Posts Tagged “concert”

Best of old and new

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Best of old and new Yes singer Jon Anderson shines in solo show By Steve Metsch Usually, when you’re at a concert and the band says “here’s a new song,” quite a few fans bolt out to get beverages. That wasn’t the case Thursday night at the intimate Arcada Theatre in St. Charles where Jon…

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Double Eagles

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Double Eagles Two concerts in four nights makes for great fun By Steve Metsch Attention all concert goers: If you want to have a memorable experience, try seeing the same band twice in a few nights. I had the pleasure of doing so recently. Saw the Eagles at the United Center on Oct. 15. Then…

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO impresses

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO impresses Band delivers hit songs in a dazzling concert By Steve Metsch So it took 35 years for Jeff Lynne to bring his Electric Light Orchestra back on the road. It was well-worth the wait. Lynne and this version of his ELO band – which did not include any other original members…

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U2 rocks and preaches

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U2 rocks and preaches Band gets messages across in dazzling concert By Steve Metsch When a band  has been a staple on radio stations for 38  years, its easy to phone it in. Play the big hits known by even the most casual of listeners, toss in two or three new songs, and call it…

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Scaled-down works for “Weird Al”

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Scaled-down works for “Weird Al”

Scaled-down works for “Weird Al” Legendary song parody artist shines in laid-back performance By Steve Metsch When you think of “Weird Al” Yankovic, you may think of amusing videos, wild costumes and clever, often hilarious, lyrics that are parodies of hit songs. On Friday night, in the first of two shows at the Vic Theatre…

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