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Enjoy unique dance and music at the James Lumber Center this spring

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Apr 12, 2022

Wrapping up its 25th Anniversary season, the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts (JLC) at College of Lake County (CLC) welcomes two eclectic professional touring events this spring. 

As seen on “America’s Got Talent” and based at The Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center, the ethereal Hiplet Ballerinas features dancers of all shapes, sizes and colors. This soulful, spirited ensemble combines hip hop, Latin, African and other urban dance styles with classical ballet and traditional pointe technique in a performance of innovative technique and incredible power. They perform on Sunday, April 24 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $12-$35. 

Grammy™ awarded and Emmy nominated, Eileen Ivers is the rare artist whose boldly imaginative virtuosity on the Irish fiddle has altered the musical landscape. In this special Mother’s Day show, this innovator and pioneer of Celtic and world music shares the stage with her talented ensemble in an afternoon of storytelling and uplifting music, guaranteed to ignite the human spirit. Eileen performs on Sunday, May 8 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15-$40. 

Individual and group tickets are available for both events. To order tickets, visit or call (847) 543-2300. Tickets are also available for purchase in-person. The JLC Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. 

Masks are optional in public spaces for everyone at CLC and the JLC. The JLC will have masks and hand sanitizer available. CLC has enhanced cleaning procedures in the theatre, restroom and common touchpoints. CLC and the JLC reserve the right to make changes based on health, safety and the ongoing pandemic. 

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation.