Get ready for a busy new lineup of live entertainment. For this Crystal Lake venue, a new outdoor environment is setting the mood for things to come. ...

As area arts venues spring back to life, this fixture in the arts scene is preparing to become a go-to venue for regular live performances. ...

Geneva Lake's beloved summer tradition is finally back, after COVID-19 derailed plans last year. Get a sneak peek at this year's lineup and some of the exciting changes that lie ahead. ...

Trying new things can be scary, but ESO has proven that new traditions can also be successful, as it embarks on a new schedule and venue for symphonic music. ...

At long last, it's time once again to grab a lawn chair and head to the park for some live music. These two venues are ready to rock. ...

For venues like Woodstock Opera House, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, Barrington's White House and Arcada Theatre, there's growing hope for the year ahead, as they slowly return to in-person performance. ...

The lights are down, but our area arts venues are far from out, as they adapt to changing circumstances and embrace new ways of connecting with audiences. Here's a look at how three venues – Paramount Theatre, Raue Center for the Arts, and The Dole – continue to keep their work front and center. ...

Amidst a most unusual year, ESO’s musical director and conductor plans to step down this summer and pursue new opportunities. We caught up with him for a final look at how he’s grown over the years and where he hopes to grow from here. ...

Forced to shut down because of COVID-19, arts organizations across the region are hurting. A new superhero at Crystal Lake's Dole Mansion is raising the alarm. ...

Things may look a little different this fall, as Elgin Symphony Orchestra returns to public venues, but it's also a season filled with promise and opportunity. Here's a peek at what awaits. ...