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Pencil This In

By Staff in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 30, 2011 5:20PM


Get a taste of what's in store for Jazz Fest this weekend with a preview of Francis Wong’s Shanghai Stories. The San Francisco-based saxophonist and co-founder of the Chicago Asian-America Jazz Festival was inspired to write this by the memoirs of his 90-year-old father, who grew up in China in the 1920s and 1930s, when East and West began meeting musically. Wong will be joined by Tatsu Aoki on bass, Yangqin Zhao Yangqin on Chinese dulcimer and Amy Homma on Taiko drums. (4:30-6:00 p.m. at Chinese American Service League, 2141 S. Tan Ct.)

Local country duo The Hoyle Brothers play two free shows tonight in the gazebo at Welles Park (2333 W. Sunnyside). The festivities there kick off at 6:30 p.m.

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