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Local Teen Returns Home to Rock Lolla

Harrison Ivaz plays Kidzapalooza stage August 3, 4



    Local Teen Returns Home to Rock Lolla
    Glenview native Harrison Ivaz, 13, will rock out the Kidzapalooza stage on Friday and Saturday.

    Lollapalooza marks a homecoming for Harrison Ivaz.

    The 13-year-old rock singer/songwriter/guitarist has attended Lollapalooza with his parents every year since 2007, but this weekend he'll return as a performer.

    Ivaz was born in suburban Glenview, but moved to Vancouver, BC in 2008.

    Since then, his career has taken off, and the highlight occurs Friday and Saturday when he performs on the Kidzapalooza stage.

    Ivaz, whose parents are both musicians, has made as many inroads with his acting work as with his music, appearing numerous times on TV, theater and in commercials.

    But it's his anti-bullying song "Sweet & Sunny" that has garnered the most publicity, a song that has become an anthem of sorts for anti-bullying organizations.

    Ivaz has pulled together a band of local teens for the Lollapalooza show, including 17-year-old Whitney Young student Thyra Sandstrom on bass and Oak Park 13-year-old Noah Kitsos on drums.

    The precocious teen already has a debut CDk, In the New, under his belt, which is available on CB Baby and soon on iTunes.

    Harrison Ivaz, August 3/12:30 p.m. and August 4/11:30 p.m. on Kidzapalooza stage.