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  • The Eagles perform at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Saturday, Oct. 19.

      The Eagles perform at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Saturday, Oct. 19.
    Courtesy of Sam Jones/Showtime

  • Patti Vasquez hits the stage at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake on Friday, Oct. 18.

      Patti Vasquez hits the stage at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake on Friday, Oct. 18.

  • John Mayall appears at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg.

      John Mayall appears at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg.

  • Timothy McAllister is the guest saxophone soloist with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra for Schaumburg and Elgin concerts of "Movie Greats by John Williams."

      Timothy McAllister is the guest saxophone soloist with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra for Schaumburg and Elgin concerts of "Movie Greats by John Williams."

  • Larry the Cable Guy performs two comedy shows at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora on Saturday, Oct. 19.

      Larry the Cable Guy performs two comedy shows at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora on Saturday, Oct. 19.
    Associated Press

  • Matthew Kraemer guest conducts the Elgin Symphony Orchestra for "Movie Greats by John Williams."

      Matthew Kraemer guest conducts the Elgin Symphony Orchestra for "Movie Greats by John Williams."

 
By Scott Morgan
Daily Herald columnist

Eagles history
The phenomenally successful Grammy Award-winning rock band The Eagles is touring to promote the comprehensive documentary "History of the Eagles." This Saturday, the band performs at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $49-$189. $20 parking. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19

Va pensiaro
Continue this year's bicentennial celebrations of composer Guiseppe Verdi's birth when da Corneto Opera Orchestra & Chorus performs his early hit "Nabucco" in concert at two locations this weekend. First at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $15-$40. (847) 673-6300. Then at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $30-$45. (312) 334-7777 or dacorneto.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in Skokie; 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, in Chicago

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'Mamalicious'
Comedian Patti Vasquez explores if a wife and mother can still be sexy after doing laundry and washing sippy cups all day in her show "Lipstick Mom: From Mommy to Mamalicious," which plays tonightat the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $20-$25. (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18

Vocal bests
Get an overview of the past musical triumphs of Chicago a cappella with the concert "The Best of Chicago a cappella: A 20th Anniversary Celebration" this weekend at two locations: North Central College's Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville; also at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $30-$38; $25 seniors; $12 students ages 23 and under. (773) 281-7820 or chicagoacappella.org. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in Naperville; 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in Evanston

Wowing Williams
The Elgin Symphony Orchestra teams up with guest conductor Matthew Kraemer and guest saxophonist Timothy McAllister for the concert "Movie Greats by John Williams," which features iconic music from films like "Star Wars," "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and more. Hear it this weekend at two locations: The Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg; then at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. $25-$40 in Schaumburg; $25-$60 in Elgin. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in Schaumburg; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, in Elgin

Workin' man
Catch the proudly blue-collar comedian known as Larry the Cable Guy (actor Dan Whitney)when he performs two shows this Saturday at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Ave., Aurora. $65-$85. (630) 896-6666 or paramountaurora.com. 5 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19

English blues
Influential English blues guitarist and songwriter John Mayall, often cited as a source of inspiration by the likes of Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor, performs in concert Saturday at the Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. $38; $36 students/seniors. (847) 895-3600 or prairiecenter.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19

Plan Ahead

A Broadway voice
Tickets are now on sale to see Broadway veteran Liz Callaway ("Baby," "Miss Saigon") perform in concert on Friday, Nov. 1, at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. $40. (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com. 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1

Sweet on baking
"Alice in Wonderland" is the theme for this year's America's Baking and Sweets Show, which runs Friday, Nov. 15, through Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg. $15 one-day admission; $10 seniors and students; $30 three-day pass. (847) 303-4100 or americasbakingandsweetsshow.com. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16 and 17

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