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Live Music Sunday Brunch - Russ Carlton Trio

Event Date: 
Sun, 02/05/2012 - 11:00

JOAN OSBORNE

A special acoustic duo performance.

Joan is artistically restless and consistently enthralling. Her debut CD, Relish, yielded the smash hit "One of Us" and scored seven Grammy nominations. She cemented her reputation as a top tier soul singer in the acclaimed documentary "Standing in the Shadows of Motown." Joan later toured with the Dixie Chicks and then wowed audiences as the lead singer for The Dead. ALSO APPEARING: Emily Elbert.

Admission: non-member $45 member $40
Discounts (seniors, students, children) are available

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/25/2012 - 20:00

VANESSA TRIEN AND THE JUMPING MONKEYS (Family)

"Nessa Groupies" will be happy to hear that Vanessa will be playing songs from her third CD to be released in 2012! Singer-songwriter and local rock star for families, Vanessa was awarded Favorite Live Performance by Boston Children’s Music who wrote that she has "...magical energy that makes all of her shows super fun." Kids and families can't get enough of Vanessa’s two award-winning children's CDs "Carnival Day" and "Hot Air Balloon."  www.vanessatrien.com/

Admission: adult $10 child $8

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/25/2012 - 11:00

ROCK OFF MAIN STREET: ROCK SHOWDOWN SEMIFINALS

TCAN's successful Rock Off Main youth music program is an all-ages show that provides a venue for bands in this region to take their eclectic mix of music out of their basements and put it on stage where it belongs, performing for their peers. Winners of the Rock Off Main Street Showdown Semi-finals will compete for a partial scholarship to Berklee College of Music's Summer Program.

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/24/2012 - 19:30

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS (Comedy)

"Ingenious and very, very funny!" -- New York Times [As a courtesy to patrons, beer and wine may be purchased at this event.]

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/18/2012 - 20:00

RUTH MOODY BAND (Folk)

A founding member of the internationally renowned, Billboard-charting trio The Wailin' Jennys and former lead singer of the Canadian roots band Scruj MacDuhk (the band that would later become The Duhks), Ruth Moody has performed in sold-out venues around the world, made numerous critically-acclaimed albums, and has appeared more than a dozen times on the national radio show A Prairie Home Companion. The Ruth Moody Band features Ruth along with Adam Dobres (electric guitar), Adrian Dolan (strings, mandolin, accordian), and Sam Howard (bass, vocals).

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/17/2012 - 20:00

OPERA DEL WEST presents AMELIA GOES TO THE BALL

In Gian Carlo Menotti’s romance infused opera, Amelia schemes to prevent her husband and lover from meeting while desperately trying to make it to the evening’s ball. Stage direction by Kirsten Cairns, musical direction by Eve Budnick, and produced by Opera del West with singers from the region’s premier conservatories. Complimentary champagne and chocolates will be served.  www.operadelwest.org

Admission: non-member $25 member $20
Discounts (seniors, students, children) are available

Event Date: 
Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:00

BARI KORAL FAMILY ROCK BAND (Family)

Dubbed the "IT girl..." by NY Magazine and "Sheryl Crow for kids" by the NY Post, Bari’s rolling into town to celebrate her 2012 CD release, "Anna and the Cupcakes." The 2010 "Rock and Roll Garden" won NAPPA Gold and Parents’ Choice awards for the simplicity and tuneful bounce of its pop-rock songs. When Bari’s at the helm as musical ringleader of her live shows, children pop like popcorn, surf the waves, run like the gingerbread man and even "jam with the band." www.barikoral.com

Admission: adult $10 child $8

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/11/2012 - 11:00

NERISSA AND KATRYNA NIELDS

"...their inimitable vocal blend is a disarming mix of clean folk harmonies and clenched Generation-X angst." -The Chicago Tribune

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/10/2012 - 20:00

TCAN FOLK/ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC

The Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night at TCAN has been a tradition since the opening of The Center years ago. And we could try to describe this event by mentioning all the significant songwriters and talented musicians who have played and sung and captured a special moment in time.

Event Date: 
Tue, 02/07/2012 - 20:00
Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:00

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Al Dean

Al grew up listening to the music of the 40’s on his father’s EH Scott radio and 78 records. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman were family favorites. This is first experience in the broadcasting field and allows him to dig into his closet of old vinyls and share them with his audience on the Sunday afternoon edition of the Jazz Matinee.

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