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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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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Emmy Winner Jeremy Piven & Billy Dec Host Special After Party Event to Support Art & Theatre in Chicagoland at The Underground!

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Emmy Winner Jeremy Piven & Billy Dec Host Special After Party Event to Support Art & Theatre in Chicagoland at The Underground!

It’s that time of year again for Jeremy Piven & Billy Dec to join forces and host the best party of the year all to benefit the Piven Theatre Workshop & their new Theatre they are building!! Every year these two guys do whatever they can to help raise funds for children’s art & theater scholarships in Chicago and without exception it’s always a good time, it always brings out a fun, philanthropic crowd, celebrities, pro-athletes, media, influencers, movers & shakers… it’s the perfect opportunity to party it up for an excellent cause.

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Chicago’s 43rd Annual Gay Pride Parade and More Fests and Fetes

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Chicago’s 43rd Annual Gay Pride Parade and More Fests and Fetes

Wigs, gaudy makeup, beads, crazy costumes and…don’t forget the rainbows. Chicago’s 43rd annual Gay Pride Parade is this Sunday at 12 pm!

Show your support for our city’s vibrant LGBT community by lining the streets for one of the most popular parades in the city (and country!). It’s always a crazy event with people cheering the procession and enjoying the show, culture, and reveling in our city’s dazzling diversity!

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Grand Slam Hit It Out of the Park

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I attended the 6th Annual Grand Slam Party at Rockit Bar & Grill last week and would love to tell you all about it…just in case you missed out. The Grand Slam party is an event that stems from the Bring Me Home campaign, which is an amazing union between the Chicago White Sox’s Paul Konerko and Gordon Beckham and Children’s Home + Aid, a foster organization in Chicago.

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Ne-Yo, Joe & Nick Jonas, Terry Crews, Jesse Williams Celebrity NFL Madden 13 Pro-Am Flag Football Game in Grant Park

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Ne-Yo, Joe & Nick Jonas, Terry Crews, Jesse Williams Celebrity NFL Madden 13 Pro-Am Flag Football Game in Grant Park

Hollywood’s hottest, NFL’s finest and Chicago’s greatest are coming together June 22nd in Grant Park all in the name of our country’s favorite sport- FOOTBALL! Clearly this is not your everyday football game- this is the EA NFL Madden 13 Pigskin Pro-Am Celebrity Flag Football Game Launch!! Did you catch all of that?

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