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Ken Bonfield’s Artistry of the Guitar in Barrington

By   /  February 26, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Things to Do  /  No Comments

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The Barrington Public Library will offer a free concert featuring American fingerstyle acoustic guitar by internationally recognized performer and composer, Ken Bonfield. Ken Bonfield’s Artistry of the Guitar: Solo Concert features compositions performed with his “chamber ensemble” of handcrafted instruments ranging from standard 6 string guitar to an 11 string harp guitar, two baritone guitars […]

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‘Rosemary’s Baby’ arrives in Barrington

By   /  October 15, 2013  /  Things to Do  /  No Comments

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On Wednesday, Oct. 16, “Rosemary’s Baby” will be shown as part of Things That Go Bump in the Night: A Spine-Tingling Film Lecture Series, presented by librarian and cinema enthusiast Doug Swiszcz. Mia Farrow stars as a young bride who moves into a gothic New York apartment building with her struggling actor husband (John Cassavetes). […]

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‘Psycho’ in Barrington

By   /  October 1, 2013  /  Things to Do  /  No Comments

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“Things That Go Bump in the Night,” a spine-tingling film lecture series, will be presented by Barrington librarian and cinema enthusiast Doug Swiszcz during the month of October. “Psycho,” the Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece, opens the series. Come enjoy “Psycho” in the relative safety of the Barrington library. The series continues with “The Innocents” on October […]

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Encore presentation of ‘The Apartment’

By   /  September 11, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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Join librarian and film enthusiast Doug Swiszcz for a special encore presentation of the Jack Lemmon film “The Apartment.” The Academy Award-winning Best Picture of 1960, this “darkly comic morality tale,” directed by Billy Wilder, gave Lemmon the chance to display both his comedic and dramatic acting talents. He’s cast in a role at which […]

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Barrington police arrest skinny dipper in center of town

By   /  September 3, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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A Barrington man is facing a disorderly conduct charge after he swam naked in a small pond in the center of town on Wednesday, Aug. 28. According to police, 22-year-old Barrington man Daniel McMillan slipped out of his clothes and into Wood’s Pond — the small body of water located near the Barrington Public Library […]

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‘Odd Couple’ concludes Lemmon matinee series

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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Join librarian and film enthusiast Doug Swiszcz for the final installment of  “A Slice of Lemmon”, his summer matinee movie series celebrating the comedic side of actor Jack Lemmon. “The Odd Couple”, the 1968 film adaptation of Neil Simon’s hit Broadway play, closes out the series. The movie centers around two friends, one divorced, the […]

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‘Some Like It Hot’ in Barrington

By   /  July 17, 2013  /  Things to Do  /  No Comments

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Join librarian and film enthusiast Doug Swiszcz for A Slice of Lemmon: A Summer Matinee Movie Series, that celebrates a handful of the comedies of Jack Lemmon. “Some Like It Hot” will be shown next Wednesday. Directed by Billy Wilder, the 1959 film centers on two late 1920s Chicago musicians (Lemmon and Tony Curtis) who […]

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A slice of Lemmon

By   /  July 10, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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Join librarian and film enthusiast Doug Swiszcz for A Slice of Lemmon: A Summer Matinee Movie Series that celebrates a handful of the comedies of Jack Lemmon, on Wednesday afternoons. “It Should Happen To You” opens the series on July 10. The 1954 film stars the delightful Judy Holliday as Gladys Glover, an unemployed model […]

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‘Charade’ concludes film series

By   /  June 5, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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“Audrey in the Afternoon,” librarian Doug Swiszcz’s film lecture series celebrating actress Audrey Hepburn, concludes on Wednesday, June 5. The final movie is Charade, a 1963 “Hitchcock-like concoction” that pairs Hepburn with screen icon Cary Grant. Audrey’s a recent widow who learns that her late husband left behind $250,000—a sum eagerly sought by three nefarious […]

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‘My Fair Lady’

By   /  May 29, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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“Audrey in the Afternoon,” a multi-week film lecture series celebrating actress Audrey Hepburn, continues on May 29 with “My Fair Lady.” In this 1964 film version of the smash Broadway musical, a self-absorbed professor of linguistics (Rex Harrison) turns a Cockney flower girl into a respectable lady by teaching her how to speak properly. The […]

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