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Richard Marx, Peter Yarrow on Raue summer lineup

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The Raue Center for the Arts has announced a partial list of performers appearing at the Crystal Lake venue during the 2013-14 season.

Artists scheduled to appear include Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Richard Marx (June 29), folk music legend Peter Yarrow (July 27), Broadway veteran Ben Vereen (Sept. 21) and retro swingers, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (Oct. 12). The Yarrow concert was initially scheduled for this spring but was canceled due to illness.

The center's resident theater company Williams Street Repertory inaugurates its first comedy week on Aug. 11 with Jeff Sweet's "You Only Shoot the Ones You Love," followed by a comedy cabaret on Aug. 15 and an improv night on Aug. 17.

As part of the Raue Center's third annual Hispanic Heritage Month, Williams Street Repertory presents staged readings of new works by Hispanic playwrights beginning Sept. 23.

Jamie O'Reilly and Michael P. Smith bring their show "Songs of a Catholic Childhood" to the center on June 22. The Chicago cover band 25 of 6 to 4 plays on Sept. 7.

The Raue Center announces its full season on July 1, said marketing director Melissa Thomfohrda.

Tickets are available online at, at the box office located at 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake, or by phone at (815) 356-9212.

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