Ragtime pianist Bob Milne in concert Saturday at The PIX
LAPEER — Lapeer’s own ragtime and boogie woogie virtuoso, Bob Milne, dazzles audiences all over the world with his artistry. Area residents can experience the wonder as well during a 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22 performance at the PIX Theatre.
Ever the teacher, Milne interlaces his performances with tidbits on the history and technique of ragtime and boogie-woogie piano guaranteed to send audience members home with a new appreciation for this uniquely American art form. He has performed for President George H. W. Bush. His work has been recorded for posterity at the U.S. Library of Congress.
Milne has produced 11 solo piano recordings to date, which cover his wide range of playing styles, from the sweet and melodic to the highly rhythmic and hard driving. He has also composed more than 40 works for multiple instruments including piano, trumpet, flute and violin.
Tickets in advance are $24 for all adults and $18 for students, seniors, and veterans. Ticket prices will increase at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, visit the PIX Box Office located inside Gallery 194, Tuesdays through Saturdays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased over the phone at 810-664-4824 or online at www.centerfortheartslapeer.org.