In Concert

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 13:17

RAVINIA ANNOUNCES 2016 SEASON

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Nation’s most diverse music festival presents more than 140 events from June 2 through September 11, featuring the 80th-anniversary summer residency of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Longtime, former music director James Levine returns for the first time in over two decades to conduct Mahler’s Second Symphony, as he did at…
Sunday, 24 January 2016 11:44

Black Sabbath's The End Tour a Powerful Goodbye

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When Black Sabbath formed in 1968, who would have guessed they would be playing a farewell tour 48 years later? In fact, after their notorious partying throughout the mid-1970s, who would have thought they’d all still be alive? But here they are, circling the world once more with a collection…
Thanks to events like that which I attended last night, the music of Elvis Presley will live on forever – and that’s important, as the King of Rock and Roll is more relevant than ever. In a most fitting way to celebrate the legendary entertainer’s birthday, Northshore Center for the…
Monday, 02 November 2015 01:39

Motley Crue's "Final Tour" A Helluva Send Off

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It’s as though the minds behind Motley Crue’s farewell tour, “The Final Tour”, thought of every possible stunt, gimmick and visual spectacle that would blow one’s mind and then compacted them all into a single evening. First and foremost, the band hand-picked the perfect act to send them on their…
Five time Grammy Award winner Robert Cray brought his band into Glen Ellyn, IL to play some Blues. Roberts’s career spans forty years. The Robert Cray Band made its debut in 1980 and some of his members has lasted almost since the band began. Richard Cousins on bass has been…
Frank Sinatra Jr. opened his wonderful tribute show at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park by explaining what he hoped to convey, as he had been writing and collecting the photographs and videos for the last two years. "In order to know a man’s life there is one word that must…
Sunday, 06 September 2015 12:42

Lackluster Jackson Browne Saved By Amazing Band

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Jackson Browne is a veteran singer/songwriter who has a very impressive resume. He is also known for always having some amazing musicians in his corral. In the musician department, last Saturday night’s show at Ravinia was up to par and then some. First up is guitarist/vocalist Larry Campbell. Campbell has…
Santana’s Corazón Tour blew through Chicago as quickly as a summer storm. But for two all-too-brief nights, Santana lit up the Pavilion stage at Ravinia to a sold out crowd of dancing, drinking, smoking, nostalgic concert-goers. For many in the audience, Ravinia was the perfect venue, paying homage to their…
Saturday, 29 August 2015 13:02

ZZ Top Live at Ravinia

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An amazing feeling comes over you when going to see a live band outside during the summer. It’s such a treat to be able to attend a show in beautiful landscapes of Ravinia in Highland Park, Illinois. When ZZ Top is in town you know it’s going to be a…
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