Music

Growing steelpan festival returns to Crystal Lake

Matt Potts wants you to think steelpan when you think Crystal Lake.


Strait wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards

George Strait won his second entertainer of the year – 25 years after he won his first – and Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban teamed up to earn top honors Sunday night at a jam-packed Academy of Country Music Awards that had a little something for everyone.


Band brings rhythm to hearts without natural beat

It's all about rhythm for 11-year-old Matthew Jazwinski, whether he's strumming his bass guitar or sitting on a doctor's table.


Concert aims to recreate the magic of Beatles era

The way Jazzman Jeff Justman sees it, many of the songs from 50 years ago lead to the folk music he plays today.


Planit 10: Things to do Feb. 20-26

Looking for something to do this weekend? We have 10 suggestions.


Organist tunes into Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, an acclaimed organist will play African American spirituals on an acclaimed organ at Bethany Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake.


Planit 10: Things to do Feb. 13-19

1. CHICAGO AUTO SHOW 2014


Pine sings praises of classical music’s range

When Rachel Barton Pine takes the stage, she wants the audience to experience all that the violin can do.


Marengo resident writes concerto, wins NIU competition

Kyle Krause knew his first year at Northern Illinois University that he'd compete in the Concerto Competition with his own composition.


Woodstock Roundup Radio Program debuts at Starline

F ans of Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” take note.


Aspiring songwriters showcase original music at Woodstock venue

The hardest thing for a songwriter can sometimes be finding someone to listen.


Couple create act for children, parents

The fan base of married singing duo Sean and Karen Slavin is getting younger.


Greenwood’s country sounds to fill opera house

Country artist Lee Greenwood wishes he could sing like the lead singer from Rascal Flatts and admires Justin Timerberlake.


Planit 10: Things to do Jan. 16 to Jan. 22

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Open Mic Night continues Jan. 24 at Glacial Park

RINGWOOD – A new event hosted by the McHenry County Conservation District is continuing on to its second month.

Local ‘American Idol’ contestants move on after show appearances

There is life after being sent home from "American Idol."


Planit 10: Things to do Jan. 9 to Jan. 15

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Keyboard player for Billy Joel, Foreigner and others to perform at Raue

Jeff Jacobs will perform 8 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake.


Planit 10: Things to do Jan. 2 to Jan. 8

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