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Top skiers compete at Norge tourney By JAMI KUNZER It might be called a ski jump, but those competing in the Norge International Ski Jumping Tournament this weekend will fly. The annual event in Fox River Grove will feature top skiers from around the world, including Norway, Poland, Finland and Ukraine. They’ll soar about 200 feet in the air as they compete in the third leg of the Midwestern 5 Hills Tour, a part of the U.S. Cup Series. As with most ski jump events, several thousand spectators are expected, said Charlie Sedivec, publicity chair for the Norge Ski Club in Fox Rover Grove, which hosts the event. “I think it’s one of the most spectacular, exciting sports to see, to watch a guy come down the scaffolding at 150 miles an hour and hurl himself through the air,” he said.

Two of the Finish skiers expected to compete Sunday are considered two of the best in the world, Sedivec said. But don’t count out a couple of local competitors, he said. Kevin Bickner of Wauconda and A.J. Brown of Fox River Grove will compete in tournaments Saturday and Sunday. “They could surprise everybody and beat everybody out,” Sedivec said. “They’ll be the Americans to watch.” The weekend tournament, which runs from noon to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, includes a Junior Competition and the Junior National Championship Qualifier K70 on Saturday. On Sunday, skiers will compete in the K70 U.S. Cup Five Hills Tournament and Long-Standing Competition. All will leap toward a new Norge Hill distant record. “Sunday is the top guns of the

sport,” Sedivec said. Hosting the tournament is an honor for the Norge Ski Club, which was founded in 1905 by a small group of Norwegian immigrants and has become one of the world’s oldest continuous ski jumping facilities. In its 108-year history, the club as never canceled a ski meet, Sedivec said. The event features food, drink and music as “very much a family party-oriented event,” he said. “We’re trying this year a little more than others to expand on our Norwegian roots as a club with our selections of music,” he said. To host the event, the Norge’s 70-meter hill had to meet numerous requirements and specification, he said. “It really is a pat on the back to the entire club,” he said. “Being we’re the oldest continuous running club in North America, we figure if we don’t know how to do it, nobody can.”

108th annual norge international ski jumping tournament WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 26, and 27. (Gates open at 11 a.m.) Junior Competition and the Junior National Championship Qualifier K70 on Saturday. The K70 U.S. Cup Five Hills Tournament and LongStanding Competition on Sunday. WHERE: Norge Ski Club, 100 Ski Hill Road, 3/4 of a mile north of Routes 14 and 22. A shuttle bus will pick up Sunday at Dominick’s at Route 22 and Route 14. TICKETS: Pre-sale cost is $10 for buttons purchased at local merchants by Jan. 25; $11 if purchased online at; $15 at the gate. Free admission for children 12 and younger. INFORMATION: or call 847-639-9718

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WHEN: noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 26-27 WHERE: Norge Ski Club, 100 Ski Hill Road, Fox River Grove COST & INFO: There will be a junior ski jumping competition Saturday for jumpers younger than 18 on the smaller jumps. Ski jumpers from around the world will compete Sunday. Button admission: $10 adults in advance available at several area merchants or $15 at the gate (good for both days), free for children 12 and younger. Free shuttle service from Dominick’s parking lot, in front of Tinman’s Pub and from the Metra station. Food available for purchase. Information: 847-639-9718 or



WHEN: through Jan. 26 WHERE: Memorial Hall Civic Theatre, 10308 Main St., Richmond COST & INFO: Theater Undreground presents a new play by Christopher Brewster with live original music by Ian Hall. A theater company gets the opportunity to perform an awardwinning show, only to find out their rival company across town has already secured the rights. Show is adult themed and a rated “R” production. Schedule: 8 p.m. Jan. 25-26. Tickets: $10 with $2 of every ticket sold donated to TownSquare Players. Tickets and information: 815-575-9884 or


WHEN: 8 p.m. Jan. 25 WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake COST & INFO: “The Irish House Party” returns to the Raue Center as a welcome antidote to often cheesy portrayals of Irish music and culture. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 day of event. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or




WHEN: 8 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 27 WHERE: Moose Lodge, 406 Clay St., Woodstock COST & INFO: Tickets: $6 adults, $3 children ages 6-10, free for children younger than 6. Tickets available at the door. Information: 815-338-0126 or

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WHEN: through Feb. 23 WHERE: Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road, Crystal Lake COST & INFO: District invites the public to view “New Visions - Landscapes from a Different Perspective special art exhibit created by McHenry County Plein Air Painters, with a noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 27 artist reception. Viewing hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 815-4795779 or


BUSINESS2BUSINESS TRADESHOW WHEN: 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 30 WHERE: Golf Club of Illinois, 1575 Edgewood Drive, Algonquin COST & INFO: Featuring exhibitors offering a variety of business products and services, networking opportunities, door prizes and more. Hosted by the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce. Admission is one business card. Information: 847-658-5300 or



WHEN: Jan. 30 through Feb. 5 WHERE: The Fountains at Crystal Lake, 965 N. Brighton Circle West, Crystal Lake COST & INFO: Offering a variety of health-related events, demonstrations, food, entertainment and more of interest to seniors. Schedule: 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 30-31; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1; and 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 5. Free for seniors with advance reservations. Reservations an information: 815-893-8431 or www.



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“DOUBTING THOMASON,” through Jan. 26, Memorial Hall Civic Theatre, 10308 Main St., Richmond. Theater Undreground presents a new play by Christopher Brewster with live original music by Ian Hall. A theater company gets the opportunity to perform an award-winning show, only to find out their rival company across town has already secured the rights. Show is adult themed and a rated “R” production. Schedule: 8 p.m. Jan. 25-26. Tickets: $10 with $2 of every ticket sold donated to TownSquare Players. Tickets and information: 815-575-9884 or McHENRY COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT ART DISPLAY, through Feb. 23, Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road, Crystal Lake. District invites the public to view “New Visions - Landscapes from a Different Perspective special art exhibit created by McHenry County Plein Air Painters, with a noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 27 artist reception. Viewing hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 815-479-5779 or

Jan. 25 THE IRISH HOUSE PARTY, 8 p.m. Jan. 25, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. The Irish House Party returns to the Raue Center as a welcome antidote to often cheesy portraysls of Irish music and culture. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 day of event. Tickets and information: 815356-9212 or USED BOOK SALE, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 25-26, Algonquin Township Building 6B, 3702 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake. Sponsored by Crystal Lake Friends of Gifted Education to benefit gifted education for District 47 schools. Children’s books only 25 cents and adult books $1 each. Free admission. Information: or contact

Jan. 26 “A JERSEY VOICE,” 6 p.m. Jan. 26, Huntley High School Performing Arts Center, 13719 Harmony Road, Huntley. Huntley High School Fine Arts Boosters annual fundraiser concert featuring John Michael Coppola from the Chicago cast of “Jersey Boys.” Tickets:

welcoming of the groundhog WHEN: 6 p.m. Jan. 31 WHERE: Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Burn St., Woodstock COST & INFO: Welcome Woodstock Willie, the resident groundhog, as he makes his explosive appearance on the roof of the Woodstock Opera House. Then join other movie fans for a trivia contest with prizes at Stage Left Café to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of the movie. Free. Information: 815-334-2620 or www. $30. Tickets and information: 847-6596659 or NORGE INTERNATIONAL SKI JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITION, noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 26-27, Norge Ski Club, 100 Ski Hill Road, Fox River Grove. There will be a junior ski jumping competition on Saturday for jumpers younger than 18 on the smaller jumps. Ski jumpers from around the world will compete on Sunday. Button admission: $10 adults in advance available at several area merchants or $15 at the gate (good for both days), free for children 12 and younger. Free shuttle service from Dominick’s parking lot, in front of Tinman’s Pub and from the Metra station. Food available for purchase. Information: 847-639-9718 or www.

Jan. 27 GROUNDHOG DAYS LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST, 8 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 27, Moose Lodge, 406 Clay St., Woodstock. Tickets: $6 adults, $3 children ages 6-10, free for children younger than 6. Tickets available at the door. Information: 815-338-0126 or

Jan. 30 BUSINESS2BUSINESS TRADESHOW, 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 30, Golf Club of Illinois, 1575 Edgewood Drive, Algonquin. Featuring exhibitors offering a variety of business products and services, networking opportunities, door prizes and more. Hosted by the Algonquin/ Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce. Admission is one business card. Information: 847-658-5300 or www.

HEALTH WEEK AT THE FOUNTAINS, Jan. 30 through Feb. 5, The Fountains at Crystal Lake, 965 N. Brighton Circle West, Crystal Lake. Offering a variety of health-related events, demonstrations, food, entertainment and more of interest to seniors. Schedule: 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 30-31; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1; and 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 5. Free for seniors with advance reservations. Reservations and information: 815-893-8431 or crystallake.

Jan. 31 WELCOMING OF THE GROUNDHOG, 6 p.m. Jan. 31, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock. Welcome Woodstock Willie, the resident groundhog, as he makes his explosive appearance on the roof of the Woodstock Opera House. Then join other movie fans for a trivia contest with prizes at Stage Left Café to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of the movie. Free. Information: 815-3342620 or www.woodstockgroundhog. org.

Feb. 1 FIRST FRIDAY ART EVENT, 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 1, Lakeside Legacy Arts Park (Dole Mansion), 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake. Featuring a Feb. 1-22 display of “Midnight Fields” exhibit by local artists Connie Sonnenberg and Kendall Wallor. The exhibit will start off with the 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 1 First Friday event with refreshments and cash bar. Free admission. Information: 815-455-8000 or McHENRY B&B SQUARE DANCE

CLUB, Feb. 1, Johnsburg Community Club, 2315 W. Church St., Johnsburg. Mardi Gras Night. Lines by Norm Rennert at 8 p.m. Squares by Barry Johnson at 8:30 p.m. Cost: $5 members, $6 visitors. All dancers welcome. Information: 815-353-5346. SHAKE OFF THE WINTER BLUES CHARITY DINNER DANCE, 6 p.m. to midnight Feb. 1, Woodstock Moose Lodge, 406 Clay St., Woodstock. Hosted by the Woodstock Moose Lodge and Woodstock Groundhog Days featuring an Italian buffet dinner 6 to 7:30 p.m. followed by live music and a silent auction. Entertainment by the Rumor Hazit band. Tickets: $15 a person available at the Lodge, Woodstock Public Library, Home State Bank, BMO Harris Band and Woodstock Chamber of Commerce. Information: 815-338-0126 or www.

Feb. 2 CHILI OPEN GOLF CLASSIC, (rescheduled from Jan. 19), 42nd annual, 8 a.m. Feb. 2, Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Drive, Crystal Lake. Golfers will play a championship, nine-hole, par 32 course on the frozen lake. Each foursome receives a giveaway, chili and chance to win prizes. Decorate a sled and open the best sled contest. Cost: $115 per foursome. In the event of poor conditions on the lake, the event will be postponed until Feb. 16. Accepting tee times on a first-served basis at the administration office at One East Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake, or online at Information: 815-459-0680. Continued on page 9

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Feb. 4 “GROUNDHOG DAY” MOVIE SHOWING, 10 a.m. Feb. 4-5, Classic Cinemas Woodstock Theater, 209 Main St., Woodstock. Columbia Pictures filmed most of “Groundhog Day” starring Bill Murray in Woodstock in 1992. Classic Cinemas Woodstock Theater, which

Feb. 9 A TRIBUTE TO THE WHO, 7 p.m. Feb. 9, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock. Performed by The Who Show. Tickets: $38. Tickets and information: 815-338-5300 or www.

REGIONAL ONGOING “THE ADVENTURES OF ROSE RED,” through Jan. 26, Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. A modernday twist on your favorite fairy tale characters presented by Steel Beam Children’s Theatre. Rose Red has just turned 13 and the pressure is on - what will she do to get famous like her sister Snow White? Schedule: 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jan. 26. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 children. Tickets and information: 630-587-8521 or “THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY OF STEVE JOBS,” through Feb. 9, Berwyn Cultural Center, 6420 16th St., Berwyn. A play by Mike Daisey presented by the North Berwyn Park District’s 16th Street Theater. Mike Daisey illuminates how the former CEO of Apple and his obsessions shape our lives, while following the trail to China to investigate the factories where iPhones are made. Schedule: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 5 and 8 p.m. Saturdays. No 5 p.m. show Feb. 9. Tickets: $18 at 708795-6704 or www.16thstreettheater. org. ART DISPLAY & SALE, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 27, Fitness and Recreation Center at Langendorf Park, 235 Lions Drive, Barrington. Art display and sale of paintings by Linda Berk, Kathy Clouse, Diane Morino and Michele presented by the Barrington Cultural Arts Council with the Barrington Park District. Come browse. Free admission. Information: 847-669-0603. ART SHOW, through Feb. 28, Undercroft Gallery, in the lower level of the Christ Episcopal Church, 410 Grand Ave., Waukegan. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Featuring Waukegan artist Leroy (Skip) Wiese’s Prints of Process show, with a 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 2 Directors reception. Information: 224-381-0321. “VICE & VIRTUE,” through Feb. 23, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Altgeld Galleries, College & Castle Drives, DeKalb. Presenting “Vice & Virtue” exhibition curated by NIU Art Museum Assistant Director Peter Olson, with a 4:30 to 6 p.m. Jan. 24 public reception. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Information: 815-

753-1936 or “WHAT IS SUSAN’S SECRET?”, through Feb. 16, Riverfront Playhouse, 11-13 S. Water Street Mall, Aurora. A comedy by Michael and Susan Parker. Play is set at the Cider Mill Inn, a rustic and somewhat shabby establishment that is owned and operated by an elderly couple, Michael and Susan Edwards. While at first sight they seem to be bordering on senility, it is quickly revealed they are in fact rather clever con artists who prey upon their unsuspecting customers. Schedule: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets: $17 adults, $15 seniors and students at 630-897-9496 or

Jan. 24 “THE ART OF MURDER,” Jan. 24 through March 17, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Fox Valley Repertory production of Joe DiPietro’s award-winning comedy. When successful artist, Jack, learns that he has been wronged by his flamboyant art dealer Vincent, he plots a devious plan to kill him. Schedule: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, and select Thursdays at 8 p.m. Tickets: $32-$42 at 630-5846342, all Ticketmaster outlets or www.

Jan. 25 SPICY SALSA SOCIAL DANCE PARTY, 8 to 10:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Center for Ballroom and Dance, 21540 W. Field Parkway, Deer Park. Group salsa lesson 8 to 8:30 p.m. Open dancing with disc jockey 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Open to the public. All skill levels welcome. Cost: $15 per person. Information: 847-4384500 or

Jan. 26 AMERICAN GRANDS XVIII, 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Jan. 26, Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Featuring more than 500 local performers playing on 12 grand pianos. Tickets: $24 adults, $15 children age 12 and younger at 847-622-0300 or “CINDERELLA,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. Presented by The State Ballet Theatre of Russia. Tickets: $32.50, $42.50, $52.50. Tickets and information: 800-982-2787, all Ticketmaster outlets or www.ticketmaster. com. TOMAS KUBINEK: CERTIFIED LUNATIC AND MASTER OF THE IMPOSSIBLE, 7 p.m. Jan. 26, Ramsey Auditorium in Wilson Hall at Fermilab, Kirk Road at Pine Street, Batavia. A one-man show in equal parts comic brilliance, virtuosic vaudeville and irresistible charm. Tickets: $22 adults, $11 children ages 18 and younger at 630-840-2787 or

Jan. 27 MID-WINTER CLASSIC COIN SHOW, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 27, Holiday Inn, on Route 31, one-quarter mile north of Interstate 90, Elgin. U.S. and foreign coins, gold and silver bullion, U.S. and foreign paper money. Buy, sell, trade. Hosted by the Crystal Lake Coin Club. All ages welcome. Free admission. Information: 815-814-1255. RIVERFRONT PLAYHOUSE AUDITIONS, 7 p.m. Jan. 27-28, 11-13 S. Water Street Mall, Aurora. Auditions for the classic comedy “On Golden Pond” by Ernest Thompson. Seeking three men and two women of varying ages as well as one male about 13 years old. Auditions consist of a cold read from the script. Play is scheduled to run March 8 through April 13. Information: 630-897-9496; www. or SIZZLING SUNDAY, 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 27, Discovery Center Museum, 711 N. Main St., Rockford. Sizzling Sunday will feature Hawaiian-themed activities for the whole family. Enjoy the tastes, sounds and feel of the tropics. Take in the flora, fauna, geography, music, culture and cuisine of these paradise islands. Admission: $8 adults and children ages 2 to 17, free for children age 1 and younger and museum members. Information: 815-963-6769 or

Jan. 28 STEEL BEAM THEATRE, 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 28, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. Auditioning for “The Tale of Peter Rabbit (and Benjamin Bunny) musical. Seeking children ages 9-16 on a firstcome basis. Performances are March 23-30. This is a tuition-based program at a cost of $295. Audition details available on the website at www. Information: 630-587-8556.

Feb. 8 JERRY SEINFELD, tickets on sale for the 7 p.m. Feb. 8 performance, Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St., Rockford. Tickets: $47-$77 at 815968-0595 or

Feb. 9 ROBERT KLEIN, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Robert Klein has been a master of stand-up comedy for more than 40 years, alumnus of Second City, appeared on “The Tonight show,” and “The Late Show with David Letterman,” many times and in several films. Tickets: $35, $39 show only; add $35 extra for dinner. Tickets and information: 847-622-0300 or www. elgin/edu/arts.

CHICAGO Ongoing FREE MUSEUM GENERAL ADMISSION, through Jan. 31, Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. Free admission Monday through Friday during January. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Open until 5:30 p.m. on select dates. Admission: $15 Chicago resident adults/$18 nonresident adults, $14 Chicago resident seniors/$17 nonresident seniors, $10 Chicago resident children ages 3-11/$11 nonresident children, free for children younger than 3. Other packages available. Permanent exhibits: “Petroleum Planet;” “The Great Train Story;” “Toymaker 3000;” “U-505 Submarine;” “Earth Revealed;” “Fast Forward;” “Science Storms” and more. Exhibition schedule: through Feb. 18, “Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit,” celebrating the 50-year legacy of Charles Schulz and his Peanuts gang. Information: 773-684-1414; 800-GO-TOMSI or

Jan. 25 “DINNER WITH THE FAMILY,” 8 p.m. Fridays starting Jan. 25, Renaldi’s Pizza, 2827 N. Broadway, Chicago. “Unsmooth Criminal Behavior” interactive dinner theater presented by The Family Shoe Players. A crowd-interactive play, set in a 1930s Chicago pizzeria, featuring outrageous antics of two feuding gangs led by bumbling, wannabe Dons. Attendees encouraged to wear 1930s attire. Tickets: $47 a person includes a five-course Italian meal; $25 without meal and one free drink. Information: 773-525-6311 or SNOW DAYS CHICAGO, Jan. 25-27, Navy Pier’s Gateway Park, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. Featuring snow sculpting competitions, snow games, children’s activities, interactive snowboarding experience, live performances and more. Schedule: 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Information: 312-5957437 or

Jan. 26 “BLACK CREATIVITY JURIED ART EXHIBITION,” Jan. 26 through Feb. 24, Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive. Featuring more than 100 works of art from amateur and professional African-American artists from around the nation. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission: $15 Chicago resident adults/$18 nonresident adults, $14 Chicago resident seniors/$17 nonresident seniors, $10 Chicago children ages 3-11/$11 nonresident children, free for children younger than 3. Free admission all weekdays in January and all Wednesdays in February. Information: 773-684-1414; 800GO-TO-MSI or


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GROUNDHOG DAY PROGNOSTICATION, 7 a.m. Feb. 2, on the Square, Woodstock. Brave the weather and gather to see Woodstock Willie emerge from his tree trunk home just as he did during the Groundhog Day movie filmed in Woodstock in 1992. Free. Information: 815-334-2620 or www. GROUNDHOG DAY WALKING TOUR OF FILMING SITES, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 2 and noon Feb. 3, starting at Stage Left Café, 125 Van Buren St., Woodstock. Fun and informative tour of “Groundhog Day” filming sites led by film location manager Bob Hudgins. Bandstand on the Square will receive a plaque as the location of the “First Snowfall Dance” location during the tour. Free. Information: 815-334-2620 or www. GROUNDHOG DAYS CHILI COOK-OFF, noon Feb. 2, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock. Public is invited to taste all the entries and vote for the People’s choice award. Cost: $1 donation. Further details on the website for potential contestants on how to enter. Information: 815-338-2620 or GROUNDHOG DAYS MOVIE SYMPOSIUM, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 2, Woodstock Opera House, 125 Van Buren St., Woodstock. Join host Dr. Mitchell Olson, an educator and film enthusiast, at Stage Left Café. Learn something new, see movie clips and take part in the interesting, lively and probing discussion which includes a reader’s theatre reading of Danny Rubin’s original script. Free. Information: 815-334-2620 or GROUNDHOG TALES, 10 a.m. Feb. 2, Home State Bank, 124 Johnson St., Woodstock. Featuring Jim May, Emmy Award-winning storyteller and writer. Come and bring the family to listen to his stories about groundhogs and their prognostications. Free. Information: 815-334-2620 or OFFICIAL GRONDHOG DAY BREAKFAST, 7:30 a.m. Feb. 2, Woodstock VFW, 240 N. Throop St., Woodstock. Buffet breakfast with entertainment follows the Groundhog Day prognostication. Tickets: $15 with advanced purchase required. Tickets available at Woodstock Public Library, Woodstock Chamber of Commerce, Home State Bank and BMO Harris Bank. Information: 815-334-2620 or www.

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H 1/2 STARRING: Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez PLOT: A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew’s latest heist. RATED: R for strong violence, language throughout and brief sexual content/nudity RUNNING TIME: 1 hour, 58 minutes character Statham always plays: quietly cool, dryly British, powerfully lethal. Director Taylor Hackford’s rather perfunctory action film is actually more compelling before it even gets to Palm Beach, as Parker makes his way from Ohio to Texas to New Orleans before reaching his final destination. This is where the character’s resourcefulness comes in handy, as he goes from one stolen car and one cheap motel room to the next, navigating sundry lowlifes in between. Parker has been double-crossed by his partners (including Michael Chiklis and Wendell Pierce) on a daring robbery of the Ohio State Fair. Although these guys have serious mob connections, he seeks his revenge by tailing them to

their next job: hitting the auction of some major jewels that belonged to a late Palm Beach society maven. Jennifer Lopez co-stars as local real estate agent Leslie Rodgers, who’s been struggling financially and emotionally since her divorce. When Parker pretends to be a rich Texan looking for a vacation home (complete with a big ol’ cowboy hat and an obviously fake drawl), Leslie shows him around and hopes for a hefty commission. But once she starts snooping into her intriguing new client’s background, she learns too much and wants a piece of the action. Lopez gets a couple of amusing lines, and theoretically is here to provide some comic relief as the wide-eyed fish out of water. (An underused Patti LuPone classes things up a bit as her sassy Latina mama.) But playing weak and girlish isn’t exactly Lopez’ strong suit, and she never functions as a potential romantic interest for Parker because it’s been well-established that he’s in love with Claire (Emma Booth), the daughter of his grizzled mentor (Nick Nolte), who is well aware of the dangers of the life he’s chosen and sticks by him nonetheless. So basically, we’re just here to ogle J.Lo’s world-famous derriere as she turns around slowly in a polka-dotted bra and panty set. It is also a popular tourist destination.

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ABOMINABLE NO MEN, featuring Thomas Dapper, guitar/vocals; Daniel Eichman, bass/backing vocals; Andy Larson, guitar/backing vocals; Blaine Sinderson, drums. Bookings: 608-3220624 or www.abominablenomen. com; or abominablenomen. AL WETZEL & FRIENDS, covering music of Zac Brown, Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty, Van Morrison and many others. Featuring Al Wetzel, guitar/vocals; Keith Edwards, guitar/ vocals; James Ryan, guitar/vocals; Chris Buttleman, guitar/vocals. Bookings: 773-909-9298 or ALEX & THE ALLSTARS, music from the ’70s to today. Featuring: Alex, lead vocals/drums; Buddy, (Dr. Woods) vocals/lead guitar; Lisa, vocals/ keyboards/guitar; Bob, bass guitar. Bookings: 847-639-9683 or www. AMBROSE KING AND THE RIVER RATS, blues, rock. Featuring Scott C. Topp, vocals/horn/harp; John Treptow, drums/vocals; Jack Treptow, guitar/vocals; Matt Van Ham, bass/ vocals; Vince Salerno, sax. Bookings: Scott, 847-639-0922 or THE ATLAS STONE, progressive/rock/ metal band from Algonquin. Featuring Jason Jayandro Andropolis, guitar; Steve Somogyi, guitar; and Leo Nelson, drums. Bookings: theatlasstone@ AUNT JANET BAND, rock ’n’ roll. Featuring Janet, vocals; Pete Gil, guitar/ vocals; Dave Kay, guitar; Bob Brady, bass/vocals; and Dave Kerr, drums. Bookings: Janet, 815-355-1821 or

B BEATOLUTION, a genuine tribute to the Beatles featuring Collin Berg as John Lennon; John Morefield as Paul McCartney; Nick Solideo as George Harrison; and Evan Berg as Ringo Starr. Bookings: Collin Berg, 815-5751107,; Nick Solideo, 847-504-6701, nsolideo@aol. com. Information:,, BLACK CAT BONE, blues, rhythm and blues, funk. Featuring Sam Zuidema, vocals/guitar; Matt Palsgrove, bass; and Jimmy Pinkl, drums. Bookings: Sam, BLOODLINE, original rock and blues with a handful of covers from today’s artists. Featuring Fred Hyzny, vocals/ guitar; Laura Lambert, vocals; Freddie Hyzny Jr., drums; Loribeth Hyzny, bass/keyboard; David Hyzny, lead guitar/rhythm guitar/bass; Andrew Hinga, lead guitar/bass; Cassandra Feltner, keyboard/vocals. Bookings: 815-823-3708; search Facebook for Bloodline The Hyzny Family Band or visit BLUE SKIES, boogie, jazz, rock, top 40, swing, Latin and pop. Featuring Reid Spears, keyboards/vocals; Phil Ciancio, sax/flute/vocals; and Sam Geati, percussion. Bookings: 847-370-4114 or THE BLUESNIKS, high-energy mix of jazz, blues, swing, rock and funk. Featuring Jim C., drums; Tony B., piano/ organ/keys/vocals; Mitch G., vocals/ guitar/trumpet; Robb C., saxophone/ woodwinds; John G., lead guitars; Bill Z., bass (electric and acoustic). Bookings: Jim, 847-305-7180 or info@

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Located in the Woodstock Square Mall • Karate • Tae Kwon Do • Judo • Ninjutsu • Yoga • Tai Chi • Little Ninjas • Personal Self-defense • Group Fitness Classes • TRX Suspension Training Website: www. or Facebook. BLUSH, a female-fronted cover band featuring Dina DeMonte, vocals; David Brian, guitar; Walter Delaney, guitar; Dave Wurzbach, bass; and John Falcus, drums. Bookings: David, 847-445-8004; blushrocks or BONY KNEES, classic rock and alternative music from the ’60s to today. Featuring Jeff Fowler, vocals; Larry Groves, guitar; Tom Harrison, drums/ vocals; Jeff Jayko, bass/vocals; Tom Oeffling, guitar/vocals. Bookings: BOTTOMZ UP, music from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and today. Featuring Laure Walydyn, vocals; Glenn Biron, guitar/ backup vocals; Jim Davidge, bass/ vocals; Pete “Skills” Bartolomei, drums; Larry Chase, guitar. Information: or on Facebook. BOUNTY HUNTER FIVE, classic rock and Southern rock. Featuring Carol Pilger, lead vocals/vocals; John Noel, lead vocals/vocals; Mike Weatherford, guitar/vocals; Roger Jarva, drums; Don Paulson, bass/vocals; Lou Paulson, keyboards, harp, lead vocals/vocals; Marty Howe, sound/steadycam interviews. Bookings: 847-854-0438; or search on Facebook. BRACE FOR IMPACT, ’70s/’80s hard rock and heavy metal covers. Featuring Mike Basil, lead vocalist; Frank Lucas, keyboards/backing vocals; Jeff Senger, guitar/backing vocals; Mike Pasquale, bass guitar/backing vocals; and Ken Wentling, drums. Bookings:

tillinois or on Facebook. BRENT HOODENPYLE & THE LONERS, traditional and alternative country music originals and covers. Featuring Brent Hoodenpyle, vocals/rhythm guitar; John Ballantyne, lead guitar; Buddy Carter, bass/harmony/vocals; and Leslie Santos, drums. Bookings: 254-436-0099; or www.brenthoodenpyle. com. BROKEN ARROW/POSITIVELY 4TH STREET, Neil Young/Bob Dylan tribute. Featuring Doug Wolff, Ben Abney, Jared Olson, Kevin Weigh and Steve Anton. Bookings: 815-451-1702. Website: BUCKLEY ROAD BAND, country music. Featuring Katie Klein, lead vocals; Chris Bradley, lead guitar/vocals; Steve Clough, rhythm guitar/vocals; Bob Haraden, fiddle/mandolin/vocals; Joe Eucolono, pedal steel guitar/ banjo/dobro/guitar; Paul Durand, bass guitar/vocals; Ralph Colao, drums; and Kurt Disch, sound tech. Information:; or artist/control_room/1058620#!/ buckleyroadband. BULLFROG, a mix of classic rock, blues and more. Featuring Billy Galaxy, lead guitar/vocals; Gary Mlekush, bass guitar/vocals; Steve Randahl, rhythm guitar/vocals; and Charlie Crowell, drums/vocals. Bookings: Gary at 815455-4669 or


BAND, featuring Cassandra VohsDemann, piano/guitar; Graham Butler, drums; Rick Van Dyne, lead guitar; and Jim Seidel, bass. Information: Cassandra, 847-507-1352 or www. CATALANO, rock/metal, Rogue Records recording artists with influences from bands such as Queensryche, Nightwish, Edguy and Metallica to Journey, The Who, The Beatles and others. Members: Dean Pressley, vocals; Pat Catalano, lead guitar/keys; Mike Myzyri, bass; John Catalano, lead guitar/guitar. Bookings: 708-402-8540; or CENTERFOLD, rock ’n’ roll featuring the greatest hits of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. Featuring Cindy Safran, vocals; Mark Wedow, guitar/vocals; Eric Wedow, drums/vocals; Chuck Federowicz, bass/vocals; Tom Kranz (formerly of Trilogy), guitar/ keyboard/vocals. Bookings and information: 708-284-2902;; www. or Schedule: 9 p.m. Feb. 16, EvenFlow Music and Spirits, Geneva. CHANGE IS GOOD, current, classic & original rock featuring John Grewe, guitars/vocals/harmonica; Jed Piquette, vocals/percussion; Jerry Bruns, vocals/bass. Bookings: 815653-3402. CHARISSA MROWKA, of Johnsburg, and her country band, Charissa & Auburn Sky Band. Information: 815-3883091 or Continued on page 15

Sunday, January 27, 2013 St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School Grades K-8 265 King Street • Crystal Lake from 2:30pm – 4:30pm and St. Thomas Little Saints Catholic Preschool St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church • Crystal Lake from 10:00am –12:30pm For more information, please call the school office at (815)459-0496 or visit us at

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D DENNY DIAMOND & THE FAMILY JEWELS, father and sons group from Harvard that sounds like Neil Diamond and performs a tribute to his music. Featuring Denny, vocals/guitar/synth; Lucas, vocals/guitar/synth; and Spenser, vocals/bass/drums. Information: 815-893-9202; denny@dennydiamond. com or DNA, songs from the ’50s and later. Featuring Don Etten, guitar/harmonica/ vocals; and Al Etten, bass guitar/vocals accompanied by a digital drum machine. Information: 815-385-6057; 815-385-8580 or www.musicbydna. com. DON “DOC” BROWN, playing his “Music We Know” program of favorites from the ’30s, ’40s, ’50s and beyond in a variety of styles in jazz, rock, blues, country and pop. Bookings: 815-356-5865 or DR. RHYTHM & THE ROCKERS. Featuring Jack Slaughter, guitar/vocals; Al Etten, bass/vocals; Duwayne Fair, drums/vocals; and Don Etten, guitar/ harmonica/vocals. Bookings: 815-3858580 or 815-385-6057. DUNCAN FISH SPEAKERS, experimental hard rock band from the Woodstock area playing high-energy original compositions and covers from Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and more. Featuring Judson Brown on guitar, vox; David Reilly on bass; Daniel Villarreal Carrillo on drums. Information: www.myspace.

E ECHO’S OF TIME, jukebox oldies from the 1950s through the 1970s dance music. Featuring Dave Lapaglia, rhythm guitar/vocals; Glenn Kolota, drums/ vocals; Scott Jensen, lead guitar/vocals; Brian Farrar, keyboards/vocals; and Bob Aldape, bass guitar/vocals. Bookings: 815-354-5421 or 773-490-3960 or on ELDER KAOS, music from the ‘60s through today. Featuring Tim Michaels, lead vocals; Ron McCannon, guitar/vocals; Dave Barnes, guitar; Gary Mlekush, bass guitar/vocals; Gary Brandt, drums/ vocals. Bookings: Tim, 847-826-8677; or www. THE ELEVATE PROJECT, eclectic music, Latin-influenced, funk, soul, Christian. Members include Tyler Ommen, drums; Nathan Staley, percussion; Kelvin Levels, bass; Aaron Netsell, guitar/vocals; John Tuck, trumpet; Christine Tuck, saxophone; Brian Warszona, trumpet; J, vocals/keyboards. Information: www. or Faceook. Email: ERICH KRAEMER GROUP (EKG), alloriginal Indie jam band. Featuring Erich, rhythm guitar/lead vocals; Nathan, bass guitar/vocals; Greg, lead guitar/ vocals; and Jamie, drums. Bookings and information: 815-277-1105;; www.ekgfan. com or EVEN FIVE, classic, current and rock ’n’ roll. Featuring Mike Christenson, vocals/ guitar; Tony Clavesilla, lead guitar/ keys; Sam Acosta, bass; Colin Halliday, keyboards/guitar; and Jerry Wetter, drums. Bookings: Tony, 224-622-0472 or

F FAST TIMES, ’80s music and lifestyle. Featuring Paul Jones, guitar; Cory Case, guitar; Michael Burgess, lead vocals; Steve Alvarez, drums; J. Michael Ritta, bass. Bookings: Joey Demarco, 630279-7625; or

FAULT BY DESIGN, alternative blues-rock style, mostly original compositions including some classic rock, blues and Dave Matthews. Featuring Christian Moore, lead vocals/guitar; Robert Kelley, lead guitar/vocals; Jimmy Pinkl, drums; and Vince Galasso, bass. Playing 24/7 on Facebook. Bookings: Robert, 847-828-6854; faultbydesign@gmail. com or Facebook. FELIX AND FINGERS, a dueling piano and instrumentation act from Crystal Lake featuring Dave Radford, vocals/piano/ guitar/drums/trumpet; and Mike Potts, vocals/piano/bass/sax/accordion/ drums. Information:;; FIST TO THE SKY, for fans of Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, and Five Finger Death Punch. Featuring Mickey, vocals/bass; Flipp, guitar/vocals; Hollywood, guitar/vocals; JD, drums. Bookings: Information:, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. FOX VALLEY MEN OF HARMONY, barbershop quartet. Group meets 7:15 p.m. Mondays, First United Methodist Church, 216 E. Highland Ave., Elgin. The chorus is offering singing valentines for the McHenry and Kane County areas to be delivered between 8 and 9 p.m. Feb. 14. Cost: $40 for orders placed by 6 p.m. Feb. 8. Singing valentine orders: John at 630-740-8826 or e-mail s5jfj@ Information: FREEWILL, inspired by the desire to have the name reflect an uplifting and playful Christian spirit. Featuring Steve Ramirez, vocals/electric and acoustic guitar; Bob Linning, vocals/electric

and acoustic guitar; Nancy Graham, vocals; Joy Irwin, vocals/keyboards; Pam Becker, vocals/electric bass; and Jerry Knobloch, vocals/drums. Contact: Bob Linning at For information, visit Facebook using the words “FreeWill contemporary Worship Music.”

G GREGORY B, Jimmy Buffett, beach party music, classic rock. One-man band, with a voice and a guitar playing along to music digitally recorded and performed by Gregory B. Clubs, pool parties and fests. Bookings: 815-4595910; or www. GRINGO SOUL, a one-man project featuring Brandon Giannasi. All original music known as hip hop folk-rock. Information: 847-385-8447; or www.gringosoul. com.

H HAIRDAZE, ’80s music. Curt Anderson, guitar/vocals; Tom McTague, vocals; Mike Bianco, drums; Dan Parilli, bass guitar/vocals; Jim Workman, guitar/ vocals. Bookings: 847-515-7908; or Schedule: 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 9, Sponsor’s Sports Bar & Grill, Huntley; 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 22, Docks Bar & Grill, Wauconda. HANS AND THE HORMONES, pop, dance, rock from the ’60s to pres-

ent. Hans Mast, vocals/guitar; Vic Champney, guitar; Glenn Crandall, bass; and Darren Marino, drums; Tony Wruke, keyboards. Bookings: Glen, 815-338-7253; marino5@att. net; or Schedule: 9:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Docks Bar, Wauconda; 9:30 p.m. Feb. 15, The London Club, Crystal Lake; 9:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Halftime, Johnsburg; 9:30 p.m. March 2, Sideouts, Island Lake; 9:30 p.m. March 23, Halftime, Johnsburg; 9:30 p.m. March 30, Thirsty Whale, Algonquin; 8 p.m. April 6, Woodstock Moose Lodge benefit; 9:30 p.m. April 27, The Gambler, McHenry; 9:30 p.m. May 25, Raymond’s Bowl, Johnsburg; 9 p.m. July 13, Gavers Cancer Benefit, Woodstock. HEART OF THE FOX (H.O.T. Fox), acoustic funk folk group from McHenry. Featuring Michael Heidemann, guitar/ Vox and Rachel Woodall, Vox/ukulele. Information: Bookings: Chicago dates on the website. HOT ROCKS, Rolling Stones tribute band named after their Hot Rocks album. Featuring Ed Bloom as “Mick,” lead vocals/harmonica; Chris Minardi as “Keith,” guitar/vocals; Bobby Koll as “Brian/Ronnie,” guitar; Carmie Zac as “Bill,” bass guitar/vocals; Paul Mally as “Stu,” keyboard/vocals; Joe Wejman as “Charlie,” drums. Information: 773384-2460; hotrocksband@hotmail. com;;;; or www. Continued on page 16

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CHASE THIS CITY, blend of alternative, pop-punk and heavy rock. Featuring Zach Keenum, vocals/guitar; Joey Miranda, guitar/vocals; Wil Lentz, guitar/vocals; Chris Vargas, bass; and Jeff DiPuma, drums. Bookings: 815-540-5416 or chasethiscity@gmail. com. Information: thisisctc. CHERYL & ANDY, country, folk, Americana, pop. Featuring Cheryl Niemo, vocals/percussion/acoustic guitar; and Andy Andrick, vocals/acoustic guitar. Bookings: 847-915-1294 or COUNTERFEIT i, experimental music with focus on composition. Featuring Derek, vocals/guitars/keys; Ryan, bass/keys/ vocals; and Tyler, drums/stick twirls. Bookings: Information:, Facebook or Twitter.

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Continued from page 15 HUDSON-McCOY THE BAND, classic rock, R&B, and originals. Featuring Michael McCoy, rhythm guitar/vocals; Jim Hudson, lead guitar/vocals; Joe LaSalla, bass/vocals; Chris “Kiffer” Allen, keyboards/vocals; and Chris Starke, percussion. Bookings and information: 815-222-1080 or www.hudson-mccoy. com. HUEY LONG, pop punk band from McHenry. Featuring RJ Hucker, guitar/ lead vocals; Billy Penuel, bass/vocals; and Rocco Zaccagnini, drummer/ vocals. Information: 815-861-8062 or

I INCOMING GROOVE, blues band trio. Featuring John Oliver, vocals/guitar; Mark Alteri, drums; Ed Kazmierzak, bass. Bookings: Debbie, 815-404-0470. Website: INSTANT REWIND, classic rock of the ’60s and ’70s. Featuring Eric Gulbransen, lead guitar/vocals; Jeff Gulbransen, rhythm guitar/vocals; Vince Guerrero, drums/vocals; Mark Vogel, keyboards/vocals; and Ben Vogel, bass/ vocals. Bookings: Eric, 224-545-7362 or

J JACKED UP, rock anthems from the ’60s through today. Featuring Goddog, lead vocals; JB, bass/vocals; Master Splinter, drums/vocals; and Special K, guitars/ vocals. Bookings: email jackedup@ Website: jackeduprocks. com. JAZZ ENTERPRISE, blues and jazz. Featuring Al Skaronea, keyboard; Christine Gilmer, saxophone; Daniel Villarreal, drums; Dave Reilly, bass; and Robert Kelley, guitar. Information: Robert, 847828-6854 or jazzenterprise.combo@ JELLY BONES, local band from Algonquin that categorize themselves as psychedelic/alternative. Members are Frank Lintzeris, vocals/guitar; Henry Brennan, guitar/vocals; Ryan Ayers, bass; Geon Tillinghast, drums/vocals; and Eric

Donati, guitar. Information:; www.facebook. com/jellybonesmusic or www.tinyurl. com/helpjellybones. JIGGLE THE HANDLE, classic rock with a mix of blues. Featuring Wayne Ewing, Hammond Organ and a real 122 Leslie/ vocals; Joel Tarpinian, lead guitar/ vocals; Kip Christensen, lead guitar/ vocals; Mac Rietz, bass/vocals; and Ted Rowling, drums/vocals. Bookings: Variety Entertainment, 847-526-9111 or JOHNNY BEE & THE STINGERS, R&B. Featuring Johnny Bee, lead guitar/ vocals; Shawn Reske, drums/vocals; and Greg Van Nostrand, bass/vocals. Bookings: 847-561-5266 or JOSH SCHOLL, alternative/rock mixed with R&B. Featuring Josh Scholl, lead vocals; Kyle Weinder, rhythm guitarist; Lauren Luks, drummer; Mike Show, lead guitarist/pianist; and Levi Naab, bass guitar. Bookings: 630-849-1033 or JUST DUET, Sandie Kindschy and Suzy Schwartz, guitar and vocal duet playing music from the ’50s through today. Information: 815-790-9081, www. or chickpick63@ J.W. RICE BAND, a blend of musicians and musical styles. Featuring J.W. Rice, guitar/vocals; Carrie Biel, vocals/ percussion; Danik Kooistra, keyboards; Geary Smith, harmonica/vocals; Van Vogel, bass/vocals; and John Weber, drums/commentary. Bookings and information: 815-653-5631.

K KEVIN PURCELL & THE NIGHTBURNERS, featuring Kevin Purcell, vocals/ harmonica; Tony Root, bass; Dave Stefen, guitar; Andy Ohlrich, fiddle; and Peter Bauschke, drums. Bookings: 847526-0573 or

years. Swing to the ’30s and ’40s and jive to the ’50s. Information and bookings: 847-845-0040; or holnmik98@ LAST TRAIN OUT, blues, rock and soul. Featuring Greg Conrad, lead vocals and lead guitar; Jordan Smith, bass guitar; and Kevin Koreman, drums. Information: or visit or Facebook. LIBERTY’S TEETH, rock, pop, country and more. Featuring brother/sister vocals of Jeremy and Melissa Roe; guitars/ vocals, Paul Bracke and Matt Nicholas; bass guitar/bagpipes, Marc “Flippy” Weihofen; drums, Joe Stob. Bookings: 847-971-7159; or on Facebook. LOOKING FOR TREBLE, pop and rock ‘n’ roll. Members: Mark Sturm, guitar/ vocals; Dave Ricotta, piano/harmonica/ vocals; Chris Manos, bass guitar/vocals; and Kirk Leonard, drums/vocals. Information: 815-509-5947; 815-505-5433 or LUNATIC 8, hip-hop artist from Crystal Lake. Information: or

M MAGANAFIGHT, metal. Featuring Dan Kvidera, guitars; Ron Riggs, guitars; JoHan, vocals; Mike Motto, bass; and Drew Kristoff, drums. For information, contact: stepmonsterhubby@yahoo. com. Bookings: dethmetl1@sbcglobal. net. MAIDEN CHICAGO, tribute to Iron Maiden’s style. Featuring Bill Swanson, lead vocals; Eric Babcock, guitar; Ralph Circelli, guitar; Gary Ingram, bass guitar;

Dan Driskill, drums. Bookings and information: 708-774-4177 or booking@;; or maidenchicago. THE MARY J. HARRIS TRIO. Jazz and Bossa standards. Featuring jazz vocalist Mary J. Harris and guitarist Bob Balance, along with a variety of hired bass players. Bookings and information: 224577-8130 or MCC JAZZ COMBO, directed by Dr. Takayama, arrangements of the great jazz standards. Featuring Phil Ciancio, saxophone; Chris Angelos, guitar; Daniel Villarreal, drums; Dave Reilly, bass; Tom Panuce, saxophone; with optional guest vocalists. Information: Robert, 847-828-6854 or geneticstrings@ MODERN DAY ROMEOS. Featuring Jim Wojdyla, vocals; Justin Wojdyla, acoustic guitar/vocals/cowbell; Steve Gill, electric guitar; Chris Perfect, bass guitar/vocals; and Mike Zaitz, drums. Bookings: 630-620-1154 or www. MISS BEHAVIN, four-piece band that covers hits from the ’60s to the present. Fronted by Denise Ebler with Rob Wawryzniak, lead guitar; Craig Hunter, bass; and Jim Nonneman, drums. Bookings: 847-418-1879; or www.missbehavinrocks. com. MR. P, ’60s folk-rock picker/grinner Mike Penkava on acoustic guitar, rambling with the likes of Simon & Garfunkel, Lightfoot & Taylor, Neil & the Cat, Prine & Goodman, and meandering into the present with some new stuff too. Information: Check with The Village Squire, Crystal Lake, at 815-455-4130 for regular gigs. MR. PC JAZZ TRIO, featuring Phil Cian-

cio, Russ Panzarella and Tony Barbaro. Bookings: 815-263-1901 or philciancio@ MYSTRISS, classic and current rock ’n’ roll. Featuring Angela Powell and Cristine Salazar, vocals; Kevin Powell, bass/vocals; Dan Robinson, guitar; and John Faruzzi, drums. Bookings: 815-307-5225 or mystrisstheband.

N NEMESIS THEORY, hard rock and metal, classics and today. A diverse range of favorites & high-energy music featuring Tom Wilson, lead vocals; Larry DeMumbrum, drums; Mike Streicher, bass guitar/vocals; Joe Guevara, lead/ rhythm guitars/vocals; and Todd Scow, lead/rhythm guitars/vocals. Bookings and information: 815-739-1106;; www. or www.myspace. com/nemesis_theory. NEW ODYSSEY, trio of full-time musicians playing 20th century music on 30 instruments. Featuring Michael Jay, Gary Todd and Gary Polkow. Information: 815-344-4200; odysseyguys@ or www.3guys30instruments. com. NITROUS ROCKSIDE, current heavy and hard rock music. Featuring Steve Crandall, vocals; Bob Cashin, guitar; Kai-allen Reinhard, bass/vocals; George Houston, guitar/vocals; Mark Cox, drums. Bookings: George, 847-8543765;; nitrousrockside; or www.myspace. com/nitrousrocksideband. Continued on page 17




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O OCEAN BLU BIG BAND, 18-piece big band, playing classic, themed and contemporary jazz/big band/Latin tunes. Members are professional musicians who are music educators/ teachers, band directors. Bookings: Richard Brabeck, 847-340-5100; or OLD’S COOL, classic rock, blues and R&B. Featuring TR Kerth, guitar, harmonica/vocals; Rich Wolter, guitar/ vocals; Hans Stucki, keyboards/guitar/vocals; Gary Ross, drums/vocals; and Bob Noble, bass/guitar. Bookings: TR Kerth: 847-331-1758 or trkerth@ or www.reverbnation. com/oldscoolhuntley#. ON A DIME, founded in 2003 around a blues-rock-opera written by the band founder Aaron Netsell. Members include Aaron Netsell, guitars/ keyboards/vocals; Rob Godek, lead guitar/backup vocals; Sandee Christiansen, keyboards/vocals; Steve Sawyer, bass guitar/vocals; and Ken Grutza, drums. Information: 815-8141806; or

P PARTY DOCTORS BAND, ‘80s pop/rock to modern hits. Members are David Burdick, vocals/keys; Dan Zemanek, guitar; Steffan Zarakas, bass; Jim Baer, drums. Bookings: Dan, 815-762-9424. Contact: PARTY FREAK, party rock, classics and all-time favorites. Featuring Scott Lewis, vocals; Rodney Yee, bass; Kurt Larson, guitars; Mike Vermeland, keys/guitars; and Tony Stephan, drums. Bookings and information: Scott, 847-608-0631;; partyfreakrocks or PATIO DADDY-O, ’60s to today. Classic rock, blues. Featuring Tony Giglio, lead vocals/drums; Tony Clavesilla, lead guitar/vocals; Danny Dally, bass guitar/vocals. We do private parties. Bookings: 224-622-0472. Schedule:

PSYCHAS, original hard rock, blended with modernized cover tunes. Featuring Eric Babcock, guitar/vocals; Marty Blake, drums; Joaquin Luebanos, bass guitar; David Houck, guitar. Bookings and information: 815-529-3271 or; www.; or psychasband.

R THE RESERVE, rock ‘n’ roll with a splash of ‘90s grunge. Featuring Jon Babin, vocals/guitar; Kyle Biba, drums; Jon Birchfield, guitar; and Steve Somogyi, bass. Contact: thereserve11@yahoo. com; Facebook or Reverbnation. ROADHOUSE PROPHETS, rockin’ country covers. Bookings: Chris Blevins, 847-902-0780 or www.myspace. com/redneckrevival. ROBERT KELLEY, acoustic, blues, jazz, rock or even a one-man band. Performing with various groups, expanding through several genres. Regular performer at Liquid Blues and Jazz on the Square. Information: 847-828-6854 or geneticstrings@ ROCKCOVERY, classic rock and grunge. Featuring Rock LaCoco, lead vocals; Chris Farina, guitar/vocals; Mike O’Connor, guitar; Rob Farina, bass; and Andy Garay, drums. Bookings: 847-815-2392. Information: www. ROCK-DOCS (aka AXE GRINDER), an mix of rock classics from the ’70s through today. Featuring Mike, guitars/vocals; Willie, guitars/vocals; Kenny, bass/vocals; Jeff, drums/vocals. Bookings: Rockdocs@rocketmail. com. RURAL ROUTE ONE, country. Featuring Manzy Z, vocals/guitar/percussion; Bob Lindsley, vocals/drums; Patrick “Hutch” Hutchins, vocals/guitar; Bart Alonzo, vocals/guitar; and Jim Roxworthy, bass. Bookings: 708516-6053, or

S SAVANNA ROAD, today’s rock and new country. Featuring Cindy Aikins, vocals; Hal Hartwig, guitars/vocals; Mike Gibson, bass/vocals; Bruce Honniball, drums/vocals. Bookings: Bruce, 815-245-9345; savannaroad or www.savannaroad. com.

SELECTIVE RECALL, New Wave ’80s. Featuring Kris Valentine, lead vocals; Eli Bennett, bass/vocals; Rudy Lobo, guitar/vocals; and Scott Toth, drums/ vocals. Bookings: 847-533-9991; or www. Information:; www.; or SEVEN POUND FURY, original rock. Featuring Lynette Louise Varvil, vocals/string guitars/harmonica/ melodica; Erick Olsen, lead guitar; Scott Nickels, drums/percussion; Ginni Hauck, bass. Bookings: www. Information: lynette7poundfury or www.myspace. com/sevenpoundfury. SHADOW LEFT, Joseph David Broman, a one-man band act and songwriter, performing synthesized industrialmetal music along with contemporary covers and eclectic songs on keyboards and guitar. Bookings: or www. SHINDIG, a tribute to the ‘60s. Band’s name comes from the ‘60s TV show of the same name. Members are Sharman Strode, vocals/keyboard; Tom Rychter, vocals/rhythm guitar; Tom Benson, vocals/lead guitar; John Lega, vocals/bass guitar; and Mark Lega, vocals/drums. Bookings: 815-546-2042. Information: www. or Facebook. Schedule: Feb. 2, TJ Snickers, Wauconda; Feb. 8, London Pub and Grill, Crystal Lake. THE SIBLINGS playing country, folk, bluegrass, some pop and Americana. Featuring Cheryl Niemo, vocals; Andy Andrick, vocals, guitar. Various other fine musicians include Les Urban, pedal steel guitar, dobro; and Martin Brunkalla, mandolin, fiddle. Bookings: 847-915-1294 or aandrick28@yahoo. com. SINFUL SAINTS DIXIELAND BAND, traditional New Orleans jazz. Directed and managed by Tom McDermott. Multiple bands featuring Tom McDermott, Mike Epifano, Ryan Miller, Bob Skallerup, Brian Tipps, trombones; Kurt Schulenburg, Dick Robertson, Mike Knauf, Teddy Holtz, Gary Parker, clarinet/sax; Dave Mitchell, Frank Katzback, Kevin Huff, Judy Bridges, Don Rhodes, “Spats” Studebaker, trumpets; Rob Curtis, Al Johnson, James Dossa, Tom Landeros, Mike Woitowicz, Jack Kuncl, Ernie Michaels, Jack Meilahn, banjo; Steve Marcus,

Brian Borcherding, Tom Stasiak, Kurt Smith, John Harshey, tuba; and Mike Lerner, Ken Voelker, Kenny Holtz, Brian Sugrue, Bob Blazier, Sammy Geati, Chuck Schwartz, Bill Voda, drums; Vance Nelson, Ed Lescher, keyboard. Bookings: 815-404-6769; or www. SING WITH THE BAND, live band interactive karaoke with more than 500 songs. Everything from ABBA to Zappa. Lyrics provided. You are part of the band and star of the show! Featuring Joe Rocha, vocals/bass; Jay Rocha, bass/vocals; Scott Azzarello, guitar/vocals; and Dave Nishi, drums. Bookings: Joe Rocha, 630-939-5013 or SIX STRINGS DOWN, classic rock, ’80s retro tunes, blues featuring female guitarist Dani Lampi, lead guitar/ vocals; David Witt, vocals; George Lemperis, lead guitar/vocals; Frank Laumbinger, drums; and Charles Beadle, bass/vocals. Bookings: 815-385-4680; or SKY BURIAL, featuring Kevin Tuegel, guitar; Sean Kenney, vocals; Mark Servantes, bass; and Jason Pare, drums. Bookings: Warp Skatepark, 847-4584066 or Kevin Pare, 847-915-2655. SNAFU BAND, blues, classic rock, Southern rock and country covers. Featuring Ross Benson, guitar/harmonica/vocals; Melissa Rolley, vocals; Jeff Haberer, guitar/backing vocals; Todd Thorez, bass; Jesse Caruthers, drums. Bookings: 847-975-6030; or SOUTHERN EXPOSURE, a country/ southern rock band featuring Dave Freeman, lead vocals/guitar; Pete Walker, rhythm guitar; Judsen Brown, lead guitar/keyboards/vocals; Rich Dibona, percussion; and Jeremy Montoto, bass/vocals. Bookings: Dave, 815-970-4345; Pete, 815-693-0299 or www.southernexposuretheband. com. SOUTHERN PIKE, innovative harmonies and acoustic arrangements of classic covers. A smattering of light rock, blues, country, doo-wop, folk, Motown oldies. Featuring Thomas Takayama, guitar/vocals; Mark Kuhlman, guitar/fiddle/vocals; and Bob Herrmann, guitar/harmonica/vocals. Listen at Bookings: 847-987-0914 or Continued on page 18


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NO CLEAR WAY, modern to alternative rock. Featuring Brent Baseggio, lead vocals/acoustic guitar; Ryan Gilger, backup vocals/lead guitar; Michael Koch, bass; Doug Conroy, drums. Bookings: 312-772-5652; manager@; www.myspace. com/noclearway or NORTH STREET, swing, jazz, blues and pop retro group featuring tunes from the 1920s to present day. Featuring Kathy Bruhnke, Janet Burns, Katie Freese, Judy Stettner, Dora Tippens, Barbara Klein (keyboard), Louis Dolmon (bass) and Frank Novak (drums). Bookings: 815-342-2425 or

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Continued from page 17 STATELINE, contemporary and classic country, along with classic and southern rock. Featuring Robert Jess, keyboards/vocals; D.J. Myers, bass guitar/vocals; Tom Powers, drums/vocals; and Randy Burs, guitar/vocals. Information: 541782-8354; www.statelinecountry. com; or statelinecountry@ STAY TUNED, playing classic and modern rock. Members: Curt Klausen, drums; Paul Shively, guitar/vocals; Curtis Voel-Pel, bass and vocals. Bookings: Joey DeMarco at United Talent, 630-2797625 or; or Curtis Voel-Pel, 630-453-1443 or Information: STREET CORNER BLUE, six-piece ensemble has been performing traditional R&B for 25 years. Members include Tom Kleeman, saxophone; Dave Mitchell, trumpet; Bill Howard, trombone; Mike Lerner, drums; Dave Czech, guitar; and Dave Ladner, bass guitar. Bookings: 708476-5757; www.streetcornerblue. com or SUNFACTORY, dance and party rock. Featuring Steve Parisek, lead vocals/guitar; Jamie Ryan, lead guitar; Eric Jaspen, bass/vocals; and Frank Bagot, drums/vocals. Bookings and information: 815861-4833 or sunfactory. SWITCHPLAY, a four-piece band featuring multi-instrument players rotating front-line offering diverse solo performances featuring Paul Zanello, Marty Howe, Brian Bankord and Aaron Netsell. Three different tribute sets are British invasion, funky R&B and classic rock. Bookings: 815-236-9893/9894.

T TALISMAN, country, blues, rock ’n’ roll, pop, jazzy swing and oldies. Featuring Freddy and Lorrie Lamberti. Bookings: 815-337-1760 or T-BOS, 70s rock. Featuring: Silky Kessler, guitar/lead vocals; Thunderboogie, bass guitar/vocals; Buck Lee, guitar/vocals; Izzy Wylde, drums; Ripper Mansion, security/sound/lights. Bookings:

Mike, 847-921-0033. Information: or tbosband. THUNDER BOX, THE KNOCKERS, rock music from the ‘80s until today. Featuring Tommy Hanus, bass/ Vox; John Gracek, lead/Vox; Bill Rios, drums; Joey Domanico, guitar/ Vox. Bookings: 847-344-0222. TIME MACHINE, group from McHenry offering danceable rock from the ’50s to today. Featuring John Gaceck, lead vocals; Dan Stromstedt, guitars/vocals; John Furuzzi, drums/vocals; Buddy Rezendes, bass guitar; and Wayne Maxson, guitar. Bookings: Dan, 815-378-0498 or Information: liveband. TOGETHER AGAIN, jazz-rock/smooth jazz/pop/rock/Latin and more. Members: Marti Bonne, keyboards/ vocals; Jim Seidel, bass; Geoff DeMuth, guitar/vocals; Robin Knapik, drums. Bookings: 815-356-1141;; TRASHCAN SYMPHONY, hard rock, rock and pop cover songs from the ’70s through today. Featuring Jess, vocals; Joel, vocals; Brian, guitars/keys; Axe, guitars; Bex, bass; and Mike, drums. Contact:;; facebook or reverbnation. TRAVELING COWBOYS, country, rock ’n’ roll, Elvis and more. Featuring Jeff Beebe, guitars/vocals; Bill Fennell, guitar, harp/vocals; Chris, drums; and Sam, bass guitar. Bookings: 815-236-0155. TRIADD, danceable classic rock to current with emphasis on pro-vocal harmonies. Duo/trio acoustic and full band. Featuring Rick Jacobs, guitar/bass/lead vocals; Tim McGovern, guitar/lead vocals; Mac Rietz, bass guitar; Steve Moss, drums/vocals; Boomer, drummer. Bookings: 847-516-4631; 847-6390418; Facebook or Playing first Fridays of each month at McGonigal’s in Barrington. Schedule: 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Feb. 9, McGonigal’s (acoustic trio with Mac), Barrington; 8:30 p.m. Feb. 15, Mac’s on Slade (full band), Palatine; Feb. 16, Union Fire Department benefit.


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U THE UNIVERSITY, alternative, Indie and rock playing originals and large selection of covers from the 1970s through 2012. Featuring Cale Singleton, vocals/ bass; Ryan Lammers, vocals/ guitars; John Benedeck, vocals/ keyboards; Dean Sinclair, drums/ percussion. Bookings: Information: THE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS, party rock, both classic and current. Featuring Elmo Arcari, lead vocals/guitar; Kevin Hewitt, lead guitar/vocals; Ernie Jummati, bass/lead vocals; Mike Trippi, drums/More cowbell. Bookings and information: 847-669-8848; 847-409-7073;;; www.facebook. com/thesuspectsrock; twitter. com/thesuspectsrock.

VOYAGE, classic rock band featuring Joel Strombres, lead vocals/ guitars; Mike Rehak, guitar; Larry Mann, bass; Mike Larsen, keyboard/vocals; and Gordon Siewart, drums. Bookings: 630284-9112. Information: www. or VVX, hard rock and metal from the ’80s and ’90s and plenty of extras to keep it mixed up. Members are Tom Wilson, vocals; Dan Volpe, guitar; Todd Scow, guitar; Guy Bazilewich, bass; and Dennis Frankowski, drums. Bookings: United Talent Co. at www.vvxlive. com.

W WATERFRONT DOGS, classic and blues plus Southern rock. Featuring Art Warshawsky, lead vocals/ keyboard/guitar; Michal “Muppet” Laurance, lead guitar/vocals; Jean Laurance, guitar/vocals; Larry Surleta, drums/vocals; Kirk Hitschel, bass/vocals. Bookings: Art, 815-388-3287. Information: or on Facebook at WAY OFF TOPIC, classic rock, rock and hard rock. Members are Eliot Levy, guitar/vocals; Ron Lincicum, guitar/vocals; Brian Johnson, bass; and Shawn Wojcik, drums/vocals. Bookings: Information: or THE WHITE SADDLE BAND, country rock, old and new country, classic rock and pop. Featuring Rich Nelson, bass/lead vocals; Mike O’Cull, lead guitar; Derek Crawford, drums/percussion/vocals; and Les Urban, guitars/vocals. Bookings: 847-826-2834 or www. WISEGUYS, R&B. Featuring John Deardorff, lead guitar/vocals; Scott Deardorff, keyboards/ vocals; Bill Hughes, drums; and Greg Van Nostrand, bass/vocals. Bookings: Greg Van Nostrand, 847-561-5266 or

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TRU BLU, country/bluegrass. Originals and covers including Sam Bush, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Old Crow Medicine Show, Zac Brown and many more. Featuring Adam Kaczmarec, mandolin/guitar/lead vocals; Ron Yankowitz, bass guitar/vocals; Chris Yankowitz, banjo/guitar/ vocals; Aaron Lembke, guitar/ vocals. Bookings: 815-245-2539. Playing every Sunday evening at Labemi’s in downtown Crystal Lake. Other musicians invited to come and join in. TRUMAN’S RIDGE, traditional bluegrass. Featuring Steve Sarver, guitar/lead vocals; Mark Fowler, mandolin/fiddle/harmony vocals; Evan Fowler, standup bass/banjo/harmony vocals; Bruce Wallace, banjo/bass/guitar/harmonica/fiddle/harmony vocals. Bookings: 815-603-1441; 815-501-6608 or TWISTING ROSES, teen rock band featuring Kristy Rose, vocals/guitar; Mike Stone, drums; and Ian Painter, bass. Information: John Rose, 815-444-7663 or www.

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