I On The Scene

Frank Sinatra – A Performer for the Generations

From legendary baritone to Academy Award winning movie star, Frank Sinatra stood at the forefront of an entire generation of crooners and is rightfully known as one of the most successful singers and performers of the 20th century with his recordings having sold over 150 million copies worldwide.

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Join the Aristocracy Two Easy Ways

If you have ever had a desire to be more than just an ordinary citizen, then here is the answer to your desires.

Cary NoKey Brings Glitter and Glam to Chicago

The music collective Cary NoKey recently gave a glam-packed performance at the 35th annual NorthHalsted Market Days. Lead singer Grammy Award-winning Rob Fusari, now known as 8bit,  along with two high energy backup dancers, brought some much-needed excitement to the Boystown crowd. He dazzled everyone with a cover of the Connie …

Ava Gardner, From Farmer to Movie Star

Ava Lavinia Gardner was born on December 24, 1922 to a large family in the farmlands of North Carolina.

Lauren Bacall: Bogie & Beyond

This week we lost two great stars from totally different spectrums of the entertainment industry. First,the funny and talented Robin Williams and most recently film’s golden-era star Lauren Bacall.

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America’s Most Exclusive Social Clubs

This third installment in my series about exclusive social clubs focuses on specialty clubs. These are groups for people of particular interests, rather than the general interest in rubbing shoulders with wealthy and powerful individuals.

Grace Kelly: From American Film Star to Monaco Princess

Grace Kelly was born in Philadelphia on November 12th, 1929. She grew up in a wealthy family and her father was an Olympic gold medal winner and successful businessman. She was immediately attracted to acting, as she spent most of her childhood studying the skill and participating in local plays. …

Palmer Floral Shop: Flowers, Chocolates, and Fresh Fruit… Oh My!

To the casual passerby, Palmer Floral Shop, located at 1926 S. Mannheim Road in Westchester, IL, appears on the outside to be just like any other store you might drive by and hardly notice. However on the inside, you will make a wonderful discovery: a unique place, blending all of …

The Klairmont Kollections

So what’s it like to walk through an automotive wonderland? It’s kind of hard to explain, but the gateway to auto heaven is at 3111 N. Knox St.

Gia – The World’s First Supermodel

Gia Carangi was the first and most famous super-model of all time. Born in Philadelphia, she spent most of her childhood consumed by chaos and instability. Her parent’s divorce led to a strained relationship with her mother, and the beginning of a long struggle with substance abuse. In Philly, she …