Posts tagged "Kathleen Henson"

The Joffrey Ballet's elegant Spring Gala raises $1.6 million

Co-chairs Sandy Deromedi, Jerrilyn Hoffman, Maria Smithburg and Shelley Farley.
The Joffrey Ballet’s Spring Gala welcomed over 700 supporters who gathered for a festive evening of world-class dance and fundraising hosted by its Women’s Board on April 21. The black-tie evening began at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University with an intimate performance by dancers from the Joffrey Company and the Joffrey Academy of Dance.... Read more »

Joffrey Ballet luncheon celebrates opening of Romeo and Juliet

Ashley Wheater, Barbara Gaines and Chris Jones onstage.
The Joffrey Ballet hosted a cultural conversation with many of Chicago’s most powerful women and leaders in the arts on September 26 in honor of The Joffrey’s upcoming production of Romeo & Juliet, opening Thursday, October 13. Nearly 300 guests gathered at LondonHouse’s appropriately named Juliette Grand Ballroom to celebrate Krzysztof Pastor’s critically acclaimed reimagining... Read more »

Fashion designer Maria Pinto unveils a 25 year retrospective at opening party

Fashion designer Maria Pinto unveiled a 25 year retrospective at opening party at City Gallery Water Tower Place.
Noted and beloved Chicago fashion designer Maria Pinto celebrated the opening of her exhibition, “Maria Pinto 25 Years,” at City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower on September 10. In collaboration with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the exhibition celebrates Pinto’s first 25 years of working at the intersection of art... Read more »
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July 4th: Small town parades, lakefront fireworks and a Tuscan vineyard

Director Robert Zemeckis, his beautiful wife Leslie and family at their vineyard in Tuscany.
I just loved this patriotic weekend and all that it entails. Of course, I appreciate what it stands for (celebrating our independence) but I’m also moved by the charming, hometown feeling it evokes bringing to mind apple pie, red, white and blue decorations, veterans standing a little taller with medals pinned to their lapels, small... Read more »

Mariano's NewCity opening, girls in cocktail glasses and an After School Matters donation

Nina Mariano and ZZAZZ Production's Tracey Tarantino with opening night showgirls.
We attended a kick-ass opening party for Mariano’s NewCity at 1500 N. Clybourn hosted by Nina and Bob (Mariano) and Roundy’s Supermarkets! With dramatic decor by Tom Kehoe Designs and showgirls in martini glasses provided by ZZAZZ Productions, this by-invite-only party was a happening! The store is now open and features a patisserie, specialty cheese... Read more »

James Beard Foundation Awards 2015: My hits and misses

DJ Megan Taylor rocked the beat at the gala.
I’m no foodie, but I do love a good party, so I was really excited to attend the James Beard Foundation Awards, dubbed the “Oscars of the culinary world.”   As we approached the venue (the Civic Opera House),  we knew it was a “happening” just judging by the enormity of the traffic on a Monday... Read more »
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The Joffrey Ballet's Women's Board hosts luncheon to celebrate premiere of Swan Lake

The Joffrey Ballet's Women's Board hosts luncheon to celebrate premiere of Swan Lake
The Joffrey Ballet’s Women’s Board will host a Swan Lake Luncheon on Wednesday, October 1, at RPM Steak (66 W. Kinzie).  This new event, co-chaired by WB members Ellie Forman and Kathleen Henson, will support the launch of the Company’s upcoming Swan Lake production premiering on October 15. The afternoon will include a reception and... Read more »

New Year's Eve Plans of Chicago's Movers, Shakers & Just Plain Cool

New Year's Eve Plans of Chicago's Movers, Shakers & Just Plain Cool
New Year’s Eve parties have always seemed so special to me.  They herald in a brand new year and set your focus for a new beginning.  It’s a chance to grow in a new direction and make plans/ resolutions to help you get there.  My plans this year include co-hosting a party at Public Chicago... Read more »

Windy City Live celebrates 500th show with a private bash aboard the Odyssey

Windy City Live co-hosts and staff welcome guests.
To celebrate its 500th show, Windy City Live celebrated in grand style with a private party aboard the Odyssey for 350 friends and contributors of the show on July 25.  The invitation read “Cruising Through 500 Shows, Thanks for Jumping Aboard.”  The night was also a celebration of the show’s two year anniversary.  Darling and... Read more »
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My FAVORITE NEW Year's Eve Party Picks! Watch HERE!

My FAVORITE NEW Year's Eve Party Picks! Watch HERE!
I picked my top NYE parties in Chicago on today’s “You & Me This Morning” on WCIU!  Loved being on again with beautiful co-hosts Jeanne Sparrow and Melissa Forman!  These ladies make getting up at 6 am so worth it! I couldn’t squeeze ALL of my favs in so my apologies to the Lettuce Entertain... Read more »