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!

Donations Needed for LPC Wine Tasting Silent Auction

Beginning Monday, May 21, the La Pointe Center will be receiving donations for the silent auction for our 2018 30th Anniversary Wine Tasting Gala on May 27, 2018 at the Pub Restaurant and Wine Bar.

Please bring your donations to the basement of St. John’s Church. LPC members will be there Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM. If you drop something when we aren’t there, please be sure to fill out an Auction Item form to leave with it.

Buy your tickets online here!

Thank you in advance for helping LPC support the arts!

La Pointe Center for the Arts Winter Update

Wine Tasting at The Pub

Save the date for this year’s annual La Pointe Center FUNdraiser and Wine Tasting. Sunday, May 28, 2017 from 2:30 – 5 PM. The proceeds from this event have allowed us to provide grants for creative community projects for over 23 years. Taste fabulous wines, accompanied by fruits and artisan cheeses, and bid on hundreds of silent auction items, including many exclusive gifts for the Madeline Island aficionado. This is also a chance to meet the La Pointe Center grant recipients and see some of their work.

To contribute an item to the Silent Auction, or to volunteer to help, email lapointecenter@gmail.com for more information.

2017 Granting Cycle Spring Deadline

In 2016, we granted $8250 to individuals and other non-profit organizations to complete art projects that bring beauty to our community. How about that Madeline Island Historic Preservation Association (MIHPA) mural on the Rice Street side of the Angus Cheese house? Holly Marie Tourdot painted it via a grant to MIHPA!

The next granting deadline is May 31, 2017. Applications and instructions are available here or by emailing lapointecenter@gmail.com.

DOWNLOAD 2017 GRANT APPLICATION HERE

Music on Madeline

Pat Donohue

2017 promises to be an exciting season for our free Music Affiliate “Picnic Concerts.” The series kicks off with Pat Donohue, back by popular demand on July 1st on the StageMobile at the Harry Nelson Recreational Center from 5:30 – 7:30. Bring your family and houseguests and fire up a grill to have a picnic dinner, or get dinner to go from one of the Island’s great restaurants. Our mission is to present local and regional music acts to Islanders and visitors in a family friendly setting while helping to support the local economy. Watch for details on our upcoming concert series throughout the summer at the Rec Center. We are in the process of confirming the acts.

Sponsors Needed!  Help us to continue offering these free concerts to the public. To become a sponsor of a concert, contact LeeAnn Schaub at leeannmerrillschaub@gmail.com or donate to the program here.

2017 Positivity Children’s Theatre:  July 24 – August 6

This year’s Positivity Children’s Theatre will soon be open for enrollment. Children ages 8 to 16 are welcome to attend. Tuition is $175 and includes two weeks of fun-filled theater studies, including acting, singing, dancing, costumes, and culminating in three performances of an original script which are open to the public. Email Julie Stryker at strykerjf@yahoo.com for more information.

Sponsor a Positivity Kid! Help send some deserving kids through the program this year. Sponsor a Positivity Kid—donate a scholarship here. $175

The La Pointe Center for the Arts relies on your support

We rely on the generosity of people like you to continue to grant artists in our community with assistance and support to envision and produce art, music, theater, and any other form of artistic expression that can be imagined. All donations are tax-deductable.

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To become a member of the La Pointe Center for the Arts, download a membership form here, email us at lapointecenter@gmail.com or call us at 715.747.3221.

Thank you to the Madeline Island Community
from the The LPC Board of Directors 

Michele Auger, Peg Bertel, Chris Brown, Sally Brown, Leslie Mack, Micaela Montagne, Erin Maday Rowson, Susan Sabre, Judy Sebranek, and Terrie Myers.