Archive for December 2014

Erin Bode in concert - Arlington Heights, IL

Erin Bode in concert - Arlington Heights, IL
As we closed out 2014 coverage year. We ended with a performance by Erin Bode, American singer-songwriter from St. Louis area. She and her 3 other band members put on a holiday show at St Peter Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights on Dec. 27th. This beautiful sanctuary with stained glass and candles lighting the main... Read more »

Start the new year with a big dose of laughter on Jan. 2

Start the new year with a big dose of laughter on Jan. 2
What should you expect if you come out to see Christian comedian Jeff Allen on Friday night at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights? “FUN!” Allen said during a recent phone interview while he was Christmas shopping with his wife, Tami. Allen will perform his hilarious stand-up routine for all ages at 7 p.m.,... Read more »

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
From all of us at Chicagoland Concert & Event Review and Matthew Medlen Photography, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. If you enjoy my posts, please subscribe to Chicagoland Concert & Event Review here on Chicago Now. Type your email address in the box below and... Read more »
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Celtic Woman "Home for Christmas" concert

Celtic Woman "Home for Christmas" concert
Saturday evening was the first of a two night performance for the Celtic Woman, held at North Central College Pfeiffer Hall in Naperville, IL. Irish music sensation Celtic Woman celebrate the holiday season with “Home for Christmas – The Symphony Tour.” These concerts offer an unparalleled musical experience with Celtic Women performing timeless holiday songs... Read more »

The Carpenter’s Son, a Christmas ballet

The Carpenter’s Son, a Christmas ballet
Abigail Phillips, a fourth-grader from Chelsea Intermediate School in Frankfort, was one of more than 100 students who performed last weekend in “The Carpenter’s Son,” presented by Ballet 5:8 School of Arts. “She is so excited, she practices all the time,” said Diane Sexton, of Frankfort, as she waited in the lobby for her granddaughter’s... Read more »

Salt Creek Ballet – Nutcracker performance in Skokie

Salt Creek Ballet – Nutcracker performance in Skokie
As the Salt Creek Ballet celebrates its 30th anniversary, they performed The Nutcracker at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie on December 13, 2014. A few quote about Salt Creek Ballet. Salt Creek Ballet has performed for more than 230,000 people in and around Chicagoland since its founding, while earning a... Read more »
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Trans-Infinity Orchestra--A Holiday Tradition

Trans-Infinity Orchestra--A Holiday Tradition
What do you get when you take talented, creative musicians from one of Chicagoland’s favorite bands and add some more strings and percussion, along with an angelic-sounding four-woman choir and a synchronized laser light show? Trans-Infinity Orchestra! For the last five years, Infinity has morphed into Trans-Infinity Orchestra (TIO) to create “A Night of TSO,”... Read more »

Gaither Homecoming Christmas 2014

Gaither Homecoming Christmas 2014
The Gaither Homecoming Christmas came to the Chicagoland on Friday evening and was held at the Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington. It was billed as. “A full evening of entertainment and meaningful music is a rare treat anytime, but when the occasion includes the best-loved voices in gospel music… it’s a must-see celebration!... Read more »

"The Reason"--a Christmas experience for the family

"The Reason"--a Christmas experience for the family
“Come one, come all—whether you’ve heard the Christmas message a hundred times or never before, The Reason is for you!”—thereasonchristmas.com And come they did on Dec. 6 to “The Reason” at Life Changers International Church in Hoffman Estates. With featured artists Newsboys and Moriah Peters, we decided to check it out and see what it... Read more »
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Celtic Tenors Christmas concert in Skokie

Daryl Simpson
Friday night, we covered The Celtic Tenors performance at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. Now I have seen other tenor groups perform on PBS, I thought I knew what to expect from three guys on stage singing. Boy was I wrong. This was not just a trio of tenors showing... Read more »