Author, Artist and A Cappella Add to Area Arts
Rachel Barton Pine, rock music ride, bawdy book's author line up to entertain, educate and delight Southland audiences.
Frankfort and Palos Heights
South suburban concertgoers will take a musical ride into history for a tribute to Maud Powell, America’s first violinist to garner international acclaim.
Collaborating with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, violin virtuosa Rachel Barton Pine of Chicago, a powerful Powell champion, and guest conductor Alexander Platt, maestro of the La Crosse Symphony in Wisconsin and the Grand Forks Symphony in North Dakota, will recreate the all-Beethoven concert Powell and conductor Gustav Mahler performed with the New York Philharmonic on New Year’s Eve 1909.
The program includes Egmont Overture, Violin Concerto and Symphony No. 4 in B flat major.
The debut IPO performance will take place at the orchestra’s home venue, Lincoln-Way North Performing Arts Center in Frankfort. A second performance moves to Ozinga Chapel, Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights.
Be sure to look for a feature on the IPO concert next week.
Where: Lincoln-Way North Performing Arts Center, 19900 S. Harlem Ave., Frankfort; Ozinga Chapel, Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Dr., Palos Heights
When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 (Frankfort); 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16 (Palos Heights)
How much? $30-$50 (Frankfort); $30-$40 (Palos Heights)
More info: Call 708-481-7774 or go to the website.
She’s back. The savvy little orphan girl with a curly red mop top shows up in the South Suburbs this weekend.
Where: Lincoln-Way East High School, 201 Colorado Ave.
When: 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
How much? $19 and $17 for seniors and students.
More info: Call 708-699-2228 or go to the website.
Sassy. Sexy. Savvy. That’s what the flyer says.
Best-selling author Karen Abbott’s latest work, American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare, the Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee, has garnered exciting reviews for its style and bold approach to an often-bawdy era.
Abbott will discuss her new book at the Frankfort Public Library.
Where: Frankfort Public Library, 21119 Pfeiffer Road
When: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14
How much? Free but reservations are encouraged.
More info: Call 815-469-2423 and go to the website.
The Other Guys are about to embark on a road trip to Patch territory.
Since the first group of men came together as The Other Guys in 1968, the a cappella performance troupe has grown in reputation while increasing its stunning and eclectic repertoire.
In addition to performing statewide, the group has evolved into a “high-profile international performance troupe of good will ambassadors,” district officials said.
Where: Lincoln-Way West High School, 21701 Gougar Road
When: Monday, Jan. 10. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
How much? $2
Francesca's Vicinato Italian restaurant goes cabaret for one night this weekend.
The Neverly Brothers will take guests on a phenomenal rock 'n' roll ride through the years. With their distinctive style, Kevin Giragosian on vocals and guitar, Kegham Giragosian, vocals and percussion and Craig Gigstad, vocals and stand-up bass (watch this guy), take chart-toppers from the past and add a bit of the 21st century.
Where: Francesca's Vicinato Italian restaurant, 12960 S. La Grange Road
When: 8:30-11:30 p.m. today
More info: Call 708-671-1600 or go to the website for reservations.
Katie Sullivan, a talented local musician who has been compared to Patsy Cline and Bonnie Raitt, will perform at Stony Creek Clubhouse, 5850 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn.
Where: Stony Creek Clubhouse, 5850 W. 103rd St.
When: 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8
How much? $5
More info: Call 708-398-6284 or go to the website.
Artist Ken Bliznik, who often works with colored pencils, exhibits several of his realistic floral and scenic works at a special event at Orland Park Public Library. The artist also will talk about his three inspirational focal points: “life, nature and color.”
Guests will have the opportunity to meet Bliznik at this special exhibit.
Where: Orland Park Public Library, 14921 Ravinia Ave.
When: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7
How much? Free
More info: Call 708-428-5100.