Thursday, January 31, 2013

Barbra Streisand To Perform On The Oscars® For The First Time In 36 Years

"In an evening that celebrates the artistry of movies and music," said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, "how could the telecast be complete without Barbra Streisand? We are honored that she has agreed to do a very special performance on this year's Oscars, her first time singing on the show in 36 years."

Streisand won her first Oscar for Best Actress in "Funny Girl" (1968), and was nominated again in 1973 for her lead performance in "The Way We Were." She was also nominated for producing the Best Picture nominee "The Prince of Tides" (1991), which she also directed, and for co-writing the original song "I Finally Found Someone" from "The Mirror Has Two Faces" (1996).

Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are producers of critically acclaimed and award-winning feature films, television movies, series, and Broadway productions. Their feature films include The Bucket List, Footloose, Hairspray, and Chicago, which won six Academy Awards including one for "Best Picture." For television, they've produced films of "Steel Magnolias," "Life with Judy Garland," and "A Raisin in the Sun," among many others and the series "Smash" and "Drop Dead Diva." They recently returned to their roots in live theater by producing Broadway revivals of the Tony-winning "Promises, Promises" and the Tony-winning 50th Anniversary revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Valante M. Grant is the founder of The byDesign Network. A passionate writer, Valante authors three columns for The Chicago City Guide Examiner, The Chicago Home-Based Business Examiner and The Chicago African-American Community Examiner. She is the Lifestyle director for Trendsetters to Trendsetters online magazine.
Valante’s media experience includes a special guest appearance on Oprah Winfrey’s LifeClass; coverage of First Lady Michelle Obama, The Illinois State Society Inaugural Gala, Anita Baker, Earth Wind and Fire, Jill Scott, China Anne McClain and Super Bowl XLVI. Her media network extends across the United States and abroad.

As Graphic Designer, Valante designs customized graphics for business and personal use. She utilizes social media and her online presence to expand her network and build solid networks for her clients and associates.
Valante resides in the Chicago metropolitan area. Her inspiration is her daughter, Vanyce.

Sunday, January 6, 2013


Press Release: Events Coordinator

January 5, 2013 – Sunny Side Up at 42 East Superior is pleased to announce the selection of Sandra Smith-Doghmi of Red Carpet Concierge of Chicago to become the new Events Coordinator effective immediately. With this selection, tourism, event planners and the neighborhood in the Magnificent Mile area can expect to experience a valuable spot to ensure an upscale breakfast and brunch venue that will assist with the sunny side of dining in a Victorian brownstone mansion.

... Kathy Shields, Banquet Coordinator, announced the position to correspond with an open house for the 85th Oscars Awards at their new restaurant. “We have a first-class staff with an equal menu, ensuring that our guests will take home wonderful memories of this year’s Oscars Award celebration and first-hand knowledge of a venue with a jet set pace. “We are confident that Ms. Doghmi, and her dynamic personality and experience will help take our restaurant to a new level”.

About Sunny Side Up
This historical 1873 brownstone was the past home of Hugh Heffner followed then by several restaurants. The renovations were completed by the new occupants last summer with restoration to this beautiful space with a coffee shop and three floors of dining.

For more vendor information contact Sandra Smith-Doghmi at Red Carpet Concierge of Chicago, 773 495 5201.