Posts tagged "Matt Natale"

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 »

Ryan Seacrest and American Idol's Lee DeWyze kick off Macy's awesome holiday festivities in Chicago

Lee DeWyze and Ryan Seacrest take selfies before Macy's State Street's 107th Great Tree Lighting festivities.
It doesn’t take much to get me in the mood for the holidays.  Heck, a pine scented candle will throw me into a deep reverie about Santa, Christmas, holiday decor…I could go on and on.  So, it was no surprise that Macy’s State Street’s recent (107th!) Great Tree Lighting and its animated windows unveiling just... Read more »
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Jennifer Hudson and the Voice's Jamar Rogers Perform at House of Blues for Michigan Avenue Magazine Party

Interviewing Jennifer for "Candid Candace Chicago" on Watch312.com
Sometimes it can be hell on the Red Carpet, especially when you’re waiting for a star as big as Jennifer Hudson but, on this night at the House of Blues, everyone behaved for Michigan Aveneue Magazine’s second cover party, “A Hudson Holiday”,  for this beloved Chicago icon. Michigan Avenue Magazine, President/publisher Dan Uslan and Editor-in-Chief... Read more »

Local Designers and PAWS Chicago Doggies Wow Crowd at NEXT Fashion Chicago

Germania Place was filled to bursting on October 16 with more than 400 of our town’s most stylish for the second NEXT Fashion Chicago show that featured some of our town’s top designers and boutiques.  The show kicked off at 8:30, after NBC’s Marcus Riley and I welcomed the crowd.  The lights dimmed, the music... Read more »

The Chicago International Film Festival: What did Al Pacino, Jon Bon Jovi, Alan Arkin and Christopher Walken tell me on the Red Carpet? (on Watch312.com!)

The Chicago International Film Festival:  What did Al Pacino, Jon Bon Jovi, Alan Arkin and Christopher Walken tell me on the Red Carpet?  (on Watch312.com!)
I have never attended a more exciting red carpet event than the one recently hosted by the Chicago International Film Festival.  For its 48th event, formidable founder Michael Kutza called in the big guns of show biz who included Al Pacino (with stunning girlfriend Lucila Sola), Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin and Jon Bon Jovi for... Read more »
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