Keweenaw Storytelling Center
215 5th Street
Calumet Township, Michigan 49913
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About this event

Bob Milne is considered the best ragtime/boogie-woogie pianist in the world. In 2004, over the course of three days, Milne was filmed  by the Library of Congress to document his skill and expertise in ragtime piano for future generations. At the conclusion of which Milne was declared a National Treasure.  
Milne's concert tours take him all over the globe, to small, vintage opera houses and to large, prestigious concert halls.  He earned a music degree in French horn performance from Eastman School of Music.  He taught himself to play the piano, totally by ear, while playing night after night in bars and clubs. He developed a 25-year career as the busiest saloon player and naturally progressed to the concert stage, sharing his love of music with audiences of all kinds.He  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 — all available on CD. He has composed more than 40 piano rags, a ragtime waltz with variations, a trumpet concerto, a flute suite and a violin suite.
His enthusiasm, ease of playing, and engaging manner while telling stories about the music and his warmth and humor all come together to make him, as he has been described by a member of the U.S. State Department, “a musical ambassador.”
Milne will perform  at Real People Media's Keweenaw Storytelling Center located at  215 5th Street in downtown Calumet. The concert will begin at 7:30pm (Doors open at 7:00pm).   Advance tickets can be purchased online at: www.realpeoplemedia.org or through the box office at (906)934-2346. (Please leave message if no answer) Real People Media is a 501c3 nonprofit which helps people share their stories through the literary, visual, performing and media arts.  
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