Friday, May 25, 2018

Basketball Great Shaquille O’Neal's Florida Mansion

 
Shaquille O’Neal's 28-room lakefront mansion near Orlando is for sale and featured this week at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com

“Big Price On Shaq's Big Florida House”
Pro basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal has put his 28-room lakefront mansion near Orlando, Florida on the market at $28 million. A longtime Orlando-area resident shortly after he was the #1 overall pick in the 1992 NBA draft by the Orlando Magic, Shaq played for the Magic from 1992 to 1996 before signing with the Los Angeles Lakers for $121 million. At the end of the contract he returned to Florida in 2004 to play for the Miami Heat, then played for several other teams before retiring in 2011. O'Neal now spends most of his time in Atlanta where he works as an analyst for TNT on “Inside the NBA.”
Shaq’s massive Lake Butler estate within the private golf community of Isleworth, about 20 minutes southwest of Orlando's resorts and amusement parks, is sized to feel spacious to a man of 7’1” weighing in at 325 pounds. Completely customized to fit his varied lifestyle, it is not surprising that one outstanding feature is an indoor 6,000-square-foot basketball court with bleachers. Unusual extras include two garages that together will fit 17 cars, one a show-car garage with fitness center and the other having a dance studio and an enclosed recording studio, recalling his rap music hits of the 1990s.
Measuring in at 31,000 square feet and spread across the entire three acres, Shaq's mansion includes 12 bedrooms, 15 baths, chef’s kitchen with Viking, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, massive living room, formal dining, media room with bar and a “gentleman’s room” with game tables, and wet bar. The master wing has a bedroom with Shaq's custom 15-foot round bed, a four-room closet and his-and-her baths. The guest wing has its own great room with bar and five ensuite bedrooms. Some unusual rooms include a temperature-controlled, cedar-planked humidor and wine storage and an aquarium-style room with saltwater triangular fish tank. Most impressive is the wall mural of a true-to-size tractor trailer barreling toward the interior of the room on an expressway. With the front cab bumped out of the wall, the realism is electrifying.
The grandeur doesn’t stop with the interior. Shaq nicknamed his party-perfect outdoor area “Shaq-apulco” quite aptly. The 95-foot long swimming pool seems to go on forever and has a large waterfall spilling over boulders. It includes a swim-up bar and a spa large enough for a crowd. The pool deck also has an extensive outdoor kitchen, all of which looks out over Lake Butler, the long private pier with boathouse and the life-size statue of Shaq’s favorite character, Superman, standing at the end overlooking the lake.
Shaquille O’Neal - a big man with a big personality and stellar basketball career, is selling his equally large estate with a personality to match his own. His custom-designed home overlooking Lake Butler outside of Orlando, Florida where he has lived since 1993 is now on the market, priced at $28 million. The listing agent is Danial Natoli of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty in Orlando, Florida.
Visit TopTenRealEstateDeals.com for more historic, spectacular and celebrity homes and real estate news.

Landmarks Illinois >> Preservation Award Nominations Due in 1 Week!

 

One week left to submit nominations for 
Landmarks Illinois 2018 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards 
NOMINATIONS DUE JUNE 1

Landmarks Illinois is taking nominations for the 25th Anniversary of our Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation AwardsThe annual awards program honors individuals, organizations and projects that demonstrate a commitment to historic preservation. 

Download a nomination form below:
Make sure to read the nomination guidelines below before submitting your nomination!
Nominations are accepted in the following categories: 

ADVOCACY
An effective local or statewide campaign to preserve and protect a historic resource.

LEADERSHIP
Individual, municipality, private organization or joint partnership that has championed historic preservation, planning, or public policy.

PRESERVATION
Projects that make possible the continued use of a historic commercial/industrial, residential, or public/institutional structure.

LEGISLATOR 
*New Category for 2018!
An elected official who champions historic preservation policy, programs and funding and/or financial incentives recognizing the importance of preserving Illinois' heritage.

Learn more about the Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards at our website: 
Award recipients will be honored at a ceremony taking place Saturday, September 15, 2018, in Chicago. In addition to the award itself, each winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize. 
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New Security Measures at Millennium Park (Chicago, IL. )

 

Summer is Here!
New Security Measures and Alcohol Policy
Some important changes are coming to Millennium Park this summer. A new security perimeter and bag check will take place for all Jay Pritzker Pavilion events and outside alcohol will be prohibited at these seven events:

  • May 26: Chicago House Music Festival
  • June 8–10: Chicago Blues Festival
  • June 24: Chicago Mariachi Festival
  • July 4: Grant Park Music Festival Independence Day Salute
  • August 9: Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me
  • August 13: Broadway in Chicago Summer Concert
  • August 29–September 2: Chicago Jazz Festival

Outside alcohol will be allowed at the other 70 public concerts and programs happening in Millennium Park this summer.

Visitors will have additional food and beverage options at various price points available for purchase inside the venue. Subject to bag search at the security perimeter, guests will continue to be allowed to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages to all events at Millennium Park.

Please be patient and plan ahead for the Millennium Park Security Perimeter. Knowing what items are prohibited will help speed your bag check. Entry may be faster for those without bags. For more information about the new security measures, including a full list of the prohibited items, visit millenniumpark.org.
Upcoming Events
Fri & Sat, Jun 1 & 2
Tues, Jun 5-Aug 21, 6:30pm
June 8-10, 11am-9:30pm
Weds, Fris, Sats, Jun 13-Aug 18
Select Dates, Jun 18-Aug 16, 6:30pm
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events | 78 E. Washington St., 4th Fl., Chicago, IL 60602

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Upscale Breakfast restaurant and bar in Lakeview area of Chicago seeking staff for June 21st opening!

A new upscale breakfast restaurant and bar will be opening in the Lakeview area of Chicago on June 21st.
Pancake Cafe, 3805 n. Broadway at Irving is looking to hire servers, cooks, head cooks, bussers, managers, bar managers, bartenders, hosts.
If you're interested in being part of the team, send your resume to: rr131588@gmail.com

 Good Luck!

LACDA, Los Angeles, CaliforniaCall for Digital Artists & Photographers | Curator: Rebecca Matalon, MoCA | (Los Angeles, CA.)

 
 
TOP 40 JURIED COMPETITION
Curator: Rebecca Matalon
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Curating Juror:
Rebecca Matalon
Curator at MoCA, Museum of Contemporary Art
Enter our juried competition featuring digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. Video stills are acceptable. This call is international, open to all geographical locations.

Reception for previous Top 40 exhibit

Forty artists and photographers will be selected! The selected winners receive one print up to 24x36 on museum quality paper to be shown in an international group exhibition in our gallery. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artists. Multiple entries are permitted, separate entry fee required for each set of three images submitted.
Deadline for Entries: May 28, 2018
Winnners Announced: June 4, 2018
Exhibit Dates: June 14-July 7, 2018


LACDA Artists' Reception: Saturday, June 16, 6-9pm

Artwalk preview: Thursday, June 14, 7-9pm

Two easy steps to enter...
upload images here:
http://lacda.com/upload.html
Entry Fee:
Registration fee is $35US
File uploads are the only accepted submissions maximum of 3MB each. Please do not send materials to LACDA. All materials sent to LACDA will not be viewed and cannot be returned.
Winners will be asked to provide high resolution images for final output. Entrants may be asked to provide more examples of their work and more detailed descriptions for consideration.
Online registration only.
For questions email us at lacda@lacda.com.
No phone calls please.
 One (1) entry covers three file uploads.
 URL for image upload is in confirmation page and confirmation email.

Sponsored by:
absolutearts.comcoagula.net


Complete Prospectus (please read)

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES: Los Angeles Center For Digital Art Juried Competition
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art
104 East Fourth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
http://www.lacda.com

Description:
LACDA announces an open call for our juried competition featuring digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of 2D artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. This call is international, open to all geographical locations.

Winners:
Forty winners will be selected. The selected winners recieve one print up to 24x36 on museum quality paper to be shown in an international group exhibition in our gallery. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artists.
Deadline for Entries: May 28, 2018
Winnners Announced: June 4, 2018
Exhibit Dates: June 14-July 7, 2018


LACDA Artists' Reception: Saturday, June 16, 6-9pm
Artwalk preview: Thursday, June 14, 7-9pm

All entrants will be notified by email. No phone calls, please.
Winners will be asked to FTP high resolution files to the gallery for printing.
Entry Fee:
Registration fee is $35US

Juror:
Rebecca Matalon
Curator at MoCA, Museum of Contemporary Art

Submisson Rules:
Registration and submission are done through our web site only. File uploads are the only accepted submissions maximum of 3MB each. Please do not send materials to LACDA. All materials sent to LACDA will not be viewed and cannot be returned.
Images up to three megabites in size. Winners will be asked to provide high resolution images for final output. Entrants may be asked to provide more examples of their work and more detailed descriptions for consideration.

Sales of Artwork:
All artwork will be offered for sale. Gallery retains 50% of all sales. Winners retain ownership of all unsold works. All artwork remains the intellectual property of the winner. Winner agrees to allow use of their images for promotional purposes only.

Gallery Information:
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art is dedicated to the propagation of all forms of digital art, supporting local, international, emerging and established artists. We have an ongoing schedule of exhibits and competitions, and produce editions of wide format archival prints.




 
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