Friday, February 22, 2013
Dylan Jordan’s music will be included in gift bags for nominees at the 85th Academy Awards gala on Sunday.
Dylan Jordan, owner of Dolphin Rose Music & Media Worldwide in Libertyville and Glenview, will have his recent CD included in gift bags for Oscar nominees Sunday, Glenview Announcement reported. Dylan, who wrote, produced and performed the music video, “I Love You Sha La La”, says the video was shot at Wilmette’s Gillson Park beach by Lake Michigan, Glenview Announcement reported. The Glenview business owner has also performed live before 50,000 people as the opening act for the Winston Cup on ESPN at Phoenix International Raceway, according to his company's website.
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The Academy Awards can make a superstar out of an unknown. Take Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, who each won an Oscar for "Best Original Screenplay" for the film Goodwill Hunting in 1998. From then on, the childhood buddies became household names. In fact, the Affleck-produced film Argo is up for seven awards at this year's 85th annual Oscars, airing at 6 p.m. Sunday on ABC. A Star is Born Every community, no matter how big or small, has star potential. Oscar winner Marlon Brando once lived in Libertyville and attended Libertyville Township High School, according to his obituary in the Chicago Tribune. Actors Vince Vaughn and Lauren Holly are from Lake Forest. Beloved Brady Bunch dad Robert Reed was born in Highland Park. Libertyville has …
Saturday, February 25, 2012
The Academy Awards will be aired Sunday
The 2012 Oscars will be handed out this Sunday: will you be watching? Some of the favorites for this year's Academy Awards include Hugo and The Artist. Hugo has been nominated for 11 different awards. A local actress is up for an award: Melissa McCarthy of Plainfield, Ill., has been nominated as best supporting actress for her role in Bridesmaids. We have included several polls below asking for your guesses on some of the top categories for this year's Academy Awards. Let us know who you think will win by voting. Then tune into the Academy Awards, which will air at 6 p.m. on Sunday. If your favorite actor wins, tell us in the comments' section of this article. If you are watching with your family, snap a photo and post it here. Any …