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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Blackhawks in July?! It’s Like Christmas!

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Blackhawks in July?! It’s Like Christmas!

If you’re a Blackhawks fan and planning on going to the upcoming Blackhawks Convention – like me – then last weekend was like Christmas for you. Convention passes and welcome letters were sent out to the delight of fans across Chicagoland. July 20th – 22nd the Hilton Chicago will become Blackhawks central; players & fans will flock to the iconic Chicago hotel for a weekend of hockey in the middle of summer – it’s quite a sight! This marks the 5th year of the convention and as in years past, it has completely sold out – unless you’re willing to go on StubHub. It’s no surprise this event is so popular. I went to my first convention last year and if you’re a fan of the Hawks, it’s something you NEED to go to.

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Talent Show! Calling all Singers, Dancers, Circus Acts, Stunts, Talented, Shocking, Funny Performers of all kinds!

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Talent Show! Calling all Singers, Dancers, Circus Acts, Stunts, Talented, Shocking, Funny Performers of all kinds!

For over 3 years now we at Rockit Ranch have shared our platform with up-and-coming talent of all kinds in Chicago, showcasing them right here on aChicagoThing.com, to give our city’s potential future entertainers a celebratory & supportive boost toward a quicker & more successful entry into the Art, Culture & Entertainment industry in our city & beyond!

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Best Beach Bash: Volleywood Presented by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly

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Best Beach Bash: Volleywood Presented by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly

Chicago Sport and Social once again takes over North Avenue Beach on Saturday, July 7th to host the city’s biggest beach party and sand volleyball tournament. More than 5,000 attendees will be transported to the ultimate fantasy beach bash filled with food, drinks, sun, competition and live music.

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LUX MGT’s 2nd Annual Midsummer Fashion Show!

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LUX MGT’s 2nd Annual Midsummer Fashion Show!

Hello, Chicagoans! Monika Dixon and Kristin Kojzarek here from Monika Dixon Public Relations and we’re both excited to tell you all about LUX MGT’s upcoming “Midsummer Fashion Show” event! We thrive on reaching everyone with the latest news about the hottest local events, and we would love for all of you to join us on July 13th.

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TV Shows & Movies in Chicago All Start with a Casting Call!

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TV Shows & Movies in Chicago All Start with a Casting Call!

TV and Movie Season kicks up every summer…and this year we have The Mob Doctor, Chicago Fire and more filming right here in our great city, and they all start with the same thing, a casting call, so here’s one for you!

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An Epic Event: Chicago’s Madhatter’s Ball

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An Epic Event: Chicago’s Madhatter’s Ball

Circus performers, magicians, and DJs, oh my! On June 30th, the most exciting spectacle in Chicago will take place at The Riverfront Theater under a 70-foot tent, and you should be there to experience it! The Lookingglass Theatre Junior Board’s signature fundraiser, The Madhatter’s Ball, is coming to River West on an epic scale.

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Two Chicago Sisters Become Holiday Heroes!

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Two Chicago Sisters Become Holiday Heroes!

Celine Thum, MD at Maimonides Medical Center here! I’d like to tell you a story about an experience that has stuck with me forever…

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Paris Opera Ballet To Make Its Chicago Debut

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Paris Opera Ballet To Make Its Chicago Debut

I’ve always LOVED Paris and all things French. My grandmother lived in France briefly as a young girl, my great-uncle taught French in Australia for over 20 years, my mother’s family lived in Belgium for 9 years (where they speak French) and I took French in middle school and high school. Sadly, from lack of practice my knowledge of the French language has dwindled, but my love of the country and culture remains strong. I was fortunate enough to go to Paris for Christmas 3 years ago with my mom and I fell more in love with it all. One of the most impressive things I saw on my trip was the Palais Garnier, home of the Paris Opéra Ballet, one of the most well known ballets in the world and the oldest (the company was started during the reign of Louis XIV). While I didn’t get to see them perform – they were touring at the time – I was able to see the beautiful theatre where their performances take place and it was awe-inspiring.

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Nike North v South Softball Battle w/ White Sox AJ Pierzynski, Bears Johnny Knox, Rockit Ranch Billy Dec & more!

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Nike North v South Softball Battle w/ White Sox AJ Pierzynski, Bears Johnny Knox, Rockit Ranch Billy Dec & more!

Via Meghan Goulette: Had such a fun afternoon in the park yesterday with our CEO, Billy Dec, after invited to watch him play in the Nike Northside vs Southside Challenge. White Sox player AJ Pierzynski may have coached the Southside team to a victory, but Billy and the Northside crew gave them a run for their money (led by Johnny Knox of the Chicago Bears who stepped in to coach when Cubs’ Ryan Dempster ended up on DL). The event showcased the Nike Fuel Band, keeping stats on calories (check the video for Johnny poking a little fun at Billy’s stats), steps & more…I actually just bought the band for my dad! Highlight of the game by far was Billy’s double play complete with a sky high catch (AJ coined it the “2nd best catch ever”…see what he called first best in the video). Shout out to all the players listed below!

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1st Annual Oak Street Summer Block Party!

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1st Annual Oak Street Summer Block Party!

Great weather is forecast for this weekend in Chicago, yet again! Summer is well on its way along with all the non-stop events happening around. However, the city can welcome a new event to its list this weekend: Oak Street Summer Block Party!

Check out this LIVE mention on ABC 7 Chicago’s of this awesome event: http://bit.ly/MkCGEg

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