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Gale Sayers Foundation to Host Kentucky Derby Viewing Event May 3rd @ John Barelycorn

Gale Sayers Foundation to Host Kentucky Derby Viewing Event May 3rd @ John Barelycorn

Posted on 15 April 2014 by Michael Roberts

unnamed (1)Chicago Bears legend and NFL Hall of Fame inductee Gale Sayers, will host the 1st Annual Gale Sayers Foundation Kentucky Derby Viewing Party May 3 2014, John Barleycorn 149 W. Kinzie St. Chicago, Illinois 60654.  Continue Reading

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CHICAGO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PERFORM ON BROADWAY IN THE NATIONAL FINALS OF THE AUGUST WILSON MONOLOGUE COMPETITION

CHICAGO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PERFORM ON BROADWAY IN THE NATIONAL FINALS OF THE AUGUST WILSON MONOLOGUE COMPETITION

Posted on 07 April 2014 by Michael Roberts

The League of Chicago Theatres logoThree Chicago high school students who were the Chicago winners of the fifth annual August Wilson Monologue Competition— Candace Spates of Lincoln Park High School (first place), Robert Upton of Kenwood Academy (second place) and Shea Glover of Chicago High School for the Arts (third place)—will perform in the National Competition at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre on May 5, 2014. Continue Reading

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Redmoon’s Annual SPECTACLE LUNATIQUE Gala Dazzles the Senses March 15, 2014

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Redmoon’s Annual SPECTACLE LUNATIQUE Gala Dazzles the Senses March 15, 2014

Posted on 27 February 2014 by Michael Roberts

image005 One of Chicago’s most anticipated galas, Redmoon’s annual SpectacleLunatique is a decadent night of inspired performance, culinary delights and exclusive previews of Redmoon’s upcoming Great Chicago Fire Festival, summer programming and their first indoor Spring Spectacle in Pilsen, all in the industrial elegance of Redmoon’s sprawling warehouse performance and event space, 2120 S. Jefferson Street in Pilsen, Saturday, March 15, 2014. Continue Reading

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17th Annual Grand Chefs Gala Winners!!

17th Annual Grand Chefs Gala Winners!!

Posted on 03 February 2014 by Michael Roberts

unnamed (1)On Friday, January 31st, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation hosted 17th Annual Grand Chefs Gala at the gorgeous Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, 200 N. Columbus Drive.  Continue Reading

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Tickets are still available for the Nightcap portion of the 17th Annual Grand Chefs Gala on Friday, January 31 from 9:30-midnight at Fairmont Chicago

Tickets are still available for the Nightcap portion of the 17th Annual Grand Chefs Gala on Friday, January 31 from 9:30-midnight at Fairmont Chicago

Posted on 31 January 2014 by Michael Roberts

image008Tickets are still available for the Nightcap portion of the 17th Annual Grand Chefs Gala on Friday, January 31 from 9:30-midnight at Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park (200 N. Columbus Dr.) The late night party features lavish desserts by Chicago’s top Pastry Chefs and cocktails by the city’s hippest Mixologists. Guests will enjoy an open bar, dancing, a silent auction, raffle and music by Matt Lewis and The Union. Tickets are $100; to purchase visit www.grandchefsgala.com. Continue Reading

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Bon Appetite!! 17th Annual Grand Chefs Gala Benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Tomorrow, Jan. 31st at The Fairmont

Bon Appetite!! 17th Annual Grand Chefs Gala Benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Tomorrow, Jan. 31st at The Fairmont

Posted on 30 January 2014 by Michael Roberts

image008The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host the 17th Annual Grand Chefs Gala on Friday, January 31 at Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, 200 N. Columbus Drive.  Continue Reading

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Wright-Way Rescue to Move Adoption Center to Morton Grove

Wright-Way Rescue to Move Adoption Center to Morton Grove

Posted on 19 December 2013 by Michael Roberts

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Breed: Schnauzer, Miniature/Dalmatian
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Wright-Way Rescue, a no-kill shelter that formerly resided in Niles, Ill., announced today that it will move its adoption center to 5915 Lincoln Ave. in Morton Grove, Ill. The move was confirmed after Morton Grove’s village trustees approved a special request permit on December 9, which will allow the animal shelter to reside at the location on Lincoln Avenue. Continue Reading

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RETIRED CHICAGO BEAR BRIAN URLACHER APPEARS ON STAGE IN “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” WITH KENNETH SCHUMACHER, A 17-YEAR-OLD ASPIRING THESPIAN AND MAKE-A-WISH BENEFICIARY

RETIRED CHICAGO BEAR BRIAN URLACHER APPEARS ON STAGE IN “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” WITH KENNETH SCHUMACHER, A 17-YEAR-OLD ASPIRING THESPIAN AND MAKE-A-WISH BENEFICIARY

Posted on 12 December 2013 by Michael Roberts

1314ACCPP_600x360_5It isn’t every day you can tell a Chicago Bear to “break a leg!” Goodman Theatre’s 7th annual “Make-A-Wish Night” features the superstar former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher and 17-year-old beneficiary Kenneth Schumacher,who wishes to be a part of a professional theatrical production. Urlacher and Schumacher don costumes tailored especially for them and appear in select scenes of the 36th annual production ofA Christmas Carol, Chicago’s favorite holiday tradition.  Continue Reading

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OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Featuring Celebrity Cameos for Charity Begins Tuesday, Dec. 17

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OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Featuring Celebrity Cameos for Charity Begins Tuesday, Dec. 17

Posted on 05 December 2013 by Michael Roberts

image006Nationally acclaimed authors Scott Turow and Sara Paretsky, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (6th District), Illinois State Representative (12th District) Sara Feigenholtz and Chicago society scribe “Candid Candace” Jordan are among some of Chicago’s favorite not-so-old, not-necessarily-Jewish joke tellers making one-night-only appearances in the hit comedy, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted Street, to raise funds for the charities of their choice.  Continue Reading

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NATIONAL COMPANY OF ‘WICKED’ TO HOST BENEFIT VIP PARTY/PERFORMANCE AT SIDETRACK MUSICAL MONDAY MONDAY, DECEMBER 2 6-8pm (VIP PARTY/PERFORMANCE)

NATIONAL COMPANY OF ‘WICKED’ TO HOST BENEFIT VIP PARTY/PERFORMANCE AT SIDETRACK MUSICAL MONDAY MONDAY, DECEMBER 2 6-8pm (VIP PARTY/PERFORMANCE)

Posted on 20 November 2013 by Michael Roberts

unnamedBroadway In Chicago is excited to announce that members of the National Touring Company of WICKED will join MUSICAL MONDAYS AT SIDETRACK (3349 N. Halsted) and celebrate with the Chicago community on Monday, December 2 with a VIP Party/Performance from 6-8 p.m.  The party will continue throughout the evening with Sidetrack Musical Mondays.  The event will feature the members of the company of WICKED, and net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Continue Reading

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NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2013 JEAN BANCHET AWARDS FOR CULINARY EXCELLENCE

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2013 JEAN BANCHET AWARDS FOR CULINARY EXCELLENCE

Posted on 19 November 2013 by Michael Roberts

image002 (1)Nominations for the 2013 Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence were announced on Tuesday, Nov. 19 by Michael Muser, General Manager and Partner of Grace, Carrie Nahabedian, Executive Chef of NAHA and Catherine de Orio, Host of Check, Please! during a press conference at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park. Continue Reading

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Writers Theatre announces $31 million Campaign to establish a Theatre Center designed by Jeanne Gang and Studio Gang Architects Commitments exceed $22 million to date

Writers Theatre announces $31 million Campaign to establish a Theatre Center designed by Jeanne Gang and Studio Gang Architects Commitments exceed $22 million to date

Posted on 13 November 2013 by Michael Roberts

1456541_10202322929176901_586614261_nWriters Theatre is pleased to announce the On To A New Stage Campaign, a $31 million fundraising campaign that will establish the nationally-recognized company’s new home – a theatre center designed by Chicago’s internationally renowned Studio Gang Architects, led by principal Jeanne GangContinue Reading

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ShowBiz Chicago Partners with MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL

ShowBiz Chicago Partners with MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL

Posted on 06 November 2013 by Michael Roberts

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Sundance Institute Announces Seven Artists Selected for 2014 Playwrights Retreat at Ucross Foundation, Feb. 3-21  Eisa Davis, Frank London and Dave Malloy among the 2014 Fellows

Sundance Institute Announces Seven Artists Selected for 2014 Playwrights Retreat at Ucross Foundation, Feb. 3-21 Eisa Davis, Frank London and Dave Malloy among the 2014 Fellows

Posted on 05 November 2013 by Michael Roberts

sundance_institute_logo_detail_02Sundance Institute today announced the seven artists selected for its 2014 Playwrights Retreat at Ucross Foundation. Continue Reading

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THE JOFFREY BALLET ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE CHOREOGRAPHERS OF COLOR AWARD   Three aspiring choreographers will present World Premieres at the Harris Theater, March 1, 2014

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THE JOFFREY BALLET ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE CHOREOGRAPHERS OF COLOR AWARD Three aspiring choreographers will present World Premieres at the Harris Theater, March 1, 2014

Posted on 05 November 2013 by Michael Roberts

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The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, is pleased to announce the winners of the third annual Choreographers of Color Award:  Justin AllenStefanie Batten Bland and Norbert De La Cruz III.  This announcement follows a national call for artists to submit applications, which began in July.

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Chicago Humanities Festival  Explores the Theme ANIMAL: What Makes Us Human With More Than 60 Events Near Downtown Chicago Nov. 1-10

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Chicago Humanities Festival Explores the Theme ANIMAL: What Makes Us Human With More Than 60 Events Near Downtown Chicago Nov. 1-10

Posted on 24 October 2013 by Michael Roberts

1123The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) presents the 24th annual Fall Festival, with more than 60 events that will explore the theme of ANIMAL: What Makes Us Human, Nov. 1-10 at venues across Chicago. Continue Reading

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