Chicago’s Ed Debevic’s to close (for now)

A popular Chicago tourist destination in River North is going to be closing, for now.

Ed Debevic’s 1950s-themed diner is going to be demolished, and Chicago-based JDL Development will build a residential high-rise in its place.

According to Crain’s Chicago Business, it’s unclear whether JDL plans to built apartments or condominiums on the site at Wells and Erie streets. The price JDL paid for the property is unknown, but it’s expected to be more than its purchase price of $4.5 million in 2005.

While there is no closing date set for the restaurant, Ed Debevic’s owners are searching for a new location. The diner, which is know for its smart-aleck comments, has been around since 1984.

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DIGITIAL PLAYGROUND RELEASES COMPILATION DVD STARRING DP LEGEND, JESSE JANE®!


The Best of Jesse Jane® DVD releases on April 28th, 2015.

April 23, 2015 – Burbank, CA – Digital Playground presents The Best of Jesse Jane®, a compilation DVD jam-packed with the DP legend’s greatest scenes throughout Digital Playground history! The DVD contains eight hardcore sex scenes from Digital Playground’s assortment of feature films including Asking Price, Swingers, Dirty Movie and more.

The Best of Jesse Jane®, DVD hits the shelves Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

The blonde and busty Jesse Jane® has over a decade of experience, and has starred in DP’s biggest blockbusters, Pirates and Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge. Her work has inspired many rising starlets and she’s been honored with numerous awards within the industry. To see more of Jesse Jane®, please visit her website: www.jessejane.com

Digital Playground is running a special promotion with POPPORN, an adult entertainment retailer offering the best in DVDs, sex toys and more. They’re offering a free copy of DP’s 2011 blockbuster film, Top Guns (3 DVD set), also starring Jesse Jane® with every purchase of The Best of Jesse Jane®.

POPPORN representative said, “We are thrilled to be a part of Digital Playground’s debut of Jesse’s greatest work, but we’re even more thrilled to accompany this purchase with a free Digital Playground DVD, to add to fans’ collections. We’re keeping up with our slogan, we’re a megaplex of awesome!“
For more information regarding Digital Playground, please visit the following URL: www.DigitalPlayground.com

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MILE HIGH MEDIA SEEKS DIRECTORS & PHOTOGRAPHERS

Experienced Professionals Needed For New Lines & Projects

MONTREAL, Quebec (Apr. 24, 2015) – Leading adult producer and distributor Mile High Media is expanding its creative roster, seeking experienced adult entertainment directors and photographers for new lines and upcoming projects.

Interested and qualified directors and photographers may contact jonnyb@mile-high-media.com to begin the application process.

Mile High Media Vice President Jon Blitt states, “Our Company is expanding with exciting projects and new lines. It’s important that we add new directors and photographers to our team to fulfill the demand. It’s essential they understand the adult landscape today, and can add their creative touch to our quality content.”

Mile High Media has been a pillar of the adult industry for over 25 years. The Canadian managed company began as a Canadian licensee for American adult movies, ensuring it distributed only the highest quality content. Understanding the diverse and ever changing needs of its consumer base, Mile High determined the best way to provide a wide array of superior entertainment was to produce its own product.

Mile High Media’s awarded studios include: Doghouse Digital (gonzo line), Sweetheart Video (lesbian line), Sweet Sinner (couple line), Reality Junkies (reality gonzo line), Male Reality (gay reality gonzo line) and recently launched Icon Male (gay romance line) and TransSensual (TS romance line). With over 2500 titles, Mile High’s studios yield some of the most viewed adult movies in the world, available on all platforms, including broadcast, IPTV, VOD and mobile applications. Mile High is committed to evolve alongside consumers tastes, reflecting new developments in technology and entertainment. This philosophy led AEBN.net to name Mile High the 2012 Studio of the Year.

In 2013, Mile High Media and Gamma Entertainment launched new company O.L. Entertainment, and with it two new Mason directed studios Hard X and Erotica X. The award-winning content is released through an array of platforms, including DVD, Internet, VOD, mobile, and broadcast.

For more information, visit www.MileHighOnline.com, www.Facebook.com/MileHighMedia or www.Twitter.com/MileHighMovies.

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David Letterman to Get Special Primetime Tribute


SOURCE: Rolling Stone

Ray Romano to host the career retrospective, which will double as a ‘Late Show’ highlight reel

Before David Letterman steps down from the Late Show desk, he will be honored with a special 90-minute career retrospective and clip show, David Letterman: A Life on Television, set to air May 4th at 9:30 p.m. on CBS, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Ray Romano will host the special, which will chronicle Letterman’s sprawling career, from his time as an Indiana weatherman to a budding stand-up comedian to late-night legend. The program will also feature highlights from Letterman’s Late Show tenure, including famous interviews and segments, like the Top 10 List and Stupid Human Tricks.

Letterman’s final episode of the Late Show will air on May 20th and the host has corralled a slew of big name guests for his final shows including Jerry Seinfeld, Steve Martin, Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell and Oprah Winfrey. Bill Murray — Letterman’s first guest and a longtime fixture on the show — will also stop by, as will musical guests such as Tom Waits, Dave Matthews Band, Mumford & Sons, Elvis Costello and Emmylou Harris.

More special guests for Letterman’s final shows will be announced in the coming weeks, leaving room on the couch for potential appearances from the host’s longtime rival Jay Leno and his successor, Stephen Colbert (who will begin hosting the show on September 8th).

While May 20th is still about a month off, Rolling Stone has been tracking Letterman’s long goodbye episode-by-episode. So far highlights include Billy Crystal’s hilarious musical homage to Letterman’s career set to the tune of Fiddler on the Roof’s “Sunrise Sunset;” Amy Sedaris’ loving but nonsensical medley; and Paul Rudd surprising the host with a 30-year-old David Letterman sponge the actor received years ago as a member of an unauthorized Letterman Fan Club.

 

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13 Music Launched

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NEW CHICAGOLAND CONCERT LISTINGS



Devon Allman Band
Reggie’s Music Joint, 6/6, 6:30 PM.

Bangtan Boys
Rosemont Theater, Rosemont, 7/24, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 4/25, 10 AM.

Ceremony, Pity Sex
Lincoln Hall, 7/8, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/24, noon.

Olivia Chaney
Schubas, 6/13, 7 PM, on sale Fri 4/24, noon.

Chronixx
Bottom Lounge, 5/28, 8 PM, on sale Fri 4/24, noon.

Chris Cresswell
Beat Kitchen, 7/10, 9 PM, on sale Fri 4/24, 10 AM.

Fred Eaglesmith & Tif Ginn

City Winery, 7/12, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 4/23, noon.

Fab Faux
Chicago Theatre, 11/14, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 4/25, 10 AM.

Family Crest
Schubas, 7/8, 9 PM, on sale Fri 4/24, noon.

Brandon Flowers
Riviera Theatre, 9/11, 8 PM, on sale Fri 4/24, 10 AM.

Fucked Up, Doomsquad
Garfield Park Conservatory, 7/6, 7:30 PM.

Anson Funderburgh
FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 7/25, 9 PM, on sale Fri 4/24, 11 AM.

Josh Groban
Chicago Theatre, 10/16, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/24, 11 AM.
Guantanamo Baywatch, Gooch Palms
Empty Bottle, 6/21, 9 PM.

 

The Hunts
Schubas, 6/28, 9 PM, on sale Fri 4/24, noon.

 

Incubus, Deftones
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, 7/23, 6:15 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/24, 11 AM.

 

Lady Antebellum
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, 8/22, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/24, 10 AM.

 

Las Guitarras de Espana
City Winery, 6/29, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 4/23, noon.

 

Leftover Cuties
City Winery, 7/8, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 4/23, noon.

 

Lil Wayne, Trey Songz
United Center, 6/20, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/24, 10 AM.

 

Liturgy, Locrian
Empty Bottle, 7/18, 9 PM.

Marianas Trench
House of Blues, 6/27, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/24, 10 AM.

Kal Marks
Beat Kitchen, 6/25, 8:30 PM.

Pat McGee
City Winery, 7/10, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 4/23, noon.

Sarah McLachlan
Symphony Center, 6/16, 7:30 PM, all-ages.

Palehound
Beat Kitchen, 5/25, 8:30 PM.
Pins
Empty Bottle, 6/26, 9 PM, on sale Fri 4/24, 10 AM.

Poi Dog Pondering
the Vic, 10/16, 9 PM, on sale Fri 4/24, 10 AM.

Roddy Radiation
Cobra Lounge, 5/2, 10 PM.

Jackson Scott
Beat Kitchen, 6/3, 9 PM.

Sebadoh
Schubas, 5/29, 9 PM, on sale Fri 4/24, noon.
Sleeping With Sirens, Summer Set
Bottom Lounge, 6/12, 7 PM, sold out.

Social Distortion
House of Blues, 8/9, 8 PM, on sale Fri 4/24, 10 AM.

SonReal
Schubas, 7/22, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/24, noon.

Taake
Cobra Lounge, 6/20, 9:30 PM.

 

Richard Thompson Electric Trio
the Vic, 6/10, 8 PM, on sale Fri 4/24, 10 AM.

 

Towkio
Metro, 5/16, 7 PM, all-ages.

 

Pete Townshend and friends
Rosemont Theater, Rosemont, 5/14, 8 PM, all-ages.

 

Wildhoney
Empty Bottle, 6/5, 9 PM.

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