Posts tagged "Maria Smithburg"

Gary Sinise & Lt. Dan Band Peform at Steppenwolf's Million Dollar Fundraiser

Ensemble member and co-founder Gary Sinise plays bass with the Lt. Dan Band.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company hosted over 500 guests for its annual star-studded gala on May 5th.  The event kicked off with a showcase of scenes inspired by the world-premiere production of The March, based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, adapted for the stage and directed by ensemble member Frank Galati, and featuring ensemble members Alana... Read more »

PAWS Fur Ball: Growing by Leaps & Bounds!

Judy and Howard Tullman's "Little Mailman"  Yoodle Doodle
This year, the PAWS Fur Ball broke all records raising over $750,000 with 650 guests and 200 pets attending this pet friendly party at the Drake Hotel!  Board member, Judith Blazer donated $1 million the week before making this event the most successful in its ten year history. Outside the Gold Coast Room, costumed pets... Read more »

The Lyric Opera Opening Night Gala: Another Elegant Year

Stephanie Harris, Elizabeth Ryan, Trisha Rooney Alden and Eve Rogers.
There are two things that are a given on Opening Night of the Lyric Opera.  You will see fabulous gowns and a Grand Ballroom decorated unlike any other.  The performances are always wonderful too, of course, but my favorite part is seeing the people and the decor.  The VIP private reception for donors and members... Read more »
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Beaming Faces and the Warmth of Christmas at Joffrey's Nutcracker and Dinner

At play in the “Land of Snow” with Lego Bob! Every year, I can’t wait to see the Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker performance since it puts me in the spirit of the season.  This year was better than ever with some slight tweaking and even more outstanding dancers added to the roster.  The sets are pure magic... Read more »

Hats Off to the Parkways Garden Party's $300,000 Fundraiser!

Chicago milliners Loreta Corsetti and Carla Faso having fun at the 8th Annual Parkways Foundation’s Garden Party. (Fab pic by Steve Starr) This year’s 8th Annual Parkways Foundation’s Garden Party & Luncheon attracted over 600 well dressed movers and shakers from Chicago and beyond.  The hats were out in force, some stylish, some more on... Read more »

Governor Pat Quinn Signs Pet Bills at PAWS Record Breaking Beach Party 2010

Governor Quinn, with Bailey, signed 2 bills into law at the PAWS Beach Party this week. Looking on are founders Paula and Peter Fasseas. With over 500 guests and 200 pets, PAWS 8th annual Beach Party, “All Paws on Deck“, broke every record from years past.  Event co-chairs, Bonnie Spurlock and Christine Mallul, along with... Read more »
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Top Chicagoans Host Alzheimer's Kick-Off

Hosts Diane and Quintin Primo III ABC’s Terry Moran was due to fly in but the Washington, DC airport was closed.  This didn’t stop organizer Sugar Rautbord from having him there via Skype.  The Kick-Off Reception was hosted by Sugar, Jim Tyree, Diane and Quintin Primo III at his Capri Capital office in the Hancock... Read more »