Weekly Guide: 'Rosie Show' musical director Katreese Barnes scores a fun weekend

December 1, 2011

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Katreese Barnes (middle) holding an Emmy for outstanding original music for her work on 'Saturday Night Live.'

When Oprah ended her talk show here in Chicago – another recognizable face stepped up. Rosie O’Donnell now does her daily talk show in Oprah’s studio in the West Loop--and is also living in the city. And so is some of her crew! Katreese Barnes left a pretty good gig at Saturday Night Live to become musical director of The Rosie Show. While at SNL she battled breast cancer twice. She also won two Emmys. And listeners may recognize the musical chops that earned her one – take a listen! She made audiences laugh until they cried on SNL and on Thursday, she showed Chicagoans how to have a good time as Eight Forty-Eight's Weekly Guide.

Friday

Katreese is heading over the the Steppenwolf Theater Company to catch a new play called Penelope.

Saturday
Chicago Symphony Orchestra to hear Mahler's "Symphony No. 1"

Sunday
Katreese will be heading over to Frontier to watch Sunday's Bears (and Jets) games.