Ex-mayor Daley loved musical tribute

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MUSICAL MOMENTS: At the Grant Park Music Festival’s 2013 Advocate for the Arts Award benefit the other night, former mayor Rich Daley loved the musical tribute played for him.

When he heard Charlene Zimmerman’s Benny Goodman-inspired clarinet version of “Chicago” — the city’s ex-CEO quipped, “If I were still mayor, I’d have her follow me everywhere I make an entrance.”

†There will be quite the group on hand for Giordano Dance Chicago’s eighth annual “Dancing With the Giordano Stars” competition benefit — 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday at Park West, 322 W. Armitage. NBC-5’s weekend lifestyle contributor Wayne Johnson will emcee the event — judged by Today Chicago’s Woman publisher Sherren Leigh, nightlife pro Billy Dec and designer Elda de la Rosa.

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