Local media personalities were the stars of the show for Newsapalooza, a benefit held Nov. 10 at Park West. More than 500 guests attended this third annual variety show that featured Grammy winner and Chicago native Richard Marx, who served as the musical director. Founded by singer-songwriter Marx and Roe Conn (WLS radio co-host of "Roe &
The two-hour show, emceed by Conn, opened with "Windy City Live's" Ryan Chiaverini singing John Mellencamp's "
Marx performed "Long Hot Summer," a song he had written for and with country-western star Keith Urban.
Newsapalooza co-founder Conn said, "Clearbrook helps people lead incredible lives that they normally wouldn't be leading." The nonprofit organization provides services and support for 3,400 children and adults in nearly 80 communities in Chicagoland.
Freelance writer Candace Jordan is involved with many local organizations, including some whose events she covers
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