Archive for October 2014

A "Disco Inferno" was ablaze at Riverside Art Center Annual Gala

A "Disco Inferno" was ablaze at Riverside Art Center Annual Gala
This is the second time I have been invited to attend the Riverside Art Center (RAC) Annual Gala fundraising event.  This year the theme was 70’s disco era entitled “Disco Inferno.” The Riverside Arts Center has been around since 1993 and has been providing Riverside, the surrounding suburbs and Chicago with exhibitions, art classes, and... Read more »

Del McCoury Band perform Woody Guthrie Tribute in Skokie

Del McCoury Band perform Woody Guthrie Tribute in Skokie
Del McCoury Band perform Woody Guthrie Tribute in Skokie Tonight we attended The “Del McCoury Woody Guthrie Tribute” concert at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie (NSCPAS). The performance led by the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Famer, 2014 Grammy Winner for Best Bluegrass Album and 2011 National Endowment for the... Read more »

Kerry Wood Teams Up with Chris Young for benefit concert

Kerry Wood Teams Up with Chris Young for benefit concert
First a quote from press release about the event. “Chicago Cub Legend Kerry Wood is teaming up with hit country music artist Chris Young to host Woody’s Western Roundup, an event benefitting the Wood Family Foundation who has raised over $4 million for Chicago’s Kids. All proceeds will benefit the WFF and help fund their... Read more »
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Woody's Western Roundup Fundraiser with country artist Chris Young

Woody's Western Roundup Fundraiser with country artist Chris Young
Tonight, Kerry Wood teams up with country music artist Chris Young for “Woody’s Western Roundup’, an event benefitting the Wood Family Foundation who have raised over $4 million for Chicago’s kids.     Wood Family Foundation (WFF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in June 2011 by Kerry and Sarah Wood. They work... Read more »

Stryper plays last US tour stop in Bolingbrook

Ignescent performing opening for Stryper
For some reason I am at a loss for words on how to describe the events of Saturday evening, until now so hope this goes well. This was the first time for me to attend a concert at Tailgaters Sports Bar in Bolingbrook. When I arrived I wasn’t sure if my GPS directed me to... Read more »

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall perform to sold-out audience at Skokie theater

Lani Hall performs to sold out audience at the Northshore Center for the Performing Arts of Skokie.
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts of Skokie was the scene for the evening’s sold-out concert with Herb Alpert and Lani Hall. This theater local is quietly set in among a hotel and other business. The Center theater is a wonderfully intimate space with 850+ seat between the main floor, balcony and 6 boxes. The... Read more »
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Wheaton All-Night Flea Market Review

Ernie Hudson arrives in the Ecto-1.
On August 16th, I attended the Wheaton All-Night Flea Market held on the grounds of the DuPage County Fair Grounds. Being a first timer to this event I had no idea what I was walking into. They were easily several hundred if not more individual vendor booths both inside and scattered about on the fair... Read more »

An evening with Chicago’s King of Cosplay - Rich “Svengoolie” Koz

Monitors in the museum displayed this image.
Friday night, October 10, 2014 the Museum of Broadcast and Communications presented “An Evening with Rich Koz – Celebrating 35 years as Svengoolie. This lead me to wonder, has it really been 35 years, as I thought on this I was taken back to the the late 70’s early 80’s when as a kid we... Read more »

Thousand Foot Krutch concert at Mojoes in Joliet

Katarina Encinia of Pontiac, IL, arrived at 6 a. M. and camped out in her car so she could be first in line when the doors opened at 6:45pm. She is one serious fan.
Note: See the photo gallery at the botom. Where does one start when describing the Thousand Foot Krutch concert I attended on Tuesday evening? I know what you’re going to say, I do say that a lot. But the best place to start a story is always at the beginning, so shall we begin? Let’s... Read more »
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10 Things You Don’t Know About Me

10 Things You Don’t Know About Me
I grew up in Hazel Crest, IL, after I got married we moved to Park Forest, IL for about six months and then settling in Harvey, IL where I have lived for 22 years. My first job outside of mowing lawns, was working for my best friends dad. He was a printer by trade and... Read more »