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Ann Fiore
April 15, 2014

Here's a look at upcoming events and activities in Rock and Walworth counties.

MUSIC

JPAC welcomes duo

Musical duo Jamie-Sue Seal and John Latini will bring their blues- and jazz-tinged collection of roots music to the Janesville Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 25—and they'll include local children in the show, too.

Students from Janesville's Washington Elementary School will join Seal and Latini on the song “What a Wonderful World.”

The concert, part of JPAC's Live on Main Street series, starts at 7:30 p.m. at JPAC, 408 S. Main St. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students. For tickets or details, call 608-758-0297 or visit janesvillepac.org.

JPAC is collecting pictures and artwork featuring Janesville to create a slide show video for the concert. Residents can email artwork to kari@janesvillepac.org through Friday, April 18.

Orchestra opens season

The Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra will launch its third season Sunday, April 27, with a benefit recital featuring three respected musicians.

The concert starts at 3 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 801 Bushnell St., Beloit, and covers works by Johannes Brahms, Vaughn Williams, Max Reger and Igor Stravinsky.

The guests are Lewis Rosove, a retired violist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; Ian Nie, a pianist and music professor at Beloit College, and soprano Laurie Mitchell, who also is a pianist.

The requested donation is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students older than 12. Proceeds fund a music scholarship.

TALK

Actress speaks to AAUW

Milwaukee actress Marti Gobel, a UW-Whitewater graduate and co-founder of UPROOTED Theatre, will speak about diversity in the arts at 7:15 pm Tuesday, April 22, at the Woman's Club, 108 S. Jackson St., Janesville.

The public is invited to the talk, which follows a 6:45 p.m. business meeting of the American Association of University Women.

Gobel will discuss her journey as a student, artist and mother of four children. In a news release, she says she hopes to inspire women everywhere to achieve their goals.

No pre-registration is necessary. For more information, email Wendy Facinger wfacinger@sbcglobal.net.

ON SALE NOW

Get Summerfest tickets

Fans of Milwaukee's Big Gig can save money and avoid waiting in long box office lines by buying their Summerfest tickets early.

Summerfest.com offers general admission tickets (through May 1) as well as three-day passes, weekday value passes and 11-day power passes (through June 1 or while supplies last). The laminated power passes are available at Pick 'n Save stores across southeastern Wisconsin. Other passes can be printed at home.

Summerfest 2014 runs from June 25-29 and July 1-6 at Milwaukee's lakefront festival grounds.

GET INVOLVED

Park needs volunteers

Like local history? Beckman Mill Park is looking for volunteers to serve as tour guides, gardeners and gift shop workers.

A training day will be offered at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the park, located west of Beloit near Highway 81 and County H. Refreshments will be served. To learn more, call Lauren Thomas at 608-751-1551 or email Beckmanmill@yahoo.com.



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