Saturday, June 14, 2008

Ogle. The Car.


You would have thought by the crowd of curious onlookers congregated on Ontario and Rush Street today that a pop-up landmark was suddenly erected in the parking space on the corner. But no, it wasn't the 8th wonder of the world but a silver 2008 Mercedes Mclaren that retails for about $500,000 USD.
The owner had given the car to be valet parked and someone stated it belonged to one of the Chicago Bears. With. a. nice. big. contract.




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Friday, June 13, 2008

Oscar De La Hoya making Borders Books look alot prettier :-)


Oscar De La Hoya booksigning for American Dream at Borders Books on State Street.


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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Gospel singer Marvin Sapp & his band on an ipod perform at the Apple Store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago




Apple itunes presented award winning gospel singer songwriter Marvin Sapp for a performance at the Apple Store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. It was Marvin accompanied by his 'band" which was his ipod hooked up to large amplifiers that made for an outstanding vocal performance.
This man has one of the most well trained gospel voices I've ever heard. The ipod had his MP3's and he gave a thunderous performance that brought tears to peoples eyes including mine!

The ipod hooked up to pro speakers will make you forget there is no band on the stage!

Pictured above:
Marvin picks an audience favorite to sing from his black ipod.
Third photo Marvin sings as "the band" performs taking up little space on the stool!

Check out his website at:

http://www.marvinsapp.com/




Apple itunes info:

http://www.apple.com/itunes/overview/


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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Jenniffer Weigel booksigning at Borders Books on State Street



Author and talk radio host Jenniffer Weigel signed copies of her book, "Stay Tuned: Conversations With Dad From the Other Side" at Borders Books on Michigan Avenue. The book is a fascinating memoir of her quest to communicate with her late father, sportscaster Tim Weigel who died from a brain tumor. I've just started reading it,so I will update this when I get the chance!




More about Jenniffer Weigel:
Jenniffer Weigel is an Emmy Award winning Broadcaster from Chicago. She currently runs JCW Productions, creating entertainment programs and stories for television as well as her website staytunedwithjen.com. She is the host and Executive Producer for the food and lifestyle show TASTE, which aired for nine seasons on NBC in Chicago.

Jenniffer's broadcasting career started in radio, where she was teamed up as a sidekick for radio personalities such as Jonathan Brandmeier, Danny Bonaduce, Steve Cochran, and movie critic Richard Roeper. She then moved into television, reviewing movies and filing entertainment reports for superstation WGN for three years before moving over to CBS news. She spent three years at CBS affiliate WBBM-TV in Chicago as an anchor and reporter, where she was honored with an Emmy Award in 2000 for her on-camera reporting. Jenniffer co-hosted a weekly talk show on WLS-AM radio for 2 years before moving over to WGN-AM.

She travels the country speaking to women's groups, schools, and the media about ethics in journalism, and encouraging people to follow their dreams. Her writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, and the Chicago Sun Times, as well as Today's Chicago Woman, where she was an entertainment columnist for two years.

She is an accomplished singer, and performed the National Anthem at both Wrigley Field and Comiskey Park.

Jenniffer helped to establish the Tim Weigel Scholarship Fund in honor of her late father to raise money for broadcast journalism students in financial need. With the help of colleagues Bob Costas, Greg Gumbel, and Brent Musburger, the fund is now part of an annual event that has gained national attention. She plans to donate a portion of the sales from this book to the Tim Weigel Scholarship Fund.


Check out her website at:
www.staytunedwithjen.com/

Jenniffer Weigel pictured above post booksigning.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Taste of Chicago preview brings out the hungry media hounds






Taste of Chicago preview brings out the hungry media hounds


The 28th annual Taste of Chicago runs this year from June 27 to July 6, 2008 in Grant Park. This year has a stellar music line up which includes on the main stage:
Stevie Wonder, Chaka Kahn, Bonnie Raitt, Joss Stone and of course more.
Country fans may feel neglected over the summer. But that's your fault. Country is now so popular in our town, it will be having its own festival in Soldier's Field this fall.

Today was the media preview event in a giant tent in Grant Park. A selection of food vendors provided sampling of items they will be selling at their stands. This was only a small sampling as there will be 75 vendors serving up everything you can imagine in all price ranges. Admission to the Taste of Chicago is free. You will need to purchase tickets for the food you buy.

Eli's Cheesecake is always a favorite and this year I tried the "skinny" cheesecake with chocolate on top. I'll let you know how skinny it was in the morning after I check the scale. It was delicious. They were also preparing a cheesecake with red marzipan balls and cheesecake on a stick dipped in chocolate. I don't know who will be the lucky benefactor of that marzipan treat!

Las Tablas served up empinadas with a green chile sauce, The Parrot Cage impressed all with their Crab Timbale, The line was long and well worth it for a slice of Regios Pizza with turkey sausage. The best popcorn I've ever had came from 'Now Were Poppin'" and the popular Lettuce Entertain You WOW BAO served up two flavors of the popular sticky buns. Dominick's Foods is a sponsor and let us make off with the fresh fruit they had on display.

The band played in the background(didn't catch their name) and Mayor Richard M. Daley made a speech, later sat at a round table with local business owners and made us take pictures(I kid..I kid) of him as he ate a hot dog from 'Gold Coast Dogs" I'm sure that's a photo op he hates,but it's pretty much an annual tradition he takes in strideand probably has 5 other photo ops lined up after that one so the images won't be front page for more than 30 seconds.

The only thing missing from this annual food adventure was a bike rental service to
pedal away the calories back to the office !


You can find this years music line up, hours and info on the city of Chicago website:

http://www.tasteofchicago.us


Photos above: Taste of Chicago entrance, offering up a slice of Eli's Cheescake to the skyscraper gods! Mayor Richard M. Daley, an Eli's Cheesecake employee creating a masterpiece with a cheescake with marzipan balls and a topping. A Crab Timbale from the Parrot Cage.


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