Friday, May 17, 2013
Producer and jazz master and his octet will take on the music of Duke Ellington this Saturday night at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.
Grammy Award-winning producer and NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis brings "Sweet Thunder" to the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake. Marsalis and his dynamic jazz octet will perform a fresh take on the music of Duke Ellington at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 18, according to a Raue Center press release. "Marsalis will unite the worlds of music and drama, featuring a full stage set, clever props, costuming and monologues by native New Orleans thespian Kenneth Brown, Jr. (of HBO's hit series Treme)," the Raue release stated. "Taking you on a journey from 1940s Harlem to Victorian-era England and back, Sweet Thunder is captivating from start to finish." Tickets are $36, and group pricing is available. Tickets can be purchased online at …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Wolff's Flea Market produced a short video on how to make a decorative planter out of an old tire in a few easy steps. HGTV also provides a number of suggestions on how to repurpose and 'upcycle' things that you currently own.
Spring has sprung- flowers and plants are popping up everywhere. Wolff's Flea Market provides a brief video on how to convert an old tire into a decorative planter. Click the video above to see how. HGTV also offers dozens of ideas on how to 'upcycle' items you currently own, or repurpose household items to help organize your closets!
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Stop by the Dole Mansion and Lakeside Legacy Arts Park today from 5 to 8 p.m. to see artwork made by District 47 and Creative Artistry School of Fine Arts students.
Today is First Friday at Lakeside Legacy Foundation at the Historic Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake. The public is welcome to attend this free, family-friendly event from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dole, 401 Country Club Rd., Crystal Lake. Tonight's event will feature art works made by District 47 students and students from Creative Artistry School of Fine Arts. The McHenry County Youth Orchestra and District 47 students will provide the live music for tonight's gathering. There'll also be face painting and coloring activities. “May's First Friday is a highlight of our gallery calendar,” said Siobhan Cottone, Lakeside’s executive director. “The walls come alive with the talents of emerging artists. At Lakeside we strive to inspire and encourage …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Second annual piano conference scheduled for June 27-30 draws young pianists from throughout the country.
The Raue Center for the Arts has announced Richard Marx will headline the 2nd Annual National Piano Conference in June. The conference runs from June 27 - 30, at the Raue Center, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Marx will perform at 8 p.m. on June 29, according to Alexandra McMillin, marketing and development manager for the Raue. A songwriter, producer and performer, Marx has sold more than 30 million albums, scored 14 chart-topping singles and earned a Grammy for song of the year, McMillin said in a release. The Chicago native's chart-topping hits include “Hold on to the Nights,” “Don’t Mean Nothing,” “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting.” Marx achieved a seven-year string of triumphs that rivaled any in pop-rock music history. To this …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Are you hoping to catch a movie this weekend? Check times here.
If you're looking for a night out this weekend, the movie theater is always a good option. Check out the Moviefone tool above to find local times of showings. Here is a list of local theaters: Where do you go to watch new movies? Do you go out or stay at home with web/streaming rentals?
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
See who's performing this summer at the North Shore's biggest music festival. Tickets go on sale at 5 a.m. April 25.
Tickets will go on sale this Thursday for all shows at Ravinia in Highland Park this summer. From classical to pop to '90s rock, this season is overflowing with the acts you expected to see again at Ravinia and ones you never saw coming. Below is a list of the bands playing at Ravinia Festival during the 2013 season. Tickets will be available for purchase on April 25 on the Ravinia Festival website. June Thursday, June 6, 7:30 p.m.—Bennett Gordon Hall $10 BGH Series Ruth Page Festival of Dance Concert Dance, Inc. Tickets: $10/No Lawn Sales/Park opens at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 7:30 p.m.—Pavilion Judy Collins and Don McLean Tickets: $55-$45/Lawn $22**/Park opens at 5 p.m. Friday, June 7, 7:30 p.m.—Bennett Gordon Hall $10 BGH …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Singer from "Peter, Paul & Mary" cancels Saturday evening show due to illness.
Monday, April 15, 2013
The Algonquin Public Arts Commission is hosting the exhibit this Thursday, April 18 through Saturday, April 20.
Monday, April 15
The Algonquin Public Arts Commission will hold its second annual Student Art Exhibit at the William J. Ganek Municipal Center, 2200 Harnish Drive, on April 18 through 20. Approximately 35 pieces of artwork from local middle school students will be on display in a variety of different media, including painting, drawing, print, and metal. An opening reception with light refreshments will be held on Thursday, April 18, from 6 to 8 p.m., and the exhibit will continue to be on display Friday, April 19, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Both the opening reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. Source: Village of Algonquin press release
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Scary Movie V, 42, Disconnect and To the Wonder all will hit box offices this weekend.
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, check out one of the new films hitting the box office on Friday, April 12. Read the movie storylines below, and click on each movie title to view the trailer. 42 (PG-13) Jackie Robinson's story is told in this iopic from writer/director Brian Helgeland. Robinson paved a new road for minorities by being the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball since the racial barrier was put in place in the late 1800s. Chadwick Boseman stars as Robinson, with Harrison Ford heading up the rest of the cast as MLB executive Branch Rickey. Disconnect (R) A hard-working lawyer, attached to his cell phone, can't find the time to communicate with his family. A couple is drawn into a dangerous …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Tickets are still available for Sunday show featuring Haque, former guitarist for Sting.
Fareed Haque, regarded as one of the finest guitar virtuosos, will perform at the Listening Room on Sunday at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park/ Dole Mansion. Haque, who played with Sting, will perform with guest flutist Zachary Weiss from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the Listening Room, located in the lower level of the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 401 Country Club Rd., Crystal Lake. The concert, held in the Listening Room's intimate setting, showcases "Music from Brazil and Beyond." It is part of the 2nd Sunday Series at 'the Listening Room.' Haque also is scheduled to appear on May 12 - Mother's Day - for a concert of "Lullabies and Love" songs with vocalists Orna Oriana and Jill Sanderson. He will return on June 9, to perform "Math Games." …