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Music Takes no Holiday

Ok, maybe a day or two off. Still, lots of good stuff to catch this week.

Monday, December 23.

At Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon Ave, Chicago, is a benefit for Rock for Kids. Dubbed, "A Very Folky Christmas," it includes performances by Donna Adler, James Curley, Melanie Budd, Julie Jergens, and Nate and Ginny Herman. 7 PM.

Tuesday, December 24.

Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma will include highlights from December 8's Holiday Hoot. 90.9 FM or wdcb.org.

Friday, December 27.

Heather Styka at Just Goods 201 7th St, Rockford.7 PM. Free will donation.

Pete Norman at Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St, Downers Grove. 8:15 PM. $7.

Acousatic Music Jam in Grayslake. Contact Jeff Justman for info at jazzmanjeffjustman@yahoo.com or 847-989-9634.

Eric Noden at the House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago. 6:30 PM.

Saturday, December 28.

Mark Dvorak and Walt Meder at Caribou Coffee, 5100 S. Main St, Downers Grove. 7 PM.

Steve Justman at the Chicago Indoor French Market, 151 S. Clintgon St, Chicago. 11 AM.

Sunday, December 29.

Steve Justman at Beans and Leaves, 320 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove. 2 PM.

The Dean Milano Trio at McCormick and Schmick's, 41 E. Chestnut, Chicago. 11 AM - 2 PM.

A happy holiday to all those of you who celebrate one or more of Ramadan, Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa. To all the rest of you, have a great week.