Ever thought it would be fun to get dressed-up, get the family pooch (or pooches!) dressed-up, and hit the town together for a swanky night out? You can, AND you’ll be raising money for PAWS Chicago at the same time. Win-win!
PAWS Chicago’s Seventh Annual Animal Magnetism event will take place at Galleria Marchetti, on Friday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. Hosted by former Chicago Bear Jerry Azumah and myself, Special Guests Alison Victoria of Kitchen Crashers and Susanna Negovan of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Not only will you walk the red carpet with your dapper dog, enjoy amazing food, and be able to dance the night away together, but your 4-legged pal will also be treated to their own doggie buffet! A benefit wouldn’t be complete without an amazing silent auction, too. This year’s items include:
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Founded in 1997, PAWS Chicago (Pets Are Worth Saving) is the Midwest’s largest non-profit, No Kill humane organization. PAWS Chicago envisions a No Kill Chicago – a city in which no pets are destroyed just because they are homeless. Working toward that goal, PAWS Chicago is on track to find homes for more than 5,600 pets out of the cageless, No Kill Adoption & Humane Center and to perform free and low cost spay/neuter surgeries for more than 18,000 pets in 2013.
Get your tickets here, and we’ll see you and your pup on the dance floor!
Everyone knows Chicago will be focusing on fashion this week because it’s…oh yeah Fashion Focus Chicago. And while I want to hit up every event this week has to offer, there are some events that are a little unique.
Take Maison De LaCour’s fashion show. Like any good show, “The Immaculate One” will have some choice hosts. Corri McFadden from Edrop-Off, April Francis founder of Dose Market and KISS FM host Angi Taylor will all be there.
So I said it’s not your average runway show. This is why its not: it’s going to be choreographed. Ok, let me break this down better. The show will be in two parts. First, you can check out the ready-to-wear line, MDLC. To Queen’s classic “Bohemian Rhapsody.” (Am I just curious about what they’re going to wear when Freddie Mercury starts singing “Galileo?”) The intermission will be a modern ballet performance choreographed by Yana German. Then, the models return to show the 2013 Spring collection.
That’s just the fashion show part of the evening. There’s a cocktail reception with performances. And it’s black tie. So wear your best while seeing the best of Maison De LaCour. All proceeds go to American Cancer Society. Wanna get tix? Click here!
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Many of us use buses to navigate our way throughout the city, either going to school or work. We pack them full of people trying to avoid the blistering cold at the bus stop. This year help over 700 families by filling a bus with toys, blankets, coats, clothing, and canned goods. Starting December 8, 103.5 KISS FM, AT&T, Taco Bell, and The Salvation Army are teaming up to Stuff-A-Bus in Arlington Heights on the corner of Palatine and Rand Road.
Come out and join others as they celebrate the holiday season by helping those in need. You’ve already stuffed a turkey and are planning to stuff stockings – now is your chance to Stuff-A-Bus! Take a look at the schedule below to see when donations are being accepted.
Thursday, 12/8 – 4p-8p w/Jordan & 8p-12m w/Special K.
Friday, 12/9 – 4p-8p w/Jordan & 8p-12m w/Special K.
Saturday, 12/10 – 12p–12a w/ Special K.
Sunday, 12/11 – 12p–12a w/ Special K.
Monday, 12/12– 4p-8p w/Jordan & 8p-12a w/Special K.
Tuesday, 12/13 – 4p-8p w/Jordan & 8p-12a w/Special K.
Learn more here: http://www.1035kissfm.com/pages/StuffABus2011/
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I woke up at 5am this morning for a BIG press day with Billy. We had to do 5 radio shows, a live tv show & a PSA all in 5 hours when he literally just stepped off a plane from France, Hungary, and Austria 12 hours prior. When he initially told me about how much press he wanted to do BEFORE he was live on Windy City Live- I thought it was absurd, but in all the time I have known him, I can say he pushes himself to work beyond what most people think is feasible. The main purpose behind all this press was to talk about two events that are the very important to him to support art & theatre in Chicago & raise scholarships for kids - The Madhatter’s Ball & The Piven Theatre Gala.
The schedule of the day went as follows:
6am – Picked up Chicago Reader, heard BD won “Best Person to Follow on Twitter” 6:15am – Car Pickup
6:30am – Stop at Rockit to pick up Burgers
6:45am – Live on Kiss FM with Angi Taylor at Brother Fred
7:30am – J & Julian Show on B96
7:40am – Fresh with Scotty & Rebecca
7:50am – K-Hits with Eddie & Jobo
8:30am – Make-up & Producer’s Session for ABC’s Windy City Live
9-10am – Live on ABC’s Windy City Live
11am – Steve Dahl Show
11:30am – PSA Shoot for Chicago’s Go Do Good Campaign that Connects Art to Action
1-3pm – Work at Rockit Ranch Productions
3pm – Call in with Andy Giersher
I took my camera with me to show you guys what it’s like to be Behind the Scenes when you are live on radio & tv!!! It was a crazy, fun-filled day, and I was shocked to see that Billy was still even standing to make it out that night! (Billy attended a party for Factor Models and worked at Sunda later that night. I, on the other hand, was asleep by 10pm)
By the way, for those who follow Billy on facebook & twitter – You may have seen the picture of the bird that he posted that seemed to be injured right outside his office on that day. I’m very happy to report that by the end of the day, the bird was saved thanks to the help from the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors – we will post a video we took and share the whole story here tomorrow!
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join kiss fm, time out magazine, vh1 & the rockit ranch crew for a crazy kickoff to tonight’s blackhawks game six of the Stanley cup finals!!!!!!!! “You’re Cut Off” premieres tonight on VH1 taking 9 self proclaimed “princesses” who have lived nothing short of blessed lives and simply cuts them off. No money, no pricey belongings, no swanky living accommodations… and makes them work like hard working chicagoans like the shows host, my long time chicagoan buddy laura baron! (clip above hilarious!)
laura, who’s been featured on NBC, CNN, Extra and quite a few others, is teaching these young ladies how to grow up, take responsibility and live outside their perfect bubbles of decadence. A true Chicagoan, Laura chose her hometown to celebrate the premiere of the show at her hometown fav Rockit Bar and Grill tonight from 6-9pm…. And we are psyched to kick off this crazy victorious chicago night with her and the vh1, timeout, kiss fm crew & you!!!!!!!
Tags: ask laura baron, billy dec, blackhawks, cnn, extra, kiss fm, laura baron, life coach, MTV, NBC, princess, Radio, reality tv, rockit, rockit bar and grill, rockit ranch productions, spoiled, stanley cup, time out magazine, vh1, You're Cut Off
Chicago, and the U.S. in general, has really done an amazing job to support the victims in Haiti in this tremendous time of need – as discussed in this behind the scenes video of me & Drex live in KISS radio this morning, in case didn’t catch it. In the end, real dollars sent is what matters right now – at any level – and motivating people to join you. See my last post for a number of ways that can help….thx all