Just a quick shoutout to the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, which has a few great shows coming up …
- This Saturday, it’s “John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party,” a re-creation of the final tour of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. Showtime is 8 p.m.
- Next Friday, Jan. 25, is Avner Eisenberg’s “Exceptions to Gravity,” showcasing “a master of the art of physical comedy.” Curtains up at 7:30 p.m.
- Then, on Feb. 2, it’s “Sybarite5: The Shuffle Effect,” where the string concert program is determined live from the stage, based on what comes up on the band’s iPod Shuffle. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.
As I’ve said, these are the types of shows we’re blessed to land in South Milwaukee, where the PAC allows us to punch above our weight when it comes to local arts offerings.
Learn more about all PAC performances here.
Just a reminder about a couple of special events at Thursday’s South Milwaukee Downtown Market …
First, there’s a special South Milwaukee Performing Arts concert starting at 5 p.m., as I’m Not a Pilot plays. See clips from this popular local group here.
Then, at dusk, around 8:15 p.m. or so, it’s the first of three outdoor Groovy Movie Nites planned following the market. This week, it’s Tangled, a fun and modern-day take on the Rapunzel. (My kids, ages 4 and 7 love it. And I must admit it’s pretty good.)
The August 9 movie is The Smurfs. August 16, it’s The Wizard of Oz.
I’m a big fan of the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center. I hope you are too.
Such a first-class venue bringing in such a strong lineup of acts is something about which few communities our size can boast. And 2012-13 won’t be any different.
The SMPAC announced its acts for the new season last week. Check out the impressive lineup here.
The highlight? An appearance by the Vienna Boys Choir on Nov. 23. (I’m also looking forward to the appearance by John Gurda on Sept. 9 and up-and-coming country singer Katie Armiger on Oct. 4.)
Learn more about the series from this YouTube video by Director Chad Piechocki.
Season tickets are on sale now. Individual show tickets go on sale Aug. 6.
Check out these local headlines:
And check out state Sen. Chris Larson’s new Larson Report. The headline: Moving People, Going Places.
Check out these headlines from around the South Shore:
And click here to see Oak Creek Patch photos from Saturday’s performance by the University of Wisconsin marching band at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center.
Oak Creek reportedly has a pretty long to-do list when it comes to public works and other planning projects in coming years.
At the top of the list: developing the Delphi site and the city’s lakefront, as well as improving Drexel Avenue to make way for a new freeway interchange. Not so high on the list? Widening Pennsylvania/Nicholson Avenue south of Rawson.
That’s according to a story in Oak Creek Patch. From it:
As for Pennsylvania Avenue, the stretch from College to Rawson will still be expanded next year. Officials said that congestion south of Rawson is “not as pressing for the city as are the Drexel Interchange and Drexel Avenue reconstruction projects.”
Check out the full story here … as well as these headlines from around the South Shore: