Friday, April 5, 2013
Stop by the Dole Mansion/ Lakeside Legacy from 5 to 8 p.m. today for a relaxing evening of art, music and refreshments.
It's First Friday at the Dole Mansion-Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake today. The Lakeside Legacy Foundation hosts First Friday gallery events from 5 to 8 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. Admission is free, and the exhibits are family friendly. The public is welcome to explore all the Dole Mansion and Arts Park have to offer the community. The April 5th First Friday Exhibits Include: Dole Gallery: "Inside the Box" exhibit by Joe and Kathleen Isacson. The Sage Gallery Exhibit: "Motion" by six artists. The Motion gallery expresses movement through art, and each individual artist will bring motion to life through their medium. This exhibit features the talents of: Photographers Nancy Merkling and Janet Kay Fine artist and …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Raue Center for the Arts has a show for everyone's tastes and preferences in the 2013 spring season schedule.
The Raue Center for the Arts has a show for everyone's tastes and preferences in its Spring 2013 season schedule.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Show is fun for viewers of all ages.
Entertainer Billy Jonas brings his award-winning, creative, interactive and fun for all ages show to the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake. The show is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Raue Center, 26 N. Williams St. Attendees can throw out the rules when Billy Jonas hits the stage, according to the Raue. Jonas' show is a musical conversation… a sonic celebration … a splendiferous gathering of old and young, because the ensemble is… everyone. Billy Jonas is one of those rare performers who can engage and delight both young and adult audiences. It's a "neo-tribal hootenanny" -- original "voice and percussion" -based songs with a generous dose of audience participation. The music mixes conventional instruments (guitar…
The 6th Annual concert Tuesday night features Huntley High School Band and Sun City Concert Band at the Performing Arts Center at the school.
Huntley High School band director Nick Konwerski and Sun City Concert Band director Donna Bressler are pleased to announce the “Festival of Music” concert. The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the Performing Arts Center at Huntley High School, 13719 Harmony Road, Huntley. This 6th annual concert will feature a variety of new musical selections not previously performed by the combined bands. The event is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted at the door to benefit the Huntley High School band program. Donations from last year’s event totaled $1,079 to which the Sun City Band added another $1,000 for a grand total of $2,079. Scholarships in the amount of $500 each were then presented to three members of the …
Check out the top 10 rated restaurants in Huntley based on Yelp! reviews.
Websites like Yelp! have empowered the everyday eater to become their local neighborhood's food critic, praising and damning behind the anonymity of a computer screen. Ever wondered if a restaurant is good or bad? Yelp.com can be a good indicator of whether that restaurant is worth your time and money. Based on Yelp!'s highest-rated star ranking, here are the top 10 restaurants in Algonquin: Do you agree or disagree with the Yelp! top 10 list? Let us know in the comments' section. Amie Schaenzer contributed to this article.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Dance group from Rebecca McCarthy School of Dance in Algonquin has multitude of appearances planned this St. Patrick's Day week.
For Rebecca McCarthy and her students, St. Patrick's Day keeps them on their toes — literally. Rebecca McCarthy's School of Dance, at 3951 W. Algonquin Road in Algonquin, teaches various forms of dance, including ballet, tap, jazz, and modern to name a few. But this time of the year, it's Irish step dance that has the dance company on the go. This week a group of McCarthy's Irish step dance students, known as "McDance," will be performing throughout Chicagoland. As yee can imagine, the step dancers are highly sought after for the St. Patrick's Day holiday. McDance's St. Patrick's Day gigs this week include performances at The Gladdagh Restaurant in Geneva, the Raue Center for the Arts on Saturday night, a St. Pat's celebration at St. …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Bring your tween and teens out for a fun time. Instructors will teach dance moves and routines.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Raue Center for the Arts with Irish music, dancers and a comedian. The evening will feature music by Áthas, comedy from Bob Rumba and a performance by Irish dancers from The Rebecca McCarthy School of Dance. The show starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Raue Center, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Áthas (pronounced ‘AH-hiss,' means joy and happiness) Athas will light the dance floor on fire with a combination of traditional and newly composed Irish dance tunes. Fierce fiddle, driving bodhran, and funky guitar riffs come together to lift listeners’ feet, drinks, and spirits. About The McDance Company The …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Director Lasse Hallstrom fails to paint the same emotion and warmth on the big screen as author Nicholas Sparks paints in his book, "Safe Haven."
For Nicholas Sparks, success is an understatement. With sixteen books on the New York Times Bestseller list, eight film adaptations from his novels, a supernatural television show set to debut on ABC, and a recently acquired production company, Sparks is building a media empire. Unfortunately, director Lasse Hallstrom’s work in "Safe Haven" will only help to bring that empire down. The story is set in Southport, N.C. Katie (Julianne Hough) discovers the small town while escaping from her abusive husband (David Lyons). Meanwhile, Alex (Josh Duhamel), the local store owner and recent widower, takes to her immediately, as does his young daughter. Following a few encounters, the pair end up romantically hitting it off, allowing Katie to …
Nationally known historical interpreter Clay Jenkinson will introduce new show, "Rushmore Speaks."
Tuesday, February 19
Clay Jenkinson, nationally known historical interpreter and scholar, will perform for the Tenth Annual Great American Series to benefit the Crystal Lake Library Foundation and the Raue Center For The Arts. The performance will be held on Saturday, March 2, at the Raue Center, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Jenkinson will introduce a new show “Rushmore Speaks” in observance of the Crystal Lake Public Library’s 100th anniversary. He will be in costume and character as both Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt with “thoughts on the other guys” - George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, according to Linda Price, public relations coordinator for the library. Jenkinson, a Rhodes and Danforth scholar, is co-founder of the modern …