In Concert

A rainy summer night and this party was a guarantee to go on no matter what. The indoor concert venue The Arcada Theater in St. Charles, was the place to be Friday night. The people packed into the ninety-one year old building for a rock show and Femmes of Rock…
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:05

Sing, Sing, Sing! Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses Live at The City Winery

Written by Roger Reis
Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses are packed with energy and are – just pure fun. At no point during the show do they let you forget that they are entertainers. For two solid hours, their upbeat show played hits going back to a different time. Every moment was absolutely…
Thursday, 06 July 2017 04:23

Good Vibrations in the Suburbs; The Temptations and The Beach Boys at Ravinia

Written by Kendall Royzen
On a recent Throwback Thursday, a suggested playlist popped up on Spotify that caught my attention, “Oldies but Goodies.” I started the playlist enthusiastically, not having the ability to pre-screen the mix. The first song to play was Sisqo's "Thong Song." At that moment, I wasn't quite sure what offended…
Saturday, 08 July 2017 12:47

All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Fun At Highland Park’s Ravinia

Written by Roger Reis
It’s summer at Highland Park’s Ravinia and the concert season continues with Sheryl Crow and Lukas Nelson. The grounds were jam packed with people ready to see a quality show and they were not let down one bit. The weather was nice, the drinks were cold, and the music was…
Friday, 07 July 2017 18:13

Buddy Guy is Real

Written by Ron Reis
Buddy Guy is real. In a music business where people often portray an image onstage - a persona - Buddy Guy is real. When you go see him play, that’s what you get and nobody walks away not knowing a little something about the man. Before Guy’s set at Ravinia…
Saturday, 01 July 2017 18:55

Like Fine Wine, The Moody Blues Get Better with Age

Written by Roger Reis
Graeme Edge, Justin Hayward, and John Lodge brought a show to the Ravinia stage that knocked out everyone who was in attendance. Two full sets of music packed with hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s were the band’s musical offerings for the evening. Without a doubt, it was a…
Saturday, 01 July 2017 02:12

Diana Krall Uncovers Jewels and Rediscovers Standards at Ravinia Concert

Written by Bill Esler
As a fan, it was a delight to see Diana Krall live for the first time at the beautiful Ravinia Festival in Highland Park - one of the first stops on this highly successful jazz performer's lastest world tour. "Highly successful jazz performer" is a string of words rarely set…
Pegasus Theatre Chicago is proud to announce MUSE 2017: Femmes Noires de la Resistance, July 13 - 23 at Pegasus’s resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. This year’s MUSE celebrates new works, new artists and new voices with this annual series of theatrical readings, panels and performances featuring female…
Monday, 26 June 2017 19:45

Common Leaves Mark at Ravinia in Night of Firsts

Written by Mariah Sulaiman
Saturday night was a night of firsts for Ravinia, hosting its first Hip Hop show that included a lineup of first-time performers on the stage, and featuring the one and only Common. One does not typically think of Hip-Hop when thinking of the outdoor picnic grounds and pavilion of Ravinia,…
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