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Artsy music shows heat up this winter to melt Chicagoland's cold temps

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Northeastern’s Jewel Box Series presents folk-fusion performers Della Mae on Friday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Northeastern Illinois University’s Steinberg Fine Arts Center Recital Hall on 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue in Chicago. Order tickets ($5-$25) by calling 773-442-4636 or visiting

As part of the Bluegrass Legends Concert series, fiddler Michael Cleveland and the Flamekeeper band will play at the American Legion Music Hall on 1030 Central Street in Evanston at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 28. For additional information, visit

The Grammy-winning sextet Eighth Blackbird performs Still in Motion on March 8 at 7:30 p.m. and on March 9 at 3 p.m. in the MCA’s Edlis Neeson Theater on 220 E. Chicago Avenue. Tickets ($10-$28) are available at 312-397-4010 at at One free admission to Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art is with each ticket stub from the even. Learn more at

The Chicago Sinfonietta presents Global Dance Party, a concert featuring Bhangra-inspired DJ Rekha with Dave Sharma at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, at Naperville’s Wentz Concert Hall of North Central College on 171 E. Chicago Avenue, and at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 24 at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall of Symphony Centeron 220 S. Michigan Avenue. Tickets ($42-$54) are available at 312-284-1554 and at

The Chicago-based pop band Painted on Water will perform at at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music on 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue. For more information, visit and


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