Archive for October, 2012

TV Producer David Manilow, City of Chgo’s Commissioner Boone, Editor in Chief Susanna Negovan

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
The Dinner Party, produced by Elysabeth Alfano and Fear No Art, presents Michelle Boone, David Manilow, Susanna Negovqn, and Browntrout, at the Mayne Stage, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Photography by Charles Osgood

Oooh, it sure was fun. Sustainable chef Sean Sanders of Browntrout cooked for Chicago Commissioner of Cultural Affairs, Michelle Boone, Check, Please! Executive Producer, David Manilow, Sun Times Daily Splash editor, Susanna Negovan and host Elysabeth Alfano. Over food, wine pairings from Cuzumano and Lungaratti, chocolate from Vosges, Twitter and a surprise performance by Nicholas Read more…

David Manilow, Creator and Executive Producer of Check, Please!

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

David Manilow is the Creator & Executive Producer of Check, Please!, the multiple award winning television show where regular people recommend and review their favorite restaurants.  Check, Please! is now in six different markets: San Francisco, Miami, Kansas City, Phoenix and Seattle.  He started his television career at SportsVision, a cable TV sports channel in Read more…

Glen Hansard

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Academy Award winning singer-songwriter Glen Hansard sits down at The Hideout with Fear No ART host, Elysabeth Alfano, and opens up about his early days as a street musician, his experience with Marketa Irglova on the film, Once, connecting with an audience and the creative process of songwriting. Hansard quit school at age 13 to Read more…

Chef Sean Sanders of Brown Trout

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Check out one of the two dishes that Chef Sean Sanders of Brown Trout is making for the October 29th Dinner Party in the video above.  In addition to enjoying Chef Sanders’ appetizers and entrees, audience members of The Dinner Party will also partake in wine samplings of Langarotti and Cusumano and Chocolate tastings by Read more…

Susanna Negovan, Sun Times Daily Splash Editor

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Susanna Negovan, the editor who launched Michigan Avenue magazine and put it on the Chicago media map, is returning to the newspaper where she began her career. After four years as editor-in-chief of the glossy upscale publication, Negovan has been hired to develop and oversee new media projects for Wrapports LLC, which owns the Chicago Read more…

Michelle Boone, Chicago’s Commissioner of Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Michelle T. Boone is the Commissioner of the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, which presents and promotes high-quality free festivals, exhibitions, performances and holiday celebrations each year in parks, the historic Chicago Cultural Center, and other venues throughout the city. She was appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel May, 2011. Prior Read more…