I On The Scene

The Rivers Still Flow: a Joan Rivers Commemoration

This time last year, I was shocked and saddened to hear that my friend, the legendary actress, comedienne, television host, writer, and producer Joan Rivers, had died. As the details surrounding her untimely death began to emerge, many of us found ourselves confused and angry that a routine procedure–a common …

Tommy Tune a Hit at the Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s Jubalee Gala

A brilliant one-man show by Tommy Tune entitled “ Taps, Tunes, and Tall Tales” by Chicago Human Rhythm Project celebrated its 25th silver anniversary in spectacular style at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Human Rhythm Project (C.H.R.P.) proudly honored the 10 – time Tony Award and National Medal of Arts …

PAWS Chicago’s 2015 Beach Party

PAWS Chicago’s 2015 Beach Party

PAWS Chicago’s 2015 Beach Party was alive with the sound of barking as carried on a proud canine tradition, held upstairs at North Ave. beach’s Castaways. Dozens of dog enthusiasts showed up on a beautiful mid-summer evening on the shore of Lake Michigan with their furry friends. Breeds of every …

The Art of Wow

Art Van and Jennifer Hudson: The Art of Wow!

The Art of Wow says it all! The Art Van Grand Opening event in Downers Grove, Illinois was an enchanting summer event with Chicago’s who’s who still talking about it. Dressed in their summer chic attire, the VIP guest list consisted of Oscar award-winning actress and songstress Jennifer Hudson, world-renown …

Donald Trump

Election 2016: Why is The Donald So Popular?

The idea of a President Trump remains a punch line in the media, from The Daily Show to the Huffington Post. Huffington even went as far as to relegate its coverage of The Donald to its entertainment section, boldly declaring the businessman turned reality television star turned presidential hopeful to …

Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks: Shades of the Past, Reflecting a Bright Future

The Chicago Blackhawk’s three championships in recent years call to mind an era from the past when spectacular players like Bobby Hull, Stan Makita, and Tony Esposito kept the crowd on the edge of their seats and raised the decibel level at the Chicago Stadium to an all-time high. “Remember …

Israel Idonije

Israel Idonije Foundation Hosts Third Annual Fundraiser, “An Evening With Israel Idonije”

It’s hard to find a sports figure more beloved than Israel Idonije. There are only a handful of athletes who make such an ongoing powerful contribution within their community and overseas. Israel Idonije is an extraordinary example in this class and the third annual fundraising event for his namesake foundation …

English-Speaking Union

The English-Speaking Union Hosts the 2015 Ascot Ball

Saturday, June 13th was An Evening at the Raffles Hotel for guests of the English-Speaking Union’s annual Ascot Ball, an event that raises money for the nonprofit. The non-political organization’s mission is an educational one, working to “provide meaningful cultural and educational programs that enrich the lives of thousands of middle …

69th Annual Tony Awards

Celebrating Sensational Broadway: The 69th Annual Tony Awards

Electricity was in the air in New York City as Radio Music Hall hosted the 69th Annual Tony Awards showcasing Broadway’s best talent for the 2014-2015 season among 29 distinctive categories. Hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming, this show business spectacular was presented by the Broadway League and the …

Motor Mania: Monaco Grand Prix 2015

  With a history dating back to 1929, the Monaco Grand Prix is highly regarded as one of the most challenging and prestigious auto races across the globe.  Unique and proud in its location, the race is held annually in the streets of Monaco.  Featuring extraordinary topography, the Grand Prix …