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Posted on August 28, 2017 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The 24th Annual UniverSoul Circus is headed to Chicago’s Washington Park, October 4 thru October 29! Kids of all ages will be flocking to this highly interactive combination of circus arts, theater, and music that spans genres including Pop, Classic R&B, Latin, Hip Hop, Jazz and Gospel.

The UniverSoul Circus embraces and celebrates the unique and familiar aspects of pop culture globally by bringing them center stage with a cast of international performers and is rated as one of the top two circuses along with Cirque du Soleil.

Leading the charge this year is Ringmaster Lucky Malatsi of South Africa and the amazing and beloved pint-sized Ringmaster’s Sidekick extraordinaire, Zeke! Also returning to The UniverSoul Circus, by popular demand – viral internet sensations – The Fresh Clownsss, from Detroit, The Bone Breaking Contortionists from Guinea and The Xtreme Bikes with crazy Freestyle Motocross stunts that will blow your mind! 

In addition, Your family and friends will witness an amazing array of international human and animal talent including Roller Skaters (Home country: Ethiopia), Elephants (USA), Teeter Board & Hand Vaulting (Gabon, Guinea, Ethiopia), Mixed Animal Act (Mexico) featuring Zebras and Camels, Aerial Silks (China), Horses (Gabon, Guinea, Russia), and perennial favorites Caribbean Dancers (Trinidad and Tobago!

Join The UltimateTv at The 24th Annual UniverSoul Circus beginning Wednesday, Oct 4th thru Sunday, Oct. 29th in Washington Park, 555 E. 51st St.  Visit www.universoulcircus.com for more info, ticket prices, show times, and schedules.


Posted on August 9, 2017 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)


Van Jones and Roc Nation is bringing the nationwide WE RISE TOUR to a city near you!  WE RISE will bring an array of artists, athletes, thought leaders and local leaders to cities across the country this summer.

VAN JONES, a Yale-educated attorney is CNN commentator and host of "The Messy Truth, with Van Jones", two-time New York Times Best Selling Author and founder and president of the Dream Corps, a nonprofit organization that works to solve America's toughest problems. Van will headline the tour promoted by Live Nation. 100% of net ticket proceeds will go to the Dream Corps initiatives and local charities. 

WE RISE focuses on our commonalities as opposed to our differences -- exploring how to increase dialogue and engagement on both the local and national levels. Attendees have the opportunity to connect, ask questions and participate in various activations during the program.

WE RISE TOUR National Tour Scheduled Stops:

Wednesday, July 26

Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium

Friday, July 28

San Francisco, CA - The Masonic

Monday, July 31

Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre

Wednesday, August 2

Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle

Thursday, August 3

Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore Philadelphia

Saturday, August 5

New York, NY - Apollo Theater

Sunday, August 6

Cleveland, OH - State Theatre at Playhouse Square

Tuesday, August 8

Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre

Friday, August 11

Washington, DC - The Theater at MGM National Harbor

Sunday, August 13

Miami, FL

The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater

Tuesday, August 15

Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium

Thursday, August 17

New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre

Friday, August 18

Dallas, TX - House Of Blues

Saturday, August 19

Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Theater at The Palms Resort & Casino

During the WE RISE tour, Van Jones and #LoveArmy will engage in each city, visiting local community centers, schools and organizations to spend time with our partners in social change on the ground. The most important work is happening on the front lines and Van is focused on enacting change in neighborhoods hardest hit, economically. WE RISE together!

For more information on Van Jones' appearances and initiatives, please visit: www.thedreamcorps.org and http://www.vanjones.net


Posted on January 14, 2017 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Follow your heart straight to adventure at Disney On Ice! Just keep swimming with Dory and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they set out to find her parents and discover the devotion of family.


Cheer with Joy, Sadness, and the rest of the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out as they work together to boost Riley’s spirit and win the big hockey game. Venture to wintery Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen and learn love is the most powerful magic of all.


See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel and the Disney Princesses make their dreams possible through virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and the Toy Story gang.


Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends when Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart skates into your hometown!

Bring your family to Disney on Ice: Follow Your Heart at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illiniois, beginning Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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Posted on October 24, 2016 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)


Enjoy this holiday tradition, a glittering tree set among Chicago’s sparkling skyline and the iconic art of Millennium Park.

The City of Chicago is proud to present the 104th Anniversary of the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 17.  Chicago’s 104th Christmas Tree was donated by Darlene Dorfler of Grayslake, Illinois. The 62-foot Norway Spruce was selected out of 71 submissions received by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.  


The ceremony will be emceed by WGN TV's Demetrius Ivory and Erin Ivory along with a special appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus.


The Tree Lighting ceremony begins at 6pm with holiday music featuring Cast members from Goodman Theatre’s A Christmas Carol, The rising country music trio comprised of sisters Emma and Maddie Slute and Dawson Anderson and Oakdale Christian Academy ChoirOakdale Christian Academy Choir will perform inspirational holiday music.

Admission to the Tree Lighting Ceremony and all other holiday activities in Millennium Park is free and will remain up until Saturday, January 6, 2018.

Selena lives at Madame Toussaunts

Posted on August 31, 2016 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Madame Tussauds in Hollywood proudly unveiled its latest celebrity, Tejano Pop Icon, Selena Quintanilla during a rooftop celebration with The Quintanilla Family - Brother, Abraham Quintanilla, Sister Suzette Quintanilla, Selena's Husband Chris Perez and her parents, Marcella Quintanilla and A.B. Quintanilla, Sr.

Special guests attending the ceremony included Jackie Guerra (Selena), Jackie Cruz (Orange is the New Black), and recording artists Paula DeAnda, and Gaby Moreno plus hundreds of adoring Selena fans. In response to an outpouring of fan appreciation, Madame Tussauds Hollywood stepped forward to immortalize the beloved singer-songwriter in wax, working with a team of expert sculptors and artists to meticulously research and capture Selena’s authentic likeness.

Colin Thomas, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Hollywood remarked “At Madame Tussauds, our figures represent icons who have made a significant impact on our culture. That perfectly describes Selena. Her influence has transcended generations and her passionate fans continue to be inspired by her to this day.  We recognize this and in response, we are proud to join her fans in celebrating her legacy by immortalizing her.”

The figure, valued at approximately $350,000, and dressed in a recreated stage look from Selena’s concert held at the Memorial Coliseum in Corpus Christi, TX on Feb 7, 1993. The figure’s look celebrates her concert performance recorded for the album Selena Live!, which won the GRAMMY Award for Best Mexican/American Album in 1994.