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5 Faves: Things we are excited about for the week of May 23

The Tenors is not your typical boy band. Sure, they’ve got style (often decked out in Armani) and sell millions of records (they’re latest, “Lead With Your Heart,” debuted at No. 21 on the Hot 100 in the States in January), but these guys have something most groups today lack: Incredible, soaring voices. The Tenors (which dropped the geographically-specific “Canadian” from its name), features the liquid- smooth voices of Remigio Pereira, Victor Micallef, Fraser Walters and Clifton Murray. The group is thrilling audiences young and old, as evidenced by the eclectic audience at the group’s concert Sunday at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. While their 2008 debut was more traditional, “Lead With Your Heart” is a 12-track journey that stretches the boundaries of classical crossover music. The disc is a lush mix of pop, classical and opera, drawing on influences from all over the world. The disc features stellar covers from Elton John (“Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word”) and Bob Dylan (“Forever Young”); along with self-penned originals, which set them apart from counterparts Il Divo and Il Volo. At this rate, “Lead With Your Heart” is sure to lead The Tenors right into America’s hearts. – R. Scott Helmchen