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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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!
Carol Roth is a friend of mine, and I manage her award-winning blog Business Unplugged™ for her. She is definitely a Chicago Treasure in my book. You may not know that Carol is now a radio host with a daily show. If you haven’t caught The Noon Show with Carol Roth yet, it is on... Read more »
This will either make you drool or gross you out, but I love the look of roasted ducks hanging in the window of Sun Wah BBQ. I grew up in New York City and spent a lot of time in Chinatown. Ducks in the window give me the warm fuzzies. There are a lot of... Read more »
I am counting down to SOBCon Chicago 2012. Attending this event last year was probably the best thing I did for myself and my business. I met the smartest and nicest people you could ever imagine. And I came away with support for me as an entrepreneur and for my business. Here is what I said about... Read more »
Liz Strauss is from Chicago and the top female small business influencer on Twitter. I thought this was excellent and wanted to share it.
So many of us say that we want to have a the option of working outside and taking our business to the lake for a little sun and fun. Well, I can and do! Chicago in the summer is the best! This is my “east office” and I plan to spend as much time as... Read more »