Posts tagged "George Lucas"

EXPO CHICAGO 2014: Opening night brings out stars of film, sports and art worlds

EXPO CHICAGO president/director Tony Karman, MCA Chicago's Pritzker Director Madeleine Grynsztejn, Commissioner Michelle Boone and Northern Trust EVP of Wealth Management "Mac" Maclellan toast at Vernissage.
The third annual EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Modern and Contemporary Art, opened to more than 3,500 people during Vernissage, the opening night event benefiting the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago.  Besides some of the city’s top business, civic and cultural leaders in attendance, Navy Pier’s Festival Hall was filled with stars of... Read more »

After School Matters celebrates Gala 2014 and Chicago Bull Derrick Rose's $1 million donation

Tim Maloney (ASM board member), Mellody Hobson, George Lucas, Mary Ellen Caron (CEO After School Matters) with ASM teens.
After School Matters is $1 million richer!  Chicago Bulls point guard and three-time NBA All-Star, Derrick Rose donated this gift, his largest ever, to the non-profit that offers Chicago high school teens out-of-school activities.  E. Robbie Robinson, vice chairman of After School Matters, announced the surprise donation at the charity’s annual gala Tuesday, September 23.... Read more »

After School Matters Gala Celebrates Chicago Teens

George Lucas, Mellody Hobson Lucas and former Mayor Rich Daley.
The inspiration for After School Matters came about 20 years ago thanks to Maggie Daley,  the late, great former Chicago First Lady, and former Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Lois Weisberg who wanted to develop cultural activities for the city’s teenagers.  And the rest, as they say, is history since this much needed program... Read more »
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WVON's Golden Anniversary Features Legends of Radio, Stage and Screen at Chicago Theatre (VIDEO!)

I didn’t grow up listening to WVON but after attending its 50th anniversary gala on Saturday, April 6th, I sure wish I had.  Hearing its rich history and meeting many of the legendary radio stars, I can only imagine how exciting this time must’ve been and still is.  The top personalities of radio and the... Read more »

My Favorite Photo Memories of 2010

My Chicago Magazine feature was definitely a year’s highlight! The City of Big Shoulders had busy feet visiting the many fundraisers, cocktail parties, soirees, get-togethers, galas, launches, previews, openings, meet-and-greets, luncheons, dinners, events, fests and weddings that took place this year.  There were so many moments that will never be forgotten with friends that I... Read more »

Ironman, Robert Downey, Jr. Coming to Chicago!

Robert Downey, Jr. will receive the Renaissance Award from the Gene Siskel Film Center. On Saturday, June 19th, Robert Downey, Jr. will be presented with the Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award at the Ritz-Carlton (160 E. Pearson St.)  The event, entitled “An Evening With Robert Downey, Jr.” will include cocktails, dinner, incredible live auction... Read more »
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GEORGE LUCAS HONORED AT FOUR SEASONS

George Lucas was honored Saturday night at the Four Seasons by The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute.  He was presented their Visionary Award for Innovation in Filmmaking by SAIC President Wellington Reiter.  George mingled among his guests with his gorgeous Chicago girlfriend and President of Ariel Investments, Mellody Hobson... Read more »