| Apr 8, 2014
The Shannon Rovers played the bagpipes, green-jacketed volunteers and labor reps cheered wildly and the Chicago Bucket Boys street performers tapped out frenetic rhythms as international travel buyers and journalists wound their way into McCormick Place...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Jill Scott, ASAP Rocky, Rick Ross, Trey Songz and Jennifer Hudson will anchor the 2014 BET Experience.
The Black Entertainment Television network announced the first crop of performers tapped for the second year of its...
| May 23, 2014
| 2:21 PM
The BET Experience keeps getting bigger.
In the weeks before the three-day festival takes over L.A. Live from June 27 to 29, the network will sponsor a free weekly concert series.
BET and AEG teamed with Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza to present the...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 2:30 PM
President Obama and other White House officials convened a first-ever summit last Thursday with YouTube personalities to advance the administration's goal of signing up young Americans for the government's health-care plan.
The YouTube meeting -- which...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The great and the good converged on London on March 7, as Canadian charity Free the Children's We Day event experienced its first kick off on international soil.
Twelve thousand young humanitarians crammed into Wembley Arena to learn of collaboration and...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:47 AM
If you wanted to see someone famous when you went out to eat in Chicago this year, Chicago Cut Steakhouse was your best bet — especially if you know your athletes. While there are a small number of places in the city that hosted bigger names, none...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:05 PM
How does former talk show host Oprah Winfrey say thanks to “O” magazine’s top advertisers?
By taking them to lunch at Chicago Cut Steakhouse. Winfrey rented out the restaurant Thursday for the occasion and took photos with anyone who...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Patrons at Lumen Thursday expected to see R&B singer Ciara, who was making a schedueled appearance on behalf of Hennessy V.S.
The Derrick Rose sighting on the opposite side of the club?
That was a bonus. Still, it wasn't completely unexpected. Like...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Add Jennifer Hudson to the list of actors and actresses who have a hard time watching themselves on the big screen. The seemingly confident Oscar and Grammy winner said she gets uncomfortable seeing herself on film and television.
“I want to crawl...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:40 AM
It’s great to see a Harvard Law graduate with an Oscar-winning fiancee and the physique of a bodybuilder finally catch a break.
David Otunga – whose friendly demeanor makes him easy to like, all kidding aside – is on the cover of the...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday framed up his proposal to charge Taste of Chicago festival goers more for concert tickets and food as a way to help the cash-strapped city keep throwing one of its premier summer parties.
The mayor also said he was not...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Carnival Cruise Lines is following the gameplan that theme parks have mastered, offering up big-name musical acts to drum up business.
The Carnival Live Concert Series was announced Thursday with acts such as Jennifer Hudson, Jewel, Lady Antebellum and...