Thursday, July 03, 2014
Freedom...With A Side of Tots:
The Star-Spangled Burger
Back by popular demand (and in honor of the 4th of July,) ROCKS’s Star-Spangled Burger is the perfect holiday weekend bite!
Available for a limited time, starts with a ½ lb. premium beef burger spread with a chipotle BBQ sauce to get your taste buds sparked. Next comes a ¼ juicy jumbo hot dog layered with savory smoked gouda and cheddar cheeses. The Star-Spangled burger is topped off with crispy onion strings and bacon bits.
While the celebratory sandwich pairs perfectly with any of the sides on ROCKS’ food menu, it goes particularly well with their famous tater tots.
The Star-Spangled Burger is priced at $12 and will be lighting off fireworks through the entire month of July at both the Lakeview and North Center locations.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
PresentsTHE DOGDirected By Allison Berg & Frank KeraudrenLover. Husband. Soldier.Activist. Mama's Boy.Bank Robber.The story behind the man that inspired Al Pacino's legendary role inthe Oscar®-Nominated Dog Day Afternoon.**********Watch the trailer on YouTube!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KMIGdu0nS4&feature=youtu.be**Official Trailer Download:http://bit.ly/THEDOG_TRAILER**Official Poster Download:http://bit.ly/THEDOG_POSTERAs always, please feel free to share this information with your readers!**********On behalf of Drafthouse Films, we are excited to share the NEW Trailer & Poster for THE DOG,In Theaters August 8th and On-Demand August 15th!“The best documentary about a human being ever made”-- Next Projection“Surprisingly sad portrait of a sexually liberated man held captive by his past, forever chasing and trying to rewrite his own legend ”
“Live every day as if it's your last and whoever doesn't like it can go fuck themselves and a rubber duck”
-- The Dog
Coming of age in the 1960s, John Wojtowicz' libido was unrestrained even by the libertine standards of the era, with multiple wives and lovers, both women and men. In August 1972, he attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank to finance his lover's sex-reassignment surgery, resulting in a fourteen-hour hostage situation that was broadcast live on television. Three years later, John was portrayed by Al Pacino as “Sonny,” and his crime immortalized in one of the most iconic New York movies of all time, Dog Day Afternoon. The film had a profound influence on Wojtowicz (who pronounced his name "Woto-wits"), and when he emerged from a six-year prison sentence, he was known by his self-imposed nickname: "The Dog."
Drawing upon extraordinary archival footage, the film shuffles between the 1970s and the 2000s. Touching upon the sexual revolution of the 1970s, we gain a first-hand perspective on New York's historical gay liberation movement in which Wojtowicz played an active role. In later footage, he remains a subversive force, backed by the unconditional love and headstrong wit of his mother Terry. The hows and whys of the bank robbery are recounted in gripping detail by Wojtowicz and various eyewitnesses, and don’t necessarily always align with one another.
Directors Allison Berg & Frank Keraudren began filming The Dog in 2002, and their long-term dedication pays off in this unforgettable portrait capturing all of the subject's complexity. John is, by turns, lovable, maniacal, heroic, and self-destructive. To call him larger than life feels like an understatement. Passionate and profane, The Dog makes no apologies for being who he is: "Live every day as if it's your last and whoever doesn't like it can go fuck themselves and a rubber duck."
----------------------------THE DOG - In Theaters August 8th and On Demand August 15th!----------------------------Directed By: Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren
----------------------------Running Time: 101 Minutes----------------------------
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LINDA BLOODWORTH THOMASON
TO MAKE HER BROADWAY DEBUT AS THE BOOKWRITER OF
“T H E F I R S T W I V E S C L U B”
BROADWAY BOUND MUSICAL
TO PREMIERE AT CHICAGO’S
SCORE BY HOLLAND-DOZIER-HOLLAND
DIRECTION BY SIMON PHILLIPSBroadway In Chicago and producers Jonas Neilson, Paul Lambert and Executive Producer Elizabeth Williams are thrilled to announce that an all-new production of The First Wives Club will be presented at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph) in Spring 2015, aiming for Broadway in the 2015-2016 Season. Five-time Emmy Award nominee Linda Bloodworth Thomason makes her theatrical debut as book writer and Simon Phillips will direct the musical. The First Wives Club will feature songs – both new original music and classics – by Motown legends Holland-Dozier-Holland, who are responsible for such hits as "Reach Out…I'll Be There," "Stop in the Name of Love," "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)," and “My World Is Empty Without You.”
"The blend of Holland-Dozier-Holland's magic with Simon Phillips and Linda Bloodworth Thomason's imaginations is a made-in-heaven marriage - that just so happens to be about divorce!” said originating producers Jonas Neilson and Paul Lambert. "The First Wives Club remains one of the iconic commentaries on female empowerment," added producer Elizabeth Williams. "I'm so excited that such strong female characters will be presented on Broadway."
Bloodworth Thomason's new book is adapted from the New York Times Best-selling novel by Olivia Goldsmith, the hit 1996 Paramount Pictures film, and the earlier musical version by Rupert Holmes. Casting and additional news from The First Wives Club will be announced at a later date.
The First Wives Club is part of the Broadway In Chicago 2015 Season. Group tickets for 10 or more are now on sale by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Individual tickets for The First Wives Club will go on sale at a later date. For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.
Save the Date! Fourth Annual Caribbean Food & Wine Festival in Turks and Caicos Set for November 6-8, 2014
Each year, the festival welcomes an impressive group of internationally and locally renowned chefs. The 2014 chef line-up will be announced later this summer, but past guests have included New York City’s famed Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar, Iron Chef-Super Chef Beau MacMillan, Tiffany Derry, fan favorite from Season 7 of Bravo’s ‘Top Chef,’ and Xoliswa Ndoyiya, Nelson Mandela’s personal chef for more than 20 years, as well as esteemed winemakers, including Tuck Beckstoffer and the “first lady of wine,” Heidi Barrett.
A not-for-profit event, the Caribbean Food & Wine Festival benefits the Department for Youth Affairs and the island’s “Little Chefs” mentor program, which encourages young local chefs to pursue careers in hospitality. The 2013 festival raised an estimated $50,000 for the program.
Guests at this year’s festival will spend the weekend experiencing the unique Caribbean culture and cuisine influenced by the islands and created by internationally-acclaimed chefs. Events to look forward to include the always popular “Gourmet Safari” progressive dining experience throughout Providenciales, Food & Wine Pairing events hosted by guest chefs, and a locally-inspired Street Food Fair.
Additional information on the 2014 festival, including the schedule of events and chef line-up, is coming soon!
For more information, visit www.gracebayresorts.com