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Christopher McBride is graduate Homewood-Flossmoor High School Flossmoor.  |  Driven2Xcel photo

Christopher McBride is a graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor. | Driven2Xcel photo

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Updated: December 24, 2012 6:31AM



Here is a look at upcoming concerts.

Gigs include Homewood and Flossmoor native Christopher McBride at Andy’s Jazz Club & Restaurant in Chicago, Party with a Purpose: A Night of Music & Comedy at the Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University in University Park, and the Buckinghams at the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago.

Christopher McBride

A native of Homewood and Flossmoor, Christopher McBride will celebrate the release of his “Quatuor de Force” CD on Nov. 23 at Andy’s Jazz Club & Restaurant, 11 E. Hubbard St., Chicago.

The graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor received a degree in music from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

The gig marks the second Chicago release show for McBride’s first CD, which was launched to a standing-room-only crowd at L26 in Chicago’s South Loop Hotel.

Information: crmcbride.com.

Party with a Purpose

Narski Music Productions Inc. and Smooth Jazz Chicago presents the third annual Party with a Purpose: A Night of Music & Comedy at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. doors) Nov. 23 at the Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University, off University Parkway east of Governors Highway, University Park.

The show will be hosted by Rick O’Dell and feature “The Sax Man” Ray Silkman, comedian Ron Baker Jr., “The Voice” Michael “Silk” Avery, jazz and funk keyboardist Chris Allison, Grammy nominee guitarist Paul Richmond, vocalist BabiDoll and guitarist Michael Gallagher.

Information: (708) 235-2222, centertickets.net.

The Buckinghams

“The Joy of Christmas” will be presented at 8 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago.

The Buckinghams, headlined by founding members Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna, will perform the band’s Billboard top 40 hits “Kind of a Drag,” “Don’t You Care,” “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” and “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy.”

The show, which is sponsored in part by the SouthtownStar, also will include holiday favorites for hometown fans.

As Giammarese said, “Playing at the Beverly Arts Center really puts you in a Christmas mood.”

Tickets are $30 or $27 for center members.

Information: (773) 445-3838, beverlyartcenter.org.

Provided to the SouthtownStar

MORE PLAYING LIVE

BLUE CHIP CASINO: 777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City, Ind., (219) 879-7711: Nov. 23 in Rocks Lounge, the Neverly Brothers and Jamrose; Nov. 23 in It’s Vegas Baby!, Boys Are Mean; Nov. 24 in Rocks Lounge, Rick Lindy and the Wild Ones (early) and Johnny V and the Killer Buzz and April’s Reign (late); Nov. 24 in It’s Vegas Baby!, Libido Funk Circus; Nov. 25 in Rocks Lounge, Doug Church (early) and Smokin’ Gunz (late); in It’s Vegas Baby!, Smooth Jazz Series featuring Carlos Cannon; Wednesdays in It’s Vegas Baby!, Karaoke Wednesdays.

BOTTOMS UP BAR & GRILL: 1696 Thornton-Lansing Road, Lansing, (708) 418-3877: Fridays, Freaky Friday Party with Jeremy & The Band of Brothers (acoustic music, open mike and a disc jockey); Nov. 24, Boothy Collins Band; Thursdays, Thirsty Thursday Jam hosted by Jeremy and the House Band.

THE BRAZEN HEAD: 13602 S. Cicero Ave., Crestwood, (708) 388-8862: Nov. 24, Pairallel featuring Justin & Shaunna.

BUDDY GUY’S LEGENDS: 700 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, (312) 427-1190: Nov. 23, Matthew Skoller with Luke Dytel and Harmonica Hinds; Nov. 24, Nellie “The Tiger” Travis with Gerry Hundt; Nov. 25, Sunday Night Jazz Party (early) and the Cash Box Kings (late); Nov. 26, jam hosted by Brother John; Nov. 27, Marty Sammon; Nov. 28, College Night with Harmonica Hinds; Nov. 29, Dave Specter and the Blue Birds.

CHICAGO GAELIC PARK’S THE CARRAIG PUB: 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, (708) 687-9323: Nov. 23, Vocal Illusion; Nov. 24, Richie Z.; Thursdays, Irish Music Sessions.

CHICAGO STREET PUB: 75 N. Chicago St., Joliet, (815) 727-7171: Mondays, Traditional Irish Music Session featuring Anne Hatfield; Nov. 28, Wordeater.

CIVIC OPERA HOUSE: 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago, (312) 827-5657: Through Nov. 26, Lyric Opera of Chicago presents “Werther”; through Dec. 15, Lyric Opera of Chicago presents “Don Pasquale.”

COOL RIVER DRAUGHT HOUSE & EATERY: 12622 W. 159th St., Homer Glen, (708) 301-8006: Nov. 24, the Frantic, the Run Around and an acoustic set by Doug from the Ridgelands.

ED & JOE’S RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA: 17332 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, (708) 532-3051: Nov. 23, Ray Gavin with Jim Croke (acoustic duo); Nov. 24, Justin LaForte Trio (jazz originals and jazz treatments of classic rock); Nov. 29, open mike with Mike O’Meara.

FITZGERALD’S: 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, (708) 788-2118: Nov. 23, the Bad Examples (billed as Chicago’s best bar band) plus Matt Pingel (CD release); Nov. 24, Mr. Blotto; Nov. 24 in the SideBar Music Room, the New Duncan Imperials (rock); Nov. 25 (all ages), Big Band Sunday featuring John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee; Nov. 27 in the SideBar, open mike; Nov. 29, Country Night in Berwyn featuring Lisa De Rosia & Lush Budgett, Crazee Heart and Slim Pickins Band (honky tonk with a twist).

FOUR WINDS CASINO RESORT’S HARD ROCK CAFE: 11111 Wilson Road, New Buffalo, Mich., (866) 494-6371: Nov. 23, Coco-Nuts (tribute to Jimmy Buffett and island music) and Broken Road (tribute to Rascal Flatts); Nov. 24, Boogie Fever and Big 80’s; Nov. 25, Mike Struwin.

HEROES WEST SPORTS GRILL: 1530 Commerce Drive, Joliet, (815) 725-1234: Nov. 24, Chicks with Picks.

HOLLYWOOD CASINO JOLIET’S HOLLYWOOD STADIUM: 2300 Empress Drive, (888) 436-7737: Nov. 23, Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press; Nov. 24, Hello Nuvo.

HORSESHOE HAMMOND’S THE VENUE: 777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond, Ind., (866) 711-7463: Nov. 23, the Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks!; Nov. 24, Vasilis Karras and Paulo & Pantelis Pantelidis.

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: Nov. 23, Hit Parade; Nov. 24, Kickin Wing; Thursdays, Thirsty Thursday with DJ delaChapelle.

LIMESTONE CITY GRILL & LOUNGE: 13415 S. Ridgeland Ave., Palos Heights, (708) 371-9000: Nov. 23, Jimmy O and Rhonda Lee; Nov. 24, Charles and Company.

THE LINGER MARTINI BAR: 4142 W. 167th St., Oak Forest, (708) 960-0481: Fridays, Greek Night featuring a different disc jockey each time; Nov. 24, Nightwind Band (jazz); Sundays, the DJ Hi-Speed Experience featuring DJ Antoine.

LITTLE JOE’S: 1300 N. Cedar Road, New Lenox, (815) 463-1099: Nov. 25, Nino Folino; Tuesdays, Piano Styles by Joe.

MOJOE’S: 22 W. Cass St., Joliet, mojoesofjoliet.com: Nov. 24, Hurt and Smile Empty Soul with Poison Whiskey, Emisis and She Loves Seven; Nov. 27, Tantric (acoustic) with Stone Cold Outlaw and Today’s Wreckage; Nov. 28, Holiday Hangover featuring Jackyl with Down n Dirty and Poison Whiskey; Nov. 29 (all ages), Go Radio with Paradise Fears, Stages & Stereos and Marina City.

115 BOURBON STREET: 3359 W. 115th St., Merrionette Park, (708) 388-8881: Nov. 23, Johnny and Coax (front stage), Rendition Gone Country! (the saloon) and 16 Candles (big room); Nov. 24, ARRA (front stage); Nov. 29, Mike and Joe (front stage).

191 SOUTH: 10160 191st St., Mokena, (708) 479-6873: Nov. 23, Recycle the Day; Nov. 24, Katie Quick; Tuesdays-Wednesdays, karaoke; Thursdays, Ladies Night with DJ Tony D.

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

RIALTO SQUARE THEATRE: 15 E. Van Buren St., Joliet, (815) 726-7600: Nov. 24, ComEd Festival of Trees featuring Rialto Idol.

RIVERS CASINO’S CUBE: 3000 S. River Road, Des Plaines, (888) 307-0777: Nov. 27, Hey Cowboy (country); Nov. 28, American English (Beatles tribute); Nov. 29, 7th Heaven (rock and pop).

SCREMENTI’S ITALIAN GRILL: 9716 W. 191st St., Mokena, (708) 478-4300: Nov. 23, Afterglow; Nov. 28, Frank Rossi strolling with his accordion from table to table.

STAR PLAZA THEATRE: 8001 Delaware Place, Merrillville, Ind., (219) 791-1234: Nov. 25, the Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show.

SULLIVAN’S NIGHT CLUB, IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT: 4660 W. 147th St., Midlothian, (708) 385-4100: Nov. 24, Sopro Music’s Pearl Anniversary 30th annual Thanksgiving Blues Revue featuring the Chicago Horns (nationally acclaimed and renowned blues and jazz project) including Bill McFarland (trombone and vocals, billed as Chicago’s and America’s trombone king), Hank Ford (saxophone, billed as the Saxophone Sensation of the Nation), Kenny Anderson (trumpet, billed as the Midwest’s Trumpet Titan), Tony Ferraro (saxophone, billed as Chicago’s favorite South Side Saxophone Son), John Falstrom (bass, billed as the Midwest’s Bass Boss), Joey Drada (guitar, billed as the Tattooed Blues Cowboy); Frank Anastos, (guitar, billed as the South Suburban Guitar Prince; Scott Bonshire (drums, billed as the Midwest’s Top Dog Drum Kick), Greg Wolfman (keyboards, billed as the Midwest’s No. 1 Blues Ivory 88’s Man). There also will be performances by Deb Seitz (vocals, billed as Chicago’s Soul-Stirring Leading Lady of the Blues), France Marie Green (vocals, billed as Chicago’s Own Angelic Voice Queen), Billy King (guitar and vocals, billed as Chicago’s South Side King Guitarist) and Doug Lee (harmonica and vocals, billed as Detroit’s Blues Harmonica Dominator). The event will feature autographed and framed photos, free champagne and CD giveaways.

TOMMY NEVIN’S PUB: 9680 Lincolnway Lane, Frankfort, (815) 464-1000: Nov. 28, open mike with Joe Garrison.

ZANTE LOUNGE: 8888 W. 159th St., Orland Hills, (708) 364-0100: Nov. 23, No Direction.

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