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A Composer Whose Time Has Come

In January 1999 author Barry Singer published an appreciative essay about composer Vernon Duke in the New York Times. Duke, a Russian emigre who lived in Paris in the 1920s and New York after that, was a classical composer who also wrote some of America’s most unforgettable popular music–pieces like “April in Paris” and “Autumn […]

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TRG Music Listings

Rock, Pop, Etc. Concerts JASON ANDERSON, SWIMMER MISSING, HELIGOATS, RABBITS All-ages. Fri 9/10, 8 PM, 2315 Gallery, 2315 W. Huron. www.mpshows.com. ERYKAH BADU, NINA SKY 18+. Fri 9/17, 8 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 877-259-5299 or 312-559-1212. TONY BENNETT Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or […]

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Datebook

SEPTEMBER 10 FRIDAY If a slide lecture on Paris seems a poor substitute for the real thing, how about when it’s combined with a dinner of fine French cuisine at Cyrano’s Bistrot and Wine Bar? After a meal of lobster bisque, braised guinea hen, tagliatelle with summer tomato concasse, wine, and dessert, travel consultant Melanie […]

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Datebook

SEPTEMBER 3 FRIDAY When the Illinois Storytelling Festival pulled the plug on its fall event this year for lack of funds, Palatine’s plucky Wood Street Theater Company jumped in to fill the void. They’ve set up an ambitious nine-performance schedule for Palatine’s first Storytelling Festival, including workshops, sing-alongs, improv sessions, and open mikes together with […]

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TRG Music Listings

Rock, Pop, Etc. Concerts JASON ANDERSON, SWIMMER MISSING, HELIGOATS, RABBITS All-ages. Fri 9/10, 8 PM, 2315 Gallery, 2315 W. Huron. www.mpshows.com. TONY BENNETT Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212. CHICAGO CHICKS Free concert. Fri 9/10, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. […]