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Musicians at the market play through rain

The McDowell Brothers play on at the Homewood Farmers Market in spite of a steady rain falling on Saturday, June 15. The market was not as busy as usual, probably because of the weather, but vendors and patrons were there, carrying on with the summer ritual.

Scenes from day two of the Artisan Street Fair

The second day of Homewood's Artisan Street Fair on Saturday, June 8, saw more fair weather and big crowds as area residents enjoyed live music, food and a wide range of art and hand-crafted goods. 

The day was also marked by periodic bursts of yoga, from a stretch session for vendors before the fair opened to a session for kids and a pop-up session early in the afternoon. 

The Homewood Science Center announced the required ingredients for its Cocktail Chemistry Challenge in July. 

Photos by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle.

Scenes from day one of the Artisan Street Fair

The Artisan Street Fair filled Martin Avenue and Hickory Road in downtown Homewood with artisan vendors, food vendors, live music and a bigger early crowd than usual.

Homewood Events Manager Allisa Opyd said a number of factors contributed to the event's success, from fine summer weather to the number and quality of the vendors. 

The fair continues Saturday from 10 to 6 p.m., followed by an after party until 9 p.m. with music by Not My Dad.

Photos by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle

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Flossmoor musicians set to release jazz recording June 7

Thanks to a Flossmoor block party, a new jazz recording is born. 

On June 7, Rob Ryndak and Tom Lockwood will release "Gratitude." A release party is set for 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, at PianoForte, 1335 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.pianofortechicago.com.

Community Band looking for musicians

After a hiatus, the Community Band is back this summer with three twilight concerts scheduled for 7 p.m. June 27, July 11 and July 25 at the Irwin Park Bandshell on Ridge Road in Homewood.
 
The band is under the direction of Matt Johnson, band director at James Hart School. He’s put out a call for musicians interested in performing. 
 

H-F music grads to perform at free FCC concert Saturday

Two Homewood-Flossmoor High School graduates, both college music students, will perform at a free classical music concert Saturday at Flossmoor-Community Church.
 
Katelyn Hoag, H-F Class of 2012, and Anya Brumfield, Class of 2016, will perform at the church at 2 p.m. May 18. Flossmoor Community Church is located at 2218 Hutchison Road.
 

H-F reduces arts center costs as it re-bids project

The District 233 Finance Committee and Homewood-Flossmoor High School administrators hope a list of cuts to the proposed arts center wing will bring costs within an acceptable range.
 
Two new spaces will be built onto the South Building and interior spaces will be remodeled for the new MVP (Music, Visual and Performing Arts) Program. The intention is to have all arts programs in one wing. They now are scattered throughout the building.
 

Music accompanied by 'Aurora Triptych' film at IPO concert on Saturday

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra will present a multi-media concert, “The World Beyond: Where Music and Nature Meet,” with music accompanying beautiful displays of the Aurora Triptych at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 9, at Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Drive in Palos Park.
 

IPO presents Handel’s ‘Messiah’ on Saturday

On Saturday, Dec. 8, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra will present Handel’s “Messiah” with four guest vocal soloists and the Elmhurst Choral Union. 
 
The orchestra, under the director of maestro Stilian Kirov, will perform at 3 p.m. at Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Drive in Palos Heights.
 

Local talent shines at FCC fundraiser

Flossmoor Community Church held its second annual ShowOff talent show on Friday, Nov. 16, bringing together musicians, storytellers and comedians who entertained the crowd and helped raise money to support the church's PADS shelter. 

Photos by Mary Compton/H-F Chronicle.

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