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Diane Blanchette and Mary E., Midwest MERmaids welcome Jan Glazar. Jan is the Director of the Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery in Kankakee Illinois.
Tune in and discover all the newest and up to date happenings at the Gallery and around Kankakee County!
Mary E., and Diane return to their night time slot and welcome, Balanced Babe Sarah Baker joins the Ladies of the Diner to talk about the upcoming Be Healthful Retreat to be held September 14th in Chicago Illinois. Sarah's background in wellness will is sure to inspire us all to be our best selves.
Sarah is a Chicago based international model, actress, creator of the fashion and lifestyle blog City Gurl Secrets, avid yoga and pilates enthusiast, and holistic health advocate.She is currently working towards her certification in health and wellness coaching and a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition to have a thriving practice as an RD, Health Coach, Holistic Nutritionist and Image Consultant.
Tonight's feature broadcast will feature:
Featured Musician Hemmingbirds - Chicago
Acorn Theater Open mic, "Its Beatlemania" with Steve Champagne August 19, Three Oaks Michigan
Benefit for Marissa Rapier, August 22nd, Bradley
Can't make it to Kankakee's Downtown Music Fest tonight? No worries, tune in to hear from one of the best musicians to ever come out of Kankakee Illinois! DCR, set the standard in the H.L. Rapier family as he took his mother's musical talent to a whole new level. From DCR came other musical talent. Whether it is writing or music making, the creative juices of the Rapier family are always flowing! No one knows better than ME, aka Mary E. Rapier-LaLuna!
DC Rapier explores the "roots, stems and branches" known simply as the Blues! He blends his vast musical knowledge with his love of the blues. Each week he will take us on a musical journey as only Brother Doug can do! This show blues' stew focuses on Douglas C. Rapier and BoPoMoFo. There is none better!
Born and raised an hour from the famous Blues and Jazz venues of Chicago, DC Rapier began his professional music journey with his first paying gig at the age of 15, as the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and harmonica player in a band playing Blues and R&B tunes learned from recordings of the vanguards of the British Invasion, the Yardbirds, the Animals and the Rolling Stones.
For more than 45 years, DC has been singing madrigal, plain-song, oratorio, art song, opera, musicals, jazz, Blues, swing, rock, pop, country –western and even some jingles. He’s performed in choirs and choral groups in Europe and America; played sax, flute and bass clarinet in concert and jazz bands; guitar, harmonica, sax and flute in rock bands, Blues bands and show bands.
The Ladies of the Diner, Mary E. LaLuna and Diane Blanchette as they do what they love most; bringing great stories to life! This week's show will be focused on great community theater, or do you say theatre? Joining us will be:
Footlight's Theatre, Michigan City Indiana
Acorn Theater, Three Oaks Michigan
Bears Training Camp | Wrigley Field was open late last night | Bears | I-57 | Kankakee | Early Morning |
Al and Clark picked up Travis in Bridegeport on the way to Chicago Bears Training Camp this morning. Well, before camp we made stop for breakfast at the Blues Cafe in Kankakee. We'll have the full report on this episode. Might have to talk tome Bulls. Perhaps we'll discuss that Cubs game. We'll talk Garth Brooks.
Listen to Al Larcher & Clark Lorensen, of ComedyAccident, talk sports live on Wednesdays @ 7pm CST at www.blogtalkradio.com/larcherandlorensen. Catch the podcast at anytime.
Mary E. and Diane B., welcome Shona Bolden of Crown Point Indiana and she will be talking Hulafrog. Hulafrog is all about helping parents network with the fun things to do in their community with their kids. We will also feature some local musicians some of The Lawrence Peters Outfit - Chicago, as Paul Smith - Milwaukee, Michelle Qureshi and Carey Germana - Indianapolis.
Shona (pronounced Shawna) Bolden is a resident of Crown Point area and the St. John Township. she has lived in NWI for roughly 5 years. Happily married mother of 2 toddler girls and have another lil one on the way. Shona was a part of the media advertising industry for 12 years. Formerly at a company in the Chicago called Centro. After the birth of her second daughter, she left my BIG CORPORATE job in the city to stay at home with the girls. About a year later, she found out about Hulafrog. Anxious to keep her foot in the door yet still be with her kiddos, she jumped at the opportunity. She is also the chairperson for the NWI Buddy Walk. Its an annual fundraiser for the Down Syndrome Association of Northwest IN. The next walk will be Oct. 5th at the Lake County Fairgrounds.
Along with a new recipe to share, we will be talking about some of the newest wonderful things to do in and around the 80/94 corridor. From Chicagoland to Indianapolis over to Michiana and down to Kankakee. We gotcha covered!
Drury Lanes' Production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Untitled Chicago - Chicago's Newest Premiere Supper Club
Geja's 49th Anniversary
Great American Lobster Fest
The Ladies of the Diner, Mary E. and Diane B., are slipping into their summer time slot at 9am. They will be celebrating chocolate! Musical guests: Thirty Steps to Forward Thirty Steps to Forward is composed of Seth and Gretchen Powers, a brother and sister folk duo residing amid the tall trees of Michigan. Their feet are constantly tapping to the beating of birds' wings and the sounds of their father's music. Through their strings and voices, the kindred duo strive to sing and play songs of the delicate heart. If you incline your ear you might hear the hand of a girl and boy plucking out the vein of modern music and replacing it with that dusty old heart.
Chocolate Cafe - Mishawaka
Mary will even be whipping up a delightful chocolate recipe live and on the air!
Mary E. LaLuna, is the creator/producer of ArtSees Productions, as well as a member of the acoustic group, Champagne and LaLuna, writer, blogger, and more.
Diane Blanchette is an artist, homemaker and make-up artist for local theater in Kankakee County.
MERmaids, Mary E., and Diane B., welcome a wide variety of people, stories and events on a weekly basis. From Chicago to Kankakee to Indianapolis to Michigan City, and every where in between, the "Ladies of the Diner" enjoy every minute of it!
The line up for tonight's show, (and more will be added!)
*Hulafrog with Jaclyn Dugan-Roof
*Complexity Wine Extravaganza (an intro)
*9th Annual Wine Festival
*Chocolate Cafe Mishawaka
*Schmingling with Faith McKinney
News Anchor, reporter and mother of 5, Dolly McCarthy, is juggling her career, kids & housework! She's a good friend, a good listener and an all-around good gal! In her "spare time," Dolly produces a weekly radio show for good people. Listen to her every Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. for lots of good news, good guests and a good laugh! This week, Dolly chats with Rapper, actor and TV host Vanilla Ice, Country Singer Joe Diffie, and country band The Henningsens as well as the Naperville Humane Society, and Naperville Ribfest organizers. Wow! What a show this will be!
Share your event with "The Ladies of the Diner" 646-595-4620, don't be shy, MERmaids do not bite! Be our surprise guest, and let the ladies do the rest!
The Ladies of the Diner, Mary E., and Diane B., are bustin' in to summer fun with this episode of Midwest Monday. Tonight they welcome artists, Michael Costanza (photography) from Kankakee Illinois and Chadwick Michael, (acoustic music) Chicago Illinois. Tonight's broadcast is brought to you by Champagne and LaLuna, acoustic music for all occasions. For booking call 219-210.5477
Also, introducing Craft Pizza Chicago
Geja's Cafe June event
Southern Shore Art Association
And a few other surprises that just pop up!
LIVE at 8PM Tom Smith from the Kankakee County Speedway joins us for a season preview of their 2014 racing season. Plus race reports from Rockford Speedway, Illiana Speedway & Grundy County Speedway. Toss in a little bit of NASCAR Talladega talk, pick a "Who's Hot" in the Chicago area plus our new local racing predictions contest and we've got a full show on tap. Stop by and listen to Steve, Gary & Dan at 8PM.