Candice Jordan Wins American Idol

A persistent, talented, won’t take no for an answer 23-year old R&B singer from St. Helena Island, S.C ., won “American Idol” on last Thursday, becoming the first female singer to when the singing  competition since 2007. The third time was definitely the charm for Glover. She had previously auditioned in Season 9 and 11 Read More …

Marian Shields Robinson – The “First Granny”

                      [dropcap]For four years[/dropcap], Marian Shields Robinson lived in the White House with her daughter Michelle, son-in-law President Barack Obama and granddaughters Malia and Sasha. Initially resisting moving to Washington, DC, in 2009, it was suggested by the family that the Chicago native try it Read More …

SOJOURN: Renaissance Society 2013 Gala and Art Auction

                        Date: Saturday, September 7, 2013 Time: 6:30 p.m. – Midnight Place: Block 37 108 N. State Street, 3rd Floor Event activities: Cocktails, dinner, welcome to Solveig Øvstebø, live and silent auctions of cutting-edge art and luxury trips, experiences and goods Preview: Art auction Read More …

POLISHED PEBBLES FUNDRAISER HIGHLIGHTS GREAT WORKS OF WOMEN AND BUSINESSES THAT MAKE CHICAGO A BRIGHTER PLACE FOR YOUTH

                      On June 20th, Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring program “partied with a purpose” at the organization’s annual fundraiser at The Wild Hare. Established to provide girls (7 -17 yrs. old) with the opportunity of learning the vital life skill of effective communication, the Polished Pebbles Read More …

The Night Shaken And Stirred At Shedd Aquarium’s Stingray Affair

Much to my chagrin, it had been at least 20 years since my last visit to the Shedd Aquarium, but fond childhood experiences met and merged with adult pleasures at the Shedd’s top-notch annual gala on June 8. The well run, tony “Be Like Bond: The Stingray Affair,” featured multiple facets in changing quarters of Read More …