South Shore Orchestra: Holiday Pops!
Concert At 7:30 PM On Friday, December 21, 2018
Join Maestro Troy Webdell and the South Shore Orchestra for our traditional holiday celebration the entire family can enjoy! Featuring classic and comtemporary music of the holiday season including music from Ottorino Respighi’s magical children’s ballet THE FANTASTIC TOYSHOP!
Celebrate The Season: A Christmas Cabaret
Performance At 1:00 PM On Wednesday, December 19
The Memorial Opera House will sing and dance our way into the Christmas Season with this spectacular cabaret. Following our production of It’s A Wonderful Life, we will be sure to open our arms to event the sourest of Scrooges to ring in the festivities of the holidays. Be sure to join us for an afternoon featuring some of our favorite memories of the year and a special visit from the North Pole!
Star Spangled Cabaret – A Veteran’s Day Salute
Performance at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 14
The Memorial Opera House wouldn’t be where she is without the brave men and women who have fought for freedom! Join us as we enjoy the 125th anniversary of our great memorial by saluting those who made it possible. Featuring songs from the eras of World War I through Desert Storm, we proudly thank the brave souls that have made America truly great with this patriotic afternoon
Brightside Music Presents Shemekia Copeland With The Cash Box Kings
Concert At 7:30 PM On Saturday, October 20, 2018
Brightside Music is happy to welcome Shemekia Copeland to Valparaiso to headline our Blues Fest. Experience one of the greatest voices in blues at a venue that was practically made for it. You won’t want to miss her.
Whether she’s belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soulshouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down to a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else. With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, Shemekia’s wide open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach.
Copeland has performed thousands of gigs at clubs, festivals and concert halls all over the world during her decades long career. She’s sung with Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, B. B. King, Buddy Guy, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, James Cotton and many others. She opened for The Rolling Stones and entertained U.S. troops in Iraq and Kuwait.
With her latest album Outskirts of Love and a packed tour schedule, Copeland has her eyes fixed firmly on the future as she continues to break new musical ground. “I want to be growing, to be innovative,” she says. “I’m a lifert, singing about things that bother me, using my music to help people. My dad always said that ‘we’re all connected.’ I’m an old soul marching to the beat of my own drum,” she continues, “And right now I’m making the most exciting music of my career.
THE FIRST BRUSH OF FALL
A Plein Air Artist Event
Sponsored by Horizon Bank
Co-sponsored by the Indiana Plein Air Painters’ Association
September 21, 22, 23
Be prepared as artists from around the region converge on Michigan City and the surrounding areas with easels and paint brushes to compete for cash prizes in The Dunes Summer Theatre’s first ever paint fair. During 3 days, artists will create paintings in 30 minutes or less, as well as other works over the weekend. Artists will sell select pieces at the end of the event. Cash prizes will be awarded to top artists. If you are an artist, young or old, and would like to participate, click the Register button and reserve your spot today.