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Seriously Badass Women

Monday, October 26th, 2015
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Thank you to Shannon Downey for including me in Seriously Badass Women. Click here to view! Share This!

Musician Dan Henig and Comedian Melinda Hill

Saturday, August 8th, 2015
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Youtube music sensation and original artist, Dan Henig, and comedian Melinda Hill join me on a hot LA day to talk about the creative process, favorite snacks, managing life and career as an independent artist and how they define success. PLUS, Dan surprises us with a never-before-heard new song he had just writer the night Read more…

Actor David Pasquesi, Critic Chris Jones and Author Rebecca Skloot

Friday, December 5th, 2014
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Did you miss the December 1 Dinner Party. Watch the full show, highlights and performances below! GET TIX for the January 12th Dinner Party! Rock Star Chef Kevin Hickey of Bottlefork and The Duck Inn cooks for Saturday Night Live’s Julia Sweeney, Legendary Anchorman Bill Kurtis, a mystery guest and YOU! I will host as Read more…

Jerry Springer, Bill Zwecker and IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan

Sunday, September 28th, 2014
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Did you miss the last Dinner Party with Jerry Springer, Lisa Madigan, Bill Zwecker and Chef Bruce Sherman? Watch the hightlight and performance clips or the full show! Future Dinner Parties are December 1 and January 12. Share This!

Giuliana and Bill Rancic and Chef Psaltis of RPM Steak on The Dinner Party To Go Podcast

Monday, August 18th, 2014
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On this second podcast of “The Dinner Party To Go”, I speak with Giuliana and Bill Rancic and Chef Doug Psaltis at RPMSteak and at Taste of the Nation. Over Tuna & Avocado Poke, Sweet Corn Agnolotti, and Baba au Rhum we talk about being focused, never giving up, what makes a successful restaurant and Read more…

Drinks Before Dinner

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
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and with     host the first event in a Salon Series   “DRINKS BEFORE DINNER”   Host of the popular, monthly live streaming show, The Dinner Party, Elysabeth Alfano invites two Chicago celebrities to join in casual conversation and “Drinks Before Dinner” at Allium Restaurant of Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. Comedian and Vocalo host, Read more…

Architect Jordan Mozer

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
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Get your tix for the February 17th Dinner Party.   Http://citywinery.com/chicago/fear-no-art-presents-the-dinner-party-2-17.html Stanley Tigerman called him “a Renaissance man.” Justin Henderson described him as “visionary, idiosyncratic and utterly original”, “a poet, an artist and a maker of magic” and “a springboard into the realm of architecture as art.” Sleeper Magazine referred to him as “one of the Read more…

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…