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A Waynesboro girl who has her sights set on the Broadway stage traveled to New York City last weekend to audition for a televised singing contest. Hannah Richardson, 11, said she got cut in the audition process for “La Voz Kids” on Telemundo,...
Happy New Year. Been off the grid? Let's get you caught up with various prospects and developments in Chicago theater. The last couple of weeks of 2012 produced a slew of fascinating developments. A little production titled "The Book of Mormon" opened...
A dream I have. I originally worded that the other way around, but didn’t want to trivialize the brave vision of Dr. King, who, as I was explaining to the kids the other day, should be represented right next to Lincoln on Mount Rushmore, which...
"Million Dollar Quartet," the Broadway jukebox musical developed in Chicago, where it still runs after more than four years, is now headed to a sit-down engagement in Las Vegas. The show, produced by Gigi Pritzker and her partners, will open at Harrah's...
Tags: Broadway Theater
Christmas tree lighting with Santa Hancock’s Christmas tree will be lighted, and Santa will come through town and stop at the tree to meet children and give treats. 6 p.m. Saturday. Joseph Hancock Jr. Primitive Park, 161-175 W. Main St., Hancock....
Last Saturday night in Chicago, three theatrical producers from out of town (one American, one Canadian, one British) all showed up to see the same show. They were joined by one of Broadway's more powerful booking agents, who was seeing the show for a...
1. 'A Christmas Celebration' Christian singers Sandi Patty, pictured, and Jason Crabb will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Kelly Wright will be master of ceremonies. Tickets cost $25...
Last May, during a conference on "Race, Gender & the Blues" at Dominican University, the master harmonica player Sugar Blue addressed the theme in an impassioned, unforgettable soliloquy. Lamenting that blues increasingly has been expropriated by white...
Shirley Reingold, who managed the early R&B vocal group The Orioles and wrote their 1948 hit song "It's Too Soon to Know," died of heart disease Oct. 10 at Aventura Hospital in Aventura, Fla. The native Baltimorean was 89. She was known professionally as...
WGN NewsGrammy award winning singer, Tarrey Torae, joined us this morning to show off her vocals. The four time Apollo Theater winner is best known for her work with Kanye West and John Legend. She will open this Thursday night for Kindred The Family Soul at...
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Calvin Simmons and GSC, a modern gospel-music band with strong ties to the Peninsula, will play a concert Sunday, Aug. 12, with a collection of Christian acts including the award-winning Rev. Luther Barnes and The Sunset Jubilaires. The concert, titled...
Even a warm, fun, country-rock night at the Double Cupp Diner — home of the "Pump Boys and Dinettes" — must come to a close. So the authors of this familiar, honkey-tonk musical revue helpfully provided a number — "Closing Time" —...
Tags: Studs Terkel, Music Theater, Rogers Park, Entertainment, Theater
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