Posts tagged "Jan Melk"

Miami memories for Valentine's Day

Fontainebleau hotel with ongoing Miami Boat show in the background.
Twice a year Chuck went fishing with his friends, on Valentine’s Day and my birthday in May.  If I were a more sensitive type, I would be slightly offended but, the truth of the matter is, he had been taking these trips for years with childhood friends before we even met.  Happily, during his absences,... Read more »

A Night of Firsts for the Joffrey Ballet's (Fun-Filled) 10th Anniversary Celebration Gala (PICS!)

It was a thrilling night in Chicago for The Joffrey Ballet’s grand 10th Anniversary Celebration Gala honoring its Women’s Board!  I was so excited to chair this event with Helen Hall Melchior (our 5th Joffrey event together!) along with our dynamic co-chairs Kate Bensen, Pamella Roland DeVos, Liz Sharp, Joan Colmar, Mary Pat Burns, Victoria... Read more »

The Joffrey Ballet's Celebration Gala to Honor 10th Anniversary of Women's Board

The Joffrey Ballet's Celebration Gala to Honor 10th Anniversary of  Women's Board
I am so excited to share the news about this year’s Joffrey Ballet Celebration Gala on Sunday, May 6th at the historic Palmer House Hilton, located at17 E. Monroe. This year’s event will be a tribute to the 10th anniversary of the Joffrey’s dynamic Women’s Board who have raised a staggering $16 million, making them... Read more »
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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 »

TONI MORRISON, OPRAH AND MAYOR DALEY COME TOGETHER AT CARL SANDBURG LITERARY AWARDS GALA

Oprah, Carl Sandburg Literary Award recipient Toni Morrison and Mayor Daley. We attended the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards dinner as guests of Chicago Public Library Board member, Leslie Hindman.  Our table was filled with luminaries such as Martha Lavey (Steppenwolf Artistic Director), Jan Melk (noted Chicago philanthropist), Temple Smith, Helen Melchior (Joffrey honcho) and Dia and... Read more »

Chicagoans at Play in the Mountains of Santa Fe

Chicagoans fly fishing at Corkin’s Lodge in Northern New Mexico. Corkin’s Lodge is nestled at the foot of the Brazos Cliffs in the San Juan Mountains of Northern New Mexico.  It covers 700 acres of paradise loaded with scenic vistas, unusual birds, moose,chipmunks, wild turkeys and deer so tame they eat right out of your... Read more »
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Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama Chicago 2010 (Plus All-Access PICS!)

This year’s Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama show was all about fashion, fantasy, music and magic and was so over-the-top fabulous that it left guests breathless!  I was fortunate to attend the rehearsal earlier that day and I left the theatre with goosebumps.  This show began in Minneapolis and will go on from here to L.A.... Read more »

Macy's Glamorama Launch Party Features Naturally 7 and GLAM Guests!

Dancer Fabrice Calmels surrounded by beautiful models at the Macy’s Glamorama Launch Party. The Kick-Off party for Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama 2010 was a truly GLAM affair!  Singing sensation, Naturally 7, wowed the crowd with their “vocal play” which consists of using their voices alone to recreate the sounds of different musical instruments.  With four... Read more »

The Joffrey Gala Raises Over $1 Million!

The Joffrey Gala 2010 was held recently at Union Station. This was a new venue for this event so I didn’t know what to expect but Co-chairs Yolanda and Jason Tyler and Honorary Chairs, Anne and Burt Kaplan, planned one of the most magical evenings in recent memory for almost 1000 guests. The night began... Read more »
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Victory Garden Theater's "Chicago Stories" 2010

With Bernie Sahlins, NPR’s Peter Sagal, renowned theater critic Richard Christiansen, Victory Garden Theater’s Executive Director Jan Kallish and Artistic Director Dennis Zacek. Victory Gardens Theater hosted their 20th “Chicago Stories“ fundraiser at the Fairmont this weekend.  I was so honored to be one of the three celebrity (their word, not mine!) playwrights chosen for... Read more »