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  • 5 things to do this weekend in the suburbs Dec 12, 2014 12:36 PM
    Italian singer Andrea Bocelli returns to Rosemont Saturday for another concert tour accompanied by the Bella Musica Orchestra with guest artists Heather Headley and soprano Maria Aleida at the Allstate Arena. This is just one option of something fun to do this weekend in the suburbs.

  • Andrea Bocelli comes to Rosemont during U.S. tour Dec 12, 2014 5:30 AM
    Andrea Bocelli can’t get away from opera, even when he’s relaxing at home. His 2-year-old daughter, Virginia, prefers opera to traditional lullabies. Hear his music when he headlines the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Saturday.

  • Lake Zurich all-state musicians: Dec 11, 2014 4:54 PM
    Lake Zurich High School has had a bumper crop of all-state musicians.

  • Charli XCX’s sophomore CD is no ‘Sucker’ Dec 11, 2014 6:30 AM
    Charli XCX, the British artist with a penchant for teenage churlishness, knows a thing or two about warfare. With her second major label album, “Sucker,” she throws a smoke grenade of rock-pop digestibles and runs for cover while the listeners stumble around intoxicated and confused.

  • Music Notes: Clint Black, Voodoo Daddy get festive in ’burbs Dec 11, 2014 6:25 AM
    Country star Clint Black plays a Christmas concert at the McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage Friday and swing revivalists Big Bad Voodoo Daddy gives a holiday twist to their tunes Saturday at North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall. Plus, acoustic Americana band 6'10 celebrates the release of its debut album Friday at the Brauerhouse in Lombard.

  • Marmion to host Christmas concert Dec 11, 2014 1:03 PM
    The Marmion-Rosary Band, Marmion-Rosary Jazz Ensemble, the Marmion-Rosary Percussion Ensemble and Marmion Chorus present its Christmas Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. Admission is free, with freewill donations will be accepted. The Marmion Choir will feature a variety of Christmas selections, including “Angels We Have Heard On High,” “The Hands that First Held Mary’s Child,” “Jingle Bells,” “Silent Night” and “O, Holy Night.”

  • Bjorn Ulvaeus talks ABBA and band’s new photo book Dec 10, 2014 5:45 AM
    So their new photo book is the closest fans will ever get to seeing ABBA again. “ABBA: The Official Photo Book” (Weldon Owen Publishing) chronicles the foursome’s history through more than 600 photographs. “I’m not a nostalgic person, but looking at these pictures really took me back,” founding member Bjorn Ulvaeus said. The authorized photographic biography, which features numerous photos from the height of the band’s career in the 1970s, was released earlier this year in Europe, and just recently in the United States.

  • Sam Smith tops MTV’s 2014 best artist list Dec 10, 2014 7:06 AM
    This year’s breakthrough new singer, Sam Smith, went from an artist to watch to MTV’s Best Artist of 2014 and beat out megastars like Beyonce and Taylor Swift. The 22-year-old Smith performed his soulful song, “Stay With Me,” at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, from his debut album, “In the Lonely Hour.”

  • L.A. police suspect rapper shot, killed wife, self Dec 9, 2014 2:18 PM
    Los Angeles police say a rapper apparently shot and killed his TV actress wife and himself at a Los Angeles apartment. Police say the bodies discovered Monday morning are those of 34-year-old Earl Warren Hayes and 30-year-old Stephanie Elyse Moseley.

  • BET to honor Kanye, Usher, Phylicia Rashad Dec 9, 2014 5:29 PM
    Someone other than Kanye West is confirming his visionary status. The superstar rapper will receive the Visionary Award next month at the BET Honors. West — who has called himself a visionary and more — will be one of five luminaries honored at the eighth annual event hosted by Wayne Brady.

  • Warren High student entertainment: Dec 9, 2014 4:59 PM
    Warren Township High School in Gurnee has comedy and jazz performances scheduled for the public.

  • Former boy band Take That back as a trio on ‘III’ Dec 9, 2014 5:00 AM
    What to make of Take That? The 1990s boy band was adored by a generation in its native Britain. When Take That returned in 2005 as a grown-up “man band,” fans embraced the group as if it had never been away. “III” is the band’s sixth No. 1 studio album in the U.K., its title a reference to Take That’s new status as a trio, with the departure earlier this year of Jason Orange. The group earlier survived the loss of original member Robbie Williams, but how much attrition can its chemistry bear?

  • Weekend picks: Lucy, Desi return for one week only Dec 12, 2014 3:03 AM
    If you missed the Chicago run of “I Love Lucy Live On Stage” during the 2012-13 season, then catch the one-week return of the national touring show that re-enacts a studio taping day with Desilu Productions at the Bank of America Theatre. Comedian Gabriel Iglesias hits hte Rosemont Theatre with his "Unity Through Laughter" tour. And Redmoon Theater presents its annual spectacle-filled Winter Pageant, starting this weekend.

  • David Guetta gets personal on new album ‘Listen’ Dec 8, 2014 6:00 AM
    David Guetta says he wants his new music to make you dance. That’s no surprise, but he’s also hoping to make you cry a little. The Grammy-winning DJ-producer says his sixth album, “Listen,” is more emotional compared to past songs like the upbeat “Sexy Chick” with Akon and the explosive “Where Them Girls At.”

  • SHS band’s free holiday concert Dec 8, 2014 6:47 PM
    Stevenson High School will host a holiday band concert Tuesday. The show is set for 7 p.m. in the performing arts center at the Lincolnshire school, which is on Route 22 west of Milwaukee Avenue. Admission is free.

  • One Book, One Harper to feature big band performance Dec 8, 2014 12:39 PM
    The One Book, One Harper community reading initiative’s latest event, the festive big band holiday performance “A Swingin’ Season” with The Steve Cooper Orchestra, takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. Classics and holiday favorites will be featured during the free performance at the Performing Arts Center on Harper College’s main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.

  • Sunday picks: David Alan Grier plays Schaumburg Dec 7, 2014 12:01 AM
    David Alan Grier is famous for his comic TV work and Broadway, but you can see him show off his standup comedy skills starting at Schaumburg's Improv Comedy Showcase. Cheer on your favorite dog breeds as they compete at the 107th Skokie Valley Kennel Club Dog Show and Expo at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

  • Weekend picks: Jamie and Adam bust myths live Dec 6, 2014 5:00 AM
    Fans of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series “MythBusters” won't want to miss seeing co-hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage performing live in “MythBusters: Behind the Myths Tour” at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Get some adults-only laughs from the quirkier aspects of the Christmas season when the Paramount Theatre hosts “The Second City Dysfunctional Holiday Revue.” Laugh off some of December's stresses with "The Second City's Holiday in the Heights" at the Metropolis in Arlington Heights or David Alan Grier's comic stylings at the Improv in Schaumburg.

  • Children’s music star Laurie Berkner has a new plan Dec 5, 2014 6:00 AM
    This fall, Laurie Berkner has been on a mission that likely will make children and parents happy: making more Laurie Berkners. The singer-songwriter, who Time magazine dubbed “the queen of children’s music,” has been training teachers to use her songs in a new music program for kids up to 4 years old. The classes, called “The Music in Me,” are like having a Berkner in the room. “I’m trying to bottle it and pass it on to someone else,” the musician and educator said.

  • Curious about making music? Dec 5, 2014 4:39 PM
    Learn about a wide variety of musical instruments Saturday at the Vernon Area Public Library, from Stevenson High School’s PREP Community Music Academy.

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