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Music of legendary Eagles coming to fine arts center

Hamilton Performing Arts Center announces upcoming entertainment

Oct. 9, 2012

The Hamilton Performing Arts Center is kicking off a lineup of shows through spring with music of a rock'n'roll favorite. Other shows include area talent with something for everyone. Here's what's in store.

Music of the Eagles

The music of the Eagles will be celebrated in a Hotel California - A Salute to the Eagles performance at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Hamilton Fine Arts Center. See the spirited blend of originality mixed with world-renowned vocal harmony and a phenomenal light show featuring Eagles' hits. Reserved seating: $20. Add $5 at the door.

Top-notch talent

HFAC presents other national headliners and top-notch entertainment throughout the year, including: Mark Wood formerly of Trans-Siberian Orchestra with the Hamilton High School Band and Choir at 7 p.m. on Jan. 9.

Wood is known as string master and original member of the multi-platinum-selling symphonic rock extravaganza, Trans-Siberian Orchestra. As a member of his touring band, Wood performed with the legendary Billy Joel for both historic final concerts at Shea Stadium, shared the stage with Paul McCartney, Steven Tyler and Roger Daltry. Wood has appeared on the world's most venerable stages including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Madison Square Garden, and he now performs with the Hamilton High School band and choir. The musical selections are surprising and include Wood's own compositions and arrangements of classic rock and contemporary music.

General seating tickets are $20. Add $5 at the door.

Garland tribute 

Lorna Luft celebrates her mother, Judy Garland, in "Songs My Mother Taught Me" with the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 pm. May 11.

Born to legendary entertainer Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, Lorna Luft is a celebrated live performer, stage, film and television actress, best-selling author, recording artist and Emmy-nominated producer. One of her most ambitious projects to date is this highly acclaimed multi-media production. This theatrical extravaganza melds one of the world's most familiar songbooks with personal memories from a loving daughter.

General seating tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors (60 years and older) and $10 students (18 years and younger).

Guest performances

HFAC will have special guest performances by the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Children's Choir and Brookfield Academy throughout the 2012-13 performing arts season.

Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra presents "Scheherazade at 2 p.m. on Oct. 28. Rimsky-Korsakov's most remarkable creation, "Scheherazade," is the cornerstone of this concert. Recounting the enchanting stories she told the Persian king that kept him spellbound, this symphonic suite speaks volumes with no words, simply the picturesque timbres of the symphony orchestra. General admission: $15 adults, $12 seniors (60 years and older) and $6 students (18 years and younger).

Milwaukee Children's Choir presents "Lyrical Literature" at 3 p.m. on Nov. 18. Milwaukee Children's Choir (MCC) will begin its 19th season and welcome its new artistic director Marco Melendez with a poetic performance, "Lyrical Literature." Repertoire for this

concert is drawn from works of authors and poets of yesterday and today to weave a timeless tapestry of voices.

Reserved: $14 adults, $10 seniors (65 years and older) and $8 students (18 years and younger).

Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra presents "A Storybook Christmas" at 2 p.m. on Dec. 2. Sit back and enjoy ageless stories of Christmas narrated with the musical leadership of the symphony orchestra. Children of all ages will delight in hearing classic tales. General admission: $15 adults, $12 seniors (60 years and older) and $6 students (18 years and younger).

Brookfield Academy presents "Annie Get Your Gun" at 6:30 p.m. March 8 and 9 and 2 p.m. March 9 and 10. This wild west show-within-a-show tells the ageless love story of the sharpest sharpshooter, Annie Oakley, and the heart-throb of Buffalo Bill's traveling show, Frank Butler. Reserved seating: 15 adults, $10 seniors and $5 students.

 Tickets may be purchased online at www.HamiltonFineArtsCenter.com or by visiting the HFAC box office on Wednesdays from to 6 p.m.. The Hamilton Fine Arts Center is at W220 N6151 Town Line Road. No phone orders accepted.

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Weekend Happenings

Featured this week:  

Dousman FD Pancake Breakfast: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.  Oct. 11, Dousman Fire Department, 107 S. Main, Dousman. Also includes Flight for Life at 9 a.m.; room fire demonstration (live fire) at 10 a.m.; car extrication demonstration at 11 a.m.  plus balloon creations (8-10 a.m.),  bounce house.  Waukesha County Communications (9-1-1), Waukesha County Sheriff K-9, Waukesha County Mobile Command Unit, ATF vehicle.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser: 7 a.m. -12 p.m. Oct. 10, Oconomowoc Volunteer Fire Department, 212 Concord Road, Oconomowoc. Free will donations appreciated. Also includes fire trucks and displays, raffles, kids activities. Proceeds go toward the purchase of new emergency equipment.

Move Your Mutt for HAWS: 7 a.m. Oct. 10, Genesee Lake Road Town Park, Genesee Lake Road, Oconomowoc. Choose the 5K and bring your pet or run the 10K without your dog. There is also a one-mile walk. Raise $100 in pledges and race for free. Food and beverages available as well as vendor booths and adoptable pets from HAWS. $25 one-mile walk, $45 for 5K, 10K.


Tyke Hike: 10 a.m. Oct. 10, Lapham Peak State Park, W 329 N 846, Delafield. Please meet at the observation tower. Look for yellow ’Ice Age Trail Event’ signs. Tyke hikes are 60- to 90-minute slow-paced hikes promoting nature and family hiking in an outdoor educational setting. 


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