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Filament House Concert Series to Include Guitarist's Chicago Debut

  The Filament House Concert Series will feature three shows in June.
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PORTAGE PARK — New Orleans guitarist Jimmy Robinson will make his Chicago solo debut at the Filament Theatre June 16 as part of the Filament House Concert Series scheduled to take place this month at the Portage Park performance venue.

Robinson, who plays both the six- and- 12-string guitar, will perform his own songs as well as guitar rock classics, such as Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" and The Byrds' "Eight Miles High."

The 7:30 p.m. concert will take place at the Filament Theatre Ensemble's Six Corners home, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave. The six-year-old, formerly itinerant ensemble moved to Portage Park in 2012 and has been working to transform the former furniture warehouse. Tickets are $10.

Heather Cherone discusses the ever expanding lineup of Filament Theater shows:

Marcello Benetti's Shuffled Quartet is scheduled to make its first appearance in Chicago at 8 p.m. June 21 at the Filament Theater as part of the concert series.

Featuring Helen Gillet on cello, Jeff Albert on trombone, Rex Gregory on clarinet, flute and saxophone as well as Benetti on drums, the Shuffled Quartet recently released its second album, "From East To West."

Admission is $15 at the door.

New Orleans singer and songwriter Paul Sanchez is scheduled to return to the Filament Theatre at 7 p.m. June 29 for an evening featuring two sets of music and the Chicago premiere of the documentary "The Key To Me."

A founding member of the band Cowboy Mouth, Sanchez was a member of the cast of the HBO series "Treme" and was the creative force behind the musical "Nine Lives."

"The Key To Me" by James Demaria is a chronicle of Sanchez's life with his wife, Shelly, that traces the couple's path from their youth through the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina and Shelly Sanchez's diagnosis with breast cancer.

Admission is $10 at the door.

Attendees are welcome to bring a beverage of their choice to enjoy during the Filament House Concert Series. For more information, email info@filamenttheatre.org.