Music

Crystal Lake native to perform with Do del Sol at Woodstock Opera House

Tom Farrell used to volunteer at the Woodstock Opera House as a young boy.


Country music star Jo Dee Messina brings feistiness, tour to Crystal Lake

There’s little doubt fans of country superstar Jo Dee Messina will enjoy her new album. That’s because they picked every song on it.


Woodstock choir members recruited at community sing nights

Cassandra Vohs-Demann is all about getting people singing, whether for only a night or as part of a new community choir.


Recording artist Athena to perform in Crystal Lake

After moving to McHenry County a few years back, Athena Perez toured the Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake and saw the Listening Room before it was finished.


Leo Kottke brings guitar, 'appetite' to Woodstock Opera House stage

Playing the trombone until age 15 when, as he describes, judges "chortled" at him at a state competition, the guitar not only saved Leo Kottke's embouchure from a bad roll.


Cary Main Street Fest showcases village

It’s Cary’s turn for the festivities.


McBride mixes it up on new album, tour

At first glance, an album full of R&B and soul covers might seem like an oddity for country star Martina McBride.


Woodstock native performs with Ravinia's Poi Dog Pondering

A fan of old records, Dag Juhlin of Woodstock was browsing through a table of worn album covers when one caught his eye.


Lake in the Hills Summer Sunset Festival schedule

The Summer Sunset Festival takes place at Sunset Park, 5200 Miller Road, Lake in the Hills. Schedule: 3 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 29; 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 30; 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 31. Information: www.summersunsetfest.com.


Superstar lineup: Bands, carnival and more close out summer at LITH fest

With 15 children between them, the band members of HiFi Superstar are all about family entertainment.


Band spotlight: The Vaguely Familiar Acoustic Guitar Duo

What is the band’s name and how did it get that name?


Australian blues artist celebrates 30 years of music, performs in Woodstock Square

When Michael Charles takes the stage, he brings three decades worth of blues music.


Woodstock festival jazzes up the Square

Take some jazz, a bit of pop and funk and gypsify it.


Famed guitar duo to perform in McHenry

When internationally renowned guitarists Bert Lams and Tom Griesgraber sat down and improvised some music, the story of the early pioneers evolved.


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