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Fox Hunting Traditions

The Blessing of the Hounds & Fox Hunting Traditions

The Blessing of the Hounds opens the season on September 29th this year, and it is sure to draw a considerable crowd of excited onlookers, just as it does every year. Wayne, Illinois is a small village nestled about 40 miles west of Chicago.

Christine Baranski

The Age of Christine Baranski

It’s hard to think that there’s something Christine Baranski hasn’t done as an actor until you see her in The Gilded Age.  Although Baranski herself didn’t expect it, she says she didn’t skip a beat when she heard about the show and her potential role.  “What could be better than …

The Ultimate Dolly Parton Experience

Are you ready for The Ultimate Dolly Parton Experience? If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to be Dolly or wished to live even A Day in the Life of “the” icon, then you’d love to know you can make your wish a reality. We’re talking about the recent …

Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’

Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’ Fact Check

Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’ Fact Check When it comes to figures of American myths, Elvis Presley was right up there with others like young George Washington “cannot tell a lie.” The truth about Elvis’ life and death has always been shrouded in conspiracy theories by both admirers and non-admirers alike. Now, given …

Yvonne Gage

At the start of her career, Yvonne Gage, one of Chicago’s finest singers, provided background vocals for many known artists. There’s one thing that provides the harmony and appeal for the most popular artists to shine their brightest — its background vocals. These include stars like Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Michael …

Carol Connors

Carol Connors at The Catalina Jazz Club

Carol Connors is one of the female pioneers of music for film and TV in an industry dominated by men. Her music has touched millions of lives across the globe. After years of not slowing down in the industry, Carol will make her Catalina Jazz Club debut, appearing for one show …

Mamie Van Doren – The Most Enduring of the Three M’s

Mamie Van Doren – What comes to mind as you hear the name? The hot goddess that rocked the several decades? Hollywood’s sexiest icon? The most enduring of the Three M’s? Or something entirely different we probably can’t guess. Well, Mamie Van Doren is many things and these are definitely …

Richard Rose – Retribution

Richard Rose – Retribution it’s not every day you see the richness of old Chicago so passionately represented in a mystery story. Yet, you can always count on Richard Rose, Investment Advisor, and Author to do just that and more. For Richard Rose, the path to telling captivating mystery stories …

Fact-checking ‘Respect’ – The Aretha Franklin Movie

Fact-checking’ Respect’ – The Aretha Franklin Movie – Did we expect to receive a 100% accurate version of her life story? While screenwriter Tracey Scott Wilson and director Liesl Tommy did a fantastic job giving us a two-and-a-half-hour depiction of Franklin’s 64-year career, it’s natural to have those moments that seemed… …

Nik Wallenda’s Big Apple Circus

In 2017, Nik Wallenda took action to revive The Big Apple Circus. He had decided that this classic circus was due for a remake and revival, and he wasn’t wrong. Nik partnered with mega producers Michael Cohl & Arny Granat and director, Phillip Wm. McKinley to ensure the success of …