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updated: 11/9/2010 5:16 PM

Corky Siegel brings the band back to Wayne

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Wayne preservationists hope to entertain and raise awareness Sunday with a concert featuring Corky Siegel and the Chamber Blues Group.

"It's a very eclectic group and he combines old Chicago blues with chamber music. It's very unique," said Karen Armbrust, president of the Wayne Historical Preservation Society. "It's more for awareness. People know the Depot (renovation) is an ongoing project. We just keep it in everybody's mind with events like this."

The funds raised in the event, which begins at 4 p.m. at the Dunham Woods Riding Club, 33W333 Army Trail Road, Wayne, will go toward the renovation of Wayne's historic train depot.

Preservationists spent nearly $100,000 a few years ago to move it back to downtown Wayne and renovating the structure with historically accurate materials could run another $100,000, Armbrust said.

The evening also will include a gourmet hamburger dinner and a cash bar. Tickets are $65 a person and include dinner.

"We thought it would be more of a club-like atmosphere, which is what he's more used to," Armbrust said.

Wayne leaders had Siegel perform a couple years ago and invited him back because of his high-energy show.

"He's got an international reputation as one of the world's greatest harmonica masters," added Carol Berger, a Wayne resident who has seen Siegel perform and has organized past concerts to benefit the preservation society.

To make a reservation, call Armbrust at (630) 377-1876.