Posts tagged "Ken Norgan"

A Chicago philanthropist is queen for a day

Jan Melk surrounded by her "court" of admirers.
I’m a huge fan of historical fiction and devour any books by Philippa Gregory, Bernard Cornwell and C.W. Gortner. There’s something about the 17th and 18th centuries that completely captivate me. I love the intrigue, the gowns and the balls and the delicious decadence of the royals. And on April 23, I felt like I’d... Read more »

Mimi Marks, the world's most glamorous female impersonator, exits Baton but not her fans' hearts

Mimi Marks
Mimi Marks has been performing at the Baton for the last 25 years and on Sunday she took her final bows. The place was standing room only for this legendary showgirl whose titles include Miss International Queen, The World’s Most Beautiful Transsexual, Miss Continental and her very first pageant title from her hometown of Waterloo,... Read more »

"Big Mac Under Glass" Honors Ken Norgan and Raises Big Money for Ronald McDonald House Charities

Co-chair/honoree Ken Norgan with Ronald
The annual “Big Mac Under Glass” event is always a special night in Chicago.  Not only is it a fun-filled fundraiser but it also benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) which recently built the world’s largest Ronald McDonald House on Grand Avenue.  On March 8th, the charity celebrated the 10th Anniversary of its largest fundraiser,... Read more »
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A Story of Love and Hope: Building the World's Largest Ronald McDonald House (A Watch312.com Production)

A Story of Love and Hope: Building the World's Largest Ronald McDonald House (A Watch312.com Production)
From humble desires to complete fruition, the story of the building of the World’s Largest Ronald McDonald House is an inspiring one. This love-filled documentary will make you laugh, make you cry and make you believe that goodness and hope can overcome all obstacles. The new Ronald McDonald house near Lurie Children’s opened June 26th... Read more »

Lincoln Park Zoo Ball 2012: A $1 Million Record Breaker Featuring the Village People

The Women’s Board of Lincoln Park Zoo hosted its 35th annual Zoo Ball in one of my favorite venues in Chicago.  As 1,000 black-tie clad guests entered the zoo grounds through the East Gate, they were greeted by more than 30,000’ feet of dramatic sweeping tents.  Earlier in the day, due to heavy rains, one... Read more »

World's Largest Ronald McDonald House is Open and Filled with Love

Ronald McDonald House Ambassador Max Herrick cuts the ribbon!
It’s finally HERE!  After  much planning, hoping, wishing and fundraising, the World Largest Ronald McDonald House is OPEN!  I was honored to be there for this special celebration on a parking garage rooftop which was directly across from the House.   Throughout the impressive program, more than 600 attendees could plainly see the purpose for this... Read more »
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Macy's Glamorama Launch Party Hosted by Candid Candace on Watch312.com! LOOK!

Macy's Glamorama Launch Party Hosted by Candid Candace on Watch312.com!  LOOK!
The stars of the evening were just voted the Best Beatles Cover Band in the country recently and American English sure didn’t disappoint on this exciting night at the hot venue, Greenhouse Loft.  More than 300 of Chicago’s most fashionables came out to play for Macy’s Glamorama Launch Party in support of Ronald McDonald House... Read more »

MACY'S GLAMORAMA 2012 Features Robin Thicke and Karmin at the Harris Theatre on August 10th!

MACY'S GLAMORAMA 2012  Features Robin Thicke and Karmin at the Harris Theatre on August 10th!
In its 15th year, Macy’s Glamorama 2012 welcomes Robin Thicke, one of the most respected singer-songwriters in soul and R&B music today. Thicke has written and produced songs on over 20 gold and platinum albums and is currently featured on the ABC reality singing series “Duets” where he serves as a show “Superstar” alongside Kelly... Read more »

Macy's Glamorama 2012 "British Invasion: The Music Then. The Fashion Now!" Coming to Chicago Theatre on August 10th, Plus Glam Launch Party News!

Macy's Glamorama 2012 "British Invasion: The Music Then. The Fashion Now!" Coming to Chicago Theatre on August 10th, Plus Glam Launch Party News!
Mark your calendars now for one of THE most anticipated fashion events of the year, Glamorama!  Coming on Friday, August 10th to the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., this year’s theme is “British Invasion: The Music Then. The Fashion Now!.” From the Beatles to the Rolling Stones, Macy’s Glamorama 2012 pays homage to some... Read more »
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Are you following the COUNTDOWN for the World's Largest Ronald McDonald House? Lucky Chicagoans Featured Every Day Until the Opening!

Are you following the COUNTDOWN for the World's Largest Ronald McDonald House? Lucky Chicagoans Featured Every Day Until the Opening!
The Countdown to the grand opening of the world’s largest Ronald McDonald House has begun! Only 70 more days until the House at 211 East Grand Avenue opens its doors on June 26th  and I’m joining in to help! Each day on their website, www.RonaldHouseChicago.org  and on their Facebook and Twitter they’re featuring a new... Read more »