Archive for April, 2012

Actress and Comedienne, Nora Dunn

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Nora Dunn on the April 30th Fear No ART presents The Dinner Party. Saturday Night Live served as Ms. Dunn’s first job in front of a camera.  The cast that returned in 1985 with the show’s original producer, Lorne Michaels, included Dunn, Dana Carvey, Mike Myers, Phil Hartman, Jan Hooks, Jon Lovitz, and Dennis Miller.  Read more…

Dancer, Lane Alexander

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Lane Alexander will be on the April 30th Fear No ART presents The Dinner Party.  Buy tix here. Lane Alexander, Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s co-founder and director for 20 years, has a performing career spanning over 30 years that includes work on the concert stage, musical theater, television and film. He is one of 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…

Paul Kahan, Executive Chef Publican Quality Meats

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Paul Kahan served both the appetizer and the entree at the April 30th Fear No ART presents The Dinner Party. Plus chocolate sampling from Vosges! Executive Chef/Partner Paul Kahan has become the nationally recognizable face for a new guard of Chicago chefs. With an ever-growing list of international accolades for Blackbird, The Publican and avec, Read more…

Kelsey Grammer Accepts the Hugo Career Achievement Award

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival honored Kelsey Grammer with the Career Achievement Award at the 48th Hugo Television Awards Ceremony on Thursday night, April 19th. Chicago favorite and renowned actor in his own right, John Mahoney, paid tribute to Mr. Grammer, who then spoke to the crowd in a brief and moving acceptance Read more…

After The Dinner Party with Marc Smith, Billy Branch, and Naomi Beckwith

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Dinner Party regulars said it was the best show yet, with high caliber guests MCA Curator Naomi Beckwith, Founder of the Poetry Slam March Smith, Blues Legend Billy Branch, and savory Italian dishes by Three Aces’ Matt Troost. Click the pics to watch highlights from show. Marc Smith broke out into the audience with punching Read more…

Three Aces Executive Chef, Matt Troost

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Shy Three Aces Executive Chef, Matt Troost, opened up his kitchen and showed us his simple and delicious ways for making golden beat gnocchi and ribollita on the March 26 Fear No ART presents The Dinner Party.   Both audience members and on-stage dinner guests were both thrilled and stuffed! Share This!

Blues Man Billy Branch, Spoken Word Artist Marc Smith and More

Sunday, April 1st, 2012
The 3rd Fear No Art Dinner Party included host Elysabeth Alfano with Marc Smith, Poetry Slam originator, bluesman Billy Branch, and MCA  curator Naomi Beckwith and chef Matt Troost of Three Aces. Also Stacy Bowie paints a picture while Edith Yokely plays violin.

If you missed the March 26 Fear No ART presents The Dinner Party, below are the recap videos in this order: full show, highlight reel, Billy Branch performing “Hoochie Coochie Man”, poet Marc Smith performing, Matt Troost making gnocchi and Matt Troost making ribollita. Share This!

“…Got ART?”

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

April is here, along with some unseasonably warm and beautiful weather, and that means it’s time for our “…Got Art?” blog to encourage you to get out and enjoy a fresh collection of shows and events this month. Of course, this is just a small sampling of the many amazing things going on here in Read more…