Archive for March 2015

Preservation Hall Jazz Band perform at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie

Preservation Hall Jazz Band perform at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie
Review and photos by Ben Marks On Saturday, March 28, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band played at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. Preservation Hall Jazz Band is organized by the venerable music venue, Preservation Hall in New Orleans. They travel the world to perform, nurture and perpetuate the joyous and... Read more »

Mike & The Mechanics – Chicago, Last U.S. Tour Stop

Mike & The Mechanics – Chicago, Last U.S. Tour Stop
Saturday night we attended the final U.S. tour stop for Mike + The Mechanics at the Park West in Chicago Lincoln Park. This historic venue once was a movie house, but in 1977 it’s converted into the current Park West entertainment venue. During breaks from touring with Genesis, Mike Rutherford was pursuing a solo career.... Read more »

Tom Paxton performs in Chicago during goodbye tour stop.

Tom Paxton performs in Chicago during goodbye tour stop.
Tom Paxton, famed folk singer-songwriter is on his final tour with a stop off at the Old Time School of Folk Music in Chicago.  Touring with Janis Ian, they performed tracks from the recently released CD Redemption Road (released March 10th) on Pax Records. As stated in our CD review post, “It’s a keeper for... Read more »
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Foreigner rocks sold-out crowd at historic Genessee Theatre

Foreigner rocks sold-out crowd at historic Genessee Theatre
Foreigner, one of the most popular British-American rock band performed to a sold-out crowd at the Genessee Theatre in Waukegan on Friday night, March 20th. After warming up the crowd with “Double Vision” and “Head Games,” lead singer Kelly Hansen got on those in the front rows for not being on their feet and jamming... Read more »

Les Misérables Takes Aurora by Storm

Les Misérables Takes Aurora by Storm
Review by: Ethan Chivari Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, Les Mis is a captivating spectacle full of brilliant imagery, outstanding orchestrations, rousing lyrics, and a story about heroic human commitment.  Based on the novel Les Misérables by French novelist Victor Hugo, the play is set in early 19th century France, where the heroic Jean Valjean,... Read more »

The Willis Clan turn Grand Ole Opry Green for St Patrick's Day

The Willis Clan turn Grand Ole Opry Green for St Patrick's Day
The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN was taken by a Celtic wave as The Willis Clan took the stage to perform Friday, March 13th. In advance of the coming St. Patrick’s Day and on conjunction with Tourism Ireland‘s “Go Green” campaign the Opry barn turned green during the performance. We had a rare privilege... Read more »
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Foreigner's Tom Gimbel looks forward to tonight's show and every time the band plays

Foreigner's Tom Gimbel looks forward to tonight's show and every time the band plays
Foreigner, one of the most popular rock and roll bands in the world, takes the stage tonight for a sold out show at Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. After nearly 40 years in the game and album sales of more than 75 million, Foreigner is still selling out tours and going strong. “The Best of Foreigner... Read more »

Andrew Salgado performs crowd-pleasing, acoustic "thank you" show

Andrew Salgado performs crowd-pleasing, acoustic "thank you" show
Andrew Salgado. You might not be familiar with the Darien native yet, but I have a feeling that’s going to change after his first album is released on May 15. “It’s starting to not look like a dream anymore,” the charismatic Salgado said during a chat before his intimate, acoustic show last Friday at Skokie... Read more »

Snowstorm Music Fest Rocks Chicago

Snowstorm Music Fest Rocks Chicago
This past weekend Chicago’s Navy Pier was taken by storm. The first major music and arts based winter gathering of its kind, Snowstorm, is a one-day electronic dance music festival that boasted a legendary lineup. The event featured two stages, the main stage in the Grand Ballroom and the chill out stage in the VIP... Read more »
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Welcome Aboard Benjamin Marks

Welcome Aboard Benjamin Marks
We are please to welcome our latest addition to the team, Benjamin Marks, he is currently working as an inter with us. Here is a bit about Benjamin, his interest in photography began when his older brother Daniel purchased a $200 point and shoot camera when he was about eleven years old. His brother showed him... Read more »