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ISSUE #22

LA JOLLA I N T E R N AT I O N A L FA SHIO N F ILM F ESTIVAL 2018

Designer

VINO SUPRAJA

Collection S H A N G H A I PATA N G

John Sahag 1952 – 2005

Many think he was the greatest hairdresser who ever lived. by Helen Oppenheim

Melba Moore With Joe Jackson On His Birthday!


T- Star

Collection

Featured Model provided by T-Star Brand Ambassador Princess Romano Wardrobe: T-Star and Petals by Wanda Models provided b.y.c.f blissfolds yoga for children & families Founder and Owner Shalise Nichols www.blissfolds.com Instagram: b_y_c_f facebook: blissfolds yoga for children and families Petal by Wanda provided all hair accessories and tutu's Hand Crafted Hair Accessories & tutu's Founder and Owner Wanda Jones https://www.etsy.com/shop/petalsbywanda facebook: https://www.facebook.com/petalsbywanda/ Photo provided by TcPhotography www.tcphotographyplus.com https://tcphotographyinc.shootproof.com/gallery/PetalsbyWanda


Petals By Wanda

Owner: Wanda Jones Information / Contact: www.petalsbywanda.com Model provided by T-Star Model: Ramona Williams Photos provided by Travon Christon Printis of TcPhotography


RED Silk Carpet Magazine We are proud to have a dedicated Team to bring you a variety of stories and Information within our industry. We look forward to serving you‌..

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Model: Princess Henderson Hair stylist; Victoria Evans M UA : E s s e n c e K i r k Photog r apher : Ryan Husband


Stephanie McCauley Valent

Photos by Jennifer Ilene


I was born and still reside in Eastern Michigan, and despite the rough winters I do not mind it. It helps me appreciate traveling to different states. Aside from modeling, currently, I am attending college in pursuit of a Marketing/Advertising degree. I also work at a school for students with cognitive impairments. I have been told I am an old soul, however, I would like to point out that I have an appreciation for all things silly and pride myself in being a humble, relatable person. I began modeling professionally when I was seventeen. I have worked with photographers all over Michigan, a lot of whom traveled here from cities in Florida, Illinois, New York, and California. I have been published in books, and book covers, magazines, and walked the runway for many. It started when a friend, whom I had met as a senior in high school, had asked me to model for her, for her senior art project. Soon after the photos were released, I had gotten requests from other photographers. I was skeptical at first, but her photos, creativity, and passion had inspired me to dive into the modeling world after seeing how she had captured me in her photos. I connected with her with our interest in fashion, which I hope to work more in as a model..

Modeling for photographers, seeing how they picture me is so exciting, especially in the beginning. I see and appreciate beauty draped in all colors and sizes. When you are shooting with a photographer, try and bring yourself to a state of creativity and self-love, it will show in the pictures how you feel. I do not believe confidence and sexiness is displayed in what someone is wearing. I believe it is displayed by how the clothing is worn, whether it be a turtle neck sweater, or a low-cut top and a short skirt. Confidence is a state of mind. I prefer to show it without revealing too much of my body as a model. I obtain my confidence by focusing on being kind and understanding towards others, bettering my education, and expanding my knowledge in other ways. Many people have a pretty face, but beauty is intensified when paired with brains and compassion towards yourself and others. Working with photographers is an immensely gratifying experience. I appreciate every single one I have worked with and those who I will work with in the future.


Photos by Jennifer Ilene


Photos by Jennifer Ilene


Vino Supraja

is a Fashion Designer driven by strong eye and acumen fueled by high passion towards Fashion Industry

She graduated Fashion Designing at a premium French fashion school IFA Paris in Shanghai with three years of intense training from French Fashion Couture professionals. She presented her latest collection 'Rise' inspired from The Taj Mahal, at the New York Fashion Week on February 10th 2018. This collection boasts Hand Embroidery work from the students of 'The Little Flower School for the Deaf', Chennai, India and fine artisans from the Rural parts of Southern India.

Model: Jessica Guobis M UA : S u n a S h a r a f i Designer: Vino Supraja Collection: Patang Photographer: Deepak Renganathan

Vino presented her last collection 'Buoyancy' inspired from Humanity during floods in Chennai,India at the 10th Anniversary of Brooklyn Fashion Week F/W 2016. This collection was well received with standing ovation.


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The Graduation Collection PATANG, walked the ramp in ‘Shanghai Fashion Week - Oct 2014’ She won the prestigious ‘Golden Laureate award' from IFA Paris, for her collection She was the finalist in ‘The China International Fashion Designers Creation Contest 2014’ and won an International designer award in the contest. Her work was greatly appreciated by Chinese media including VOGUE, China. Her runways with collections ‘W’ and ‘Kaleidoscope’ were critically acclaimed in the United States of America and published in ‘Detroit Free press’ and showcased in 'NBC Channel 4' She boasts dressing up several celebrities for various Red carpets in the United States of America. Vino Supraja Fashion Designer www.vinosupraja.com

Model: Jessica Guobis M UA : S u n a S h a r a f i Designer: Vino Supraja Collection: Buoyancy Photographer: Deepak Renganahan


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Photo by Melita Rakovic


My name is Melita Rakovic

I am a formal wear designer from Bosnia, based in Detroit. My family and I moved to the US in December of 1996. I got into fashion as a child when my dad first taught me how to sew. Ever since then I knew this is what I wanted to do. I got into formal wear when I went to my senior prom and had the same dress as someone else. I knew that I will never let that happen again! My designs are all about standing out and being unique in a very sexy and elegant way. I like to call it "A Modern Sexy Audrey Hepburn". My main focus in design is movement and texture, combined with detail for elegance, resulting in a line that reflect the kind of woman I want everyone to feel while wearing my dress‌elegant, glamorous, strong, sexy, and fearless. Follow my social media to keep up with all my latest creations. Facebook(Melita Moda) Instagram: melita_moda__


Delaney Natke RCCI Chicago Oscars Documentary 2018 Michigan Vocalist of the Year


Hi everyone. My name is Delaney Natke and I turned 16 just a little while back. I live with my Mom and Dad, 6 brothers and dog, Ted, in a teeny tiny town called North Branch, about 90 miles north of Detroit. Almost done with my junior year at Brown City High School. My family says I was born singing. All I know is that singing has been a part of my soul since my earliest memories. When I would clean with my Mom, we would sing and dance to make the time go easier. Two of my early favorites to sing back then were Super Woman, by Alicia Keys and SoulShine, by The Allman Brothers. Even now, hearing those songs brings a smile to my lips every time.

thru current rock music and are invited to be part of dozens of events all around Michigan. Some of my favorites are the gigs we perform that help other charities, like our most recent outing just a few weeks ago to benefit St. Baldrick’s, who champions to cure children’s’ cancer. Several months ago, I was the runner-up in an acoustic vocal competition at 20 Front Street, the coolest new venue for music, located in Lake Orion. My accompanist for the evening was one of the mentors for GZB, John Salsido, who has been performing for more years than he would want me to comment.

My passion is what I want to pursue for my lifetime. There is absolutely nothing that makes my heart smile more than seeing my songs bring joy to those who are listening. My experience with musical instruments falls on the clarinet, violin, ukulele and piano.

We presented a new arrangement of Oh Darlin’ by the Beatles. Normally, I don’t like to listen to myself on recordings, but this place has acoustics that I am sure rival some of the oldest music halls. Feel free to check it out on the 20 Front Street Facebook page.

For the last 2 years, I have been a lead vocalist for The Ground Zero Band (GZB). GZB is sponsored by a not-for-profit, Reason2Rock, which was started by my Mom and her friend, Lisa Niebauer. The Reason2Rock program is completely free to the young musicians. We play classic

Well, in closing, mere words cannot adequately describe my excitement in being chosen to be part of Celebration of Music and I am looking forward to the opportunity to touch people with my music.

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It matters now more than ever that we make our voices heard to protect the vital work of the United Nations. With proposed bills in Congress aimed at either dramatically reducing US funding for the UN or withdrawing our country entirely from the global body, the UNA-USA community must come together and fight for what we know is right: Standing with refugees; demanding equality for women; protecting LGBT rights; combatting climate change; working for peace; and more. Hosted at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, from June 10-12, you’ll meet with high-ranking U.S. Government and UN officials, learn from global experts, gain invaluable tools to bring back home for chapter sustainability, and urge Congress to stand with the UN. Here are just a few of the incredible speakers you can expect to hear from at the Summit: • • • •

Rep. Ed Royce, Southern California’s 39th Congressional District and Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Andrew Gilmour, UN Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights Robert Skinner, Executive Director, United Nations Information Center Munira Khalif, U.S. Youth Observer to the UN

If you are looking for an opportunity to learn from the experts, and tell Congress how important the UN is to you, this is it! http://unausa.org/membership/una-usa-events/2018-leadership-summit


Gary Washington, RCCI-MI Chicago Oscars The Documentary 2018 Photographer of The Year was born in the Metro Detroit area. He studied at Oakland University and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. While, pursuing his career in engineering he began to work closely with his brother in the field of photography. He started his journey shooting fashion shows and later developed a passion for fine art photography, traveling to places like Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Gary gained experience, creativity and inspiration, which easily translates, to his work today. In addition, Gary likes to experiment with different angles and creative styles. Taking an interest in Detroit’s rich heritage, he has grown to love and study black and white photography. He often relates black and white photographs to “timeless pieces of art”. Photo by Gary Washington


24th Annual 2018 Black Women Expo Chicago This was the largest attended in the history of the BWe, largely due to some of the hottest and well known celebrities to speak with hundreds of women.


The Bwe allowed guest to visit local and nationally known venders to help with style, fashion, health, and beauty as well as special programs for all ages.


Kimberly Elise, Remy Ma, Johnny Gill, K-Love, Indi the Violinists, Blaq Ice, Windy Indie, Nia Kay, Black Ink Crew Chicago’s own PHOR, and Local Radio Personalities like Kendra G, and many other influential people in and around the Chicago area.


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A Forum for Good Now the beauty and transcendent art of fashion film becomes a bigger picture. With the increasing worldwide awareness of ethical labor issues, environmental and sustainability concerns, and indigenous and native artisan communities, fashion film is an important new and emerging platform for expression and discussion. Join two of the pioneers in this emerging film genre when La Jolla holds the world’s first forum on how to integrate social action into your fashion films.


After party 2017

Directors on stage


Meet La Jolla's Official Cause Partner, The Ethical Fashion Initiative of the International Trade Centre, a joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization. The EFI connects artisans from the developing world to the international value chain of fashion. In doing so, the Ethical Fashion Initiative harnesses fashion as a vehicle for development. One of the UN's most effective programs!


Questions? Contact Festival Producer: Fred Sweet fredsweet@LJFFF.com


Concierge Key Notes Anything Is Possible with Mark Roberts


Chicago Zine Fest May 18-19 Institute of Cultural Affairs, 4750 N. Sheridan Road in Uptown (Fri 6:30 - 9:30pm) Plumbers Union Hall (1340 W Washington Blvd). (Sat 11am - 6pm) DePaul has been collecting zines since 1994 with a focus on Midwestern zines. The library has 18 individual zine collections -thousands of zines! - primarily from the 1980s-2010s. A wide variety of topics are represented including music, politics, incarceration, LGBTQA, personal narratives, comics, fiction, and many more. All events during CZF weekend are FREE, wheelchair accessible, and open to the public: Friday, May 18th for a panel discussion & exhibitor reading, and Saturday, May 19th for our main exhibition. -----------------------------Ballet Nacional de Cuba - Don Quixote May 18 - 20 Auditorium Theatre 50 E. Congress Parkway Ballet Nacional de Cuba returns to Chicago for the first time in 15 years with company director Alicia Alonso's Don Quixote. The company puts a distinctly Cuban spin on the classic ballet, elevated by Ludwig Minkus' acclaimed score, performed by the Chicago Philharmonic. ----------------------Lincoln Park Wine Festival May 18-20 Jonquil Park 1001 W. Wrightwood Ave Lincoln Park Wine Fest takes place in an intimate urban setting where visitors can sample wines, browse art and be entertained with music. The park's two acres will be cordoned off and visitors can sample from a selection of more than 80 varietals. In addition to U.S. vineyards, among other countries represented will be Argentina, Chile, France, Italy and New Zealand. Special Friday & Saturday evening tasting sessions have been added for those who savor an after-sunset wine experience! Friday: 6pm to 10pm; Saturday: Noon to 9pm; Sunday: Noon to 4pm

-------------------------Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show May 18 - 20 The Mart 222 W. Merchandise Mart From furniture to folk art, estate jewelry to antique books, there's something for every collector at this three-day show. $20. For tickets, visit chicagoantiquesartdesign.com ---------------------Mole Mayo May 25-27 WrightDePlus Housewalk May 19 Ashland Ave. & W. 18th Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District 951will Chicago Ave, Oakpitting Park local chefs and restaurants against one another to find Chicago's historic Pilsen neighborhood feature mole, out version of the Mexican staple isfeatures best. In rare addition, thetours outdoor festivalhomes will also numberdesignend of the city's Thiswhose internationally renowned housewalk interior of private andfeature public abuildings by finest food vendors, an open-air Mercado/Market that will be filled to the brim with local Pilsen businesses and crafters. Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries. The event features 2 stages of great live entertainment, including music, dj, and dance. Lucha libre wrestling is also a huge attraction. ------------------------------------------Chicago House Music Festival May 26 Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion Throughout the day, DJs and live performances will showcase the various sounds and styles of house music, the musical form born in Chicago that has gone on to revolutionize dance music internationally. Free Admission 2-9pm


Chicago Memorial Day Parade May 26 State St. from Lake St. to Van Buren Chicago's Memorial Day Parade honors all men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. The Wreath Laying Ceremony will begin at 11am on Daley Plaza (Dearborn and Washington Streets). The parade will then step off at 12 noon and proceed south on State Street from Lake Street to Van Buren Street. -----------------------------------Navy Pier Summer Fireworks Memorial Day thru Labor Day Navy Pier's Aon free Summer Fireworks perfectly synchronized to music on Lake Michigan occur on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Sat May 26; 10:15 pm; Wed May 30 9:30pm; Sat Jun 2 10:15 pm; Wed Jun 6 9:30pm; Sat Jun 9 10:15 pm; Wed Jun 13 9:30pm; Sat Jun 16 10:15 pm -----------------------------------------------Miller Lite Beer Garden

May thru October

Navy Pier, Chicago Chicago's go-to destination for free, live, outdoor music performances, this beautiful, lakeside venue boasts some of the city's best views of the lake and skyline. During your visit, enjoy a large menu of beers, cocktails and frozen drinks, as well as beer-soaked brats, burgers, hand-tossed pizza and more. FREE. All ages welcome! ---------------------------------------------------------Randolph Street Market Festival May 26 -27 1340 W. Washington Street 125 vendors selling art of all kinds, decor, ephemera, vintage fashion for men/women, fancy foods, global goods and more! Enjoy drinks and a bloody mary station at the market bar to make for a fun day of shopping in the heart of the West Loop of Chicago! (Just West of Downtown!) Buy Tickets Now! Sat+Sun 10am-5pm; Free West Loop/Fulton Market delivery area Kids under 12 always FREE! FREE PARKING in huge Plumbers Hall lot for all indoor shows!

Belmont-sheffield Music Fest May 26-27 On Sheffield from Belmont to Roscoe St. 3200 N. Sheffield Avenue One of the first of many Windy City outdoor festivals, this iconic street party in the Lakeview neighborhood takes place just steps from the Belmont El stop. Time: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm -----------------------------------Bike The Drive May 27 Lake Shore Drive With Chicago recently being named the #1 bicycling city in America by Bicycling magazine, what better way to celebrate! Grab your bike and enjoy almost 5 hours of car-free riding on the city's crown jewel roadway - Lake Shore Drive. Proceeds benefit Active Transportation Alliance's work to improve biking, walking, and transit throughout Chicagoland. https://activetransreg.org/event/30/individual/registration


------------------------------JUNE 1 - 10 Chicago Gospel Music Festival June 1-2 Do Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale June 1-3 Lincoln Park Greek Fest June 1-3, 2018 Taste Of Mexico In Little Village (4th Annual) June 1-3 57th Street Art Fair June 2-3 Hyde Park Brew Fest June 2-3 Chicago Underground Film Festival June 6-10 Ribfest Chicago June 8-10 Chicago Blues Festival June 8-10 Spring Awakening Music Festival June 8-10 Art (and More) on Oak Street

Thur May 17th

Oak Street (btw Rush Street & Michigan Ave) Owls on Oak Is a family-friendly Gold Coast community celebration where shoppers can view a public art installation created by students who attend the nearby Ogden International School of Chicago. They've all interpreted their institution's mascot, the owl, and their works will hang among the trees lining Oak Street. The school choir will perform songs while merchants provide wine and champagne for adults. (There will also be juice, fruit, and cotton candy for the kids.) Hours 4 - 7 PM ----------------------------Catara Skin Rejuvenation Spa 67 E. Oak Street Suite 5W CaTara is a full service skin rejuvenation spa committed to enhancing and refreshing your skin by providing service and products for anti aging, skin texture, acne, dryness, sun damage rosacea and scarring. CaTara Spa is passionate about helping anyone improve their skin and educating them on the correct skin care regimen for individual concerns. CaTara's staff includes Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Registered Nurse, Orthodontist and licensed estheticians. Free vitamin B shot when a full price service is purchased. ---------------------------Colin Of London Salon And Salt Therapy 50 E Oak St, Chicago, Il 60611 one: (312) 664-8690 Dry salt therapy is a natural and safe means of providing a variety of health benefits to adults, children, and even pets. Mimicking the Salt Caves of ancient Europe, it improves overall wellness by detoxifying the skin and respiratory system, which strengthens immune function and improves appearance. Private salt cabins can provide all these benefits as well as mental and emotional relaxation, which reduces stress and improves sleep. It can also be used as a preventative measure to strengthen the immune system against colds, cough, allergies, and sinusitis. Email: colinoflondon@yahoo.com Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11-6:30, Saturday 10-5 ---------------Chrome Hearts Eyewear Collection Sat Jun 2 Morgenthal Frederics 129 E. Oak Street 312.642.2550 Morgenthal Frederics cordially invites you to a Private Showing of the Summer 2018 Chrome Hearts Eyewear Collection. 12 Noon - 6 PM


Bronzeville Echoes:

Now thru Jan 6, 2019

Faces And Places Of Chicago's African American Music Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington St. Explore Chicago's music legacy through ragtime, jazz and blues in an exhibition that highlights the contributions of important places and people that shaped the music scene. Seldom-seen original artifacts will be on display including sheet-music, rare 1920s records with quirky period graphics-and even the original 1932 telephone booth from the old Sunset/Grand Terrace CafĂŠ from which the actual music can be heard. The scope is broad and surprising-Ragtime morphs into jazz, Blues transforms into modern gospel, and it all echoes throughout the contemporary genres of House and Hip Hop. Presented By: Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events -----------------------------------Ever A Lovely So Real: Photography And Film In Chicago, 1950-1980 May 12 - Oct 28 Art Institute of Chicago: 111 S. Michigan Ave. Drawn largely from the Art Institute's collection, this exhibition highlights the work of artists who through their images and films captured the life of their own communities or those to which they were granted intimate access as outsiders. These works reveal Chicago's character, lovely and ever so real. ------------------------------------Medal of Honor Permanent Exhibit The Pritzker Military Museum & Library 104 S. Michigan Ave., This exhibit gallery highlights those who have received the United States' highest award for valor in combat. The medal's creation was authorized by President Abraham Lincoln in 1861. Currently, there are three versions of the Medal of Honor. The Army and Air Force Medals are awarded to recipients from their respective branches. The Navy Medal of Honor is awarded to recipients from the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Each of the Armed Services maintains its own regulations governing the award. Admission to the Museum & Library is $5. Admission is free for members and all visitors with active military ID.

"FROM LIMELIGHT TO LYMEFIGHT" FUNDRAISER FOR EMPRESARIO BJ MURRAY May 16 Park West 322 W. Armitage My dear pal, BJ Murray has been a mainstay of Chicago nightlife for over 30 years. He ran the famous VIP rooms at the Limelight and China Club, rubbing elbows with Hollywood friends and star athletes who came by for a great time and great company. BJ's job was literally to put a smile on the faces of those around him, to match his own. Unfortunately, BJ was diagnosed with Lyme Disease in 2013. Lyme disease is absolutely unrelenting, punishing those inflicted with an endless number of ailments. To raise awareness and funds for beating this insidious disease, there will be a benefit in BJ's honor featuring speakers, live music and a silent auction. Please come out to support and spread the love if you're able! May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Purchase tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1684105-limelight-lyme-fight-chicago/

Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova


The Esquire Champagne Room Now Features LIVE Music Del Frisco's Steakhouse 58 E. Walton St. The elegant Esquire Champagne Room is located on the third level of Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse inside Chicago's historic Esquire Theater. Live music in the Esquire Champagne room is expanding to friday and saturday nights, 730pm-1130pm. Friday features a rotating solo pianist while Saturday will be a jazz trio. Stop in for an unforgettable experience! --------------------------------------Penny Pollack, author, bonne vivant and longtime Dining Editor of Chicago magazine, and Michael Nagrant, acclaimed food critic and contributor to the James Beard Award-winning Alinea cookbook, have a new podcast, DINING OUT LOUD. ----------------------------------In addition to restaurant reviews, the podcast features interviews with industry luminaries and segments about Penny and Mike's favorite places to eat. The executive producers are John McCartney ( Blast Marketing) and Dane Neal -both broadcast veterans and dining experts. New episodes are released every other Friday. The podcast is available at DOLPodcast.com, iTunes, and GooglePlay. ============================== Complimentary Family Photos at Benny's

Mother's Day - May 13

Benny's Chop House 444 N. Wabash ave Diners can take Complimentary Family Photos all day and evening! An amazing three course brunch menu ($39 per guest) from 11am - 2:30pm is a terrific treat for Mom. Benny's dinner menu will be available from 11am - 9pm, and Mom's dinner service is accompanied by a special gift of Vanilla-Caramel Cake or Berry Chantilly Cake, just for Mom, from Benny's. There is also a special menu for children that is fantastic and fun! FEATURED THEATER Hamilton thru Sep 2 CIBC Theatre 18 W. Monroe A new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America. Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr. The Chicago production of Hamilton releases 44 front-row lottery tickets ($10) for each performance. You can enter the digital lottery here: https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/hamilton/ -----------------------------------------Tony 'n Tina's Wedding thru May 23 Chicago Theatre Works 1113 W. Belmont Chicago Audience members are treated like family at this interactive improvisational comedy. The fun starts with the happy couple's wedding ceremony inside a real church (Resurrection Church), followed by the allinclusive reception just one block away at Vinnie Black's Coliseum, featuring a full Italian dinner, wedding cake, champagne toast, dancing to great music and lots of love and laughs. As part of the audience, you're considered a wedding guest and are allowed to mix, mingle and interact with all of the participants. Price: $75-$85. Take 20% OFF with code: family20 www.tonylovestina.com Running Time: 2hrs, 30mins


Hamilton thru Sep 2 CIBC Theatre 18 W. Monroe A new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America. Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr. The Chicago production of Hamilton releases 44 front-row lottery tickets ($10) for each performance. You can enter the digital lottery here: https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/hamilton/ -----------------------------------------Tony 'n Tina's Wedding thru May 23 Chicago Theatre Works 1113 W. Belmont Chicago Audience members are treated like family at this interactive improvisational comedy. The fun starts with the happy couple's wedding ceremony inside a real church (Resurrection Church), followed by the allinclusive reception just one block away at Vinnie Black's Coliseum, featuring a full Italian dinner, wedding cake, champagne toast, dancing to great music and lots of love and laughs. As part of the audience, you're considered a wedding guest and are allowed to mix, mingle and interact with all of the participants. Price: $75-$85. Take 20% OFF with code: family20 www.tonylovestina.com Running Time: 2hrs, 30mins -----------------------------------------Blue Man Group

Open Run

Briar Street Theatre 3133 N Halsted St. These performances feature three enigmatic bald and blue characters who take the audience through a multi-sensory experience that combines theatre, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else. ---------------------------------------------------Dream Freaks Fall From Space Open Run Second City Stage: Mainstage 1616 N. Wells St Box Office: 312-337-3992 Dream Freaks Fall from Space holds a funhouse mirror up to the already bizarre times in which we're living. The powerhouse cast delivers a show that's surreal, musical, maniacal, and utterly entertaining all at the same time. Running Time: 1hr, 50mins. Price: $29-$46 ---------------------------------------The Doppelganger (an international farce)

Thru May 27

Steppenwolf Theatre Stage: Downstairs 1650 N. Halsted A wealthy British businessman suffers an untimely accident just before a critical African copper deal is signed. So when his unwitting (and witless) American doppelgänger is thrust into negotiations to avert intercontinental disaster, chaos erupts. Show Type: Comedy -----------------------------Our Great Tchaikovsky Thru May 13 Steppenwolf Theatre 1650 N. Halsted Chicago In Our Great Tchaikovsky, the actor/writer/pianist/historian Felder recreates, through music and performance, the world of Russia's most famous composer, his life under an unforgiving regime, and explores the mystery of his death, nine days after conducting a symphonic premiere in apparently perfect health.Price: $55. Show Type: Performance Art


----------------------------------------Memphis Thru Jun 3 Porchlight Music Theatre at Ruth Page Center For Arts From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes the Tony Award-winning Best Musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis is the story of a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. This incredible journey, written by DiPietro (author of Nice Work If You Can Get It, All Shook Up, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change and others) is filled with laughter, soaring emotion and a roof-raising musical score by David Bryan of the band Bon Jovi.

Macbeth Thru Jun 24 Chicago Shakespeare Theater 800 East Grand Avenue Chicago Diving into the psyches of Macbeth and his Lady, Shakespeare's seductive, twisted text delivers an explosive, unforgettable examination of what drives a person to risk utter destruction for power. Magic, witches, dark moors, and stunning sights will delight and trick the eye. Price: $48-$88 Show Type: Drama ------------------------------------------------------Jesus Christ Superstar Thru May 20 Lyric Opera 20 N. Wacker Drive Chicago Jesus Christ Superstar is an iconic rock opera that reinvented musical theater for the modern age. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, this global blockbuster tells the story of the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ, from the perspective of Judas Iscariot. As Christ's followers grow more fervent, Judas must make his fateful choice between faith and betrayal. Filled with an exciting mix of musical styles that draw upon 1970s rock, gospel, folk and funk themes, this contemporary imagining of the biblical tale features high-energy dance and powerful storytelling. Save 20% off select performances with promo code JCS2018 Show Type: Musical ----------------------------------------------Having Our Say May 5 - Jun 10 Goodman Theatre 170 N. Dearborn Street Chicago Born to a former slave who became the first African-American Episcopal bishop, the Delany sisters went on to be pioneers in the fight for civil rights, witnessing a century of change from the front lines. Now, Chicago's Goodman Theatre brings the "provocative and entertaining" (The New York Times) stage adaptation of their journey to life. Show Type: Drama -----------------------------A New Attitude: In Tribute to Patti LaBelle May 5 - Jun 17 Black Ensemble Theater 4450 N. Clark Street Chicago A New Attitude is a fun-filled tribute to the ultimate diva-Patti LaBelle. This night of singing is sure to have you "Over the Rainbow." Celebrate the life of Patti LaBelle from a shy little girl from Philly to the Superstar singing sensation that she is today. Price: $55-$65 Show Type: MusicalBox Office: 773-7694451 ------------------------------The Wizard of Oz May 8 - May 20 Chicago Theatre 175 N. State Street Chicago This magical production is a celebration of the classic 1939 MGM movie, and will be presented with breathtaking special effects that will sweep audiences away, from the moment the tornado twists its way into Kansas. Featuring the classic songs, composed by Harold Arlen with lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, "Over the Rainbow," "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" and "If I Only Had A Brain," along with the beloved characters, "THE WIZARD OF OZ" will have the entire family captivated as they travel down the yellow brick road for an unforgettable day at the theater. Show Type: Childrens ------------------Stories I Only Tell My Friends: Live May 19 One Night Only!


20,000 Leagues Under the Seas May 23 - Aug 19 Lookingglass Theatre 821 N Michigan Ave Chicago When a terrifying sea monster is spotted off the coast, renowned scientist Professor Aronnax and fellow explorers set out to investigate. They soon find themselves kidnapped and held under the command, and spell, of the mysterious Captain Nemo. As they circle the globe aboard the most advanced submarine the world has never seen, they confront giant squids, bizarre sea creatures, and the monsters that lurk below...and within. Show Type: Drama ---------------------------Waiting For Godot May 23 - Jun 3 Chicago Shakespeare Theater 800 East Grand Avenue Chicago In one on the most acclaimed plays of the 20th century, two friends wait at the end of the world for the arrival of the mysterious Godot. To pass the time, they debate life's great unanswered questions, until two figures appear at dusk. Show Type: Drama ---------------------------------Miss Julie May 25 - Jun 24 Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph 2433 N. Lincoln Ave Chicago In a sweltering kitchen of a remote farm, laborer John and Mies Julie, the daughter of his white master, embark on a feverish night. Fueled by drink, heat, generation-deep resentments, and primal passion, John and Julie's deadly attraction spins dangerously out of control. Dexter Bullard (Sucker Punch), directs Yael Farber's Mies Julie, an explosive and simmering adaptation of August Strindberg's classic play set against the poignant backdrop of post-apartheid South Africa. Show Type: Drama ---------------------------Dirty Dancing May 29 - June 3 Cadillac Palace Theatre 151 W. Randolph St. This worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do You Love Me?" and the heart-stopping "(I've Had) The Time of My Life." Runtime: 2 hours and 25 minutes with an intermission. --------------------------------Guards at the Taj May 31 - Jul 22 Steppenwolf Theatre 1650 N. Halsted Chicago India 1648. The dawn will reveal for the first time the extraordinary beauty of the Taj Mahal, built as a tribute to the ruler who demanded its construction. But for two hapless imperial guards, the morning light brings with it an unspeakable task that will shake their faith in God, the empire and their lifelong friendship. This boldly funny and deeply moving play examines the true meaning of beauty and the cost of transcendence in a world that confuses the value of both. Show Type: Comedy/Drama -----------------------------Gaslight District Thru - Sep 2 Second City 1616 N. Wells St Chicago From aliens to the alienated, savage roasts to distorted boasts, The Second City e.t.c.'s 42 revue invites you along on a frenzied frolic that translates our modern world into the common language of laughter. Clear your mind, open your eyes and hail one wild rideshare to a place where the truth isn't just out there, it's waaaay out there. Show Type: Comedy


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J Allen Studios Owner/Lead Photographer: JJ Butts Bachelor of Science in Photography from Grand Valley State University

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Photo Credits: Photography/Editing - J Allen Studios Models (left to right) - Annie & Elyse Body Paint Artist - Kristen Adams - KFX Body Art


Photo Credits: Photography/Editing J Allen Studios Models (left to right) Annie & Elyse Body Paint Artist Kristen Adams – KFX Body Art


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


John Galliano for House of Dior. Evening ensemble, autumn/winter 2005–6 haute couture.

The Met Press Preview 2018

Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith

Courtesy of Dior Heritage Collection, Paris.


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


M E L B A M O O R E W I T H J O E JAC K S O N A N D H I S B I RT H DAY F R I E N D S ! Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


Ed Morales Retired from the corporate world back in 2001 where I worked in non-art fields. I'm a self taught artist and I have been painting for about 65 years. Available for commissions when appropriate. Generally paint with acrylics and oil while using mat board as a painting surface. Fortunate to have some of my paintings in foundations and a few museums. In my early work history I was the Store Superintendent of Bullocks Wilshire, Los Angeles. This store was build in 1929 and was the totally Art Deco in style. That is where I gained my love and understanding for Art Deco genre. The Art Deco theme runs strong in my work.


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


Designer: Antoaneta Balabanova, Jewelry Designer and assistant : Lana May HMUA : Lolitta Schultz, Model: Madison Stacy Photography and post production: Emanuel Smith


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