CHICAGO – When faced with adversity, the best way around it is to somehow break into song. That is the feeling behind the Brown Paper Box Co.’s “Positively Present: An Uplifting Cabaret,” running April 7th and 8th at Mary’s Attic in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. The event features company member Kristi Szczepanek as host, and presents song stylings by other company members, including Anna Schutz, plus some special guests. For details and ticket information, click here.
Exclusive Portrait: Carrie Fisher at the 2016 Chicago Wizard World Comic Con
CHICAGO – As the shock of Carrie Fisher’s passing – on December 27th, 2016 – still resonates, HollywoodChicago.com offers this Exclusive Portrait of the icon taken by photographer Joe Arce at the 2016 Chicago Wizard World Comic Con in August. Ms. Fisher made her first appearance at the Chicago event, greeting fans and signing autographs.
Carrie Fisher in Chicago, August 21st, 2016
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com
Carrie Fisher was the daughter of show business royalty, her father being singer Eddie Fisher and her mother movie star Debbie Reynolds. But Fisher outdid both of them by landing the Princess Leia role in the original “Star Wars” movie in 1977. The unexpected breakthrough hit launched a new era of blockbuster movies and a religious devotion from audiences to the series, and Fisher even revisited the role – as General Leia Organa – in 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” She also wrote seven books, the latest being a memoir of her initial “Star Wars” days, “The Princess Diarist.” She died unexpectedly of a heart attack, suffered four days ago on a flight from London to Los Angeles.
Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com shot this photo of Carrie Fisher as she participated at the 2016 Chicago Wizard World Comic Con, on Saturday, August 21st.