Saturday, April 02, 2016
Witness the unveiling of the infamous 1933 Ford Fordor used by John Dillinger in his prison escape! (Downers Grove,IL)
Friday, April 01, 2016
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Legendary rock band, Chicago, to display its Horses of Honor statue
at United Center show this Friday night
Legendary rock band, Chicago, will be performing with Earth, Wind & Fire at the United Center this Friday, April 1st and more than music will be highlighted at this long awaited event.The “Chicago Horse” is the creation of local artist and Chicago police officer Peter Bucks and is a piece of public art history. The finely crafted statue will be displayed and available for purchase at Chicago’s United Center show.Last year, the band’s longtime manager, Peter Schivarelli, collaborated with the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation and commissioned the “Chicago Horse” as part of their Horses of Honor initiative. Horses of Honor, a public art project that featured life-sized police horse statues, raised funds necessary to assist the Foundation in supporting the families of fallen and severely injured Chicago police officers. Each horse statue was created to honor those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.“We love this horse! Peter Bucks did a wonderful job designing it,” said Peter Schivarelli, manager of the famed rock bank Chicago and former 43rd Ward superintendent. “We all felt that this project was so important that the entire band wanted to lend our name and raise awareness for this important cause. It was also important for us to honor Thomas who served two tours overseas in the military only to be tragically killed back home in Chicago.”The horse is dedicated to fallen Chicago police officer Thomas E. Wortham, IV. His parents and sister will be attending the show as special guests of the band.Those interested in more information about purchasing the “Chicago Horse” or commissioning an original horse statue should contact the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation at 312-499-8899.ABOUT THE CHICAGO POLICE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to honoring the lives of our fallen heroes. The Foundation provides support and financial assistance to the families of Chicago police officers who are killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty.
Established in 2004, the Foundation strengthens the relationship between the Chicago Police, its business and civic leaders, and its citizenry. It allows us to express our gratitude to the fallen Officers' families for the ultimate sacrifice of their loved one. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $7.3 million to family members of Chicago Police officers in need of assistance.
For more information about the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation and its mission, please visit our website at www.cpdmemorial.org
FOUR SEASONS RESORT MAUI AT WAILEA ANNOUNCES “WANDERLUST” PHOTO CONTEST
Winner will receive scholarship to Resort’s acclaimed Maui Photo Expedition
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea has issued a call to all photographers to share their most inspiring images that evoke a sense of “wanderlust”—the natural desire to travel—via a Photocrowd challenge. Accepting entries through April 15, 2016, the contest’s grand prize winner will receive a scholarship to the Maui Photo Expedition
Set for June 14-19, 2016, the Maui Photo Expedition is an unforgettable adventure in one of the world’s most beautiful settings led by two renowned photographers, Robert Caplin and Peter Lockley. The Hawaii photography workshop includes on-location shoots, instructor demonstrations, networking with industry professionals, and group editing and critique sessions.
Caplin and Lockley plan to take advantage of Maui’s most dramatic and varied settings, teaching participants tricks and techniques as they journey to capture volcanic sunrises, secluded bamboo forests, spectacular sunsets, black sand beaches, and more. “Participants will come away with a better understanding of light, composition, exposure, production, editing and printing,” says Lockley. Photo expedition partner Canon will enhance the experience by bringing approximately $200,000 in top-of-the-line equipment and gear for guests to experiment with during the stunning on-location shoots.
Lockley, a sports and portrait photographer, works with editorial and corporate clients to create dynamic and storytelling images. Earlier in his career, he served as chief sports photographer for the Washington Times. He went on to work with such clients as ESPN the Magazine, the Colorado Rockies, and the NCAA.
Caplin, an editorial and commercial photographer based in Manhattan, specializes in travel, documentary, celebrities and portraiture. A contributor to the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal, his work has also been published in National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, TIME and Newsweek. His celebrity clients include Justin Bieber, Tiki Barber, Victoria Justice, Barry Manilow, among many others.
The Resort will serve as home base, welcoming guests back from daily adventures with five-star accommodationsand the choice of dining in the Resort’s three top-rated restaurants or enjoying a treatment in the award-winning spa. “Between the two of us, we’ve taught and attended countless workshops,” says Caplin. “The beauty of the Maui Photo Expedition is that it is not only a premier photography program in the most idyllic of Hawaii settings; it is elevated by all the amenities of one of the world’s most legendary luxury resorts.” For details on how to submit your photos, click here
The photo contest is expected to generate hundreds of entries and space is limited to ensure plenty of one-on-one time with instructors, so guests who prefer to secure their spot at the photography workshop can register through the Maui Photo Expedition website.
Photography and videos credits courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Maui