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Sculptor Richard Hunt to be honored by Christ the King Jesuit College Prep and McCormick Gallery

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Updated: August 25, 2012 6:06AM

J UST IN: ONE of the world’s most talented sculptors, Chicago’s own Richard Hunt, will be honored Aug. 2 at an exclusive reception hosted by Christ the King Jesuit College Prep and the McCormick Gallery.

Christ the King is an independent and co-educational college prep school on the West Side with a mostly African-American student population. The ultra-modern school’s art room is named after Hunt.

SAY WHAT! Handsome 51-year-old actor Antonio Banderas is looking sexy as heck on the cover of the upcoming November issue of AARP magazine and dispels negative rumors about his marriage to Melanie Griffith. VICE PRESIDENT Joe Biden

is special guest at a Barack Obama breakfast fund-raiser (natch!) at the Palmer House on July 30....Besides being birthday feted by first lady Michelle at their Kenwood home Aug. 12, Obama also will be the guest of honor at an affair hosted by Barbara T. Bowman and at another event hosted by his close friends Marty & Anita Nesbitt.

MUSICAL NOTES: R&B superstar R. Kelly, I am happy to say, is doing so well after having to cancel several TV and book signing events last month due to a relapse from his earlier vocal chord surgery. Kelly gave his first stage performance on Saturday at the “Reggae Sumfest” in Montego Bay Jamaica and “the audience went wild,” according to my source. ....The NBA’s Shannon Brown’s Wood-Star Music Festival, Aug. 17-19 at Union Park, has added singer Fantasia to its roster of entertainers, which includes Brown’s singer wife Monica ....

MORE MUSIC: Swedish chanteuse Sofia Talvik in concert one night only Thursday at the Swedish American Museum. Check it out!

HEY YOU ballerina wannabes, the awesome Moscow Ballet will be holding auditions for the local production of “The Great Russian Nutcracker” starting at 4 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Southport Performing Arts Conservatory, 3433 West Peterson. The audition is for boys and girls ages 7-17 who can put on a tutu, tights and can get up on their toes (I guess).

FACES N’ PLACES: Businessman Tom Baur birthday feted by wife, Lee Blackwell and friends, including Dori Wilson at Gibsons....Judge Ilana Rovner also was recently at the eatery, as was Judge Arnette Hubbard and Bob Mariano and Nina....The Sox’s Kenny Williams and actor Billy Zane dined separately at Tavern on Rush.

BIRTHDAYS: Anna Davlantes and Dick Kay.

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