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Jeff Corder or "Quarter" (nicknamed because of his sound-alike last name) is a Chicagoland food, improv, and live music fan who's always out wherever there's great pizza, plenty of laughs, and a good (or bad) band playing. Corder "grew-up" (…questionable) 28 Metra stops from Michigan & Randolph in the Southside paradise known as Blue Island. He graduated Dwight D. Eisenhower HS as "Most Likely To Be Unlikely" and attended Illinois State University…before they asked him to "please leave." When not on the air, Jeff can be found volunteering for local charities, playing with his Mom's parrots, or learning the art of power-napping.
When I was a little girl in Little Rock, Arkansas I used to stay up late with my favorite Christmas present - a transistor radio. I would tune in WLS AM, broadcasting from the exciting big city of Chicago, and when I heard Yvonne Daniels on the air I thought “YES! THAT’S what I want to do”. Dreams do come true because years later I ended up hosting the same show on WNUA that Yvonne Daniels hosted at one time. After college and some time touring with a band, playing keyboards and singing, I landed my first radio job in Little Rock. I then moved on to stations in Detroit and Chicago before doing mornings on WNUA. First solo then partnering with Jazz Great Ramsey Lewis. I joined Lite FM three years ago.
I live in the Northwest Suburbs with my hubby (the most patient man in the world) and my two sons. They’re used to Mom’s early morning hours and indulge my cooking obsession. They’ll try anything…once! Partially by necessity, I love to run. I’m not too speedy but better at endurance. This year will be my third Chicago Marathon. I do yoga to de-stress and tennis just to make my friends feel good about winning. I live for Family, Friends, Food and Music (maybe in that order). I love live music especially outside in the summer - From the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra to Ravinia to catching my friends’ bands playing in the local clubs. Looking at my Facebook page it seems like all I do is post about live shows and restaurants!
I really do feel like I am the luckiest person in the world to be able to do what I love – helping people wake up and get going in the best city in the world. Yes Karen… Life is Good!
SOURCE: Daily Herald
2013 Libertyville Days Festival
The 2013 Libertyville Days Festival continues this weekend with rides, games, a parade and more at the intersection of Church, Brainerd and Cook streets in downtown Libertyville. Free admission; $22 ride special per day. (847) 918-8880 or www.libciviccenter.org . 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 14-15, and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 16
Puerto Rican Festival & Parade
Get a taste of Puerto Rican culture with food, music, arts and crafts, carnival rides and more at the Puerto Rican Festival, at Division and California streets (Humboldt Park), Chicago. Free admission. There is a charge for carnival rides. (773) 868-3010 or www.chicagoevents.com. 3 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 14, and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16
27th Annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Marvel at the competitions in heavy sports, Highland dancing and even frozen haggis tossing at the 27th Annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games this weekend at Hamilton Lakes, Thorndale Avenue and Route 53, Itasca. The festival features concerts, athletic competitions, carnival attractions, kids' activities, whiskey tastings and seminars, a bagpipe and drummer show and more.$12-$20 single-day pass; $30 two-day pass; $5 parking. (708) 447-5092 or www.chicagoscots.org. 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 14, and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 15
Sausage Fest Chicago
Dig in to a variety of sausage from local butcher shops and eateries at Sausage Fest Chicago, at 3600-3700 Sheffield Road, in the Lake View neighborhood of Chicago. Concerts and arts are featured. $5 admission. (773) 868-3010 or www.chicagoevents.com. Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16
TBS Just for Laughs Comedy Festival
Seth Meyers, Bob Newhart, Bill Maher, Al Madrigal and many more jokesters will perform as part of the fifth annual TBS Just for Laughs comedy festival. Taking place at various venues across the city including The Vic, Chicago Theater and UP Comedy Club, the comedy festival also brings back "Saturday Night Live" newcomers Tim Robinson, Cecily Strong and Aidy Bryant to Chicago for a night of sketch, improv and more. Locations and ticket prices vary. Get schedules and ticket information at www.justforlaughschicago.com. Thursday through Sunday, June 13-16
Custer's Last Stand Festival of the Arts
See the creations of more than 300 artists at the annual Custer's Last Stand Festival of the Arts, at Chicago Avenue and Main Street, Evanston. Guests can also listen to folk and Native American music on two stages. Other highlights include kids' activities, food and more. $1 admission (donation). (847) 328-2204 or www.custerfair.com. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16
Grammy-winning and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Fleetwood Mac stop at Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont, on the band's Live 2013 arena tour. The new tour marks the 35th anniversary of the release of their classic Rumours album (1977). Tickets start at $49.50. See www.fleetwoodmac.com/events. 8 p.m. Friday, June 14
Buddy Guy & Dr. John
Buddy Guy and Dr. John headline the Blues on the Fox Outdoor Music Festival this weekend at the new venue known as RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway St., Aurora. $10-$30 single day admission; $15-$50 two-day pass. (630) 896-6666 or www.riveredgeaurora.com. 7 p.m. Friday, June 14, and 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15
Spring Awakening Music Festival
The Spring Awakening music festival takes over Soldier Field, 1410 Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, this weekend, bringing dozens of electronic dance music acts to play on three stages over three days. Headliners this year include dance-music powerhouses Bassnectar, Moby and Calvin Harris. Organizers expect the crowd to exceed 75,000, making this one of the city's key celebrations of EDM (Electronic Dance Music). Tickets are available for individual days and for the entire weekend ($200). For information, go to www.springawakeningfestival.com. Starts at 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, and 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16
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Man of Steel (rated PG-13)
Superman gets yet another reboot, this time with Henry Cavill wearing the blue tights and red cape, and Michael Shannon playing the evil General Zod. Russell Crowe, Kevin Costnerand Amy Adams also star.
This Is The End (rated R)
Seth Rogen co-wrote and helped direct this comedy where he and his actor friends react to the world coming to an end during a party at James Franco's house. The main cast includes Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, and Craig Robinson.
A ton of other celebrities appear in it, including Emma Watson, Michael Cera, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, and even the Backstreet Boys, who are all playing themselves in the movie.
"TV Guide" has put together a list of The 60 Greatest Game Shows of All Time. The Top 10 are ranked . . . with"Jeopardy!" scoring the top spot.
Here's the Top 10:
2. "Wheel of Fortune"
3. "Family Feud"
4. "Match Game"
5. "The Price Is Right"
6. "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"
7. "The Hollywood Squares"
9. "What's My Line?"
10. "The Newlywed Game"
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McCARTHY OPENS UP ABOUT OFFENSIVE REVIEW
Melissa McCarthy is finally commenting about the disgusting Rex Reed review of her filmIdentity Thief, where he described her as “tractor-sized,” and a “female hippo.” McCarthy tells the New York Times that when she first read it her reaction was “Really?,” adding, “Why would someone O.K. that?” McCarthy says in her twenties that review “may have crushed me” but now she sees it differently. “I felt really bad for someone who is swimming in so much hate,” she explains. “I just thought, that's someone who's in a really bad spot, and I am in such a happy spot. I laugh my head off every day with my husband and my kids who are mooning me and singing me songs." She did, however, worry about the effect the review would have on “all those younger girls that are not in a place in their life where they can say, ‘That doesn’t reflect on me.’”
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PSY STILL HASN'T SEEN ‘GANGNAM STYLE’ PAYDAY
South Korean pop sensation Psy claims he’s yet to profit from his worldwide smash single “Gangnam Style,” saying he’s still waiting for the royalty checks to come rolling in. He told British radio, “Collecting money from more than 100 countries with iTunes and publishing and everything else takes a long time. I’m still waiting right now. Universal! Universal! I’m still waiting!”