Social Media Week 2012 Chicago registration open

The agency where I work, Zócalo Group, is co-hosting Social Media Week again this year, and I’m actually in the country to enjoy it this time! Registration just opened today and there are a ton of great events already up. All the events are free, but you have to register, so get on it before … Continue reading

Tamia “Beautiful Surprise”

I had the opportunity to attend the album release party for Tamia’s Beautiful Surprise last night, and even got a photo with the singer! I think we all know 90s R&B is my sweet spot, so it was awesome to see her and hear her latest project. Definitely a great soundtrack for an end-of-summer night. Check … Continue reading

Polish Museum of America hosts photography exhibit

The Polish Museum of America is hosting an exhibit featuring the works of Chicago Tribune photojournalist Zbigniew Bzdak. After leaving Poland, he actually ended up traveling in Latin America before ending up in Chicago. The exhibit is titled, “Pilgrims,” so I’m curious to see which photographs from Bzdak’s diverse experiences will be displayed. Check out … Continue reading

I Love Chicago

Last Friday in Chicago was perfect – sunny, warm but not hot, Blue Angels flying between the buildings for Air & Water Show practice. I love this city.

Tony Bennett in Ravinia

Saturday night I headed out to see Tony Bennett at Ravinia. My last trip to Ravinia to see Gypsy Kings ended in disaster when we missed the Metra by literally 45 seconds and then got stuck in crazy traffic and spent over an hour trying to park. This time, my mom offered to drive and … Continue reading

Fried chicken & champagne

A co-worker recommended trying fried chicken and champagne, based on a wine-pairing expert’s tip, and how could I say no to pairing anything with fried chicken? So today, Adam and I picked up some fried chicken from Harold’s Chicken (the 30-minute wait was brutal)  and popped open a bottle of champagne my landlord left in … Continue reading

Global Mixx Music Forum 2012: The Business of Creation

Musicians, artists, producers, DJs, and anyone else doing music in Chicago….this Sunday you need to check out the Global Mixx Music Forum. From record label executives to music network programmers to national recording artists, this one-day event is your chance to do some major networking. If you just show up tomorrow, the fee is $40 … Continue reading

Lolla 2012: A Recap

When Lolla tickets went on sale this year, I quickly snagged a pair and was excited for three days filled with music. Last year was my first time at Lolla and I was determined to catch even more bands this year. Unfortunately, the week before Lolla, the person I was going with found out he … Continue reading

Falling in Love with Love

This song was blasting by the elevators in the parking garage this morning, and it kind of put me in a good mood.