Posts tagged "Les Coney"

Jennifer Hudson Performs at Qatar Airways Gala to Celebrate its Inaugural Service to Chicago

Dr. Joaquin Brieva, Jennifer Sutton and Greg Hyder with friends.
The first direct route from Chicago to Doha, the capital city of the state of Qatar, opened for business on April 10th.  On April 11th Qatar Airways celebrated with a blow-out party for 580 guests at the Field Museum featuring Grammy and Academy Award winning artist Jennifer Hudson as the evening’s entertainment. The event began... Read more »

Stella Foster's BIG Retirement Party Leaves Fans With Hope (PICS!)

Stella Foster always signed off on her column with “yeah, I said it” and at her BIG retirement party August 28th, she did indeed say it to NBC president and general manager, Larry Wert, when he asked her point blank if she was really retiring.  Her hesitation and half-hearted “yeah” gave everyone in the room... Read more »

NBC's Private Launch Party for "The Steve Harvey Show" Premiering September 4th!

Marjorie and Steve Harvey
NBC Universal, in a stroke of sheer genius, has nabbed popular entertainer Steve Harvey for his own show, “The Steve Harvey Show,” premiering on September 4th.   The Launch Party at the Hard Rock Café on August 22nd was by-invite-only and featured a live performance by Jeffrey Osbourne, who charmed the crowd with  his chart-topping solo... Read more »
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Actress Ali Larter to Host "Fame, Fashion & Flavor: 900's Night Out!

Actress Ali Larter to Host "Fame, Fashion & Flavor: 900's Night Out!
In honor of the highly-anticipated Fashion’s Night Out 2012, 900 North Michigan Shops is teaming up with Michigan Avenue Magazine and McGrath Lexus and Acura of Downtown Chicago to host its 2nd Annual 900’s Night Out: Fame, Fashion & Flavor on Thursday, September 6th, from 6 pm to 9 pm! This over-the-top event will be... Read more »

What VIC's (Very Important Chicagoans) Did for New Year's Eve!

Freelance writer and Chicago Magazine nightlife reporter, Amalie Drury, partied with friends Alex and Megan Menocal at their Albany Park apartment with champagne, singing and board games. Grilled rib roast, smoked salmon and squash Wellington were on the menu.
I’ve always been a fan of New Year’s Eve.  Granted, my plans have changed dramatically through the years from staying out all night, to dinner with friends to fun in the sun like this year.  Newlywed/friends , Kim and Bob Mills, were recently married but decided to wait to combine their wedding celebration with a... Read more »

Pointe of Departure--An Art Inspired Fundraiser for Joffrey Ballet

  The newly formed Joffrey Auxiliary Board (JAB) is making its move with a very cool fundraiser called Pointe of Departure on Thursday, February 10th, from 6-9 PM at Archisesto, 1006 W. Randolph St.  This art exhibition will be an evening where the stage and canvas collide. Inspired by a dancer’s pointe shoe, featured works... Read more »
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Jennifer Hudson Performs for Michigan Avenue Magazine's 2nd Anniversary Party!

The House of Blues last night before Jennifer Hudson’s appearance. The House of Blues was literally packed to the rafters last night when Michigan Avenue Magazine celebrated their 2nd anniversary in grand style.  Their September cover girl, Jennifer Hudson, made an appearance and performed.  She looked stunningly gorgeous and so slim!  As one friend put... Read more »

Palmer House Party Celebrates Chicago Magazine's "Belle of the Blog"

With blog party co-hosts Rich Gamble, Publisher of Chicago Magazine, Cindy Burns and David Brandt, Director of Catering for the Palmer House. Chicago Magazine, the Palmer House and friend Cindy Burns co-hosted a party in Lockwood Restaurant to celebrate my March Chicago Magazine feature, “Belle of the Blog.”  It was so much fun and I... Read more »

Sundance Film Festival 2010

Founder Robert Redford makes the opening remarks at Sundance. (Pic by Peter Kramer) Park City, Utah, this year was filled with Chicagoans who had come to party and attend the 20th Sundance Film Festival. Kristina McGrath and her twin sister, Korinna Isselhardt, hosted a girls’ winter getaway for 10 women that included Heather Farley, Toni... Read more »
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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 »