Piven was born in Manhattan and grew up in Evanston, Illinois, a suburb north of Chicago. He trained at Piven Theatre Workshop, founded by his parents, Byrne Piven and Joyce Piven, both of whom were actors and drama teachers.
Kerr, an Australian native, came to the Michigan Avenue Victoria Secret location and also visited a Chicago landmark– The Bean!!
Miranda, who recently married actor Orlando Bloom, assured Gina that the new Miraculous™ push-up bra is truly miraculous.
Transformers 3 is the working title for the third and final film in the live action Transformers series, directed by Michael Bay and produced by Steven Spielberg. It is scheduled for release on July 1, 2011 in Real D 3D And IMAX 3D.
Laura Lodewyck takes a ride on the Seadog, Chicago’s fastest Speedboat Lake Tour!
One of the most popular attractions at Navy Pier in Chicago, Seadog has thrilled over 1,000,000 people. Choose from our 30-minute Speedboat Lake Tour, our 75-minute River & Lake Architecture Tour or choose the exhilarating 30-minute Extreme Thrill Ride.
OR IF YOU WANT TO CHECK OUT THE EXTREME SEADOG, WATCH THE PRODUCER’S VLOG:
Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago
When it comes to pizza I consider myself a big fan. So, I was honored to be able to cover the opening of the Homemade Pizza Company’s latest store at 1651 N. Wells in the Old Town neighborhood. This place is unique in that they don’t bake the pizza, they just prepare it for you.
You may wonder who wants to do all of the work themselves? I had a similar question, so the owner & lifelong Chicagoan, Eric Fosse was happy to explain. Instead of picking up a frozen pizza from the grocery store, here’s a way to get that fresh tasting pizza at home without shopping and preparing all of the ingredients yourself.
Just decide on a few choices and within a few minutes, you’ll have a pizza ready for the oven. You can even phone ahead.
Once it’s ready, you just take it home, place it in your oven and 12 minutes later a fresh tasting pizza is ready to be served. Your family or guests will think that you did all of the work yourself.
More and more stores are popping up throughout the Midwest and before you know it, another concept that was started in Chicago will be a nationwide favorite!
Just Grapes has the midwest’s first and only automated self-serve tasting machines. You can now taste up to 24 different wines simply with the push of a button. The monetary value of the wine is then deducted from a “smart card” you purchase in the wine shop and you can recharge the “smart card” any time you like. The wine selections focus on small artisan producers from all over the world in all price points.
Purchase rechargeable tasting card, lift glass to wine spout of choice, press button, sip and savor. Try just to try or try before you buy.
Just Grapes focuses on keeping wine simple, fun and functional. The machines are great tools to help learn more about the various types of wines available to purchase and to discover the best wine for you is the wine you like best.
560 West Washington Boulevard
Gina Ferraro chats with Shayna Swanson, the owner of Aloft Loft, and learns some trapeze tricks and how to climb the silks. The Aloft Loft is Chicago’s premier teaching, training and performance space for the aerial and circus arts.
The Aloft Loft challenges professional aerialists and curious newbies alike with our fun-loving, muscle-building approach to the aerial arts.
Students travel from around the country to train with Shayna Swanson, Aloft’s Company Director, who has over 15 years experience in teaching various physical art forms including gymnastics, dance and trapeze (to name a few). Classes at the Aloft Loft will challenge you mentally, physically and emotionally, but as you see your confidence, muscle tone and flexibility grow, you’ll realize you’re getting a workout like you couldn’t get anywhere else! The training you’ll get at the Aloft Loft is personalized and intensive. In our small classes you’ll be in the air more than on the ground, quickly developing strength, confidence and independence. The Aloft Loft is also the home to “Aloft”, one of the premier aerial performance companies in the country. Aloft is comprised of 10 professional aerialists and acrobats who can liven up any event or production.
El Circo Cheapo is the poor man’s Cirque du Soleil, with world class acrobats, jugglers, puppeteers, aerialists, clowns, side show freaks and more. Every month is a different show, and you never quite know what to expect other than a great time with fun people.
The show was designed to give emerging and professional, local and international circus artists a place to try new things out, take risks in a supportive environment and receive hi-quality professional footage of their act for promotional use. During a recession, the arts are often first to get the ax, so this show gives us incentive to keep working on innovative circus and variety arts.
2041 W Carroll #306, Chicago