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This weekend may be the most upheaval Chicago’s seen in a while. Why? Because the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Summit is coming to town, and some people aren’t happy about it. If history repeats itself, things could get ugly: In 1999 and 2009, similar meetings brought cities like Seattle and Strasbourg into chaos; protesters ran amuck breaking windows and starting fires. While I don’t advocate violence and while I’m hoping that protesters can get their …
Celebs flocked to Chicago for after-parties and moreAugust 8, 2012
Let’s face it, Lollapalooza weekend equals Chicago on steroids. With all the pre-games, tailgates, post-parties and DJ sets, I’d say we are all still a little tired. But besides bringing out the best parties in Chicago, Lolla also draws an incredible amount of celebs to enjoy our city for the ultra hyperactive weekend. Nellcote was one of the hottest spots last weekend for celebrities. The Euro-chic restaurant hosted rad artist access after-parties Friday through Sunday till 2am each night. No wonder they kept the party going all weekend: they had some amazing guests even before Lolla officially kicked off. The celeb sightings started off there with a bang (in others words, Perry … Read more
A Playlist for the Worst of TimesMay 4, 2012
Hi there. I thought I’d bring back The A-List for a very special occasion. That is, one of my closest friends just found out that her ex – the one who was the ying to her yang, but whom she didn’t feel quite right about – is engaged. She doesn’t know how, or to whom, or what their relationship is like, but she’s sad. And she feels bad about it. I empathize. No matter how a previous relationship ended with anyone (or how it was for the duration), when you find out news like that, it’s bound to be a little… weird. You begin to think about what the two of … Read more
Powerful Singer Shows Off New MaterialMarch 30, 2012
Kelly Clarkson has moved on. Out with the old, in with the new. Jump starting her Hammond, IN (ahem, Chicago) show, the barefoot singer opened with new track “Dark Side” before getting mega hits “Behind These Hazel Eyes” and “Since U Been Gone” out of the way as soon as possible. “You Love Me” had Clarkson disappearing off stage, leaving audience members wondering where she had gone. Not to fear. No sudden illness or wardrobe malfunction, but a nice surprise for those in the stadium seats. The songbird sang a cover of “Heavy In Your Arms” as she made her way to a perch just a few rows ahead of yours … Read more