Sunday, March 10, 2013
Buffalo Grove resident Donna Chung, a trained opera singer, now works as a potter and jewelry maker.
It was while she was baking cookies one morning that Buffalo Grove resident Donna Chung broke a bowl and began the path to a new career. “I was mixing dough in a beautiful ceramic bowl,” she recalled. When she went to place the bowl in the refrigerator, she bumped the bowl and it broke. Chung soon learned that the bowl was not made to handle food, and she decided that she wanted to learn how to make her own functional earthenware. Chung, a long-time opera singer, was soon taking pottery classes at suburban studios. Now, three years later, her work can be found on display and for sale at art festivals, local stores and galleries and most recently at Harper College. “I wanted something I could touch and feel,” she said of her career change…
Friday, March 1, 2013
The group which has performed on David Letterman and America’s Got Talent will be lending their talents to help raise money for recording and production fees for the Palatine High School music department.
Expect a fun-filled evening on Saturday as an unconventional musical group helps the Palatine High School music department raise funds to cover production and recording fees. St. Luke’s Bottle Band takes their name from the Lutheran Church in Park Ridge, and holds fundraising concerts all over the Chicagoland area. They previously have performed on David Letterman and America’s Got Talent. “The group is made up of people from all walks of life, all ages, and they make music by blowing into, plucking, and striking bottles to create a complete orchestra,” said Steve Sivak, PHS choir director. Sivak said the group incorporates vocalists, violin, oboe and percussion into their orchestra, and the that the concert is full of "side-splitting …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
For years, Harper College professor Greg Herriges has taught classes on rock n’ roll history. Now, he’s becoming part of rock n’ roll history.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
A Sanborn art teacher came up with the idea to teach a lesson focused on the works of Jim Dine, an American pop artist who uses colorful hearts as his main subject in honor of Valentine's Day.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Palatine Celebrates St. Pat’s Day with Paint the Town Green Events, including the annual parade, Irish Market,
Wednesday, February 13
Palatine will ‘Paint the Town Green’ on Saturday, March 16th with the community’s third annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration, which includes a parade, Irish market and festivities at various businesses throughout the town. “We’ve planned a family-friendly day of activities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day,” said event coordinator, Liz Noe, of ElizEvents. “We’ll have Irish food, drink, entertainment, shopping and we’ll be collecting items to support the homeless and near-homeless served by Journeys the Road Home." This is going to be a great day to be Irish or pretend to be Irish, she said. The festivities will begin with an Irish Market under a tent outside of Durty Nellie's, 180 North Smith Street, in downtown Palatine. The Market will …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Augustana College choir will be travelling through three different states from February 15-22. The choir in the past has toured venues including Carnegie Hall, Chicago's Orchestra Hall and the Uppsala Cathedral in Sweden.
Augustana College choir students from Arlington Heights and Palatine will be touring through three different states beginning this Friday. Silvia Ramirez-Bertolasi, a junior from Arlington Heights, along with seniors Abby Schultz and Valerie Bach and Justin Lebo, a junior, all from Palatine, will be performing in Naples, Florida and Baltimore and will enjoy some free time in Washington D.C. during their travels. Unique to this tour is the choir's participation in the Maryland Music Educators Conference, where Dr. Hurty will conduct the Maryland All-State Choir, and the Augustana Choir also will perform. This year's program offers a variety of early music as well as some contemporary pieces. Connecting the choir to its Lutheran roots, Dr. …
Friday, January 25, 2013
NBC's top-rated summer show will be holding auditions in Chicago at McCormick Place on Jan. 26 and Jan. 27.
Last season, "American's Got Talent" had three unique finalists: A comedian, a family dog act and a one-of-a-kind musical instrument. The winner? A group of dogs that danced, performed jump rope tricks and even some gymnastics. "Chicago is an important city for 'America's Got Talent,'" said senior casting producer Jason Shuler. "We have had several top talent audition at our Chicago open calls. Among them are Chicago group Footworkingz and the piano player from Edon from our most current season." Notable winners who auditioned in Chicago: Neal E. Boyd from season three and Kevin Skinner from season four. The show will be holding auditions on Jan. 26 and Jan. 27 at McCormick Place, 2301 Lake Shore Dr. Entrances can be found at Gate 4 or …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The show is playing Jan. 23 through Feb. 1 at Allstate Arena. You can enter to win through today, Jan. 22.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Patch is partnering with Disney On Ice to give away five family four-packs to Disney On Ice at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.
Patch is partnering with Disney On Ice to give away five family four-packs to see Disney On Ice in January. The show plays Allstate Arena Jan. 23-27 and United Center Jan. 30 through Feb. 10. The winner can pick any show Monday-Friday from Jan. 23-Feb. 1. You can enter to win through Jan. 22. Disney On Ice offers a chance to rock out with magical idols in a musical showcase. Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After! features the hottest tunes and talent from across the kingdom. Five winners will be chosen from the 28 participating Patch cities/neighborhoods in the Chicago area. Enter to win by registering for the free Patch e-newsletter using the form at the top of this page. If you are already signed up for our newsletter, first, thank …
Artist applications will be taken now through March 15 for the Palatine Jaycees 9th Annual Juried Art Fair.
The Palatine Jaycees are taking artist applications for their 9th annual juried art fair, “An Art Affair Around the Square,” on September 7th and 8th from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM in Towne Square in Downtown Palatine at the corners of Smith Street and Palatine Road. Artists from all specialties, including water color, acrylic, oil, pottery, fine jewelry, stained glass, pastels and others are encouraged to apply. Applications are due March 15th and can be found online at artaffairpalatine.com or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a nominal entry fee and artists will be notified by April 16th of their acceptance status. “We have been encouraged by the diversity of artists that have participated in the past and want to continually …