A live-wired soul band straight from the heart of L.A., Vintage Trouble knows how to get down and dirty with rock ‘n’ roll. The funky four-piece has been gaining major attention for their raw, retro-inspired sound and electric live shows, landing them opening slots for high profile acts like Lenny Kravitz, Bon Jovi, The Who and The Rolling Stones.
Author: Dana Getz
Internationally known for his roles on “Top Chef Masters,” “Take Home Chef” and other reality food shows, celebrity chef Curtis Stone knows his away around a kitchen. The Bravo favorite gained instant appeal with his simple, homegrown style and unforgettable Aussie accent, making his way from highly acclaimed London restaurants to network television.
Former Chicago Cubs’ pitcher Kerry Wood returned to Wrigley Field last weekend—this time to play a different kind of ball. On August 10 Wood and his wife Sarah premiered the first annual Woody's Wiffle Ball Classic, inviting celebrities, retired pros and corporate ringers to battle it out in an all-day wiffle ball tournament. On the batting list were Bill Murray (“Lost in Translation”), Matthew Perry (“Friends”) and Jenny McCarthy ("Love in the Wild"), among others.
Featuring a chic collection of models flaunting lustrous red lips, sophisticated updos and luxe jewelry, this year’s rendition of Macy’s Glamorama Fashion Show certainly lived up to its title. Held in downtown Chicago at the Harris Theater, the annual extravaganza melded fashion with entertainment, showcasing nine glam-worthy designers along with performances by The Summer Set, Cirque Du Soleil, and nine-time Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow.
The adolescent years of Russel Llantino’s life read more like a lifetime. At the age of 19, Llantino has garnered a fan base of over 250,000 people, toured across Canada with J. Cole and performed in front of thousands of fans at Lollapalooza, all the while supporting his mother in her fight against cancer. The Canadian native shrugs it off, insisting his expedited childhood simply came with the territory.
With a lean, lengthy frame, radiant olive skin and flowing chestnut locks, Katie Cleary was a natural fit for the modeling industry. The Mediterranean beauty got her start as a child model in the Chicago area, eventually debuting her vixen-esque look on the premiere season of America’s Next Top Model.
Tall Ships Chicago returned to Navy Pier August 7-11, partnering with the Chicago Match Cup for the first time ever. Twelve teams from seven nations sailed alongside 14 majestic Tall Ships as they competed for $100,000 in the only U.S. stop on the six-city Alpari World Match Racing Tour.
Much like their club banging electro dance tracks, Los Angeles-based trio Krewella has been hitting the EDM scene hard since their debut single “Alive” topped charts earlier this year. Their anthemic pop–meets-all-things-electronic sound brought them instant acclaim, launching them from warehouse scene staple to “Best Breakthrough Artist” of the 2012 International Dance Music Awards.
Some kids get their parents eyes, others their sense of humor and knack for entertaining. Bruce and Erica Driscoll, however, inherited something of a different genetic variety: a musical ability that landed them a slot recording in a big shot NYC studio, launched their single to number one on the iTunes alternative chart and earned them the soundtrack for the 2012 Honda Civic commercial.
Calling Luke Johnson and Andrea Stankevitch workaholics would be an understatement. But when your job is music, it can be easy to get addicted. Individually, they each hold full-time positions at Berklee College of Music and perform with multiple bands and producers in the Boston area.