Charlotte’s Web presents Bonnie Koloc Nov. 7

Charlotte’s Web will welcome back favorite Bonnie Koloc with Don Stille on piano at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at the Mendelssohn Club, 415 N. Church St. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

This folk-ballad-pop-blues singer of enormous range, charm and charisma just keeps getting better and better. When critics describe Bonnie’s voice, they use words like “exquisite, diamond-pitched, crystalline, luminous and luxuriously dusky.”

Dave Hoekstra of the Chicago Sun-Times raved, “Koloc is a precious gem in the city’s musical crown.”

The enduring and versatile voice of Koloc has been heard in Chicago since 1968. For a decade, Bonnie was a pivotal act at the Earl of Old Town, drawing crowds that stood in lines around the block, hoping, at least, for a place to stand to catch the hottest act in town.

For the last decade, Bonnie has also been an active book illustrator. Her most recent commission was for An American Mosaic, published in May 1999 by Oxford University Press. Future projects include some illustrated books of her own and, of course, more songs.

Don’t miss the opportunity to spend an evening with this exhilarating chanteuse.

Tickets are available at the door or in advance at the Rockford Area Arts Council, 713 E. State St., 963-6765; The Postal Shoppe in the Edgebrook Center, 397-7301; and Tin Whistle, North Main and Auburn, 963-0270. Or, send check and a S.A.S.E. to 10928 N. Main, Rockton, IL 61072. Information: 964-2238.

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