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First Look Adds Entertainment

Now in its 23rd year, First Look for Charity is held the evening before the auto show opens to the public. Eighteen Chicago area charities will benefit from more than $2 million expected to be raised by a black-tie gala held in conjunction with the 2014 Chicago Auto Show in February.

Attendees at the charity gala, held on the evening of Feb. 7, will be treated to hors d’oeuvres; champagne, wine, beer and soft drinks; and special entertainment presented by the automakers in their displays. First Look for Charity has become one of the special events on the winter schedules of Chicago socialites and car buffs alike.

This year, the First Look gala will include upbeat entertainment across the show floor. Highlighting the evening will be a performance by local festival band Sixteen Candles. In the Chevy Dealers display, The Chicago Six, featuring Dan Hampton, Steve McMichael and Otis Wilson, will perform. Across the show floor in the Ford display American Idol winner Lee DeWyze will make an appearance.

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