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Mel and Nancy Kiogima are bringing their love of dance to the Music House Museum on Thursday, June 7th. The Museum offers a great space for this night of music and dance hosted by the Kiogimas, founders of ‘Night Moves Social Dance’.
The evening will begin at 6:30 pm with dance lesson from these area dance legends and then guests can dance the evening away from 7 to 9 pm. Beginners to accomplished dancers are welcome! While it is fun to come as a couple, no partners are needed as there will be plenty of partners to dance with available.
Join us for the music and moves! It will be a great night of fun and dance in the beautiful Music House Museum.
The event is a fundraiser for the Music House Museum so the $15 admission as we continue to share the enduring magic of music. Come for the dancing and fall in love with the museum and music!!
Buster Keaton stars in Sherlock Jr. and One Week With Accompaniment by IAA’s Steve Larson
Buy Tickets OnlineThe Music House’s first Silent film of our series is a Buster Keaton double feature of laughter! These films will be accompanied by Interlochen Arts Academy Staff Pianist, Steve Larson.
The evening of fun begins with the hilarious, Sherlock Jr. A young theater projectionist and aspiring detective (Keaton) falls in love with a beautiful girl. Her father’s pocket watch is stolen and he vows to solve the crime.
But when planted evidence is found that makes him appear to be the thief he is banished from her house. He falls asleep in the projection booth and dreams his is a great detective and solves the crime despite hilarious attempts by the villain to thwart his efforts. Will he be able to solve the crime and win back the girl in real life?
This was Keaton’s first film on his own, without Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle. In this 1920 comedy short, a newly wedded couple (Keaton and Sybil Seely) are given a prefabricated ‘build a house’ kit, that can be built in “one week”, as a wedding gift. They are unaware that a rival has sabotaged the kit’s component numbering. Hilarity ensues as Keaton’s character builds this house according to the false numbering and then they forced to move it when they discovered they built it on the wrong lot!!
At IAA, Steve Larson has played in recitals and chamber music festivals throughout the Midwest including the Absolutely Amadeus festival, the Manitou Music Festival and Chamber Music North. As a dance accompanist, Mr. Larson served as company pianist for the Milwaukee Ballet and has played for Minnesota Dance Theater, Alaska Dance Theater, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ballet Hispanico and others. He has made dance accompaniment CDs for Aquarian Sound and Brio Recordings. His compositions have been performed by violinist Hal Grossman, the Concord Chamber Orchestra, the Interlochen Arts Academy Choir and the Backyard Recorder Consort. His improvisational skills are frequently put to use accompanying silent movies. Mr. Larson is currently organist at Grace Episcopal Church in Traverse City, Michigan.
The Music House Museum’s Silent Film Series is a very popular event. It allows guests to experience silent films as they were originally screened, with live accompaniment. We bring world class musicians to the area who provide the sound track for these classic films. It is a perfect event for the entire family.
Buy Tickets Online The Music House is thrilled to welcome back Charlie Millard. We were first introduced to this talented young singer/song writer as one of the ‘Friends’ in our Nov. 2016 concert, ‘The Accidentals and Friends’. He was as excited about the Music House as we were impressed with his talent! You don’t want to miss this up-and-coming artists and band.
Charlie Millard has been entertaining Northern Michigan diners, audiences, fundraisers, and festivals with his piano playing since he was 14 years old. His first album, Hattie Jane, came out in 2012. His growing popularity has him traveling all over the state so we are lucky to get him back!
Charlie co-founded Hattie Jane Records with his song writing, record producing, and playing partner, and father, Jerry Millard. With percussionist Michael Binienda, they have formed a trio that has been thrilling crowds wherever they stop to play, with influences like Tom Waits, Patrick Watson, and The Kinks. He has developed a unique sound, voice and thought-provoking lyrics/poetry of his own with tones of an indie-Americana style that is reminiscent of a Seventies’ folk/rock, singer/songwriter.
To find out more about Charlie you can read this great article from Local Spins: Read More
The Music House provides a perfect venue for an intimate concert experience. Proceeds from all of our events help us to continue to share the enduring magic of music!