Posts tagged "Janet Davies"

"Mothers in the Mills" benefit raises funds to banish puppy mills

Cari Meyers with Janet Davies.
The Puppy Mill Project continued its annual tradition of honoring mother dogs left behind in puppy mills with its “Mothers in the Mills” benefit. This year’s event, which took place on May 10th at John Barleycorn in River North honored Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza, Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey, Bernie Berlin, founder of A... Read more »

Sun-Times' Stella Foster Brings out Record Crowd for her Dante Award Honor

Nina Mariano with Stella Foster
Chicago Sun Times columnist Stella Foster was honored by the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans with the coveted Dante Award at Galleria Marchetti on May 17th.  There were so many in attendance that the valet parkers had to close up shop for lack of space!  Every year, the Human Relations Committee presents the Dante... Read more »

It's All About Chicago Connections as Dennis Farina Leads an All-Star Cast to Open the 47th Chicago International Film Festival!

Cast of "The Last Rites of Joe May" (L to R), Jamie Anne Allman, Dennis Farina, Ian Barford, Gary Cole and writer/director Joe Maggio.
It was a family reunion of sorts for many Chicago actors as they gathered on the Red Carpet for the Opening Night of the 47th Chicago International Film Festival at the Harris Theatre.   Writer/director, Joe Maggio, debuted his latest film (shot on Chicago’s West side),  “The Last Rites of Joe May,”  starring local actor and... Read more »
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Two Thumbs up for Chaz and Roger Ebert's Red Carpet Party!

Two Thumbs up for Chaz and Roger Ebert's Red Carpet Party!
I felt like I was at an exotic film festival with Chaz and Roger Ebert when they celebrated their new show, “Ebert Presents at the Movies“ recently with a grand, by-invite-only party at the Peninsula.   The Red Carpet Girls greeted you at the top of the stairs and then you descended into the magic of movies.  There... Read more »

A Night with Virginia and Elaine Madsen and the EBERTS!

The documentary gets a thumbs-up from Roger Ebert! Tonight was a memory making night on many levels.  I was honored to be on the host committee, thanks to Brenda Sexton of Chicago Link Productions, for a party celebrating Virginia and Elaine Madsen (her gorgeous mom) and their new movie, “I Know a Woman Like That.” ... Read more »