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Donny Edwards who will be part Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular Jan. 5 Star PlazTheatre bears an uncanny resemblance Elvis Presley.

Donny Edwards, who will be part of the Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular on Jan. 5 at Star Plaza Theatre, bears an uncanny resemblance to Elvis Presley.

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Updated: January 4, 2013 4:18PM



Here is a look at upcoming concerts.

Gigs include the Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Ind.

ANOTHER HOLE IN THE WALL: 3236 Union Ave., Steger, (708) 392-3034: Jan. 5, Seven Circle Square.

BAILEY’S: 17731 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, (708) 429-7955: Jan. 5, Ray Gavin Band (classic and modern rock).

BLARNEY STONE PUB: 15400 Cicero Ave., Oak Forest, (708) 535-4800: Jan. 5, Pony Boys.

BLUE CHIP CASINO: 777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City, Ind., (219) 879-7711: Jan. 4 in Rocks Lounge, Zanes Way and Deja Vu; Jan. 4-5 in It’s Vegas Baby!, Radio Tokyo; Jan. 5 in Rocks Lounge, Monterrey (early) and Kim Thomas & Wildcard and the HZ Band (late); Jan. 6 in Rocks Lounge, the City Lights Band (early) and Rebel Pride (late); Wednesdays in It’s Vegas Baby!, Karaoke Wednesdays.

BOTTOMS UP BAR & GRILL: 1696 Thornton-Lansing Road, Lansing, (708) 418-3877: Fridays, My Kinda Friday with Jeremy & The Stoney Island Band; Thursdays, Thirsty Thursday Jam with Jeremy & The Stoney Island Band featuring Chris Karp and Danny Rantin Mcnantin.

THE BRAZEN HEAD: 13602 S. Cicero Ave., Crestwood, (708) 388-8862: Jan. 5, Ken Qualter; Jan. 10, Rick & Kevin Duo.

BUDDY GUY’S LEGENDS: 700 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, (312) 427-1190: Jan. 6, Buddy Guy with Samantha Fish and Fruteland Jackson; Jan. 7, jam hosted by Brother John; Jan. 8, the Special 20’s; Jan. 9, Bryan Lee; Jan. 10, Buddy Guy with Bryan Lee and Matt Hendricks.

CHICAGO GAELIC PARK’S THE CARRAIG PUB: 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, (708) 687-9323: Jan. 4, Ray Gavin; Jan. 5, Rico Quinn; Jan. 9, Frank Rossi; Thursdays, Irish Music Session.

CHICAGO STREET PUB: 75 N. Chicago St., Joliet, (815) 727-7171: Jan. 4, the Prairie Ghosts; Jan. 5, Ann & Mary Hatfield with Max Dunne; Jan. 10, Acoustic Night with Pat Otto, Tom and Becky and Don Nudi.

CIVIC OPERA HOUSE: 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago, (312) 827-5657: Through Jan. 19, Lyric Opera of Chicago presents “Hansel & Gretel.”

COOL RIVER DRAUGHT HOUSE & EATERY: 12622 W. 159th St., Homer Glen, (708) 301-8006: Fridays, Near Dark Entertainment presents College Night Rockstar Karaoke.

ED & JOE’S RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA: 17332 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, (708) 532-3051: Jan. 4, Sean Skyler (acoustic duo playing tunes from the Beatles to current day); Jan. 5, Iron Horse (rockabilly); Jan. 10, open mike with Hall Hanes.

FITZGERALD’S: 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, (708) 788-2118: Jan. 4, Pezband and Tomorrow the Moon (power pop); Jan. 5, Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown (British blues legends); Jan. 6, Big Band Jazz Sundays with Bill O’Connell’s Chicago Skyliners; Jan. 8, open mike; Jan. 9, Chicago Singer Spotlight; Jan. 10, Exposure with Morning Shower Scotch, DSC Express and Brian McDermott Band (local showcase); Jan. 10 in the SideBar Music Room, Salty Dogs and the Fat Babies (traditional jazz).

FOUR WINDS CASINO RESORT’S HARD ROCK CAFE: 11111 Wilson Road, New Buffalo, Mich., (866) 494-6371: Jan. 4, DJ Jimmy Beats; Jan. 5, Paul Erdman & The Tracks; Jan. 6, Paul Erdman; Jan. 10, Mike Talbot.

FOX’S PIZZA ON WOLF: 11247 W. 187th St., Mokena, (708) 478-8888: Jan. 4-5, Todd & Connie’s Acoustic Thing.

HARRAH’S JOLIET’S STAGE 151: 151 N. Joliet St., (815) 740-7800: Jan. 4, Timing’s Everything; Jan. 5, Run 4 Covers.

HEROES WEST SPORTS GRILL: 1530 Commerce Drive, Joliet, (815) 725-1234: Jan. 5, Rebel Highway (Southern rock classics including top 40 songs with a great groove and two- to three-part harmonies from bands from the 1960s-1980s).

HOLLYWOOD CASINO JOLIET’S HOLLYWOOD STADIUM: 2300 Empress Drive, (888) 436-7737: Jan. 4, Hillbilly Rockstarz (country, country rock and party music); Jan. 5, Brother Trouble (country and Yall-ternative) with I-57 South.

J.J. KELLEY’S RESTAURANT & PUB: 2455 Bernice Road, Lansing, (708) 474-9977: Tuesdays, karaoke with Chris; Thursdays, open mike with Cody and friends.

J.W. HOLLSTEIN’S SALOON: 17358 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, (708) 429-7000: Jan. 4, In Roads; Jan. 5, the Hat Guys; Jan. 7, karaoke; Thirsty Thursday with DJ delaChapelle.

THE LINGER MARTINI BAR: 4142 W. 167th St., Oak Forest, (708) 960-0481: Fridays, Greek Night featuring a different disc jockey each time; Jan. 5, Andrea McNeil & The Guys (rhythm and blues); Jan. 6, jazz performer to be announced; Sundays, the DJ Hi-Speed Experience featuring DJ Antyon.

LITTLE JOE’S: 1300 N. Cedar Road, New Lenox, (815) 463-1099: Tuesdays, Piano Styles by Joe.

MOJOE’S: 22 W. Cass St., Joliet, mojoesofjoliet.com: Jan. 4 (early, all ages), Carawae (reunion) and Asteria with the Sun and the Sea (ex-the Graduate) and Famous Like You; Jan. 4 (late), Lateralus (Tool tribute) with Absolute Zero (Stone Sour tribute) and Avarice (playing songs by Metallica, Pantera, Lamb of God, etc.)

115 BOURBON STREET: 3359 W. 115th St., Merrionette Park, (708) 388-8881: Jan. 4, Railroad Gin and Prairie Station; Jan. 5, Johnny & Coax and Dick Diamond; Jan. 10, Hairbangers Ball.

191 SOUTH: 10160 191st St., Mokena, (708) 479-6873: Jan. 4, Sugar High; Jan. 5, South Side Hooligans.

PAPA JOE’S: 14459 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park, (708) 403-9099: Jan. 5, Afterglow; Tuesdays (two-for-one pasta night) and Thursdays (half-priced martinis), Afterglow.

RIVERS CASINO’S CUBE: 3000 S. River Road, Des Plaines, (888) 307-0777: Jan. 8, Smokin’ Gunz (country); Jan. 9, Wedding Banned (1980s, 1990s and beyond); Jan. 10, ARRA (classic rock); Thursdays-Saturdays, disc jockeys.

STAR PLAZA THEATRE: 8001 Delaware Place, Merrillville, Ind., (219) 791-1234: Jan. 5, Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular with Shawn Klush, Cody Ray Slaughter and Donny Edwards with D.J. Fontana, the Sweet Inspirations and the Blackwood Quartet with the Fabulous Ambassadors Tribute Band.

THE STATION: 151 N. Glenwood Ave., Glenwood, (708) 758-6110: Jan. 4, Little Johnny (blues, blues rock, Motown, funk, etc.)

TOMMY NEVIN’S PUB: 9680 Lincolnway Lane, Frankfort, (815) 464-1000: Jan. 9, open mike with Joe Garrison.

WILLIAM ALEXANDER WINE STUDIO: 900 S. State St., Lockport, (815) 834-9463: Jan. 4, John Pothen; Jan. 5, Lefty (new to the studio); Sundays, Sunday Sessions open mike.

ZANTE LOUNGE: 8888 W. 159th St., Orland Hills, (708) 364-0100: Jan. 4, Rendition.

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