Chicago Bull C.J. Watson Presents “Vegas Nights!”

A Star-Studded, Charitable Reception

January 21, 2011
Itika Oldwine

It’s always inspiring when people who have found great success in their life use their influence to give back to those less fortunate, and that’s why I’m such a fan of Chicago Bulls point guard C.J. Watson.  In his first season with the Bulls, C.J. has been moved to use his non-profit organization The Quiet Storm Foundation (QSF) to help make a positive impact in the lives of Chicago’s youth. QSF was founded by Watson and his family in Las Vegas in 2009.  In Nevada, QSF provided positive recreational opportunities for underpriviliged youth through basketball camps hosted by Watson.  Now that C.J.’s in Chicago, the Foundation has partnered with three local …  Read more

O.A.R.: Of A Revolution

The AXE Music Tour Brings Rock to Chicago

October 29, 2010
Erica Stimac

Coming off the star-studded Weezer concert in Los Angeles, the Windy City got its turn to rock last Tuesday, October 12, as O.A.R. performed for the AXE Music “One Night Only” concert series. Hailing from Ohio State University, this was O.A.R.’s first time ever performing at the intimate concert venue, The Metro, and they didn’t disappoint.  Playing some of their classic and most well known songs such as “Crazy Game of Poker” to their new hits including “Shattered,” the audience was singing along to every lyric. As a special treat to the guests, American rapper Asher Roth made a surprise appearance on stage towards the end of the evening. Stay tuned for more VIP …  Read more

Jennifer Hudson Sparkles at Magazine’s 2 Year Anniversary Party

Michigan Avenue Magazine Brings Chicago's Most Social Together

October 8, 2010
Jessica Zweig

If you were one of the luck 900+ people to catch the Grammy and Oscar-winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson wow the crowd Tuesday night at  Michigan Avenue magazine’s two-year anniversary at the House of Blues, well, you know how lucky you are. Jennifer stepped up to the stage and welcomed the cheering crowd exclaiming, “It’s good to be home!” Jennifer was accompanied by her cousin, who played piano behind her, saying “the best thing about being home is that I can bring my family with me.” She continued to interact with the crowd noting she “came out to see you all tonight!” and that she “doesn’t talk much, but I’m …  Read more