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A Haiku in Honor of SMPAC’s 10th Anniversary & Poetry Month

A Toast to Ten Years

Ready to express
emotion for all senses
they will converge here.

Musicians, dancers,
singers and comedians
to entertain us.

Hands, feet, words, bodies
move expertly with practice
sharing their passion.

Tradition, trade, job
hobby, pastime, obsession
avocation, craft.

A showcase on stage
of twenty acts in one night
a toast to ten years.


Living Jazz Legends to Perform Saturday, September 20 at 7:30

Davell Crawford & His New Orleans Jazz Men are on their way to South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center to kick off the first show in our 10th Anniversary Season on Saturday, September 20. Band members include Jerome Jennings (drums), Kid Chocolate (trumpet), Gregory Agid Music (clarinet & sax), Nikolass Snyder (banjo) and Grayson Hackelman (double bass).

“Playing our music, and learning from our forefathers of New Orleans music, my generation understands just how important it is in our song, dance and culture to celebrate life.” Davell Crawford

We’ll start celebrating at 6:30 p.m. with complimentary coffee, soft drinks, beignets and music from Tom Sorce. Davell & His New Orleans Creole Jazz Men starts at 7:30. Get Tickets!

SMPAC Leadership in Transition

Dal Drummer – President, South Milwaukee Performing Arts Council

At our 2014-15 Performing Arts Series Preview Event in June, Chad Piechocki announced that he had made the difficult decision to leave SMPAC after being chosen for the Managing Director position with Present Music, a major Milwaukee-based arts organization that produces new music concerts. We will miss Chad, and wish him well in his new position. Here is an excerpt from his farewell statement.

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Celebrating our 10th Anniversary

Welcome to our 10th anniversary season. It is with much excitement and anticipation that we present 10 shows to celebrate this milestone. As with any major anniversary, this is a chance to reflect and pay tribute to the tremendous vision and support that created and sustains this vibrant performing arts center. It also invites us to look ahead to what SMPAC can do in the future for the citizens, families, and students of South Milwaukee and the arts patrons of greater Milwaukee.

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