Winter Delights with Shining Star: A Tribute to Earth, Wind, & Fire

Event by Lake Michigan College Mendel Center

Sat. February 25, 2023 | 8:00pm

Winter Delights is back and it’s going to be a Boogie Wonderland on the Mainstage!

Wine & chocolate pre-show sessions available at 6 & 7 pm

Local brews and wines in the Mainstage lobby before the show beginning at 6 pm.

Music begins at 8 pm on the Mainstage

Shining Star: A Tribute to Earth, Wind, & Fire

Ten highly talented vocalists and musicians harmoniously join forces to present a celebration of the five-decade strong success and popularity of one of the most successful musical stories ever told…EARTH, WIND, and FIRE. Shining Star’s play list is hailed as the definitive collection of Earth, Wind, and Fire’s chart-topping hits and includes best loved songs such a “After the Love is Gone,” “Sing a Song,” “September,” the remake of the Beatles classic song “Got to Get you Into My Life,” the group’s namesake “Shining Star,” and disco tracks “Boogie Wonderland” and “Let’s Groove Tonight.”

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Wine and chocolate pre-show sessions

Each session will be offered twice at 6 pm and 7 pm.

Each session is $15. If you attend both plus the concert, the package price for the entire evening is just $40!

Michigan vs The World is a fun and informative guided wine tasting experience. Lake Michigan College Wine and Viticulture Program Director Michael Moyer will lead participants 21 and older through a comparative tasting of wines from Michigan and other growing regions. Moyer has 20 years of commercial winemaking experience and holds a Master of Science in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California, Davis. He comes to Michigan most recently from Figgins Family Wine Estates in Walla Walla, Washington. Prior to that, Moyer worked as Instructor of Wine Science and Winemaker for College Cellars of Walla Walla. His early industry experience was gained in Amador, Napa, and Sonoma counties, as well as the Willamette Valley.

During The World of Chocolate, join Chef Luis Amado and one of his LMC culinary students as they demonstrate some of the essential practices of making chocolate and guide participants through a tasting of chocolate from different regions of the world. A native of Guadalajara Mexico, Chef Amado began his career at the age of 14 as a pastry cook. He moved to the U.S. to study culinary arts and graduated from GRCC in 1992. He then traveled to Europe and worked in Spain and Belgium to develop his knowledge of classical European pastry. He was the program director for The Culinary Institute of Michigan at Muskegon, Michigan, for 22 years. He is currently the Culinary Management Program Chair at Lake Michigan College since 2016. In the summer months he travels internationally to teach workshops and master classes to other professional chefs in Europe and Latin America.

Admission: $20 concert; $15 pre-show sessions; $40 package for 2 session + concert

Contact: The Mendel Center Box Office | (269) 927 8700 |

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