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  • The Oh Yeahs to perform Jan. 25 in Algonquin Jan 14, 2015 9:19 PM
    The Congregational Church of Algonquin, 109 Washington St., will feature The Oh Yeahs in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25. They perform a collection of music including original compositions, current pop hits, showcasing their signature sound of folky three-part harmonies, and classics by artists such as Johnny Cash, the Beatles, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash.

  • Weekend picks: ‘50 Shades!’ parodies ‘Grey’ best-seller Jan 13, 2015 6:00 AM
    Before the film version of E.L. James’ erotic novel “50 Shades of Grey” steams up the silver screen next month, get some laughs with “50 Shades! The Musical Parody,” at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place. Opera Music Theater performs Henry Purcell's 1688 opera "Dido and Aeneas" at Wheaton College's Billy Graham Center. And two “Sons of Anarchy“ stars join other celebrities appearing at the 31st Annual Chicago Cycle Show & Swap Meet at Pheasant Run.

  • Budget-friendly fun: Meet Theo Rossi at Chicago Cycle Show Jan 14, 2015 6:29 AM
    Get in line early Saturday to meet FX's “Sons of Anarchy” stars Theo Rossi (Juice), Kim Coates (Tig) and more at the 31st Annual Chicago Cycle Show at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. Check out Morton Arboretum's renovated Enchanted Railroad in Lisle and bundle up for free winter fests in Vernon Hills and Lake Forest this weekend. The best part: All of these Chicago-area events are easy on the wallet.

  • Music Review: Meghan Trainor doo-wops to death on 'Title' Jan 13, 2015 10:54 AM
    There's plenty to like about Meghan Trainor's first full-length album, "Title." The set, which includes music from a previously released EP of the same name, serves up all the doo-wop sass that hooked fans on the singer-songwriter's Grammy-nominated hit, "All About That Bass."

  • Coalition announces effort to preserve Nashville's Music Row Jan 12, 2015 4:06 PM
    Coalition announces efforts to protect history of Nashville's Music Row amid development

  • 'Uptown Funk' takes Mark Ronson up the pop charts, and more Jan 12, 2015 1:40 PM
    Mark Ronson has multiple Grammy Awards and the current No. 1 song in the U.S. and U.K. Still, he had to agree when a photographer recently called him "the white guy in the Bruno Mars video." Ronson, soft-spoken and analytical, is happy to stand just outside the spotlight as he promotes "Uptown Special," his fourth album, out Tuesday. He recorded over the last year with producer Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, fun.) and enlisted author Michael Chabon, who won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2001 for the novel "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay," to write lyrics.

  • Album celebrates music of 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Jan 12, 2015 12:11 PM
    Fans of the Coen brothers' amused, affectionate portrait of the 1960s Greenwich Village folk scene - and of banjo-playing, guitar-plucking Americana in general - will relish this recording of a 2013 New York concert celebrating the music of the movie "Inside Llewyn Davis." Produced by the Coens and their musical collaborator T Bone Burnett, the show brought together '60s folk veterans with younger musicians who have reworked the rich seams of 20th century American folk, bluegrass, country and blues.

  • Four bands back Arlington Hts. music school that launched them Jan 12, 2015 7:52 AM
    Power pop girl band Serendipity headlines a lineup of up-and-coming bands that are gathering in support of the place where they were born — The El Rey Music Center.

  • Minnesota Orchestra to complete Sibelius recordings Jan 12, 2015 5:05 PM
    Minnesota Orchestra to complete Sibelius recordings that were postponed by lockout

  • MHS hosts jazz concert: Jan 12, 2015 6:25 PM
    Mundelein High School’s Winter Jazz Concert scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. will feature all four jazz bands from Mundelein High School.

  • Little Yellow Dog to perform at album release party Jan. 31 Jan 12, 2015 8:39 PM
    Celebrate the release of Little Yellow Dog’s newest album with some friends and great music at the album release party at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Side Street Studio Arts in downtown Elgin.

  • Sunday picks: Violinist Philippe Quint teams with ESO at Hemmens Jan 11, 2015 6:00 AM
    Violin soloist Philippe Quint joins the Elgin Symphony Orchestra for a concert featuring the works of Smetana, Barber and Dvorak at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin. Step into the sometimes spooky and zany world of characters Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley and Uncle Fester as the Fox Valley Park District's Winter Stage group presents the musical comedy “The Addams Family.”

  • Weekend picks: Music is king at Afterlife dance party Jan 10, 2015 8:18 AM
    United2Nite presents a Saturday night dance party at GRANDBAR Whiskey Lounge featuring the music of DJ Tsunami, Joes Domingo and more. If you're suffering from the post-Christmas season blues, laugh them off with “Mary Mack's Holiday Recovery Comedy Show” on Saturday at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights. Jimmy Nick has been turning heads in Chicago clubs with his blues-guitar work since he was a teenager. Now Nick and his band, Don't Tell Mama, are bringing their high-energy blues-rock attack to Lombard's Brauerhouse.

  • Benatar, Robby Krieger to rock Arcada Jan 9, 2015 6:51 PM
    Arcada Theatre tickets for a wide range of shows — from the return of rocker Pat Benatar to the Lyric Opera of Europe’s production of “La Boheme” — go on sale at 2 p.m. Saturday.

  • Essence to celebrate Grammys with Jill Scott, Chaka Khan Jan 9, 2015 12:10 PM
    Essence magazine Grammys bash to feature Jill Scott, Chaka Khan

  • Weekend picks: Pheasant Run shows off highlights of Canada Jan 9, 2015 12:56 PM
    The All Canada Show this weekend at the Pheasant Run Mega Center showcases all that Canada has to offer an outdoorsy vacationer. And speaking of outdoors, bundle up and head for an evening of winter family activities at Frosty Fest at Bittersweet Golf Course in Gurnee. Director Carin Silkaitis teams up with students to adapt Leslea Newman's novel “October Mourning” for a new theater piece exploring the 1998 murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard at North Central College's Madden Theatre in Naperville.

  • Revisit some of 2014’s lesser-known music gems Jan 9, 2015 6:00 AM
    Looking for new music? Take a look at some top-notch albums you may have overlooked in 2014. Among them: offerings from rising R&B singer and reality TV star K. Michelle and Dan Wilson, the multitalented singer who co-wrote contemporary classics such as Adele’s “Someone Like You” and the Dixie Chicks’ “Not Ready to Make Nice.”

  • Talent show at SHS: Jan 8, 2015 6:36 PM
    Stevenson High School’s Kiva Club will hold its annual S-Factor student singing competition at 7 p.m. Friday in the Lincolnshire school’s performing arts center.

  • Downey, ‘Big Bang’ win big at People’s Choice Awards Jan 7, 2015 11:12 PM
    Robert Downey Jr. was seeing double at the People’s Choice Awards.The star of “The Judge” and “Iron Man” picked up the trophies for favorite dramatic movie actor and favorite movie actor at Wednesday’s fan-favorite ceremony honoring stars in film, television and music. “This is perfect for me because I love people, I’m crazy about movies, and I prefer people who love my movies,” Downey said.

  • Local composer, percussionist to perform at St. Charles library Jan. 11 Jan 8, 2015 9:38 PM
    The St. Charles Public Library's Sunday Concert Series will host composer and drummer Brian Baxter and his wife, harpist Emily Wren Baxter, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11. Baxter will perform selections from his album “Book of Drum,” a collection of original tracks exploring diverse sounds and rhythms of the drum set through the lens of his life in Chicago. Wren will perform a trio of harp pieces written by her husband.

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