Bonnie Koloc and Don Stille will bring their brand of folk-flavored blues and ballads to the Temple Theater stage this Friday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Born and raised in Waterloo, Koloc’s powerful voice and stage presence made her a pivotal performer during the 1970s at the legendary Earl of Old Town folk club. In time, her style merged with jazz and blues taking her to another long-time Chicago landmark, Mister Kelly’s. In 1984, her singing career led her to acting when she starred in the Public Theater production of The Human Comedy, earning her the Theatre World Bronze Award for Outstanding New Talent on Broadway and a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical. Koloc has shown a gift not only for acting but for fine art, and since 1987 she has been an active print maker, painter and ceramicist. Stille (piano & accordion) is a former winner of the Twin Cities Jazz Society “Pianist of the Year” award and has also performed with The Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Koloc and Stille will be performing material from her Koloc’s CD, “Seems Like Yesterday” (named ‘Pick of the Week’ on the nationally syndicated ‘Midnight Special’ show) as well as additional favorites.