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By Andy Argyrakis
Kanye take two, Kenny Rogers returns, plus Martina's country Christmas
Monday, December 16, 2013


Kanye West Kanye West Kanye West Kanye West

Kanye take two: There's no sense trying to assess Kanye West's on stage escapades or behind the scenes scenarios, especially now that they've reached full-blown tabloid territory. All anyone needs to know is the Chicago-bred rapper is finally coming home for a two night stand supporting his sixth studio album "Yeezus," which is yet another unclassifiable left turn for the unpredictable performer who just returned to the road after being derailed by a truck accident that damaged tons of equipment. Tuesday, December 17 and Wednesday, December 18 at United Center: www.livenation.com.

Kenny Rogers Kenny Rogers Kenny Rogers Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers returns: Over fifty years into his career, Kenny Rogers is still singing his heart out and sounding spectacular, especially as he returns to his roots on You Can't Make Old Friends (marking his first new country collection since 2006). In addition to debuting the disc on tour alongside tons of history making hits, "The Gambler" also offers up several sounds of the season, plus an appearance by longtime collaborator Linda Davis. Saturday, December 21 at Pfeiffer Hall of North Central College: http://finearts.northcentralcollege.edu/venues/pfeiffer-hall.

Martina McBride Martina McBride Martina McBride Martina McBride

Martina's country Christmas: Martina McBride may be most comfortable singing country music, but when it comes to her "Joy Of Christmas" variety-styled outing, she's just as capable of appealing to fans of all interests and ages. Besides her bountiful pipes backed by a 12 piece band, this year promises a surprise appearance from a famous face, who will read "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" while the headliner sings "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch." Saturday, December 21 at Rosemont Theatre: www.ticketmaster.com.


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