Mavis Staples to perform at Grammy pre-telecast show

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Gospel legend Mavis Staples will perform at The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards pre-telecast ceremony Saturday at 8 p.m. at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 N. Skokie Boulevard in north suburban Skokie.

Gospel legend Mavis Staples will perform at The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards pre-telecast ceremony Saturday at 8 p.m. at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 N. Skokie Boulevard in north suburban Skokie. Staples was recently awarded a Grammy for “Oh Happy Day” (Best Traditional Gospel Album), “Waiting For My Child To Come Home” performed with Patty Griffin. Full-priced  tickets for Mavis Staples range in price from $50 to $60  according to individual; special seating level selected. THE CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS at Governors State University features an evening of jazz standards presenting jazz vocalist Ava Logan on March 19 at 8 p.m. This amazing jazz vocalist will interpret jazz legends of Ella Fitzgerald and Nancy Wilson. Call for tickets at 708-235-2222. GSU is located at 1 University Parkway in south suburban University Park. THE ALL HYPE CITY of entertainers are staging a professional and hilarious show at the new renovated Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport, complete with a full bar and grill connected to the theater. Show stars include Ameena Chapman, Tiffany Cole, Lawrence “Binkey” Tolfree and Harold Green. The theatrical presentation also features Antoinette Houston, Dawn Coleman, Sherron Standifer and Otis Bowden II. Admission is $25 and $20 for pre-sale special. THEO UBIQUE CABARET THEATRE, 6970 N. Glenwood in the Rogers Park neighborhood, is showcasing “Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rogers and Hammerstein” now through April 30. Admission $25 and $30. Call 773-347-1109 for more information TONY AWARD-WINNING REVIVAL OF “HAIR” is arriving at Chicago’s Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre for a limited two-week engagement through March 20. Admission is $27 to $90. CLOSE UP 2, 416 S. Clark St., March 18 at 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and midnight features a Miles Davis Festival Passport program  for $10 at the door. Copyright 2011 Chicago Defender

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