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Kurt Elling

By Juan C. Ayllon

Grammy-nominated Jazz vocalist Kurt Elling and his quartet had just mesmerized a swollen crowd of 767 at the College of DuPage’s McAninch Art Center. In the lobby now, with his four year-old daughter coloring at a table merchandising his CDs, he signs autographs and visits with several hundred admirers.

The youngest of four, Elling grew up in Rockford and then Hyde Park, where his church musician father stoked a fire that led him, his wife and daughter to the mecca of jazz, New York, where they live, as he says, “for the moment.” And what a moment it is.

GEL ENTERTAINMENT: Anima Singers to Sing with Lyric Opera

Anima - Young Singers of Greater Chicago

GEL ENTERTAINMENT: Anima Singers to Sing with Lyric Opera

The Damnation of Faust Broadcast live on WFMT

WFMT-98.7 on the FM Dial

February 20, 7:15 pm

Continuing a long tradition, WFMT will broadcast live the opening night of the Lyric Opera's production of Berlioz' The Damnation of Faust. Anima is proud to have 50 wonderful choristers participating in this unique production, starring Susan Graham, John Relyea, and Paul Groves. If you cannot attend the opera, tune in for the next best thing!

For more information about the production, visit www.lyricopera.org

Event Start Date: 
Feb 20 2010 7:15pm
Location: 
WFMT Radio, Lyric Opera

GEL SHARE: Local Resident Shares Love of Speed Skating

Speed skates lead Cepuran on incredible journey (Wheaton News Leader) - When Glen Ellyn Speed Skating Club head coach Carl Cepuran was in second grade, he planned on skating for what he thought was his grade school’s hockey club.

GEL PERISCOPE: Local Wildlife in Crosshairs

Wheaton residents at odds over coyote trapping (Glen Ellyn News Leader) -   Wheaton's decision last week to proceed with the trapping of coyotes has some residents howling.       

GEL SHARE: Stalled train causes early morning headaches

Stalled train causes early morning headaches in Glen Ellyn, Wheaton - Union Pacific officials still are trying to determine what caused a freight train to stall for several hours Tuesday morning in Glen Ellyn and Wheaton, creating headaches for early morning commuters. [News from Daily Herald]

GEL SHARE: Village president: State of Glen Ellyn 'sound'

Village president: State of Glen Ellyn 'sound' - In his first State of Glen Ellyn address as village president, Mark Pfefferman called the village's situation "sound" but acknowledged that the next year could be tough. [News from Daily Herald]

GEL SHARE: Glen Ellyn church seeking help for Haitian orphans

Glen Ellyn church seeking help for Haitian orphans - For about five years, parishioners at Glen Ellyn Bible Church have been trying to make life a little better for the 50 children living in a Haitian orphanage. [News from Daily Herald]

GEL SHARE: Glen Ellyn's Ackerman center opens Saturday

Glen Ellyn's Ackerman center opens Saturday - After two attempts at securing financing, 14 months of construction and roughly $11.2 million, the Glen Ellyn Park District finally has its crown jewel: an 88,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art sports and fitness center that officials say is a dream realized. [News from Daily Herald]

GEL SHARE: Glen Ellyn sports complex stunning ... and stunningly over budget

Glen Ellyn sports complex stunning ... and stunningly over budget - When the Glen Ellyn Park District officially unveils its new sports and fitness center Saturday, it will feature plenty of state-of-the-art facilities. [News from Daily Herald]

GEL SHARE: Glen Ellyn native calls safe from Haiti

A Glen Ellyn native who had not been heard from in the aftermath of the devastating Haitian earthquake is safe.

Mallory Holding reached her mother, the Rev. Suzi Holding, Wednesday night to let her know she is alive. The connection was lost quickly but friends and family were relieved to hear she has been sleeping in a tent and is safe.

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