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Shlomi Rabi, NBC5 Street Team

This week began with the celebrations of the Jewish New Year, or as it is known by its more colloquial name “Half-Day at Wall Street”. In its honor, I decided I would come up with a Jewish-oriented list of resolutions for the year 5769 (for those of you who don’t know, the Hebrew calendar did not begin with the incarnation of Jesus but the birth of Joan Rivers. Looking for inspiration, I munched on some shrimp and began my quest. Shockingly, I got nowhere. I then ordered a lobster and pepperoni pizza with a side of live oysters, bacon wrapped cheesesticks and a can of spam while listening to Pavarotti’s “Ave Maria”, but alas, to no avail. I was stumped. It was then that I popped “Passion of the Christ” in the DVD, and it all made sense: being a good Jew means you let the odd goy like Mel Gibson make more money than you and beat you at your own game.

That said, a more popular (and fun, and memorable and need I say it…chic!) way to make yourself feel better is to get your tuches together and head over to the World Fashion Chicago on October 2nd in Millenium Park. (The Maven of all things Fashionable in Chicago, Amanda Hunt, gave it a shout out earlier today.) The lovechild of Chicago Sister Cities, the third annual show promises to showcase the best in couture by designers from Chicago’s very own 27 sister cities, next to hot, local talent. Expect to see sharp and chic new trends set by designers from Shanghai, Milan, Paris, Casablanca, Mexico City, Delhi and Moscow, among others. A pre-show will kick-off the event from 6-7:30p.m. at the Chase Promenade (at Millenium Park), following by the runway show from 7:30-9p.m., to be followed by an after-party at Trump International Hotel & Towers from 9-11p.m. Tickets for all three sell for $100, but mingling with the connoisseurs at the after-party (should that be more to your liking) would only set you back by $25. So don’t even try to find an excuse not to attend, because guilt-tripping is one game at which this Jew. won’t let anyone beat him.

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LaShonda Matlock, NBC5 Street Team

You simply can’t miss this one! On May 19th, come out and celebrate Chicago’s Rising Star Chefs Award winners with a tasting gala to die for! This event will feature signature dishes, wine pairings, exciting cocktails, live music and exquisite food from:Tru, Blackbird, MK, Le Lan and Boka. This not to be missed event is happening at the fab Trump International Hotel & Towers! Tickets are $150 per person, reception 6pm – 7pm. Gala 7pm – 9:30pm. Reserve today at www.starchefs.com/risingstars

“The Trey The Choklit Jock Morning Jumpoff” on WPWX Power 92 , has a new morning co-host and she is a HOT! Her name is Alexx Dupri, and she is a HOT MESS is a great way! Much success and CONGRATS! Hey, Trey!

Grammy-Award winning rapper and SAG card member Common is stepping up his acting career. This time the Chicago native has signed on to co-star in “Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins“. The story centers on John Connor (Christian Bale), now in his 30s, who leads what is left of the human race in a battle against the machines. Common will play a freedom fighter and member of Connor’s inner circle. The project is scheduled to be released on May 22, 2009. 

I’m a sucker for a fashion show and I must strike a pose at least once a week! Project: Lakeview East is an upscale runway show taking place on Wednesday, May 14th at Sura Thai. This event will feature the hippest styles from some of Lakeview Easts top boutiques, including: P+L, Andrea Vagna, His Stuff, Kreative Soul, Skinstinct, Chicago Fur Outlet, Spare Parts, Threadless, Styl Shoes, Universal Gear, Shirts Illustrated, and Buffalo Exchange. The event starts at 7pm. For further details, go to www.lakevieweast.com or contact them by phone at 773.348.8608.

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