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Empty Out Your Wallet

By Julene McCoy in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 2, 2007 8:30PM

Another Friday, another snowstorm, another installment of Empty Out Your Wallet. This week we’re not so inclined to whip out the credit card as we have been in past weeks, but here we go.

2007_03_dianaross.jpgWe honestly didn’t know these guys were still around writing songs for the Adult Contemporary crowd. Apparently, they are still popular enough to fill up the Vic. Five for Fighting is best known for "Superman (It's Not Easy)," which was the go-to song in the days following September 11.
The Vic, May 18, 7:30 p.m., all ages, $24, public on sale Saturday at 10:00 a.m.

We caught Tift Merritt a couple of years ago at the Abbey Pub and were pleasantly surprised with her talent. Anna Fermin opens with her own energetic pop/country. These two ladies should put on quite the show together. Nice pairing, Robbie!
Old Town School of Folk Music, June 17, 7:00 p.m., all ages, $16 - $20, on sale now.

Speaking of ladies with talent — Diana Ross is coming to town! Love is what makes the world go 'round in Diana’s latest album (nearly her 60th?!?), I Love You. Gospel, soul, Motown, The Supremes, The Wiz — we would be nowhere without that voice, and neither would a lot of the ladies belting out the tunes today, whether it’s on "American Idol" or the local bar.
Chicago Theatre, April 14, $34.50 - $99.50, public on sale Monday at noon.

That’s enough for this blustery edition of EOYW, because we are off to go sledding!