Wednesday, November 25, 2009

School Street Helps at AIDS Conference

School Street Arts Movement helped with the Chicago Youth Against AIDS' conference last week by holding a workshop. The preparation included teaching the CYAA teens a dance routine with William Gill being the choreographer.

Make a Wish and Blow!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Rockin' Santa!

For School Street's next fundraiser, we're hosting a band at the Empty Bottle on Dec. 5, 2009 from 2-5 p.m. It'll be popular rock stuff, universal, dance-able. Kids can come if their legal guardians are there. Here's the stats:

"Rockin' Santa" featuring "A Group of Random People" band
Sat. Dec. 5, 2009
2-5 p.m.
Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western in Chicago
$20 adults, $5 kids, $30 for couples

Let me know if you want to go. I can give you the recession-buster rates!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

'Let's Make A Deal!' Lunch!

Co-workers and I celebrated the fact that another editor and I got into the studio audience of a taping of CBS' new "Let's Make a Deal." Here's a link to the episode. You can see me when a guy dressed as a mustard container gets offered a computer. I'm wearing a big, cartoon "apple" on my head. My co-worker Linda can be seen when a lady in a cowgirl hat picks a box set in the aisle. She's disguised as a hippie.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cheri and Lenny Visit Chicago

Cheri and Lenny from Sarasota, Fla., come to visit Chicago, spending a fun-filled night of Greek food and the Red Head piano bar. Opa's and Sinatra prevailed.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

The Smash-hit the Jen and Joe Show!

Our School Street fundraiser was a smash last night! Jen and Joe were a fabulous singing duet and picked the quirkiest songs. The performance was energetic and high-lariously funny. It was a packed house too! Loverly.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Coming Back From Phoenix

Going from 40-degree weather to 80 was just the tip of the fun in going to Phoenix for a conference. Yes, there was work to do and seminars to write up for our online newsletter and magazine, but the folks were jovial (it was a health and wellness focus that had "spa" treatments) and the resort was a relaxing American Indian themed place. Here's pictures of my colleagues at yesterday's luncheon. Fun times.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Jon and Kate Kiss and Make Up

I could not have had a better Halloween weekend. Our Jon and Kate Plus Eight entry in the Halsted Street Halloween Parade here in Chicago was so cool and went over so well. We had a fanatastic Asians and Friends Dim Sum--even after a night of partying--and my bestest friend from London Randy visited this weekend. Too many good times.