Entertaining Resume; I also have a full life business resume as Executive Secretary, Quality Movement, etc.

Barbara Ann Nowak

Chicago, Las Vegas, Washington DC, Memphis, Miami, Branson




youtube - queenofkaraoke1



258 self-made/designed costumes, impersonations, and characters, hair designer, make-up artist. Sings about 9,000 songs in 8 languages: English, Polish, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese,  and Latin.                                                                                                                        

Singer, dancer, crowd Energizer Bunny, TV & Radio Personality, movies, star in plays, widow US Marine Purple Heart Veteran, Mother, devoted daughter. Human Resource Director for Employee Development, Singing Chef, Jewell Catering, the Caterer to the Stars of Chicago, Legal Assistant, Executive Secretary, Sales, Assistant to manager at Federal Reserve Bank, Artist, Gourmet Cook & Baker, Raised pedigreed, champion German Shepherds, Organic Gardener, Computer Whiz, Transportation Specialist, Home Rehab Specialist,  Ancestry specialist, Writer, Spirituality, metaphysician and healer.


Fan Club

Columbia College, Chicago Illinois



Museum of Science Industry, Most interesting people of the Chicago Millennium- 2000, Art Institute Model, Las Vegas - Art Institute, Chicago, Photo Exhibit



Iron Mike Ditka’s, Chicago Bears Football, Jilly’s on Rush, McDonald’s Corporate: Grand Openings, Ed Debevics’, #1 50’s and 60’s Restaurant and Bar, Kingston Mines, #1 blues bar, Gibson’s Steak House, DJ, KJ, MC for activities



Excalibur Casino, Lynryd Skynyrd’s BBQ & Beer Restaurant, Mandalay Bay, House of Blues: Rockstar Karaoke with Rockband, Bill’s Gambling Hall/Harrahs owned, Caesar’s, TV, 40th Anniversary, Harrah’s, Greek Islands, M Resort, Fiesta, Gold Coast, Fitzgerald’s, Imperial Palace, Boulder Station, Fremont Street, Downtown Las Vegas.


Magnificent Mile, Chicago


Singing Chef at Linens and Things where I taught gourmet cooking and karaoke at the same station!


Gambling boats: Empress, Harrah’s Joliet, Princess Cruise: Elation, Talent Show



Wild Chicago, Jenny Jones Show as “Queen of Karaoke” which turned into “American Idol”, VH1, MTV, Glamour Productions, Models on Parade, TV series, “Early Editions,” background actress many movies.



Polish Constitution Parade, St. Patrick’s Day - Chicago and Las Vegas, German Festival, Italian Festival, marched in first Vietnam Veteran parade 40 years after the war. I crusaded and was victorious for veteran's rights.



Interviews and singing: WJMK-FM, WPKG, brought in the Millennium, New Year’s Eve, 2000, WSCR Interview.


Sporting Events

White Sox Baseball Park, Elvis-a, WSCR am talk sports radio interview, Chicago Bears fundraiser, Chicago Cubs Park, Barbie Day



Pepsi/Gatorade/Quaker Oats, Elvis-a Gator woman, Donco Paper Christmas Party, School District Christmas Party


Karaoke Bars

Blue Frog, Mystique, Trader Todd’s, Excalibur, Chicago, Joe’s Weed Bar, Fantasy Lounge, Lion’s Den



Polish Dancing Hall, Baby Doll Polka,



Taste of Chicago -- Winner of  karaoke  contests, Millennium Park, Elvis Fantasy Festival


Patriotic and Fundraisers

La Vegas Viet Nam Veteran Parade, VFW, U.S. Marine Club. Most all my entertaining in costumed karaoke was out of love not for money. I'd change costumes as many as eight times in one karaoke evening. Fairy Godmother event at Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago.



Chicago Makeup and Hair Convention, Rosemont Convention Center, McCormick Place, Sales, Set up; break down, female Elvis tribute artist.


Movies, News

On TV news: the First patron at the new Chicago post office, largest in the world.  Movies with Bruce Willis, Tommy Lee Jones, Bonnie Hunt. News articles in the  Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, Chicago Heights Star, Interviews


Political Candidate

Radio Commercials and 2-hour talk show radio hostess for candidate Kenneth Wegner, US Congress



Singing my heart out with the White Blues on Karaoke TV, Chicago. This is tearsheet from Chicago Reader Newspaper.