Out & About – February, 15, 2016

1: GRAMMY-nominated contemporary jazz and gospel great Jonathan Butler gave an appreciative crowd a sample of his new CD Free at the historic Chicago Theatre. (Photo by Andy Argyrakis)

2: In addition to serving as a showcase for Butler’s solo material, the South African singer/songwriter guitarist also performed alongside headliner and fellow jazz favorite Dave Koz (pictured in the background). Photo by Andy Argyrakis

3: GRAMMY and multiple Dove Award winner Laura Story made her Grand Ole Opry debut in style at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on a bill that also included country hit makers Carrie Underwood and Sugarland’s Kristian Bush.

4: Modern rock mainstays Skillet are currently working on a new studio album, which will mark the band’s immensely anticipated follow-up to 2013’s Rise. Pictured from left to right: Brian Howes (producer), John Cooper (lead singer) and Jason Van Poederooyen (studio engineer).

5: In the summer of 1995, Cutting Edge Band members, who later formed Deliriou5?, are pictured during Stu G’s original Have You Heard recording sessions, which was just remastered and re-released. Pictured from left to right: Tim Jupp, Stu G, Stew Smith and Martin Smith.

6: Fast-forwarding through today, Stu G (right) and Tony Patoto, who managed Deliriou5? before starting The Fuel Music in 2008, are pictured in the studio during the recent remastering sessions for Have You Heard.

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