Posts tagged "Candid Candace Chicago"

From camel riding to Pacino, thanks for the memories

From camel riding to Pacino, thanks for the memories
As some of you may know, I’ve had an award-winning internet show, Candid Candace Chicago, on Watch312.com for a few years.  I’ve been very lucky to work with some heavy duty talent like Illinois Center for Broadcasting’s Bill Natale, whose past media history reads like a who’s who,  my uber-talented editor Kes Akalaonu, my camera... Read more »

Max Herrick's story: Love and hope for Ronald McDonald House Ambassadors (Video)

The Herrick Family
I met Max Herrick and his family in the summer of 2012.  At the time, Max was the Ambassador for the Ronald McDonald House Charities and a real pistol.  He loved wearing jaunty hats, anything Star Wars related, dancing and ice cream and he had one of the most inspiring families I’ve ever met. Max... Read more »

Q & A with Morgan Freeman: "I want to play Satan!" (Video!)

Q & A with Morgan Freeman: "I want to play Satan!" (Video!)
“Is that necklace real?  Because if it is, let’s get out of here!”  This was Morgan Freeman’s first comment to me at the annual Gene Siskel Film Center Gala at the Ritz-Carlton recently.  He was a sheer delight, not only to me, but to all of the reporters on the Red Carpet.  Sadly, this isn’t... Read more »
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The Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Chicago Fire's Jesse Spencer hold his Artistic Achievement Award
The Chicago International Film Festival and Cinema/Chicago announced the winners for the 50th Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards before a crowd of more than 300 industry guests on April 10.  The Radisson Blu Aqua’s grand ballroom was decorated with the iconic Film Fest logos and two giant screens showed clips from the winning entries... Read more »

Redmoon's Spectacle Lunatique: A Magical Night Honoring Howard Tullman (Video)

One of Chicago’s most anticipated galas, Redmoon Theater’s annual Spectacle Lunatique will be held on Saturday, March 15.  This decadent night of inspired performances and culinary delights will be held in the industrial elegance of Redmoon’s 57,000-square foot warehouse studio in Pilsen.  Over 1,000 of Chicago’s civic, cultural and business leaders gather for Spectacle Lunatique each... Read more »

Get the Rice Ready for Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg: The Love Interview

Get the Rice Ready for Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg:  The Love Interview
Sexy actress, author, activist, former Playboy Playmate of the Year and new “View” co-host Jenny McCarthy was on hand at hot, Chicago nightclub Parliament on December 20 to host a fundraiser for a charity dear to her heart, Generation Rescue.  A well-known advocate for children and families touched by autism, Jenny chose this charity because... Read more »
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Sexy Supermodel Elsa Hosk Hosts Viewing Party for Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (Video)

Sexy Supermodel Elsa Hosk Hosts Viewing Party for Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (Video)
Pink Nation fans had been lined up for hours waiting to meet their favorite Victoria’s Secret PINK supermodel, Elsa Hosk, who was at the Water Tower store recently to host a viewing party for CBS’ sexy Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.  After a national contest, Chicago beat out all other cities in its bid to win... Read more »

The Randolph Street Holiday Market: Where Santa Shops (Video!)

The Randolph Street Holiday Market: Where Santa Shops (Video!)
My favorite market in town is the Randolph Street Market!  And I particularly love its holiday edition which will be this Saturday and Sunday (December 14/15)  at Plumber’s Hall, 1340 W. Washington, in Chicago.  There is fun for the whole family with live entertainment, fabulous gift offerings, delicious food and surprises around every corner!  It’s... Read more »

Smashing Pumpkin's Billy Corgan and Chef Curtis Duffy's Creative Gift for PAWS Chicago Fur Ball (Video!)

Smashing Pumpkin's Billy Corgan and Chef Curtis Duffy's Creative Gift for PAWS Chicago Fur Ball (Video!)
Grammy award winning Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan and Grace restaurant’s Michelin Star Awarded Chef Curtis Duffy will join forces to create an exclusive evening of imaginative cuisine and innovative entertainment to benefit PAWS Chicago, an animal welfare organization dedicated to saving homeless cats and dogs. Together, they will curate and host “A Night of... Read more »
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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 »