By Steve Guntli
The Friends of the Blaine Library are bringing a world-class pianist to the Performing Arts Center.
Bob Milne will perform at the Blaine Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 18, sponsored by the Friends of the Blaine Library. Milne is a renowned pianist who has been called one of the best ragtime and boogie-woogie pianists on the planet.
The Library of Congress interviewed him for their official records on the history of American music, and later named him a National Treasure. The U.S. State Department named Milne as a musical ambassador, and sent him around the world to perform for international dignitaries.
Milne’s style is spontaneous and improvisational – he’ll tailor each show to the audience and come up with music on the spot.
In addition to his live performances, Milne has released several albums and DVDs, and wrote and produced an opera in 2011 based on Washington Irving’s classic short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids ages 6–18. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information or to order tickets, visit blainelibraryfriends.org.