Archive for March 2013

Getting to Know a Gold Coast Madam

Getting to Know a Gold Coast Madam
It wasn’t until page 180 of Gold Coast Madam that I found a South Loop connection to my new best friend, the famous Gold Coast madam Rose Laws.  But it was there. “In the 90s we had a three-bedroom penthouse apartment with a large balcony at River City, 800 S. Wells Street.  This very recognizable,... Read more »

Jersey Mike's Subs is my new neighbor! Yikes!

Jersey Mike's Subs is my new neighbor!  Yikes!
I’m always getting new South  Loop neighbors.  Like Bedding Experts.  And Starbucks.  And Trader Joe’s and Fitness Formula Club. Suddenly, I have Jersey Mike’s Subs as a new neighbor.  On Roosevelt.  Just east of State.  North side of street. The latest in the big chain, Jersey Mike’s opened a couple of weeks ago.  But this... Read more »

Pictures from the Morehead takeover at WFMT

The piano in the WFMT studio
If you read my just published post about the Moreheads–South Loop musicians and darling people all the way around–who took over WFMT recently for an evening of wonderful music, here are some more pictures taken by my boyfriend Bruce Oltman–a board member of the Moreheads’ CUBE Contemporary Chamber Ensemble–while we were at the studio.  He... Read more »
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Pat and Phil: The Moreheads from the South Loop take over WFMT

Pat and Phil:  The Moreheads from the South Loop take over WFMT
Last week composer and oboist Pat Morehead and her husband, Phil, head of the music staff at Lyric Opera, took over the WFMT studio with some close friends and had quite a time showcasing some contemporary classical numbers on the Monday night series, Live From WFMT–hosted by Kerry Frumkin. Phil and Pat are South Loopers and founding members of... Read more »