Author: Anita Maree Brodersen

Stevie Nicks Sparkled and Rocked a Little at Ravinia

Stevie Nicks: 24 Karat Gold Tour Ravinia, Highland Park, IL, USA September 10, 2017 By Anita Maree Brodersen Stevie Nicks, the singer – the songwriter – the poet – the storyteller. Stevie Nicks is legendary and Chicago welcomed her to the Ravinia stage with one of the best shows ever performed at the outdoor venue.  Stevie came out showcasing a super mix of new songs off her latest album “24 Karat Gold – Songs From the Vault” while mixing in her classic solo hits along with a few Fleetwood Mac smash hits.  Her band hit the stage at 7:30pm...

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Lita Ford Rocks Labor Day 2017

Schaumburg SeptemberFest, Schaumburg IL, USA, September 3, 2017 Review by Anita Maree Brodersen   Lita Ford, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, hit the stage at the annual Labor Day festival at Schaumburg’s SeptemberFest. Lita is looking great and fit and still having that hard drive from her Runaway days. Lita and her band showcased plenty of her hits. Lita’s band is Patrick Kennison –guitar, Bobby Rock – drums, and Marty O’Brien on bass. Stepping out in front of a few thousand; Lita performed many of her hits which include “Back to the Cave,” “Hungry,” “Can’t Catch Me,” “Close My Eyes...

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A Little Ditty about Mellencamp at Ravinia

John Mellencamp: “Sad Clowns and Hillbillies Tour 2017” Ravinia, Highland Park, IL, USA August 27th, 2017 Review and Photos by Anita Maree Brodersen   With a clear sky and crisp breeze in the air, the popular outdoor venue of Ravinia was nearly sold-out as the crowd waited for John Mellencamp to take stage. He brought along on tour Carlene Carter as his opening act. Daughter of Carl Smith and June Carter, Carlene held her own on stage with guitar in hand performing songs including “Every Little Thing”, “Easy From Now On”, and “My Dixie Darlin”. Mellencamp is on tour...

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Lee DeWyze: “The Breakdown” hits Aurora, IL!

 An Acoustic Force at the Hollywood Casino’s Center Stage., Aurora, IL USA–August 26, 2017 by Anita Maree Brodersen A few weeks ago Unrated Magazine scored an exclusive interview with the talented singer/songwriter Lee DeWyze as he embarked on his summer tour across the U.S. Anita Maree Brodersen for UnRated Magazine (UR): Lee, thanks for taking time out of your day to speak with Unrated Magazine. First I have to say what an incredible voice you have and your songwriting is just growing in leaps and bounds! You have such strong songwriting skills that I want to start the interview...

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Santana Brings “The Power of Peace” Tour to Ravinia!

Santana Live at Ravinia Festival Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL, USA,  August 12, 2017 Review  by Anita Maree Brodersen Mexican born Carlos Santana and his band brought the fusion and Latin style music to the grounds of Ravinia Festival on a beautiful summer night. Santana made their debut at Ravinia back in 2012 and finally found their way back for two sold-out performances. This tour is promoting their new album “The Power of Peace” that they recorded with The Islay Brothers, fans were anxious to hear both the classics and the new songs. The mighty Santana took to the...

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