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  • Grammy Award-winner Kurt Elling is set to perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn.

      Grammy Award-winner Kurt Elling is set to perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn.
    Courtesy of Anna Webber

 
By Barbara Jo Mitchell
College of DuPage

Jazz vocalist Kurt Elling returns to the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage for a Valentine's Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, following the dedication of the new Cleve Carney Art Gallery at the college's Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.

Backed by a four-piece combo including Xavier David on piano, Clark Sommers on bass, John McLean on guitar, and Kendrick Scott on drums, Elling will perform a mix of works, including selections from his most recent album, "1619 Broadway -- The Brill Building Project."

Inspired by classic American pop music composed in the iconic Brill Building during the 1950s and '60s, the album features Elling's rendition of such popular songs as Sam Cooke's "You Send Me," The Flamingos' "I Only Have Eyes for You" and Billy May's "Come Fly With Me."

Elling, son-in-law of the late Cleve Carney, performs following the 3 p.m. dedication of the MAC'S new Cleve Carney Art Gallery.

"I am proud to have a small role in the opening of the Cleve Carney Art Gallery at College of DuPage," he said. "Nothing befits Cleve's legacy more, and I am happy to share the stage this afternoon with some of the works of visual art that Cleve loved most."

Those attending the dedication will have the opportunity to view the gallery's inaugural exhibition, "Selection of Artworks from the Cleve Carney Collection," which runs through Saturday, March 29.

The diverse selection of paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, photography and digital media includes work by such renowned artists as Mel Bochner, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Cat Chow, Julia Fish, John Fraser, Pia Fries, Leon Golub, Arturo Hererra, Jenny Holzer, Markus Linnenbrink, Judy Ledgerwood, Robert Motherwell, Jim Nutt, Catherine Opie, Roxy Paine, John Phillips, Karen Reimer, Aurora Robson, David Shrigley, Ann Wilson and Zhou Brothers.

Admission to the dedication is free. For information about the Cleve Carney Art Gallery, call (630) 942-2321 or visit cod.edu/gallery.

Tickets to Kurt Elling's performance are $44. For information, call the MAC ticket office at (630) 942-4000 or visit atthemac.org.

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