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One:
Hip hopping nurses ???
Two:
The Launch DraftDay Daily Fantasy Sports Website
Three:
Heineken Light stopped traffic in Chicago
Four:
The North Coast Music Festival
Five
FanFound LLC to launch discount ticketing platform at SXSW
Six:
REMY BUMPPO THEATRE COMPANY
 
Hip hopping nurses ???
 
 

Hip hopping nurses? Break dancing doctors? Talented healthcare workers can now be seen in a brand new dance video created earlier this year by employees of the Breast Centers at Adventist Midwest Health. Posted on YouTube (www.youtube.com/AdventistMidwest) and the Adventist Midwest Health website (www.keepingyouwell.com), the viral video was created to raise awareness for annual mammograms during October, the 25th annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It encourages women to call 630-856-7070 to make a mammogram appointment.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is a little less than one in 8. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about one in 35. Breast cancer death rates have been going down which is attributed to early diagnosis and improved treatment. Currently, there are more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

It is because of these statistics that nurses, physicians and administrative staff from all four suburban Chicago Adventist Midwest Health locations teamed up to raise awareness of breast cancer and the importance of yearly mammograms. Dancing to the karaoke version of the popular Taio Cruz song “Higher” in the lobby of Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, more than 100 employees picked up the beat to create the inspiring dance video.

“We loved the pink glove video that was created several years ago for breast cancer awareness and wanted to do one ourselves,” explains Jeannine Arias, Clinical Director, Breast and Oncology Services, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. ”We are passionate about getting women screened because we see the life-saving benefits of early diagnosis. Hopefully, this video will get women’s attention and they will book an annual mammogram.”

In addition to the video, Adventist Midwest Health has other activities planned for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, including a Pink Ribbon Art Contest, during which children and adults are invited to submit a piece of art that is related to breast cancer awareness. For more information, visit www.keepingyouwell.com/pinkart.

Each hospital will hold pink tree lighting ceremonies on Thursday, Sept. 29, to remember breast cancer victims and commemorate cancer survivors. During the event, hospital officials will announce the winners of the Pink Ribbon Art Contest. Adventist Midwest Health is also offering a series of seminars about breast cancer throughout the month of October.

Background

Adventist Midwest Health hospitals include: Adventist Bolingbrook, Adventist GlenOaks, Adventist Hinsdale and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospitals. Adventist Hinsdale and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospitals are accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.

SOURCE Adventist Midwest Health

The Launch DraftDay Daily Fantasy Sports Website
 

Taylor Caby and Andrew Wiggins, the founders of CardRunners, the leading poker instructional website, today announced their move into the fantasy sports realm with the launch of DraftDay (www.draftday.com), a daily fantasy sports website complete with cash games, strategy blogs and a forum to serve as the central hub for daily fantasy sports enthusiasts.

 

In conjunction with the launch, the DraftDay Perfect Lineup contest will begin today, inviting users to draft the fantasy team with the exact top scoring players at each position to win the $1 million grand prize.

“Taylor and I started tossing around the idea of a fantasy sports website years ago, but the timing was never right,” said Wiggins. “After I won my MLB league last season, I took it as a sign that we needed to push the idea toward reality. DraftDay is a unique fantasy sports experience that you won’t find anywhere else. There’s no season long commitment and there’s always a draft available.”

DraftDay currently offers free and cash daily games for fantasy football and fantasy baseball. Unlike most fantasy leagues that bind you to your team for the entire season, DraftDay allows users to participate in multiple leagues every day, in head-to-head and multiple player games.

With the fate of the online poker industry still resting in legislator’s hands, Caby and Wiggins are confident that poker players can attribute the same skills to daily fantasy sports.

“There is a social aspect to fantasy sports that you also find in poker. It’s competitive, stats driven and an adrenaline rush. It’s also a great way to make a hobby into something really profitable,” said Wiggins. Caby agrees. “There’s nothing better than sweating out a ballgame knowing one or two key plays can earn you money and bragging rights.”

DraftDay was developed by some of the same people behind Hold’em Manager, an industry leading poker software company. Jim Varnon, the CEO of Hold’em Manager, is confident fantasy sports fans will appreciate DraftDay’s simple and intuitive platform.

“From the start, there was no detail too small when it came to the user experience on DraftDay. Our focus is on creating an enjoyable fantasy sports game for experts and novices alike,” said Varnon.

DraftDay endorsers include professional poker players Cole South and Brian Hastings, PokerNews’ Kristy Arnett, and on-air SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio personality Kay Adams.

The DraftDay Perfect Lineup

The DraftDay Perfect Lineup contest will begin today and will run weekly during the regular NFL season. Enter the fantasy team with the exact top scoring players at each position that week to win the $1 million grand prize. No entry fee is required. The top 25 entered teams will get paid weekly.

About DraftDay

DraftDay (www.draftday.com) is a daily fantasy sports website founded in 2011 to give sports fans a fun and challenging way to test their fantasy sports skills. DraftDay offers daily games for fantasy football, fantasy baseball, fantasy basketball and fantasy hockey with buy-ins ranging from no cost to $500. Players can participate in head-to-head or multiplayer games and enter numerous games in one day. The players who accumulate the highest amount of points for their fantasy teams can win real money. The DraftDay team has had previous success building the online video education and software businesses CardRunners and Hold’em Manager. All DraftDay games are legal in the U.S. and Canada, exempt from the 2006 UIGEA, using the same rules as season long fantasy leagues.

For more information, please visit www.draftday.com

CONTACT: Alex Huang, [email protected]

SOURCE DraftDay


http://www.draftday.com

Broken Social Scene and Heineken Light Bring the Occasionally Perfect Billboard to Chicago’s Wrigleyville

NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2011 /< ahref="CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM">CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM — Heineken Light stopped traffic in Chicago as its “Occasionally Perfect” Billboard had its evening of perfection.

In the heart of Wrigleyville, the billboard was transformed into a stage with a surprise, live performance by Canadian indie-rock music collective Broken Social Scene.

Thousands of Chicagoans witnessed the band perform a spontaneous, high-energy, 30-minute set, treating the crowd to a series of hits, including “7/4 (Shoreline),” “Anthems For A Seventeen-Year Old Girl,” and “World Sick.”

Check out footage of performance at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZp0jV2bjso.

Chicago’s billboard is the latest installment of the ongoing Heineken Light “Occasionally Perfect” campaign, which launched earlier this summer with TV, digital and live events, including a NYC-based concert by TV on the Radio in Manhattan’s NoHo neighborhood

To find out more about the ‘Occasionally Perfect’ billboard and see when that next perfect occasion may arise, visit Heineken on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Heineken) and follow the brand new Heineken US Twitter handle (https://twitter.com/Heineken_US).

About Heineken USA

Heineken USA Inc., the nation’s premier beer importer, is a subsidiary of Heineken International BV, which is the world’s most international brewer. European brands imported into the U.S. include Heineken Lager, the world’s most international beer brand; Heineken Light; Amstel Light, a leading imported light beer brand; Newcastle Brown Ale, the leading imported ale in the United States; and Buckler non-alcoholic brew. Heineken USA is also the exclusive USA importer for the Tecate, Tecate Light, Dos Equis, Sol, Carta Blanca and Bohemia brands from Mexico. For a safe ride home, download the Heineken USA-sponsored Taxi Magic™ application from your smartphone at taximagic.heineken.com. Please visit www.EnjoyHeinekenResponsibly.com.

Contacts:
Tara Carraro, Heineken USA
914-681-4153
[email protected]

Richard Mitchell, MSLGROUP
646-500-7773
[email protected]

SOURCE Heineken USA

http://www.enjoyheinekenresponsibly.com

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The North Coast Music Festival
 
 

The North Coast Music Festival has arrived to Chicago with a star studded lineup to match. Top acts include: Lupe Fiasco, Nas, Paul Van Dyke , Moby, De La Soul, The Chemical Brothers, Damien Marley and more, but it's not just the A-Lister's that will be seen in the limelight.

Independent recording artist Khaled M has found himself just one step from the big stage, literally.

A top vote getter in the festival's "Toast of the Coast Play-in Contest," Khaled M has been handpicked along with 9 other acts to battle it out in a private show. Those chosen to the Top 3 will receive a spot in the official North Coast Lineup which is expected to draw 40,000 fans in early September.

Most call it an opportunity of a lifetime, but it hasn't happened just by chance. Khaled states, "My fans are the true soldiers, but while I'm excited about all of the votes, I just want a chance to perform. Hopefully my music can speak for itself."

The critics will be watching closely.

Fans will need to come out in droves not only to cheer Khaled on, but to show he has a loyal fan base like the voting suggested. The "Toast of the Coast" play-in show will be held at The Tonic Room in Chicago beginning at 8:00p.m. on Thursday August 26, 2010

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In its inaugural year, The North Coast Music Festival is a 3-day event held in Chicago's Union Park on Labor Day Weekend.

Khaled M is a Chicago-based rapper that uses a rare combination of quick wit, substance and lyrical ability to attract sincere fans from all corners of the globe.

For more information on The North Coast Music Festival visit: http://www.northcoastfestival.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/thisiskhaledm

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FanFound LLC to launch discount ticketing platform at SXSW
 
 
 

PRLog (source) – Mar 16, 2011 – Chicago, IL, March 16, 2011 – FanFound LLC will be announcing the launch of its innovative member’s only platform that makes it easy and affordable for everyday consumers to experience live entertainment. FanFound.com will offer its members exclusive deals to the country’s biggest concerts, shows, and sporting events by alerting them of upcoming short-term flash sales via daily newsletters. Users will be able to select, purchase and instantly print the tickets right from their own computers.

The official announcement and launch celebration will take place at the SXCHI event in Austin, Texas March 16-18 and will showcase over 40 Chicago based musical groups. The South by Southwest event is being presented by Emmy award winning JBTV and popular radio personality Ryan Manno. Renowned t-shirt company Threadless is sponsoring festivities at SXCHI and NBC Chicago will be on site featuring the party.

Motivated by the crash of the economy, Chris Bauman and Sam Baugher combined their knowledge of the entertainment and tech industries to create FanFound.com. “With 80% of events not selling out, there are major inefficiencies in the live entertainment market that hurt both consumers and businesses alike,” says Bauman, the company’s CEO. “Sam and I wanted to create a system that helps venue owners fully monetize capacity while giving the entertainment consumer an easy, cost effective way to enjoy live entertainment.”

FanFound's mission is to make entertainment universally accessible to consumers and a profitable solution to venue owners. Established in 2010 by Bauman, FanFound gives consumers instant access to live entertainment at an attractive price. Bauman has been involved with entertainment in the Chicago area for over 8 years, having to date worked with over 500 different bands and DJ’s, aiding in the promotion of acts such as the Avett Brothers, DJ AM, Deadmou5, and many others. He has been honored by numerous publications including BusINess Magazine as one of “Indiana’s Top 20 Under 40.” Bauman received both his M.B.A. and B.A. from Valparaiso University. Baugher has 25 years of experience as a technology consultant for over 10 Fortune 500 companies. Baugher is a highly acclaimed academic in Computer Science with degrees from both Yale University and University of Maryland.

FanFound successfully closed a $500,000 seed round of financing early in 2011 and is headquartered in Chicago with a satellite office in New York City. The company plans to feature events in most US markets by the end of 2011, in select international markets by 2013, and will be initially offering service to both the New York and Chicago metro areas as soon as April 11th.

 

REMY BUMPPO THEATRE COMPANY
ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL SEASON FOR
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR DOUGLAS

 
 

CHICAGO-Remy Bumppo Theatre Company announces the premiere season lineup for incoming Artistic Director Timothy Douglas. The 2011/2012 season opens Sept. 21 - Oct. 30 with Eugene O'Neill's epic drama Mourning Becomes Electra in the Midwest premiere of an adaptation from Gordon Edelstein. The season continues Nov. 23, 2011 - Jan. 8, 2012 with the Marivaux comedy Changes of Heart translated by Stephen Wadsworth, and concludes March 28 - May 6, 2012 with the Chicago premiere of Lee Blessing's Chesapeake, a tour de force solo performance featuring Remy Bumppo Artistic Associate Greg Matthew Anderson. All three productions will be directed by Douglas, and presented at the Greenhouse Theater Center at 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Subscriptions range from $70 for previews to $165 for opening night and are on sale now at www.remybumppo.org or by calling the Greenhouse Theater box office at 773-404-7336. Single tickets go on sale Aug. 3, 2011.

Remy Bumppo welcomes new artistic director Timothy Douglas full-time July 1, 2011 after he wraps up a full season of directing projects across the country including: The Etiquette of Vigilance for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's First Look Series; Marcus: Or The Secret of Sweet for the Studio Theatre Company in Washington D.C.; Horton Foote's A Trip To Bountiful in a co-production starting at Cleveland Play House and moving to Round House Theatre in Washington D.C.

"Through these three great works I look forward to sharing my perspectives on America," Douglas said. "These points of view are a result of a rewarding freelance career, and one that has had me solidly on the road these past 15 years directing in great regional theaters all across the country."

Douglas reflects on his season selection process saying, "Working at Remy Bumppo during our transition from its much beloved founding artistic director, James Bohnen, to myself, I find I have a growing appreciation for that truism ... 'the only constant is change'. As Remy Bumppo's new artistic leader, I will build upon the company's reputation for great language which has made it a beacon in this renowned theater town. And I make this commitment with full awareness that the expansion of ideas and shifting of perspectives will be a part of our journey together."

Furthermore, Douglas remarked that after many years as a freelancer, he now "feels the importance of having a creative home," and that "becoming a part of Remy Bumppo Theatre Company has felt right every step of the way."

.Remy Bumppo's 2011/12 Season is made possible in part by Prince Charitable Trusts, The Illinois Arts Council and by a City Arts Program 3 grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.

The 2011/12 Season: dates and artists are subject to change

MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA
By Eugene O'Neill
Adapted by Gordon Edelstein
Sept. 21 - Oct. 30, 2011
Opening/Press Night: Monday, Sept. 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Greenhouse Theater Center, Upstairs Mainstage
Featuring Artistic Associates Annabel Armour, David Darlow and Nick Sandys

We plunge into the season with O'Neill's classic American tragedy based on The Oresteia. Desperate to free herself from her marriage and the clutches of the Mannon family curse, Christine has taken a lover and murders her husband. Deeply wounded by her mother's betrayal, young Lavinia crusades to reveal the truth and reclaim the family honor. She discovers her strength in revenge, beauty and fear, striving for her unlikely place at the head of the family. This streamlined revision of O'Neill's epic, set at the end of the Civil War, hurtles us through the Mannons' cycle of murder, vengeance, and reinvention

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CHANGES OF HEART

By Marivaux
Translated by Stephen Wadsworth
Directed by Timothy Douglas
Nov. 23, 2011 - Jan. 8, 2012

Opening/Press Night: Monday, Nov. 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Greenhouse Theater Center, Upstairs Mainstage
Featuring Artistic Associates Shawn Douglass and Linda Gillum

Marivaux's delightfully contemporary story of love outside the status quo mixes classes and stirs up hearts. Harlequin's neighborhood sweetheart, Sylvia, has been kidnapped by the Prince. He hopes to use the pleasures of his luxurious life to shift her affections in his direction. When classes mix and the cultural habits of marriage are broken, new possibilities send these lover's hearts flying. Timothy Douglas sets Remy Bumppo's production of this pre-French Revolution classic in 1960's Chicago, when the North and South Sides are captivated by the allure of unfamiliar cultures.

CHESAPEAKE
By Lee Blessing
Directed by Timothy Douglas
March 28 - May 6, 2012
Opening/Press Night: Monday, April 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Greenhouse Theater Center, Downstairs Mainstage
Featuring Artistic Associate Greg Matthew Anderson

Controversial performance artist Kerr has his NEA funding cut in a calculated, political trick by his home town candidate, the folksy, dog-toting Therm Pooley. For revenge, Kerr attempts a dog-napping to reveal that the Senator also has the public on a leash. But the Universe exacts its own fantastical revenge on Kerr. Fate, along with the help of some good belly rubs, compels Kerr to sit and stay closer to the Senator than he ever could have imagined. Blessing celebrates the inner life of our canine companions and spots the artist-activist in us all. Artistic Associate Greg Matthew Anderson stars in this one-person comedy about a conservative senator, the performance artist he demonizes, and the lovable Chesapeake Bay retriever called Lucky.

Special Event: Season Salon - Monday, Aug. 29, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
 
Remy Bumppo kicks off the 2011/12 season at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. with its annual Season Salon. The evening includes a lively and sometimes irreverent panel discussion and audience question and answer session on the themes of the plays, followed by refreshments and conversation in the lobby. Salon admission is open to the public, and reservations are strongly recommended. A $10 donation is being requested at the door. To make reservations use the RSVP calendar on www.remybumppo.org or call 773-244-8119.

Subscription Packages and Prices:
 
Season Subscriptions for the 2011/12 Season are available March 1 at www.remybumppo.org or by calling the Greenhouse Theater Center box office at 773-404-7336. Preview subscriptions are $70-80; Regular run subscriptions are $90-105; Opening Night subscriptions are $165 (and include a post show reception with the director and cast); Between the Lines discussion series subscriptions are $130 (and include pre- and post-show conversations with a local luminary who will introduce and share their professional or personal perspective on the themes of the play). All subscribers save an average of 20 - 30% discount off the single ticket prices, receive invitations to exclusive behind the scenes events, enjoy free ticket exchanges and receive the Remy Bumppo newsletter.

Single Tickets:
 
Single tickets go on sale Aug. 3 and are available at www.remybumppo.org or by calling the Greenhouse Theater Center box office at 773-404-7336. Single ticket prices are as follows: Previews are $30 - $40; Regular Run performances are $30 - $55; Opening night tickets are $45 - $50; and Between the Lines discussion series tickets are $45 - $60 (and include a pre- and post-show conversation). Student discount tickets are available for $20 with valid I.D. Student Rush tickets are $15 on the day of the show, based on availability.

Group Tickets:
 
Discounts of 20 - 25% are available for groups of 10 or more. For details and reservations call Remy Bumppo Theatre Company at 773-244-8119 or visit www.remybumppo.org.

Performance Schedule:
 
Mourning Becomes Electra by Eugene O'Neill, adapted by Gordon Edelstein runs Sept. 21 - Oct. 30, 2011; Changes of Heart by Marivaux, translated by Stephen Wadsworth runs Nov. 23, 2011 - Jan. 8, 2012; and Chesapeake by Lee Blessing runs March 28 - May 6, 2012. All performances take place at the Greenhouse Theater Center at 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Performance times are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. See a detailed performance schedule for add on performances, holiday schedule and special event information at www.remybumppo.org.

Parking:
Discounted parking is available for $6 on weekends and weekdays after 5:00 p.m. at the Children's Memorial Hospital Garage located ½ block north of the theater on Lincoln Ave.

Download a PDF of the season release:
Remy Bumppo 2011/2012 season release
REMY BUMPPO THEATRE COMPANY delights and engages audiences with the emotional and ethical complexities of society through the provocative power of great theatrical language.

Read more: http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/off-broadway-in-chicago/2011/02/remy-bumppo-theatre-announces-20112012-season.html#ixzz1J3FBfoZf

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