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  • 00:58

    GILLES MARINI

    in Entertainment


    VALENTINE SPECIAL
    Though he has become unbelievably busy, with an impossible schedule, I am happy to bring back French actor/model heartthrob, Gilles Marini, to Olivia Wilder Times.
    While living and serving in Paris, Gilles Marini met the famous photographer Fred Goudon, who introduced him to the world of modeling. After fulfilling his military duties, Marini went to the United States to learn English and work as a model.
    Gilles found himself in the international spotlight after appearing in what some have called the second greatest shower scene in film history, in 2008's "Sex and the City: The Movie." Other film credits include "One and the Other" (L'Une et L'Autre) and "The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down." Television audiences have seen him in prime time series such as "Nip/Tuck," "Ugly Betty," "Dirty Sexy Money," "Criminal Minds," and most recently in a January episode of "Castle." He has also appeared the daytime dramas "The Bold and the Beautiful," and "Passions." Gilles was the first runner up on the June, 2009 finale of "Dancing With The Stars," having set the stage on fire with his Argentine Tango, among other memorable dances. Marini was named one of People Magazine’s "Top Ten Sexiest Men Alive for 2009."
    Gilles first appeared on ABC's "Brothers And Sisters," in 2009, as "Luc Laurent," the French love interest of Rachel Griffiths' character, "Sarah Walker." The role was originally set to be a five episode arc, but he has now become a series regular. And we couldn't be happier.

  • 01:00

    GILLES MARINI

    in Entertainment


    MORE FRENCH BLISS
    He's baaaaack! My third Valentine month "Hunk-A-Week," and second Frenchman, Gilles revisits Olivia Wilder Times.
    While living and serving in Paris, Gilles Marini met the famous photographer Fred Goudon, who introduced him to the world of modeling. After fulfilling his military duties, Marini went to the United States to learn English and work as a model.
    Gilles found himself in the international spotlight after appearing in what some have called the second greatest shower scene in film history in 2008's "Sex and the City: The Movie." Other recent film credits include "One and the Other" (L'Une et L'Autre) and "The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down." Television audiences have seen him in prime time series such as "Nip/Tuck," "Ugly Betty," "Dirty Sexy Money," "Criminal Minds," and "Windfall," as well as the daytime dramas "The Bold and the Beautiful," and "Passions." He came in 2nd on the June, 2009 finale of "Dancing With The Stars." Marini was named one of People Magazine’s "Top Ten Sexiest Men Alive for 2009."

    First appearing as recurring love interest, 'Luc' to Rachel Griffith's 'Sarah Walker' on ABC's "Brothers And Sisters," Gilles' role has been extended to 10 episodes, with potential for more. He reappears on the 2/21 episode.

  • 01:30

    GILLES MARINI

    in Entertainment


    FRENCH BLISS
    Gilles Marini exploded onto the scene as Dante, the Casanova living in the beach house next door to Kim Cattrall's Samantha in the "Sex and the City" movie, a role which has earned him international recognition. We went to see Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte; we left with one visual imprint: Gilles' shower scene.

    Gilles can currently be seen as Rachel Griffiths’s love interest on ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters,” and was recently seen on “Dancing with the Stars.” He will next be seen as Vanessa Redgrave’s husband on FX’s “Nip/Tuck” in mid-November. He has appeared on television in “Ugly Betty,” “Dirty, Sexy Money,” “Criminal Minds,” “Windfall,” and in several soap operas including “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “Passions.” His recent film credits include “One and the Other (L’Une et L’Autre),” “Pirates of the Caribbean 3,” and “The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down.”
    Gilles has appeared in many television commercials and print ads for companies like Budweiser, Clairol, Coca Cola, Ross, Chrysler, Fila, GNC, Infiniti, Mervins, Avon, Lord and Taylor, Robinsons May, etc.
    Proceeds from his new 2010 calendar will go to the Maximum Hope Foundation.

  • 00:31

    Culture Bridge International Art Exhibit and Festival of the Arts:

    in Visual Arts

    Marianna Buchwald is the founder and creative director of the International Art Group in Chicago. She works with a diverse group of artists, musicians and dancers from different countries. For 15 years, she has worked as International Tour guide in Chicago and in Germany, developing art and architecture, neighborhood tours and special cultural tours to benefit different types of age groups and visitors from around the world.


    The German American Cultural Center (DANK Haus) presents a vibrant International festival of art: Culture Bridge/Kulturbruecke,Feb.20. - March 19. 2016., a cultural bridge of musicians, painters, dancers, and sculptors from Germany, the United States and many countries around the globe.


    Curated by Marianna Buchwald, International Art Group and Derin Baratka,Lincoln Square Artists Guild, the exhibit at the Scharpenberg Gallery at  DANK Haus will feature a broad range of works with an intention to deepen cross-cultural ties.  There will be a series of events that will entertain and stimulate thinking about how many cultures can create a dialog about what matters in the world of art, art making with Linda Platt for children and adults, artist talks and panel discussions, moderated by Prof. Talmadge Wright, Prof. Almira Gilles, Pala Townsend, Kao Ra Zen and Tracy Kostenbader. 


    As a diverse group of artists, musicians and dancers from different countries, we invite you to come and see our exhibitions, performances and special events. Also to participate in special tours in Chicago, accentuating art and culture, and also to join us to participate in journeys to the countries and neighborhoods we originated from.


     

  • 02:28

    SHOW #311- 32nd International Blues Challenge - Wrap-Up Show

    in Music

    This is the 32nd Year of the International Blues Challenge and over 200 acts will descend on Memphis TN to via for the title of the best, but also to network.  Record companies, promoters, club and festival bookers and more attend the event.  Careers have been made during IBC week.


    This is the Wrap-Up Show.  We get to speak with the winners and other Challengers and the fans during these three hours.


    Were you there?  Call in and tell us about your trip.


    Did you listen and want to talk about the shows?  Call in!

  • 00:30

    Superstar Gilles Marini

    in Entertainment

    IN THE FALL of 2009, Marini first appeared as a recurring character on Brothers & Sisters. His role as the love interest of Rachel Griffiths’s character Sarah Walker has been extended to a ten-episode arc with the potential of more to come. NOW APPEARING as Luc Laurent on ABC’s hit family drama, Brothers & Sisters and also well-known for his second-place finish on season eight of Dancing with the Stars, Gilles Marini’s charm and zest for life is attracting fans all over the world. Gilles is going to be stopping by for some instant feedback on his role, and to chat it up with the fans.. This is another must not miss show!

  • 03:00

    SHOW #310- 32nd International Blues Challenge - LIVE From Beale Street - Show #7

    in Music

    This is the 32nd Year of the International Blues Challenge and over 200 acts will descend on Memphis TN to via for the title of the best, but also to network.  Record companies, promoters, club and festival bookers and more attend the event.  Careers have been made during IBC week.


    Day 3 of the Challenge. Finalists will be named by the end of the evening.


    We'll be talking all week with those musicians in town for the Challenge.  Musicians in to network and see old friends, blues society folks who come to support their acts, Blues Foundation officials and the FANS! 


    You can even call in and talk to your favorite band when they are on air...


     

  • 03:01

    SHOW #309- 32nd International Blues Challenge - LIVE From Beale Street - Show #6

    in Music

    This is the 32nd Year of the International Blues Challenge and over 200 acts will descend on Memphis TN to via for the title of the best, but also to network.  Record companies, promoters, club and festival bookers and more attend the event.  Careers have been made during IBC week.


    Day 3 of the Challenge. Finalists will be named by the end of the evening.


    We'll be talking all week with those musicians in town for the Challenge.  Musicians in to network and see old friends, blues society folks who come to support their acts, Blues Foundation officials and the FANS! 


    You can even call in and talk to your favorite band when they are on air...

  • 03:06

    SHOW #308- 32nd International Blues Challenge - LIVE From Beale Street - Show #5

    in Music

    This is the 32nd Year of the International Blues Challenge and over 200 acts will descend on Memphis TN to via for the title of the best, but also to network.  Record companies, promoters, club and festival bookers and more attend the event.  Careers have been made during IBC week.


    Day 2 of the Challenge.  Semi-Finalists will be named by the end of the evening.


    We'll be talking all week with those musicians in town for the Challenge.  Musicians in to network and see old friends, blues society folks who come to support their acts, Blues Foundation officials and the FANS! 


    You can even call in and talk to your favorite band when they are on air...

  • 03:00

    SHOW #307- 32nd International Blues Challenge - LIVE From Beale Street - Show #4

    in Music

    This is the 32nd Year of the International Blues Challenge and over 200 acts will descend on Memphis TN to via for the title of the best, but also to network.  Record companies, promoters, club and festival bookers and more attend the event.  Careers have been made during IBC week.


    Day 2 of the Challenge.  By the end of today many acts will find themselves as fans for the rest of the week as the Semi-Finalists are named.


    We'll be talking all week with those musicians in town for the Challenge.  Musicians in to network and see old friends, blues society folks who come to support their acts, Blues Foundation officials and the FANS! 


    You can even call in and talk to your favorite band when they are on air...

  • 02:58

    SHOW #305- 32nd International Blues Challenge - LIVE From Beale Street - Show #2

    in Music

    This is the 32nd Year of the International Blues Challenge and over 200 acts will descend on Memphis TN to via for the title of the best, but also to network.  Record companies, promoters, club and festival bookers and more attend the event.  Careers have been made during IBC week.


    Day 1 of the Challenge.  All the Challengers are in town as registration is at 11am.


    We'll be talking all week with those musicians in town for the Challenge.  Musicians in to network and see old friends, blues society folks who come to support their acts, Blues Foundation officials and the FANS! 


    You can even call in and talk to your favorite band when they are on air...