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Beards, games and ice cream help local residents celebrate village's history

Raymond Ondrejka of Homewood, with his long, well-tended whiskers, topped a field of five contestants in the beard contest on Sunday, July 22, at the ice cream social on Martin Avenue. The event was a celebration of the village's 125th anniversary of incorporation, and the beard contest was one of several old-fashioned activities designed to harken back to the late 19th century.

Marian Catholic supporters get a chance to walk Sox field

The Chicago White Sox will host the Marian Catholic High School Marching Band for a performance before the 6:10 p.m. game Aug. 18 against the Kansas City Royals. The Marian band, a seven-time Bands of America Grand National Champion and Class 3A state champion, will march into Guaranteed Rate Field with a parade of supporters marching behind them. 

Can football season be far off?

  Members of the drum section for Homewood-Flossmoor
  High School marching band, from left Natalia Carpio,
  Sean Roby, John Pohrte and Nick Johnson, were
  outdoors practicing under the direction of teacher
  Jon Jackson in preparation for the start of football

Two H-F musicians selected for CYSO Jazz Orchestra

Two student musicians at Homewood-Flossmoor High School have been selected as members of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Jazz Orchestra. Sam Calhoon of Flossmoor and Kensuke “Ken” Nakamura of Homewood were selected for the jazz orchestra after auditions that included performing excerpts from five pieces selected by CYSO and improvising over a prewritten piece.

Scenes from Trail Mix 2018

Theatre Arts Leadership Kouncil (TALK) held its third annual music festival rain or shine on Saturday, July 21. It got both. Organizer Steve Ploum said the morning and early afternoon rains kept the crowd sparse early on, but when the sun came out, more people arrived to enjoy performances from more than a dozen local bands and individual musicians. 

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Annual Trail Mix music festival on Saturday adds fine art to the mix

Trail Mix is back for its third year, and the annual outdoor concert, sponsored by the Theatre Arts Leadership Kouncil, will have more music and will add a new art show, according to organizers.
 

Two H-F musicians selected for Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra

Two outstanding Homewood-Flossmoor High School musicians have been selected for the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. Perry Hoag III and Alannah Hill, both of Flossmoor, have been playing with the youth symphony for a number of years and have now been promoted to the top level within its ranks. 

IPO director wins Solti Foundation’s Career Assistance Award

  Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra maestro Stilian Kirov
  has received the Career Assistance Award from the
  Solti Foundation U.S.
(Provided photo)

Starry Nights series opens Thursday

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District opens the 2018 Starry Nights series with a 7:30 p.m. presentation by the band “1976.”
 
The band’s free concert at the Irwin Park Bandshell, Ridge Road at Highland Avenue, will feature the hits from the 1970s, including songs made famous by Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, the Steve Miller Band, The Eagles and more.
 

Musical improv team performs benefit Friday

The 23 Miles South Theatre in Homewood will present The Tony Stanzas musical improv team in a benefit performance at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25, on the lower level stage at St. Paul Community Church, 18200 Dixie Highway in Homewood.
 
The Tony Stanzas will take suggestions at the opening of the show and create a fully-improvised musical right in front of your eyes, according to Dawn Peloso, director of 23 Miles South. 

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