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Upcoming: Ravinia's summer; Alvin Ailey
2016-03-09

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Bob Dylan ( performing with Mavis Staples ), Diana Ross, Tony Bennett, Paul Simon, Bryan Ferry, Seal, Patti LaBelle, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, the Alice Cooper/Joe Perry/Johnny Depp supergroup Hollywood Vampires, and Duran Duran and Chic ( led by Nile Rodgers ) are among the acts slated to perform at Ravinia this summer.

Below are a few dates of slated acts:

—June 9: Barenaked Ladies, OMD and Howard Jones

—June 12: Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

—June 18: Paul Simon

—June 23: Patti LaBelle with The Commodores

—June 24: Bob Dylan with Mavis Staples

—July 1: Indigo Girls with Shawn Mullins

—July 8: Duran Duran with Chic featuring Nile Rodgers

—July 10: Phillip Phillips with Matt Nathanson

—July 11: Ladysmith Black Mambazo with Sweet Honey in the Rock

—July 17: Hollywood Vampires

—July 27: Diana Ross

—July 31: Buddy Guy with Jeff Beck

—Aug. 6: Bryan Ferry

—Aug. 11: War and Los Lonely Boys

—Aug. 12: Joshua Bell and Chris Botti

—Aug. 13: Tony Bennett's 90th-birthday celebration

—Aug. 14-15: Don Henley

—Aug. 21: Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Itzhak Perlman

—Aug. 26-27: Train and Andy Grammer

—Aug. 28: Seal

—Sept. 3: Bonnie Raitt

—Sept. 7-8: Chiara String Quartet

See Ravinia.org .

Ailey troupe in town through March 13

The Auditorium Theatre's annual Chicago presentation of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will take place through March 13.

Segments on the program include "Awakening," Robert Battle's first world premiere since becoming artistic director; Ronald K. Brown's world premiere, "Open Door"; Rennie Harris' "Exodus"; Paul Taylor's "Piazzolla Caldera," set in a smoky tango club; Robert Battle's "No Longer Silent"; three productions Alvin Ailey created himself—"Cry," "Love Songs" and "Blues Suite"; and "Revelations."

Ticket prices start at $33 and can be purchased online at AuditoriumTheatre.org, by phone at 312-341-2300 or in person at the Auditorium Theatre box office, 50 E. Congress Pkwy.

Windy City Times full callendar of community events at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/chicago/events/upcoming.php .


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