Chicago Culture, Celebrity, Arts & Entertainment
Chicago culture, arts & entertainment with Billy Dec

Enjoy “What’s on Dec” this week on ABC TV “Windy City Live!”

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Click here to see Rockit Ranch CEO Billy Dec‘s inside scoop on the best parties, fests, games, concerts, events.. on his latest Thursday 11am weekly ABC TV segment called “What’s on Dec” on “Windy City Live!”

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Looking for Spring 2013 interns at Rockit Ranch Productions!

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Looking for Spring 2013 interns at Rockit Ranch Productions!

The CEO of Rockit Ranch Productions, Billy Dec, is currently looking for Spring interns! We are looking for outgoing, fun, energetic people who love Chicago, believe in our brand, want to work hard, learn a tremendous amount and have a strong grasp on the current and up and coming social media platforms and trends.

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1st Annual Visual Sound Awards Celebrates Best Use of Emerging Musical Talent by Global Brands & Entertainment in 2012

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1st Annual Visual Sound Awards Celebrates Best Use of Emerging Musical Talent by Global Brands & Entertainment in 2012

Tara Flocco here-Director of PR at Music Dealers! I’m guest blogging to tell you all about an amazing event that happened just a few days ago right here in Chicago. Over 400 guests gathered for the inaugural Visual Sound Awards (#VSAwards) to recognize marketing and advertising campaigns, TV shows and films that have utilized music in the most successful and creative ways to drive value for Music Dealers’ global brand and entertainment partners, while showcasing the profound impact these projects have had on the emerging artists whose music is featured the campaigns.

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Kitchit Chicago is Here!

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Kitchit Chicago is Here!

Mia Hall here, Chef Network Director at Kitchit! I was having coffee this morning with Chuy Valencia, a great Chicago chef and a contestant on Top Chef season 9. Chuy was saying that Kitchit.com is a great way for chefs to reach their audience – people like you and me – in their homes.

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Come Out and Play with Urban Initiatives!

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Come Out and Play with Urban Initiatives!

Cristobal Martinez is a Senior Program Associate with Urban Initiatives. Coach Cris implements the Work to Play Program, which encourages kids to live active and healthy lives through the sport of soccer across 5 Chicago Public Schools. They’d like to tell you about a great event that’s right around the corner:

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South Shore Drill Team Selected to Perform in Presidential Inauguration Parade!

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South Shore Drill Team Selected to Perform in Presidential Inauguration Parade!

Chicago’s South Shore Drill Team was recently notified that they were one of twenty-four groups selected nation-wide to perform in President Barack Obama’s inaugural parade on January 21st, 2013 in Washington D.C. The team was one of over 2,800 to apply for the honor, and will send 54 of its senior members to the nation’s capital to represent the City of Chicago.

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Chicago TV Casting: Set Up for Love

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Chicago TV Casting: Set Up for Love

Chicago’s local-area reality TV casting associate, Lyn Niemann, needs singles! Get out of those post-holiday slumps! After all, Valentine’s Day is practically around the corner! Love darts are ready to fly! I’m doing the preliminary casting for the next 3 DAYS for a television show on the WE Network called “Set Up For Love”.

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Freezin’ for a Reason this Season!

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Freezin’ for a Reason this Season!

It’s a well known fact that Chicago has some of the coldest winters around (well, with the exception of this one, anyway). And when I say cold, I mean COLD. Like, -30 degrees, frigid COLD (or so it feels). Sadly, many homeless and abandoned dogs are forced to endure these conditions for nights on end, all alone. So, in honor of these precious pups, Project Rescue Chicago (PRC) is “Freezin’ for a Reason” and asking you to do the same!

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Chicago Music Legends Play Bowie, T. Rex & Kraftwerk for Cancer Relief

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Chicago Music Legends Play Bowie, T. Rex & Kraftwerk for Cancer Relief

Early New year prediction: I pull my numb face off a mirror, peel my withered tendril of a former feather boa off the sticky club floor and grope about in the dark For my shades….it’s a brand new year, is that howling I hear outside?..is it the year of the diamond dogs? No-not quite, however I do know that I, Chris Connelly, am fulfilling a secret dream of mine to step into the shiny black brogues of the THIN WHITE DUKE and be him for a night, and not just ANY night, January 11th, just 3 days after his 66th birthday! And where? Oh-the METRO, my favorite venue ! and why? Apart from why NOT!? Because it’s for the Pablove foundation, an amazing organization established to provide relief for the patients and families of pediatric cancer.

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NYE In Style

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NYE In Style

Not to ostracize half of our readers, but guys you have it easy for New Years. You have three options. If you’re going to a black tie party, you wear a tux. If you go to a cocktail party, you wear a suit. If you go to a bar, you wear nice dark wash jeans, a nice button down and nice loafers. That’s not hard. So this post will solely be about women.

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Making Spirits Bright: Daley Plaza Tree Lighting

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Making Spirits Bright: Daley Plaza Tree Lighting

Have you checked out Daley Plaza yet? It is literally the best way to get into the spirit of the season. Besides grabbing some fun gifts at Chriskindlmarket, you have to stop by and admire the tree. I did back in November when they lit the tree for the 99th time.

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