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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.

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When it comes to doing interviews to promote an acting project, Kevin Bacon isn’t much for dishing out his life story. But when it comes to writing songs, The Bacon Brothers are all about creating the soundtrack of their experience. Kevin and his elder sibling, Michael, have been a consistent fixture in the studio and on the road for the better part of 20 years, releasing eight albums in the process. The group will perform Saturday at The Kent Stage.

“To me, you do countless interviews where people are hoping you’re going to reveal something personal about yourself,” Kevin Bacon said. “And in fact, I look at that part of interviews as a skill where you make people believe you’re sharing something personal when you’re really not. I’m sorry to admit that, but that’s how I approach the personal side of doing press.” Music is different. Read the full interview in the Canton Repository

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Kevin and Michael Bacon have been making music together for pretty much their whole lives. So it seemed logical when, 25 years ago, they decided to join forces to start recording records and performing live shows as the Bacon Brothers. ...

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