Author: Anita Maree Brodersen

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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EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Gary Pihl, Guitarist From Boston

Gary Pihl, Long Time Boston Guitarist for Boston, Give Some Insights Interview Conducted on July 06 2017 by Anita Maree Brodersen Anita: Hi Gary, thanks so much for taking time out to speak with Unrated Magazine. Gary Pihl: Thanks so much for taking the time to talk to us. Welcome back to the Chicago area. Gary: Thanks! I was born in the suburb of Park Ridge, IL then my family moved to Mount Prospect, IL for several years. I want to circle back with you to look at your early musical life. When you moved to California I read...

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David Cook Gives Chicago the Heartbreak At Lincoln Hall, Chicago

June 30, 2017 David Cook @ Lincoln Hall, Chicago David Cook gives Chicago the Heartbreak! By Anita Lande Brodersen Fans of David Cook anxiously waited for him to take stage at the packed Lincoln Hall Theatre in Chicago.  David Cook, who was the American Idol winner on season seven in 2008, started the show with his band performing rock hitter “Kiss & Tell”.  While his technical team tried desperately to get a video presentation working during his songs, it just would not launch, but really not a big issue since his fans really wanted to rock out with him...

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