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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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Sofar Sounds: A Musical Movement to Bring to Chicago!

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Sofar Sounds: A Musical Movement to Bring to Chicago!

Hello Billy Dec blog readers! My name is Jenny McCarthy (no, not THAT Jenny McCarthy) and I am so excited to let you in on a growing musical movement around the world. On any given night of the week, you can find great music in Chicago. If you’re a dedicated fan, you know the downside: groupies talking over your favorite song, beer bottles clanking, fair-weather fans blocking your view. For music lovers and performers, the intense, sometimes frustrating experience of attending shows is underestimated. So why doesn’t the Chicago music scene offer something different and innovative?

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Dempster Family Foundation’s “Casino Night”

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Dempster Family Foundation’s “Casino Night”

Ryan Dempster is a starting pitcher for the Chicago Cubs and has over thirteen years of MLB experience. He has been with the Cubs for the past eight years! His daughter, Riley, was born in 2009 with the genetic disorder 22q, which prompted him and his wife to start the Dempster Family foundation. The disease is a chromosomal abnormality that causes a very wide range of health issues. Not only does the disease cause developmental issues, but it also is the source of heart defects, autism, and immune system problems. Currently, a cure does not exist and children suffering from the disease require significant medical attention.

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Lt. Dan Band “For The Common Good”

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The Fourth of July has just passed but let’s not let the celebration and support for our troops simmer down. There is a new movie out called Lt. Dan Band: For The Common Good that has a way of helping us continue to say thank you to our war heroes. The documentary walks you through [...]

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The Savoy Ballroom – Chicago

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Hey aChicagoThing.com readers…Caitlin Presberg here, Summer Intern for Rockit Ranch Productions. Walking down the streets of Chicago everyday can become a bit of a routine, when you travel down there everyday for work.  Your mind seems focused and pre set on the movements that you make day after day.  However, every now and again something [...]

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My 1st Katy Perry concert in Chicago was at The Underground over Lollapallooza weekend!

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After I filmed my weekly segment on Thursdays at 9am on ABC TV’s “Windy City Live” today (click here to see it!), I had a ton of people asking me about my Katy Perry story that I told on air, saying she performed at one of our spots, The Underground, before she got BIG (before [...]

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Better Boys & Girls Foundation 50th Anniversary Celebration

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Hi readers! This is Stephanie Castagnier, I’m a friend of Billy’s, but you probably know me from NBC’s The Apprentice, the 2010 season.  I wanted to share an event with you that I hold near and dear to my heart. On Tuesday, July 12th I have the distinct honor of speaking  at the Better Boys [...]

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Chicago SummerDance

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It’s that time of the year again when the parties are in full swing. So why not improve those dance moves? Chicago will be hosting its 15th annual Chicago Summerdance every Thursday through Sunday between the weeks of July 7th and September 18th. Chicago Summerdance is the largest annual outdoor dance series in the United [...]

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Growing Through Arts

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How’s it going BillyDec.com readers? It’s Matt Kochis, one of Billy’s interns for the summer, here and ready to tell you guys about a great Chicago company called Growing Through Arts. Growing Through Arts is a company that creates and markets educational children’s books and toys. They are excited to announce their first line of [...]

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DJ Nardo, Local DJ On The Rise

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 I am eager to tell you about Chicago’s up and coming DJ, DJ Nardo. I know I always like to be the first to know what’s up on the music scene before everyone else, and Jordan Bernardo is on his way to the top of Chicago’s nightlife. He has played at many venues, with [...]

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InStyle Magazine, Havaianas & Billy Dec Invite You to…

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Hey Everyone! Roxanne Johnson here from the RRP intern staff to share my excitement about an amazing event that Billy will be co-hosting Thursday, June 30th at North Avenue Beach! Havaianas sandal designer and InStyle Magazine are teaming up to launch the “Make Your Own Havaianas” Beach Pop Up where invited guests will be able [...]

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