Posts tagged "Jr."

As we are laid to rest: an ode to Robin Williams, Michael Brown, Kevin Ward, Jr. and too many others

As we are laid to rest: an ode to Robin Williams, Michael Brown, Kevin Ward, Jr. and too many others
As we are laid to rest, soothing eulogies wash over us. No more harm or horror can reach us. We are in a peaceful place, away from the terrors and tragedies of this turbulent world. Our hearts are filled with God’s love–we no longer need affirmation, liberation or have obligations. We are free. There are... 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 »

Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto received lots of wedding gifts but NONE like this one!

Upper Deck's one-of-a-kind wedding gift for the Jordans.
The Michael Jordan/Yvette Prieto nuptials are history now with the lovebirds back in their 35,000′ ft. nest in the elegant Bears Club in Jupiter, Florida.  Guests are still talking about the wedding tent,  which, according to my sources, was one of the world’s largest at 40,000′ ft!  It was even bigger than their house!  I... Read more »
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What happened when Chicago Bears Israel Idonije and Jerry Azumah hosted a "Laugh Out Loud" Comedy Bash? Watch HERE!

What happened when Chicago Bears Israel Idonije and Jerry Azumah hosted a "Laugh Out Loud" Comedy Bash?  Watch HERE!
A cold and rainy night didn’t keep the crowd from packing the house at the hot River North nightclub, Untitled, for the annual Laugh Out Loud comedy show hosted by Chicago Bear Israel Idonije and former all-pro Chicago Bear Jerry Azumah to benefit their respective charities.   The night included some of the top comedic... Read more »

Gary Sinise & Lt. Dan Band Peform at Steppenwolf's Million Dollar Fundraiser

Ensemble member and co-founder Gary Sinise plays bass with the Lt. Dan Band.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company hosted over 500 guests for its annual star-studded gala on May 5th.  The event kicked off with a showcase of scenes inspired by the world-premiere production of The March, based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, adapted for the stage and directed by ensemble member Frank Galati, and featuring ensemble members Alana... Read more »

Bacardi's Opens at U.S. Cellular Field with Sports Star Guests

  Bacardi’s at the Park opened this week at Gate 5 at U.S Cellular Field. This join venture between Gibson’s Restaurant Group and the Chicago White Sox is set to be a very popular spot!  The casual menu includes smokehouse maple chicken wings, smoked brisket nachos, some of the best roasted corn on the cob I’ve... Read more »
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Actress Emmy Rossum Headlines JW Marriott Grand Opening

  Chicago’s first JW Marriott Hotel, 151 W. Adams, celebrated its grand opening hosted by Chairman and CEO, J.W. Marriott, Jr.  The event featured exclusive live performances by Emmy Rossum, singer/songwriter and star of Showtime’s new Chicago-based series “Shameless“, as well as some of our city’s greatest talent including performances by The Joffrey Ballet and the... Read more »

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 »