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posted: 10/1/2012 9:50 AM

Tickets on sale for Tammy McCann at Charlie's in St. Charles

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Submitted by St. Charles Arts Council

The St. Charles Arts Council recently announced that jazz vocalist Tammy McCann will be the headlining act at "Charlie's Center for the Arts at the Charlestowne Mall," a pop-up arts event, on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Student musicians from St. Charles Unit District 303, the opening act for McCann, will begin the show at 7 p.m., followed by McCann's headlining performance at 7:30 p.m.

McCann will be conducting a master class with the evening's vocal musicians from St. Charles East and North high schools earlier in the day, and those singers will perform as the opening act.

Tickets are on sale now for $10 (seating is limited) to hear McCann. Contact the St Charles Arts Council at (630) 443-3794 or for ticket information.

McCann's performance is underwritten by a donation from The St. Charles Group and by the St. Charles Arts Council. District 303 is sponsoring McCann's master class.

You don't want to miss hearing what McCann can do with classics like Nina Simone's "Black is the Color" or Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life," or her wonderful interpretations of songs such as the Latin-tinged version of the Rogers and Hammerstein favorite "Happy Talk." Call or email to reserve your tickets now.

And consider coming to "Charlie's" early and walk around the "Arts Center" within the Charlestowne Mall and browse the six art galleries in "Charlie's" featuring work from professional, emerging, and student visual artists.

The "Charlie's" Pop-Up Arts Center event will run through Saturday, Oct. 27. It will encompass 15 storefronts that will be temporarily converted into visual art galleries and studios, music venues, theaters (live and film), dance, magic, and more. More information can be found on the SCAC website,, go to the "Events" page and click on the "Calendar" link.

Charlie's Center for the Arts at the Charlestowne Mall, a Pop-Up Arts Event is sponsored by the city of St. Charles, PARTS (People for the Arts), The St. Charles Group, St. Charles Arts Council, The Label Printers, St. Charles Noon Rotary Club, St. Charles Bank and Trust, Elgin Community College, and Janice Reed Schneider, CPA, LTD, with in-kind donations from the Daily Herald, Kane County Chronicle, Gary Brown Design, Charlestowne Mall, J.L. Wagner Plumbing, Classic Cinemas, St. Charles Public Library, St. Charles Unit District 303, and St. Charles Park District.

The St. Charles Arts Council is a 501(c)(3), registered not-for-profit Illinois corporation whose mission is to create an organization that serves and promotes the arts and cultural activities in St. Charles, to the mutual benefit of the arts and the community. The SCAC is staffed entirely by volunteers.

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