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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Memphis Soul Masters The Bo-Keys Make Way To Chicago

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Memphis Soul Masters The Bo-Keys Make Way To Chicago

When a musical groups’ praises grace the pages of The Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, and The L.A. Times, you know they mean business. Memphis soul masters the Bo-Keys, are the men behind this beautiful blues music that The Wall Street calls a, “Funky authentic groove”. Chicago’s in for a treat because the Bo-Keys are bringing their talents to our city on March 22nd at SPACE. For only $14 you will be able to see the Memphis Soul masters boogie to their hit song ‘Got To Get Back’. Now I’ll admit I’m not the first one to play blues on my Pandora stations but let me tell you…once I heard this jam with Otis Clay I was SOLD (Downloaded it before I started writing this!)

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The Wieners Circle Has A New Reality TV Show!

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The Wieners Circle Has A New Reality TV Show!

The Wieners Circle has been my fav go to places to enjoy w/ friends (like me & Jude Law above) since I was in 5th grade!  Born & raised 3blks away, I remember walking w/my fam or friends once a week to rent VHS tapes next door, and I always got a cheddar cheese fry & chardog to go!  Back then they didn’t scream obnoxious profanities at customers who love it like they do now, but their food hasn’t changed a bit and is still the best!  That killer combo of great food & entertainment (or abuse) is probably why they just landed their own reality TV show that premieres tonight on Tru TV at 9 p.m.! Support & watch it!

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Luv AJ Trunk Show at Sofia Vintage!

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Luv AJ Trunk Show at Sofia Vintage!
When celebrities come to Chicago, there is always one place that they stop: Sofia Vintage.  Sofia is an independent boutique in the Gold Coast that brings a unique variety of hand-picked clothing from emerging and established designers.  I always look forward to walking into the store and checking out their latest collection!

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Aly Jados: From American Idol to The Voice Representing Chicago

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Aly Jados: From American Idol to The Voice Representing Chicago

Over 20 million were watching when I auditioned for Season 10 of “American Idol” and my flirt session with Steven Tyler. Got my golden ticket to Hollywood, then got the golden boot after the infamous and brutal group round.

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Get A Head Start On St Paddys Day With U2 Cover Band Elevation

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Get A Head Start On St Paddys Day With U2 Cover Band Elevation

I think it’s fair to say that St. Patty’s day is THE Chicago holiday. The river runs green, parades take over the streets, and the bars all open at 9am… sold! I’ve been planning since February, and I’m literally counting the minutes until the celebrations start. In case you don’t have your Chi-rish plans yet for Friday nigh though, here’s the perfect way to get yourself ready for the Saturday festivities. Tullamore Dew, One of Ireland’s finest whiskeys, is throwing the ultimate ‘Irish True’ St. Patrick’s Day Celebration!

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Chicago Premiere of The Keeper of the Keys Raises Money For Deserving Family

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Chicago Premiere of The Keeper of the Keys Raises Money For Deserving Family

I’ve always wanted to attend a movie premiere but never understood how people knew about getting tickets and the event in advance. I happen to miss the boat every time and would hear reviews about the film the next day.  I FINALLY came across some info about a Chicago film premiere on March 13th for “The Keeper of the Keys”.

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Oscar Viewing Party Pictures!

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Oscar Viewing Party Pictures!

Check out the photos below from the Oscar Viewing Party at Rockit Bar & Grill. Thanks to all who came out- we raised a great amount of money for After School Matters, a nonprofit organization that offers Chicago public high school teens high quality out-of-school-time opportunities to explore and develop their talents in the arts, while gaining critical skills for work, college, and beyond.

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Laugh Until You Cry With The Second Citys 100th Revue

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Laugh Until You Cry With The Second Citys 100th Revue

You know when you laugh so hard you cry or when something’s so funny that your cheeks start to hurt from smiling so much? Well that was me on Thursday…along with the other 300 people that filled the seats of the Main Stage at Second City to see the 100th Revue. If you’re unfamiliar, The Second City specializes in sketch comedy and improv and has been entertaining audiences for more than 50 years!

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You are invited to join the Party for aChicagoThing.com 3rd Year Anniversary & Chicago 175th Birthday All to Benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository!

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You are invited to join the Party for aChicagoThing.com 3rd Year Anniversary & Chicago 175th Birthday All to Benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository!

On Saturday, March 3, Rockit Ranch Productions will commemorate not one – but two – major milestones with a larger than life bash at Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 W. Hubbard, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Chicago’s 175th Birthday and the 3rd anniversary of the company’s popular entertainment, arts & culture blog, aChicagoThing.com, founded by CEO Billy Dec.

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Share The Health In Chicago

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Share The Health In Chicago

Dr. Dena Mendes is a five-time cancer survivor and the author of the new book, A Survivor’s Guide to Kicking Cancer’s Ass (Hay House, Nov 2011). A true health advocate, she is also a Naturopathic Doctor, licensed health coach, certified yoga instructor, pranic healer, professional holistic chef, and a motivational speaker who inspires audiences with her riveting and candid anecdotal stories.

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