Posts tagged "Chicago Tribune"

My Assignment: Write about Writing

My Assignment: Write about Writing
When Chicago Now Community Manager Jimmy Greenfield says “jump”, all of the 400+ CN bloggers ask “how high?”  So it is with our latest assignment (which is never mandatory, but merely a suggestion): to write about writing and share our processes.  Everyone has different methods for writing, getting in the mood to write and then... Read more »

My Christmas gratitude column for 2014

My Christmas gratitude column for 2014
What I wish for Christmas, I’ve already received.  Thank you so much Santa!  There’s nothing more important than the health of your loved ones.  2014 has been a tough year for my husband Chuck.  I consider it over now with his latest surgery, a triple hernia operation.  So, as I sit and stare at our... Read more »

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 »
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Chicago Tribune's Blue Sky Innovation Launch Party

Jane Hirt, Joycelyn Winnecke and Gerould Kern celebrate at Blue Sky Launch
The Chicago Tribune hosted a launch party for Blue Sky Innovation,  its premium website and newsletter aimed at the growing community of innovation-minded professionals in the Chicago area on January 29.   The site will serve as a gathering place for news, analysis and events related to innovation and entrepreneurship. The party, held at River... Read more »

My Gratitude Column for Thanksgiving

My Gratitude Column for Thanksgiving
I love Mike Sneed’s “grateful” column in the Sun-Times every year around Thanksgiving. I love reading about what people are thankful for. It’s always inspiring and enlightening to read joyful thoughts. I decided, for this Thanksgiving, that I needed to remind myself what has been important to me, too. It doesn’t have to be earth... Read more »

Glamorama Tickets are Still Available (a FEW!) for Robin Thicke, Karmin and Meg & Liz! (See Windy City Live Video for More News!)

Glamorama Tickets are Still Available (a FEW!) for Robin Thicke, Karmin and Meg & Liz!  (See Windy City Live Video for More News!)
I appeared on Windy City Live today talking about ALL things Glamorama with perpetually darling co-host Val Warner in the Living Room!  Check out the video and find out just what it takes to put on an event of this size,  what to expect at the show, after-party news, back story info and performance updates!... Read more »
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A Wonderful Offer for People Who Love to Read: The Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Program

A Wonderful Offer for People Who Love to Read:  The Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Program
Six months ago, the Chicago Tribune proudly launched Printers Row, a membership program for those who love books, authors and conversations about the ideas they generate.  This Sunday, they offered readers a special eight page sample tucked inside the Sunday section (where Candid Candace’s column also appears)!  Beginning this week, they are offering even MORE... Read more »

Bridal Wave Season 2 Opens With "Wisdom of Ages": A show with advice for Brides & Grooms-to-be! (Chuck & I throw in our 2 cents)

Bridal Wave Season 2 Opens With "Wisdom of Ages":  A show with advice for Brides & Grooms-to-be!  (Chuck & I throw in our 2 cents)
When Chuck and I were asked to appear on Kenmore Live’s “Bridal Wave Season 2″, we weren’t exactly sure why.  We’d been married for 23 years so we certainly weren’t newlyweds but when they told me that we would appear on a “Pre-Wave” show called “Wisdom of Ages“,  I understood immediately.   Three couples (Donna and... Read more »

How I Got an Interview with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin! Pinch Me!

How I Got an Interview with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin!  Pinch Me!
Could I or couldn’t I, would she or wouldn’t she?  These were the questions running through my mind throughout the Queen of Soul’s breathtaking performance for the  N’Digo Foundation Gala  last night at Arie Crown Theater.  I was dying for an interview with Aretha Franklin.  Who in the world wouldn’t be? I knew it was... Read more »
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