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  • Smithsonian TV documentary, box set celebrate Lead Belly Feb 23, 2015 6:00 AM
    Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter never had a hit record before he died of Lou Gehrig's disease in 1949. But the folksinging legend, who is being celebrated with a TV documentary at 7 p.m. Monday on the Smithsonian Channel and 5-CD box set as part of Black History Month, left behind a treasure trove of recordings that yielded many hits for those who followed him.

  • Rosemont releases details on rebating Garth Brooks $1 million Feb 24, 2015 1:51 PM
    Rosemont officials paid Garth Brooks more than $1 million to kick off his tour last fall at Allstate Arena — but they say they made twice that in profits, according to information made public Monday. The village has fought for months to protect documents related to country star Garth Brooks' 11-concert event in September, specifically information about incentives or a rebate that might have drawn Brooks to the venue.

  • ‘Jazz in the Meadows’ at 30 Feb 23, 2015 1:40 PM
    Grammy-winning Gordon Goodwin and the Big Phat Band will highlight this year's Jazz in the Meadows, Saturday, Feb. 28 at Rolling Meadows High School.

  • Band group raising cash: Feb 23, 2015 4:19 PM
    Stevenson High School’s Band Parents Organization will launch a month-long fundraiser Tuesday at Culver’s, 450 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove.

  • Review: Imagine Dragons deliver middling 'Smoke + Mirrors' Feb 22, 2015 7:00 AM
    Imagine Dragons' second studio album, "Smoke + Mirrors," is certainly one of the more technically ambitious releases of this young year. It's a boisterous but hit-and-miss effort from the alt-rock band still swooning in international acclaim from its 2012 debut, "Night Visions," which launched the Grammy-winning hit "Radioactive."

  • ESO celebrates Oscars with movie music Feb 23, 2015 5:46 AM
    Conductor Andrew Grams and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra returned to Schaumburg and Elgin over the weekend to present concerts highlighting Academy Award-winning music to please movie and music lovers alike. The ESO brought to life musical scores from movies like “Sunset Boulevard,” “Titanic,” “Dances with Wolves” and even “Star Wars.”

  • Sunday picks: Elvis is alive at Rosemont Theatre Feb 22, 2015 5:00 AM
    See impersonators depicting the late singer Elvis Presley through the many stages of his showbiz career in the touring show “Elvis Lives,” which plays today at the Rosemont Theatre. Get in the spirit of the Academy Awards ceremony as the Elgin Symphony Orchestra performs extracts from Oscar-nominated and winning films like “Schindler's List,” “The Red Violin” and more in the concert “A Night at the Oscars” at the Hemmens Cultural Center. Get ready for some painful insights and observations when comic country music songwriter Rodney Carrington brings his Here Comes the Truth tour tonight to the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan.

  • On the road: Get fit by day at Bloomingdale's Biggest Loser Resort Feb 21, 2015 7:15 AM
    The Biggest Loser Resort in Bloomingdale introduces the Town Program, which allows locals to spend all day at the resort experiencing the program but return home each evening. Snowstorm Winter Music and Arts Festival is the cold weather answer to the Chicago music festival. Set indoors at Navy Pier, headliners like Moby, Trippy Turtle, The Hood Internet and ASTR warm things up on Saturday, March 7.

  • Weekend picks: Marlena Rodriguez plays Midwest Comedy Showcase Feb 21, 2015 5:00 AM
    Standup comedians gather at the monthly Midwest Comedy Showcase at the Comedy Shrine in Aurora. Sports historian Bruce Allerdice presents “Before the Chicago Cubs: Baseball Comes to the Windy City,” about baseball in Chicago in the 1850s and 1860s at the Glen Ellyn History Center. Multitalented actor-comedian-producer Jamie Kennedy shows off his standup skills at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg. See “Dancing at Lughnasa,” about five sisters in rural Donegal, Ireland, who are trying to adapt to a rapidly changing world, at Wheaton College's Arena Theater. All this and more in this weekend's Time out!

  • Weekend picks: Pitbull, Enrique share the bill at Allstate Feb 20, 2015 12:36 PM
    Latin heartthrobs Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull share the bill at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. See daredevil cyclists, exotic animal tricks, clowns and a whole lot more at the Circus Spectacular, which returns this weekend to the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. Get ready for a road trip with the 47th Annual Chicago RV & Camping Show in Rosemont. And indie rocker David Bazan headlines The Union in Naperville Friday. All this and more in Friday's Time out!

  • 5 things to do this weekend in the suburbs Feb 20, 2015 4:23 PM
    It’s time to brave the cold: Elvis Presley impersonators heat up the Rosemont Theatre stage in “Elvis Lives.” And the Elgin Symphony Orchestra celebrates movie music with “A Night at the Oscars” concerts. Get out and enjoy your weekend. Here are five ideas to get you out and about.

  • St. Charles North students play ‘beyond their years’ at Carnegie Hall Feb 19, 2015 5:30 AM
    The wind ensemble and chamber orchestra from St. Charles North High School had the opportunity to play the amazing Carnegie Hall last weekend. And they rocked it.“This was an extraordinary performance,” said Peter Tiboris, who helped get the ensembles to the famous stage. “The repertoire was extraordinarily high and sophisticated. They were playing beyond their years.”

  • Cary bass player’s heart condition inspires suburban band Pulsebeat Feb 19, 2015 5:28 AM
    For the young members of the band Pulsebeat, the thrill of playing onstage is not just about getting lost in the music while crowds cheer them on — there’s also the reward of doing it for a great cause. “It brings our gift of music into something that’s worth it,” adds bass player Matt Jazwinski, 12, of Cary, whose heart condition inspires the band.

  • Lakeside Singers to perform Sunday at Forest View Feb 19, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Northwest Suburban Community Concert Association, in partnership with District 214 Community Education, will hold its third concert of the 2014-2015 season Sunday, Feb. 22. It will feature members of The Lakeside Singers, conducted by Mike Molloy. The concert will be at 3 p.m. at the Forest View Educational Center Theater, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights.

  • Review: '80s hair metal giants join forces for Sweet & Lynch Feb 19, 2015 2:06 PM
    Stryper, Dokken, White Lion members join forces, make hair metal heaven with Sweet & Lynch

  • Constable: 'Thanks Mister Banks' song might get us thinking spring Feb 19, 2015 5:25 AM
    It's 3 degrees. Snow now qualifies for full-time residency. But four little words proclaim today that spring is on its way: “Pitchers and catchers report.” Alll we need is a little mood music, and "Thanks Mister Banks," written by an Arlington Heights man, works for me.

  • Music notes: Rocker Mikal Cronin plays Prairie Center Feb 18, 2015 6:00 AM
    California indie rocker Mikal Cronin comes to Schaumburg’s Prairie Center for the Arts with his collection of soulful garage-rock tunes; tribute artists swing into town with "Elvis Lives"; and Billy Ocean rocks and croons at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles.

  • ESO raises hunger awareness at Oscars concert Feb 17, 2015 1:55 PM
    The Elgin Symphony Orchestra will visit some of your favorite movie music memories and help Food For Greater Elgin promote hunger awareness at their “A Night at the Oscars concerts” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin.

  • On the cheap: Chill out at Hawthorn Woods' Winter Carnival Feb 17, 2015 6:00 AM
    Do you wanna build a snowman? Hawthorn Woods celebrates the season with a snowman-building contest, sledding, old-fashioned wagon rides, music, games, entertainment, refreshments and more at its free Winter Carnival in Community Park. Don't miss two free days at the Shedd, too, Feb. 23-24.

  • Weekend picks: Circus Spectacular rolls into Sears Centre Feb 18, 2015 10:15 AM
    See daredevil cyclists, exotic animal tricks, clowns and a whole lot more at the Circus Spectacular, which returns this weekend to the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. Get ready for a road trip with the 47th Annual Chicago RV & Camping Show starting Wednesday in Rosemont. Mr. Big brings the hits to the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles Thursday. And indie rocker David Bazan headlines The Union in Naperville Friday. All this and more in Friday's Time out!

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