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  • Adler seeks clean up, fundraiser volunteers Mar 18, 2015 12:20 PM
    The David Adler Music and Arts Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Libertyville, is seeking volunteers to help with spring cleaning on April 12, as well as the A-list Speakeasy, its annual fundraiser.

     
  • Budget-friendly fun: Explore the Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park Mar 17, 2015 6:00 AM
    New this year to the 23rd Annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo is That Guy With the Birds and his performing parrots. It's all about the pets all weekend at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights. The After Hours Film Society presents a screening of the 2014 film "Mr. Turner" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 23, at the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove. These are just a few cheap events to explore in the suburbs this weekend.

     
  • 'The Sound of Music' film celebrates a golden anniversary Mar 17, 2015 10:55 AM
    The hills are alive with the sound of a big, lucrative anniversary. The 1965 Oscar-winning film adaptation of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music" turns 50 this year. Four new books about the film are being published, plus there's a Diane Sawyer-led "20/20" special airing on ABC at 9 p.m. Wednesday featuring an interview with Julie Andrews. Also, 20th Century Fox is releasing a five-disc Blue-ray/DVD collection, the soundtrack is being re-released, and the film will be screened at more than 500 movie theaters in April.

     
  • Grammy winning Turtle Island Quartet comes to Batavia Saturday Mar 17, 2015 11:42 AM
    Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series presents “A Flower is a Lovesome Thing,” with the Turtle Island Quartet and Nellie McKay at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 21. Singer, songwriter, and multi instrumentalist, Nellie McKay joins forces with the two-time Grammy Award winning Turtle Island Quartet to present a delightfully kaleidoscopic view of the music of Billie Holiday, Billy Strayhorn, and the Weimar cabaret of the 1920s.

     
  • Live-streaming apps dominate buzz at South By Southwest Mar 16, 2015 6:31 AM
    A live-streaming app called Meerkat, calls to online activism and pedicabs with a “Game of Thrones” Iron throne seat were the top topics of conversation at South By Southwest over the weekend, as 33,000-plus members of the technology, marketing and media industries poured into Austin, Texas.

     
  • Luke Bryan’s ‘Spring Break’ days are over Mar 16, 2015 6:00 AM
    Modern country music stars love reliving high school and college glory days, but Luke Bryan really loves it. But he's 38, two decades older than your average college freshmen who crowd the typical spring break beach. So that may have something to do with why Bryan announced that this week’s new “Spring Break ... Checkin’ Out” collection will be the seventh and final spring break album.

     
  • Aykroyd, Belushi widow launch Blues Brothers record label Mar 16, 2015 5:42 PM
    The Blues Brothers have found a new mission. Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi's widow, Judy Belushi, have launched Blues Brothers Records.

     
  • 6 acts to check out at South by Southwest music festival Mar 16, 2015 1:29 PM
    6 acts to check out at South by Southwest festival, including Stromae, mother-and-son duo Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Jack Garratt and more.

     
  • Continuing the St. Patrick’s Day party Mar 15, 2015 7:00 AM
    There's no need to only celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Tuesday, March 17. Many local celebrations have already begun. Here's our guide to some local St. Patrick's Day events, from Sunday, March 15, through Tuesday, March 17.

     
  • Sunday picks: Tribute to Queen in Rosemont Mar 15, 2015 12:01 AM
    Relive the rock glory days of the late Freddie Mercury with the tribute show “One Night of Queen” at the Rosemont Theatre in Rosemont. Get your fill of green beer, Irish food, dancing and other entertainment at the Barrington Celtic Fest starting this weekend at McGonigal's Pub & The Annex in Barrington. And Hubbard Street Dance Chicago continues its spring series of modern and jazz dance repertory pieces at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance. All this and more in this weekend's Time out! entertainment section.

     
  • St. Charles teacher honored as music educator of the year Mar 16, 2015 5:49 AM
    The Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra presented Lynne Green, instrumental music teacher at St. Patrick Catholic School in St. Charles, with its annual Music Educator of the Year Award on Sunday at the Soirees Musicales spring concert. The award recognizes a music educator who has made a significant contribution to music education in the Fox Valley.

     
  • Weekend picks: SEMPLE rocks Fuel Room in Libertyville Mar 14, 2015 12:01 AM
    Keith Semple and his band of talented local musicians -- SEMPLE -- visit Austin's Fuel Room in Libertyville for a night of alternative rock. Get your fill of green beer, Irish food, dancing and other entertainment at the Barrington Celtic Fest starting this weekend at McGonigal's Pub & The Annex in Barrington. And Hubbard Street Dance Chicago continues its spring series of modern and jazz dance repertory pieces at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance. All this and more in this weekend's Time out! entertainment section.

     
  • Second mariachi opera plays in Waukegan, Chicago Mar 13, 2015 6:18 AM
    The creative forces behind the world’s first mariachi opera are at it again. “El Pasado Nunca se Termina” (“The Past is Never Finished”) debuts at three venues in Chicago (In Pilsen and at the Civic Opera House) and Waukegan (Genesee Theatre) this month, re-teaming director/librettist Leonard Foglia and composer Jose “Pepe” Martinez, who had previously collaborated in 2010 on “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna” (“To Cross the Face of the Moon”).

     
  • Carmel choir to join Foreigner at Waukegan's Genesee Mar 13, 2015 6:22 AM
    Foreigner will have some special suburban guests on stage during its March 20 show at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan - 24 students from Cadence, the show choir from Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein. They'll sing backup vocals on stage with Foreigner when the band plays the hit “I Wanna Know What Love Is.”

     
  • Weekend picks: Mike Birbiglia plays COD's McAninch Mar 14, 2015 2:21 AM
    What he should have said was nothing ... but instead comedian Mike Birbiglia is making what's sure to be a hilarious appearance at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center. Up-and-coming country singer Andrew Salgado spins his youthful energy and fresh take on traditional tunes at the Skokie Theatre. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago continues its spring series of modern and jazz dance repertory pieces at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance.

     
  • Eric Clapton to celebrate 70th bday at Madison Square Garden Mar 12, 2015 2:59 PM
    Eric Clapton will celebrate his 70th birthday with two shows at Madison Square Garden in May. The iconic guitarist announced Thursday that he will perform at the famed New York City venue May 1-2. He turns 70 on March 30.

     
  • Motherhood hits home for Kelly Clarkson, in life and music Mar 12, 2015 10:33 AM
    Giving birth to her first child - and watching her husband tend to their daughter - made Kelly Clarkson realize how much her father wasn't around when she was growing up. "Now I think I understand the depth of the loss I had not having a father figure growing up," she said. Grammy winner sings about her father on the heartfelt, revealing "Piece by Piece," the title track of her new album.

     
  • Budget-friendly fun: Irish dancing, Reid gets jazzy Mar 12, 2015 6:00 AM
    The McNulty Irish Dancers set the mood for St. Patrick's Day (a few days early) when they perform at Paddy's on the Square Saturday in downtown Long Grove. Grammy-nominated bassist and composer Rufus Reid performs jazz and more with the College of Lake County's Monday Night Jazz Ensemble at the 38th Annual Guest Artist Concert Sunday in the James Lumber Center in Grayslake.

     
  • St. Patrick's Day in the suburbs: More than a wee bit Irish Mar 13, 2015 10:54 AM
    It's easy being green come St. Patrick's Day in the suburbs. From kid-pleasing parades to adults-only bar bashes, we've got a long list of events to please the lovers of all things Irish. Many towns are celebrating this weekend with parades featuring Irish music, dancing, costumed performers and plenty o' green.

     
  • A rebellious Madonna pours heart into new album Mar 11, 2015 10:05 AM
    A rebellious Madonna pours heart into new album; recruits Kanye West for much of her 13th CD

     
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