Chicago Treasure: World Music Festival 2013

Chicago Treasure: World Music Festival 2013
This Thursday the 15th annual World Music Festival Chicago begins with what promises to be a great performance at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Starting at 6:00 PM will be the Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra with Plena Libre & AfriCaribe. I have been attending this festival for at least the past 10 years, and... Read more »

Chicago Treasure: Pritzker Pavilion

Chicago Treasure: Pritzker Pavilion
For all of you who will tell me about the cost overruns on the construction of Millennium Park I say this: “Talk to the hand.” Few places bring more joy to Chicago’s guests and residents than the Pritzker Pavilion. I was there last night for an evening of mariachi music with some tango friends and their friends.... Read more »

Chicago Treasure: Zamin - see them this Sunday

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I first saw Zamin play at Mayne Stage. I was completely taken with the band. The lead singer has a hauntingly beautiful voice and the acoustic bass and cello add depth and resonance. They played a longer version of this song with an elaborate introduction, and at one point I started to cry from the... Read more »
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See tonight at 6 PM: Rob Blaine's Big Otis Blues Band

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For the life of me, I don’t understand how Rob Blaine and the Big Otis Blues Band isn’t the hottest act in town. I have seen them twice – at Blues Fest and at Rosa’s – and the performances completely blew me away. If you do anything today, go see them tonight at the Roscoe... Read more »

It's Back - The Spirits of Mexico on June 26

It's Back - The Spirits of Mexico on June 26
You may remember that I did some promotion for this event last year. I took a few friends with my comp passes and we had a BLAST. No really. It was a super classy event where we learned a ton and got to taste an amazing selection of tequilas. I am not lying when I... Read more »

Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet Event on May 22

Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet Event on May 22
Everyone is bootstrapping these days, but sometimes you need more than you can get from friends and family. How could your business grow if you had access to the capital you need? What would you do with the money? My friend Barry Moltz is working with Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp to bring their highly... Read more »
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Coworking in Chicago: Enerspace

Coworking in Chicago: Enerspace
I had a great time and definitely increased my productivity by going to a coworking space while I was in L.A. Now that I am back in Sweet Home Chicago, I need a place to go when I have to get out of the house – and when a coffee shop just won’t do. Today I checked in... Read more »

We made the Top 10 of February 2013!

We made the Top 10 of February 2013!
This is a big thrill for me! My rant on Marissa Mayer of Yahoo’s worst practice decision to cancel remote working privileges for employees made the Top 10 list for ChicagoNow’s best posts of February, 2013. If you haven’t read it, check out the winning post: Worst practice: Yahoo CEO shoots herself in the foot. Whoo-hoo!

Maker's Mark: Hit a bullseye or missed the mark?

Maker's Mark: Hit a bullseye or missed the mark?
Maybe you heard about the Maker’s Mark brew ha ha where the company announced that they would be watering down their bourbon to keep up with increasing demand – and then changed their mind. I wanted to sip on this for a while before I wrote about it. Maker’s Mark is a small-batch bourbon whisky that is... Read more »
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Worst practice: Yahoo CEO shoots herself in the foot

Worst practice: Yahoo CEO shoots herself in the foot
I almost wrote this in full-on rant mode. I almost wrote this two days ago when a blog I write for asked me to cover this story. However, when I shared my point of view, it didn’t exactly mesh with theirs. So I fell back for a day or two to see if I was... Read more »
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