Friday, May 17, 2013
Producer and jazz master and his octet will take on the music of Duke Ellington this Saturday night at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.
Grammy Award-winning producer and NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis brings "Sweet Thunder" to the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake. Marsalis and his dynamic jazz octet will perform a fresh take on the music of Duke Ellington at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 18, according to a Raue Center press release. "Marsalis will unite the worlds of music and drama, featuring a full stage set, clever props, costuming and monologues by native New Orleans thespian Kenneth Brown, Jr. (of HBO's hit series Treme)," the Raue release stated. "Taking you on a journey from 1940s Harlem to Victorian-era England and back, Sweet Thunder is captivating from start to finish." Tickets are $36, and group pricing is available. Tickets can be purchased online at …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Second annual piano conference scheduled for June 27-30 draws young pianists from throughout the country.
The Raue Center for the Arts has announced Richard Marx will headline the 2nd Annual National Piano Conference in June. The conference runs from June 27 - 30, at the Raue Center, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Marx will perform at 8 p.m. on June 29, according to Alexandra McMillin, marketing and development manager for the Raue. A songwriter, producer and performer, Marx has sold more than 30 million albums, scored 14 chart-topping singles and earned a Grammy for song of the year, McMillin said in a release. The Chicago native's chart-topping hits include “Hold on to the Nights,” “Don’t Mean Nothing,” “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting.” Marx achieved a seven-year string of triumphs that rivaled any in pop-rock music history. To this …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Singer from "Peter, Paul & Mary" cancels Saturday evening show due to illness.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Yarrow is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20.
Peter Yarrow of the legendary folk group "Peter, Paul and Mary" will perform live at Raue Center for the Arts on April 20. Yarrow's show starts at 8 p.m. at the Raue Center, located at 26 N. Williams St. in downtown Crystal Lake. Yarrow's music has spanned the generations and touched the lives of so many. His talents as a creative artist — both with Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer — are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs "Peter, Paul & Mary" recorded including “Puff the Magic Dragon," “Day is Done,” “Light One Candle” and “The Great Mandala." As a member of the renowned musical trio, Yarrow earned many gold and …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Raue Center for the Arts is the recipient of two grants.
Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake has been awarded two highly regarded grants. The first grant is was from the Foglia Family Foundation to help fund "Mission Imagination," Raue Center’s education outreach program for the area school children, according to Melissa Thomfohrda, director of marketing for the Raue. The organization was also awarded a grant from The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and the MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation in support of Raue Center’s in-house theatre company, Williams Street Repertory, Thomfohrda said. Raue Center for the Arts is located at 26 N. Williams Street in downtown Crystal Lake.
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…
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 …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Raue Center’s "Nashville Backstage Series: A Country Cabaret" returns to Crystal Lake at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 1.
Wednesday, February 27
The Raue Center for the Arts is welcoming the "Nashville Backstage Series: A Country Cabaret" back to Crystal Lake this Friday. The series features outstanding singer-songwriters straight out of Nashville like Sherrié Austin, Tony Haselden and Will Rambeaux. These country artists have penned hits for music legends like Blake Shelton, Faith Hill and George Strait. The Raue is offering a unique opportunity for guests to hear their favorite songs the way they were meant to be heard. This series originally started in partnership with Blue Bird Cafe under the guidance of Michael Bush, and modeled after the Grand Ole Opry. It features some of the hottest acts to come out of Tennessee today, said Alex McMillin, marketing and development manager …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Crystal Lake marching percussion group holds fundraiser performance.
The Raue Center of the Arts has announced several annual community fundraisers will return to the stage over the next few months. "At Raue Center's core we are a community-based organization and we try to keep that at the forefront of everything we do," said Alex McMillin, marketing and development coordinator for the Raue. The first of those fundraisers is "An Evening of Percussion" at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, featuring the Crystal Lake Strikers all-star drumline. The Strikers group is comprised of adult drummers and talented high school drummers from the community. Plus, young drummers from throughout the community will be joining the show. The show benefits both the Crystal Lake Strikers and Raue Center while providing an evening of…