As one of the many famous Philadelphia Bacons, Michael Bacon has had a rich and rewarding career as a singer-songwriter, musician, and score composer. Michael was one of the six children of Edmund Bacon, the famous Philadelphia urban planner and Ruth Bacon an activist and child advocate. And he’s less than “six degrees of separation” from his younger brother, Kevin, the actor. A successful singer-songwriter and composer for and television, with numerous awards to his credit, Michael is also an accomplished guitarist, keyboardist, and cellist. He’s written many scores for a wide variety of shows on PBS and HBO. One of his most recent projects is Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Michael won an Emmy for his original score for The Kennedys. Michael will provide us with an entertaining evening of storytelling, music and insight into the worlds of entertainment and composing.Read More
There aren't six degrees of separation between Kevin Bacon and his older brother Michael. Actor Kevin, whose prolific career has led to an informal party game — creating a pyramid of actors and their movies that leads to Kevin within six steps — and his Emmy Award-winning composer older brother Michael are in perfect harmony. That's particularly true when they perform as the Bacon Brothers. They will be sharing the stage at Metropolis Performing Arts Center in Arlington Heights on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 17 and 18. Kevin loves performing with Michael because, "We get to hang. We are both very busy in our other lives and might not be as able to carve out the time." Read full article.