Posts tagged "Sonya Jackson"

N'Digo Gala 2015 will feature Grammy Award winning jazz artists Dianne Reeves and Gregory Porter

N'Digo Gala 2015 will feature Grammy Award winning jazz artists Dianne Reeves and Gregory Porter
Looking for something fun to do for Father’s Day?  Look no further than the always fabulous N’Digo Gala! Hermene Hartman’s N’Digo Foundation will host N’DIGO GALA 2015 themed “Jazz Enchantment” on Sunday, June 21, at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave, beginning at 5 pm.  The black-tie evening will begin with a Grande Buffet before... Read more »

Chicago Comes Out to Party at the Air & Water Show!

The "Penthouse Pals"
The Chicago Air & Water Show is one of my favorite events every summer.  Chuck and I always love seeing the rehearsals the day before when the planes fly right over our deck and terrify the Chihuahuas.  And although much is written about the show itself,  I love the viewing parties thrown across the city... Read more »

Actress Ali Larter to Host "Fame, Fashion & Flavor: 900's Night Out!

Actress Ali Larter to Host "Fame, Fashion & Flavor: 900's Night Out!
In honor of the highly-anticipated Fashion’s Night Out 2012, 900 North Michigan Shops is teaming up with Michigan Avenue Magazine and McGrath Lexus and Acura of Downtown Chicago to host its 2nd Annual 900’s Night Out: Fame, Fashion & Flavor on Thursday, September 6th, from 6 pm to 9 pm! This over-the-top event will be... Read more »

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 »

Comedian Jeff Garlin Hosts Allium's Opening Night Party at Four Seasons

Host Vincent Anzalone with Erica Bethe Levin, Jessica Zweig and friend.
The recent Grand Opening party for the new Allium restaurant attracted an overflow crowd of Chicago’s top 600 foodies and fashionistas to the 7th floor of the Four Seasons recently.  Host for the night was funnyman Jeff Garlin (see our interview coming soon on Watch312!).  This American restaurant with a farm-to-table menu is by Chef... Read more »

The Joffrey Ballet's Nutcracker Family Dinner: A Delightful Holiday Tradition

Joffrey Women's Board President Melissa Babcock, Event co-chairs Cindy Burns and Sonya Jackson.
The Joffrey Ballet’s “Nutcracker” came to life at the Palmer House Hilton for its annual Nutcracker Family Dinner.  Held in multiple ballrooms, this lively, holiday favorite was chaired by WB members Sonya Jackson and Cindy Burns.  Children delighted in creating snow-flakes, taking photos with Nutcrackers, decorating ballet shoes, making their own cupcakes and having their... 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 »

"Pink is the New Black" Benefit Honors Breast Cancer Heroes

  Recently, a who’s who of Chicago donned pink for the “Pink is the New Back” party hosted by Sonya Jackson, founder of “Mantra for Good“, at the beautiful Park Hyatt.  This event highlighted and honored 14 inspiring women who are heroes in the fight against breast cancer: Bright Pink’s Lindsay Avner, Carrie Birkel, Shannon... Read more »

Actress Emmy Rossum Headlines JW Marriott Grand Opening

  Chicago’s first JW Marriott Hotel, 151 W. Adams, celebrated its grand opening hosted by Chairman and CEO, J.W. Marriott, Jr.  The event featured exclusive live performances by Emmy Rossum, singer/songwriter and star of Showtime’s new Chicago-based series “Shameless“, as well as some of our city’s greatest talent including performances by The Joffrey Ballet and the... Read more »