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Costner’s band comes to Arcada stage

When deciding whether or not to get back into the music scene nearly 10 years ago, Kevin Costner had a few fears. “I didn’t want to embarrass to myself. I wanted to bring something substantial to an audience that thought enough to come and pay,” …

Foghat brings signature sound to Arcada stage

There are many reasons why Foghat continues to rock throughout the decades.

“The main reason is I won’t lie down. I love my job,” drummer and founding member Roger Earl said.

While the lineup may have changed since it first formed in 1971, the band …

Show celebrates Andrew Lloyd Webber from ‘Joseph’ to ‘Phantom’

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Audiences are bound to leave Metropolis Performing Arts Centre with happy “Memories” after attending “Kevin Moore Presents Score by Score: An Evening of Andrew Lloyd Weber” April 24.

Moore will share behind-the scenes stories about the songs and the composer between performances by five of …

Dave Mason comes to North Central College, Arcada

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Even after 50 years in the business, Dave Mason is still feelin’ alright.

Dave Mason, former member of the British classic rock band Traffic, presents Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam at 8 p.m. Saturday at Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College in Naperville.

He’ll also …

Broadway ‘Cabaret’ comes to Downers Grove stage

You know what they say about life — it’s a cabaret. And you can come to the cabaret when the Downers Grove Players present “Cabaret” April 25 to 27 and May 2 to 4 and 9 to 11. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and …

Vero Voce does Murder Mystery dinner at Gabby’s

Big Daddy Sugarbaker has some decisions to make. Feeling his end is near, he must decide which of his loved ones will inherit his Southern estate. To make his choice, he gathers them together for one last time. “It’s a family reunion for Big Daddy …

3 Blonde Moms return to Raue Center stage

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The Moms are back in town.

The comedic act 3 Blonde Moms — See How They Run returns to the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake for an 8 p.m. show April 25.

It’s the half-dozenth time the show’s been at the Raue; …

5 things to do: Dobie Maxwell

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Comedy Comedy: Dobie Maxwell, 8:30 p.m. April 26 at the American Legion, 19 Washington St. Oswego. Call (630) 857-9658 or visit ziggyjoes.com/. How much: $20 A Band Called Honalee: The tribute to Peter, Paul & Mary, and the folk music of the 1960s, will perform …

5 things to do: ‘Tiny Thumbelina’

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“Cheaper by the Dozen”: Fox Valley Repertory presents the family comedy to May 18 at Pheasant Run. The show is rated PG. At 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Call (630) 584-6342, or visit ticketmaster.com. How much: $32-$42 Tom Neilson: The concert for Garfield Farm …

College of DuPage stages 5th Cent. ‘Dreams of Antigone’

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Stand up for what you believe in and learn from history’s mistakes are two big themes in a new play at College of DuPage. Theater students present “The Dreams of Antigone” in the Playhouse Theater of the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage in …

Cochran and friends perform at Copley Theatre

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Hosting a weekday early morning radio show means going to bed early every night — unless you’re performing stand-up comedy on the weekends. “Saturday is my only off day on my sleep schedule, so I can stay awake until 10:30 or 11 o’clock,” said Steve …

‘Tiny Thumbelina’ gives Steel Beam kids a chance

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What’s Thumbelina to do when she meets a bunch of animals with ulterior motives — including a mole that wants to make her his bride and a water rat that wants to put her in a show?

Children of all ages can watch the musical …

5 things to do: ‘The Spitfire Grill’

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“Cheaper by the Dozen”: Fox Valley Repertory presents the family comedy to May 18 at Pheasant Run. The show is rated PG. At 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Call (630) 584-6342, or visit ticketmaster.com. How much: $32-$42 Huun Huur Tu: The Throat Singers of …

Sugar Ray to rock at RiverEdge Park in Aurora

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AURORA — The 1990s pop band Sugar Ray will be playing at downtown Aurora’s RiverEdge Park this summer. According to the band’s official website, Sugar Ray will play RiverEdge Park in Aurora on July 6. The band will be joined by blues-rock band Blues Traveler …

Water Street Studios opens spring show

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Water Street Studios in Batavia welcomes Jenny Lam, Chicago-based artist and independent curator, as guest juror during its spring show.

It will open at 6 p.m. Friday, April 11, and continue until June 28.

“This is the most submissions we have received for a show,” …

Aurora home to be featured on TV’s ‘House Hunters’

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Louis Viren always imagined his home on West Downer Place in Aurora being featured on the “House Hunters” show on HGTV, but never thought it would actually become a reality. Then on Wednesday, Viren was checking on the production crew working on the scene of …