Friday, September 07, 2018

Top Ten Real Estate News >> Warren Buffett's Beach House & the Arrow Shirt Mansion


Warren Buffett's beach house in Laguna Beach and a Montecito mansion built for one of the founders of Arrow shirts are for sale and featured this week at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.

“A Beach Deal From Warren Buffett”
In 1971, Warren Buffett bought a contemporary-style beach home in Laguna Beach for $150,000 - long before prices on the Southern California Pacific Coast began to skyrocket. He has had the six-bedroom home listed for over a year at $11 million, but recently cut the price by $3.1 million, now asking $7.9 million.
Known for his Midas Touch in choosing investments and a net worth of almost $85 billion, Buffett is a bit of a cheapskate when it comes to his lifestyle. He refrains from using popular technology, frequents  McDonalds for breakfast and drives used cars that he holds onto for years. He still lives in a home that he purchased in 1958 for $31,500 in Omaha, Nebraska - the city where he was born.
Buffett did make one splurge in real estate. While married to his first wife, Susan Thompson, he bought a beach house in Laguna Beach where the family of five would vacation and spend holidays. He purchased it for $150,000, overlooking the Pacific and only a short walk to the sandy beach. Since Susan died in 2004, Warren has not made much use of the home and put it on the market in early 2017.
At 3,588 square feet, the Laguna Beach house is much different than Warren’s traditional Omaha home which is now worth about $600,000. His California home is very contemporary with six bedrooms and seven baths, big windows, sculptured ceilings and recessed lighting to spotlight the home’s modern art, a long fireplace and multiple built-ins. All rooms, including the large family room and decks, have ocean and beach views and the rock cliffs spilling onto the beach of Emerald Bay.
Newly priced at $7.9 million, the listing agent is Bill Dolby of Villa Real Estate, Emerald Bay, California.
“The Arrow Shirt Mansion”
One of California’s most historic homes, the Peabody Estate, is for sale. Perched on a peak at the tip of Montecito with staggering 360-degree views and several acres of gardens, it has been listed for $40 million.
Over a century ago, Frederick Forrest Peabody was one of the country’s wealthiest men. He was a partner at Cluett, Peabody and Co., the manufacturer of the popular Arrow shirts that were  responsible for the big change in men’s fashion from rounded shirt collars to the pointed collar. Their advertising campaigns that focused on the debonair depiction of The Arrow Man reached coast to coast and became so popular that people began sending fan mail.
Peabody’s wealth grew along with Arrow shirt sales. In 1913, construction began on his mansion located on one of the prime building sites in California - 11 acres on a knoll in Santa Barbara at the tip end of Montecito with uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Barbara city lights and the Santa Ynez mountains. Peabody died in 1927 and the property later became the headquarters for the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, a think tank where world leaders and scholars would gather to discuss societal problems. Attendees included John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Henry Kissinger.
New owners, former executives of Amway, purchased the estate in 1999 and began a three-year massive restoration of the 22,729-square-foot structure, bringing the house well into the 21st century and restoring the equally impressive grounds. Now with seven bedrooms and twenty baths, the mansion encompasses large formal rooms for entertaining, a huge kitchen with fireplace, ceiling beams of salvaged blue pine from a pre-WWII Canadian airplane hangar, marble countertops, dining area and family room. The master suite has an 18th-century French limestone fireplace, antique crystal chandelier and his-and-her closets and bathrooms. Also included is a beauty salon, fitness center, wine room, and a reception room/library paneled in French oak from the William Randolph Hearst mansion. The estate also includes a two-bedroom, two-bath guest house, a pool and cabana with sauna and two baths, four named terraces - each for a different view, an orchid house/art studio and a spectacular terraced rose garden containing over 500 rose bushes.
Now ready to march into the next hundred years, the mansion is priced at $40 million, listed by Stefan Pommepuy, Santiago Arana and Mauricio Umansky of The Agency, Beverly Hills.
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Warren Buffett's beach house in Laguna Beach and a Montecito mansion built for one of the founders of Arrow shirts are for sale and featured this week at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com. Photos with listing agent permission available for media use at: http://bit.ly/toptenmedia
“A Beach Deal From Warren Buffett”
In 1971, Warren Buffett bought a contemporary-style beach home in Laguna Beach for $150,000 - long before prices on the Southern California Pacific Coast began to skyrocket. He has had the six-bedroom home listed for over a year at $11 million, but recently cut the price by $3.1 million, now asking $7.9 million.
Known for his Midas Touch in choosing investments and a net worth of almost $85 billion, Buffett is a bit of a cheapskate when it comes to his lifestyle. He refrains from using popular technology, frequents  McDonalds for breakfast and drives used cars that he holds onto for years. He still lives in a home that he purchased in 1958 for $31,500 in Omaha, Nebraska - the city where he was born.
Buffett did make one splurge in real estate. While married to his first wife, Susan Thompson, he bought a beach house in Laguna Beach where the family of five would vacation and spend holidays. He purchased it for $150,000, overlooking the Pacific and only a short walk to the sandy beach. Since Susan died in 2004, Warren has not made much use of the home and put it on the market in early 2017.
At 3,588 square feet, the Laguna Beach house is much different than Warren’s traditional Omaha home which is now worth about $600,000. His California home is very contemporary with six bedrooms and seven baths, big windows, sculptured ceilings and recessed lighting to spotlight the home’s modern art, a long fireplace and multiple built-ins. All rooms, including the large family room and decks, have ocean and beach views and the rock cliffs spilling onto the beach of Emerald Bay.
Newly priced at $7.9 million, the listing agent is Bill Dolby of Villa Real Estate, Emerald Bay, California.
“The Arrow Shirt Mansion”
One of California’s most historic homes, the Peabody Estate, is for sale. Perched on a peak at the tip of Montecito with staggering 360-degree views and several acres of gardens, it has been listed for $40 million.
Over a century ago, Frederick Forrest Peabody was one of the country’s wealthiest men. He was a partner at Cluett, Peabody and Co., the manufacturer of the popular Arrow shirts that were  responsible for the big change in men’s fashion from rounded shirt collars to the pointed collar. Their advertising campaigns that focused on the debonair depiction of The Arrow Man reached coast to coast and became so popular that people began sending fan mail.
Peabody’s wealth grew along with Arrow shirt sales. In 1913, construction began on his mansion located on one of the prime building sites in California - 11 acres on a knoll in Santa Barbara at the tip end of Montecito with uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Barbara city lights and the Santa Ynez mountains. Peabody died in 1927 and the property later became the headquarters for the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, a think tank where world leaders and scholars would gather to discuss societal problems. Attendees included John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Henry Kissinger.
New owners, former executives of Amway, purchased the estate in 1999 and began a three-year massive restoration of the 22,729-square-foot structure, bringing the house well into the 21st century and restoring the equally impressive grounds. Now with seven bedrooms and twenty baths, the mansion encompasses large formal rooms for entertaining, a huge kitchen with fireplace, ceiling beams of salvaged blue pine from a pre-WWII Canadian airplane hangar, marble countertops, dining area and family room. The master suite has an 18th-century French limestone fireplace, antique crystal chandelier and his-and-her closets and bathrooms. Also included is a beauty salon, fitness center, wine room, and a reception room/library paneled in French oak from the William Randolph Hearst mansion. The estate also includes a two-bedroom, two-bath guest house, a pool and cabana with sauna and two baths, four named terraces - each for a different view, an orchid house/art studio and a spectacular terraced rose garden containing over 500 rose bushes.
Now ready to march into the next hundred years, the mansion is priced at $40 million, listed by Stefan Pommepuy, Santiago Arana and Mauricio Umansky of The Agency, Beverly Hills.
Visit TopTenRealEstateDeals.com for more historic, spectacular and celebrity homes and real estate news.

Thursday, September 06, 2018

World Music Festival Chicago Starts TOMORROW - Sep. 7-23 FREE Admission (Chicago, IL.)


GRAB YOUR PASSPORT!
World Music Festival Chicago, September 7-23

WHAT:            20th Annual World Music Festival Chicago
                        FREE Admission

WHEN:            September 7-23

WHERE:         Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park , Navy Pier and other venues

WHO:              International Artists from around the World and the U.S.
                        Click Link -  World Music Festival Schedule

The world will come together from September 7 to 23 at 17 venues across the city for the 20th Annual World Music Festival Chicago. Celebrating diverse music from across the globe, this FREE festival is produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and is the largest festival of its kind in the United States.

The full schedule with locations and times of each performance is included below. For more information and festival updates, visit worldmusicfestivalchicago.org for the World Music Festival Schedule  and follow the festival on Facebook and on Twitter @WMFChicago #WorldMusicFestChicago #ChicagoisOne.

World Music Festival Chicago Highlights

Friday, September 7–Saturday, September 8
Ragamala: A Celebration of Indian Classical Music (All Night Concert)
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall
78 E. Washington St.
6 p.m.-8 a.m.
In collaboration with Indian Classical Music Society of Chicago and People of Rhythm

Saturday, September 15
EL GRITO
Mariachi Herencia De México (Chicago, IL)
Chéjere (Mexico)
Ceci Bastida (Tijuana Mexico | Los Angeles, CA)
Quique Escamilla (Toronto, Canada)
Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion
201 E. Randolph St.
3 p.m.

Sunday, September 16
Global Peace Picnic
In commemoration of the International Day of Peace
Rio Mira (Ecuador | Colombia)
Innov Gnawa (Morocco)
Combo Chimbita (New York, NY)
Humboldt Park Boathouse
1301 N. Sacramento Ave.
2–6 p.m.

Sunday, September 23
World Music Festival meets the World Dumpling Fest
In Collaboration with Navy Pier, Chicago Cultural Alliance and DCASE
Jupiter & Okwess (Congo)
Delgres (Guadeloupe)
Zhou Family Band (China)
East Meets Middle East (Chicago, IL | India)
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.


1–7:30p.m.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

THE NATIONAL HELLENIC MUSEUM ANNOUNCES NEWEST EXHIBIT – GEORGE KOKINES: LAYERS REVEALED – OPENING SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 (Chicago, IL.)


 Dedicated to collecting, preserving and portraying the legacy of Greek history and culture in America, the National Hellenic Museum has the largest collection of Greek American artifacts and recorded oral histories anywhere. The National Hellenic Museum (NHM), 333 S. Halsted St., introduces its newest exhibition — George Kokines: Layers Revealed. On September 20, 2018, the National Hellenic Museum will open the first ever retrospective of the artist George Kokines. Using loaned objects and those from the NHM Collections, this exhibition traces Kokines’ artistic development and accomplishments in Abstract Expressionism as well as his journey to embrace his Greek American identity.
 
Kokines’ art employed free-form organic and geometrical forms, abstract figures and intense spaces of color. He inserted humor, references to Greek mythology and his life experiences into his work. When working with nontraditional materials like wax, plaster and concrete, Kokines often carved through the layers he had built up on the surface. He was known to rework older pieces many times over. Palimpsest — something altered that bears visible traces of its previous form — was a concept that is apparent in much of Kokines’ work.
 
In 1993, Kokines traveled through Greece, making stops at his parents’ hometowns on a trip that allowed him to connect his history and artwork to ancient Greece. Later in his life, Kokines was deeply impacted when he witnessed the events of September 11, 2001 first hand, watching as the World Trade Center fell. The largest installation of his career, September 11, was created in remembrance of the day and will be exhibited. The installation includes the painting Agios Nikolaos, representing the small Greek Orthodox church that also stood at Ground Zero.
 
Kokines was born in 1930 in Chicago to Greek immigrant parents. He studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, earning a BFA in 1960. Early in his career he received critical acclaim and was a prominent figure in the Chicago art community. Once the subject of controversy, he said, “All contemporary painting should defy description.” In 1966, he moved to New York where he lived and worked for nearly 40 years. In 2005, he returned to Chicago and continued to paint until he passed away in 2012. Kokines’ work was exhibited in galleries and museums nationally and internationally, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Whitney Museum, the Richard Gray Gallery, the Centro Cultural in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the Palazzo Massari in Ferrara, Italy.
 
The works in this exhibition exemplify Kokines’ improvisation and the textural and large-scale style of his work. Demonstrating his mastery of abstraction, this exhibition reveals the brilliance and skill of George Kokines. Related educational programming, docent-led tours and field trips for school children will be offered throughout the year.
 
Founded in Chicago as the Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center (HMCC) in 1983, the HMCC moved to the city’s Greektown neighborhood in 2004 and opened its current location on Halsted Street as the National Hellenic Museum in 2011. The contemporary four-story building is home to extensive collections, rotating exhibitions, classrooms, and a stunning rooftop view of Chicago. Three floors of galleries explore ancient and modern themes and provide multi-use spaces to host tours, public programs, and private events. The NHM boasts a rich repository of 20,000+ artifacts, photos, historic newspapers, books and an archive of 450+ recorded histories. The NHM Collections & Archives serve as a central repository of Greek American history, now many generations strong. The Museum celebrates the mosaic of the Greek diaspora, immigrant journeys, and the breadth of the American experience.

The National Hellenic Museum is open to all ages with admission as follows: adults $10, seniors $8, students $8, and children 3 to 12 years are $7. Children under 3 years of age and members receive free admission. NHM is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed on Mondays. Members enjoy many additional outstanding benefits throughout the year. 

NHM counts on member support to help preserve and share Greek history and culture through programs, events, and exhibitions. To become a member of the NHM, please visit the Museum’s membership page. For more information about George Kokines: Layers Revealed and other programs, membership, special events, facility rentals, or giving, please visit www.nationalhellenicmuseum.org.


About the National Hellenic Museum
The National Hellenic Museum (NHM) portrays and celebrates Greek history and the Hellenic legacy through educational classes, exhibits and programs. With a growing repository of over 20,000 artifacts, the Museum catalogs and highlights the contributions of Greeks and Greek Americans to the American mosaic and inspires curiosity about visitors’ own family journeys through cultural expression, oral history and experiential education. Located in Chicago’s Greektown, the NHM provides lifelong learning for the whole community using artifacts and stories to spark inquiry and discussion about the broader issues in our lives.

For more information, visit http://www.nationalhellenicmuseum.org or call 312-655-1234.Follow NHM on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Gene Siskel Film Center's Panorama Latinx presents first-ever Cortadito short film showcase 9/22 (Chicago, IL.)



GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER PRESENTS INAUGURAL
PANORAMA LATINX SHORT FILM SHOWCASE CORTADITO,
ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22

Featuring the work of local Latinx filmmakers, the showcase is the capstone of a three-year grant designed to increase Latino programming and the Film Center's presence in the Latino community

Chicago—Eight films have been selected out of over 40 entries to create the Gene Siskel Film Center’s first ever Panorama Latinx Short Film Showcase, Cortadito, which will take place at 7:15 pm on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 164 N. State St. Surrounding the film program will be a master of ceremonies engaged with the audience before the show to create a memorable atmosphere and afterwards will be a reception with DJ.

The films are all by Chicago-based Latinx filmmakers representing the Latin American diaspora through the countries Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela in a variety of genres and formats, including documentaries, fictional narratives, and experimental work.
“Cortadito is the capstone of the three-year grant generously provided by the Reva & David Logan Foundation to support the Gene Siskel Film Center’s Panorama Latinx programming and outreach initiative. We see Cortadito as just the beginning of creating a cohesive Latinx filmmaking community modeled after the Film Center’s Black Harvest Film Festival with the goal of expanding film offerings and increased camaraderie among artists in the inclusive environment of the Gene Siskel Film Center, centrally and accessibly located in downtown Chicago. As with fellow Panorama Latinx programs presented, Cortadito is synonymous with the growth of Latin American filmmaking worldwide, reflecting the Gene Siskel Film Center’s long-standing reputation as a leader in presenting international cinema,” said Mev Luna, Outreach Coordinator for Panorama Latinx.

Films presented in Cortadito:
·      Juan Carlos Linares’ Galán (Dandy), the story of Puerto Rico’s most successful meteorologist who reinvents himself by launching a brand of men’s hair gel in the wake of losing his job and falling out with his son.

·      Luis Cardena’s y/our home, in which the protagonist struggles between loyalty to his parents and creating his own life with his partner when his parents bestow on him their run-down home.

·      Natalia Patricia Alemán’s Raíces is a documentary that looks at the director’s grandmother’s culture, history, and nostalgia for her native Cuba and how memories redefine a sense of belonging and the meaning of heritage.

·      Raquel Zaldivar’s La Bienvenida is the true story of the filmmaker’s father, Roberto Carlos Zaldivar, as he returns to his native Cuba which he left over a half century prior as part of a mass exodus of minors that fled to the United States through the program Operation Pedro Pan.

·      GREYMAR’S Bloodshift is an experimental poem between violence and movement engaging the phenomenon redshift in which light from an object increases in wavelength to the red end of the color spectrum. GREYMAR’S Deathing explores amalgamations of memory landscapes at fluctuating speeds, navigating through such extreme environments as frozen shores and desert dunes.

·      Lorena Barrera Enciso’s Hoyo Negro features the body in movement via three sequences, reflecting on memories of intimacy.

·      Sebastián Pinzón Silva’s Palenque pays tribute to San Basilio de Palenque, a small town in Colombia that was the first to break from European domination.

Selections for this Cortadito were determined by a jury consisting of Alejandro Riera, Raul Benitez, and Vanessa Cuervo Forero. For more details about the films presented, visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org/cortadito.
Alejandro Riera, Panorama Latinx Outreach and Programming Consultant, is currently a media relations specialist and publicist for such events as the Chicago Latino Film Festival, the Festival Cubano, UrbanTheater Company, and the Chicago International Film Festival. He also reviews films for efilmcritic.com and Gozamos.com and worked for the Chicago Tribune's Spanish-language publications for more than a decade.

Raul Benitez, local guest juror, The Comfort Station, Chicago, has been a film programmer for 6 years at Comfort Station Logan Square, and is in his third year as a film programmer at the Nightingale Cinema. He is also the Lead Programmer for Full Spectrum Features Chicagoland Shorts. Raul was named by Newcity as a Chicago Screen Gem in 2015 and 2017 and continues to work for the Chicago Underground Film Festival.

Vanessa Cuervo Forero, international guest juror + Good Pitch, Bogotá, Colombia, is a Colombian cultural worker and creative facilitator who believes in the power of art as a social transformational practice and a form of critical thinking. As a dancer, producer and curator, she explores the intersection of art, education, and social justice. Working with dance, theatre and film organizations in Toronto, Buenos Aires, New York, and Bogotá, she has collected a multiplicity of stories while programming theater festivals, co-facilitating workshops, producing plays, and supporting some of the best documentaries from Latin America.

Sponsors to-date for Panorama Latinx’s Cortadito are Vocalo 91.1, Cutwater Spirits, and Good Pitch Colombia.

Panorama Latinx is an initiative at the Gene Siskel Film Center supported by a three-year grant from the Reva and David Logan Foundation. Panorama Latinx engages the local Latinx community through advocacy, community partnerships, and year-round programming. The Film Center is proud to be home for international screenings, including Spanish-Language films and the important work being made by Latinx filmmakers.

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Cortadito will be presented at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, located at 164 N. State St.

Tickets are $11/general admission, $7/students, $6/Film Center members, and $5/Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) staff and School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) faculty, staff, and students. All tickets may be purchased at the Film Center Box Office. Both general admission and Film Center member tickets are available through the Gene Siskel Film Center’s website www.siskelfilmcenter.org/content/tickets or through the individual films’ weblinks on www.siskelfilmcenter.org. There is a surcharge of $1.50 per ticket. The Film Center and its box office are open 5:00 to 8:30 pm, Monday through Thursday; 1:00 to 8:30 pm, Friday; 2:00 to 8:30 pm, Saturday; and 2:00 to 5:30 pm, Sunday.
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A Gene Siskel Film Center membership is a year-round ticket to great movies for only $6 per screening! Memberships are $50 (Individual) and $80 (Dual). For more information, call 312-846-2600 or visitwww.siskelfilmcenter.org/content/membership.

Discounted parking is available for $19 for 24 hours at the InterPark SELF-PARK at 20 E. Randolph St. A rebate ticket can be obtained from the Film Center Box Office.

The Film Center is located near CTA trains and buses. Nearest CTA L stations are Lake (Red line); State/Lake (Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple lines); and Washington (Blue line). CTA bus lines serving State St.: 2, 6, 10, 29, 36, 62, 144, and 146. 

For more information about the Film Center, call 312-846-2800 (24-hour movie hotline) or 312-846-2600 (general information, 9:00 am-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday), or visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org.

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About the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago:
Since 1972, the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago has presented cutting edge cinema to an annual audience that has grown to 85,000. The Film Center’s programming includes annual film festivals that celebrate diverse voices and international cultures, premieres of trailblazing work by today’s independent filmmakers, restorations and revivals of essential films from cinema history, and insightful provocative discussions with filmmakers and media artists. Altogether, the Film Center hosts over 1,500 screenings and 200 filmmaker appearances every year. The Film Center was renamed the Gene Siskel Film Center in 2000 after the late, nationally celebrated film critic, Gene Siskel. Visit
www.siskelfilmcenter.org to learn more and find out what’s playing today.

About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago:
For 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers, and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program ranked number two by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries, and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world—as seen through notable alumni and faculty such as Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, and LeRoy Neiman. Learn more at saic.edu.




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Karen Durham
Associate Director of Public Relations and Marketing
Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
164 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60601
312-846-2074 - direct

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-Bergman 100, July 6-October 3
-The Western: How It Was Never One, August 31-December 11
-Minding the Gap, August 31-September 13
-Return of the Hero, August 31-September 6
-John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection, August 31-September 5
-Three Identical Strangers, August 31-September 6 - open-captioned screening 9/5 at 6pm

The Art of the Blend Special Red Blend Wine Tasting Flight for just $26 this Sept. at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in Oak Brook (IL.)

 


The Art of the Blend Special Red Blend Wine Tasting Flight for just $26
this September at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in Oak Brook
 
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille (5 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL 60523; 630-571-1808) is helping guests experience The Art of the Blend, this fall, by offering a special red blend wine tasting flight for just $26. The flight will be available during the month of September and features three, 2-ounce pours of different Rodney Strong Red Blend wines: the 2014 Symmetry Meritage Red Wine, 2015 Rowen Red Wine and 2015 Upshot Red Wine Blend.

Carefully selected by Perry’s Corporate Sommelier and Beverage Director Susi Zivanovic, the flight promises to provide new insight and a better understanding into the nuances of red blends for both wine connoisseurs and novices alike.


“Think of a red blend as a designer wine,” says Zivanovic. “Wine-making becomes a process of understanding and balancing the characteristics of each grape to best complement one another—an effort which results in a strikingly complex and uniquely individual wine.”

Blending grape varietals has been practiced in most major wine growing regions for centuries. Understanding the components of a red blend further enhances the drinking experience, which is why Perry’s is pleased to provide this tasting opportunity and carefully selected flight.

The first pour of the tasting flight, the Symmetry Meritage Red Wine, consists of 80 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 8 percent Malbec, 5 percent Merlot, 4 percent Petit Verdot and 3 percent Cabernet Franc. The combination creates a rich flavor profile of black cherry, plum, black fig and rose petals, which unfold into silky layers of black fruit, minerality and baking spices with a lingering finish. The Rowen Red Wine, the second pour, is 55 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 26 percent Malbec, 17 percent Syrah and 2 percent Viognier. It is full of lush and elegant flavors of black raspberries, cocoa, black pepper, nutmeg and vanilla with an exotically floral and well-balanced finish. The final pour, the Upshot Red Wine Blend, is 37 percent Zinfandel, 30 percent Malbec, 27 percent Merlot, 3 percent Petit Verdot and 3 percent Riesling. The blend is bursting with blackberries, layers of licorice, lush blueberry, white pepper and spice, rounded tannins and with a long finish.

“This flight intentionally highlights the diversity of the flavor profiles available with red blends – all three of these pours are unique,” says Zivanovic. “Symmetry has Cabernet Sauvignon as the primary grape varietal while Rowen has a high percentage of Cabernet with Malbec and Syrah playing supporting roles. Upshot, on the other hand, has a high percentage of Zinfandel and Malbec. Not only do the flavors in this flight provide an interesting contrast, but the flight also encourages guests to try two new blends – the Rowan and the Upshot.”

After tasting each of these unique wines, guests can purchase and enjoy their favorite blend by the glass: $35 for a glass of the Symmetry Meritage Red Wine, $30 for a glass of the Rowen Red Wine and $16 for a glass of the Upshot Red Wine Blend. Additionally, as part of Perry’s The Art of the Blend promotion, wine-lovers can enter to win an exclusive, signed print of Robert Roth’s “Deep Sky,” artwork featured on the Rowen Red Wine bottle. Those interested will be able to enter to win on social media: @PerrysDining.

Though Cabernet Sauvignon has long been considered the ‘king of red wine,’ the popularity of red blends continues its rapid growth and upward trajectory. Having already exceeded Pinot Noir and Merlot in sales-by-volume in the United States, red blend wines are gaining traction among wine drinkers across the country.

Perry’s is proud to have been honored with Wine Spectator’s 2018 Award of Excellence, an award which the restaurant has won and continues to win year after year. This award recognizes restaurants whose outstanding wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu both in price and style.
 
About Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille has earned a faithful following by perfecting prime since 1979. Beginning as a small butcher shop, Perry’s has grown into a renowned group of award-winning restaurants featuring USDA Prime beef, tableside carvings, signature selections, flaming desserts and handcrafted cocktails at its Bar 79. Specializing in a Rare and Well Done experience, Perry’s currently operates 14 steakhouse locations in Chicago, Birmingham, Denver, and across Texas, as well as the two original butcher shops now known as Perry & Sons Market & Grille. For more information and updates on Perry’s Steakhouse, please visit www.PerrysSteakhouse.com.

Facebook (Facebook.com/PerrysDining), Twitter (@PerrysDining) and Instagram (@PerrysSteakhouse)

HILTON | ASMUS CONTEMPORARY >> River North Art District: Opening Friday, September 7 (Chicago, IL.)






 Welcome     Artists       Exhibitions      Press     



With Special Guest 
AMANDA ERLINGER
(Frank Sinatra's Granddaughter)

Terry O'Neill "Sinatra on the Boardwalk"  1968
About the Collection



American icon, singer, actor, and producer, Frank Sinatra is considered one of the most popular and influential artists of the 20th century.  He was fascinated with photography and wanted to learn all he could about this art form. Experimenting with light and composition, Sinatra wanted to learn how the camera worked. He was always trying to figure out how to make a picture better by developing prints in various ways in the darkroom to see the different textures and images he could bring out.


Frank Sinatra's granddaughter, Amanda Erlinger (herself an accomplished artist and photographer) began physically archiving the hundreds of photographs in the Frank Sinatra Enterprises collection; and those in her grandmother, Nancy Sinatra's collection.  
Amanda was so excited to discover these photographs - she said it was like "utter gold to me, being that I am a photographer myself." To see these pictures that her grandparents had taken, and developed themselves in the darkroom they had in their Hoboken, New Jersey apartment on Garden Street, was a moment that Amanda will never forget.  This was the beginning of The Sinatra Collection.  



As one of the most photographed celebrities of the 20th century, Frank Sinatra was often followed by a cadre of photographers throughout his six decade career. The Sinatra Collection includes rare and vintage personal photos of Frank Sinatra from the Sinatra Family Archive, Capitol Records and Warner Bros. Records with notable photographers such as Terry O'Neill, Milton Greene, David Sutton and others. The collection also includes self-portraits taken by Frank himself in his formative years. 

We invite you to join us Thursday, September 13, to meet Frank's granddaughter, Amanda Erlinger, without whom this exhibition would be possible.  

HILTON | ASMUS CONTEMPORARY, 716 N. Wells, Chicago

  



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River North Design District 

partners with 

River North Art District

4th ANNUAL FALL GALLERY WALK 

SEPTEMBER 7, 2018



Hilton | Asmus Contemporary is proud to partner with the following designers and showrooms:

MITCHELL CHANNON DESIGN
"UBUNTU" with David Yarrow
CASA SPAZIO
222 W Hubbard St, Chicago

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NORA SCHNEIDER DESIGN
"Hollywood Legends" w/ Terry O'Neill & Julian Wasser
LIGNE ROSET
440 N Wells St, Chicago

Please join us afterwards at Hilton Asmus Contemporary to celebrate the opening of the fall art season as we prepare for SINATRA: MY KIND OF TOWN!

for more information, contact gallery director Kate Maddox: 


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