I On The Scene

Winter Warmers: 6 Cocktails Guaranteed to Stave Off Autumn Chills

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.

International Film Festival

The Chicago International Film Festival Returns Triumphant in its 51st Year

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.

Beverly Johnson

Beverly Johnson – The Face That Changed It All

When I hear the name Beverly Johnson, I immediately think of the beautiful African-American woman I grew up emulating in the mirror when I was a little girl. Idolizing the first woman of color to grace the cover of the prestigious Vogue magazine in 1974, many young black girls hoped …

Expo Milano

Expo Milano 2015: Culture, Cuisine, and the End of Hunger

It is not difficult to understand why Milan is one of the world’s most toured cities. Its beautiful architecture, rich history and culture, and relevance in today’s fashion and entertainment industries make is a top destination for travelers. This year, Milan has served as host to an event that has …

Kim Davis

Kim Davis : No One Who Supports the Constitution Should Support Her

Kim Davis, an obscure Kentucky county clerk, made headlines in recent weeks for her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Her justification is avowedly faith-based, claiming that to issue the licenses would be repugnant to her Christianity, and that she is protected under the Constitution’s injunction against discrimination …

Rush Street

Rush Street Reunion 2015

Rush Street Reunion 2015 is celebrated at Connie’s Pizza the sights, sounds, and atmosphere of years in the past came to life on one special afternoon. This special event brought together some of the original musicians, D.J.’s, and vocalists who made an indelible impression on our minds years ago at …


Ode to the Creative Types; Filmworkers Flourish and Seek to Service

In a world where the power of possibilities and options run limitless, sometimes having a go-to for different, yet interconnected needs is most ideal for individuals, particularly for creative causes and collections. Meet Filmworkers, a talent and service-based company feature five different creative boutiques: Filmworkers Collective, Giannini Creative, Vitamin, Treehouse …

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 …