Friday, May 24, 2013
Village hosts several events this holiday weekend.
Barrington is kicking off the summer season with events every day this weekend. The Barrington Art Festival, by Amdur Productions, is free and open to the public starting Saturday, May 25 to Sunday, May 26 in the downtown.X The festival offers 120 juried artists from around the world, according to the village’s website. Artists will create works in different mediums like ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, photography, watercolors, wood and more. There will also be music, food and activities for kids all weekend. Dash to Cure Diabetes is Sunday, May 26 with a day of races. There’s a 4 mile trail run on the Prairie Path between Citizen’s Park and Cuba Marsh; a 5K Walk through Barrington’s streets and Junior Dashes for children, Dash …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The popular art festival will take place May 25-26.
Barrington Art Festival will kick off the summer season in town this weekend. The annual event featuring various mediums of art from more than 130 artists worldwide will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Barrington Saturday, May 25 through Sunday, May 26. In addition to checking out the artwork, there will also be kids activities, food and other entertainment. Admission to the festival is free. Related: Barrington Art Festival Photos
Friday, May 17, 2013
Band Camp will be performing at McGonigals on Saturday to Roslyn Road’s Race for the Cure team.
Submitted by Kelly Donlea. Local Dad and business-owner Mark Whitaker has found a better way to entertain a crowd at a party than bubble wrap. He brings his guitar, his smooth voice, and the love of a good time, and utilizes many ways of getting the whole crowd musically engaged. You may have caught his act at Kelsey Road house, or as the opener for the Brian Collins Band last year at McGonigals. This time around he has decided to be more generous to those crowd members who hunger to share the spotlight and steal his mic. He created an event, aptly named Band Camp, to combine the sounds of many Barrington musicians. A few, like me, are amateurs who can carry a tune or play an instrument. Also, most, like Mark and I are all current or past …
Producer and jazz master and his octet will take on the music of Duke Ellington this Saturday night at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.
Grammy Award-winning producer and NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis brings "Sweet Thunder" to the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake. Marsalis and his dynamic jazz octet will perform a fresh take on the music of Duke Ellington at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 18, according to a Raue Center press release. "Marsalis will unite the worlds of music and drama, featuring a full stage set, clever props, costuming and monologues by native New Orleans thespian Kenneth Brown, Jr. (of HBO's hit series Treme)," the Raue release stated. "Taking you on a journey from 1940s Harlem to Victorian-era England and back, Sweet Thunder is captivating from start to finish." Tickets are $36, and group pricing is available. Tickets can be purchased online at …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The Barrington Area Library now offers 3D Blu-Ray discs. Check out their wide selection!
Monday, April 29, 2013
Andrea Schumann of Barrington High School is a finalists in the Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards.
A Lake Barrington resident and Barrington High School student is among 24 finalists in the 2013 Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards, the Daily Herald reports. Andrea Schumann will audition today at Broadway Playhouse in Chicago. One actor and one actress will then be selected to head to the national finals in New York this summer, the newspaper reports. The Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards (IHSMTA) began in 2012 to recognize outstanding student achievement in musical theater.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Second annual piano conference scheduled for June 27-30 draws young pianists from throughout the country.
The Raue Center for the Arts has announced Richard Marx will headline the 2nd Annual National Piano Conference in June. The conference runs from June 27 - 30, at the Raue Center, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Marx will perform at 8 p.m. on June 29, according to Alexandra McMillin, marketing and development manager for the Raue. A songwriter, producer and performer, Marx has sold more than 30 million albums, scored 14 chart-topping singles and earned a Grammy for song of the year, McMillin said in a release. The Chicago native's chart-topping hits include “Hold on to the Nights,” “Don’t Mean Nothing,” “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting.” Marx achieved a seven-year string of triumphs that rivaled any in pop-rock music history. To this …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
See who's performing this summer at the North Shore's biggest music festival. Tickets go on sale at 5 a.m. April 25.
Tickets will go on sale this Thursday for all shows at Ravinia in Highland Park this summer. From classical to pop to '90s rock, this season is overflowing with the acts you expected to see again at Ravinia and ones you never saw coming. Below is a list of the bands playing at Ravinia Festival during the 2013 season. Tickets will be available for purchase on April 25 on the Ravinia Festival website. June Thursday, June 6, 7:30 p.m.—Bennett Gordon Hall $10 BGH Series Ruth Page Festival of Dance Concert Dance, Inc. Tickets: $10/No Lawn Sales/Park opens at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 7:30 p.m.—Pavilion Judy Collins and Don McLean Tickets: $55-$45/Lawn $22**/Park opens at 5 p.m. Friday, June 7, 7:30 p.m.—Bennett Gordon Hall $10 BGH …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Barrington Middle School drama department's play is the story of the Ugly Duckling.
Tuesday, April 23
The drama department at Barrington Middle School Station Campus presents “Honk!” the story of the Ugly Duckling. The show will take place April 25-27 at 7 p.m. and April 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $7 for students and seniors. To purchase a ticket, head to barrington220.org/station
Monday, April 22, 2013
The play about the mother of President Ronald Reagan is scheduled for May 15.
The dramatic performace of “Nelle Reagan: Optimistic Woman” is coming to The Garlands of Barrington on May 15. Janet Gilleland from the Harper College Lifelong Learning Institute portrays Nelle Reagan, mother of President Ronald Reagan in the play. Ronald Reagan's wife, Nancy, once said of her husband, "The place to begin in understanding Ronald Reagan is with his past—his roots—Ronnie is a great deal like his mother." Ron followed his mother’s advice to pursue his dreams, which gave him the courage to pursue the presidency. Join us as actress Janet Gilleland recounts young Reagan’s life and his relationship with his optimistic and inspirational mother. The show is set for Wednesday, May 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in The Garland’…