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Fans of '70s music gathered in full force recently at Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Michigan.

Foreigner, currently marking its fourth decade, performed a rockin' show at the casino's Silver Creek Event Center. The band delivered all the hits and kept the energy going throughout the 90-minute concert.

Foreigner now features members lead singer Kelly Hansen, Jeff Pilson, Tom Gimbel, Michael Bluestein, Bruce Watson and Chris Frazier. Founder Mick Jones isn't always on the performance roster but he's still considered a member of the band. (Jones didn't appear at the Four Winds show.)

The band's major chart toppers were definitely on the roster for this show. Tunes included  “Cold As Ice” "Urgent," "Feels Like the First Time," "Juke Box Hero," "Waiting For a Girl Like You," "Hot Blooded" and others.

Among highlights of the show was the group's performance of "I Want To Know What Love Is," which a local high school choir joined them on stage to sing. It's been customary during the last few years that Foreigner invites school and community groups to perform the hit with them.

That collaboration with community and school groups is part of the band’s ongoing partnership with the Grammy Foundation, which helps to maintain and restore music education in America’s public schools and to raise awareness of the importance of music as part of a child’s overall education.

Foreigner will launch The Juke Box Heroes Tour in mid-June. The tour will also feature performances by Whitesnake and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening. The Juke Box Heroes Tour makes a stop at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago on July 11. For more information on upcoming Foreigner concerts, visit foreigneronline.com.

Among upcoming shows at Four Winds Casino are The Temptations and The Four Tops on April 20 and Eddie Money on May 4. Visit fourwindscasino.com.

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Features reporter

Eloise is A&E Editor and a food, entertainment and features writer for The Times, subjects she has covered for over two decades in and around the Region. She was the youngest of eight in a Chicago household filled with fantastic cooks and artists.