Donnie Wahlberg Rocks Chicagoland Raising $759k to Help Kids with Autism

There was electricity in the air Monday night in St. Charles, IL. New Kids On The Block (NKOTB) member Donnie Wahlberg joined forces with Generation Rescue for the second annual Another Evening with Donnie Wahlberg & Special Guests concert. The evening’s proceeds of $759,000 exceeded funds raised last year at Wahlberg’s inaugural event for the charity, and will be utilized to spread awareness and help fund autism treatment for low-income and at-risk families.

The Blue Bloods star’s wife, Jenny McCarthy, kicked off the show with a heartfelt speech to fans and announced that their had been a groundbreaking earlier that same day (in St. Charles), of a custom built integrative health clinic providing comprehensive treatment for all individuals across the special needs spectrum. A portion of the funds raised from both this year’s and last year’s concerts have been allocated to the clinic.

The historic Arcada Theatre walls were vibrating from the cheers of fans, friends, sponsors and supporters. Wahlberg took the stage along with the Chicago Children’s Choir and gave his usual 200% of a performance. Joining him for the second year in a row were fellow NKOTB members, Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre and Danny Wood, as well as Naughty By Nature. Also donating their time and talent were Shawn Stockman and Wanya Morris from Boyz II Men. Returning guest artist, Ashley Rodriguez did a stunning version of “True Colors”. The talented musicians backing the performers were Ethan Farmer, Om’mas Keith, Stanley Randolph, and musical director Rob Lewis, all of whom are currently on tour with NKOTB. Following the concert was a VIP After Party hosted by Wahlberg and McCarthy at Shakou St. Charles. The evening’s co-producers were Candace McDonald, Executive Director of Generation Rescue and Ali Winkler.

“This evening is very special to me,” said McCarthy of Another Evening with Donnie Wahlberg & Special Guests. “Not only does it help Generation Rescue provide low-income families with access to essential treatment, but it also gives Donnie and I a chance to connect with friends and fans in a special way. There’s no greater unity than spreading love for a good cause.”

So far, Generation Rescue has provided assistance to more than 750 families in all 50 states, with medical grants of $1.8 million and counting. Kids assisted by Generation Rescue demonstrate improvements in sociability, sensory and cognitive awareness, speech and communication, as well as their health and physical behavior.

As a special surprise to the charity, long time Generation Rescue donor Pat Joyce (owner of the luxurious Summer Winds Resorts properties) committed to a $1 million donation as initial funding to build the next of Generation Rescue’s integrative medicine clinics, in the state of Missouri.

The evening wouldn’t have been made possible without the generous support of Rowena and Joe Salas of Hotel Baker, Live Nation, McKenzie Breidenthal, OxyHealth, Thiel Audio, and White Rose Angels. Sponsors also included Custom Companies, French Med Spa & Cryotherapie, Midwest Conference Services, Quick Logistics, Amazing Lash Studio, Amy and Shawn McDonald, Fox Valley Auto Group, Misty Feeley, Faculty Management, Pauly D. Foundation, Pillow of Health, Sheri Cesak-Shriver and Melissa Potempa, The William & Mary Davis Foundation, Hurdl, My Intent, Boxed Water, PartySmart and Shakou St. Charles.

All photos by Brian Babineau – courtesy of Generation Rescue


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About Donnie Wahlberg:
Donnie Wahlberg is an artist who knows no limits, and his diverse career proves just that. He has captured the attention of audiences worldwide as the star of the hit TV show Blue Bloods on CBS, as Executive Producer of five television shows, and as the engine behind the group New Kids On The Block (NKOTB). As a board member of Generation Rescue and advocate for autism awareness, Wahlberg conceptualized, creative directed & produced both 2016’s An Evening With Donnie Wahlberg & Special Guests & this year’s Another Evening With Donnie Wahlberg, to directly benefit families affected by autism.

About Generation Rescue:
Generation Rescue is the leading national organization that provides hope, information and immediate treatment assistance to families affected by autism spectrum disorders. To learn more about Generation Rescue, visit their website at

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June 23, 2017 – 1:09 PM - | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Now Casting 5 and 6 Year Olds with Southern Accents!

Urgent Casting Nationwide!!!

We are in search of adorable and outgoing 5 and 6 year olds with a SOUTHERN ACCENT for a fun new TV show!

We are also looking for:

5 and 6 year olds:
– with glasses
– with red hair
– that live on a farm
– with accents

Email me at

Don’t forget to include…

1. Your name
2. Name of your child
3. Your child’s date of birth
4. A few pictures of your child
5. And lastly, tell us what makes your child special.

Thank you and good luck!

The Casting Duo

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June 23, 2017 – 12:45 PM - | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

DEALS! DEALS! DEALS! Today’s Great Lightning Deals from Amazon! #LightningDeals

I’ll be honest, I can’t pass up a good deal. No matter if I need the item or not, if the deal is good, I’ve gotta have it. Some say that might be a problem, (specifically my husband lol) but NAH!! A deal is a deal!

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I’ll try to list some great deals as I find them each day! Hope you can use them!

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June 23, 2017 – 11:56 AM - | Posted in, sales, shopping | No Comments »

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June 15, 2017 – 12:44 PM - | Posted in Giveaways | 93 Comments »


Walt Disney Animation Studios Unwraps OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE!!!

I am so excited to share with you that Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios are teaming up this holiday season when Walt Disney Animation Studios new featurette OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE opens in front of Disney Pixar’s original feature film COCO on Nov. 22nd!

Here is the new trailer for OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE:

Featuring four new original songs, the 21-minute featurette welcomes the original cast and characters back to the big screen, including Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), who is on a mission to harness the best holiday traditions for Anna (voice of Kristen Bell), Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel) and Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff). Directed by Emmy®-winning filmmakers Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton (“Prep & Landing”), produced by Oscar® winner Roy Conli (“Big Hero 6”), with original songs by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson (“Between the Lines”), OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE will be in theaters for a limited time beginning Nov. 22.

“I’m thrilled that Disney Animation’s featurette OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE will be coming to theaters in November with Pixar’s COCO, said John Lasseter, chief creative officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. “It’s a perfect pairing – they’re both beautiful, heartfelt films about families and how people carry traditions forward. I can’t wait for audiences to get to see both of these terrific projects together on the big screen.”

“Stevie and I were deeply honored to be entrusted by John [Lasseter] to create an all-new story with these characters we love,” said Deters. “We’re thrilled to have our film play on the big screen with COCO during the holidays.”

“We loved getting in the recording booth with these incredible actors who know their characters inside and out,” added Wermers-Skelton. “We can’t wait for audiences to see the featurette, enjoy their performances, and hear the incredible new songs written by Elyssa and Kate.”

OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE celebrates characters who won over audiences worldwide when FROZEN first hit the big screen in 2013. Earning more than $1.27 billion globally, the film won two Academy Awards® (best animated film and best original song with “Let It Go”) and a Golden Globe® (best animated feature film). Slated for November 2019, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ untitled feature-length follow-up to the hit film reunites filmmakers Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck and Peter Del Vecho with the Grammy®- and Oscar®-winning songwriting duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.

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June 14, 2017 – 2:48 PM - | Posted in Disney | 2 Comments »
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