Illinois Soldiers participate in first taping of Aca,!A"The Midnight StageAca,!A? live music TV

By Brandi Schiff/Courtney Wittmann, Office of the Chief of Public Affairs-MidwestJuly 30, 2009

Tony Enrietto, President, USO of Illinois, thanks Joe Cantafio and his band, the 101st Rock Division, for their constant support to the troops.  The USO sponsored the first taping of the live music show "The Midnight Stage," in Palatine, IL with special guests in the audience: hundreds of local Soldiers.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Tony Enrietto, President, USO of Illinois, thanks Joe Cantafio and his band, the 101st Rock Division, for their constant support to the troops. The USO sponsored the first taping of the live music show "The Midnight Stage," in Palatine, IL with special guests in the audience: hundreds of local Soldiers. (Photo Credit: Brandi Schiff, OCPA Midwest) VIEW ORIGINAL
Hundreds of IL Soldiers were part of the live studio audience for the first taping of  "The Midnight Stage" music show featuring different bands every week.  Soldiers here enjoy being entertained by the 101st Rock Division Band, led by Joe Cantafio.  The show was sponsored by the USO of Illinois.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Hundreds of IL Soldiers were part of the live studio audience for the first taping of "The Midnight Stage" music show featuring different bands every week. Soldiers here enjoy being entertained by the 101st Rock Division Band, led by Joe Cantafio. The show was sponsored by the USO of Illinois. (Photo Credit: Brandi Schiff, OCPA Midwest) VIEW ORIGINAL
Joe Cantafio, 101st Rock Division Band, belts it out at Durty Nellies in Palatine, IL for the first taping of the live music show "The Midnight Stage," sponsored by the USO of Illinois.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Joe Cantafio, 101st Rock Division Band, belts it out at Durty Nellies in Palatine, IL for the first taping of the live music show "The Midnight Stage," sponsored by the USO of Illinois. (Photo Credit: Brandi Schiff, OCPA Midwest) VIEW ORIGINAL
Service members introduced themselves on stage as part of the opening of “The Midnight Stage” live music TV show.  From left to right are: Air Force Tech Sgt. Liz Kowalski, USO of IL; ‘Top Recruiter of the Year,’ Sgt. 1st Class, Tyrone Hayes, Station Commander, West Addison Recruiting Station; Capt. Peter Gillen (at the mic), Company  Commander, Glenview Recruiting Company; Command Sgt. Maj., Renee Dozier, BN CSM; and show host, retired Master Sgt. "Jammin Jay" Johnson.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Service members introduced themselves on stage as part of the opening of “The Midnight Stage” live music TV show. From left to right are: Air Force Tech Sgt. Liz Kowalski, USO of IL; ‘Top Recruiter of the Year,’ Sgt. 1st Class, Tyrone Hayes, Station Commander, West Addison Recruiting Station; Capt. Peter Gillen (at the mic), Company Commander, Glenview Recruiting Company; Command Sgt. Maj., Renee Dozier, BN CSM; and show host, retired Master Sgt. "Jammin Jay" Johnson. (Photo Credit: Brandi Schiff, OCPA Midwest) VIEW ORIGINAL