Tuesday 18 Mar 2014

Boys Cry Too!

Many of us have been long time fans of Joey Graceffa. His silly antics and crazy adventures always bring a smile. Sure, he's cute, but always entertaining.

One of his resent Vlog's (Video web log) really impressed me. He shared a more personal part of his life. His private life.

I really applaud Joey for his transparent side. It takes a lot of guts to show weakness and personal growth!
Tuesday 11 Mar 2014

I Heart Billie Holiday

One can't help but love the music and sound of Billie Holiday! Even more so, knowing she was a troubled woman. I've listened to her my whole life. Her songs make me think on my heros and good times around the table!

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Grand stand: An interview with out musician Steve Grand

Thursday 6 Mar 2014

Art With A Heart

Paint The Town

Looking for a way to give back and have fun at the same time?!  Well, this is YOUR event!

Join professionals, young and old, Friday, March 7th, from 8-10pm at Gallery Bar in Chicago for Art with Heart: An evening of cocktails, art/artists, and classy-community-cuties.

There is NO COVER and the bar is OPEN! That’s a HOSTED BAR!

What’s the catch? It’s our hope that you will give some of your drink dough to support the life restoring work of Interfaith House; a 64-bed interim housing respite care center, which provides help to Illinois’ ill and injured homeless adults. IFH helps to restore their health, rebuild their lives and regain self-sufficiency.  They provide bold solutions, not band-aids, to the problem of homelessness.

Start your Friday evening with artists, artwork, and an kickass OPEN BAR!

Artsy Fartsy!
Bill Pritchard
Monday 3 Mar 2014

Cornhuskers pride. Pride of us all!


Over the weekend, I received a message from my friend Eric Lueshen. He wanted to share his story of struggle, transformation, love, and acceptance of being openly gay playing football for the University of Nebraska, Cornhuskers.

From 2003 to 2006, Eric lived his life openly with his team mates. “I wasn’t going to live a lie. I wasn’t going to live in fear. I was going to be me.” He boldly lived life on his terms; in a world where most would dread retribution.

In the end, Eric was blessed to see his football buddies and even his coach, accept him for who he really was. “My sexuality was not anything that defined me.

Eric has a purpose for sharing his story. “I am trying to open minds, inspire LGBT everywhere, and further progress the gay civil rights movement.”  He is working with HRC, a Nebraska Senator, and a nonprofit on gay rights issues in his home state of Nebraska.

Eric’s inspiration to me goes a step further. I’ve known him socially for a number of years. I didn’t know his sensitivity or story. I assumed a good looking guy like him, had very little to struggle about. Boy was I wrong! He is in fact a reminder to that everyone has a story of challenges and a success from pain.

Thank you for sharing with us all, Eric!


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  Art with a Heart: An evening of cocktails, art, and community
Tuesday 25 Feb 2014

On The Red Carpet

Academy Awards:

Who doesn’t love the movies? Strangely enough, I’ am not much of a movie goer these days. I don’t know why that is. I always love when I go. The last one I saw, was when I hosted a private viewing of American Hustle for Sony Pictures.

Why then a blog about the Oscars? Well, the Center on Halsted is hosting its annual On The Red Carpet Academy Awards viewing party, on Sunday, March 2nd. Movie watcher or not, this is always one fun event; which includes cocktails, buffet dinner, silent auction, and a raffle drawing. Last year’s, gala was attended by 400 participants and raised more than $60,000 to support the many programs and services of Center on Halsted. (See photos.)

To get you in the mood, here are ten little-known facts about the Oscars:

Don’t miss out on the fun. Get your tickets today!


Bill Pritchard

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