The Weeks | Feb. 18: Flossmoor sculptures on the agenda, Soup for the Soul, cookies and beer, Brumley Drive, roller derby returns

THE WEEK > Meetings Homewood-Flossmoor School District 233 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, in the South District Conference Room, 999 Kedzie Ave. Flossmoor School District 161 Learning and Instruction Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at Normandy Villa, 41 E.[Read More…]

Five entertainers set for Feb. 20 Homewood Stories

The lineup for the 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 Homewood Stories show is set. Guest presenters are Paul Teodo, a retired health care executive who has appeared on the program before and is a Moth Radio winner; Margie Rossi, a writing and literature teacher; Joe Mallon, a retiree who coaches girls[Read More…]

IPO welcomes pianist, composer as guests for Feb. 24 concert

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra will feature a new work by Arlene Sierra, and classics by Gershwin and Tchaikovsky for its Feb. 24 concert. The program will open at 7:30 p.m. with the orchestra under the baton of Director of Music Director Stillian Kirov. Guest performers will be world-renowned pianist Sean[Read More…]

Spotlight brings epitaphs and fairy tales to life at two performances

The Spotlight Performance Academy plans to enchant audiences with two captivating productions in late January: “Spoon River Anthology — A Folk Musical” and “The Big Bad Musical.” First on the calendar is “Spoon River Anthology — A Folk Musical,” directed by retired Simeon High School drama teacher, Richard Piniewski. This[Read More…]

Mia Cavalieri as the Cat in the Hat with Erin Graves perform on the Freedom Hall stage during the Spotlight Performance Academy’s production of “Suessical Jr.” (Eric Crump photos/H-F Chronicle)

Performing arts: Spotlight Performance Academy answers community need to perform

If Spotlight Performance Academy were a flower, it would be bursting into bloom. And sending out rhizomes. The community performing arts organization is growing in every direction, adding members, adding programs and adding connections to other arts organizations. Spotlight is a non-profit organization that grew out of Bel Canto Children’s[Read More…]

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