Friday, November 02, 2018


WHAT:           Macy’s Great Tree Lighting with Angelica Hale (12 p.m.)
This year marks the 111th lighting of the Great Tree at Macy’s on State Street. America's Got Talent runner-up Angelica Hale will perform and help light the tree alongside a very special Make-A-Wish® child to kick-off Macy’s Believe campaign and the holiday season. The Believe campaign holds even more significance for this year’s Great Tree Lighting as the talent, Angelica Hale, had her own wish granted by Make-A-Wish® in 2013, one month before she underwent a life-saving kidney transplant.

This year’s Great Tree pays homage to some of Chicago’s most iconic landmarks, including Macy’s on State Street’s own Great Clocks. Just like the store’s address (111 N. State Street), this year, Macy’s on State Street celebrates all things 111. Macy’s on State Street is not only celebrating the 111th lighting of the Great Tree, but also the 111 year anniversary of the pair of Great Clocks, as Chicagoans know them today.
Macy’s Holiday Windows: viewing begins at store opening (10 a.m.)
The 51st Annual Holiday Windows at Macy’s on State Street will be on display Saturday, November 3, 2018 through January 2, 2019. Macy’s once again will celebrate all the Reasons to Believe, and pay homage to all the things that make the holidays everyone’s favorite time of the year.

Macy’s SantaLand®: Guests of all ages are invited to visit and get their picture taken with Santa Claus daily through December 24th.

WHEN:           Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
WHERE:         Macy’s on State Street

                        111 N. State Street, Chicago IL 60602

Thursday, November 01, 2018

International Photography Awards >> Discover the 2018 IPA Top Winners!

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Congratulations to all IPA 2018 Finalists!
Winners of IPA's top awards, “Photographer of the Year” and “Discovery of the Year”, have been announced at the 16th Annual LUCIE AWARDS on Sunday, October 28th, 2018, in New York.
All finalists of the 2018 edition of the International Photo Awards can be seen on our winners gallery.
2018 IPA Photographer of the Year
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The Awakening
by Tawny Chatmon
The Awakening focuses on familial bonds, motherhood, fatherhood and celebration of childhood. Inspired by the work of Marianne Stokes whose portraits often showed the fine details of garments that were floor length and embroidered.
My camera remains my primary tool of communication, while my constant exploration of diverse ways of expression moves me to add several different layers using a variety of mediums. After a portrait session is complete, I digitally manipulate my subjects and unite them with other photographic components to achieve a work that is a new photographic expression.

2018 IPA Discovery of the Year
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I am Rohingya
by Mohammad Rakibul Hasan
The Rohingya is a minor Muslim ethnic group who lived in Myanmar for centuries. However, due to the racism and many other socio-political issues among the majority in Myanmar, they were declared as a stateless Bengali community who migrated to Myanmar from Bangladesh. Over one million Rohingyas live in Myanmar and they are the most persecuted people in the world who are deprived from their own land, human rights and citizenship. In recent times, the Myanmar Army started a silent genocide to forcefully evacuate them out of the country.
16th Lucie Awards Gala Ceremony
The 16th Lucie Awards were held on Sunday, October 28th 2018, at Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, NYC. 
The Lucie Awards is the premiere annual event honoring the greatest achievements in photography. 
The two top IPA prizes, International Photographer of the Year and Discovery of the Year, were announced and awarded with the Lucie statue during this spectacular evening.

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IPA Best of Show
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The IPA’s Annual Best of Show Exhibition opened  on October 27th in New York, featuring a curated selection of images from the winning entries of the 2018 International Photography Awards. More than 300 guests attending the opening night of the exhibition, which was  curated by Catherine Edelman,  an art consultant and gallerist. The exhibition was hosted by Splashlight and sponsored by ChromaLuxe and Blazing Editions

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Museum of Contemporary Photography >> November eNews: New Ralph Arnold Book

November eNews
The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold: The Book
The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold: Art Identity & Politics is the first book-length scholarly analysis of Ralph Arnold's work. The book features eight scholarly essays relating to Arnold's collage practice to issues of segregation in the art world, the history of the Black Arts Movement, the intersectional identities of LGBTQ artists of color, the centrality of Chicago's contributions to 20th century art, the burgeoning print and television media of the mid-twentieth century, the use of collage as both technique and metaphor, the history of black music as inspiration, and the period debates over figuration and abstraction.
Order your copy today!
Photos at Noon
Photos at Noon
Friday, November 2, 12 p.m.

Join us for a print viewing of works from the museum’s collection made with the collage technique employed by the artists in the current exhibitions. This print viewing will include works by Aimée Beaubien, Marshall Brown, Robert Heinecken, Michael Robinson, and Penelope Umbrico.
Lectures in Photography
Lecture in Photography: Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Wednesday, November 7, 6 p.m.
Stage Two, 618 S Michigan Ave
Artist Paul Mpagi Sepuya discusses his work in Echoes: Reframing Collage, as well as his broader artistic practice. Sepuya’s work explores the intimacy created during portrait sessions between the photographer and subject and the performative nature of photographing and posing in a studio environment. 
Lectures in Photography are co-presented by the MoCP and the Photography Department at Columbia College Chicago.
Lecture in Photography: Barbara Kasten
Thursday, November 29, 6 p.m.
Ferguson Hall, 600 S Michigan Ave
Barbara Kasten is known for photographs that transform architecture into formal abstract compositions using lighting, color gels, and mirrors. Originally from Chicago, Kasten is the recipient of many prestigious awards, and her work has been widely exhibited by major museums in the United States, Europe, and Japan.
Lectures in Photography are co-presented by the MoCP and the Photography Department at Columbia College Chicago.
MoCP After Dark
MoCP After Dark
Friday, November 16, 8-10 p.m.

Join us for an after-hours party at MoCP After Dark. Against the backdrop of The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold and Echoes: Reframing Collage, dance the evening away to a DJ set by Kwest_on, while enjoying drinks and savory bites. At 8:30 p.m., multidisciplinary artist avery r. young will present a performance. Co-hosted by Maya-Camille Broussard and the MoCP Musuem Council.
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Video Playlist: Ralph Arnold and Outtakes
Video Playlist: Ralph Arnold and Outtakes
Curated by Romi Crawford
Wednesday, November 14, 6 p.m.
Often aspects of identity (race, gender, class, occupation, sexuality, nationality) are the outtakes, or the stuff left on the floor and edited out of an artist’s final work. Ralph Arnold’s photocollages, on the other hand, produced a space for this identity-based material to reside in the work. This selection of video and film works about race and sexuality speaks to Arnold’s willingness to include (or out) the outtakes.
Education News: Nathaniel Mary Quinn Residency
Echoes: Reframing Collage artist Nathanial Mary Quinn led a series of talks with high school and college students around Chicago during his week-long residency at the MoCP last month. As a guest artist, Quinn shared his moving story with students, telling them about his own childhood growing up in Chicago and the positive and transformative effect of art on his life.
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WCIU TV, The Chicago Bears, WGN, KCRW, So CalVeg Fest, and Racecar Driving!


Cooking Demo on WCIU TV

Oh, October was a great month! From moderating panels at SoCal VegFest to a live cooking demo of one of my #AgingBackwards recipes on WCIU, it's been busy! November has so many exciting things in store! To stay updated on all, be sure to visit my website and remember that when shopping on Amazon this holiday season, please go to my website and click on Amazon from there. It really helps the podcast at no extra cost to you!  Happy Holiday Season everyone and see all the good news below!
It's not Fall if we aren't talking football!!  And who knew that Chicago Bears Punter Pat O'Donnell was a plant-based athlete? Listen in to Ep 15 to hear how this super athlete gets his protein, fuels his workouts and stays at his top performance with a plant-based diet.
Listen in to Ep 16 to hear who Discovery Channel's Plant Green calls the #1 Eco-Athlete in the world: Racecar Driver Leilani Munter. She's on the fast track to save the planet one race at a time...and has lots to say!  Never underestimate the power of a vegan hippie chick in a racecar.
OK, CALIFORNIA - time to vote YES on Prop 12!  It's what both Republicans and Democrats agree on: being kind to animals!!  Here's your chance to finally feel good about politics by making a real and tangible difference for animals!

Voting yes on Prop 12 means there would be new minimum requirements on farmers to provide more space for egg-laying hens, breeding pigs, and calves raised for veal. California businesses would be banned from selling eggs or uncooked pork or veal that came from animals housed in ways that did not meet these requirements.
I have been spending more and more time creating recipes for a cooking series I am developing, called Aging Backwards.  Of course, staying young requires exercise, sleep, and lots of water, but eating the right foods is a big part of it.  More recipes will be coming, so be sure to stay tuned at
Is masculinity an anxiety disorder?  And can you be a tough guy and a vegan?  Oh, yeah! Former Chicago Bear, David Carter, and I get into it!   Listen in to episode 17 as we dish on how David stays tough, strong, in shape and disease-free with a plant-based diet!

And remember to check out for new pods all the time!  

Chicago's WGN Radio & LA's KCRW

This was a busy month for radio! I spent two nights hosting Nightside on WGN 720AM in Chicago.  I also co-produced an episode of Los Angeles KCRW's podcast, Bodies. And...I was a guest on Valerie Smoldone's show, Bagels and Broadway on 970AM The Answer.  Sure do love radio! 

Tricks, Treats and More! 

Hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Halloween! Remember to check out to stay up to date on #AgingBackwards recipes from this Silver-Chic Chef, my podcasts, radio dates on WGN, speaking engagements and live cooking demos. Plus, you can always shop for the holidays on -  directly from my website!  It helps the pod and my cooking series- at no extra cost to you!  :)
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