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Pop singer Colbie Caillat comes off as a sunny person on albums such as her latest, "All of You," and previous efforts "Coco" (2007) and "Breakthrough" (2009), but she admits that's not always true in real life.
"I'm glad people see me that way. I'm from Southern California, and I have roots in Hawaii. I grew up listening to positive vocal bases," says Caillat, who names artists including Fleetwood Mac, Lauryn Hill, Bob Marley, James Taylor, Tom Petty and John Mayer as musical influences.
But, she says, "I'm not always happy. But I try to turn my songs around. If I'm in a bad mood, I'll turn it around, figure out how I can make it better."
7 p.m. Friday at Ravinia, Lake-Cook and Green Bay roads, Highland Park; $27 and $55; 847-266-5100 or ravinia.org
June 28, 2012