This Edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” orginally aired on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17. 2017
MINDI ABAIR (jazz/pop saxophonist, singer, songwriter)
JIM PETERIK (singer, songwriter, author with a new 2018 calendar)
ALLISON SILL (actress in "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE" at Theatre At The Center)
Yes...it's true MINDI ABAIR was just a guest on the program a few weeks ago, but she's so gifted and so personable, that Mindi popped back on for this program, to do a live chat about her performance that evening (10/17) at The Genesee Theater in Waukegan, IL with Jeffery Osborne. Some of her songs -- new and catalog selections -- will be featured during her segment.
Iconic Chicago rocker and Grammy Award-winner JIM PETERIK has added "pin up boy" to his extensive entertainment resume with the release of his first official calendar -- "The Guitars That Followed Me Home." The 2018 color calendar is a must have for the guitar player of everyone's holiday gift-giving list. Incidentally, Peterik and Abair have worked and recorded together, so expect to hear at least one of their collaborations played during the show between their respective segments.
This week's program kick started the Christmas Holiday Season by spotlighting the live stage production of "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: THE MUSICAL," with a gifted, young Chicago actress named ALLISON SILL -- cast as "Mary Bailey" the loving and distressed wife of "George Bailey" -- chatting up this regional production at Theatre At The Center (1040 Ridge Road) in Munster. It runs running through December 23. Selections from the show will be featured during the interview.