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Two Way Street Coffee House Presents Dean Milano & Julianne Macarus

December 15, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Two Way Street Coffee House is Chicagoland’s most beloved folk and acoustic music venue, presenting weekly concerts and community events for over 50 years!  The show starts at 8pm (CST) and the doors open at 7:30pm. (Suggested donation $10).  We will also host this concert virtually.  You may access the livestream on www.twowaystreet.org, on our Facebook page, or on our YouTube channel.

On Friday, December 15, 2023 Two Way Street Coffee House Friday Night Concert Series presents the Dean Milano and Julianne Macarus.

Julianne Macarus and Dean Milano have worked together intermittently in various groups of fellow musicians for over forty years. Meeting in the 1970’s, Julianne joined Dean, Rick Shryock, and Jean Gordon Sredl, and the trio became a quartet called “The Casualaires.” The concentration was on Broadway and Swing music from the 1920’s, ’30s and ’40s, along with Country, Jazz, some Originals, and Odd Pieces one might not usually encounter.

Julianne and Dean worked together in the 1980s, in “Rubbaband,” a group that shared first place with “Joel Daly & The Sundowners,” in The Regional Marlboro Country Music Contest, at The Bar RR in Chicago and again at The Dry Gulch, a Western-Style Dinner Theatre in Schiller Park, Illinois.

Individually, both Julianne and Dean have released collections of Original Songs. Dean currently has 3 CDs, and Julianne put out a Cassette, (yes) in 1993.

Dean’s Book,”The Chicago Music Scene: The 1960s and ’70s,” is published by Arcadia Press.

Recordings of “The Casualaires” will soon be available for downloading at:


The first offering on the site will be “Mothra: Jazz”, a quintet headed by Steven G. Hashimoto on Bass; Julianne Macarus, Voice and Violin; Pat Fleming on Guitar; Kathy Kelly on Vibraphone; and Scott Hirtenstein, Percussion.

If you can’t join us in person, you can still tune in virtually to catch the show! Make your donation HERE to Dean and Julianne.  Visit www.twowaystreet.org for more information.



December 15, 2023
7:30 pm