Posts tagged "Maureen Smith"

A Night of Firsts for the Joffrey Ballet's (Fun-Filled) 10th Anniversary Celebration Gala (PICS!)

It was a thrilling night in Chicago for The Joffrey Ballet’s grand 10th Anniversary Celebration Gala honoring its Women’s Board!  I was so excited to chair this event with Helen Hall Melchior (our 5th Joffrey event together!) along with our dynamic co-chairs Kate Bensen, Pamella Roland DeVos, Liz Sharp, Joan Colmar, Mary Pat Burns, Victoria... Read more »

What Arianna Huffington Told Me....

What Arianna Huffington Told Me....
Luncheon host Sugar Rautbord and Arianna Huffington. And a hundred other people who attended the by-invite-only luncheon at the Casino this week.  Organized by my friend who plans only the BEST events in town, Sugar Rautbord, this event was one of the most inspiring in recent memory.  A lot of people were surprised Arianna even showed up... Read more »

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 »
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Bill Zwecker, Mr. Hollywood, is Honored by AIBI

Tom Gorman, honoree Bill Zwecker and Stanley Paul. Everyone knows and loves Bill Zwecker so he was the perfect choice to be honored this year by the AIBI benefitting the Stanley Paul-Raelene Mittelman Scholarship Fund.  The SRO crowd packed the Casino to see and hear Bill toasted/roasted by his dear friends John Barron, Christie Hefner,... Read more »

The Joffrey Gala Raises Over $1 Million!

The Joffrey Gala 2010 was held recently at Union Station. This was a new venue for this event so I didn’t know what to expect but Co-chairs Yolanda and Jason Tyler and Honorary Chairs, Anne and Burt Kaplan, planned one of the most magical evenings in recent memory for almost 1000 guests. The night began... Read more »

Summer Pool Party Makes a Big Splash!

Joffrey Artistic Director Ashley Wheater being feted on his 50th birthday. There is nothing quite like summer in our great city!  And one of the joys is the traditional backyard BBQ!  But the “backyard” party at Sandy and Roger Deromedi’s last night was anything but traditional!  They hosted close to 100 Joffrey friends, family and... Read more »
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