Posts Tagged ‘Theresa Carter’

Glenn Murray, NBC5 Street Team

Authenticity Preview Party: 4 Guys, 4 Girls and a Board Game

This Saturday at Dream (1750 North Clark) games will be played, disagreements will be had, the audience will roar and if you’re lucky you might walk away with a cruise vacation. No, Dream is not about to move to a talk show format. The lounge will host a preview party for the growing in popularity relationship board game Authenticity. “We had so much fun we decided to do it again” said game creator Sheila Brown. “But this time we wanted to give the audience an even more realistic look at the board game complete with conversations that follow”.

If you don’t know about the game (www.playauthenticity.com) it’s great for couples, (dating or married) to get to questions that you may not ask in general conversation. The topics range from Sex and Romance, Religion, Family, Finance, Life and Real Life Situations. There are also some fun twists in the game like the “Pick Your Pleasure” Section and every turn around the board requires you to plant a kiss on your partner (helpful if you may not provide the “right” answer for your partner). All in all the game is design to help the relationship win.

The brave souls joining me on the panel answering questions from the game include: Theresa Carter (Street Team and Thelocaltourist.com), Melinda Joseph (Raymi Productions), Derrick Lane (Art After Dark), Luke Jensen (Luke Jensen & Company Management and Consultations), Tish Murray (actress, model), Michael Hahn (beyondthegoodlife.com), Zondra Hughes (author and editor of N’Digo Magapaper). The event is hosted by Sarah Vargo of Maven. Doors open at 7PM with a pre event reception and the game panel begins at 7:30. Attendees who purchase a copy of the game that night are entered into a drawing for a 6 day cruise vacation for two. Admission to the event is free. For more information call 1-866-533-9884 or email info@220communications.com.

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JenChicago, NBC5 Street Team

Thursday, February 5th, the ladies of the NBC Chicago Street Team were the featured “divas” at Maven’s Diva Series. The Diva Series honors strong and confident women making a positive change in Chicago. I got to have some great chats with these ladies, that we have all come to love.

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Theresa Carter, The Local Tourist, NBC Chicago Street Team

This week’s band combines country and rock ‘n roll so well you’ll wish it were Friday. Billy Childers was Kenny Chesney’s “Next Big Star” and opened for him in Soldier Field this summer, and he’ll be taking the stage at the Congress Theater for the first Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival.

Turn up the volume, put on your boots and get ready to kick up your heels. If you can get through this song without at least tapping your foot you must have lead in your sole.

Billy Childers – A Man’s Gotta Do…What A Man’s Gotta Do

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JenChicago, NBC5 Street Team

Nike Human Race 10K took place on Sunday and I/we had the pleasure of covering the event as MEDIA! (read: I got to ask the band good questions in the press conference AND I tried EVERY single cookie in the VIP tent! Oatmeal-raisin was the clear winner.)

A gang of us from the NBC5 Street Team were there… Cara Carriveau hosted the press conference AND also introduced the band on to the stage. Jim Grillo, Theresa Carter and I were there to conduct very serious journalistic reporting… as you can tell.

Fall Out Boy rocked out and you KNOW I just LOVE that they are FROM Chicago!

What’s MY favorite Fall Out Boy song?

Dance, Dance, OF COURSE!

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Glenn Murray, NBC5 Street Team

This Thursday Ai Japanese Restaurant & Lounge, 358 W. Ontario, will host “Sushi Sake and Soul,” a unique tasting event that also includes a performance by local guitarist and rising R&B star Spike Rebel, whose distinct blend of folk, jazz and rhythm and blues is receiving notice by radio stations around the Midwest. The event starts at 7PM. The MC for the evening will be The Local Tourist herself Theresa Carter, (www.thelocaltourist.com), will feature a custom sushi sampling, sake tasting, specialty vendors, and plenty of giveaways including 4 different ticket packages to Sox games (30 Sox tickets will be given away). Also, prize packs from 220 Communications that include books gift certificates for art and much more will also be given away. Tickets are $17. A portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to the Metropolitan Board of the Chicago Urban League Scholarship Fund. There are a few tickets remaining for this great event. To purchase tickets: go to www.sake.eventbrite.com

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The Local Tourist, NBC5 Street Team

“We struck the home trail now, and in a few hours were in that astonishing Chicago–a city where they are always rubbing a lamp, and fetching up the genii, and contriving and achieving new impossibilities.” Mark Twain “Life on the Mississippi,” 1883

Museum of Science & Industry

The Museum of Science & Industry is celebrating the ground-breaking (metaphorically speaking) 75-year anniversary of the first interactive museum in the US, so admission is fr*ee through Sunday for everyone and for kids under 11 until September 1. MSI isn’t the only fr*ee museum this week. Play hookey with the kids tomorrow and bring them to the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium. The Art Institute is also free after 5 on Thursdays and Fridays.

Museums aren’t the only places to be steeped in culture. Besides the Thailand Festival in Daley Plaza, Music Without Borders brings music from Catalonia to Millennium Park. Then there’s “Taste of Greece on LaSalle Street“. Learn the art of French-Asian cooking with Chef Bill Kim at LeLan, and celebrate storytelling with the 9th Annual Skald Storytelling Festival, named after the Scandinavian term for poet, bard, or storyteller.

For just plain ol’ parties, check out the Chicago Summerfest in Lincoln Park which boasts two days of live music. The River North SummerFest not only has live music and food, but also offers massages and kayak rides. Jazz fans don’t have to wait until the city’s Jazz Festival, because Close Up 2 Smooth has street jams Friday through Sunday. Traders are known for working hard and playing hard, and you can join in the fun Friday at Alcock’s annual “Bear and Ball Bust“.

Have a great weekend!


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