Oprah can shut down a city

Oprah single-handedly shut down Chicago's storied main thoroughfare, Michigan Avenue, for her 24th season premiere. The outdoor taping was held Sept. 8 as a block party, but said block party took three days and closed Michigan Avenue between Wacker Drive and Ohio Street. (And to think Angelina Jolie was slated as more powerful than the O this year.) The event featured guests like the Black Eyed Peas, and was a feather in the cap for the city in terms of showcasing Chicago's glamour. -- Darcel Rockett, Zap2It.com
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