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Mary Wilson's Holiday Spectacular

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The Holiday Season gets a taste of the Motown Sound as “Mary Wilson’s Holiday Spectacular Featuring Special Guests The Four Tops” blows into the Windy City December 23, 2013 – January 5, 2014 at the Harris Theater (205 E. Randolph St.) Presented by Reach Out Entertainment and Starvox Entertainment and Marketing, audiences will be taken on a journey through some of the greatest Motown hits as well as Holiday classics by Mary Wilson, one of the original Supremes and  the legendary Four Tops, celebrating 60 years of performing in 2013. Pre-sale tickets ($59.99 – $119.99) go on sale Tuesday, October 22 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online at with an American Express Card. General Public tickets go on sale Sunday, October 27 and can be purchased at,, by calling 312.334.2419 or at the Harris Theater Box Office. For more information visit

“It is a dream to celebrate the Holiday season in Chicago,” said performer Mary Wilson. “To perform with my good friends The Four Tops while singing the great songs that introduced us to world combined with some of my favorite Holiday tunes, is the perfect way to usher in the New Year and celebrate the spirit of the season.”

“Mary Wilson’s Holiday Spectacular” stars the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, and Vocal Group Hall of Fame recipient Mary Wilson who will treat audiences to rousing renditions of some of the signature songs that catapulted the Supremes to become the most successful “girl group” in history. Favorites include “Stop In The Name of Love,” “I Hear a Symphony,” “Come See About Me,” “Can’t Hurry Love,” “Back In Your Arms Again,” Someday We’ll Be Together” and many more. Abdul “Duke” Fakir, leading The Four Tops will also bring the music of Motown to life with “Baby I Need Your Lovin’,” “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” Reach Out, I’ll Be There,” “Bernadette” and “Ain’t No Woman Like the One I Got” and “In The Still of the Night.” Wilson and The Four Tops will then join together on stage, putting the Motown sound into everyone’s favorite holiday classics including “White Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “Winter Wonderland,” “My Favorite Things” and a special rendition of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” sung by Wilson and Fakir. These living legends bring their soul and passion to the stage, embracing the warmth of the season and welcoming in a new year with memorable songs that are sure to have audiences singing along and embracing the spirit and the sounds of holiday.

“We are so thrilled to bring together some of Motown’s living legends and present them to Chicago audiences during the holiday season, said Starvox President Corey Ross.” Both Mary Wilson and the Four Tops have continued to delight audiences for decades and to see them join together on one stage and showcase their incredible talent will be a holiday treat for all.”

Performance Schedule and Ticket Information

“Mary Wilson’s Holiday Spectacular Featuring Special Guests The Four Tops:”

Monday, December 23, 2013 – Sunday, January 5, 2014

December 23, 25 – 29, 31 and January 2 – 4 at 8:00 p.m.
December 28 and January 4 – 5 at 3:00 p.m.
December 31 at 10 p.m. (Special New Year’s Eve performance, details TBD)
*no performances December 24 and December 30

Tickets ($59.99 – $119.99) are available online at , by calling
312.334.7777 or in-person at the Harris Theater Box Office (205 E. Randolph St.). Discounted Group Ticket reservations are available for groups of 10 or more at or by calling 773-327-3778.

Events at MB Financial in Rosemont

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The winter season is fast approaching and MB Financial Park is kicking off the holiday season with Skating in the Park November 29, 2013. The NHL sized skating rink opens to the public for free ice skating at 11 a.m. followed by skating appearances from cherished holiday characters and horse-drawn sleigh rides throughout the afternoon and evening.

Rosemont’s Mayor Stephens will arrive at 5:30 p.m. to join in the opening day celebration and introduce a special performance by The Chicago Skates Open Juvenile Team, skating out of McFetridge Sports Center for almost 25 years. Coached by Kathy Janik and comprised of skaters ranging in age from 12 to 18, the team participates in competitions throughout the Midwest and the country, including the US Figure Skating Midwestern/Pacific Synchronized Skating Championships.

Following the performance, Mayor Stephens will welcome Santa Claus to join him in the MB Financial Park tree lighting ceremony. The rink closes for the evening at 10 p.m. MB Financial Park restaurants will be open for lunch and dinner throughout the day.

Skating at the Park will be open November 29, 2013 through February 2, 2014. Admission to the ice rink is free; Skates can be rented onsite for $8. Santa Claus will make additional appearances to meet children at MB Financial Park throughout the holiday season. Specific appearance dates are listed below.

Skating in the Park at Rosemont Opening Day Schedule
Open skate: 11a.m. – 5:15 p.m., 6:15 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sleigh rides: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Mayor’s welcome: 5:30 p.m.
USFS performance: 5:40 p.m.
Tree Lighting Ceremony: 5:45 p.m.

Santa Claus Appearances at MB Financial Park

Dec. 14: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Dec. 15: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Dec. 21: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Skating in the Park at Rosemont Regular Hours

Monday-Thursday: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sat: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sun: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Extended Winter Break Hours

Dec. 23: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Dec. 24: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Dec. 25: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Dec. 26-28: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Dec. 29: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Dec. 30: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Dec. 31: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Jan. 1-3: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.