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Yvonne Faddis-Stroud is a pianist that loves beautiful, strong and dynamic melodies, the kind that stick in your brain and have you humming or singing in the shower. She is drawn to good melodies, whether from yesteryears songs or from today's vast genres.
Yvonne will play some of her favorite songs in a variety of styles that feature her own arrangements. Enjoy songs from TV shows, movie themes, westerns, ballet, Broadway musicals, blues, rock and jazz. Test your memory to see if you can guess the titles of some songs, and, for a final treat, you can make requests. So brush up on your music history and plan to have a wonderful time!
Named ‘Best Group/Duo’ in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards, acoustic-duo Ryanhood got their first break more than a decade ago as street-performers at Boston’s Quincy Market. They were spotted there by a college booking agent and thrust into the college touring scene, where Campus Activities Magazine would name them “one of the most requested acts by college buyers all across the country.” They’ve since gone on to perform more than 800 shows in 45 U.S. states over the past decade.
Cameron Hood’s rich and folky lead vocals, Ryan Green’s explosive guitar and mandolin riffs, and their airtight vocal harmonies prompted the Arizona Daily Star to call them “a match made in radio heaven.”
And their star is still on the rise. They were recently named the “Discovery of the Year” by John Platt at WFUV New York City, and were a featured act at Australia’s National Folk Festival in April 2018. Their sixth and newest album, Yearbook, is led by their signature two-part vocal harmonies, decorated with flares of guitar, ukulele, and mandolin, and centers on songs about being young, growing old, and making peace with the passing of time. They currently live in their hometown of Tucson, AZ, where they have won more than a dozen Tucson Music Awards including “Best Folk Band” and “Best Rock Band” (you can decide for yourself which is most accurate)! For more information, see www.ryanhood.com.
Each week will feature different local community artists including poets, authors, musicians, and community organizers.
The No Shush Salon is excited to present Lauren A. R. Masterson, the author of Love of the Sea. This novel is high fantasy fiction that turns a classic on its head. Asrai is a fiery mermaid determined to get what she wants at all costs. She has fallen in love with Cormack, the crown prince of the coastal kingdom, Paradine. But there is more behind these star-crossed lovers than a “worlds apart” romance. It will be available for sale officially April 27,2018 via Ink-Smith Publishing as a soft cover and an ebook. You can find Ink-Smith Publishing's website here: ink-smith.com
After her reading, we will have an open mic: 10 minutes for anyone who wants to present their latest creative endeavor. Treats to share are awesome, but we will provide munchies. Spectators are welcome and appreciated.
The No Shush Salon is a monthly Open Mic for all creative types who want to share their works-in-progress or newly finished endeavors. We often begin with a featured performer/reader, or we have a theme. No registration required; just drop in and share your talents!
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Through a collaborative, nonlinear songwriting process, duo partners Jenny Wolsk and Gary Crouth draw from personal experiences, third-hand stories, and vivid imaginations to craft songs that are unpredictable and quirky yet widely accessible. Their CDs have gotten radio play on stations across the US and around the world.
Join us on the first Saturday of the month for a casual hour of open conversation with other Spanish speakers to practice through open conversation with other Spanish speakers. Whether you know enough to hold a basic conversation or can rattle off a long story, all levels are welcome!
This is not a class—just practice for current Spanish speakers.
Discover how American art museums--through timing, luck, and lots of money--became an international leader of the world's best art collections. Learn how museums developed into America's cultural guardians and what they're doing now to stay relevant in the 21st century. Oak Park resident Paul Neumann has a Masters in Museum Studies from Georgetown University and has worked at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Frick Collection in New York City. Neumann currently works at historic Pleasant Home in Mills Park.
Enjoy memorable songs from decades of favorite classic American films when Rachel Peterson and Mark Streder present their "Movie" show. Composers featured include George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rogers and Hart, and Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields.
Mark Streder was born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago. He attended public schools and received an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts with high honors from Triton College and a Bachelors Degree in Electronic Music Composition with honors from Roosevelt University. In addition to playing piano and electronic keyboards with many of Chicagoland's top musicians for 25 years, Streder has owned aand operated a music production studio producing many projects for television and radio broadcast as well as corporate and industrial clients. He is on the faculty of Elmhurst College teaching music theory, electronic music and jazz piano.
Rachel Peterson completed her B. A. in Music Business from Elmhurst College. She is a vocalist who is equally comfortable singing a wide variety of musical styles, ranging from Classical, Musical Theater, Jazz, Blues and Pop. She is currently a freelance vocalist working steadily with some of the top musicians and bandleaders in the Chicago area. Rachel has also spent extensive time in the recording studio as both a singer and voice actress.
For more information, see www.streder.com/Rachel.