Events: Art, Beats and Lyrics & Chicagoans of the Year

Event Recap: Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Art, Beats and Lyrics

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Art, Beats and Lyrics delivered a packed house in Chicago as part of its national tour. The traveling lifestyle experience showcased visual masterpieces renowned visual artists such as Miya Bailey, Frank Morrison, and AB+L’s curator and co-producer, Dubelyoo. The show also featured live performances from Chicago’s own hit band, Sidewalk Chalk and hip-hop legend, Scarface.

To top the experience off, guests were treated to complimentary food and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey cocktails throughout the evening. AB+L will travel to Miami this year, with more cities slated for 2017. Your readers ages 21+ can find details and RSVP for upcoming tour stops at

Upcoming event: Chicago Magazine’s Chicagoans of the Year

The world champion Cubs. A mom who gives neighborhood watch a whole new meaning. A trio of doctors who treated patients in the most dangerous city in the world. A woman helping parents afford to visit their sick babies. An activist rapper who’s trying to mend Chicago. A painter upending the Western canon of art.

The honorees highlighted in Chicago magazine’s December issue as Chicagoans of the Year will be celebrated at a luncheon on Dec. 6 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. This event, presented by Carson Pirie Scott and sponsored by Chloe Wine Collection, will gather more than 200 of Chicago’s most esteemed guests and past honorees to celebrate and recognize the achievements of the 2016 award recipients.

Chicagoans of the Year include: 

–       John Kahler, Zaher Sahloul and Samer Attar, a trio of doctors who treated patients in Allepo, Syria;

–       Mothers Against Senseless Killings founder Tamar Manasseh, who led a group of Englewood moms in reclaiming their block from violence;

–       Carrie Meghie, who started a nonprofit that covers transportation expenses for families with infants in Lurie Children’s Hospital;

–       Rapper Che “Rhymefest” Smith, who is using his own experience as a victim of an armed robbery to change the dialogue between police and the citizens they protect;

–       Acclaimed artist Kerry James Marshall, the darling of Chicago’s art world who depicts black figures through an everyday lens previously absent from the world of fine art;

–       And the world champion Chicago Cubs, who ended a 108-year drought and are celebrated on the cover of the December issue.

Tickets are available for $120 at

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