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April 2018

Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky’s Fifth

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$10

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra, a college-community orchestra housed at Michigan Tech, makes a stop at historic Crystal Theatre during their concert tour of Michigan and Wisconsin. Comprised of Michigan Tech students and faculty, and community musicians from the Keweenaw and Marquette, the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra is the oldest orchestra in the Upper Peninsula. Their performance will include Rimsky-Korsakov's Russian Easter Festival Overture and Tchaikovsky's triumphant Fifth Symphony. This is the KSO's second concert at the Crystal Theatre (2015), which the orchestra…

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FRIGG: Fresh Scandinavian Folk

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Frigg, a multi-talented Finnish-Norwegian group of Seven young musicians who play fresh Scandinavian folk fiddling accompanied by fretted instruments, upright bass and endless energy will take the Crystal Theatre stage Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00 pm CST. Known for their captivating takes on traditional Polskas, their energy and their immaculate, finely crafted phrasing. The style they represent is a mixture of Kaustinen (Finland) and Nord-Trondelag (Norway)-traditions flavored with a taste of Americana and Irish folk music. …all their virtues: living…

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May 2018

A City at War: Chicago

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

At the beginning of America's involvement in World War II, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) called on the country to become "an arsenal of democracy" – to become producers of war materiel to help defeat the Axis powers – Germany, Japan and Italy.        This documentary reveals how the Chicago area was transformed into a well-oiled production machine, with every man, woman, and child contributing to the war effort. Through personal reminiscences, declassified films, period stills and posters,…

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June 2018

GEM EVENT – Randy Sabien – Triple Fiddle Band

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In the early 1930s, the now legendary Bob Wills created what he called a “Texas fiddle band.” It featured him and others on fiddles in addition to just about any other instrument. The band played almost any style of music: blues, country, Mexican, polka, ragtime, swing, cowboy songs, and of course, fiddle tunes. If it made people dance, they played it.    Randy Sabien, a jazz violinist, has tapped into that tradition by including three fiddles (or two fiddles and one…

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GEM EVENT – Andrew Rogers “Silent Movie”

June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Might Moeller Theatre Pipe organ comes to life on Sunday June 10 at 2:00 pm CST with Andrew Rogers at the council performing an original score Mel Brook’s Silent Movie.  This contemporary dialogue free slapstick comedy was nominated for five Golden Globe awards.  Rogers, a Detroit native, is an organist at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor. He scores and performs silent films throughout the U.S. and internationally. Rogers will perform an original score created for theatre organs to…

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GEM EVENT – Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company was established in 2013 and is comprised of Native American Ojibwe, Lakota, Potawatomi, Menominee and Apache dancers. The group represents men’s and women’s Native American styles including traditional, fancy, jingle, grass and hoop. Our focus is the telling of historic tales and stories using traditional native songs and dances. In 2017 Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company became an Associate Partner with the Native American Tourism Of Wisconsin (NATOW).    Their format is…

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Karyne Arys (Flamenco)

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Award-winning flamenco dancer, Karyne Arys makes her stunning debut at the festival. Creator of Le Studio Flamenco in Bordeaux, France, Karyne brings nuanced athleticism and sensitive artistry to this ancient Spanish dance and music form, joined by Paul Buttin on flamenco guitar and Kahlil Sabbagh on cajón. From the director of the Pine Mountain Music Festival, “I stumbled upon this show when I was travelling in the South of France and Spain.  I saw a poster on the little theater…

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July 2018

GEM EVENT – The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

...A Legend Lives On The first Glenn Miller Orchestra did not make it at all. It was a total and absolute economic failure. But Glenn knew what he wanted, held to that dedication and relentlessly worked to succeed. He launched his second band – the one that lives on today – in March of 1938. The Glenn Miller Orchestra has been a “hit” ever since. The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all dance bandleaders back…

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GEM EVENT – Dave Wickerham

July 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dave Wickerham was born in Encino, California in 1962. He began playing the electronic organ at the age of four and had his first pipe organ experience at age ten. His musical education started at age seven. When he moved to Arizona in 1976, he became Associate Organist at the famous Organ Stop Pizza Restaurants in Phoenix, Mesa and Tucson. While in Arizona, he continued his musical studies with Roseamond Crowley, one of the few remaining descendants of the Louis…

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Creative Compass Children’s Theatre

July 25 @ 3:15 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, happening 2 times

Peas & Harmony – the Princess & the Pea (Remixed) Performances Friday, July 27, 7:00 pm & Saturday, July 28, 2:00 pm  Trumpets blare, and with them come swashbuckling jesters, dancing peas, a pompous royal entourage and a zany collection of other delightful kingdom characters!  Everyone's at odds when the time comes for the comic-book-loving prince to find the right girl amongst a gaggle of silly princesses. 37 local students are hard at work with two professionals from Compass Creative Dramatics. …

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Creative Compass Children’s Theatre

July 26 @ 2:00 pm - July 27 @ 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, happening 2 times

Peas & Harmony – the Princess & the Pea (Remixed) Performances Friday, July 27, 7:00 pm & Saturday, July 28, 2:00 pm  Trumpets blare, and with them come swashbuckling jesters, dancing peas, a pompous royal entourage and a zany collection of other delightful kingdom characters!  Everyone's at odds when the time comes for the comic-book-loving prince to find the right girl amongst a gaggle of silly princesses. 37 local students are hard at work with two professionals from Compass Creative Dramatics. …

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August 2018

The Blooze Brothers – Kick of Fungus Fest

August 3 @ 7:00 pm

Kicking of Humongous Fungus Festival as the parade's Grand Marshalls and then taking the Theatre's stage! The Blooze Brothers are the #1 touring tribute to the characters of Jake and Elwood Blues originally portrayed in the late 1970’s by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd of Saturday Night Live fame. Driving the Bloozmobile they’ll be Grand Marshalling the Fungus Fest parade right into the Crystal Theatre.  Their audience will be treated to powerful Motown, Soul, R&B, Classic Rock, Swing, and of course the music…

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Ole & Lena’s Family Reunion

August 5 @ 7:00 pm

It's a musical comedy of a Yooper'ish kind - Snooty cousin Mildred was encouraged by her psychologist to return to her roots. Without asking, she I invitations to the whole family inviting them to a family reunion at Ole & Lena's farm. The only problem is she forgot to ask Lena or Ole. Although caught by surprise, Lena loves the idea of getting the family together. Not Ole, he has other plans. His lodge is holding the International Euchre Tournament…

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Judy Collins

August 19 @ 7:00 pm

Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century. The…

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September 2018

GEM EVENT – Michael Mizrahi & Friends: Tribute to Leonard Bernstein

September 9 @ 2:00 pm

Praised as "intrepid" (Philadelphia Inquirer), "engaging" (Houston Chronicle), and "endlessly fascinating" (WQXR New York), pianist Michael Mizrahi has won acclaim for his compelling performances of a wide-ranging repertoire and his ability to connect with audiences of all ages. He has appeared as concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and teaching artist across the United States and abroad. The Crystal Theatre welcomes pianist Michael Mizrahi and an ensemble of gifted musicians on Sunday, September 9 at 2:00 pm CST presenting Michael Mizrahi…

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