Friday, September 21, 2012
Noted performers continue to enchant jazz enthusiasts tonight, Saturday and Sunday.
The Downtown St. Charles Partnership is celebrating what it considers a successful first night on Thursday of the four-day-long St. Charles Jazz Weekend. “Jazz weekend had a good start last night with jazz at Bistro One, Alibi, and McNally’s,” Marketing and Development Manager Scott Piner wrote in an email to Patch. “Tonight, there is more jazz at B1W, McNally’s and on the patio at Isacco. And then (Saturday), there is Jeans and Jazz at Bistro One in the afternoon, jazz at McNally’s and B1W in the evening, and then jazz at B1W on Sunday.” The rundown: 6-9 p.m. — at Isacco Kitchen, the Chris Madsen Jazz Trio. 7:30-10:30 p.m. — Bistro One West, Bill Borris Trio. 12:30-3 p.m. — Bistro One West, Jeans & Jazz Lunch and Fashion Show. 7:30-10:30 …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The Downtown St. Charles Partnership announces plenty of options in September, from music to beer to marathons to theater to an Oktoberfest.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Downtown St. Charles has a number of events occurring the month of September for people of all ages, according to the Downtown St. Charles Partnership. Events include St. Charles Jazz Weekend, Fox Valley Marathon, The Filling Station’s second Oktoberfest, Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys, and the band Kansas at the Arcada Theatre. Steel Beam Theatre in downtown St. Charles opens its 12th season with the Neil Simon comedy The Sunshine Boys on Friday, Sept. 14. The play is the story of two old vaudevillians (played by Walter Matthau and George Burns in the movie) who reunite for one last performance on a TV retrospective on comedy. Richard Westphal and Dean Dranias, both of Aurora, portray the comedy duo “The Sunshine Boys.” Founder and …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The Downtown St. Charles Partnership plans to forge ahead with live jazz at four downtown venues over the course of the Sept. 20-23 celebration.
The St. Charles Jazz Weekend will proceed undeterred by the cancellation of the Branford Marsalis Concert at the Arcada Theatre, as local officials remain excited about the annual music celebration. The event kicks off at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 and runs through the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 23, according to a release issued Friday, the day after the Marsalis cancellation was made public. But jazz music will continue at such venues as Bistro One West, McNally’s Traditional Irish Pub, River Rockhouse, and Hotel Baker’s Rox City Grill. The restaurant venues will have live jazz complementary for in-house guests. According to the Downtown St. Charles Partnership, the complete schedule will be updated continually at www.stcjazzweekend.com. …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Live jazz to be featured in five venues Sept. 20 through Sept. 23 in downtown St. Charles.
This story was updated Aug. 23 to reflect the cancellation of the Brandon Marsalis concert. The planned performance of legendary jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis and his quartet on Sept. 22 has been cancelled, but St. Charles Jazz Weekend will continue. St. Charles Patch received an email on Thursday from Wilkins Management, stating that, "the Branford Marsalis performance on September 22 has unfortunately been cancelled due to the promoter’s loss of sponsorship." The Downtown St. Charles Partnership on Thursday afternoon confirmed that Oshows cancelled the performance, which was scheduled at the Arcada Theatre. Marsalis had been touted as the weekend's featured performer. St. Charles Jazz Weekend will feature five venues starting …