Today’s the last day for painting the Wabash Walls…and, on cue, the JC as a look at the artists!
If you’re not sticking around town for OUTFest, Chicago’s Air & Water Show is this weekend.
A popular taxidermy fox was stolen from a popular Indy restaurant. But he came home safely in the back of an Uber. (This ish belongs in the “Oh, Florida,” File.)
When you’re drunk and itching for a fight, the long arm of a parking garage exit will do. Just know that you’re going to lose.
Ummm…THOSE ARE ALL FLOWERS: ? ? ?
— ABC News (@ABC) August 16, 2018
That was a squeaker. Two more to go against the Pirates…
The final countdown to Boiler Football is on. August 30th, here we come!
Now, let’s talk about how ridiculous ripped he is…
— U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) August 17, 2018
It’s Movie Release Friday. And even though it came on Wednesday, we’re including Crazy Rich Asians in the mix because you need to RUN, not walk, to see this movie!
If you want a good cry, David Furnish, Elton John’s husband, wrote a touching tribute to Queen Ree Ree and what turned out to be her final public performance in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine at a benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation. “How fitting that her final performance was in that beautiful church. How fitting that her final way of saying goodbye was by helping others and saving lives.” ? ?
There are moments in your life that you never forget. I took this photo of Aretha Franklin at what turned out to be her very last performance. It was at a benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation at the spectacular Cathedral of St John The Divine in New York. Elton and I went to greet her before the show and were taken aback at how thin and frail she appeared. She looked at Elton with the sweetest smile and said “I didn’t want to let you down”. Such class. The performance she generously gave everyone was overwhelmingly moving. There she was channeling the spirit of GOD in that beautiful church surrounded by the most dazzling backdrop of candles. Everyone in that room knew they were witnessing something truly special that night. She played and sang magnificently. You can see Elton in the foreground of this photo completely enraptured. He couldn’t stop crying. He knew he was probably seeing one of his greatest musical inspirations and idols for the very last time. How fitting that her final performance was in that beautiful church. How fitting that her final way of saying goodbye was by helping others and saving lives. Aretha Franklin shared a gift of musical talent of bountiful enormity. She brought the world so much joy and happiness. She touched our souls with her beautiful humanity. God bless her and all her family and friends. Her spirit will live on through her music and continue to touch so many lives for generations to come. @arethasings @eltonjohn @ejaf @ejafdn #RIP #ArethaFranklin #QueenOfSoul
Ariana Grande’s tribute rendition of “Natural Woman” to start The Tonight Show last night was amazing. Watch it for yourself:
LOOK! A REAL Dog & Pony Show!