Jamie O. Feb Enews Blog: WGN, Valentine concert, John Starrs

A Note from Jamie
February, 2019

This February morn, as a thaw soaks the street, and Chicago braces for more ice, and who-knows-what weather, I’ll be going out!  Visiting new grandbaby Cosmo Angus Broz , born Jan 27 to Meg, Alex and sister Olive!  And tomorrow, watching 10 month old Arlo, Nia and Casey’s little boy.

My business update.  I’m back!
I’ve been on a kind-of hiatus producing-wise, scaled way back over the past few years.  BUT this month, I’m back, making the rounds with old friends: doing a photo shoot with photographer Iwona Biedermann, being interviewed by Rick Kogan on WGN radio, performing a Valentine Salon with Anne Hills, and reading a story for the actor/writer John Starrs Celebration at Rhinofest.

I’ve engaged the services of a design team to create a new website (same domaine, new look).  I’m excited to try out the enhanced features the new format offers, as I explore this newest creative chapter for myself. We’ll be focused on ME: archiving my extensive body of work, highlighting my blog and essay writing, and making my recordings easier to find and listen to.  Expect an update/announcement on the launch next month.

Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all

Here’s the info on what’s coming up!


Sunday, Feb 10 at 9 PM

After Hours with Rick Kogan
WGN Radio 720 am and online
On Music, Motherhood, Activism, Grandmotherhood and More. Jamie visits her old friend to catch-up, share songs and stories. 




Roots Salon at Wishbone Presents
Love’s Sweet Song, A Valentine Salon

featuring Anne Hills with
Jamie O’Reilly, and John Erickson on piano
Friday, Feb 15 at 7 PM
Wishbone North
3300 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, Il
Admission $20.  Advance tickets recommended.
Get tickets via link http://www.jamieoreilly.com/feb15-wishbone/

Two beloved songbirds perform a post-Valentine evening of songs and stories exploring the circuitous route of love.  

Rhinofest Special Event
John Starrs Celebration!
Tuesday Feb 19th at 7 pm
Prop Thr
3502 N Elston

The annual Rhinofest fringe theater extravaganza celebrates John Starrs, Chicago poet and teacher who has appeared in every Rhinofest since 1988!  John read the part of Sweeney in our Chicago Humanities Festival Homefront program.  He has performed at Roots Salon serval times. Artists from the broader Rhino community will read John’s work Feb 19.  Jamie reads from John’s Neighborhood Stories, performed in a three writer evening, with John and Bryn Magnus at Lunar Cabaret.  See more of the festival at rhinofest.com

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