8th Annual Christmas Celebration Announced

Tuesday, December 1, 2015         

Crest Hill, Illinois – The 8th Annual Christmas Celebration Broadcast will take place this Saturday, December 5, 2015 beginning at 1:05pm at the WJOL Studios, 2410 Caton Farm Rd., Crest Hill, Illinois.   Musical performers and special guests will enjoy a VIP reception that starts at 12:30pm.  Listeners can simply tune in to 1340AM WJOL during show time to hear the show and listen for call in times to win prizes.  The show will also stream online via wjol.com.

The annual Christmas Celebration Broadcast started 8 years ago as a fun singing contest on Marilyn’s Café Society Radio show and quickly evolved to a much anticipated musical showcase of Christmas favorites.  Saturday’s line-up includes Grammy nominated jazz musician and his quartet, Robert Kase; international jazz bassist, Bernard Harris with features from Kora and Rubi Green, the daughters of legendary R&B singer, Al Green ; and Joliet’s very own singing sensation, Rosella Dario.  Rumor has it that Marilyn of Marilyn’s Café Society may even sing.

Marilyn said, “Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year and I love putting this Christmas show together.  It’s so much fun anticipating what the end result of all the planning will be.”  For the last 6 years, Marilyn has shared a portion of the proceeds with families and/or individuals who may need a little extra help during the Christmas season.  And so, not only will WJOL Radio, Marilyn’s Café Society, the singers, and sponsors be celebrating the Season of Giving with the gift of music this Saturday; they also will be giving a helping hand to a lucky family or individual.

There’s still room for just a few more people if you’d like to come out to support.  Call 815-341-5336 or send email to marilynscafesociety@yahoo.com.

About Rosella Dario

Rosella Dario is the 1983 winner of the historic Senior Citizen Pageant.  Over the years, she has appeared with great bands like Jewel Ryan, Bill Carneige, Roy Gardens, and Jean Victor.  The documentary of her life’s story is currently featured on the Joliet Community Television Channel 6 as well as in 6 other states across the country.  She is a 90 year old singing sensation that has used her voice to inspire and uplift many.

About Bernard Harris

Bernard Harris is the “upside-down bassist” who has toured internationally through Europe and Australia, and performed with other artists such as Aaron Neville, Amy Grant, Phil Keaggy, and Tommy Emmanuel.  In the fall of 2014, he joined forces with popular artists Mandisa and TobyMac for a tour across America.  In the last six months, he performed with Mandisa on Good Morning America and was a part of her Grammy award-winning album Overcomer.  He also contributed to the movie soundtrack for the 2006 film “Madea’s Family Reunion” with actor/director Tyler Perry.  For more, go to http://www.bernardharris.com.

About Robert Kase

Robert Kase is an international Grammy nominated trumpet artist that has heralded high acclaims from around the world.  His performances as a trumpet soloist are in constant demand in both jazz and classical ensembles and have taken him on solo tours of Sweden, Norway, England, Germany, France, Russia, Switzerland, Canada, and across the USA.   As a recording artist he has performed on more than 200 recording projects including four solo jazz recordings with his own quintet including his latest CD entitled “As We Gather”.  He is also Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois and is well-known across the spectrum of academia and professional associations including the National Association of Schools of Music and various state and national music education organizations.

About Marilyn’s Café Society Radio Show

Marilyn’s Cafe Society Radio Show is a 2 hour weekly radio show that debuted 10 years ago in April 2005 on 1340AM WJOL radio station.  It airs live most Saturdays beginning at 1:05pm CST and streams online at http://www.wjol.com and http://www.marilynscafesociety.com.  Thousands of listeners tune in each week from coast to coast and around the world.  Since its inception, the show has been hosted and produced by radio broadcast veteran, Marilyn May.

About WJOL Radio Station

WJOL Radio Station is the local go to station in the greater Will County, Illinois.  Dubbed Will County’s news, talk, sports, the station has been serving the community for 90 years this year.  January kicked off yearlong celebrations marking the station’s 90 years.  WJOL also streams live online at wjol.com.

For more, contact the MCS PR TEAM at marilynscafesociety@yahoo.com or call 815-341-5336.

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