Fine Arts Guild honors local heroes at concert

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Tribute band “Kenny Cetera’s Chicago Experience” rocked a full house at the lodge last Saturday evening with music from the super-group “Chicago.”

Prior to the show, the Canyon Lake Fine Arts Guild surprised the audience with a group of local Fire Fighters, including Captain Brent Carter from Canyon Lake’s Station 60 and Battalion Chief Robert Fish. After an extended standing ovation, the Chief spoke to the audience about the Holy fire.

The Fine Arts Guild also presented a check to Frank Opp, Canyon Lake resident and co-owner of Hell’s Kitchen restaurant in Cariso Village, to help defray some of his personal expenses incurred while providing firefighters fighting the Holy fire with free food and drink 24/7 during the peak of the blaze. The audience responded with yet another raucous standing ovation for such heroic efforts.

Chicago is one of the longest running and most successful rock groups of all time. This eight-piece band of talented tribute performers with a big band sound rocked the audience to all-time favorites such as “Does Anybody Know What Time It Is,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “Hard Habit to Break” and many more.

Led by a horn section, the band included guitar, bass, keyboard, drums and conga, for a full musical experience. Lead vocalist Kenny Cetera is the younger brother of Chicago lead singer Peter Cetera. He toured with the band and performed on the “Chicago 17” album. The drummer played six years with the Doobie Brothers and the trombone player is a former member of the Ray Charles Orchestra.

The Fine Arts Guild will present its Rod Stewart tribute concert on Nov. 3. General Admission tickets are $25, VIP tickets are $45. Tickets are available at canyonlakeguild.com.General Admission tickets are available at the POA office.

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