Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Just sign up for our free daily newsletter and you'll be entered into the drawing for tickets to their June 6 show.
Returning hit-makers Don McLean and Judy Collins open Ravinia's 2013 season on a double bill early next month, and we want you to be there! McLean’s 1971 hit song “American Pie” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and he was inaugurated into the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. Known for her blend of folk songs and contemporary themes, Collins has enjoyed a career that has spanned over 50 years. She continues to produce new music and recently released her album Paradise, a collection of songs and duets. We want to send you and a friend to their show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6 for free. All you have to do is sign up for our free daily newsletter. The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, when we…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The all-age, all-style performances start at 1:00 p.m. at Glenbrook South.
The Dance Studio at Park Center is featuring it's all-age, all-style dance recital on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Watch dancers ages 4 to 82 performing ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and poms at Glenbrook South High School, 4000 W. Lake Ave., at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $6 and available at the door. The Dance Studio at Park Center provides students of all ages and abilities a high-quality dance education. Students learn proper technique while increasing self-esteem. All instructors are highly trained dancers with extensive teaching and performing experience. Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latest community event updates in your email.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Students from Glenbrook North and South will be performing for Scott Adsit, a GBN alum and comedy actor, during an opening weekend performance of the musical.
Glenbrook North alumnus, Scott Adsit, an actor on 30 Rock and numerous other TV shows, is expected to attend a performance of West Side Story, running through May 4 at Glenbrook South. Adsit played Arab when the District 225 musical was West Side Story while he was a GBN student in 1984. This year's musical will also be the last for Stevi Marks, a Glenbrook South music teacher, who is retiring after next year, according to the district. After 20 years of theater productions, variety shows and choir performances, Marks, who is directing West Side Story this year, will give one of her final bows when the show ends its run on May 4. "Right now, I feel the same about this show as I have about past shows because the goal is the same: that the …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The class of 1993 alumna visits her former high school to tell students about her experience acting on shows such as "Desperate Housewives."
The following story is based on a relase from District 225. Some of Glenbrook South's performing artists saw a glimpse of Hollywood little piece of Hollywood on Monday when actress Emily Bergl, GBS class of 1993, visited Glenbrook South on Monday to talk about the industry. Bergl is best known for her roles on television shows Desperate Housewives, Southland and Men In Trees, as well as the Broadway show Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and the horror sequel The Rage: Carrie 2. Bergl spoke to students in the choir room and offered words of encouragement to students interested in theater or acting. However, she reminded students that show business often comes with sacrifices, such as being away from family and friends for extended periods of time …
Congressional award winning art work from area schools will adorn government offices, halls.
Acts of Congress are passed for a variety of reasons and for three award winning North Shore high school artists it means exposure for their creativity. Nicole Otake of Glenbrook North High School, Cullen Casey from Lake Forest High School and Vernon Hills High School’s Kayla Guo were this year’s Congressional Art Competition winners from the 10th District. Earlier: Lake Forest High School Artist’s Work To Be Displayed in Hall of Congress The three winners along with the work of 41 other artists were on display Friday in the office of Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) who personally handed out the awards and told the gathering of students, parents, teachers and friends how the contest became a law. “This is an act of Congress,” Schneider …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Winners of Art Post Gallery's first art contest were announced Thursday, with artists from Northbrook, Glenview and Wilmette winning the top spots.
It's only been a few months since 52 people waited outside Art Post Gallery's door for the store to open on the morning of Feb. 28. People were so eager to participate in the Botany Magnified contest they couldn't wait for the store to open. On Thursday night, Art Post invited all the artists back to the shop, and announced winners and honorable mentions from the gallery's first Botany Magnified art contest. There were 81, locally-made canvas tiles on display and at least 200 people in the shop when the winners were announced. Winning artists were chosen by several local art experts, including Vicky McHugh and Ellen Duffy of Northfield's Avenue Interiors design firm. "It was overwhelming at first," Duffy said about the judging process. "…
Elizabeth Antonucci is an actress and runs her own Chicago-based production company to raise money for nearby charities.
Glenbrook South alumna, Elizabeth Antonucci, is starring in a modern retelling of Tennessee Williams' classic play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which is in its final days at Oakton Community College's Studio One theater. Antonucci, 27, is a Glenview-native but currently resides in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. She has a theater degree from Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles, and studied at OCC for about a year. The college's rendition of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is directed by Jason Gerace, a Chicago-based theater director, and set in contemporary America. "The struggles that the characters go through are just as pertinent today," Antonucci said. Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latest local art stories in your …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The three minute claymation by Branden Chi is on YouTube.
Wescott School third grader Branden Chi created uploaded a video to YouTube on Feb. 24, telling the story of Charlotte's Web in a three minute claymation. No pigs or spiders were harmed in the making of the film. Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latest local school updates in your email.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Pierce Interiors at Northbrook Court store offers $190,000 piece of art.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Ballroom dance students will compete for individual and studio titles in April.
Dancers from Northbrook, Glenview and other surrounding suburbs will put their skills to the test this month at a national dance competition. Nine students at Fred Astaire Dance Studio will travel to Las Vegas in mid-April to compete in the Cross Country Dance Championship. They will be judged in American Rhythm (cha cha, rumba, swing, mambo and bolero) and American Smooth (waltz, tango, foxtrot, Viennese waltz) competitions. The dancers are not professionals; some took ballet when they were young, but “most of them haven’t had very much dance experience” before enrolling in the Buffalo Grove studio, manager Elle Sprague said. “A lot of them have been taking lessons for two to six years,” Sprague said. The students take private lessons …