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Grammy Winning Music and Live Theater Anniversary Performance Showcased At Charlie's Center for the Arts

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August 27, 2013, St. Charles, IL -- The St Charles Arts Council, in partnership with the St. Charles Park District, and their Civic and Arts Partners, the Downtown St. Charles Partnership and Steel Beam Theatre showcase some of the terrific arts programming going on during the All-City, All-Arts Event -- Charlie's Center for the Arts -- ALL of the ARTS, ALL over TOWN.

The Downtown St. Charles Partnership's Jazz Weekend showcases three-time Grammy Award winning Saxophonist Frank Catalano who will headline at The House Pub both Friday and Saturday evenings. For an up-to-date schedule, venues, and more information about Catalano's performance or Jazz Weekend, please visit www.stcjazzweekend.com. With questions, contact the Downtown St. Charles Partnership by calling 630-443-3967.

The Steel Beam Theatre opens their 13th season of wonderful live theatre with their presentation of Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks on Friday, September 13. Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks (by Richard Alfieri) is "a romantic comedy with an uplifting message [about] Lily, an aging by formidable retiree, [who] hires Michael, an acerbic dance instructor, to give her dance lessons in her condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. Two very different people from very opposed backgrounds who find common ground as they tango, foxtrot and cha-cha their way to mutual understanding and friendship." It promises to be a memorable opening to another great season in the Steel Beam's intimate, downtown St. Charles theater.

And for fans of the tango and/or jazz, don't forget that Tango Espejo will be coming to Charlie's for a performance on Saturday night at the Baker Community Center in St. Charles. Check out Tango Espejo's web site or StCharlesArtsCouncil.org -- click on "Events" for more information.

For the long September 12 -- 15 weekend, the SCAC and the Park District, along with their Arts and Civic Partners like the Steel Beam Theatre and the Downtown St. Charles Partnership have organized an event featuring multiple artistic disciplines in venues all over the city. Charlie's will feature visual art galleries/studios, music, literature (spoken word performances, storytelling, etc.), dance, live theater, and as much Arts Programming as we can pack into the weekend.

Come to town early for coffee and a baked treat, attend Charlie's Fine Craft/3D Art Show and all of the many Art Shows, Studios, Galleries, and Visual Art Demonstrations going on all over town, and enjoy lunch or dinner in any of St. Charles' dozens of restaurants. Or consider a late summer drink and/or a bite to eat at one of the restaurants' gorgeous outdoor patios.

East Side, West Side, and Downtown -- ALL over TOWN -- residents and visitors will be treated to an incredible array of arts programming.

For more information about this fantastic weekend of art, check out the St Charles Arts Council's web site -- StCharlesArtsCouncil.org or call the SCAC at 630.443.3794 or email us at info@StCharlesArtsCouncil.org.

About the St. Charles Arts Council:

The SCAC will serve all those individuals (professionals, amateurs, and students) who produce tangible, consumable works of the imagination and all organizations, businesses, and groups that include and represent those people. This would be arts and cultural activities in their broadest sense, including graphic, plastic, and decorative arts, architecture, crafts, literature and poetry, music, theater, and dance. The primary long-range goal is the transformation of St. Charles into an arts community/an arts magnet/a nationally-known arts market. Ultimately we foresee a municipal arts center, more working artists and opportunities in arts education, many privately-owned galleries, performance venues, and related arts businesses, and a downtown architecture and streetscape conducive to both the aesthetics and business of art.

About the St. Charles Park District:

The St. Charles Park District is a special purpose government unit. It is the mission to enrich the quality of life of Park District residents through excellence in programs, parks, facilities, and services. This is the mission of the Park District as expressed by the Park Board. The mission represents the fundamental statement of purpose and is the point of reference for all decision making.

About the Downtown St. Charles Partnership:

The mission of the Downtown St. Charles Partnership (DSCP) is to enhance the economic viability and to preserve the character and beauty of Downtown St. Charles. The Partnership produces the St. Charles Fine Art Show, Holiday Homecoming, Jazz Weekend, and the St. Patrick's Parade. For more information about the DSCP, including membership, volunteer opportunities, and events visit www.downtownstcharles.org

About Steel Beam Theatre:

Steel Beam Theatre is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing high quality theatrical entertainment, training and arts awareness to the Fox Valley community at an affordable price.

About Tango Espejo:

Celebrating its fourth year, Tango Espejo is promoting the release of its new CD featuring original music and arrangements of classic tangos for the film Deadly Embrace. Tango Espejo made its debut in 2009 for a doctoral research recital that focused on Nuevo Tango composer Astor Piazzolla. Since its debut, the quintet has mesmerized audiences throughout the U.S. Midwest, attracting fans both nationally and internationally through recordings.

Tango Espejo is applauded by a wide variety of audiences including aficionados of classical, jazz, tango, and Latin music. Recognized nationally and abroad as Piazzolla specialists, Tango Espejo is a favorite at milongas and tango festivals. Performances have included Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, Peoria Bach Festival, Decatur Celebration and regular club engagements in Urbana, Illinois, where the quintet originated.

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