Friday, September 05, 2014

Invitation to Preview Reception HUGH ARNOLD, "AGUA NACIDA" photographs * Friday, September 5 * 5 to 8 pm

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Join Chicago’s Cancer Survivors and Advocates for Stand Up To Cancer Primetime Special; Vie for Opportunity to be Featured During the Live Telecast


 
Join Chicago’s Cancer Survivors and Advocates for Stand Up To Cancer
Primetime Special; Vie for Opportunity to be Featured During the Live Telecast
 
Viewing party hosted by Relay For Life of Chicago to raise funds for
The SU2C-ACS Lung Cancer Dream Team
 
To help finish the fight against cancer and support the groundbreaking grassroots movement Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), volunteer organizers of the American Cancer Society’s Chicago’s Relay For Life will host a viewing party for the primetime special at The GMan Tavern, Friday, September 5, 2014 at 6pm.
 
A $15 registration fee includes luminaria and refreshments, as well as the chance to bid on exclusive silent auction items, win door prizes, and more. The Chicago viewing party is one of more than 200 across the country vying for the opportunity to be featured during the live telecast. Money raised from the SU2C Viewing Parties will support the SU2C Lung Cancer Dream Team that is funded in part by the American Cancer Society.
 
The hour-long telecast will highlight the work of Stand Up To Cancer’s Dream Teams of cancer researchers, and acknowledge SU2C’s corporate supporters and non-profit collaborators, including the American Cancer Society. The televised event will also feature celebrity ambassadors and exciting musical performances. 
 
For more information and to register, visit here

 
 
WHAT:   Join American Cancer Society Relay For Life volunteer organizers for a Stand Up To Cancer primetime special viewing party.
 
WHERE:  The GMan Tavern 3740 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613
 
WHEN:   September 5, 2014 at 6pm
 
HOW:     For more information and to register, visit here
. $15 registration fee includes luminaria and refreshments.
 
ABOUT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY AND STAND UP TO CANCER COLLABORATION
This January, the American Cancer Society announced an historic collaboration with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), the charitable initiative supporting groundbreaking research aimed at getting new treatments to patients quickly. The alliance marries the Society’s comprehensive cancer-fighting mission with SU2C’s high-impact research funding model in order to accelerate cutting-edge research on some of the most deadly cancers, all for the benefit of patients.
The first project of the collaboration will be a $20 million research “Dream Team” focused on lung cancer, the leading cancer killer of men and women in the United States.  The Society and SU2C together will fund the Dream Team over a three-year period to develop new therapies for lung cancer, with each group providing half the funding. 
The overarching collaboration also includes an advocacy component led by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and SU2C.
 
ABOUT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. As we celebrate 100 years of service, we're determined to finish the fight against cancer. We're finding cures as the nation’s  largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org

 
ABOUT STAND UP TO CANCER
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) raises funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was established in 2008 by film and media leaders who utilize the industry’s resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, and to increase awareness about cancer prevention as well as progress being made in the fight against the disease. For more information, visit www.standup2cancer.org

 
 

GODIVA CHOCOLATIER LAUNCHES NEW GLOBALLY-INSPIRED, LIMITED EDITION CHOCOLATE COLLECTION!

GODIVA CHOCOLATIER LAUNCHES NEW GLOBALLY-INSPIRED, LIMITED EDITION CHOCOLATE COLLECTION
 
GODIVA Takes Chocolate Lovers Around the World in Six Bites With Chef Inspirations Introduction
 
announces today the nationwide launch of its new Chef Inspirations – Flavors of the World limited edition chocolate collection. Curated by GODIVA’s international chefs, Flavors of the World is inspired by their culinary journeys across the globe, and the unique local ingredients they have encountered. The chocolates incorporate deliciously surprising flavor profiles to allow chocolate lovers to travel the world in six bites.
 
Developed by GODIVA’s Chef Chocolatiers stationed across the globe, Flavors of the World debuts six pieces incorporating GODIVA’s rich, Belgian chocolate with ingredients the chefs have come to love through their training and travels, such as Kuromitsu molasses from Japan (Japanese Dark Sugar Ganache) and speculoos, a traditional Belgian cookie (Sirop de Liege with Speculoos). Other regions represented in the box include China (Black Tea Mousse & Sichuan Pepper), Brazil (Brazilian Coffee Nut PralinĂ©), United States (Honey Roasted Caramel) and South Africa (Banana & Caramelized Coconut).   
 
“We are thrilled to showcase the expertise of our chefs with this new collection,” said Michelle Chin, Vice President, North America Marketing, GODIVA Chocolatier. “Our Chef Chocolatiers have made it possible for chocolate lovers everywhere to embark on an international flavor journey, and this limited edition collection is another example of our continued commitment to letting customers enjoy chocolate in entirely new and unexpected ways.”
 
This new chocolate collection demonstrates GODIVA’s ongoing mission to create and deliver new and exciting products that consumers can enjoy every day. 
 
The Flavors of the World collection is available in eight ($18), 16 ($34) and 25 pieces ($50), and is available nationwide beginning today and online at www.GODIVA.com
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About GODIVA Chocolatier
With a Belgian heritage dating back to 1926, GODIVA Chocolatier is the global leader in premium chocolate.  Inspired by the values of Lady Godiva – her passion, generosity, and pioneering spirit -- GODIVA’s legendary name has become a universal symbol of luxury, quality and the most delicious chocolate.
The company has a presence in more than 80 countries with over 500 boutiques, in addition to a presence in Global Travel Retail, department and specialty stores, and online.  GODIVA offers a range of chocolate creations and is dedicated to innovation and excellence in the Belgian tradition.  From its famous truffles and shell-molded chocolate pieces to its European-style biscuits, individually wrapped chocolates, gourmet coffees, hot cocoa and other indulgences, GODIVA is committed to bringing the ultimate chocolate experience to the world.
 

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

AMERICAN BLUES THEATER HOSTS SPECIAL EDITION OF RIPPED: LIVING NEWSPAPER DCFS STORIES AS FUNDRAISER (Chicago)




AMERICAN BLUES THEATER HOSTS SPECIAL EDITION OF RIPPED: THE LIVING NEWSPAPER DCFS STORIES AS A FUNDRAISER FOR THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN & FAMILY SERVICES, SUNDAY,
OCT. 5 AT GREENHOUSE THEATER CENTER
Chicago’s Stars Gather to Support DCFS During their Golden Anniversary
 
 Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago’s second oldest Equity ensemble, present a special edition of RIPPED: The Living Newspaper DCFS Stories, Sunday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. as a fundraiser for the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. This RIPPED edition is a night of short plays, poetry and spoken word inspired by DCFS stories and headlines.   Tickets are $15, with 100% of all proceeds going to DCFS. To order tickets go to http://dcfsstories.brownpapertickets.com/
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RIPPED: The Living Newspaper Festival is a fund-raising event begun by American Blues Theater in 2009. For this special edition, American Blues Theatre is providing, in addition to some writers, all production support, directors and actors for DCFS.  Since their first edition, American Blues has presented 14 events using more than 375 artists. American Blues Theater’s RIPPED is based on the 1930s Works Progress Administration (WPA) program, The Federal Theatre Project’s the Living Newspaper, which brought Orson Welles, Arthur Miller and Clifford Odets into public attention.  The Federal Theatre Project wrote and presented a number of Living Newspapers on social issues of the day during the 1930s. At RIPPED, new works are ripped from today’s headlines and presented in staged readings by Chicago’s leading playwrights and directors.
Performers, scheduled to attend RIPPED: The Living Newspaper DCFS Stories include Chicago notables: Manny Buckley+, Kate Buddeke+, E. Faye Butler, Will Clinger, Minita Gandhi, Suzanne Petri+ and American Blues Artistic Affiliate Richard Shavzin.*
  +American Blues Theater Ensemble Members       *scheduled to appear at time of release
 
“DCFS is thrilled to be collaborating with American Blues Theater.  We wanted to pull together a diverse group of people from inside and outside the child welfare system.  Everyone is a stakeholder in the work we do.  These DCFS stories will reflect that fact.  I also know it will be a great night of theater.” said Bret Angelos of DCFS. 
Supporting American Blues’ mission of partnering with social and service organizations, the following organizations have been supported by RIPPED events:  AgrAbility, Chicago Public Schools, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Illinois Farm Bureau, Lincoln Park Community Shelter, University of Chicago’s Urban Education Teachers Program and Open Books.
 
ABOUT AMERICAN BLUES THEATER
American Blues Theater is the premier American theater producing visceral theatrical works while engaging its audience in worthwhile missions of local service agencies.  American Blues Theater illuminates the American ideas of freedom, equality, and opportunity in the plays produced and communities served.
 
The multi-generational and interdisciplined artists have established the second-oldest professional Equity Ensemble theater in Chicago.  The 39-member Ensemble has nearly 550 combined years of collaboration on stage. As of 2014, they’ve individually received more than 142 Joseph Jefferson Awards and nominations that celebrate excellence in Chicago theater and over 20 Black Theatre Alliance Awards. The artists are honored with Pulitzer Prize nominations, Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Emmy Awards and numerous other accolades. 
 
The American Blues Theater Ensemble includes all four Founders Ed Blatchford, Rick Cleveland, James Leaming, and William Payne with Dawn Bach, Matthew Brumlow, Manny Buckley, Kate Buddeke, Sarah Burnham, Dara Cameron, Casey Campbell, Brian Claggett, Dennis Cockrum, Austin Cook, Laura Coover, Lauri Dahl, Kristin DeiTos, Joe Foust, Tom Geraty, Cheryl Graeff, Marty Higginbotham, Jaclyn Holsey, Lindsay Jones, Samantha Jones, Nambi E. Kelley, Kevin R. Kelly, Steve Key, Ed Kross, Warren Levon, Michael Mahler, Kelli Marino, Heather Meyers , John Mohrlein, Jim Ortlieb, Suzanne Petri, Carmen Roman, Editha Rosario, Sarah E. Ross and Gwendolyn Whiteside.
 
ABOUT ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN & FAMILY SERVICES (DCFS)
DCFS receives, investigates and acts upon a report of child abuse or neglect every five minutes. Tens of thousands of children are safer thanks to those who call our Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-2873 each year. Working with the community, DCFS strives to ensure a safe, loving home and brighter future for every child. To learn more about prevention and reporting child abuse and neglect, visit DCFS.illinois.gov
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American Blues Theater, Chicago’s second oldest Equity ensemble, presents a special edition of RIPPED: The Living Newspaper DCFS Stories, Sunday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. as a fundraiser for the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. This RIPPED edition is a night of short plays, poetry and spoken word inspired by DCFS stories and headlines.   Tickets are $15, with 100% of all proceeds going to DCFS. To order tickets go to http://dcfsstories.brownpapertickets.com/
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American Blues Theater is made possible in part by funding by The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Actors’ Equity Foundation, Eurex, Arts Work Fund, Illinois Arts Council, The Saints, and the Chip Pringle Fund.  ComEd is the official lighting season sponsor.
 

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