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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Chicago/Paris Ballet & Mime Connection!

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    I know it is hard for some to believe for some reason, but I love the ballet… and I’m especially excited to share news that because 2010 marks the 90th anniversary of a famous Paris-born surrealist ballet, Le Boeuf sur le Toit (English translation: The Ox on the Roof: The Nothing-Doing Bar), T. [...]

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i won an emmy!

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  You probably caught me and emmy award winning actor jeremy piven twittering our heads off all last night at sunda & underground celebrating after my surprise emmy win!!  (Seriously, if you are not following me on twitter, click here, you are missing out)  anyway, I let everyone pass the award around and everyone thought [...]

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"new kids on the block" donnie wahlberg going underground in chicago!

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  I have to admit, I don’t know much about Donnie Wahlberg, besides the fact that he was one of the members of New Kids on the Block, the supposed first ever “boy band” that ruled the music charts, and broke millions of teenager hearts across the country in the 80’s and 90s.  I have [...]

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art, culture, film & entertainment…and my roots

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  A lot of people who follow me on twitter freaked out this week when I mentioned that I liked the little kid in the movie “up!” because he was half asian like me!  people couldn’t believe I was half asian?  it was so crazy to me… but guess I maybe I don’t talk about [...]

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dare to dream chicago w/ gavin rossdale from bush!

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  Talent and philanthropic efforts go hand in hand in the great city of chicago… if you follow me on twitter, you know i give the behind the scenes from those efforts all the time… speaking of, tomorrow (11/5) at chicago’s historic house of blues, there is an amazing party/concert that is a great example [...]

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Chicago Designers make a "DIFFA" (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS)

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       This week, I was invited to a great series of events hosted by DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) Chicago chapter. DIFFA is a “not-for-profit fundraising and grant making foundation that distributes funds to Chicago area HIV/AIDS service agencies that provide direct service, preventive education and outreach to people who are HIV [...]

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my experience as "Principal for a Day" at Fenger High School

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    If you follow me on twitter (click here to follow if don’t), you are probably used to seeing the behind the scenes craziness of my life, as I explore the beauty of Chicago’s character, art, entertainment & cultural scene. But no matter how random, I am sure like most, you were not expecting [...]

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a toast to today's chicago woman

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  I used to write a monthly entertainment column for “today’s chicago woman” because I have always loved that this wonderful local magazine keeps a strong commitment & focus not only to the unique character of our great city of chicago, but to the hard working talented women that deserve all the credit in the [...]

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gen art fresh faces in fashion '09 : guest blogger kris gibbons, rockit ranch marketing team

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  From the trendy streets of Gold Coast to the hip passageways of Wicker Park/Bucktown, Chicago fashion runs diverse and unique. Each October, Chicago plays host to a myriad of vibrant fashion events and runway shows showcasing local designers, known as Fashion Focus. Gen Art, a leading arts and entertainment organization dedicated to displaying the best [...]

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Chef John Delucie of The Waverly Inn at Rockit Bar & Grill Tonight : guest blogger, Jeffrey Ward rockit ranch pr team

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  Chicago is known as one of the top dining cities in the world, which means that we are always hosting really great culinary events in the city (such as Tour de Champagne this Friday night at The Drake) as well chefs from all over the country, hoping to get reservations in our amazing restaurants [...]

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