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  • Lake Zurich dance recital:Apr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    The village of Lake Zurich’s Park and Recreation annual “Dance Recital; Momentum” is set for Saturday, May 3, at the Lake Zurich Performing Arts Centre, 300 Church St., Lake Zurich.

     
  • Minds of Magik placed first at the South Elgin High School Talent show. Appearing magically inside a seemingly empty box is Trenton Williams, while his partner, Alec Dylo, reacts behind. Eighteen acts competed at South Elgin High School. Two acts were chosen to proceed to the finals for all five U-46 high schools, TalentFest 2014. This act has been to TalentFest before.

    Acts from U-46 schools to compete in TalentFestApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    South Elgin High School's talent contest took place Thursday, April 10. The two top finishers from SEHS -- and the four other high schools in the district -- will advance to TalentFest 2014, set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the Hemmens in Elgin.

     
  • Poi Dog Pondering plays on the same bill with Matthew Santos at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora on Friday, April 18.

    Weekend picks: Poi Dog Pondering plays the ParamountApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    The eclectic Hawaiian band Poi Dog Pondering plays the same bill with Matthew Santos Friday at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. See the 1971 feature film “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” at the Ogden 6 Theatre in Naperville. And Modern Day Romeos plays an intimate set of rock and blues at Austin's Fuel Room in Libertyville, all this weekend in the suburbs

     
  • Senior Pauline Galsim, right, and sophomore Tricia Dizon with the group 4-K perform a hip hop routine Thursday during the third annual Live Arts Festival at Warren Township High School at the Almond Road campus in Gurnee.

    Warren Township High hosts Live the Arts FestivalApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Warren Township High School held its third annual Live the Arts Festival Thursday night in Gurnee. Drama, band, choir, art, speech and dance students hosted the event at the Almond Road Campus.

     
  • Auditions and art showsApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Auditions and artist calls starting Friday, April 11, 2014, in Chicago and the suburbs.

     
  • Roots artist Chris Vallillo, pictured, joins folk musician Bucky Halker for a concert hosted by the Lake County Folk Club on Sunday, April 6.

    Sunday picks: Roots rocker plays In-Laws in GurneeApr 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Folk musician Bucky Halker joins roots artist Chris Vallillo in a concert of folk music at the In-Laws Restaurant. Morton Grove native and comedian Jeff Garlin returns this weekend for a series of shows at Zanies. See what happens when furry Elmo gets his hands on Abby Cadabby's magic wand in “Sesame Street Live: Can't Stop Singing” at the Sears Centre Arena.

     
  • Jeff Garlin appears at Zanies Comedy Clubs in Chicago and Rosemont.

    Weekend picks: Jeff Garlin home for the weekendApr 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Morton Grove native and comedian Jeff Garlin returns this weekend for a series of shows at Zanies. See what happens when furry Elmo gets his hands on Abby Cadabby's magic wand in “Sesame Street Live: Can't Stop Singing” at the Sears Centre Arena. And you can sample plenty of fine wines and brews at DiCarlo's Spring Wine, Food & Craft Beer Festival in Mundelein.

     
  • Bartlett High School seniors Joe Butler and Mike O’Malley sing “Run Away Baby” in harmony at a recent talent show at the HS in Bartlett. They will be performing at the Hemmens at TalentFest 2014.

    U-46 students to shine in fourth annual TalentFestApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Baton twirling. Dancing. Singing. Violin and ukelele playing. These are some of the acts that will be featured at TalentFest 2014, a showcase of some of the top high school talent in Elgin Area School District U-46. The competition will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the Hemmens, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. The public is invited. Tickets are $5 and available at hemmens.org.

     
  • Dancenter North spring showcase:Apr 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Dancenter North will present its annual Spring Showcase, “A Salute To ...” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 6, at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake.

     
  • “Sesame Street Live: Can't Stop Singing” plays the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates for seven shows between Friday, April 4, through Sunday, April 6.

    Weekend picks: Elmo's in trouble in 'Sesame Street Live'Mar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    See what happens when furry Elmo gets his hands on Abby Cadabby's magic wand in “Sesame Street Live: Can't Stop Singing” at the Sears Centre Arena. Pop-punk rockers Against Me! will make a stop at Durty Nellie's in Palatine Friday. And you can sample plenty of fine wines and brews at DiCarlo's Spring Wine, Food & Craft Beer Festival in Mundelein.

     
  • A variety of well-known Irish beers, including one dyed green, are available at Claddagh Irish Pub in Geneva.

    Suburban pubs offer Irish options beyond green beerMar 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    For Irish pubs, St. Patrick's Day means Irish music and corned beef washed down with green beer — or a pint of Guinness. Here is a sampling of suburban venues and how they are celebrating the “luck of the Irish.”

     
  • Dancer Jasmine Getz of Sleepy Hollow, a student at Hampshire High School, practices at Faubourg School of Ballet in Hanover Park. In December, Jasmine became the first American to win a world title in her age group in pointe/ballet at the International Dance Organization's world championships held in Poland.

    Sleepy Hollow dancer moves from suburban studios to world stageMar 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Jasmine Getz trains 30 hours a week — almost a full-time job — with dedication comparable to that of any professional athlete. But watch the 15-year-old dancer gracefully take the stage, and her evocative and elegant movements make the whole thing seem simply effortless.

     
  • Dance show at LHS:Mar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Libertyville High School’s Orchesis dance troupe will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the school auditorium, 708 W. Park Ave., Libertyville.

     
  • “Heartbeat of Home” a new dance and music revue by the producers of “Riverdance,” plays Chicago's Oriental Theatre from Tuesday, March 4, through Sunday, March 16.

    'Heartbeat of Home' builds on legacy of 'Riverdance'Feb 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    "Heartbeat of Home," the latest international dance revue by the producers of "Riverdance," makes its American debut at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago from Tuesday, March 4, through Sunday, March 16.

     
  • Miley Cyrus brings her Bangerz Tour to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Friday, March 7.

    Best bets: Miley, Charlie Murphy coming to townFeb 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    See if Miley Cyrus is worth all of the tabloid ink when she brings her Bangerz Tour with Icona Pop tonight to the Allstate Arena. If you love comedian Charlie Murphy from TV’s “Chappelle’s Show,” “Boondocks” and more, then don’t miss his standup set this weekend at the Improv Comedy Showcase. Conductor Andrew Lewis leads the forces of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, the Elgin Choral Union and the UIC Symphony Choir for the concert “Beethoven Inspired” this weekend at the Hemmens Cultural Center.

     
  • An electrical fire at Millennium Park’s Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Chicago has forced the cancellation of all shows through March 6. Included is the LINES Ballet’s “Constellations,” which theater officials are attempting to reschedule.

    Harris Theater halts shows due to electrical fireFeb 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Chicago has cancelled all performances through Thursday, March 6, in light of an electrical fire on Wednesday, Feb. 19.

     
  • Chicago-area dancers can audition for season 11 of Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” on Thursday, Feb. 27, at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre.

    Fox’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ holds Chicago auditionsFeb 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    The public is invited to audition for season 11 of Fox's "So You think You Can Dance" show on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St., Chicago.

     
  • Fire cancels Hamburg Ballet in ChicagoFeb 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    An electrical fire at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Chicago has forced the cancellation of Hamburg Ballet's two performances of "Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler" on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 19 and 20.

     
  •  Lake Park High School won first place in the 3A IHSA Dance State Final at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington Saturday. 90 teams vied for state champion at this event.

    Lake Park, Geneva take dance titles Feb 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Although her team didn’t yet know exactly how well they’d done as they strode off the dance floor Saturday, the coach of Lake Park High School’s competitive dance team, Danielle Ragano, said her girls knew they’d done well. As good as they seemed then, when the scores were finally announced and the team had the top score in the state — and was the first group of dancers from Lake Park High to bring the large trophy back to Roselle — Ragano said the feeling was even better.

     
  • Part of the performance by St. Francis High School in Wheaton that earned the team a spot in Saturday's finals.

    Stage is set for Saturday's state dance championships Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Plenty of suburban high schools have made the finals of the IHSA state competitive dance championships, which will be held Saturday in Bloomington. Ninety teams qualified to go downstate, but now only 30 remain.

     
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