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City Winery Chicago Announces Megan Mullally's Band, Eric Roberson, and MoreCity Winery Chicago Announces Megan Mullally's Band, Eric Roberson, and More
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces the return of Grammy-nominated independent R&B artist Eric Roberson and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, January 17 at noon. All tickets will be available at citywinery.com/chicago. (more...)

A CJO Salute To Nancy Wilson Kicks Off Chicago Jazz Orchestra's 40th AnniversaryA CJO Salute To Nancy Wilson Kicks Off Chicago Jazz Orchestra's 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2018

The Chicago Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Jeff Lindberg, kicks off the company's 40th anniversary season with A CJO Salute to Nancy Wilson, Saturday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago's Fine Arts Building. Single tickets are $35 (balcony) and $45 (floor). Or, save with a CJO 2018-19 season package - the Nancy Wilson tribute concert, CJO's holiday ELLAbration on December 21 and a major concert event on May 18, 2019 celebrating 40 years of the Chicago Jazz Orchestra, all at the Studebaker - for just $85 (balcony) or $115 (floor). Single tickets and season packages are on sale now at chicagojazzorchestra.org. (more...)

Review: THE TONY MARTINI VARIETY HOUR Takes You Hysterically Back to the Heyday of Rat-Pack Era Las Vegas Lounge ActsReview: THE TONY MARTINI VARIETY HOUR Takes You Hysterically Back to the Heyday of Rat-Pack Era Las Vegas Lounge Acts
by Shari Barrett - Aug 24, 2018

For those too young to remember the vaudevillian style lounge shows popular in the 50s and 60s in Las Vegas, where an iconic and often talented performer in their own right hosted other acts to keep gamblers entertained as they visited the lounge bar for a drink, looked for a companion for the night, or needed time to recover from a huge loss at the tables, you can now experience a little bit of old Vegas, right here in Hollywood. And I can tell you, I don't remember laughing as hard as I did the night I attended THE TONY MARTINI VARIETY HOUR at Three Clubs Cocktail Lounge, rumored to be the exact same place where Frank Sinatra would hang out with his assorted Rat Pack buddies, friends, and lovers during their own Las Vegas heyday. And that vibe still exists in the room where those great entertainers wowed the crowds so many years ago. (more...)

The Zephyr Bones Premiere New Single 'Juglar Child On The Carousel'The Zephyr Bones Premiere New Single 'Juglar Child On The Carousel'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Barcelona-based, beach-wave rockers, The Zephyr Bones, premiered a new single, “Juglar Child On The Carousel”, via to announce their debut, full-length album, Secret Place, will arrive November 10 on CLASH – share via Soundcloud La Castanya. (more...)

Navy Pier Celebrates 101st Birthday with Free Star-Studded Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

101 never looked so good! Navy Pier, Chicago's mission-driven cultural district, is celebrating its 101st Birthday on Saturday, July 15 with a star-studded bash and full day of free cultural programming in the new Polk Bros Park Performance Lawns from 11 a.m. through the Aon Summer Fireworks Show at 10:15 p.m. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Presents DARING DUOS, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Chicago Philharmonic performs for the first time at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts with a symphonic program filled with stories from the music repertoire of faithful lovers and friends as expressed in Beethoven's determined Leonore and Gluck's Orpheus journeying to the underworld for his beloved wife. (more...)

Music Institute Announces 2014-15 Nichols Concert Hall Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Celebrating 85 years, the Music Institute of Chicago announces the 2014-15 season of its popular Faculty and Guest Artist Series. All concerts take place at the historic Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in the heart of downtown Evanston. (more...)

Joe Marcinek Band & Joey Porter to Play Series of Chicago Shows this Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

Joe Marcinek Band (JMB) has announced a three-night run of shows this January with very special guest Joey Porter (The Motet, Juno What). They will be playing at the Wire in Berwyn, IL on Thursday, January 16th, in Valparaiso, IN at Franklin House Friday, January 17th and in Crystal Lake, IL at Duke's Alehouse on Saturday, January 18th. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2013

Mary Zimmerman returns to the Huntington Theatre Company for The Jungle Book, a world premiere stage adaptation produced in association with Chicago's Goodman Theatre. The production premiered in Chicago on June 21 and plays at the Huntington tonight, September 7 - October 6, 2013. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2013

Mary Zimmerman returns to the Huntington Theatre Company for The Jungle Book, a world premiere stage adaptation produced in association with Chicago's Goodman Theatre. The production premieres in Chicago on June 21 and plays at the Huntington September 7 - October 6, 2013. Based on Nobel Laureate Rudyard Kipling's 1893 collection of stories set in the Indian jungle and Walt Disney's 1967 animated film, Zimmerman's adaptation of The Jungle Book is a music- and movement-filled adventure of young Mowgli's coming-of-age in the animal kingdom. (more...)

Music Institute Artist Tammy McCann Joins Jazz Faculty at Jazz Showcase, 3/21-3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2013

Premier Chicago jazz vocalist Tammy McCann, artist in residence at the Music Institute of Chicago, performs with Music Institute Jazz Studies faculty March 21-24 at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Court in Chicago. (more...)

The Music Institute of Chicago Celebrates Music In Our Schools Month, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

The Music Institute of Chicago joins the local celebration of Evanston's 150th anniversary and the national celebration ofMusic In Our Schools Month with a day of music for all ages Saturday, March 16 at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago Sets Billy Strayhorn Festival for 10/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2012

Honoring the work and legacy of one of the great jazz composers and collaborators, the Music Institute of Chicago presents a Billy Strayhorn Festival October 26-28. The festival, presented in partnership with Billy Strayhorn Songs Inc., a family corporation of the Strayhorn heirs, includes two star-studded concerts featuring trumpet great Terell Stafford and a screening of the award-winning film Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life followed by a panel discussion. The festival takes place at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago Announces 2011-12 Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2011

The Music Institute of Chicago (MIC) presents a variety of extraordinary musicians, engaging repertoire, and international perspectives for its 2011-12 concert series at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2011

To open the Music Institute of Chicago's 2011-12 season of cultural events, Grammy Award-winning jazz musician and composer Paquito D'Rivera joins Music Institute Jazz Studies faculty for a concert Saturday, September 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago Announces 2011-12 Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2011

The Music Institute of Chicago (MIC) presents a variety of extraordinary musicians, engaging repertoire, and international perspectives for its 2011-12 concert series at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2011

To open the Music Institute of Chicago's 2011-12 season of cultural events, Grammy Award-winning jazz musician and composer Paquito D'Rivera joins Music Institute Jazz Studies faculty for a concert Saturday, September 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. (more...)

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