Events

July
20
The Vince Chiarelli

Summer Concert Series Staples: The Vince Chiarelli Band

One of the most original and eclectic Italian bands, “The Vince Chiarelli Band” has entertained audiences from coast to coast. They have been acclaimed for their unique sound, which gives their audience a taste of traditional Italian music with their own modern twist and a Lain flair. The band’s popularity is credited to their unique mix and arrangements of classic Italian favorites, intertwined with romantic Italian ballads, Italian-American favorites and enticing bossa nova and flamenco rhythms. Audiences will be captivated by the band’s own self-described genre of “Flamenco Italiano,” which has revitalized the excitement of Italian music.

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July
21
Italian Music Show

Door

NO COVER!

Join us for an unforgettable Italian Music Show! 

Featuring live musical performances by Celentano Due & The Vince Chiarelli Band. 

Celetano Due is the top Celentano impersonator in Italy! He will be making a visit to Franchesco's during his NorthEastern Tour of the United States. 

Celentano is dubbed "il Molleggiato" (the flexible one) because of his dancing.

Celentano has released many record albums which have enjoyed enormous commercial and critical success. Over the course of his career, Celentano sold over 150 million records. He is very often credited as the author of both the music and lyrics of his songs, although according to his wife Claudia sometimes they were written in collaboration with others. Due to his prolific career and great success, both in Italy and in the rest of the world, he is considered one of the pillars of Italian music.

One of the most original and eclectic Italian bands, “The Vince Chiarelli Band” has entertained audiences from coast to coast. They have been acclaimed for their unique sound, which gives their audience a taste of traditional Italian music with their own modern twist and a Latin flair. The band’s popularity is credited to their unique mix and arrangements of classic Italian favorites, intertwined with romantic Italian ballads, Italian-American favorites and enticing bossa nova and flamenco rhythms. Audiences will be captivated by the band’s own self-described genre of “Flamenco Italiano,” which has revitalized the excitement of Italian music.

July
27
Robert L. Hines

Door

$15

Hines started doing stand-up comedy at the age of 21. His first performance was in June 1991 at the Funny Firm, a Chicago Comedy Club owned by Len Austrevitch, who would later cast Hines in his first film roles. After his set, Hines met local comedians Bernie Mac, Evan Lionel, Daran Howard and Shay Shay (Phillip White). Mac and Lionel booked Hines on the spot for their Monday night show at Chicago's Cotton Club, where Hines continued to appear for nearly a year. All four comedians became mentors and friends of Hines. From 1991 to 1996, Daran Howard tapped Hines to perform in his Laugh Fest College Comedy Tour with shows targeted to historically Black colleges. Hines credits Shay Shay with helping him learn to make his comedy more personal, telling Steven Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, "Shay told me I've got to show them my pain."

In addition to touring and club performances (primarily in the Midwest), Hines has made a number of national TV appearances, including BET's Comic View, Comedy Central's Comic Just, he and Fox's Uptown Comedy Club. In 1995, Hines was nominated for the Sammy Davis, Jr. Musical Comedy Award by BET's Comic View Comedy Awards TV show.