Friday, March 22, 2013

"Little Big Town", with David Nail at the Rialto Theatre in Joliet

"Little Big Town" brought their 'Tornado Tour' to the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet Thursday 3-21-2013.

David Nail opened and sang several songs along with some of his hits. He 'Rocked' the fans and got them ready for                                "Little Big Town"

First, since I got to the theatre early, I decided to head over to Harrah's Casino for a few minutes and I do mean a few.
I entered and walked around for about 5 minutes, stopped and saw a quarter machine that I figured I'd put $10 in and see if any thing came out. Well after using 27 quarters, I saw a "triple 7 triple" and my credits started accumulating. Since I'm no slot player, I was trying to figure out what I won. The credits stopped at around 1100 so I cashed out, $272.50. I went over to the cashier got my money and headed over to the concert. LUCKY!! 
Once in the theatre, I met my good friends Liz and her cousin (maybe it was her aunt), and Debbie with her daughter and her daughter's friend.
Liz was 'Rockin' in the pit, and Debbie and the girls were in the first row. Nice!!

Ok here's David Nail's opening

"Let It Rain"

Here's "Little Big Town's" opening.

"Little White Church"

"On Fire Tonight"

"Leavin' In Your Eyes"

"The Chain"

"Pop songs go country" Part 1

"Pop songs go country"  Part 2 "Born This Way" 

"Good As Gone"

 "Self Made"



A truly Great, Rockin', concert. I've now seen "Little Big Town" five times and they are always Terrific!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Jekyll & Hyde the Musical at the Cadillac Palace

Yesterday, I get a little music rounding out with 
The Musical is playing at the Cadillac Palace in Chicago.

This musical was quick paced with several set changes, good music, singing, & acting. The entire cast performed well.

Constantine Maroulis, who popped on the scene on American Idol's 4th season, was nominated for the Best Actor Tony Award, for his performance in Broadway's Rock Of Ages. His Broadway debut was in The Wedding Singer.
Constantine was great in his role of Dr.Henry Jekyll & Edward Hyde. His amazing vocals along with good acting highlighted this Production. 

Lucy Harris, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde's love interest, was performed by  stand-in, Emmy Raver-Lampman. Emma's voice was very good in her role. Deborah Cox, who normally plays Lucy, did not perform this afternoon production.

I recommend Jekyll & Hyde, if you get a chance to go, before the current run ends and the musical moves to Broadway. 

Tonight, it's "Little Big Town" with their 'Tornado Tour' in Joliet at the Rialto Square Theatre.

Monday, March 11, 2013

"One Night Of Queen" at Pfeiffer Hall in Naperville

Gary Mullen & The Works concluded their 5 day midwest tour Sunday at North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall, playing to a sell-out crowd. 
Here's the groups opening.

Here we get a peek of Fan Club President,Kelly and #1 Fan, Lisa

"Gary thanks the fans and the fan club"

A Special shoutout to the ONOQ fans from St.Louis, Joel and Kevin. Kevin ,himself a musician, plays guitar,banjo,mandolin,dobro,and harmonica in a band call "The Ramblers" out of St.Louis. Check out some of his YouTube videos, searching for Kevinc0077.  

"Crazy Little Thing Called Love"

And here's some photos of Gary & the Works.

Another Great Gary Mullen & The Works concert!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

One Night Of Queen w/ Gary Mullen & The Works

Gary Mullen & The Works performed their "One Night Of Queen" Concert Friday at the Rosemont (Akoo) Theatre. Gary is England's Champion "Freddie Mercury".
Since winning the Grand Finale of "Stars in Their Eyes" back in 2000 as the legendary Freddie Mercury, Mullen has toured with "One Night of Queen" selling out theatres and concert halls in the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Holland, France, New Zealand and United States. Every year this phenomenal live show continues to reach more fans worldwide.
A terrific concert !
First here are my "Neighbors For The Night. Donna and Ed, attending their first One Night Of Queen concert. Donna has been waiting about a year for this concert! They really Rocked!!
Also a shout out to the dudes from St.Louis, Lisa & Mark, and Nicole all great Gary Mullen and the Works fans.

Now here's the dudes opening.

" We Will Rock You" (click on each video)

"Another One Bites The Dust"
 (Bass solo by Billy Moffat) 

"Somebody To Love"

"I Want To Break Free"

"Bicycle" (Guitar solo by David Brockett)

"Killer Queen" (You'll see Kelly, fan club president)

"Bohemian Rhapsody" (Part 1)

"Bohemian Rhapsody" (Part 2)

"How I Feel Now I'm Here"

"Fat Bottom Girls" (Drum solo by Jonathan Evens)

A little interplay with the fans.

"Crazy Little Thing Called Love"

"We Will Rock You" (With the Illinois State Flag)

"We Are The Champions"

Also on the videos above was the multi-talented, Malcolm Gemtles on keyboards.
Here's a few photos of the dudes.

Great Concert! Get out and see them next time they're in town!!
Be sure to check out these webs sites of the group.(click on each below)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Crystal Bowersox At The Arcada Theater 3-2-2013

Saturday Crystal Bowersox performed at the Arcada Theater in St. Charles.
Crystal, singer & songwriter, was the second runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol. This concert was the second stop on her current tour with Montë Mar, a young dude from California, who opened for Crystal and provided backup singing & music.

Ron Onesti, OShows Entertainment, introduced Monte's opening number.

And here's Crystal opening with "Everything Falls Into Place"


"All That For This"


"Movin' On"


"Farmer's Daughter"

"Till The Whiskey's Gone"

"I Am"

And that's the Crystal Bowersox concert at the Arcada. Here's part of the upcoming concerts at St. Charles' Arcada. If you get a chance check out or