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Posted on: May 10, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Music Highlights Summer Fun in Pontiac

Join us as we explore the music and the times of the 1940s. Before the concert, you might want to visit the Pontiac Museum Complex to see the Life in the 1940s exhibit. The "Life in the 1940s" exhibit is comprised of 5 rooms - four of them are decorated as a home would be in the middle of those turbulent years. The final room is a re-creation of the most famous nightclub for servicemen in New York - The Stage Door Canteen. At the canteen, enlisted men from all of the Allied nations could enter, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, eat a meal or just a snack, and listen to or dance to, live music played by some of the most popular bands of the day.

This Summer, you can visit the museums displays, learn about the subject, and then, come to the concert to hear the music produced live and in person! There will be two performances of the 1940s show. See below for additional information.


Ron Selle and Darlene Agner will be live at the Eagle Performing Art and Conference Center on July 1 and July 15 to present their popular musical program that features the songs of the "Big Band" era. They were exciting years, those years of the big band, when, for less than a dollar, you could spend an entire evening watching, listening, and dancing to the songs of your favorite orchestra and singers. Audiences back then thrilled to the sounds of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and others.

Selle and Agner will guide you back through time with stories and songs that stand as musical mileposts through the turbulent decades of the 1940s.

On July 1, there will be a Matinee show with lunch catered by Bernardi's II. Reservations are required for the luncheon show and tickets are priced at $25 per person. The meal service begins at Noon.

On July 15th, the performance will not include a meal. However, it will include the full performance. Tickets for the July 15 performance without food service are priced at $10 per person and reservations are recommended. Call (815) 844-1187 to make your reservations today.

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