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Nicolet Live! 2013 - 2014 Season

 

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2013  September | October | November | December
2014  January | February | March | April | May

 


 

Kelly Jackson Kelly Jackson

Thursday, September 12, 2013
7:30 pm
Please call WXPR at 715-362-6000 for tickets. 

Kelly's music can be described as Americana, with a dash of rock, some jazz, a splash of country, folk, and soulful blues-influenced vocals. A member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, she conveys her appreciation of Native American history, culture, and the ability the spirit has to conquer obstacles. Kelly received the 2013 Native American Music Award for Best Folk Recording.
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WI Brass QuintetThe Wisconsin Brass Quintet


Thursday, September 19, 2013
7:30 pm
Admission: $15

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For 40 years the Wisconsin Brass Quintet has been performing throughout the United States, including appearances at Carnegie Recital Hall and Merkin Concert
Hall. The quintet's vast repertoire, drawn from works of all periods and styles, is performed with "reckless abandon, warmth, stylistic variety and interpretive interest." (American Record Guide)
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Lori SchneiderClimbing Beyond Our Limits
with Lori Schneider

Monday, September 23, 2013
7:30 pm
Admission: FREE

Join mountaineer Lori Schneider as she shares her experiences climbing the Seven Summits, the highest peak on each continent, and her ultimate quest – her 2009 successful summit of Mt. Everest, becoming the first person with multiple sclerosis to accomplish this feat. Her message is one of hope, leadership, big dreams, and self-empowerment.
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Heywood Banks Heywood Banks

Friday, September 27, 2013
7:30 pm
Admission: $20 adults $15 youth age 15 and under

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Heywood Banks' style is a saucy mix of expert musicianship and just plain silliness – a combination that has earned him cult hero status among college students. A frequent guest on the national Bob and Tom radio program, Heywood's irreverent humor at times may shock, but always delight, audiences of all ages.
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Pakistan/Afghanistan Pakistan & Afghanistan
with Marlin Darrah

Friday, October 18, 2013
7:30 pm
Admission: FREE

Beyond the shocking headlines of war and violence, what are these two remote, exotic, and dangerous countries really like? In this 85-minute film, Marlin Darrah will narrate a non-military traveler's perspective of the region's towns, villages and countryside; and the warlords, village headmen, Taliban assassins, and peaceful farmers who inhabit them.
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Becky's New Car

The Nicolet Players present Becky's New Car


Friday - Sunday, November 8 - 10;
Thursday - Sunday, November 14 - 17, 2013
7:30 pm on Thursday - Saturday
2 pm on Sundays
Admission: $9 general public $7 students and seniors

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Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management, and a middling marriage, with no prospects for improvement in sight. Then one night a socially inept, grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works and suddenly, her life flips upside down in this delightful, original comedy with serious overtones. Auditions September 16 and 17.
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Alley Cats Jingle Bell Rock –
A Harmoniously
Hysterical Holiday Hit


Tuesday, December 3, 2013 
7:30 pm
Admission: $15

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This high-energy, a cappella, doo-wop quartet delivers harmonies and good cheer designed to put you in the holiday spirit. The Alley Cats sing Let It Snow, Blue
Christmas, Do You Hear What I Hear, Jingle Bell Rock, and other holiday favorites, along with jolly jokes, festive costumes, and smooth dance moves
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Community Holiday ConcertCommunity Holiday Concert


Sunday, December 15, 2013
2 pm
Admission: FREE

The Nicolet Male Chorus, Nicolet Choraliers, Hymns and Hyrs, Learning In Retirement Chorus, and the Lakeland Barbershop Quartet combine their talents for this popular annual concert. Expect a delightful potpourri of holiday and seasonal tunes, delivered in spirited four-part harmony that is perfect for the holidays. Non‑perishable food and monetary donations for local pantries are welcome.

 


 

DuhksThe Duhks

Friday, January 17, 2014
7:30 pm
Please call WXPR at 715-362-6000 for tickets.

This high-spirited band from Winnepeg, Manitoba, revels in the North American traditions of soul, gospel, old-time country, zydeco, and Irish dance tunes seasoned with Latin American rhythms. Members include original lead vocalist
Jessee Havey, fiddler Tania Elizabeth, Jordan McConnell on guitar, Scott Senior on percussion, and Leonard Podolak on banjo.
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John SantyJohn Santy with the JJK Trio

Saturday, February 1, 2014
7:30 pm
Admission: $7

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For two decades, guitarists John Santy, Jeff Santy, and drummer Jared Kropidlowski have delighted local audiences while honing their upbeat style that embraces blues,
folk, pop, and rock. John performs acoustic solos of his original songs about life in the Northwoods, and the Trio showcases tunes from their newly-released album.
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Joshua Kane Borders of the Mind –
The Psychic Show
for the Whole Family

Thursday, February 6, 2014
7:30 pm
Admission: $10 adults $7 youth age 15 and under

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Can he read your mind? Or are you reading his? Discover your inner superhero as mentalist Joshua Kane leads you through a dazzling demonstration of the powers of the mind. Kane identifies audience members with the special powers to successfully project their own thoughts and tap into their intuition. Are you ready to cross the Borders of the Mind?
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Joshua Kane Joshua Kane's Gothic at Midnight – An Evening of Hilarity & Horror

Friday, February 7, 2014
7:30 pm
Admission: $12

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Experience a roller coaster ride of terror and laughter as New York City actor Joshua Kane populates the stage with unforgettable characters, drawn from the works of Poe, Dickens, Bierce, and other classic creepsters. Inspired by the oldtime radio dramas of Orson Welles and Vincent Price, Kane bewitches audiences with his devilish sense of fun and whimsy.
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Mike RuthyMike + Ruthy

Thursday, February 13, 2014
7:30 pm
Please call WXPR at 715-362-6000 for tickets.


The unique style of roots-based indie-folk acoustic guitarist Michael Merenda and fiddler Ruth Ungar prompted the LA Weekly to proclaim the duo produces "some of the best songwriting of their generation." Their performance showcases original tunes and skilled musicianship that strives for the truth-seeking spirit of the Woody Guthrie generation.
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Community Music Festival Community Music Festival

Sunday, February 16, 2014
2 pm
Admission: FREE

The Northwoods is rich in musical talent and you'll get a sampling of its range and energy in one dynamic evening of performance by five local music groups: the Rhinelander Area Community Band, Nicolet Male Chorus, Nicolet Choraliers, Hymns and Hyrs, and Lakeland Barbershoppers. Each group will perform the highlights of its season's repertoire. The music will be sweet and you'll be smiling as your friends and neighbors entertain you with all their heart and soul.

 


 

Ann EshelmanAging and Elephants
with Ann Eshelman

Thursday, February 27, 2014
7:30 pm
Admission: FREE

After retiring, public defender Ann Eshelman headed for remote northeastern Cambodia to work at a sanctuary for elephants who were worn down by decades of hard labor and brutal treatment. With passion and humor, she describes the work involved to make their last years comfortable, healthy, and free-roaming as possible.


 

Cafe AccordianCafé Accordion Orchestra

Saturday, March 8, 2014
7:30 pm
Admission: $12


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The Café Accordion Orchestra experience is an upbeat, eclectic musical mix full of French flare, Latin heat, and Bohemian attitude. Led by Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton, CAO derives its inspiration from the romantic, gypsy-influenced "musette" music that filled the cafés and dance halls of mid-20th century Paris.
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Tartan TerrorsThe Tartan Terrors

Friday, March 21, 2014
7:30 pm
Admission: $18

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Dressed in matching kilts and armed with charm, The Tartan Terrors are internationally known for blending traditional Celtic music and dance, rock and roll, and their unique brand of "Riverdance meets Saturday Night Live" comedy. Their performance includes inspired bagpipe, fiddle, guitar, and drum playing; and championship-level Highland dancing.
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Charlotts Web Theatreworks USA presents
Charlotte's Web

Sunday, March 23, 2014
2 pm
Admission: $8 adults $6 children

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Based on the beloved story by E.B. White, Theatreworks USA dramatizes the friendship between Wilbur, a pig, and Charlotte, a little gray spider, who cleverly saves Wilbur from becoming pork chops. The talented actors bring to life a menagerie of farm animals and the themes of bravery, selfless love, and friendship. Grades K-5.
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St VincentSt. Vincent & the Grenadines:
Caribbean Jewels
with Steve Gonser

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
7:30 pm
Admission: FREE

St. Vincent and the Grenadines emerged from the sea eons ago when the Caribbean and Atlantic plates collided, leaving the islands lush with mountains, rich volcanic soil, and unspoiled landscapes of brilliant flora. From breathtaking natural beauty to a dynamic mix of culture, there's something for everyone in this 90-minute travelogue, hosted by the director.
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Mexico Mexico: The Bad, the Great, and the Ugly
with Bill Behrenbruch

Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Admission: FREE

This adventure film transports you to a part of Mexico seldom seen by outsiders. Utilizing a single engine airplane and a sleeping bag for much of his travel, host Bill Behrenbruch skillfully captures the mystery, grandeur, and beauty of a largely inaccessible 800-mile corridor of Mexico's Sierra Madre mountains.
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Love Letters The Nicolet Players present Love Letters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, May 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm - Performed by Kay Anderson and Jim Nuttall
Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm - Performed by Kristin Larsen and Al Higgins
Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm - Performed by Emily Bodensteiner and Rich Uspel
Thursday, May  8, 2014 at 7:30 pm - Performed by Kristin Larsen and Al Higgins
Friday, May 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm - Performed by Emily Bodensteiner and Rich Uspel
Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm - Performed by Kay Anderson and Jim Nuttall

Admission: $9 general public $7 students and seniors

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Experience life, love, friendship, and all the in-betweens. This widely-acclaimed stage hit reveals a heart-warming connection between two unlikely soul mates; successful attorney Andy Makepeace Ladd III and free-spirited artist Melissa Gardner. Share in the emotion as their lives unfold through an exchange of letters spanning nearly 50 years.  Beginning with the endearing innocence of childhood notes, their words and unsaid feelings will take you on a bittersweet journey of romance and comedy, triumphs and disappointments, as they ultimately discover the greatest gift in life is love.