Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Community Partnership for Healthy Youth will include two local bands that feature District 128 students.
Tuesday, January 15
The District 128 Community Partnership for Healthy Youth (CPHY) will host an all-ages band jam on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the Sullivan Center, 635 Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. The event will feature a performance by Jamie Lono, finalist on NBC's The Voice and 2007 Vernon Hills High School graduate. Two bands featuring D128 students—Five Years and Mystic Tomato—will also perform. Admission is $5, and the first 100 people will receive free pizza. CPHY works towards prevention and reduction of underage drinking and substance use by providing education, awareness and opportunities. —District 128 submitted this information.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Vernon Hills resident cut from competition after battle round.
It was an emotional battle for Vernon Hills singer Jamie Lono who was eliminated from NBC’s The Voice after a battle with his good friend Jamar Richards to stay on Team Cee Lo. The episode aired last night with the Jamie-Jamar battle as the finale. Both singers broke down in tears after the results. Lono said maybe he was meant to lose so that Rogers could win. Rogers overcame drug addiction and has said that he hopes his success in the competition can be an inspiration for all people struggling with drug addiction. After the battle, Lono told Cee Lo Green that his coaching was not in vain. In an interview with Christina Milian of The Voice, Lono said, “You couldn’t ask for a better person to lose to. He’s been like my big brother from …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Jamie Lono of Vernon Hills will face Jamar Rogers.
The Voice fans will find out tonight whether or not singer Jamie Lono of Vernon Hills will advance to the finals. Lono will battle his good friend Jamar Rogers to keep a spot on Team Cee Lo. They will sing I Want to Know What Love Is by Foreigner. On the Today Show this morning, Rogers said he and Lono became good friends during the blind auditions. “I call this guy my little brother, “ Rogers said. Lono said they each have their own unique styles and it will be hard to send either home. The show was pre-recorded, so they already know who went home, but the results are hushed. Lono said he’s still getting used to all the attention the show has brought him. He said in between shows, he’s still making sandwiches at the Potbelly in …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Chicago is well represented this year on the popular NBC show with three area singers who have made it through the blind auditions.
Vernon Hills "sandwich maker" Jamie Lono made it through the first round of live auditions on NBC's The Voice, Monday night. Lono works at Potbelly Sandwich Works. The 22-year-old singer and guitar player wowed judges with his soulful rendition of Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison Blues. Both Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green turned their chairs for him. Levine told Lono that his singing was different, which is what judges are looking for this year. Lono decided to go with Team Cee Lo. Lono is a 2007 graduate of Vernon Hills High School, according to the Daily Herald. Two other singers with Chicago ties have made it onto The Voice teams, so far, this season. Fashion Model Erin Martin of Chicago's Wicker Park sang Plain White Tees Hey There Delilah…