar was small enough where you could easily share ideas and comments on the discussions. I’m going to share his tips and offer some of my... Read more »