Posts tagged "Linda Johnson Rice"

DuSable Museum's Night of 100 Stars Gala to honor Chance the Rapper, among others

DuSable Museum's Night of 100 Stars Gala to honor Chance the Rapper, among others
The DuSable Museum of African American History will host it annual “Night of 100 Stars” Gala on Saturday, June 24, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place (2233 S. Martin Luther King Dr.) The black-tie event, hosted by Val Warner (Windy City Live) and Hosea Sanders (ABC-7), will begin at 6 pm and honor three outstanding... Read more »

Legendary designer Bob Mackie to be honored by Costume Council of Chicago History Museum

Legendary designer Bob Mackie to be honored by Costume Council of Chicago History Museum
Toast legendary fashion and costume designer Bob Mackie as the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum presents him with their Designer of Excellence Award on Tuesday, April 19 at the Chicago History Museum. Join co-chairs Linda Johnson Rice, Nina Mariano and Robin Loewenberg Tebbe for an elegant evening worthy of Mackie’s style from 6... Read more »

Build/Rebuild Benefit: A letter from the president; music by Frankie Knuckles and a who's who from Chicago and beyond

Rebuild Foundation founder Theaster Gates, Jr. (R) and CEO Ken Stewart.
More than 150 art world influencers, artists, community leaders, philanthropists, and cultural leaders gathered on Chicago’s South Side in celebration of the Rebuild Foundation’s inaugural, by-invite-only, BUILD/REBUILD Benefit. Established by Theaster Gates Jr. in 2010 and overseen by CEO Ken Stewart, the Rebuild Foundation welcomed guests to a private viewing of the newly restored Stony... Read more »
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Fig & Olive: A new hotspot opens in the Gold Coast

Janet Mandell, Jacob Neminarz and Monika and Geoff Dixon.
What?!  An entire menu prepared with NO butter, just olive oil?  They had me at hello for the grand opening of Chicago’s newest hotspot, Fig & Olive, located at 104 E. Oak Street.  This stunning “olive oil oasis” brings a delicious taste of the French Riviera, Italy and Spain to the Gold Coast in grand... Read more »

Oprah surprises longtime hairstylist Andre Walker at his product launch party at Ikram

Ikram Goldman, Oprah and Andre Walker (photo by George Burns).
In 1985, when Oprah Winfrey burst onto Chicago’s consciousness on  talk show AM Chicago, a local hairdresser was already thinking of ways to reach her.  That stylist is Oprah’s longtime hairdresser, Andre Walker, who had simply sent her a note reading, “I’m dying to get my hands in your hair.”  The rest, as they say,... Read more »

Ebony Magazine's Power 100 Gala Honors Berry Gordy with Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Honoree Berry Gordy with The Jacksons.
Ebony Magazine hosted the star-studded EBONY Power 100 gala event in New York City at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall on November 4 to celebrate the honorees on its annual EBONY Power 100 list.  The list salutes the achievements of influential African-Americans in the country and, this year,  honored the legendary founder... Read more »
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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 »

Fashion Columbia 2012: Biggest, Greenest and Record Breaking!

Fashion Columbia 2012 raised record funds, was the greenest fundraiser and the largest event at the college to date!  Proceeds from the event, which brought out over 200 guests, will benefit the Eunice W. Johnson Scholarship in Fashion Studies.  All of this good news must’ve made event chair, Desiree Rogers, very, very happy along with... Read more »

TCW Magazine Reveals 70 Chicago Personal Brands--Find Out Who Made the Cut!

TCW Magazine Reveals 70 Chicago Personal Brands--Find Out Who Made the Cut!
TCW Magazine has THE list!  In this month’s issue, they name 70 Chicago Personal Brands.  Here’s what they had to say:  “They’re known by name.  Many of them are known simply by first or last name.  These women and men are true personal brands:  individuals who are recognized and have built their brand far beyond... Read more »
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Roy Lichtenstein Opening Gala at the Modern Wing Plus "Crash the Gala" After-Party Hosted by Ikram Goldman

"Crash the Gala" host Ikram Goldman dances with Desiree Rogers and friend.
The Art Institute’s Women’s Board ALWAYS plans spectacular and creative events but on Friday, May 11th, they hosted TWO back to back parties at the Modern Wing.   The night began with a gala for 600, co-chaired by Caryn Harris and Stephanie Field Harris,  celebrating the opening of  the largest exhibition of artist Roy Lichtenstein’s works... Read more »