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Michael Kutza to be honored at Chicago International Film Festival's Summer Gala

Michael Kutza to be honored at Chicago International Film Festival's Summer Gala
Michael Kutza, founder and CEO of Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival,  announced that he will be retiring from his role at the end of 2018. The Governing Board of Directors will pay tribute to Kutza’s remarkable career at a special gala, “Celebrating Michael,” on Saturday, July 14 at Loews Chicago... Read more »

Dancing, Vogueing and more at Giordano Dance Chicago's Legacy Ball

Legendary dancer, choreographer, teacher and author Gus Giordano, founded Giordano Dance company in 1963, and boy would he be thrilled to see how far it’s come now under the leadership and artistic direction of his daughter Nan Giordano. The dynamic dance company celebrated its 55th anniversary at its Legacy Ball on February 10 where nearly... Read more »

Eversight Illinois Gala was "Love at First Sight"

Eversight Illinois' past and present honorees.
Eversight Illinois, a non-profit dedicated to restoring sight and preventing blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and research, celebrated the 18th Annual Gift of Sight Gala at The Peninsula Chicago on June 23. The special evening honored Dr. Marian Macsai as the “Gift of Sight” honoree and yours truly as the 2016 “Woman... Read more »
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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 »

Meet the Ladies! TCW Magazine's "100 Women Making a Difference" Party

TCW Magazine‘s latest issue features “100 Women Making a Difference.”   This idea was begun in 1988 and ran annually for 14 years.  The criteria used in the selection process was that the women were making an impact on their profession, the community or in the volunteer sector.  Publisher Sherren Leigh said, “Narrowing the selection... Read more »

TCW Magazine Names "100 Women Making a Difference"

TCW Magazine launched this feature, “100 Women Making a Difference,” in 1988.  It ran for 14 years; the last ran in 2001.  Publisher Sherren Leigh says the feature was stopped because of the difficult selection process but decided to bring it back this month because A) it’s popular, B) it showcases the achievements of Chicago... Read more »
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The Ladies See Red at Bunky's Tea

Bussing Bunky with Shauna Montgomery, Felicia Winiecki, Whitney Lasky, Toni Canada and Rebecca Besser. Man about town, Bunky Cushing, recently hosted his 16th annual Valentine’s Day Tea at the Four Seasons.  The Tiffany engraved invite requested that you wear red so it was a sea of crimson as 85 of the city’s leading ladies sipped... Read more »

CHRISTIE HEFNER'S BOOK PARTY

Christie Hefner with author Barbara Bonfigli. Christie Hefner hosted a book signing party at her fabulous apartment high atop Lake Shore Drive for her friend Barbara Bonfigli.  Barbara is quite an accomplished lady who besides writing “Cafe Tempest” (her first book), she is also a lyricist and theatrical producer.  According to her bio, “she wore... Read more »