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  • “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.

  • Ricardo Vasquez on bassoon, Jason Flaks on trumpet, and David Anderson at the piano perform “Concerto for Trumpet and Bassoon Allegro spiritoso” by Paul Hindemith at Sunday’s Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Faculty Benefit Recital at Elgin Community College.

    EYSO hosts faculty benefit recitalMar 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    The third annual Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Faculty Benefit Recital was held Sunday at the Elgin Community College Arts Center to raise funds for the EYSO scholarship fund.

  • 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.

  • The Soapbox Feb 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editors make know their views about the gov's budget delay, grocery voids and good deeds by prep athletes, among other topics.

  • The Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition on an enlarged track was a big hit with the kids at a previous edition of the Chicago Auto Show.

    Best bets: Chicago Auto Show rolls into McCormick Place Feb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    North America's largest auto show is the Chicago Auto Show, which returns for its 106th edition this year starting this weekend at McCormick Place in Chicago. Or head to MB Financial Park in Rosemont to catch the Winter Frost Face Off Classic hockey matchup featuring select alumni from the Chicago Blackhawks Friday. While you're in Rosemont, don't miss the Progressive International Motorcycle Show this weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

  •  The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Muti announced he has signed another five-year contract, to extend his contract with the symphony through 2020.

    Muti to lead Chicago Symphony through 2020 Feb 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Maestro Riccardo Muti has extended his contract with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra through 2020. Muti has been the symphony’s music director since 2010. On Monday, the orchestra and Muti announced he has signed another five-year contract. His first contract started in 2010 and runs until 2015. His new contract runs from 2015 to 2020.

  •  Senior conductor of the Berlin’s philharmonic orchestra Claudio Abbado attends a press conference in Berlin. Claudio Abbado, a star in the great generation of Italian conductors who was revered by musicians in the world’s leading orchestras, died Monday. He was 80.

    Italian conductor Claudio Abbado dies at 80 Jan 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Claudio Abbado, a star in the great generation of Italian conductors revered for developing a rapport with members of the world’s leading orchestras while still allowing them their independence, died Monday. He was 80. Abbado made his debut in 1960 at La Scala in his home city of Milan and went on to be its music director for nearly 20 years. Among his many other positions were as music director of the Vienna State Opera, the Berlin Philarmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra and as principal guest conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

  • “Discover the Dinosaurs” returns to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont from Friday through Monday, Jan. 17-20.

    Best bets: Discover the Dinosaurs for yourself in Rosemont Jan 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    More than 40 animatronic prehistoric dinosaur replicas return with the interactive Discover the Dinosaurs exhibit this weekend at Rosemont's Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. New this year are rides, miniature golf and inflatables. Actor Jon Heder will sign autographs and host screenings of the cult indie film “Napoleon Dynamite” this weekend at Hollywood Blvd. Cinema in Woodridge and Hollywood Palms in Naperville. Dog sled demonstrations, ice sculpting and other wintry activities are part of Frosty Fest at Gurnee's Viking Park.

  • The 2014 Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Built Ford Tough Series will make a stop at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 11-12.

    Best bets: Bull riders tough it out at Allstate Jan 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    See which competitors can hold on the longest when the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series returns this weekend at Rosemont's Allstate Arena. Sitcom star Harry Anderson shows off his magic and standup comedy skills this weekend at Zanies at MB Financial Park in Rosemont. Celebrate the recent 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first chart-topping hit with the tribute band American English this weekend at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

  •  Highland Symphonic Orchestra cello player Katie Lund, right, plays seasonal favorites with fellow musicians Friday at Copeland Manor Elementary School in Libertyville. The group played at all four Libertyville District 70 elementary schools.

    Highland Symphonic Orchestra plays seasonal favorites Dec 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    Highland Middle School's Highland Symphonic Orchestra brought cheer to Libertyville elementary students as they played a selection of seasonal favorites on Friday.

  • Jason Derulo is on the bill for the 2013 Jingle Bash at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

    Best bets: Pop goes the Jingle Bash at Allstate Dec 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Jonas Brothers, Jason Derulo, Armin Van Buuren, Pitbull, Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, Avicii and Emblem3 are just some of the bands on the bill for the 2013 Jingle Bash Saturday at Rosemont's Allstate Arena. The X-Treme Fighting Organization (XFO) 49 Mixed Martial Arts brings a series of fighting bouts to the Sears Centre. Or, for the kids, Yo Gabba Gabba! rings in the season with a very awesome show at Rosemont Theatre.

  •  Deborah Rutter, currently the president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, will lead the Kennedy Center, replacing Michael Kaiser who is stepping down next year after more than 13 years as president.

    Kennedy Center names CSO’s Rutter to lead arts group Dec 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    The head of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra was named the next president of the Kennedy Center and will become the first woman to lead the performing arts center since it opened in 1971, officials said Tuesday. Deborah F. Rutter, 57, will join the Kennedy Center in September. Rutter has led the Chicago Symphony since 2003.

  • North Suburban Symphony: Nov 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    The North Suburban Symphony, based in Lake Forest, hosts its 25th anniversary concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, at Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest.

  • Oscar-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri brings his own stage play

    Best bets: Chazz Palminteri plays the Arcada Nov 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    Chazz Palminteri hits the Arcada with his autobiographical one-man Broadway show "A Bronx Tale" Sunday. The Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah holds the solemn Kristallnacht 75 to mark the 75th anniversary of the violence against the Jewish people of Germany and Austria.

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd plays on the same bill with John Kay & Steppenwolf at Festival Park next to the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin on Sunday, Oct. 13.

    Best bets: Feel free with Lynyrd Skynyrd at Festival Park Oct 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    The current incarnation of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd headlines a rock concert that also features John Kay & Steppenwolf Sunday at Festival Park next to the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin. Hear some of the best exponents of modern day swing when Big Bad Voodoo Daddy performs Saturday at the Raue Center in Crystal Lake. Plus, Tony Award winner Audra McDonald performs selections from her latest album, “Go Back Home,” Saturday at Symphony Center in Chicago.

  • Andrew Grams, pictured in the auditorium of the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin, makes his debut as the new conductor for the Elgin Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night.

    New conductor, new season for Elgin Symphony on SaturdayOct 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Elgin symphony orchestra's new season begins Saturday with the debut of its new music director Andrew Grams.“Surreal. Excited. Those words are the ones I'd use to describe how I feel,” Grams said. “I told the players at our first rehearsal (Wednesday night), it's the moment I've been waiting for so long. I think it's going to culminate in something so special.”

  • “Remember When Rock Was Young” features Almost Elton John and the Rocket Band starring Craig A. Meyer at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Oct. 13.

    College performing arts centers earn high marks for variety Oct 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    College performing arts centers serve as more than just stage space for school shows. In some cases, they attract big names to these smaller venues, which entice the community with varied shows, plenty of parking and great views of the stage. Coming up, “The Official Blues Brothers Revue” plays at North Central College in Naperville and the Elton John tribute show “Remember When Rock Was Young” hits the stage at College of Lake County, to name a few.

  • Andrew Grams conducts the Elgin Symphony Orchestra this weekend in his debut concerts as music director.

    New conductor hopes to lead ESO in new directionsOct 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    A new era for the Elgin Symphony Orchestra begins this weekend when Andrew Grams opens the ESO’s 64th season in his debut concerts as music director.

  • North Suburban Symphony opens concert season: Oct 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    The North Suburban Symphony, a community orchestra based at Gorton Community Center, 400 E Illinois Road, Lake Forest, will present the first concert of its 25th anniversary season on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m.

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