Tag: Kes Akalaonu

Cast of Chicago Fire and many other celebs celebrate 100th episode with epic red carpet party in Chicago

Chicago Fire stars Taylor Kinney and Jesse Spencer.
It was an epic red carpet, one eligible for the Guinness Book of World Records, when TV legend Dick Wolf and NBC hosted a party in Chicago on October 24 that included cast members from all of his One Chicago franchise: Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med and the upcoming Chicago Justice. Oh, and yes,... Read more »

This is what happened at Woody Allen's premiere of "Cafe Society" in Chicago

"Cafe Society" executive producer Ron Chez, writer/director Woody Allen and Soon-Yi.
Director/writer/actor Woody Allen made a rare Chicago appearance at the premiere of his latest film, “Cafe Society,” hosted by Metropolitan Capital at the Chicago History Museum on July 21. It was the second time I had the honor of interviewing Woody and he was even nicer than the first time when he was here on... Read more »

My Holiday Gratitude Journal--Top 25 Picks

My Holiday Gratitude Journal--Top 25 Picks
I love anyone and anything with a positive message. There’s enough madness and sadness in the world so we sure don’t need more of that. Oprah had the right idea with her Gratitude Journal and America’s Pastor, Joel Osteen, always delivers a feel-good message on Sunday mornings to his over 7 million followers. I never... Read more »

From camel riding to Pacino, thanks for the memories

From camel riding to Pacino, thanks for the memories
As some of you may know, I’ve had an award-winning internet show, Candid Candace Chicago, on Watch312.com for a few years.  I’ve been very lucky to work with some heavy duty talent like Illinois Center for Broadcasting’s Bill Natale, whose past media history reads like a who’s who,  my uber-talented editor Kes Akalaonu, my camera... Read more »