Rahm Emanuel News

CST to Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th Birthday with OUR CITY, OUR SHAKESPEARE, Begin. 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) along with Chicago's civic and cultural leaders celebrate William Shakespeare's 450th Birthday with the premiere of 'Our City, Our Shakespeare,' a documentary exploring Shakespeare's enduring presence in Chicago, featuring Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Art Institute of Chicago, Joffrey Ballet, among others. Produced by Emmy award-winning HMS Media, the program premieres May 1 at 8:00 p.m. on WTTW Channel 11. Shakespeare's 450th birthday on April 23 begins the internationally recognized Shakespeare Quadricentennial Celebration through 2016, marking 400 years of Shakespeare's legacy since his death in 1616. On this occasion, Chicago's cultural community heralds the prolific poet and playwright's lasting impact on our lives-through our everyday speech and in cultural institutions, schools and neighborhoods across the city. (more...)

Nik Wallenda to Tightrope Walk Across Chicago Skyline on Discovery This Fall
by TV News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Discovery Channel announced today that Chicago is the destination for Nik Wallenda's next live event, SKYSCRAPER LIVE WITH NIK WALLENDA. Wallenda, known as 'The King of the High Wire,' will attempt to tightrope walk across the iconic Chicago skyline (more...)

Discovery Channel Unveils 2014-15 Upfront Slate
by TV News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Fueled by live wow moments, #1 hits and breakout new series, Discovery Channel, with 11 series that averaged more than two million Total Viewers (P2+) each and SKYWIRE LIVE WITH NIK WALLENDA, the #1 LIVE event on cable, again landed in cable's Top 10 for Persons 25-54 in 2013. (more...)

HIT THE WALL Returns to Chicago, Running 4/22-6/29 at Greenhouse Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

The recount of the Stonewall Riots, 'Hit the Wall,' originally produced by The Inconvenience, will return to Chicago with the majority of its original ensemble cast and artistic team in a triumphant remount presented by the Chicago Commercial Collective, running April 22 to June 29 at the Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue. Tickets ($20 - $55) are on sale now. The press performance will be Wednesday, April 30, at 8 p.m. (more...)

JIMMY FALLON Takes Icy 'Polar Plunge' in Lake Michigan!
by TV News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

Dressed in full suit and tie, 'Tonight' show host Jimmy Fallon took an icy dip into Lake Michigan's 32-degree waters on Sunday for the annual 'Polar Plunge.' (more...)

Techweek to Host Five Parties in its 3rd Annual Trip to SXSW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Techweek, the conference dedicated to showcasing the innovation ecosystems in five cities (Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami and New York), today announced it will host five parties during its 3rd annual trip to the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. The parties will host top entrepreneurs and leading tech companies from across the country for non-stop music, dancing, food and signature cocktails. The events will take place 11am on March 9 to 2am on March 10 at The Nook (309 E 6 Street). (more...)

McAninch Arts Center at COD Announces New Director Diana Martinez
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

College of DuPage has announced that McAninch Arts Center (MAC) Interim Director Diana Martinez has been named Director of the MAC. This announcement is effective immediately. Since September 2013, Martinez has served as the MAC's Interim Director following the departure of former MAC Director Stephen Cummins, who left the MAC in July 2013 to take a position at California State University, Chico. (more...)

Governor Quinn Celebrates Successful Startups at 1871
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

CHICAGO, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Governor Pat Quinn today joined 1871, Chicago's leading hub for digital startups, to honor 26 alumni companies for their astonishing success and impact on Illinois' economy, creating more than 300 new jobs and $10 million in revenue. The event serves as a milestone to recognize the significant achievements of the tech hub's first 18+ months as it enters its second phase under the leadership of recently appointed CEO Howard Tullman. Mr. Tullman takes over from interim 1871 CEO Jim O'Connor Jr. (more...)

AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust Helps Finance Expansion of Chicago's Montclare Senior Residences of Avalon Park
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

$22 Million Project to Generate 150 Union Construction Jobs (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's ONE THOUSAND PIECES, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton will continue Season 36 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, tonight, December 12-15, 2013. Click below for a sneak peek at ONE THOUSAND PIECES! (more...)

CompTIA Applauds Chicago Public Schools Plan to Make Computer Science a Core Subject
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Plans by the Chicago Public schools to elevate computer science to a core learning subject will go a long way toward bridging the digital divide and expanding and diversifying the high-tech workforce, according to CompTIA, the non-profit association for the information technology (IT) industry. (more...)

Michelle Obama to Serve as Honorary Chair of Roosevelt University's 125th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

The National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, led by Executive Director Brett Batterson and Board Chairman Melvin L. Katten, celebrates the milestone 125th Anniversary and announces programming for 2014 - 15 Season. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater to Present ORPHEUS & EURIDICE at Welles Park Pool, 12/19-22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

Chicago Opera Theater will dive into the pool again for a remount of its highly successful production of Ricky Ian Gordon's Orpheus & Euridice in partnership with the Chicago Park District in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events as part of the Classics in the Parks series. Following the sold-out run of four performances at the Eckhart Park Pool in the West Town neighborhood in early November, COT will bring three additional performances to Lincoln Square on December 19, 20, and 22 at the Welles Park Pool. Tickets will once again be free to the public. (more...)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Proclaims 'Walt Disney Day' In Chicago
by Movies News Desk - Dec 05, 2013

The restoration and preservation of Walt and his brother Roy's birthplace and home officially got underway today, on Walt Disney's 112 th birthday, at a press conference held at the historic site. The home is located at 2156 North Tripp Ave. in Chicago, Illinois. (more...)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Recognizes The Neo-Futurists
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council of the City of Chicago have issued a resolution recognizing the 25th anniversary of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes and its status as the longest running original show in Chicago theater history. As part of this resolution, The Neo-Futurists are honored 'for their ongoing contributions to making the arts part of daily life in Chicago for 25 years and counting.' (more...)

Fresh Healthy Vending Announces Sale of its 2,500th Vending Machine
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

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Clear Channel to Launch “AIR Chicago,” First Ever 24-Hour Radio Station Dedicated to Aviation Information at Chicago O'Hare and Midway International Airports
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

"On behalf of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, we are proud that O'Hare and Midway, in partnership with Clear Channel, are the first airports to offer a radio station specifically devoted to keeping passengers in touch with real-time information," said Rosemarie S. Andolino, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation. "AIR Chicago is a great example of our efforts to provide a 'best-in-class' experience for the millions of travelers who fly through our busy transportation hubs." (more...)

Techweek Los Angeles Honors Top Technology Influencers with Techweek100
by BWW News Desk - Nov 07, 2013

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Techweek Los Angeles, the conference dedicated to showcasing the innovation technology ecosystem in Los Angeles and along the west coast, has unveiled its Techweek100 list, honoring influencers making an impact in the Los Angeles business and technology landscape. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's ONE THOUSAND PIECES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton will continue Season 36 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, December 12-15, 2013. Click below for a sneak peek at ONE THOUSAND PIECES! (more...)

Meet the Winners of the 2013 Chicago Innovation Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

Representatives of the winning organizations receive a variety of honors including the opportunity to meet with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel at City Hall, a meeting with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, ringing the NASDAQ bell in New York City, a profile in Crain's Chicago Business, and three days of innovation training at the Disney Institute in Orlando, with tuition and accommodations included. (more...)

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