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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Some of the biggest names in music will play at a benefit concert on Wednesday. All proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation. Find out how to help and where you can watch or listen in the Chicago area.
Huge names in music are lending their talents to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at the “12-12-12” concert Wednesday. Every penny sold from ticket sales will go directly to Sandy victims through the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which provides material, money and aid to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm, including more than 200 Patch towns in New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney, with other artists to be announced. According to the 12-12-12 concert’s website, starting …
Monday, April 9, 2012
The bluegrass 'super group' will be performing Tuesday, April 10, at Down Home Guitars, its only U.S. concert this spring.
Sunset Drive, the bluegrass "super group" headed up by Down Home Guitar's Maro Kawabata, will perform in Frankfort this week--its only U.S. show this spring--before its members embark on a tour of Japan. NEWSLETTER: Sign Up to Have Frankfort Headlines Delivered to Your Inbox Daily The award-winning band includes Kawabata on guitar, Don Rigsby on mandolin, Rickie Simpkins on fiddle and Terry and Cindy Baucom on banjo and bass, respectively. Bluegrass Escape is the opening act. The deadline: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Down Home Guitars. Tickets are $20. Tickets can be reserved by calling or visiting the store. Do you know about an important upcoming deadline? Share in the comments section below, and we’ll consider adding the info to …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
With the help of local institutions and friends, Down Home Guitars owner has turned his dream of a free outdoor music fest into a reality.
This story originally ran July 6, 2011. The 2012 Frankfort Bluegrass Festival runs from Saturday, July 14, through Sunday, July 15. Go to the festival's website for a complete schedule of performances. This time last year, a bluegrass festival in downtown Frankfort was just a dream for Down Home Guitars owner Steve Haberichter. But every time he looked out his front window to Breidert Green, he could just picture the fest coming to life. Thanks to a huge cooperative effort by the Village of Frankfort, the Chamber of Commerce, the Frankfort Park District and numerous businesses and individuals, as well as a newly formed nonprofit group, the first-ever Bluegrass on the Green Festival will be held this weekend. The free event begins at 10:30 …
Friday, May 27, 2011
Classic folk and rock, new details about John Wilkes Booth, Neil Simon's 'Biloxi Blues,' a musical 'Some Like It Hot' and how a bullet changed a life are a great start to summer arts and entertainment calendar.
Roger McGuinn, the legendary 1960s rock icon, Chicago native and original member of the Byrds, returns to Beverly Arts Center with his wonderfully soft yet powerful voice for an evening of most memorable song and conversation. SouthScene spoke with McGuinn this week about his music, life and concerts. For starters, his last name is pronounced McGwinn. "That's how our family has always said it," McGuinn said. He was born Jim McGuinn, but during the rock era, a guru urged him to change it to Roger, a better fit with the universe. Asked if he still follows the guru, McGuinn explained, "No, I've returned to a more personal relationship with God, Jesus." Asked about the 1960s before the Byrds were universally recognized, McGuinn recalled the …
Friday, April 8, 2011
Chicago Heights, Flossmoor, Frankfort, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Palos Hills, Tinley Park and more turn spotlights on for entertainment in the coming week.
Mr. Blotto heads to Beverly Arts Center with its distinct blend of every kind of rock music imaginable, from hard rock to country, to blues-rock to good old rock 'n' roll. When: 8 p.m. Friday, April 8 Where: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th Street Cost: $12, $10 members Information: 773-445-3838 and beverlyartcenter.org It’s fun. It’s tragic. It’s cheaper than cheap. The Drama Group presents a free and informal play reading of George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House. “Written between 1916 and 1917, Heartbreak House is a telling indictment of the generation responsible for the First World War," states the theater troupe’s information notes. "With its bold combination of high farce and bitter tragedy, Shaw’s work remains an uncannily …
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Celestial sounds of Mahler, Mozart, Bach and Rachmaninoff complete Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra's April concert program.
Why call a symphony concert—an event that's usually a spotlight for musical instruments—Heavenly Voice? “Oh, that’s easy to clarify,” said Carmen DeLeone, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) music director. Much of the concert focuses on concepts and impressions of celestial places, and one of the key pieces explores composer-conductor Gustav Mahler’s look at heaven through the eyes of a child, he said. Add a guest soloist to the mix, and the title is quite apt. The entire program grew around DeLeone’s and the IPO artistic committee’s decision, nearly two years ago, to recognize the 150th anniversary of Mahler’s birth (1860) and 100th year since his death (1911) during the current symphony season. Although other recent IPO performances …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Acclaimed conductor and Northwestern professor Victor Yampolsky guest conducts the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra through Schubert's and Shostakovich's fifth symphonies.
Born more than 100 years apart and in different countries, Austrian composer Franz Schubert and Russian Dmitri Shostakovich share more than musical brilliance. Both composed glorious fifth symphonies. On March 6, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra concert, Famous Fives, will fill the Lincoln-Way North Performing Arts Center with the music of Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Minor and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 in D minor. Maestro Victor Yampolsky returns as guest conductor for this program. Internationally acclaimed, Yampolsky currently holds a named chair in music performance at Northwestern University and serves as music director for the Peninsula Music Festival in Wisconsin's Door County. He also serves as guest conductor for …
Friday, February 25, 2011
This week, we spotlight events in Beecher, Chicago Heights, Frankfort, Mokena, Orland Park, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Park Forest, Tinley Park and University Park.
Beecher Part-time Players Inc. presents Exit the Body, a wild comedy filled with little white lies and a few big ones, too. People are not who you think they are, but according to the theater release, the third act ties everything together “with a riotous chase to catch the bad guys.” When: 7 p.m., Feb. 25-26 Where: Beecher Community Hall, 673 Penfield St. Cost: $15 preferred seating, $12 general admission, $10 seniors More info: Tickets can be bought at the door or in advance at First Community Bank & Trust, 1111 Dixie Hwy., Beecher Union Street Gallery unveils a new, national juried exhibit, Word and Numbers, with a “smart, city gallery feel," according to gallery information. Union Street Gallery exhibits always are free. When: A …
Monday, February 14, 2011
Enjoy a sneak peek at a Frankfort filmmaker's new movie or cut the rug at the park district's daddy-daughter dance.
When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Lincoln-Way East High School, 201 Colorado Ave. Have a son or daughter getting ready to make the big leap to college? Then you probably want all the help you can get when it comes to the application process. When: 7 p.m. Where: Lincoln-Way East High School, 201 Colorado Ave. The Griffins play host to the New Lenox Catholic school this week. Be sure to check out coverage of this game--as well as Friday night's game against Sandburg--at Frankfort Patch. When: 5-9 p.m. Where: Aurelio's Pizza, 9901 W. Lincoln Hwy. Frankfort Township offers this evening out for seniors. Monday, Feb. 14, is the final day for registration. Go here for more details. When: 7 p.m. Where: Lincoln-Way North High School, 19900…