This year marks the 100th birthday celebration of Francis Albert Sinatra, one of the greatest American singers in music history. Sinatra created art out of his music; he made pop music glamorous and played a pivotal role in empowering the masses with his engaging performances on stage and screen.
Celebrity Fight Night founder Jimmy Walker joined Andrea Bocelli for the unveiling of a new basketball/sports court at St. Vincent de Paul in Phoenix. Funds for the new space were raised at the 2nd Annual Celebrity Fight Night in Italy charity trip with Bocelli. The new Celebrity Fight Night Sport Court will serve as a recreation and basketball court for those who find themselves in need of services from St. Vincent de Paul.
The Arcs announced that female mariachi band Mariachi Flor de Toloache are set to open their shows as part of their Fall 2015 North American Tour. Dan Auerbach’s side project also features the ladies on The Arcs’ new album, Yours, Dreamily, as backup singers. Both bands perform on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 2 and 3 at the Vic Theatre. Tickets available here.
It brings me an incredible sense of comfort knowing our beautiful city is protected by Chicago’s finest. That feeling has recently intensified with the introduction of an organization near and dear to my heart, the Chicago Police Foundation.
The success of Ben Carson has baffled the political establishment (and me) since he began his rise in the polls. I certainly thought after each of three low-knowledge, low-energy debate performances that the good doctor would fade. Yet he has only risen, and even pipped Donald Trump, the longtime frontrunner, in recent polls.
The 51st annual Chicago International Film Festival was a luminous celebration of cinematic visions from around the world. With more than 130 films on display, representing over 50 countries, the longest running competitive film festival in the US continues to brilliantly “bring the world to Chicago.”
Despite the harsh winters that tend to accost the Midwest as the calendar year ends, the City of Big Shoulders is not one to shy away from seeking refuge. Especially if it means sipping on a cocktail sure to warm you up. Here are six of the Windy City’s best offerings to stop the winter chill.
Frank Sinatra said it best: “Chicago is my kind of town”. The same emotions I feel when I hear Sinatra croon those lyrics about my city were evoked in the pride and passion filling the historic Auditorium Theater on October 15, 2015. The 51st Annual Chicago International Film Festival kicked off an amazing red carpet ceremony for the opening night of the much-anticipated independent film Mia Madre. The arts showed up dressed to the nines for a beautiful night of appreciation of cinema.