Dancing With The Stars Live June 16-17

DancingwiththeStarsv2“Dancing With the Stars” is taking the ballroom out on the road again for a new tour that will feature dancers from the current season now airing on ABC. Don’t miss the all of the glitz, glamour, dazzle and dynamic dancing you’ve enjoyed on TV’s favorite dance competition live on stage! Featuring All-Stars champion Melissa Rycroft, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Witney Carson and Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson and more of your favorite dancers.

Following a sold-out winter tour and the 10th Anniversary Season of ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, Dancing with the Stars: Live! is going back on the road giving fans the opportunity to see their favorite stars dance live in their hometowns, visiting over 40 cities across America. Hosted by Dancing with the Stars All-Stars champion Melissa Rycroft, the ‘Perfect Ten Tour’ is bringing a one-of-a-kind touring production to the Mayo Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, June 16 at 8:00 pm. A second show has now been added on Wednesday, June 17th at 8:00 pm!

MPAC presents a wide range of entertaining programs in many genres: classical, jazz, dance, contemporary, theater, family and comedy. They also offer musical theater and acting classes for children ages 5–18.

5 Must See Movies About Music

Movies and music play a big part in our culture, so it makes sense that the two come together in these great movies about music. And it’s not just in documentaries or films about live performances; it’s in some of the best-loved fictional films of all time. Here are a few popular films with music as a theme:

This Is Spinal Tap
The 1984 mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap follows the fictional band Spinal Tap as they embark on a comeback tour. Watch as the musicians who once played to sold out arenas fight, argue, and struggle through creative differences while trying to keep their careers going in this hilarious ode to playing in a band.

High Fidelity
Nick Hornby’s book set in London is made into the Chicago-based High Fidelity. John Cusack plays the lead working in a record store, making mix tapes to suit every situation, and obsessing about music.

The Blues Brothers
Jack and Elwood may not be the best of singers but they do try. Music is at the forefront of The Blues Brothers, a comedy about two brothers trying to raise money through their blues band. The cameos by famous singers like Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Cab Calloway, and James Brown make it a classic music film.

That Thing You Do!
1960s fictional musical act The Wonders try to make it big after their first hit song in That Thing You Do! The film is full of catchy pop tunes, screaming fans, and a sense of melancholy as the glitz and glam of fame fade away.

Almost Famous
Cameron Crowe takes us on a journey in Almost Famous as we follow a band who wants to be big and an aspiring Rolling Stone writer on the road to fame.


Three Famous Restaurants from TV Shows

When we watch TV, we get invested in "our shows". We take time out of our busy schedules to watch the same characters each and every week. It's not wonder that we become attached to them! Well, now you can share a little piece of their story by visiting the same restaurants where our beloved characters have enjoyed meals.

Tom's Restaurant
Week after week we watched the goofy cast of Seinfeld head over to Tom's Restaurant to talk about nothing. Now you can do the same thing at the New York diner. Of course the inside is entirely different than what you see on the show, but there is a poster of Kramer hanging on the wall. 

The final scenes of the beloved crime drama The Sopranos took place at Holsten's in Bloomfield, New Jersey. The confectionery sells candies, sodas, and ice cream as well as traditional diner food. The onion rings may or may not be the best in the state (as Tony Soprano proclaimed), but the ice cream could be. You can even sit in the same booth as the cast members did when filming!

Twede’s Cafe
In the pilot of the cult classic Twin Peaks many of the diner scenes were shot at Double R Diner, which is now known as Twede’s Cafe. A fire destroyed much of the restaurant in 2000, and they needed to rebuild leaving the inside almost unrecognizable from the show, but there's still a variety of Twin Peaks memorabilia for sale in the store. And of course they still have cherry pie and a "fine cup ‘o coffee".