2017-2018 Season

The Secret Sisters

Sunday, September 17, 2017, 7 p.m.

$30

“Ethereal harmonies take center stage as they take the listener back to a time when vocalists valued purity over production and marry their signature throwback sound with energy.” Rolling Stone

Proudly old-fashioned and deliberately traditional, The Secret Sisters are reviving the close harmonies of the Everly Brothers and writing songs that harken back to vintage country storytelling from days gone by. Heavily influenced by gospel, classic rock, Americana and pop, their musician father introduced Laura and Lydia Rogers to bluegrass at an early age and helped them evolve their signature, haunting sound.

www.secretsistersband.com

The James Hunter Six

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 8 p.m.

$28

“Hunter continues to bring those sounds back to life with his Six- his smooth croon and raspy wail, his electric guitar’s slash and sting, the crazy-good sax-powered pulse and the vintage ambience. Boston Globe

The Grammy-nominated James Hunter famously captivates listeners with his nostalgic and rollicking rhythm and blues in the style of the 1950s. The skilled guitarist and songwriter began his roots music career in the 1980s under the name Howlin' Wilf and re-emerged in 2011 as the James Hunter Six. With six albums and over 30 years under his belt, Hunter’s broad appeal draws in dedicated audiences from hardened gig-goers, old-school baby boomers and young hipsters alike.

jameshuntermusic.com

Jason Vieaux and Julien Labro

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7 p.m.

$30

"Crossing genres and audiences is what these two do and do superbly.... underscored why being at a live concert can mean so much more than listening to a CD." Boston Musical Intelligencer

Grammy-winning, classical guitarist Jason Vieaux and internationally acclaimed composer, bandoneónist and accordionist Julien Labro joined forces in 2015 to create an exciting new concert experience. From the dance halls of Buenos Aires to the heat of Cuba, the duo takes the listener on a Latin-inspired journey through the works of Piazzolla, Gnattali, Brouwer and others.

julienlabro.com/tag/jason-vieaux

Keller Williams

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 8 p.m.

$30

“Guitar virtuoso Keller Williams is a one-man jam band, performing all of the music, taking advantage technology and displaying delightfully quirky wordplay with lush acoustic instrumentals.” The Chicago Tribune

Since he first appeared on the scene over 25 years ago, Keller Williams has defined the term independent artist. He is a whimsical, one-man band, with his live shows rooted around his intricate guitar technique, whistling, singing, audio loops, song samples, unusual compositions and choice covers. The product is a jammin’ hybrid of alternative folk and groovy electronica that has earned him throngs of fans worldwide.

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Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago

Friday, January 19, 2018, 8 p.m.

$28

“Torsos pull up as the body is pulled into the ground. Taut bodies ooze and slither and hurl across the stage in dance that is at once highly controlled and full of gutsy attack.“ New York Times

Now in its landmark 54th season, the iconic Giordano Dance Chicago creates passionate, celebratory and high-energy jazz choreography, often redefining and expanding the very definition of the art. The late Gus Giordano quite literally wrote the book on American jazz dance. His legendary company takes audiences through a range of emotions, musical genres and dance styles as it presents a program from its critically acclaimed repertoire, boasting its 160th world premiere.

www.giordanodance.org

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Olate Dogs

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 2 and 7 p.m.

$28 for adults and $20 for children

“…a passel of energetic terriers and poodles that walk alone and in combinations on hind paws and forepaws, scoot down slides, push scooters and vault over hurdles, although there is always one little clown bent on getting laughs by defeating expectations.” New York Times

The Olate Dogs, 2013 winners of America's Got Talent, are lead by Richard Olate and his son Nicholas. These high-energy, fast-paced performers wow with doggie-friendly and amazing pet tricks. Richard grew up in poverty in South America, a third generation circus performer. Today, his dream has come true with four unique, professional touring dog shows, all featuring rescue pups.

www.olatedogs.com

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Songstress Mindy Smith

Friday, February 9, 2018, 8 p.m.

$28

“Her voice carves melodies so sharp and fine you can almost see them…” New York Times

“Smith’s best songs sound like little miracles.” USA Today

Blending big-city intelligence and sophistication with the clear and honest passion of classic country and folk, Mindy Smith started making waves in the singer-songwriter community in 2004, when she charmed music fans with her elegantly-pleading rendition of “Jolene” on a of Dolly Parton tribute album. The angelic–voiced Smith has since garnered critical acclaim for her six studio albums and performed alongside the likes of Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Alison Krauss and Parton herself.

mindysmithmusic.com

Cashore Marionettes

Sunday, March 04, 2018, 7 p.m.

$28 for adults and $20 for children

“… Their vocals seamlessly flowing with the Jazz/Blues reverberations from the drums, guitars and sitar proved particularly transcendental with its captivating riffs and emotion-filled lyrics.” Youlin Magazine

Unmatched in artistry, grace and refinement, the internationally acclaimed and award-winning Cashore Marionettes redefine the art of puppetry. With a combination of virtuoso manipulation, humor, pathos and poetic insight, characters of depth, integrity and humanity are portrayed in their everyday life, set to music by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Strauss and Copland.

www.cashoremarionettes.com

Flamenco Vivo Carolota Santana

Sunday, March 25, 2018, 7 p.m.

$30

“When guitar and voice took up the song, the dancer drew the audience in, singing with his feet. the excitement sprung from its impetuousness, its unpredictability, sliding back, it nearly came crashing down.” New York Times

With heart-pounding, live music, sizzling duets and festive ensemble performances, it is easy to see why Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana has been the nation’s premier Spanish dance company touring for over 35 years. Their emotionally charged performances take audiences on a bewitching journey through this uniquely Spanish art form, steeped in romance, tradition and storytelling.

www.flamenco-vivo.org

China’s HAYA Band

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 8 p.m.

$28

“Listening to their music, your body feels like the Earth, your blood like the rivers, your eyes like the sky. HAYA expresses not only their understanding of modern Mongolian music, but also their passion for nature and the voice of their hearts.” Composer Tan Dun

HAYA Band, the award-winning Chinese world music collective, is anything but traditional. The group infuses innovative, modern music with folk songs, throat singing, classic chants, the Mongolian horse-head fiddle, plucked string instruments and shaman drums. Its music is refined, captivating and instantly accessible to music lovers across the globe.

kmpartists.com/haya

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