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I On The Horse: The Blessing of the Hounds & Fox Hunting Traditions in Wayne, Illinois

Wayne, IL is a small village nestled about 40 miles west of Chicago. The village has strong equestrian roots and a love for carrying on the centuries-old tradition of a formal fox hunt. Wayne’s famous fox hunt falls on September 30th this year, and it is sure to draw a considerable crowd of excited onlookers, just as it does every year.

Michael Kutza Receives a Lifetime Achievement Award

Inspiring some of the most significant directors, writers, and actors of independent films since the age of 22, Michael Kutza recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chicago International Film Fest Summer Gala at Loews Chicago Hotel. With appearances by Kathleen Turner, Chaz Ebert, and Terrance Howard (among others) …

Ethan Hawke Receives the Renaissance Award from the Gene Siskel Film Center

We spoke with Director, Writer, Actor Ethan Hawke who was in Chicago to receive the Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award at a gala in his honor at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago. The accomplished artist has acted in over 74 films, in addition to being a published author, writer, and director.  …

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The 31st Annual Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala

Started more than 30 years ago by Princess Yasmin Aga Khan in memory her Mother: Hollywood legend, Rita Hayworth, the annual Rita Hayworth Gala was held at the Hilton Chicago (720 S. Michigan Ave.) Inspired by Gene Wilder (who passed away in 2016 from alzheimer’s disease) this year’s theme was …

The Service Club of Chicago: 128 Years of Success

128 years ago in 1890 a group of remarkable women with a vision for a bright future started an organization called The Service Club of Chicago that was devoted to giving back to society and uplifting neighborhoods in the Chicago area. Over the years this unique club has not only …

Lookingglass Theater Celebrates 30 years with the Glassquerade Gala

The electricity of the night was remarkable as guests poured into Lookingglass Theater Company’s 30th anniversary gala. The elegant celebration entitled Gglassquerade “Under the Seas: Reflecting on 30 Years”, welcomed some of the city’s finest artists, social leaders, and patrons to the Four Seasons with a grand entrance complete with …

22nd Annual Old St. Patrick’s Siamsa na nGael Celebrates Two ‘Drum Majors for Justice’

CHICAGO (February 2018) – The 22nd Siamsa na nGael celebration, Old St. Patrick’s Church’s annual celebration of Irish heritage, will bring world-class Celtic entertainment to the Chicago Symphony Center on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. This year’s celebration will tell the story of two slave liberators: an Irishman …

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras Serenade a Night To Remember

Patrons of the arts flocked to the Grand Ballroom of the Four Seasons Chicago to support the beautiful sounds of Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO) at the organization’s annual gala event. As one of the nation’s premiere youth orchestra and ensemble training programs, CYSO’s young musicians enchanted audiences with a …

10th Annual Pink in the Rink at MB Ice Arena

Chicago Mission AAA Women’s Hockey Club recently hosted its 10th Annual “Pink In The Rink” event at the MB Ice Arena, raising Cancer Awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society to help fight cancer.   This entertaining women’s hockey event included four games with Girls teams ranging from Under-12 to …

Successfully Changing Lives: Gene Simmons, Sheila Lamb, and K.W.O.E.

As a rock legend of the 1970’s, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Gene Simmons has proven to be a multi-dimensional, intriguing character who recently visited a downtown nightclub for a unique purpose: to celebrate Changing Lives with Sheila Lamb of Matt Lamb’s Umbrella for Peace Campaign and K.W.O.E. After accommodating the media …