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Resident Choreographer for Ballet Chicago, Ted Seymour

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

      John Manion is the chef for the April 1, 2013 Dinner Party at Chicago City winery, featuring guests Frank Orrall of Poi Dog Pondering, Peggy MacNamara, the only artist in residence at the Field Museum, and Brian Babylon, comedian and host on Vocalo.org. The opening act is Ted Seymour, resident choreographer at Read more…

Chris Ware

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Host of Fear No ART, Elysabeth Alfano, sits down with acclaimed graphic novelist, Chris Ware, in his home library to get a sense for the mind behind the masterful artist. Chris Ware was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1967. He moved to San Antonio Texas at 16 and went to the University of Texas in Read more…

SNL’s Nora Dunn on Lorne Michaels & Warren Beaty

Friday, May 4th, 2012
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http://youtu.be/xEtdsYFdCQE Oh, this was a good one! Nora Dunn kept us in stitches, Peach Carr showed us her fashions and Lane Alexander danced his heart out. Paul Kahan gave us heavenly food and joined in the conversation. Rosemary Fanti document everything through her fashion illustration, Michael O’Briant’s paintings donned the set, and BAM! was the Read more…

Fashion Designer, Peach Carr

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Peach Carr will be on the April 30th Fear No ART presents The Dinner Party.  Buy tix here. Peach Carr stepped into the spotlight when she stepped onto the runway on the 2008 season of Project Runway.  Tim Gunn said he designs were “country club chic”, Peach has designed a line of tennis wear that will take a lady from tennis Read more…

DRAFT

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Its a new year and time for new things.  As you may know, THE DINNER PARTY launches this January 30th.   However, I am also launching a new monthly blog giving a small panoramic overview of what is going on each month.  Due to only so many hours in a day and a limited staff, what Read more…

Highlight from the Feb. 27 Dinner Party

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

A little bit of soul.  A little bit of contemporary dance.  A little bit of Second City.  And a little bit of Tru Restaurant elegance.  WOW! What a night on Fear No ART presents The Dinner Party.  Soul singer JC Brooks, Luna Negra choreographer Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Second City Director Billy Bungeroth (also lead guitarist Read more…

Soul Singer JC Brooks

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

JC Brooks joins host Elysabeth Alfano for the February 27th Fear No ART presents The Dinner Party at Chicago’s Mayne Stage

Second City Director Billy Bungeroth

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Billy Bungeroth is proud to have had the opportunity to direct such a superlative group of actors. He also extends his love and thanks to The Second City, Eric Dolphy, Powell-Peralta Skateboards, TJ, The Anarchist Cookbook, Matt Hovde, Marrs Blackmon, Alison Mf”n Riley, Butter, A. Rimbaud, Lupe Fiasco, Dr. Mick Napier, JC Brooks & the Read more…

Stellar Award Nominee Marco the Poet

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Check out Marco the Poets performance on The Dinner Party below, or listen to Marco The Poet on WBEZ. Click here. To view the full June 25 Dinner Party, click here. http://www.marcothepoet.com/ Share This!

Tru Restaurant Executive Chef Anthony Martin

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Accumulating four-stars and being named Chef of the Year (2011) by Chicago Tribune marked Anthony Martin’s first year as executive chef/partner at renowned Progressive French restaurant Tru. His presentations, described by Phil Vettel as “so visually stunning that it seems crude to disturb their perfection for something so prosaic as eating,” have caught Chicago’s attention, Read more…