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Cheeky’s Summer Read: The One & Only by Emily Giffin

By: Dana Hartung

May 27, 2014
Emily Giffin
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Looking for a sizzling new summer read? Emily Giffin — chick lit author of the novel-turned-movie Something Borrowed (starring Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin) — has just released her newest book, The One & Only. And it’s definitely a top pick for a warm weather Cheeky page-turner. In Emily’s eagerly awaited new novel, readers meet Shea Rigsby, whose world is turned upside down when a tragedy strikes her hometown of Walker, Texas — a small college town that lives and breathes the game of football. Effortlessly charming, witty and thought provoking, Emily has written another classic tale of forbidden love, loyalty and following your heart. Cheeky caught up with the six-time New York …  Read more

Last Call: Bid Farewell to The Sound of Music

By: Dana Hartung

May 23, 2014
The Sound of Music
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The hills are alive with The Sound of Music for one more weekend! The timeless Rogers and Hammerstein Broadway musical, The Sound of Music, comes to life at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Join free-spirited Maria as she leaves the convent to embark on a new journey as governess for the seven children of Captain Von Trapp. Enjoy the classic tunes such as Edelweiss, My Favorite Things and Climb Every Mountain that will instantly warm your heart and put a smile on your face. Watch Broadway star Jenn Gambatese and Billy Zane, the actor who played Cal in Titanic, take on the iconic roles of Maria and Captain Von Trapp before the …  Read more

Meet Sliva: Chicago’s Own Music Prodigy

At 15, Jacob Silverstein Charts On iTunes With a Best-Selling EDM Album

May 23, 2014

“I didn’t even think about it. It never crossed my mind that I could be charting on iTunes,” said fifteen-year-old Jacob Silverstein — or Sliva, as he’s known in the EDM (electronic dance music) world — of his newly released album, Fate, which hit the top 36 EDM album on iTunes on its second day of release. “I went to check on Avicii’s ranking, then I started scanning and was really surprised when I saw mine on the charts.” Trending on iTunes. Not bad for a high school freshman. And Sliva is just as humble as he is talented. When I asked him what he thought of Fate, he smiled and said, “It’s my …  Read more