Category Archives: Cover

Stronger Every Day

The Chicago Transit Authority was formed in 1967 and found almost immediate success with their signature sound of solid rock songs augmented by the best horns in the business. Their enormously influential work helped pave the way for jazz-oriented rock.

A Night at the Copacabana

Mark O’Toole learned a long time ago if he wanted to survive as an entertainer in the crazy business of show business, being versatile was the key. But versatility only takes a person so far, if the talent isn’t there. That’s something O’Toole has never had to worry about—he has the vocal ability to sing anything he wants to. Being able to alternate between a voice like soft butter or rough sandpaper—if that’s what a song calls for—gives O’Toole his edge.

Los Chicos Del 512

Selena, “Tejano Queen,” was a shining star in the world of music, making huge strides in a genre dominated up to that point by male entertainers. Her contributions to music made her one of the most popular and celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century. Billboard magazine named her the top selling Latin artist of the 1990s and she is credited for catapulting a music genre into the mainstream market.

Roddin’ on the River

The largest and one of the most established car shows in the area takes place for the 26th year in a row in the South Parking Lot of the Riverside Resort on Thurs-Sun, Sept 21-24. That show would be the River Cruizers’ “Roddin’ on the River” Charity Classic Car Show, which sees about 400 cars on display and in competition for awards and trophies.