Neighbor’s Night Out at PianoForte in February

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Jan 222014

Please plan to join us for entertainment, drinks and appetizers at the beautiful new South Loop location of PianoForte.  Food contributed by Krolls South Loop!

About Neighbor’s Night Out

For more event details, see our calendar.  The GSLA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community association focused on the overarching mission to maintain and improve the South Loop as a vibrant and diverse, inclusive community. Social events generally located at area businesses to create an opportunity for residents try a new business and meet new South Loop neighbors.

About PianoForte Foundation

PianoForte Foundation is dedicated to preserving and promoting the art of the piano in Chicago and creating a vibrant piano community that closely connects audiences and artists.  We bring excitement and appreciation for piano music to a diverse audience through high-quality concerts, festivals, competitions, education, outreach, and public broadcasts.

 About Reginald Robinson

20 years after Reginald Robinson’s emergence as a young, self-taught, against the grain pianist and composer, he has become an internationally recognized pianist, recording artist and educator.

His love for music started in 1984 with his brother Marlando playing Big band jazz records at home and then on to ragtime two years later in 7th grade when a city funded arts program (Urban Gateways) gave an assembly with a small jazz ensemble. The assembly was led by jazz trumpeter Orbert Davis and included in the band other jazz luminaries like Ari Brown. In the middle of the show the group played a sample of Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer” and after hearing it Reginald decided this was the kind of music he wanted to play. Later that year his parents purchased a small electronic keyboard and the following year a real piano. With his parents not being able to afford him a music education, he began to teach himself how to read and write music. This involved self quizzing from music education books, creating his own piano exercises and studying published music scores and recordings.

In November of 2011 Reginald was featured in a theatrical production called Keep a Song in Your Soul.

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Movie in the Park Hotel Transylvania

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Jun 242013

Hotel Transylvania PosterThe Greater South Loop Association would like you to join them for a free movie in Daniel Webster Park, located at 1401 S. Indiana Ave. on July 30, 2013. In cooperation with the Chicago Park District’s Movies in the Park and the city’s Night out in the Parks initiative, the GSLA is sponsoring the family-friendly animated blockbuster, Hotel Transylvania. The movie starts at dusk.

Hotel Transylvania is a resort for monsters only. It’s a ghoulishly delightful respite from mean-spirited humans. Count Dracula invites his monster friends—Frankenstein’s monster, Mummy, a Werewolf family—to the hotel to help celebrate the 118th birthday of his daughter, Mavis. All goes according to daddy’s plan until a 21-year-old hiker stumbles upon the hotel and more importantly, Mavis. How does Dracula protect his daughter from this human intruder? How does he save Hotel Transylvania?

Released on September 28, 2012, Hotel Transyvania set a record for the highest September opening weekend ever, eventually earning almost $350 million at the box office. Featuring the voice talent of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon David Spade, and Cee Lo Green, the film was nominate for a Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film. A sequel is scheduled for release in 2015.