CHICAGO – It’s 3am on Saturday night/Sunday morning on August 20th, and you’re just not ready to quit. How about indulging in the 2016 “Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins” Theater Festival? The three-day theater marathon is in its 28th edition, and will be sponsored for the final time by the Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company, and hosted by the “Godfather of Storefront Theater,” Rich Cotovsky. It all takes place at the Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee in Chicago (details below).
Exclusive Portrait: Birthday Photo of Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas
CHICAGO – Happy 18th Birthday to Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas, who made history at the 2012 London Olympic Games by becoming the first U.S. Olympian to win gold in both the individual and team competitions at the same Olympics, and the first African American U.S. gymnast to become individual all-around champion.
In 2014, a TV movie is being planned about her life, entitled “The Gabby Douglas Story,” which is rumored to star Regina King. HollywoodChicago.com photographer Joe Arce captured Gabby Douglas in May of 2013, as she was appearing at Barnes & Noble in Skokie, Ill., signing her memoir, “Raising the Bar.”
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com