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 …
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 …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Singer from "Peter, Paul & Mary" cancels Saturday evening show due to illness.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Yarrow is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20.
Peter Yarrow of the legendary folk group "Peter, Paul and Mary" will perform live at Raue Center for the Arts on April 20. Yarrow's show starts at 8 p.m. at the Raue Center, located at 26 N. Williams St. in downtown Crystal Lake. Yarrow's music has spanned the generations and touched the lives of so many. His talents as a creative artist — both with Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer — are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs "Peter, Paul & Mary" recorded including “Puff the Magic Dragon," “Day is Done,” “Light One Candle” and “The Great Mandala." As a member of the renowned musical trio, Yarrow earned many gold and …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Raue Center for the Arts has a show for everyone's tastes and preferences in the 2013 spring season schedule.
The Raue Center for the Arts has a show for everyone's tastes and preferences in its Spring 2013 season schedule.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Show is fun for viewers of all ages.
Entertainer Billy Jonas brings his award-winning, creative, interactive and fun for all ages show to the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake. The show is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Raue Center, 26 N. Williams St. Attendees can throw out the rules when Billy Jonas hits the stage, according to the Raue. Jonas' show is a musical conversation… a sonic celebration … a splendiferous gathering of old and young, because the ensemble is… everyone. Billy Jonas is one of those rare performers who can engage and delight both young and adult audiences. It's a "neo-tribal hootenanny" -- original "voice and percussion" -based songs with a generous dose of audience participation. The music mixes conventional instruments (guitar…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Raue Center for the Arts with Irish music, dancers and a comedian. The evening will feature music by Áthas, comedy from Bob Rumba and a performance by Irish dancers from The Rebecca McCarthy School of Dance. The show starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Raue Center, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Áthas (pronounced ‘AH-hiss,' means joy and happiness) Athas will light the dance floor on fire with a combination of traditional and newly composed Irish dance tunes. Fierce fiddle, driving bodhran, and funky guitar riffs come together to lift listeners’ feet, drinks, and spirits. About The McDance Company The …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Nationally known historical interpreter Clay Jenkinson will introduce new show, "Rushmore Speaks."
Tuesday, February 19
Clay Jenkinson, nationally known historical interpreter and scholar, will perform for the Tenth Annual Great American Series to benefit the Crystal Lake Library Foundation and the Raue Center For The Arts. The performance will be held on Saturday, March 2, at the Raue Center, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Jenkinson will introduce a new show “Rushmore Speaks” in observance of the Crystal Lake Public Library’s 100th anniversary. He will be in costume and character as both Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt with “thoughts on the other guys” - George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, according to Linda Price, public relations coordinator for the library. Jenkinson, a Rhodes and Danforth scholar, is co-founder of the modern …
Monday, February 18, 2013
The performance will be this Saturday.
Monday, February 18
A group of fourth and fifth grade students from Martin Elementary School will perform in "An Evening of Percussion" this Saturday at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St. in Crystal Lake. The Mallets, Movement and More group is led by Martin music teachers Ingrid and Brent Mullane. The purpose of the group is to showcase the skills and talents of Martin's students, and is also meant to encourage early musical leadership, connecting the Lake in the Hills school with the "local community through a positive artistic outlet," according to a District 158 press release. “The students have worked hard to learn some challenging music using barred mallet percussion instruments, hand percussion, drums, recorders and other instruments, …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Irish music and dance show sold out in 2012.
Wednesday, January 23
The Irish House Party is returning to the Raue Center for the Arts after playing to a sold-out crowd last year. The group will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25., at the Raue, 26 N. Williams St., downtown Crystal Lake. The five member group combines Irish music and dance to conjure images of flat caps, waist coats and comely maidens dancing at the cross-roads. "The Irish House Party is a welcome antidote to these often cheesy portrayals of Irish music and culture," said Alexandra McMillin, Raue marketing and development coordinator, said in a press release. "Don’t miss the party you’ll be talking about all year long." The show is hosted by All-Ireland champion musicians, dancers and entertaining presenters who create a unique Irish …