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MD performs in Evanston March 23


Concert series takes off at The Merion in Evanston

By Lilli Kuzma Pioneer Press


MARCH 11, 2016

Evanston is home to a newer venue, one that is sparkling with excellent music. The Crystal Lounge at The Merion, 1611 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, is multi-faceted in its entertainment, presenting a range of live performances, known as the Acoustic Sound Musical Series, three times weekly. Music lovers are appreciating Thursday night concerts curated by Evanston resident Nan Anderson.

The Merion, formerly called the North Shore Hotel, is a retirement community, but the public is welcome to attend the events. …

Beyond the Driver


Chicago cabbie is a novelist and singer-songwriter

CHICAGO IL - Though Chicago’s Jack Clark earns his living as a cab driver, he has won awards for the books he’s written, and recently two of his original songs have been picked up by recording artist Jay Ryan, an American who’s been living in France for the past twenty-five years.

“I met Jack a couple of years ago at a gig in Montreuil,” said Ryan who fronts his own band, Jay & the Cooks. “While working on our album, I heard Jack sing some of his songs and I said to myself, ‘Why not ask him if I could use one or two on the record?’”

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