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Conservatory hosts piano recital

The annual holiday piano recital of the Mona Grote Suzuki Studio of the Wausau Conservatory of Music will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Wausau Conservatory of Music is located at 404 Seymour St. in Wausau.

The audience will enjoy the offerings of students ages 3 to 13 as they welcome the holiday season. A special treat for the recital includes an accordion/piano duet by a student and his grandfather to the song “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.”

Light refreshments will be served after the performances.

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Irish dinner planned for February

Get a jump on St. Patrick’s Day by combining a traditional Irish dinner with a performance at the Weidner Center. A special dining and entertainment experience celebrating Irish heritage and cuisine will take in the Weidner Center’s Fort Howard Hall on Feb. 21 at 6 p.m., prior to the performance of Riverdance 20 Years.

The event will include a sampling of the best in Irish cuisine catered by St. Brendan’s Inn. A cash bar will be available. Ticket purchasers should indicate their dinner selection. There will be a choice of corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, and Guiness pot roast.

The performance of Riverdance 20 Years will take place after the dinner at 7:30 pm. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song.

The St. Brendan’s Irish Dinner is a separate ticketed event. Tickets for this event can be purchased online at Tickets for the performance of Riverdance 20 Years, which is not included with the dinner, can also be purchased online at, by phone at 1-800-895-0071, or in person at all Ticket Star locations.

Dailey and Vincent performing at Meyer

Five-time Grammy award winners individually, three-time Grammy award nominees collectively, four-time DOVE Award Winners, and winners of 35 IBMA Awards altogether, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, backed by one of the best bands on tour today, are some of the most reputable and elite entertainers in American music; bluegrass, traditional country and gospel music.

“An Evening with Dailey & Vincent” will be performed at 8 p.m. March 1 at the Meyer Theatre, 117 S. Washington St., Green Bay.

The concoction of the instinctive vocal blends of Dailey’s tenor and Vincent’s reedy harmonies has gained them well-deserved praise for their own distinctive style. Dailey and Vincent have garnered world-wide attention with their first national, top-rated television series, “The Dailey & Vincent Show,” on RFD-TV and over 500 airings of their PBS special “Dailey & Vincent ALIVE ­ In Concert.”

Their most recent album, Dailey & Vincent ALIVE, debuted at number one on the Billboard Bluegrass charts and remained at the top position for more than 15 weeks.

Tickets are $30 and $35 and are on sale at, the Ticket Star Box Office in the Resch Center or by calling 800-895-0071.

Meyer hosting blues festival

The Alligator Records Blues Festival 2018 will be at the Meyer Theatre on March 9-10. Shows will be at 8 p.m. both nights.

Elvin Bishop has been travelling the blues road longer than most, and he’s got the stories to prove it. Stops along the way include his work as a founding member of the groundbreaking Paul Butterfield Blues Band in the early ‘60s, recordings with legends such as Clifton Chenier, John Lee Hooker, and The Allman Brothers, and Pop success with his own 1976 smash hit “Fooled Around and Fell In Love.”

With deep feeling and top-shelf talent, house-rocking blues masters The Cash Box Kings play tough, real deal classic Chicago blues with boundless energy. They also deliver raw, passionate Delta blues, jumping proto-rock ‘n’ roll, and steamrolling “blues-abilly” — their original mix of Chicago blues and Memphis rockabilly.

Whether she’s belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else. With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, Copeland’s wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist.

Corky Siegel is known internationally as one of the world’s great blues harmonica players and is a celebrated composer, blues pianist, singer, songwriter, band leader and author. He has been honored with the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award for Music Composition, the Chicago Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award, and induction into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame.

Tickets are $40 for one day or $65 for both days. Tickets are available at, the Ticket Star Box Office in the Resch Center or by calling 800-895-0071.

Project Pink tributes Pink Floyd

Project Pink is back at the Meyer once again for what has become an annual homecoming since the band’s debut performance in 2009.

On March 23, Project Pink plays some of Pink Floyd’s best cuts, including “The Dark Side of the Moon” in its entirety as recorded in 1973.

On March 24, Project Pink doesn’t just perform “The Wall,” the band builds it. Attention to detail is second to none with quadraphonic sound, 17-foot circular video screen, an armada of lighting and an amazing laser show.

Both concerts start at 8 p.m.

Tickets are on sale at the Ticket Star Box Office in the Resch Center, by phone at 800-895-0071 or at A ticket package that includes both shows is $60; tickets for each show separately are $35.

Enjoy a ‘Symphony on the Rocks’

“Symphony on the Rocks” is Vic Ferrari and 26 of the best classical and pop musicians from the Midwest. It’s coming to the Meyer Theatre at 8 p.m. March 3.

The huge symphony sound is backed by audio and video production. This is the first Symphony in North America to perform with only iPads with all the musicians working together, not hiding behind a conductor or a music stand.

Vic Ferrari’s Symphony on the Rocks is a high-powered rock symphony show featuring the biggest hits of classic rock. Artists represented include the Beach Boys, Earth, Wind and Fire, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Styx, the Beatles, the Who, Foreigner and Journey.

Tickets are $30, $45 and $100 and are available at the Ticket Star Box Office in the Resch Center, by phone at 800-895-0071 or at