Friday, January 27, 2017

RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles on sale now – celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Chicago,IL)


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CF&A: April - May 2017 Events (Chicago,IL)


Lake FX CreativeCon - April 21-21 to feature Music Exec Kevin Liles as Keynote - FREE (Chicago,IL)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Links Taproom hosting "Super Surly Bowl Sunday" for the Super Bowl on February 5 2017 (Chicago,IL)

Chicago based singer Lynne Jordan needs your help! (Gofundme request)

 I was surprised to read the headline in DNAInfo this morning that our beloved singer Lynne
Jordan is in dire financial need right now and is seeking financial help.
I've posted the link for the story from DNAInfo and the direct link to her Gofundme page.

Every dollar helps and adds up!

GoFundme for Lynne:


Van Doren Waxter Presents "Harvey Quaytman: Hone" (New York)


The Pond Hawks made Tom Lounges (NWITimes) Top 10 Regional Albums of 2016 at #6! with their new album "Blue Light!

Congrats to my old friends in The Pondhawks!
The Pond Hawks made Tom Lounges (NWITimes) Top 10 Regional Albums of 2016 at #6! with their new album "Blue Light!

6) THE PONDHAWKS -- "Blue Light" (Riverpool Records)

This band's 2010 debut album - "The Pondhawks Have Landed" -- had made this list and this worthy successor does likewise. Its groovy psych-pop sound resonates with us boomers who miss the sparkling hooks and bouncy beat of Sixties pop.

The Pondhawks create tasty ear candy while blending the British flavor of those beloved Mersey Beat boys with the kind of Sunshine-pop made famous by the likes of Boyce & Hart. Be warned! This 10-song collection is upbeat, energized and prone to causing spontaneous "happy feet." "Blue Light" not only fulfills the promise The Pondhawks made to music fans with their debut, but continues towards the next level on the more progressive '60s sound of the last two tracks, "Orange Sunset Time" and the Eastern-flavored "Incredible Dream."

Tom's Picks: "Wire Me" and "Bitter Game"

Top 10 "alternative facts" 80% of people are willing to tell (and Trump could get inspiration from)

New Book!>> The Unmaking of a Hollywood Therapist

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION>> Paint the Night Purple 2017 (Chicago,IL)

 Join the Greater Illinois Chapter Junior Board and Fellow Young Professionals for an Unforgettable Evening in Chicago
More than 900 attendees are expected at this year’s Paint the Night Purple event to help raise critical awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s disease. Paint the Night Purple brings people together from all across Chicagoland for an unforgettable evening of dancing, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and live entertainment from a DJ and the Chicago native group, The Boy Band Night. Guests can also enter to win lavish prizes during the raffle and silent auction, such as a signed Patrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks Jersey, a Hilton Hotel stay and tickets to iconic Chicago destinations such as the Joffrey Ballet and Shedd Aquarium. All proceeds from the event benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter for the advancement of Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Paint the Night Purple is hosted annually by the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter Junior Board. The Junior Board was founded in 2011 to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and to take action through fundraising events, support programs, education and advocacy initiatives. Alzheimer’s has touched each one of these civic-minded young professionals in some way, and all are united by a desire to see an end to the disease.
WHEN:           Friday, February 24, 2017
           8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

WHERE:        Revel Fulton Market
                       1215 W. Fulton Market
                       Chicago, IL 60607

HOW:           Purchase tickets online at Tickets are $100 and include guest entry, appetizers, desserts, open bar, silent auction, raffle, live                              entertainment and more!

WHO:           Interview and photo opportunities from:
  • Greater Illinois Chapter Junior Board Spokesperson
  • The Junior Board’s Paint the Night Purple Event Chair
  • Junior Board Committee Members

CONTACT:    Elizabeth Cook, 847.324.0384,

About the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support.  Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter serves 68 counties in Illinois. Since 1980, the Chapter has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes.

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