Berwyn's Arts Blog
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
16th Street Funraiser

Sunday, June 27 2:00 – 5:00 PM
3131 Wisconsin Avenue, Berwyn, Illinois 60402

Please join us for a fun-filled Sweet Sunday Afternoon Soiree at the Arthur J. Dunham Home in Berwyn.

The day will feature entertainment by some of 16th Street's favorite performers along with an open house of the Historic Dunham home. Dessert and wine will be served under tents on the beautiful grounds. A special raffle to benefit the 16th Street Theater will also be held.

Advance Tickets: $40 for individuals/$75 per couple Buy Online Now
At Garden Gate: $45 for individuals/$80 per couple

Featuring new stories written and performed by 16th Street favorites!

Tony Fitzpatrick
Robert Koon
Rohina Malik
Arlene Malinowski
Tanya Saracho

Built in 1907, the Dunham home was designed by architects Talmadge & Watson and called a significant example of “Prairie School” architecture. It is also on the National Register of Historic Places.

Reservations will be held at the door.

The 16th Street Theater, NFP is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.

Show us you care. Please attend or donate.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

An educational advisory committee, consisting of over 50 members from the Berwyn community. DACEE's primary purpose is to review, comment and make research-based recommendations regarding the Best Practices of School District 100.

Join the DACEE committee as we present our “Recommendations for Success” to the District 100 Board of Education. June 9, Heritage Middle School, 6:30 PM


Education or Blackhawks? You can do both.

Blues and the Spirit
Dominican University Hosts
Blues and the Spirit II:
A Symposium on Chicago Blues and Gospel Music
Commemorating the Centennial of Howlin’ Wolf’s Birth
and the 40th Anniversary of Living Blues Magazine
Wednesday, June 9 and Thursday, June 10

Dominican University (located just minutes from the Chicago Loop) will host Blues and the Spirit II, celebrating the centennial of Howlin' Wolf's birth and the 40th anniversary of Living Blues Magazine . Building on the discussion and dialogue begun in the May 2008 symposium, Blues and the Spirit II will continue its emphasis on the heritage of African-American Chicago and will also explore the shared roots, tensions and commonalities in Blues and Gospel music.

Register now. Space is limited. The day and a half symposium will directly precede the Chicago Blues Festival. (Symposium registration is still open, but, as of May 24, on-campus housing is NO LONGER AVAILABLE!)

* Panels and presentations with Blues and Gospel Scholars, Musicians,
Writers, and Industry Representatives

* Blues keynote Chuck D on Blues, Rap and Race

* Spirit keynote Dr. Karen M. Wilson on The Sacred and Secular:
How Spirituality was Supposedly Shaved Off the Blues

* Special panel with the founding editors and contributors of Living
Blues Magazine on the occasion of its 40th anniversary.
(Early registrants will receive an original Vol.1, No. 1 edition of
Living Blues with Howlin' Wolf on the cover.)

* Elders Council with contemporaries of Howlin' Wolf

* Blues and the Spirit Awards honoring Barry Dolins, Director of the
Chicago Blues Festival, and Howlin' Wolf's daughters, Bettye Kelly
and Barbra Marks

* Wednesday evening reception and pro jam with an all star array of
blues musicians from Wolf’s generation and from the current Chicago
music scene.

* Thursday evening motor coach transportation and entrance to
Chicago Blues Festival opening at Millennium Park with Bassekou
Kouyate, Otis Taylor, Eddie Shaw, and Hubert Sumlin, and
Symposium after party at the legendary Rosa's Lounge with Sharon
Lewis and Texas Fire

The $75 registration fee includes ALL events June 9th and 10th: plenaries, panels, presentations, and reception and jam, as well as Chicago Blues Festival opening/ after party at Rosa's Lounge.

Blues and the Spirit

Friday, June 04, 2010
Music Business
Horse-Drawn Productions is pleased to invite you to a free clinic at their recording studio in Berwyn.

This month Hillel Frankel, of Novo Records, will be informing us of the ins and outs of the music industry. Copy writing your work and business and legal workings of the industry will also be discussed.

If you have ever had questions about the legal aspects of the entertainment industry this is the clinic for you. Learn how to protect your intellectual property while gaining an insight on what to expect or do when you get your hands on any kind of music contract. There is a lot of information to cover in this clinic and we look forward to answering any questions you may have.

The Free Clinic will be held at 7:00 pm in the Live Room of Horse-Drawn Productions Studio located at:

6519 W. 26th St.

Thursday, June 03, 2010
This Weekend
Children's concert by Berwyn's very own.

FREE Live Children's Music this Saturday!

See Rumpus Grumpus this Saturday, June 5th, 11:30am at the Forest Park Summer Fest (with special guest percussionist Jim Quinn!)

Their extended set will include original songs PLUS a handful of Shel Silverstein poems from "A Light in the Attic" and "Where the Sidewalk Ends".

They will be at the Kid’s Stage, right next door to Old School Records at Beloit and Madison, Forest Park, IL.

Sponsored by the Forest Park Public Library and Brown Cow Ice Cream.

They hope to see you there!

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