She's been portrayed as controversial, difficult and - perhaps - mentally ill. Undeniably, Mary Todd Lincoln's life was touched by family conflict and tragedy. Dr. Matthew Baumgartner of the University of Michigan puts the famous First Lady's life in perspective.
Working for the No. 1 expert in celebrity protection, Cappy Gagnon knows the ins and outs of high-profile security. Along with his private work, Gagnon has secured music events and the inauguration of a president. He currently is program manager of crowd control for the University of Notre Dame.
Special event sponsor jjBabbitt presents Chicago sax legend Mike Smith for the Four Arts Club's Elkhart Jazz Festival Preview Party at the Crystal Ballroom in downtown Elkhart.
Frank Sinatra's lead altoist, Mike has performed and recorded with more than 100 jazz greats. He keeps a continuous weekly gig at Andy's Jazz Club in Chicago. This special Elkhart appearance includes the Jim Catalano Trio.
Dr. Cheryl Snay, curator of European Art at the University of Notre Dame's Snite Museum, shares her perspectives on the impact of the fairer sex in 19th century French art. She examines how women forever changed the art world in the politically fragile 1800s.
Susan L. Schulman tells the true story of her work as a theatre press agent in New York City. Among her clients, she's represented Lauren Bacall ("Applause"), George C. Scott ("Death of a Salesman"), Bob Fosse, Glenn Close and Gene Hackman, among other Emmy and Tony winners.