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Sky Ferreira

Sky Ferreira really can do it all being a model, singer, actress and songwriter. She started singing at age 15 and was signed to a major label by age 17. Her song “Everything is Embarrassing” was named one of the best of 2012 by Spin Magazine and Pitchfork Media among others. This year at age 21 she appeared in Eli Roth’s movie The Green Inferno and released an album Night Time, My Time.

She recently opened for Vampire Weekend and is slated to perform with Miley Cyrus in 2014.

Nunn talked to the multifaceted artist backstage before a recent Chicago show to get to know the petite girl behind the big voice.

Jerry Nunn: Hi, Sky. It is freezing outside and you have fans waiting in the cold for you.

Sky Ferreira: I know, it’s pretty crazy.
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Chef Roble

Celebrity Chef Roble Ali always have something brewing in the kitchen and Bravo has documented it for two seasons. Since 2011 his life has been chronicled on television running a high end catering company and dealing with a variety of situations.

Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, Roble attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He then worked as the youngest sous chef ever in Abigail Kirsch, a catering company in New York.

He has cooked for artists such as Michael Jackson, Russell Simmons, and Faith Evans among many others.

Nunn on the Run dished with him at brunch at Sawtooth in the West Loop of Chicago about his gay A-list friends Art Smith, and Andy Cohen as well as his Bravo celebrity life.

Jerry Nunn: Hi, Roble. Thanks for the tweet this morning. You are a New Yorker?

Roble Ali: I am but I bounced around a lot. I from Poughkeepsie, which is an hour north of New York City. If I added up all of my time then I spent most of my time in Brooklyn. I lived in Greenville, Mississippi for a year and a half.

I lived in Houston, Texas for five or six years .I lived in Greenville, Mississippi for a year and a half when I was a little kid. I did the South then I came back to the North.
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There’s a new adult cartoon in town and it goes by the name of Chozen. The story of a gay white rapper in the process of rebuilding his career after being released from prison is a new concept on television.

Series star Bobby Moynihan, who voices Chozen, has been on Saturday Night Live since 2008. He has kept active on the small screen in shows like 30 Rock and Girls. On the big screen he played Puck on When in Rome and Chet Alexander in Monsters University.

Grant Dekernion is the writer, creator, and executive producer of Chozen.

We called the dynamic duo up to to get the skinny on the chubby rapper who’s killing it on FX.

JN: (Jerry Nunn) Hi, guys. How did you come up with the concept for the show in the first place, Grant?

GD: (Grant Dekernion) Well, I had always wanted to do a show involving music and the struggle to be a musician, and I’ve loved hip-hop my whole life, so I just started thinking about it. I also wanted to create a character that I’d never seen before on TV, and I think Chozen fits that bill.

I think there’s a lot of interesting things you have with Chozen. Here’s a guy who’s coming out of jail and trying to take his life back. To me it’s like a delayed coming-of-age story a little bit, and I thought that would be a fun way to kind of get into a type of story that’s been told a few times but in a different way.
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Ivy Queen

Puerto Rican songstress Ivy Queen is returning to the Chicago area and this time it’s on a gay club tour.

Originally from a group called The Noise, she quickly went solo with Sony Discos gaining fame in the Latin music world. Ivy released her third album independently entitled Diva then later Flashback, and Sentimiento winning Gold and Platinum Record status. Her seventh studio album Drama Queen yielded the top ten single “La Vida es Asi.” She made her acting debut in 2012 in the The Vagina Monologues in Miami.

Conquering 12 cities in three weeks, we caught up to the busy diva gearing up for her arrival at Circuit Nightclub.

JN: (Jerry Nunn) Hola, Ivy!

IQ: (Ivy Queen) Hola, how are you? You want to do the interview in spanglish?

JN: Claro, I mean sure. I saw your performance with La India at the Congress last year.

IQ: Did you enjoy it?

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Vince Clarke

Vince Clarke has been innovative in the world of electronic music becoming a pioneer for this high tech sound. He was a founding member of the highly successful group Depeche Mode before leaving it to form Yaz with Alison Moyet. In 1985 he recruited Andy Bell to create Erasure writing huge British hits like “Chains of Love” and “Always.”

To make the season bright the duo have created Snow Globe full of seasonal favorites such as “White Christmas” and “Silent Night” all with a signature spin on them.

After having spoken to Bell several times throughout the years it was a real rarity to call the man behind the music on the phone for a bit of a chat.

Jerry Nunn: Hi, Vince. How are you?

Vince Clarke: I’m fine, mate. How are you?

JN: Good. I heard you are a lefty like me.

VC: Yes, I am yeah… a true artist.
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Mary Wilson

Founding member of The Supremes singer Mary Wilson continues her career today performing live and is bringing a festive show to Chicago this holiday season.

She is the only member of The Supremes to stay with the group in all its incarnations and was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard.

Wilson wrote two books Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme and Supreme Faith: Someday We’ll Be Together.

Nunn talked to Wilson at her hotel to find out more about the legacy that this artist continues to maintain.

Jerry Nunn: Hello, Mary. I read that you lived in Chicago in the past.

Mary Wilson: When I was an infant with the whole migration of blacks from the South to the North this was one of the first cities that my family moved to. Then I went on to Detroit where I grew up. I probably spent about two years here in Chicago. I have had family here ever since so I have been coming here for years.
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Lianne Las Havas

Lianne La Havas is an up and coming singer with voice pipes of gold. She comes from a musical family of Greek and Jamaican origin where her mother played with Mary J. Blige and Jill Scott and her father taught her to play music.

Her debut album Is Your Love Big Enough? released on Warner Brothers was named iTunes Album of the Year. She supported Alicia Keyes on her tour and Prince as well who described her as the next Joni Mitchell.

Nunn talked to her before her arrival for Lollapalooza this week.

JN: (Jerry Nunn) Hi, Lianne. I was the one at Lincoln Hall that chatted for a bit after the show.

LH: (Lianne La Havas) Cool! How are you, sir?

JN: Great. Where in the world are you calling from?

LH: I am in Harrogate.

JN: Where is that?
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