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  • Sarah Brightman will perform at the Rosemont Theatre Saturday.

      Sarah Brightman will perform at the Rosemont Theatre Saturday.
    Associated Press

  • Comedian Rondell Sheridan appears at Zanies locations in St. Charles and Rosemont.

      Comedian Rondell Sheridan appears at Zanies locations in St. Charles and Rosemont.

  • Table lamps are featured in the Richard H. Driehaus Museum's exhibit "Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures From the Driehaus Collection" in Chicago.

      Table lamps are featured in the Richard H. Driehaus Museum's exhibit "Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures From the Driehaus Collection" in Chicago.
    Courtesy of John Faier

  • Ballet Folklorico Huehuecoyotl performs "Arriba el Norte!" at Elgin Community College on Saturday, Sept. 28.

      Ballet Folklorico Huehuecoyotl performs "Arriba el Norte!" at Elgin Community College on Saturday, Sept. 28.

  • Scott Speck, the new artistic director of the Chicago Philharmonic, conducts the concert "Twilight of the Romantics: Strauss, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky" at Northwestern University's Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston on Sunday, Sept. 29.

      Scott Speck, the new artistic director of the Chicago Philharmonic, conducts the concert "Twilight of the Romantics: Strauss, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky" at Northwestern University's Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston on Sunday, Sept. 29.

 
 

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Starry soprano
Sarah Brightman, the original star of "The Phantom of the Opera," recently announced her ambitions to travel to space. For now, though, she's taking off for Rosemont, bringing her ethereal soprano voice to town via her "Dreamchaser" world tour Saturday at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. $63.50-$155. (800) 745-3000 or rosemonttheatre.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28

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Apples aplenty
It's the season to feast on all kinds of apple delights this weekend at the Long Grove Apple Fest at the crossroads of Old McHenry and Robert Parker Coffin roads, Long Grove. Free. (847) 634-0888 or longgroveonline.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Sept. 27-29

Ballet sampler
Ballet Quad Cities brings "An Evening of Classical Ballet Scenes" to Wheaton College's Edman Memorial Chapel, 401 E. Franklin Ave., Wheaton. $45; $40 students/seniors. (630) 752-5010 or artistseries.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27

That's so Rondell
Comedian Rondell Sheridan ("That's So Raven," "The Tonight Show") performs this weekend at two Zanies locations: Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, (630) 584-6342; then at MB Financial Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 813-0484. $25 plus a two menu-item purchase. zanies.com. 8 and 9:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, in St. Charles; 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in Rosemont

High art glass
More than 60 stained glass works are featured in the exhibit "Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures From the Driehaus Collection" starting Saturday at the Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St., Chicago. $20; $12.50 seniors; $10 students and youth ages 6-12; free for kids 5 and younger. (312) 482-8933, ext. 21, or driehausmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday from Saturday, Sept. 28, through Sunday, June 29

Latin heritage
Ballet Folklorico Huehuecoyotl continues its mission to explore the music and dances of Mexico in their latest show, "Arriba el Norte!," presented Saturday at Elgin Community College's Blizzard Theatre, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. $20-$23; $17-$20 seniors; $12-$15 kids 10 and younger. (847) 622-0300 or elgin.edu/arts. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28

Welcome Speck
Conductor Scott Speck begins his tenure as the Chicago Philharmonic artistic director in the concert "Twilight of the Romantics: Strauss, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky" featuring pianist Kuang-Hao Huang Sunday at Northwestern University's Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. $25-$75. (847) 866-6888 or chicagophilharmonic.org. 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29

Plan ahead

Rock on
Hear the jazzy-rock fusion music of Blood, Sweat & Tears on Saturday, Oct. 19, at North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. $30-$45. (630) 637-7469 or northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19

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