THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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October 5, 2017

17th Annual Windy Dinner THELMA Style

The 17th Annual Windy Dinner THELMA Style is set for Thursday, October 5. Don’t miss this fun evening celebrating the arts! We honor Mike and Rita Shannon as the recipients of the James C. Hubbard Windy Award! Live auction, music,…
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October 13, 2017

Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound

Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound are the latest in Fresh Venerable. Benefitting from years of unassuming and understated hipness, they bring forth a funky, lyrically charged racket that sits comfortably with soulful sounds. Intricate but free-swinging, explosive yet intimate, fresh and…
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October 17, 2017

Tara Betts

Dr. Tara Betts is an author and professor. Tara is the author of Break the Habit (Trio House Press, 2016) and Arc & Hue (Willow Books, 2009.) Her chapbooks include 7 x 7: kwansabas (Backbone Press, 2015) and The GREATEST!:…
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October 21, 2017

Smartphone Photography Workshop

  They are so smart it’s scary and more than half of the U.S. population owns one, but just because a smartphone can take photos, doesn’t mean those photos are very good. Join internationally recognized Mobile Artist Dale Van Minsel…
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November 16, 2017

Max Garland

Max Garland is the author of The Postal Confessions, winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry, Hunger Wide as Heaven, which won the Cleveland State Poetry Center Open Competition, and The Word We Used for It, winner of the 2017-2018…
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November 16, 2017

Susan Firer

Susan Firer’s most recent book is The Transit of Venus. Her previous books have been awarded the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Prize, the Posner Award, and the Backwaters Prize. She is a recipient of a Milwaukee County Artist Fellowship,…
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November 17, 2017

800 lb Gorilla

800 lb Gorilla is a college-rock jam band based out of southern Indiana. Their music unites guitar with saxophone, keyboards and a tight rhythm section to form their unique mix of funk rock jam music. Their band was originally formed…
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November 18, 2017

The Art of the Cocktail

Plan your holiday drink specials, or just enjoy the afternoon with friends at this premier event for the novice or experienced fan of the cocktail. Must be at least 21 to attend. Two drinks, food and entertainment by Eva and…
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December 15, 2017

The Jimmys

Have a Blues Christmas with The Jimmys! The Jimmys have been tearing up stages with their blend of blues, soul, funk, and R&B for nearly 10 years. Award-winning keyboardist/singer/songwriter Jimmy Voegeli has assembled an all-star lineup: Perry Weber, veteran guitarist/singer/songwriter…
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December 22, 2017

Isthmus Brass

Under the direction of brass-icon, John Stevens, and comprised of the finest professional brass players in the Midwest, the Isthmus Brass is Wisconsin’s premier large brass ensemble. Named for a strip of land between the lakes of Mendota and Monona…
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January 16, 2018

Reading Series: Favorite Poems

A traditionally fun event featuring community members.…
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January 26, 2018

Kyle Megna and the Monsoons

Kyle Megna & the Monsoons are best seen live, they feed off the vibe of the crowd as well as each other. Their “dark-indie-blues-folk-rock feel” is a magnetic force that’s ever charged with surges of creativity and artistic experimentation. Fused…
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February 9, 2018

Copper Box: The Official Kickoff for the 2018 Sturgeon Spectacular!

Kick off the 2018 Sturgeon Spectacular with this THELMA favorite in the Great Hall. This free concert by Copper Box includes, again, the opportunity to Kiss the Sturgeon!  Danny Jerabek (accordion, keys, percussion, vocals, cornet, sousaphone, etc.) and his wife,…
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February 22, 2018

Bonnie Jo Campbell with C. Kubasta

Bonnie Jo Campbell is the author of the novels Once Upon a River, a National Bestseller, and Q Road. Her critically-acclaimed short fiction collections include American Salvage, which was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National…
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February 23, 2018

Driveway Thriftdwellers

Made up of veteran musicians from Madison and Milwaukee, the Driveway Thriftdwellers draw upon their founding brothers’ Northwoods upbringing to create a no-nonsense blend of DIY classic country and Americana sensibilities. Earthy vocal harmonies and down-home pedal steel distinguish the…
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March 9, 2018

Albert Cummings

Albert Cummings writes, plays and sings the blues like nobody else. He has played with blues legends B.B. King, Johnny Winter and Buddy Guy.   Taken with Albert’s fire and passion bassist, Tommy Shannon, and drummer, Chris Layton, of the band…
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March 16, 2018

Reilly

Foot stompin’ Irish music band for the masses!   The members of Reilly look at their music as a melding of the past with the present, a joining of history with the future. Their stylistic take on their songs is one…
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April 5, 2018

Reading Series: Student Invitational

This evening is for the upcoming, student poets and writers to shine.…
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April 6, 2018

Sammy Miller and the Congregation

“We play joyful jazz- music that feels good. It is a style that entertains, enriches, but most of all uplifts.”   A native of Los Angeles, Sammy Miller has become known for his unique maturity and relentless focus on making music…
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May 4, 2018

Salsa Manzana

Cinco de Mayo with Salsa Manzana! An authentic Salsa band of students, alumni and professors from Lawrence University. Plenty of room to dance. Casa del Tequila will be serving authentic Mexican food during the concert. It will be $7 per…
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May 18, 2018

Davina and the Vagabonds

So much more than just a blues act, Davina and the Vagabonds’ shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments and tender gospel passages. Davina’s voice and stage presence defy category in a different way.…
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