The Dennos Museum Center

We are pleased to present the Dennos Museum Center’s 2013-2014 performance events. Please join us in Milliken Auditorium for some great entertainment. This performance season supported in part by the Osterlin Performance Endowment and the Robert T. Hughes Family Trust, The following provide significant support to the season:

2013-2014 Dennos Concert Series Line Up

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GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS

Friday, October 4, 2013 - 8 p.m.
The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored Chinese tradition that began more than two thousand years ago. Direct from Hebei, China, the Golden Dragon Acrobats have thrilled audiences all over the world.

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LETTERS HOME

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 8 p.m.
Letters Home puts the current wars in Afghanistan & Iraq front and center by bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East. The production is inspired by the New York Times Op-Ed Article “The Things They Wrote” and the subsequent HBO documentary Last Letters Home. Presented in collaboration with NMC Outreach Services

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RhYTHMIC CIRCUS: FEET DON'T FAIL ME NOW

Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 8 p.m.
"Flat out amazing!" is how the Minneapolis Star Tribune describes Rhythmic Circus’ show, Feet Don’t Fail Me Now. Rhythmic Circus has quickly risen from an underground percussive dance phenomenon to an innovative live performance company with four of the most sought-after dancers in the country backed by the funky styling of a seven-piece band to integrate rapid-fire tap with a wide variety of musical genres in a show of “you have to see it to believe it” quality!

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LEE MURDOCK: FORGOTTEN FOLK SONGS FROM "MICHIGAN-I-O"

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 8 p.m.
In 1938 Alan Lomax came from Washington, DC to record Michigan’s richly varied folk music traditions for the Library of Congress. Lee Murdock brings to life songs collected by Lomax and others, delighting audiences with a Michigan folksong legacy that evokes the rugged days of lumberjacks and wooden sailing schooners.

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STREET DRUM CORPS

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 7 p.m.
Hailing from Los Angeles, Street Drum Corps have been called "Soo good" by the New York Post, declared "A rapturous band of misfit drummers" by the Los Angeles Weekly and declared Drum Ensemble of the Year in 2012.

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ALASH

Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 8 p.m.
Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well, Alash are deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. At the same time, they are fans of western music and infuse their songs with western elements.

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AN IRISH CHRISTMAS

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 7 p.m.
The hugely popular Irish Christmas in America show, now in its 9th season, features top Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in history, humor and boundless energy. Produced by Oisín Mac Diarmada of award-winning Irish group Téada, the 2013 tour brings back the amazing Sony-recording vocal group Lumiere (Pauline Scanlon, Eilis Kennedy, Donogh Hennessy), who proved such a big hit on the 2011 tour.

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MISSISSIPPI HEAT

Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 8 p.m.
"Mississippi Heat is a well-travelled band hailing from Chicago. They play heartfelt vintage Chicago Blues, and they are led by world-class harmonicist Pierre Lacocque. Pierre is one of the most soulful harmonicists on the scene today!

 
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MATUTO

Friday, January 31, 2014 - 8 p.m.
In Brazil, Matuto is slang for Country Boy, but this NYC based group of urbanized virtuosos is emerging as one of the world’s hottest international touring acts. Maputo’s music is a push and pull between the Latin syncopations of Brazilian music and the folk traditions of the American South. Its Bluegrass meets Brazil.

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LESLIE MCCURDY AND THE SPIRIT OF HARRIET TUBMAN

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 8 p.m.
For more than ten years, "The Spirit of Harriet Tubman" has been thrilling audiences of all ages across North America. This powerful portrayal of the life of Harriet Tubman, written and performed by Leslie McCurdy, has been called "exceptional!", "amazing!", "brilliantly conceived!", "compelling!", "beautiful to watch.”

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DEANNA BOGART

Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 8 p.m.
Deanna Bogart is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and multifaceted musician whose fans value the diversity of her genre-free zone. As a bandleader/singer/songwriter/producer/ pianist/sax player, Deanna combines the best of boogie-woogie, contemporary blues, country and jazz into a splendid blend she calls “blusion.”

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RUNA

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 8 p.m.
RUNA offers a contemporary and refreshing approach to traditional and more recent Celtic material. Through their repertoire of both highly energetic and graceful, acoustic melodies, along with their fusion of music from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the US, this ensemble gives its arrangements of traditional music a fresh sound.

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JESSE DEE

Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 8 p.m.
Jesse Dee is a singing, songwriting, guitar-playing soul man – a modern day trailblazer inspired by the old school. Dee’s passion is exploring and updating soul music for contemporary audiences. With his warm and honest sound, his instantly memorable melodies and positive, slice-of-life lyrics he accomplishes just that.

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JAY UNGaR AND MOLLY MASON

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 8 p.m.
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason have become one of the most celebrated duos in the American acoustic music scene. You may know them from A Prairie Home Companion or from film soundtracks such as Legends of the Fall and Brother's Keeper. Millions were entranced by the music they did for Ken Burns' PBS documentary The Civil War.

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BOOGIE-WOOGIE 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 8 p.m.
Boogie-woogie pianist Axel Zwingenberger of Germany and blues vocalist Lila Ammons of Minneapolis, join Michigan’s own boogie-woogie master Mr. B of Ann Arbor for a spectacular evening of blues and boogie on the Milliken Stage.

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MYSTICAL ARTS OF TIBET

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 8 p.m.
The Mystical Arts of Tibet tours, featuring the famed multiphonic singers of Drepung Loseling monastery, have taken the world by storm. Endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as a means of promoting world peace and healing through sacred performing art, they have performed in many of America's greatest theaters and music halls. Presented in collaboration with NMC Outreach Services

Bob James

Bob James Quartet

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 8 p.m.
The The Bob James Quartet featuring Clarence Penn, Perry Hughes and Nathan Phillips will take the stage of Milliken auditorium as master Jazz pianist Bob James caps off an evening showcasing an exhibition of the art work of one of his S. Korean fans, Seungmo Park, in his first U.S. Museum debut.

It Begins Within

HOURS:
Mon-Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sun
1 - 5 pm
Thurs - Open until 8pm
Closed on major holidays

ADMISSION:
Adults $6 
Children $4   
NMC Students FREE with ID 
Museum members FREE

If you are planning to attend an event at the Dennos Museum Center and have a disability requiring any special assistance, please notify us at dmc@nmc.edu or (231) 995-1055 as soon as possible.