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Thursday, 15 September 2011 21:34

Big Head Todd and John Hiatt Live at Ravinia!

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Sunday nights at Ravinia in Highland Park, Illinois is the place to be in the summer. It does matter who the artist for the week ending celebration is, but sometimes just being there is all that matters. One of the last good outdoor concerts for 2011 was John Hiatt &…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 21:15

Carrie Underwood at Ravinia; Just fabulous

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“If you’re feeling good make some noise” – Carrie Underwood It was Labor Day weekend at Ravinia in Highland Park. Everywhere through the crowd were candlelit picnics on this cool breezy Sunday evening. Daylight was just beginning to fade and the stage was set for Carrie Underwood to entertain a…
Monday, 29 August 2011 21:44

Happy Birthday, Tony Bennett – 85 Years Young

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It was one of this summer’s most beautiful nights – balmy, but not too humid, warm, but with a perfect light breeze and clear enough to see a host of stars overhead. Ravinia’s lawn was filled with picnickers – some which did things simple with just a blanket, maybe a…
Of all things I could say about Lifehouse, "They put on an amazing concert!" is probably one of the last things I would even think to say about them. In fact, you wouldn't even hear them playing in my car sitting in 5 o'clock traffic. I would like to point…
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 17:10

Return to Forever IV and Zappa Plays Zappa - Live!

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On Saturday night a little after 7:00 P.M. ticket holders were having their tickets scanned in as they walked through the door. Even the ones who knew how great these musicians were had no idea what was about to hit them. No one had any idea how incredible this show…
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 15:08

Steely Dan - Shuffle Diplomacy 2011

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On a wonderful summer evening, I had the privilege of visiting one of the best venues in the Chicago area.  The Ravinia Festival in Highland Park is a pillar of the outdoor concert community, and I can't believe I considered myself a seasoned concert-goer without ever stepping foot on the grounds.  From…
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 17:21

The Stone Temple Pilots; Getting Hot and Healthy

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I really enjoyed the Stone temple Pilots concert tonight at The Venue in Hammond, Indiana. I hadn’t seen singer/frontman Scott Weiland in a few years and I was worried that he might be looking disturbingly thin or strung out, but at this weekend’s show, Scott looked very healthy and fit.…
Saturday, 13 August 2011 16:44

Incubus at Charter One Pavilion

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It's been two years since the California band, Incubus, charmed Chicagoan's with a stellar performance on the scenic Charter One stage. For anybody who attended in 2009, the set was amazing - complete with a great light set, killer vocals, instrumental perfection, and an ensued misty rain that only enhanced…
Thursday, 11 August 2011 17:43

Mayhem Festival appeals to loyal fans

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Each security team member received a briefing prior to the event, which ended up being completely accurate. It read: People expected: 14,000, mostly male and a very active crowd. As I approached the Mayhem Metal Festival I immediately began hearing people say, “Fuck yes!” and “Fuck that!” The swearing was…
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