BLU Means Green (Money) at Spirited Shedd Fundraiser

Non-profits, community groups and small businesses looking to engage and empower young professionals could find a “BLU-print” for success at the Shedd Aquarium. That’s because the Shedd’s 60-member Auxiliary Board recently attracted almost 800 guests to BLU, the board’s annual soiree, and raised $318,000 for education and conservation initiatives in an interactive, networking-rich fashion in Read More …

Museum of Science and Industry Keeps The Creativity and Black in Annual Gala

$360,000 raised for Black Creativity programming It was that time of the year again in late January when the Museum of Science and Industry played host to what has long been an affair to see and be seen in Chicago – namely, the 31st Black Creativity Black-Tie Gala. Co-chaired by Cheri Chappelle, director of diversity Read More …

Elaborate Vegas Performances Showcase MJ, Motown and Mystery

[dropcap]Las[/dropcap] Vegas – It’s almost my 50th trip – yes 50th trip, but I DO travel to other places – to Las Vegas, the Peter Pan capital of the civilized world. Anticipation still reigns after all these years and buffets and loyalty cards and long lines, what with this ersatz city’s uncanny ability to reinvent 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 …