Then and now: Homewood State Bank/La Banque

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra will begin its 2015 concerts at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, with what IPO officials call "a powerful program with international flair."Maestro David Danzmayr and the orchestra open the evening with Gabriela Frank's "Elegía Andina," a Peruvian-inspired elegy to the South American Andes written in honor of Frank's older brother, according to a news release from IPO.Frank, a composer with multi-ethnic roots, has traveled extensively in South America, collecting local poetry, folklore and folk music whose themes she incorporates into her music. 

Bella Hristova . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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