Past Dates

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

General Audience Concert - 7:30
526 Oak Street
Baraboo, Wisconsin
608-355-1001

just before the Holiday Season gets into high gear, Diane is happy to once again be able to play a concert to benefit the Baraboo Food Pantry.  Please bring a non-perishable food item (or items!), for the food pantry.  Cash donations will also be accepted. 

Tips for the performer are also appreciated.

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Baraboo Civic Center
Bringing Songs and Stories to Life - 10 AM - Noon
124 Second Street,
Baraboo, WI, 53913
355-2760


 
This Program will illustrate the art of bringing songs and stories to life.  Singer/Songwriter/Storyteller Diane Michaels will introduce the children to basic performing skills, as well as the use of simple props, costumes, and rhythm instruments to enhance the live presentation of music and stories.  The highlight of the class will be the opportunity for the children to use these basic performance tools and concepts to create their own interpretation of an African folktale.  Ms. Michaels comes to us with a wide and varied background of music and storytelling performances at venues all around the Upper Midwest.

 

Ages:                    Boys and Girls entering Grades 4th-8th (2017-18)

Fees:                     Residents  $20.00  Non-Residents $30.00

Registration Deadline:   Friday July 21st - Contact The Baraboo Parks and Recreation Department to register.

Class size is limited.

 

 


 

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Wit, Wisdom & Savoir-Faire - 3 pm
477 Rainbow Road, Spring Green, WI 53588
Spring Green, WI 53588
608-588-2101

 

Songs & stories with a dash of spice, for high-spirited audiences who have roared past their first half-century on Planet Earth, and are still busy leaving decades in the dust!

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Wit, Wisdom & Savoir-Faire - 4 pm
2931 Chapel Valley Road;
Fitchburg, WI 53711
608.273.9330

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Wit, Wisdom & Savoir-Faire - 1 pm
602 N. Segoe Road;
Madison, WI 53705
608.204.0900

 

Songs & stories with a dash of spice, for high-spirited audiences who have roared past their first half-century on Planet Earth, and are still busy leaving decades in the dust!

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Wit, Wisdom & Savoir-Faire - 3:15 pm
1015 N. Elm Street
Platteville, WI, 53818
608-348-5310

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Pioneer Ridge Apartments
Wit, Wisdom & Savoir-Faire - 1 pm
1510 Bears Court
Platteville, WI, 53818
608-348-6450

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Music Makes The World Go 'Round - 10 am
545 N Oak St, Reedsburg, WI 53959
Reedsburg, WI 53959
(608) 524-3611

 

Diane will be presenting her signature, multi-cultural, music and storytelling program for the students of Sacred Heart School.  During the afternoon hours, students will also have the opportunity to participate in small group sessions to learn more about some of Diane's unique collection of world instruments.

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Wit, Wisdom & Savoir-Faire - 1:30 pm
9401 Old Sauk Rd,
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 554-5004

 

Songs & stories with a dash of spice, for high-spirited audiences who have roared past their first half-century on Planet Earth, and are still busy leaving decades in the dust!

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

2 pm
610 Lincoln Ave,
Rio, WI 53960
(920) 992-3553
Price: Free-will offering for local food pantry

 

Come join Diane for a little bit of Springtime Merriment for all ages!

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

General Audience Show/Side By Side - 3 pm
3401 Maple Grove Drive
Madison, WI 53719
608-845-1000

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

General Audience Show/Side By Side - 1:30 pm
9401 Old Sauk Rd.
Middleton, WI 53562
608-831-4038

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

General Audience Show - 7 pm
413 South Yellowstone Drive;
Madison, WI 53719;
608-277-1010

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Family Concert - 12 Noon
514 South First Street
Watertown, WI 53094
920-262-8099

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Music Makes The World Go 'Round - Time TBA
545 N. Oak Street
Reedsburg, WI 53959

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Music Makes The World Go 'Round - Express - 1:30 pm
130 Division Street
Plymouth, WI 53073
920-892-4416

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Deck The Halls - 3:30 pm
477 Rainbow Road,
Spring Green, WI, 53588
608-588-2101

 

Diane will be spreading some Holiday Cheer to the residents of The Meadows, with special guest appearances by Santa & Mrs. Claus!  And yes, Santa can sing!

 

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Christmas Music - Spring Green Country Christmas Celebration - 2 pm
137 S. Albany Street,
Spring Green, WI, 53588
608-588-7070

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Handel's Messiah - 2 pm
2000 South Albert Avenue;
Reedsburg, WI, 53959
608-524-4646
Price: Tickets Available At The Door
I'm joining the Reedsburg Community Chorus & Orchestra, for their production of Handel's Messiah, this Sunday, November 30 at 2pm, at the CAL Center, in Reedsburg, WI. I'm excited to be singing the alto aria, 'O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings To Zion.' The chorus and orchestra are made up of community members and local high school students. It's a great collaborative effort. If you are in the area this Sunday, please join us. Handel's timeless work is a wonderful way to begin the Holiday Season.  Proceeds to benefit Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter, Helping Hands and Reedsburg Area Food Pantry.
Please visit the CAL Center's website for more details and directions:
www.calcenter.org or at www.calcenterpresents.org

Friday, November 14th, 2014

General Audience Concert - 7:30 pm
526 Oak Street
Baraboo, Wisconsin
608-355-1001

Diane's fall concert & food drive for the Baraboo Food Pantry.  Tips for the performer are cool, but you'll be a rock star if you bring non-perishable donations for the local food pantry.  Let's see if we can top last year's drive and make the Holidays brighter for area families.

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

General Audience Concert - 1:30 pm
9401 Old Sauk Road
Middleton, WI, 53562,
608-467-5169

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

General Audience Concert - 2 pm
8210 Highview Drive,
Madison, WI, 53719,
608-827-2990

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

General Audience Concert - 3:30 pm
602 Segoe Road,
Madison, WI, 53705,
608-204-0900

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

General Audience Concert - 2 pm
300 Race Street
Wisconsin Dells, WI, 53965
608-254-2574

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

General Audience Concert - 6:30 pm
101 1st Street,
Rock Springs, WI, 53961,
608-522-5050

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

General Audience Program - 2:30 pm
6720 Century Ave.,
Middleton, WI, 53562,
608-836-7998

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Children's Concert - 2 pm
20869 South College Ave.,
Galesville, WI 54630,
608-582-4412

 

Join Diane for a children's show at Old Main's 1st Annual Family Summerpalooza!

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

The H2O Show - 2 pm
230 E. Monroe St.,
Spring Green, WI, 53588 -
(608) 588-2276

 

Come join Diane for an hour of music, spoken word, fun, & facts about one of our most critical natural resources - water.  Learn all about the hydrologic cycle (water cycle), the ways we use water, and how we can conserve it.  Stay cool on a summer afternoon at The H2O Show!

Friday, June 27th, 2014

General Audience Program - 4 pm
800 Waldo Street,
Baraboo, WI, 53913
608-356-4111

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Arts Adventure Week Class - Bringing Songs & Stories To Life - 10 am
124 Second Street,
Baraboo, WI, 53913
355-2760

This year's theme for the Baraboo Parks & Recreation Department Arts Adventure Week is, Africa!  Be sure to sign up early as space is limited.

Friday, June 13th, 2014

General Audience Program - 1:30 pm
245 Sycamore Street,
Sauk City, WI, 53583;
608-643-3383

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

General Audience Concert - 10:30 am
6205 Mineral Point Rd.,
Madison, WI, 53705;
608-230-4699

Monday, June 9th, 2014

General Audience Program - 3 pm
2350 N. Dewey Ave.,
Reedsburg, WI, 53959;
608-524-6577

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

General Audience Program - 3:30 pm
602 N. Segoe Road,
Madison, WI, 53705;
608-204-0900

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

General Audience Program - 6:30 pm
413 South Yellowstone Drive;
Madison, WI 53719;
608-277-1010

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

General Audience Program - 2pm
1601 Wheeler Rd.,
Madison, WI, 53704;
608-819-9369

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

General Audience Program - 1:30 pm
9401 Old Sauk Rd.,
Middleton, WI, 53562;
608-467-5169

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

General Audience Program - 2pm
1051 Clark Street,
Reedsburg, WI 53959;
608-524-7500

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Children's Concerts - 10:30 am & 12:30 pm
409 S. West Street,
Plainfield, WI, 54966

 

Diane will be playing two children's concerts filled with music, stories & sprinkled with a little multi-cultural fun for the students at Tri-County Elementary.

10:30 am - grades 3 - 6

12:30 pm - Pre-K - grade 2

 

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Multicultural Family Concert - 2 pm
408 South Main Street,
Janesville, WI, 53545;
608-758-0297

 

Diane will be presenting a multicultural themed, family concert for the first ever Janesville Performing Arts Center Family Fun Fest.  Diane will mix together pieces from her popular Music Makes The World Go 'Round program with songs about spring, sunshine and some storytelling.  You'll hear the didgeridoo, folk harp, steel pan, and much more!  

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Family Concert - All Ages - 2pm
3401 Maple Grove Drive,
Madison, WI, 53719;
608-845-1000

Friday, February 14th, 2014

CAL Center - Reedsburg Area High School
Nunsense 2: The Second Coming - See Below For All Dates & Times
2000 South Albert Avenue;
Reedsburg, WI, 53959
608-524-4646
Price: $12-door; $10-Advance

Diane will be reprising her role as Mother Superior, in this hilarious second installment of the Nunsense series.  Come and spend some time with The Little Sisters from Hoboken.  Remember, laughter is good medicine - we guarantee you'll get a healthy dose!

The Reedsburg Players Present:  Nunsense 2:  The Second Coming

February 14 & 15 @ 7pm; February 16 @ 2pm

 

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

General Audience Concert - 2:30 - 4:30 pm
2020 Main Street,
Cross Plains, WI, 53528/
608-798-2080

 

This will be the final stop on Diane's fall coffeehouse tour.  Crossroads is a lovely place to go for lunch, gather with friends, take in the current art exhibit, or shop for products created by Wisconsin artisans and authors.  Come out and join Diane for some Sunday afternoon music, and get a head start on that Christmas list! 

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

General Audience Concert - 8 pm
953 Jenifer St.
Madison, WI 53703
608-233-5687

 

The sixth stop on Diane's Fall Coffeehouse Tour!  Friday night concerts at "The Hog," are a Madison institution, and have been hosted by a dedicated group of volunteers for more than 30 years..  Stop by and share an evening of music and merriment with Diane, and keep supporting this amazing acoustic tradition.

 

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

General Audience Concert - 7 - 9:30 pm
300 South Main Street,
Verona, Wisconsin, 53593/
608-845-6800

 

Stop number 5 on Diane's Fall Coffeehouse Tour!  Tuvalu is a little gem of an art gallery, unique gift shop, eatery, and coffeehouse in downtown Verona, WI.  Diane last performed here in 2011, and is looking forward to this return engagement. 

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

General Audience Concert - 7 - 9 pm
148 E. Main Street, STE B,
Reedsburg, WI, 53959/
608-768-5252

 

Stop number 4 on Diane's Fall Coffeehouse Tour.  Come out and enjoy an evening of music and fun at this great little coffeehouse and live music venue in downtown Reedsburg, WI.  You'll also find a wonderful selection of coffees, specialty teas, and all kinds of good things to eat. Join Diane as she welcomes November with great tunes, and perhaps a tale or two! 

Please note:  We'll be collecting new/gently used winter hats, mittens, gloves & scarves for the local food pantry and the Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter.  Come enjoy an evening of great music, and help us keep local families warm this winter.

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Family Concert - 7pm
102 E. Jefferson Street,
Spring Green, WI, 53588/
608-588-7638

 

Stop number 3 on Diane's fall coffeehouse tour.  Arcadia is a great little independent bookstore with a locally sourced kitchen that serves up all kinds of wonderful fare.  Come enjoy an evening of music and fun for the whole family!

Friday, November 8th, 2013

General Audience Concert - 7:30 pm
526 Oak Street,
Baraboo, Wisconsin, 53913/
608-355-1001

 

This is one of several stops on Diane's Fall Coffeehouse Tour.  Come and enjoy an evening of music and merriment at this bookstore/coffeehouse extraordinaire, that also happens to be one of Baraboo's favorite gathering places!  Be sure to bring a non-perishable food item for the Baraboo Food Pantry.

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

General Audience Concert - 5 - 7 pm
11 North Allen Street,
Madison, WI, 53726/
608-231-0100

 

Diane will be sharing the evening with Singer/Songwriter, Ethan Webb.  The Froth House is a great little venue in the heart of Madison.  Come on out for an evening of original and traditional tunes by Diane and Ethan.

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Swing On A Star - 6 pm
165 East Dodge Street,
Wyocena, WI, 53969/
608-429-4899

 

Come dream a dream and 'Swing On A Star,' with Diane. 

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Baraboo Civic Center
Storytelling and Songwriting For Fun - 10 am - 11:30 am
124 Second Street,
Baraboo, WI, 53913
355-2760

Have you ever wanted to captivate an audience with a favorite story or song?  Diane will be teaching a class through the Baraboo Parks and Recreation Department to show students how to bring storytelling, songwriting and music to life.  Class size is limited, so sign up early!   

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

General Audience Concert - 3 p.m.
15101 Ford Road,
Dearborn, MI, 48126;
313-584-5200

Friday, April 19th, 2013

General Audience Concert - 1:30 p.m.
413 South Yellowstone Drive;
Madison, WI 53719;
608-277-1010

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Fiddler On The Roof - February 22 & 23 at 7pm; February 24 at 2pm
2000 South Albert Avenue;
Reedsburg, WI, 53959
608-524-4646
Price: $12 in advance; $15 at the door (see poster for details)

 

One of my favorite 'extra-curricular' activities is participating in community theater.  This year I'm thrilled to reprise one of my favorite roles in the Reedsburg Players production of, "Fiddler On The Roof."  The first time I played Tevye's wife, Golde, was in a 2003 Baraboo Theater Guild production of, 'Fiddler.' It was also the first time I worked opposite my friend Joe Corbin, who will be reprising his role of Tevye this time around as well!  Come spend a few hours with Tevye, Golde, and the rest of our cast of talented, home-town thespians.  You are always welcome in the little village of Anatevka.  Right?  Of coarse, right!

Monday, October 1st, 2012

General Audience Concert for The Euterpe Music Club - 7:30 pm
514 South First Street,
Watertown, WI, 53094
920-262-8099

The second concert of an October 1 double header!  Diane will be presenting an evening concert for The Euterpe Music Club of Watertown, Wisconsin.

Monday, October 1st, 2012

General Audience Concert - 1 pm
514 South First Street,
Watertown, WI, 53094 -
920-262-8099

Come and join Diane for an afternoon of great music and storytelling. 

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

The Cornish Festival - 7 pm
139 High Street,
Mineral Point, WI, 53565 -
(608)987-2642
Price: Adults - $15; Ages 13-18 - $10; 12 & under - free

Come out to the beautiful Mineral Point Opera House,  and and enjoy an evening of Cornish and Celtic music as only Diane can perform it! 

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Galena Primary School
Tiny Tunes & Tales - 6 pm
219 Kelly Lane
Galena, IL 61036

A hour of tunes and tales for the pre-school set! 

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Swing On A Star! - 1 pm
W156 N8436 Pilgrim Road,
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, 53051 -
Ph: 262-532-8900

Diane wraps up her tour of the Waukesha Federated Library System, so come out and SWING ON A STAR, and learn how much fun it can be to, DREAM BIG, READ! 

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Swing On A Star! - 2 pm
128 Lake Court,
Montello, Wisconsin, 53949 -
Ph: 608-297-7544

Come SWING ON A STAR, and learn how much fun it can be to, DREAM BIG, READ!

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

St. Mary's Care Center
General Audience Concert - 1:30
3401 Maple Grove Drive,
Madison, WI 53719 -
608-845-1000

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Swing On A Star! - 1 pm
15105 Library Lane,
New Berlin, Wisconsin, 53151 -
Ph: 262-785-4980

Come SWING ON A STAR, and learn how much fun it can be to, DREAM BIG, READ!

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Swing On A Star! - 10:30 am
13600 Juneau Blvd.,
Elm Grove, Wisconsin, 53122 -
Ph: 262-782-6717

Come SWING ON A STAR, and learn how much fun it can be to, DREAM BIG, READ!

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Swing On A Star! - 1 pm
820 Main Street,
Eagle, Wisconsin, 53119 -
Ph: 262-594-2800

Come SWING ON A STAR, and learn how much fun it can be to, DREAM BIG, READ!

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Swing On A Star! - 10 am
1012 Main Street,
Mukwonago, Wisconsin, 53149 -
Ph: 262-363-6411

Come SWING ON A STAR, and learn how much fun it can be to, DREAM BIG, READ!

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Swing On A Star! - Two Shows! 3 pm & 7 pm
321 Wisconsin Avenue,
Waukesha, Wisconsin, 53186 -
Ph: 262-524-3680

Come SWING ON A STAR, and learn how much fun it can be to, DREAM BIG, READ!

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Swing On A Star! - 1 pm
W230 S9175 Nevins Street,
Big Bend, Wisconsin, 53103 -
Ph: 262-662-3571

Come SWING ON A STAR, and learn how much fun it can be to, DREAM BIG, READ!

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Swing On A Star! - 7 pm
12808 West Hampton Avenue,
Butler, Wisconsin, 53007 -
Ph: 262-783-2535

Come SWING ON A STAR, and learn how much fun it can be to, DREAM BIG, READ!

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Swing On A Star! - 1 pm
N64 W23820 Main Street,
Sussex, Wisconsin, 53089 -
Ph: 262-246-5180

Come SWING ON A STAR, and learn how much fun it can be to, DREAM BIG, READ!

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Swing On A Star! - 1 pm
S73 W16663 Janesville Road,
Muskego, Wisconsin, 53150 -
Ph: 262-971-2101

Come SWING ON A STAR, and learn how much fun it can be to, DREAM BIG, READ!

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Swing On A Star! - 1 pm
110 East Park Avenue,
Hartland, Wisconsin, 53029 -
Ph: 262-367-3350

Come SWING ON A STAR, and learn how much fun it can be to, DREAM BIG, READ!

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Swing On A Star! - 10:30 am
1900 North Calhoun Road,
Brookfield, Wisconsin, 53005 -
Ph: 262-782-4140

Come SWING ON A STAR, and learn how much fun it can be to, DREAM BIG, READ!

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Swing On A Star! - 3 pm
500 Genesee Street,
Delafield, Wisconsin, 53018 -
262-646-6230

Come SWING ON A STAR, and learn how much fun it can be to, DREAM BIG, READ!

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Swing On A Star! - 10:30 am
N76 W31429 Highway Vv
North Lake, Wisconsin, 53064 -
Ph: 262-966-2933

Come SWING ON A STAR, and learn how much fun it can be to, DREAM BIG, READ!

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Swing On A Star! - 1 pm
200 West South Street,
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 53066 -
Ph: 262-569-2193

SWING ON A STAR, is a program of  songs and stories to light the way for young imaginations to see that there are no limits on dreams.  This is a new program created for the South Central Library System's 2012 Summer Reading Program theme; DREAM BIG, READ!

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Family Concert - 7 pm
210 Main Street,
Pewaukee, Wisconsin, 54072 -
Ph: 262-691-5670

Diane kicks off her tour of the Waukesha County Federated Library System with an evening concert for all ages!

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Music Makes The World Go 'Round - 1 pm
114 East 3rd Street,
Waunakee, Wisconsin, 53597 -
Ph: 608-849-5325

 

Diane will be presenting her signature multicultural music and storytelling program for the students at St. John's.  Look for lots of music, merriment, stories, and exotic instruments that will take the audience on an hour long, musical journey around the world!

Friday, May 18th, 2012

General Audience Concert - 8 pm
953 Jenifer St.,
Madison, WI, 53703 -
Ph: 608-233-5687
Price: $2-members, $3- non-members

Friday night concerts at The Wild Hog in the Woods Coffeehouse have been a tradition for 30 years!  Come and enjoy a great evening of music with Diane as she presents a solo concert in this wonderful Madison venue.  There will be an open mic during intermission. 

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Thursday, May 17th, 2012

General Audience Concert - 1:30 - 2:30 pm
801 Blankenheim Lane,
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, 53590 -
Ph: 800-373-0783

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Sixth Welsh Weekend For Everyone - 2:30 pm
148 North Park Street,
Reedsburg, WI - 53959 -
608-524-2812

 

Diane will be doing special music for the 80th State Gymanfa Ganu (Hymn Sing), that will take place on the second day of the Sixth Welsh Weekend For Everyone.   

The 2012 Welsh Weekend takes place on May 5 - 6 with a host of special activities for all ages.  Please visit the Cambrian Heritage Society of Madison's website for more details.  This is a wonderful, fun-filled weekend for anyone interested in Welsh culture and music.                  

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

South Central Shamrock Club's St. Patrick's Day Banquet - 5:30 - 9 pm
200 Viking Drive
Reedsburg, WI 53959
608-524-6431 or 1-800-444-4493
Price: $25/Adults - $9/Children 12 & Under

If you enjoy 'all things Irish,' this is the place to be the evening of March 10!  Diane will be providing Irish & Celtic music off and on throughout the social gathering & dinner hour.  Following, is a schedule of events and reservation information.
5:30 - Social gathering begins. (cash bar)
7:00 - Welcome & Full Irish Dinner

The highlights of the evening will be the introduction of the 2012 Irish Rose, Pat Hanes, and the 2012 Irishman of the year, Charlie Montgomery, following the dinner hour.  There will also be a drawing of the Marguerite Murray Scholarship raffle for a trip to Ireland, a getaway to an Irish Inn, golf package, along with other great prizes.  There will also be plenty of opportunities for audience participation, toasts and general merriment!

Advance reservations by March 3, 2012 are required.  Reservations with check can be mailed to:  Gloria Judge, 2227 Winfield Drive, Reedsburg, WI  53959.  For more information contact Dick Fish at 608-985-7068.

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Thursday, March 1st, 2012

All Things Celtic - 7 pm
230 Fourth Avenue,
Baraboo, Wisconsin, 53913 -
Ph: 608-356-6166

Come out and celebrate St. Patrick's Day a little early with an hour of music and fun for the whole family.  Join Diane for an evening of All Things Celtic at the Baraboo Public Library.  Snowdate:  March 8, 2012.

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Monday, February 27th, 2012

Pineview Elementary School
RIFF (Reading Is Family Fun) Night - 6 - 8 pm
1121 8th Street,
Reedsburg, Wisconsin, 53959 -

Diane will be telling stories, and singing songs from all over the world for this year's 'Reading Round-up.'  

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Sunday, February 19th, 2012

First Presbyterian Church
Sunday Storytelling Service - 9:30 am
148 N Park Street,
Reedsburg, Wisconsin, 53959 -
Ph: 608-524-2812

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Come and enjoy a unique morning of worship, storytelling and song.  Diane will be presenting a traditional story from South America, about an ancient people, their love of community, the land they called home, and the creatures they shared it with.  It explores the themes of love, transformation, peaceful conflict resolution, paradise lost and found, resurrection and eternal life.

Diane will also be singing Jean Ritchie's, "Cool Of The Day," and accompanying herself on the harp.  A free will offering will be collected for ongoing repairs to the historic, First Presbyterian Church.    

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Oak Park Place East
Christmas Concert - 3 pm
718 Jupiter Drive,
Madison, Wisconsin, 53718 -

Diane will be presenting a special Holiday concert for the residents of Oak Park, and she will be joined by special guests, Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Christmas Concert - 2 pm
800 Waldo Street,
Baraboo, Wisconsin, 53913 -

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Happy Hour Concert - 2 pm
1414 Jefferson Street,
Madison, Wisconsin, 53913 -
608-356-4838


Diane will be providing an hour of nostalgia and Holiday songs during 'Happy Hour,' for the residents of St. Clare Meadows.

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Christmas Concert - 4 pm
503 Washington Street,
Sauk City, Wisconsin, 53583 -
608-643-8387
Price: Free Will Offering


Come and enjoy an afternoon of song and celebration of the Holiday Season with Diane and special guests, Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Friday, October 28th, 2011

The Village Booksmith & Coffee House
Evening Concert - 7:30 pm
526 Oak Street,
Baraboo, Wisconsin, 53913 -
608-355-1001
Price: Donation For The Baraboo Food Pantry

Diane will be giving a solo concert to benefit the Baraboo Food Pantry.  Come and enjoy an evening of music and storytelling and be sure to bring a non-perishable food item to help stock the food pantry shelves before the Holiday Season.

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

The On Wisconsin Room @ The Red Gym
Taste Of Australia - 6 pm
716 Langdon Street,
Madison, Wisconsin, 53706 -

Diane will be providing a short presentation and demonstration of the didgeridoo at the UW Taste of Australia.  The Taste Of Australia is open to UW faculty, staff and union members, and is not a public event.

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Sunday, September 25th, 2011

First Presbyterian Church
Sundaes On Sunday Fundraising Concert - 6 pm
148 N Park Street,
Reedsburg, Wisconsin, 53959 -
608-524-2812
Price: Free Will Offering

Diane will be joined by the band, Chasing The Sound, for an hour long show followed by an ice cream social.  A free will offering will be collected to raise funds for a new roof for the beautiful and historic First Presbyterian Church in Reedsburg, Wisconsin.
Come on out and help us 'raise the roof' with Songs and Sundaes on the last Sunday evening in September. 

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Iron Ridge Public Library
Music Makes The World Go 'Round - Express - 1:30 pm
205 Park Street,
Iron Ridge, WI -
Call 920-387-3637

 

In order to meet the needs and budgets of smaller venues, I decided to create a scaled back version of my 'Music Makes The World Go 'Round' program.  The Express version is just that; quicker set up time, and a few less instruments, but still lots of fun.  I'll bring along my bag of instruments for an impromptu rhythm band, and there will still be plenty of exotic sights and sounds.  Don't forget to bring your voices . . . there will be plenty of opportunities to sing your way around the world! 

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Columbus Public Library
Music Makes The World Go 'Round - 3:30 p.m.
223 W. James St.
Columbus, WI 53925-1572
920-623-5910

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Reedsburg Public Library
Family Concert - 6:30 pm
370 Vine Street
Reedsburg, WI 53959
608-768-READ (7323)

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Golden Living Center
2 pm
300 Race Street
Wisconsin Dells, WI
608-254-2574

This will be a return visit for me to play for the residents at The Golden Living Center.  It's always a pleasure to play for these folks because they aren't shy about joining in!

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Wild Hog in the Woods Coffee House
General Audience Concert - 8 pm
953 Jenifer St.
Madison, WI 53703

Friday concerts at The Wild Hog In The Woods have been a Madison tradition for more than 30 years.  The coffee house is located in the Wil-Mar Community Center on Jennifer Street.  Diane will be playing 2 sets with an open mic after the first set. 

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Tuvalu Coffee House & Gallery
A Saturday Double Header! - Children's Concert: 3-4 pm & Evening Concert: 7:30 - 9 pm
300 South Main Street
Verona, Wisconsin 53593
608-845-6800

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Capitol Lakes Retirement Community
St. Patrick's Day Concert - 2 pm
333 West Main Street
Madison, WI 53703
608-283-2000

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Voyageur Inn & Conference Center
Shamrock Club St. Patrick's Day Dinner - 7 p.m.
200 Viking Drive
Reedsburg, WI 53959
608-524-6431 or 1-800-444-4493

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Baraboo Public Library
Friends Of The Baraboo Public Library Concert Series - 7 p.m.
230 Fourth Avenue
Baraboo, WI 53913
608-356-6166
Price: Free Public Concert!

Diane will be joined by the band, Chasing The SoundCome and enjoy an hour of music at this family friendly concert!

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Pineview Elementary School
RIFF (Reading Is Family Fun) Night - 6 - 8:30 pm
1121 8th Street
Reedsburg, Wisconsin

I'll be telling stories, playing some interesting instruments, and singing a few songs throughout the evening.  RIFF Night is a wonderful, annual event hosted by the Reedsburg School District, that celebrates reading fun for the whole family.

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Dodgeville United Methodist Church
Ringing In The New Year Concert - 4 p.m.
327 Iowa Street
Dodgeville, WI 53533

I'll be playing a short 15 minute Christmas set for this annual concert organized by some very dear friends of mine.  It's always an enjoyable afternoon with performances by the Dodgeville United Methodist choir, bell choir, and more.  They have traditionally waited until all of the Christmas bustle, and post season football games have passed to have their Holiday concert.  Although this year, Wisconsin football fans have one more game to look forward to in February.  Yeah, Packers!  There will be a little Holiday music as well as songs for all seasons, followed by a homemade lasagna supper.  It promises to be a warm place to spend the last Sunday evening in January! 

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Fore Seasons Restaurant/Baraboo Country Club
Shamrock Club Christmas Dinner - About 12:30 p.m.
401 Mine Street
Baraboo, WI 53913
1-800-657-4981
Price: private party

The great blizzard of 2010 postponed the Christmas party in December, so the party and show will go on this coming Sunday!

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Four Seasons Restaurant/Baraboo Country Club
Shamrock Club Christmas Dinner - about 12:30 p.m.
401 Mine Street
Baraboo, WI 53913
1-800-657-4981
Price: private party

I'm looking forward to playing for the Sauk County Shamrock Club Christmas Party again this year!  It's a great crowd that loves to sing.  This time I'll be joined by two special visitors from the North Pole to spice things up a bit!

Friday, November 5th, 2010

The Village Booksmith & Coffee House
Diane Michaels & Chasing The Sound - 7:30 pm
526 Oak Street
Baraboo, Wisconsin
608-355-1001
Price: Items for Baraboo Food Pantry
This will hopefully be the first of many opportunities to meet members of the band, Chasing The Sound, who will be playing back-up for me.  They are; Scott Weber - solo mandolin and guitar, (if you watch closely you might even catch him doing vocals now and then); Ron Frye - rhythm guitar and vocals; Michelle Bushweiler - violin, keyboards and vocals; and last but certainly not least, Clint Clingerman - bass and vocals.

We will be missing Michelle on November 5th.  She is appearing as Aunt March, with the cast of the musical 'Little Women,' that will be performing at the Al Ringling Theater that same evening.  Stay tuned for future dates that will include the entire band.  In the meantime, Ellen Lee will be filling in at the piano for us.

We have been playing together for about a year now, and thought it was time we tried out a few tunes in front of a friendly audience.  The Village Booksmith is just such a place!  The proprietor, Annie Randall is a wonderful hostess, and there is a 'friendliness guarantee' from the crowd of regulars who attend events.

With the Holidays fast approaching and the economy being what it is, we are asking audience members to bring one or more non-perishable item for the Baraboo Food Pantry.  In addition to food items, they also appreciate things like laundry detergent and shampoo.  There is no such thing as a 'too small' donation!

Hope to see you there!

Friday, October 8th, 2010

The Village Booksmith & Coffee House
Second Friday Poetry Night with poet Mokasiya - 7:30 PM
526 Oak Street
Baraboo, Wisconsin
608-355-1001

This will be a new adventure for me, but a joyful one.  I will be accompanying the poet, Mokasiya, as he reads selections from his two newest books, "The Shaman's Dream," and "When God First Laughed."  Mokasiya describes his poetry as, 'playful earth-sun-moon-nature-soul-connected poetry,' and that it is!  I had the great pleasure of sitting down with him not long ago to hear him read some of his work.

There will be open stage poetry reading for the second half of the evening.  The Village Booksmith, is a unique venue in downtown Baraboo, Wisconsin.  The proprietor, Annie Randall, is a wonderful event hostess and great storyteller to boot!

Even though this is a late addition to my calendar page, come on out on October 8 to hear some beautiful poetry!

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Black Earth Public Library
The H2O Show - 2:15 P.M.
1210 Mills Street
Black Earth, WI 53515-9463
608-767-2563
Price: Free!

The 'H2O Show,' is a program for the whole family that is all about water.  It was created for the South Central Library System's summer reading program theme, 'Make A Splash, Read!'  Here's a map link to the Black Earth Public Library.  Hope to see you there! www.bepubliclibrary.org/map.html

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Pineview Elementary School
Storytelling & Music - 6 - 8 P.M.
1121 8th Street
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
I'll be telling some stories and singing a few songs for the Olympic, Gold Medal Readers, at the Reedsburg School District's annual RIFF (Reading Is Family Fun) Night.  My Vancouver mittens just might make another guest appearance!

Friday, February 26th, 2010

LaGrange Elementary School
Multi-Cultural Music & Storytelling - 6:45 P.M.
Tomah, Wisconsin
I'll be presenting a program for students at the 'Read In Evening,' at LaGrange Elementary. They chose an Olympic theme for the event, so I'll be sharing music and stories from around the world. Who knows? There might even be a sighting of the official, red, 2010 Vancouver Olympic Mittens! " Oh, Canada!"

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Christmas Program - About 8 PM
626 North Pine Street
Baraboo, WI 53913
608-356-6422

Private Christmas Party for the Baraboo Lion's Club.

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Deck The Halls - 6 pm
625 N. Monroe St.
Waterloo, WI 53594
920-478-3344
Price: Free
An hour of holiday music for the whole family, including special guest appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Christmas & Celtic Show - 12:30 - 1:15
401 Mine Street
Baraboo, WI 53913
1-800-657-4981
Private party for The Shamrock Club

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