WORDS & MUSIC 

The Forum’s popular Musical Biography series continues in 2019-2020. This ninety-minute revue is comprised of historical information, interesting biographical stories, a multimedia slide show and a full and varied song selection performed by professional singers with a live band in the intimate environment of the Wilke Center.  Dessert and coffee are available before each performance. A truly unique entertainment experience.

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All WM concerts are performed at the WILKE CENTER, located at First United Methodist Church, 330 N. Broadway with entrance on the northeast side of the building at Topeka and 3rd.

judyJUDY GARLAND: 50 YEARS BEYOND THE RAINBOW

JANUARY 11 AT 8 P.M.

JANUARY 12 AT 2 P.M.

It’s time to put on the ruby slippers, click your heels together and take a walk down memory lane to celebrate the five-decade career and colorful life of Judy Garland who passed away 50 years ago.  Known for her iconic movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood including The Wizard of Oz, Easter Parade, A Star Is Born and more, she was equally cherished for her stage appearances, her genius translations of songs, and her powerful, elegant voice.  The Words & Music concert will feature her signature songs as we pay tribute to the life and art of a beloved legend of stage and screen.

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tina TINA TURNER:  ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER

MARCH 14 AT 8 P.M.

MARCH 15 AT 2 P.M.

Tina Turner is an internationally recognized singer, songwriter, and actress. Turner rose to prominence with Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm before recording hit singles both with Ike and as a solo performer. One of the best-selling recording artists of all time, she has been referred to as The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll and has sold more than 200 million records worldwide. Turner is noted for her energetic stage presence, powerful vocals, career longevity, and trademark legs.

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