Calendar: On Tour, On Stage

(updated 2/13/2018)

Claudia's SongShop (workshop in song interpretation) continues most Tuesday evenings at DePaul School of Music; occasional Saturdays in Hyde Park, and monthly sessions in Metro Detroit. Learn more at

3 PM to 4:30 PM
At the home of Ruth Fuerst and Jim Block in Hyde Park
The award-winning SongShop brings you THE DR. RUTH SHOW — REBOOT
It's been seven years since we had a peek into Dr. Ruth's therapy sessions. We get to ask "What's it all about, Alfie" and give out song prescriptions for those pesky issues of love life and work-a-day strife. Beth Halevy, Ceylan Cankurtaran, Claudia Hommel, Evelyn Danner, Leona Zions, Robert Scheible, and of course Dr. Ruth Fuerst. Bob Moreen will be at the piano.
Doors open at 2:30. Light refreshments will be served.
Suggested donation is $20. VIPs donating $30 or more get our special thanks in support of financial aid for workshop participants.
Reservations are being taken at and 773.509.9360.

8 PM
Open Door Theatre presents April in Paris
902 S. Ridgeland Ave in Oak Park, Illinois
LYNNE JORDAN, TY COOPER, ELIZABETH DOYLE and CLAUDIA HOMMEL have songs and memories of Paris ready to bloom. With Elizabeth at the keyboard and Jim Cox on bass.

AprilParis5 (239K)
$25 in advance, $30 at the door, $15 for youth.
Reservations are open at the Open Door box office: 708-386-5510 or Brown Paper Tickets
And join us for the afterglow nearby!

SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018 for Mother's Day.
Let the tributes and tribulations pour forth in song!
5 PM to 7 PM. Doors open at 4:30.
PianoForte Studios recital hall
1335 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
SongShop's annual gala concert in two acts. The roster of singers is in formation. Stay tuned!


  • October 27, 2018: Carnegie Library of Kewaunee gala festival celebrates France
  • October 29-November 4, 2018: the French delegation comes to Chicago as we continue the Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion