Friday, April 5, 2013

Today in Rogers Park - April 5th, 2013


Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton 



Quest Network Services - Retro Video Game Night
7301 N. SHERIDAN ROAD CHICAGO, IL. 60626
WEBSITE | PHONE: (773) 761-3555

Quest Network Services specializes in computer technical support, computer repair, computer networking, computer sales, wireless internet services from Clear, and offers in home or business computer services too. Quest also offers cassette tape to CD transfer, VCR tape to DVD transfer, 8mm movie to DVD transfer, record to CD and Reel to Reel to CD transfer. Rogers Park residents and businesses alike have also utilized Quest's "Virtual Office", (copy, fax, internet, and computer rental service), for everything from homework, art projects, legal issues, and business start-up.

Every Friday at 7pm, Quest hosts Retro Video Game Night in it's 1920's Parlor. Choose from retro entertainment systems including Nintendo and Super Nintendo or the original arcade versions of classics including Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Q*Bert, Centipede, Arkanoid, Super Mario Brothers and more.





Taste Food & Wine - Complimentary Wine Tasting
1506 W. JARVIS AVENUE CHICAGO, IL. 60626

WEBSITE | PHONE: (773) 761-3663

Taste is a wine shop and European-style grocery in the heart of the burgeoning Jarvis Square neighborhood of Rogers Park. Owned and operated by a close-knit group who is deeply rooted in the European tradition, this little shop maintains a friendly and accessible attitude towards wine. Wine should not intimidate, it should be enjoyed. Taste offers good wine at a good price and a knowledgeable staff of good people.

"Taste Food and Wine has one of the most beautiful, romantic atmosphere's I've ever encountered. I can take myself out of Rogers Park and imagine myself in another country, tasting a wine at a vineyard. It has such a unique charm, I can't help but be enamored with the place. The people are very helpful, answering calls and questions non-stop, and assisting you the moment you walk in their door". - Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce on Taste

Complimentary wine tasting are hosted every Monday and Friday of the month at Taste Food & Wine from 6pm - 8pm. Purchase of a bottle of wine is highly recommended to support this great local business.





Mayne Stage - Sound Culture presents: Fatoumata Diawara
1328 W. MORSE AVENUE CHICAGO, IL. 60626
WEBSITE | Phone: (773) 381-4554

With a nod to the historic past of this grand facility, Mayne Stage features a restaurant (Act One Pub) and performance space that reflects the unique and diverse history of Rogers Park. Mayne Stage is happy to present a variety of terrific acts in its 230-seat multipurpose entertainment venue.

Introducing a fresh new talent with a unique sound, a bagful of beautiful self-penned songs and a tumultuous life story behind her, Fatoumata Diawara’s debut album, ‘Fatou’, was released on World Circuit on September 19, 2011. Tall, superbly poised and elegant, with an iridescent smile, this sometime star of African film draws elements of jazz and funk into an exquisitely sparse contemporary folk sound – refracting the rocking rhythms and plaintive melodies of her ancestral Wassoulou tradition through an instinctive pop sensibility. At the centre of the music is Fatou’s warm, affecting voice, spare, rhythmical guitar playing and gorgeously melodic songs that draw powerfully on her own often troubled experience.

Now based in Paris, Fatou has had a life covering a whole gamut of contemporary African experience: fighting parental opposition to her artistic ambitions and the cultural prejudice faced by women throughout Africa, winning success as an actress in film and theatre, before finding her feet in the medium she was always destined to make her own: music.




Red Line Tap - Chris and Dave of Cornmeal / Dog 1
7006 N. GLENWOOD AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60626
WEBSITE 

The Red Line Tap hosts music up to 7 nights a week featuring local and national acts on stage, from their resident band the Mudflapps, to Micki’s open mic and all sorts of great shows daily,
Red Line Tap has something for everyone!
Cornmeal has grown from humble beginnings into a nationally recognized live music institution. Heavily influenced by American roots and folk music, Cornmeal blends lightning fast tempos and impeccable harmonies into an unrivaled live performance that continues to expand upon the five-piece acoustic-electric groups’ vast musical repertoire. While steeped in the tradition of the past, Cornmeal continues to forge their own path, pushing the boundaries of bluegrass, Americana and folk for a whole new generation of music lovers. With a rapidly growing fan base and ever-evolving sound, Cornmeal challenges the recipe of the bluegrass sound and live performance.

In the beginning of 2010, Cornmeal released their first live album, Live in Chicago, IL Vol. I, an album that pays tribute to the fans. Now, in the end of 2011, Cornmeal has released a follow up to that album, Live in Chicago, IL Vol. II. “Live in Chicago, IL Vol. II is the continuation of those efforts, and gives us another glimpse of Cornmeal’s relentless approach to live performance and the contemporary interpretation of roots music. Featuring more of the smoking hot picking, intricate yet explosive improvised jams, and constantly evolving sound that has come to define this unique group, Vol. II is not just for Cornmeal fans, but for anyone with an ear for passionate performance and honest musicianship," writes Herschel Concepcion. For the first six years as a band, Cornmeal performed each and every Wednesday in Chicago to small yet loyal crowds. Throughout the winters of 2007-2009, Cornmeal returned to Chicago to pay homage to that tradition. The albums are for the fans as a thank you for all the years of dedication, for believing in Cornmeal, and for creating a wonderful community for them to come home to. The albums were recorded live throughout the winter of 2009 at Martyrs’ in Chicago, IL. Unlike Cornmeal’s three previous releases, Live in Chicago, IL Vol. I & II captures the band in its raw, intense format, bouncing through song after song of fast paced, fierce originals and extensive improvised jams that showcase the immense talent and connectivity that have gained them so much fan appeal from coast to coast. With the release of their debut album "In The Kitchen" (2001 Livin' Live records), Cornmeal secured its place as one of the top bands in its genre. 2003’s “Tales from Magic Stone Mountain” (Livin’ Live records) garnered much critical attention and became a staple on College and AAA top 10 lists throughout the country.

In May of 2006, Cornmeal released their third album, “Feet First”, which became proof positive that Cornmeal’s tenure on the road brought on an honest and mature sound. Produced by guitarist Kris Nowak and bassist Chris Gangi, "Feet First" features a strong confidence in songwriting, musicianship and the ability of this band to stylistically ride the fence and bring it back home without missing a step.

While playing a blend of high profile venues, jam-band and bluegrass festivals to thousands nationally, they have been main stage performers at some of the most renowned festivals in the country. These festivals include Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Magnolia Fest, Wakarusa Music Festival, and Summer Camp Music Festival as well as having performed on multiple stages at Bonnaroo, All Good Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, 10K Lakes, and many others. They pride themselves on the energy they put forth each night creating an unrivalled live performance that continues to shape itself into an energetic one of a kind experience. 

Live in Chicago, IL Vol. I & II proves that Cornmeal continues to be a band to watch out for. Every show they play is a unique experience that leaves fans begging for more.





HEADS UP



Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce 4 Year Anniversary Celebration.

All Rogers Park businesses, organizations, institutions, community leaders, and residents are invited to meet and greet as the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce celebrates four years of supporting and unifying Rogers Park businesses.

This event will be hosted at Quest Network Services, 7301 N. Sheridan Road. Guests will be warmly welcomed to short (10-15 minutes) presentations by local businesses and service organizations and served tastes from restaurants and cafes of our neighborhood.


This is a public event on Saturday, April 13th, 2013 from 12 noon - 7pm. RSVP calls to (773) 850-0049 are encouraged. RSVP's to facebook and walk-ins are OK. This is a free community event.

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1 comment:

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce said...

Both Taste Food & Wine and Quest Network Services are members of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce.

Shop in Rogers Park to support Rogers Park business and improve our overall economic state.

- Bill Morton, President
Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

www.RogersPark.cc