Esteemed cellist Leonardo Altino will perform Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Concerto No. 1 in A minor” with the Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra at his next concert on November 5. The conductor, Daniel Sommerville, is delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with the solo cellist, and rightly so. Altino, a Brazilian-American cellist,Read More →

October 11, 2022 This is a carousel. Use the Next and Previous buttons to navigate ALTON — With low turnout, aldermen in Committee of the Whole passed a resolution on Monday to place an honorary sign on 13th Street honoring Bishop Samuel E. White of Monroe Memorial Church in AltonRead More →

EDWARDSVILLE – The Peter Mayer Band will perform at the Wildey Theater in Edwardsville from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Monday, September 26. Peter Mayer is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, touring musician and recording artist in Nashville. With his unique writing style, distinctive voice and virtuoso musicianship, Mayer createsRead More →

Friday September 23 Rocky Mountain Mexican Folk Dance Competition at Colorado State University in Pueblo Hoag Recital Hall, 2200, boul. bonforte | 2pm-6pm| The event continues from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Dancers from Colorado, California and Texas will showcase their talents, including the CSU Pueblo Ballet FolkloricoRead More →

ROCHELLE — On August 25, longtime Colonial Flowers & Gifts owner Naomi Baldwin received the Blackhawk Waterways Tourism in Northwest Illinois Above & Beyond for Tourism Award at the organization’s annual dinner at the Chicagoland Skydiving Center. Blackhawk Waterways seeks to promote tourism in Carroll, Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside countiesRead More →

Here’s the Riot Fest schedule plus 2022 dates, lineup and tickets This year’s three-day music festival will feature a long list of artists, and many performances are expected to overlap. On Thursday, the festival’s official website released the schedule. Riot Fest 2022 dates are scheduled for September 16-18 at DouglassRead More →

CHICAGO (WLS) — It’s been three years since St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Chicago was able to hold its annual celebration of all things Ukrainian. Dubbed “Uketoberfest”, the two-day festival brings together the best of Ukrainian arts and crafts, food and music. In the past, the festival served asRead More →

Regional News Brian Stokes Mitchell, Heather Headley and Alexandra Billings are part of the August 7 tribute to Stephen Sondheim at the Ravinia Festival Sincerely, Stephen Sondheim also features the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kevin Stites. Brian Stokes Mitchell, Heather Headley and Alexandra Billings The Ravinia Festival in HighlandRead More →

Karen Carderelli, Executive Director of FACETS, said, “Entrepreneur, editor, author, producer and philanthropist Chaz Ebert has spent her career championing overlooked films and filmmakers, providing invaluable opportunities for new and diverse voices. Her work as a film producer, most recently in Rebecca Hall’s “Passing,” has reinforced diversity and change inRead More →

Some have expressed concerns about safety at Chicago’s summer festivals after gunfire disrupted a Shakespeare performance in the parks on Thursday night, resulting in a chaotic scene and the cancellation of weekend performances. Crowds had gathered in Columbus Park to see Shakespeare in the Parks when all the sudden gunshotsRead More →

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago’s Pride Fest is back. “I think it’s cool. I love seeing everyone come together and show their sexuality and support for everything,” said Imani Drozd, a participant. For the first time since the start of the pandemic, the legendary annual street festival has returned to theRead More →

With tens of thousands of people visiting Chicago’s famous festivals throughout Pride month, local health officials want festival-goers to be aware of rising cases of monkeypox. On Tuesday, the CDC reported 65 cases in the United States, including eight reported in Illinois. Seven of those eight are in Chicago, accordingRead More →

Editors’ note: In full disclosure, this story is written by contributor Sam Molitor, a high school student who is connected to the event organizers. For more information on the rest of May’s events, including Lantern Making and Launching, please visit Evanston ASPA here. But this story is about one ofRead More →

Senator Bernie Sanders speaking at the Kellogg strike in Battle Creek, MI. [Credit: Battle Creek Shopper News, Facebook] Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders spoke at Unity Fest, an event held on Sunday, April 24 to celebrate the successful unionization vote at five Starbucks locations in Richmond, Va., by Starbucks United. TheRead More →

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, in residence at Northeastern Illinois University, presents its popular “Flamenco Passion” performances at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18 June and Sunday, June 19 at 3 p.m. These performancesRead More →