Local entertainers perform Feb. 16

Woody James, left, and Ethan Bell will take the stage at the Sandwich Opera House on Saturday, Feb. 16.
Woody James, left, and Ethan Bell will take the stage at the Sandwich Opera House on Saturday, Feb. 16.

SANDWICH — The Woody James and Ethan Bell Duo will headline for Trish Kinnavy’s fifth production at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Opera House.

TK Southbank Productions of Yorkville showcases up-and-coming local talent. Bell, a piano and guitar teacher from Yorkville, and James, a singer/songwriter from Millington, have been building an audience locally and are recognized for their excellent harmonies and beautiful acoustic ballads.

Openers for the show include Gerry O’Keefe, Kunie Kuti and Kinnavy.

O’Keefe recently finished recording his first solo album. He is originally from the Chicago-based band The Hide Outs. Kuti, from Nigeria and living in Plano, has an original style with a bit of a reggae flair and a voice similar to the artist Seal.

Kinnavy, Yorkville resident and host of the show, will join in at various times throughout. She recently climbed to the No. 1 slot on the Reverbnation folk chart. All the artists can be found under their names on Facebook.

The concert pays tribute to past performer Helen Kinnavy-Fedorow from the band The Fedorow Sisters. She was born and raised in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. She recently passed at 80 years of age after a 10-year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She became a resident of Sandwich in 2006.

A portion of the proceeds from this concert will go to The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter in her honor.

General admission tickets are $20, $15 for seniors and students, which includes a reception following the performances. The box office is open from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before show time. Tickets can be reserved with a credit card by calling 815-786-2555  or stop by during office hours. For more details, visit www.sandwichoperahouse.com.

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