Publication: Prince to perform at reception for George Lucas and Mellody Hobson
BY MAUDLYNE IHEJIRIKA Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org June 29, 2013 1:26AM
Prince will provide the entertainment at Saturday’s wedding reception of Star Wars creator George Lucas and new bride Mellody Hobson, the Hollywood Reporter reported Friday.
The artist is scheduled to perform for two hours with his 22-piece band at the Saturday evening fete that closes Promontory Point to the public, it was reported.
A huge tent and a stage has been erected at the center of the South Side lakeside beach for the couple who tied the knot June 22nd at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, Calif.
The reception is expected to draw Hollywood heavy hitters to Chicago to celebrate the nuptials, with guests reportedly staying at the Chicago Peninsula Hotel, where gift bags awaited, filled with, among other things, the couple’s “favorite local flavors,” — chocolate cookies from Carol’s Cookies, popcorn from Garrett Popcorn and Marshall Field’s Original Frango Mints.
The reception, according to the Hollywood Reporter, is being organized by New York party planner Van Wyck & Van Wyck, who has organized affairs for the likes of the Obamas, Hillary Clinton, Sean Combs and Alicia Keys.
The couple’s wedding last weekend was officiated by Bill Moyers, the Hollywood Reporter reported, with guests including Oprah Winfrey, Ron Howard, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg.