Traverse City Events: Dennos Museum Center is planning for 13 performances this fall, including the return of a few popular acts. Set to return are the blues and boogie-woogie team of Bob Seeley and Bob Baldori (October 6) and the Golden Dragon Acrobats from China (October 12). The acrobat show includes a breathtaking chair-stacking and balancing act. Last year’s public show sold out, says Gene Jenneman, Dennos executive director. Other acts set for the 2012–13 season: The Larry Garner Blues Band (February 2), a postponed performance resulting from a severe ice-snow storm this past March; Mid Life Vices; the jazz vocals of Carolyn Leonhart, (April 6), in a cooperative arrangement with the Wharton Center; the hit group the Four Bitchin’ Babes (April 13) with a new performance. World music also takes the stage this fall at the Dennos: Hanggai from Beijing, (date being finalized); Dervish from Ireland (March 2); Cimmaron from Columbia (March 17); and the Cuban group Tiempo Libre, Miami (April 20). Jenneman says the Center also plans to host Japanese performing artist Kuniko Yamamoto (February 22) in association with the opening of an exhibition of Japanese Bamboo Art entitled Modern Twist in the museum’s galleries. “We are planning the return of Hanggai in association with the installation of a major digital video exhibition of work by Miao Xiaochun of Beijing, opening at the same time,” he says.

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