You are invited to LPC Annual Meeting

Annual Membership Meeting and Picnic

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Joni’s Beach @ 4:00

 

Please join the LPC Board for our Annual Membership Meeting and Picnic at the beach. Chris Brown, our picnic chef, will be serving grilled brats, potato salad, and beverages.

Thank you for your 2018 membership support of La Pointe Center (LPC) for the Arts. We are hoping you will choose to become a member of our organization in 2018 and attend our membership meeting. Our by-laws state that every year we must have a membership meeting to inform our members of our finances and other business plans. We also need you as members to vote on the new Board Directors that have been selected. We need a quorum of 15 members. It has been challenging some years to get 15 folks together some Sundays afternoons. We are hoping that this special invitation and meeting notice rallies the crew! Your meeting participation is much needed and greatly appreciated.

Artfully yours, The LPC Board of Directors:
Peg Bertel (chair), Susan Sabre (treasurer), Michele Auger, Chris Brown, Sally Brown, Leslie Mack, Micaela Montagne, and Carol Sowl.

We will have a short business meeting followed by presentations from our affiliate organizations and the winners of our 2017/18 grant awards.

Agenda:

Call the meeting to order

Approve Minutes from the 08-27-18 Annual Meeting

Vote on re-election of current Board Directors:
Peg Bertel as Chair; Susan Sabre as Treasurer

Vote on new Board Directors:
Beth Speckien and Ruth Anne Tiesberg

President’s Report

Treasurer’s Report

Business Manager Report

Adjourn the meeting

Affiliates: La Pointe Center Gallery, Positivity Children’s Theatre, Performing Arts Committee, Madeline Island Book Club, and Garden Masters.

 

Final FREE Summer Concert: Molly O, Aug 9 5:30 PM

Join us for the last FREE Summer Concert this Thursday, August 9 at the Harry Nelson Rec Center. We proudly present one of our favorite locals, Molly O, of Molly and the Danger Band. Molly will be performing her rock/country/jazz/bluegrass/celtic Americana cocktail with her talented sideman Randy Wydra. Show starts at 5:30. Bring dinner, or grab a Bent Paddle and a brat from Charlie at the show.

On behalf of everyone here at the La Pointe Center, we say thank you, Madeline Island, for making our FREE Summer Concert Series a success! See you next summer!

Reggae at Joni’s Beach with Socaholix July 21, 2 – 6 PM

Reggae returns to Joni’s Beach this Saturday, July 21 with Socaholix, a high-energy Caribbean dance band has been gracing stages throughout Minnesota since 2010. Comprised of members from Africa, the Caribbean and the USA, the magical musicianship creates an energy that is both unique and infectious. From the first beat of the drum, the audience is drawn in and within moments, the dance floor is full. Whether a reminder of your Caribbean cruise or simply the hypnotic rhythms the band, it instantly appeals to audiences of all ages. With no other soca (soul + calypso) bands in the area, the Socaholix find themselves in demand for community events, festivals, private events, corporate events and local bars.

Motor over to the island and anchor or come ashore and dance the afternoon away! Charlie will once again be selling beers and brats. The place to be!

Free Thursday Night Concert: Sam Miltich and the Clearwater Hot Club

Thursday, July 12, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Harry Nelson Rec Center
Madeline Island, WI

“Sam is a musical genius, and he’s been
playing brilliant music for a long time.”
– Lowell Pickett, Dakota Jazz Club Owner

Sam Miltich is a self-taught jazz guitarist born and raised in the woods of northern Minnesota. Sam burst on the scene in his teens as a young lion of gypsy jazz, joining Paul Mehling’s Hot Club of San Francisco and touring internationally with the world-renowned Robin Nolan Trio. Sam’s fluid and instinctive sound has graced hundreds of stages, from small town bars on the Iron Range to Lincoln Center.

The Clearwater Hot Club is dedicated to preserving the repertoire and instrumentation of the Jazz Manouche style pioneered by Roma jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Much of the repertoire played in this group are songs either performed or written by Django Reinhardt, though other styles of music such as French Musette, Brazilian choro, and Eastern European folk music are interpreted through the musical lens and technique of the Jazz Manouche style. In recent years Sam Miltich has written original works of music in the jazz manouche style, giving credence to the roots and traditions of the music while bringing a fresh new voice to it.

Bring dinner, or grab a beer and brat at the show. Come enjoy music on Madeline!

LPC Free Summer Concert Series Begins July 5: Pat Donohue

Be sure to come down to the Harry Nelson Rec Center Thursday July 5, 5:30 PM for the first of the FREE Summer Concert Series sponsored by the La Pointe Center! Pat Donohue, grammy award-winning guitarist and singer/songwriter will be our first show! Bring some dinner, or pick something up at one of the many island restaurants, or grab a beer and a brat at the show! Looking forward to a great season of concerts!

Free Picnic Concert with JANE GANG September 2

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Harry Nelson Rec Center

Jane Aleckson, extraordinary bass player and  a cornerstone in the area music scene, brings her top-flight R&B funk dance band to the island to help us celebrate the end of another great season.

Jane Gang plays a sassy array of F&B, funk, jazz and the best dance tunes from across all musical eras.

Bring a picnic lunch, grab some food from one of the island’s great restaurants, or buy a brat and a beer at the Rec Center. And don’t forget your dancing shoes!

Larry Long Concert Moved to Joni’s Beach August 5

JONI’S BeacH

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Sponsored by Peg and Charlie Bertel

There will be brats available at the concert, or bring in some take out from any of the island’s great restaurants.

The Star Tribune called Larry “a troubadour for social justice”:

Larry with Pete Seeger, 2014

For 40 years, Long has sung at protests, festivals, union actions and political rallies around Minnesota, the nation and the world. He writes and, in his lilting voice, sings in the social justice tradition of Pete Seeger, whom he knew for decades until Seeger’s death in January. He hews to Seeger’s belief that everyone has “a sacred obligation to do their best at what they’re called upon to do.”

Long was also a very close friend to Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone, who died in a plane crash in 2002. Long composed Wellstone’s campaign songs and sang one of his original compositions at the funeral.

Larry and Kris Kristofferson

Now a Smithsonian Folkways recording artist, Long has sung at major concerts and festivals throughout the United States and world, including Awesome Africa Festival (South Africa), Winnipeg Folk Festival (Canada), at the Hollywood Bowl with Kris Kristofferson, and at Madison Square Garden with Joan Baez, Bruce Springsteen and many others for Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Celebration. Larry is presently producing and performing with American Roots Revue which celebrates America’s richest musical traditions of gospel, folk, blues, and R&B.

Long at Madison Square Garden with Joan Baez.

Long has also performed several shows at the Big Top Chautauqua in Washburn.

This concert will also feature Sid Gasner, long-time collaborator with Long and bass player extraordinaire. Also joining them will be Barbara With on vocals and piano.

Sid Gasner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE Picnic Concert with Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound July22

Harry Nelson Rec Center, downtown La Pointe
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
FREE!

Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound takes cues from the dance bands and streets of western Louisiana and New Orleans, Paul’s native Midwest roots, African and Caribbean music, and the soul, funk & blues of his youth, Paul Cebar is a masterful synthesist of rhythmic culture. At the core is gifted songwriting, and the company Paul keeps bears it out:  Bonnie Raitt, Nick Lowe, Chris Smither, John Hiatt, and Cesar Rosas are among his friends and admirers.

Bring a picnic dinner to grill at the Rec Center, get some take-out from one of the many island restaurants, or grab a beer and brat at the show! And bring your dancing shoes!

Pat Donohue Kicks Off LPC Music on Madeline Concerts

July 1, 2017

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Harry Nelson Recreational Center

Madeline Island, WI

Bring your family and houseguests and fire up a picnic dinner on a Rec Center grill. Or stop at Cafe Seiche, the Beach Club, Grandpa Tony’s, The Pub, or the Farmnhouse and get dinner to go and come enjoy the show.

Grammy-winning fingerpicker Pat Donohue’s devotion to acoustic guitar has made him an American standard, as he echoes the tones of Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Merle Travis or Muddy Waters. Chet Atkins called Pat one of the greatest fingerpickers in the world today; Leo Kottke called his playing “haunting.”

After releasing his first record, Manhattan to Memphis, on Red House Records in 1985, Donohue went on to become a regular on Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, playing on and writing  music for the show for almost 20 years.

We are excited to welcome Pat back to the Stage Mobile and hope you can join us for this great evening of fine music.

Coming from the mainland? Leave your car, you can walk to the Rec Center and pick up some dinner on the way!

Live Auction Item: Murder Mystery Dinner for 8 at Wood’s Manor

The La Pointe Center for the Arts is gearing up for our Annual Wine Tasting Gala and Fundraiser taking place this Sunday, May 28 at the Pub Restaurant and Wine Bar. $30 tickets include round-trip passenger ferry fee for those on the mainland. Come and bid on hundreds of intriguing and one-of-a-kind silent auction items while sipping wine on the shores of the lake. Doors open at 2 PM.

This year our live auction includes a Murder Mystery Dinner for eight, catered by Seiche and to take place at Wood’s Manor, a spectacular 12-bedroom island home built in 1924.

The package includes food, booze, and Murder Mystery Dinner hosts Peg and Charlie leading your group through the action-packed dinner party game called The Hollywood Premiere of Powar and Greede:

Wood’s Manor, circa 1938. Photo: Wisconsin Historical Society

Imagine Wood’s Manor is the famous Powar Oriental Gardens Theater in Hollywood. It’s 1936 and guests are gathered to enjoy the glitter and glare of the Powar Film Studio’s newest release, Powar and Greede. A dinner for the cast is being hosted by W. Anton Powar in a private dining room adjacent to the party. Excitement turns to horror when a murder is discovered, and guests must decide who amongst them have committed the crime.

Pick a beautiful autumn evening between September 7 and October 10, 2017 and bring your friends for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enjoy Wood’s Manor, now the private residence Jean Mescher and Paul Guerin, who are generously opening their home to help benefit the La Pointe Center for the Arts.

Wine Tasting tickets are available at the Madeline Island Ferry Office, the Madeline Island Chamber of Commerce, Stone’s Throw in Bayfield. $5 off at the door if you bring a glass from a prior wine tasting.

Photos of Wood’s Manor: Erik Kodner, Madeline Island Realty