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GEL SURPRISE: Glen Ellyn Jazz Fest Canceled

JAZZ FEST GLEN ELLYN PARTNERSHIP DISSOLVED

Press Release from the McAninch Arts Center:
For the past five years, a partnership including The McAninch Arts Center, WDCB Public Radio, White Space Design and The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce has come together to present a day of great Chicago jazz, fine food and local brews in downtown Glen Ellyn.

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

Irish Group Danú at the MAC March 14

Traditional Irish music group Danú will perform at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn, at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 14.

Formed in 1994 at the Oireachtas Festival in Dungarvan County Waterford, Danú stays true to the traditional sounds of Irish music, but group members aren’t afraid to bring their own inspiring approach to their performance.

Danú was twice voted Best Traditional Group by BBC Radio 2’s Folk Awards.

Tickets are $36 for adults, $34 for seniors and $26 for College of DuPage students and youth.

Susan Werner and John Gorka at the MAC March 26

Singer/songwriters Susan Werner and John Gorka share the bill at an 8 p.m. performance Friday, March 26, at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

Chicago-based Werner is a mainstay of contemporary folk music and has recorded nine albums, ranging from the traditional folk sound to cabaret jazz and pop. Her latest album, “Classics,” features new arrangements of songs from the 1960s and 1970s by various artists, including Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Paul McCartney and Marvin Gaye.

White Ghost Shivers at the MAC March 5 and 6

Equal parts absurd and sublime, Austin-based White Ghost Shivers descend on the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn. The show, which includes a nostalgic romp through the 1920s and 1930s, is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6.

The performances are part of the MAC’s Club MAC series, which takes place in the intimate 183-seat Theatre 2.

Kenny Barron Trio at the MAC March 12

Jazz pianist, composer and arranger Kenny Barron will perform with the Kenny Barron Trio at 8 p.m. Friday, March 12, at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

Named “Best Pianist” by the Jazz Journalists Association for the past four years, Barron began his career as a teenager and has played and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Melvin, Roy Haynes and others.

The nine-time Grammy Award nominee collaborated extensively with Stan Getz throughout the 1980s and has recorded dozens of albums.

Fiddlers 4 Perform at the MAC Oct. 11

The super group of the fiddling world, Fiddlers 4 take to the McAninch Arts Center Mainstage for a 7 p.m. performance Sunday, Oct. 11, at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

Group members include BeauSoleil leader, Michael Doucet, Turtle Island String Quartet founding member and progressive bluegrass champion, Darol Anger, music master. Bruce Molsky, and cellist Rushad Eggleston.

SONES DE MEXICO PERFORM OCT. 4 AT THE MAC

Latin Grammy nominee Sones de Mexico, Chicago’s premiere Mexican folk ensemble, returns to the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage for a 3 p.m. Mainstage performance on Sunday, Oct. 4.

Formed in 1994, the ensemble has developed and popularized original arrangements of Mexican folk music, experimenting with cross-cultural sounds that incorporate Irish, folk, country, jazz and rock music.

Lauded for their ability to move seamlessly between styles and instruments, Sones de Mexico remains faithful to the cultural authenticity of the music, while adding their unique flair.

GREAT BIG SEA AT THE MCANINCH ARTS CENTER OCT. 3

Juno-nominated Celtic-rock band Great Big Sea brings their solid original tunes and rock interpretations of traditional Newfoundland folk songs to the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn, during an 8 p.m. Mainstage performance Saturday, Oct. 3.

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