I've been to a number of drum circles in my time. Like the two people interviewed in the , John Heinz and, I find drumming to be meditative. When I am angry, I can pound a heavy, hard beat and when I am relaxed, it can be a gentle, constant beat that blends in with the other drummers.
I find meditation in drumming, but I find listening to others drum relaxing as well. That is why I will be spending my Friday night at the in Joliet to watch Drums!, a show that began as a travel commercial and grew into a two hour show.
"DRUM! is Nova Scotia's spectacular new musical production featuring 20 musicians, dancers, drummers, and singers from four of the principle cultures - Black, Acadian, Aboriginal, and Celtic - brought together in a heart-pumping fusion of music, dance, poetry, video, rhythm, and song," information on the Rialto Web site states.
That sounds like an awesome time to me. There are still tickets available for the show. Call the Rialto box office at 815-726-6600. And if you are going and you see me, stop and say hello.
Looking forward to...
So, I know it is supposed to snow today and on and off through the weekend. I am anxious for spring just like the rest of you, but while we watch the white stuff fall from the sky, you can take advantage of it and build a snowman. And when that snowman is done, you can take a picture and enter the snowman-building contest. Both villages have one. If you live in Channahon, find info here and if you live in Minooka, info is here.
While you build your snowman, bundled up in coats, gloves, hats and boots, don't lose site of the spring, even the summer. Doubt that it is coming? Don't. On Feb. 29, season passes for the Tomahawk Aquatic Center go on sale.