Tag: Israel Idonije

What happened when Chicago Bears Israel Idonije and Jerry Azumah hosted a "Laugh Out Loud" Comedy Bash? Watch HERE!

What happened when Chicago Bears Israel Idonije and Jerry Azumah hosted a "Laugh Out Loud" Comedy Bash?  Watch HERE!
A cold and rainy night didn’t keep the crowd from packing the house at the hot River North nightclub, Untitled, for the annual Laugh Out Loud comedy show hosted by Chicago Bear Israel Idonije and former all-pro Chicago Bear Jerry Azumah to benefit their respective charities.   The night included some of the top comedic... Read more »

Jennifer Hudson and the Voice's Jamar Rogers Perform at House of Blues for Michigan Avenue Magazine Party

Interviewing Jennifer for "Candid Candace Chicago" on Watch312.com
Sometimes it can be hell on the Red Carpet, especially when you’re waiting for a star as big as Jennifer Hudson but, on this night at the House of Blues, everyone behaved for Michigan Aveneue Magazine’s second cover party, “A Hudson Holiday”,  for this beloved Chicago icon. Michigan Avenue Magazine, President/publisher Dan Uslan and Editor-in-Chief... Read more »

Hot Chicago Models, Celebs and Cool Local Fashions at NEXT Chicago! (Watch video!)

Hot Chicago Models, Celebs and Cool Local Fashions at NEXT Chicago! (Watch video!)
NEXT Fashion Chicago 2012 hit the runway at Germania Place this month and featured hot local talent, great fashions, celebs and four-legged friends, too!  Produced by Rose Mandel and Marco Foster, a portion of the night’s proceeds went to PAWS Chicago.  I co-hosted with NBC’s Marcus Riley.  See video below and for more photos by... Read more »
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Local Designers and PAWS Chicago Doggies Wow Crowd at NEXT Fashion Chicago

Germania Place was filled to bursting on October 16 with more than 400 of our town’s most stylish for the second NEXT Fashion Chicago show that featured some of our town’s top designers and boutiques.  The show kicked off at 8:30, after NBC’s Marcus Riley and I welcomed the crowd.  The lights dimmed, the music... 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 »

Supermodel/Reality TV Star Joanna Krupa Co-Hosts "AShore Thing" with Michigan Avenue Magazine

J.P. Anderson, Joanna Krupa, Dan Uslan
Michigan Avenue Magazine and the Chicago Yacht Club presented “A Shore Thing” at Navy Pier on July 21st.  The official viewing party for the Race to Mackinac provided guests with a front row seat for the Parade of Boats at this inaugural party hosted at the tip of Navy Pier by president/publisher Dan Uslan and... Read more »
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Walter E. Smithe Hosts Launch Party for "Run Home Chicago", A Race to End Homelessness

Tim Smithe, Kyla McCarthy, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, Tim Smithe Jr. and Mary Smithe.
Walter, son Tim Smithe and family recently hosted a Kick-Off party at their Lincoln Park showroom to launch the 30 day countdown for “Run Home Chicago,” a race to end homelessness,  that will take place in Soldier Field on June 10th beginning at 7 am. Tim’s glam wife, Mary Astor Smithe, was on hand to... Read more »

Kerry Wood Hosts "Woody's Winter Warm-up" Fundraiser at Harry Caray's

Kerry and Sarah Wood are thrilled that the live auction package was doubled for $14K!
Friday night was a sports lover’s dream come true as newly resigned Cubs pitcher, Kerry Wood, and his beautiful wife Sarah hosted their first  “Woody’s Winter Warmup” fundraiser for their Wood Family Foundation. When we arrived, Kerry and Sarah were being interviewed by every news station in town while players were arriving in droves.  It... Read more »

Sun-Times' Stella Foster Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

Sun-Times' Stella Foster Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award
It was a night filled with love for Stella Foster as she was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chicago Journalist’s Association.  Other honorees included CBS’s Foreign Correspondent, Lara Logan, who was presented with the Daniel Pearl Award.  The Chicago Tribune’s Howard Reich was named the Chicago Journalist of the Year  and Mary... Read more »
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