On Valentine's Day, take your game up a notch! Here are a few ideas to get you started...

Say your "I do's" while taking in spectacular views as you glide across the Brandywine Valley...WOW! 

The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center is promoting high-flying romance
'the helicopter way' on Sunday, February 14th from noon until 2pm.

Whether you want to propose, renew vows, get engaged or simply 'engage' in a fun and crazy Valentine adventure - leap out of your comfort zone (but not the chopper, please!) and make reservations right away!

The ride calls for 'buckling up'...
a good metaphor for the marriage, as well :)
The Proposal Package 
Accommodations for 3 in a helicopter - two seats in back for the happy couple and one next to the pilot for a photographer, child, friend, prospective mother-in-law (yikes!)
or minister. $250.00 includes a fresh rose and bottle of champagne.  Also available is an Engagement Flight Package.

Advance reservations and payment are required by Wednesday, Feb. 10th:
> Call AHMEC at 610-436-9600
> Click her to Make Reservations Via PayPal
> Or visit the Gift Shop Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 am to 5 pm, and Sundays, noon to 5 pm. Proposal Package rides are assigned flight times.

This couple obviously got married in the summer.
For your February Valentine ride I suggest 

something a tad warmer.  
Do they make Puffer Gowns?#?!?!!
Regular Flight Package for a Fun Valentine Memory
Helicopter rides are also available for $60.00 per person – no reservation required - and can be purchased via the website or phone or in the museum's Gift Shop.

The American Helicopter Museum is the nation’s premier aviation museum devoted exclusively to helicopters. Established in 1996, the nonprofit organization collects, restores and displays rotary-wing aircraft, including over 35 civilian and military helicopters, autogiros and convertaplanes.

Take a Cupid-Approved Valentine Cruise on the Delaware River!

If you've never danced on water before, this is the time!
We're talking Valentine's Day, here -- Go big without sinking ;) your budget.  Plan the coolest, selfie-worthy date imaginable.

Our advice?   Take a Spirit Cruise down the Delaware River! 
  • The restaurant floats, for Pete's sake!
  • The dance floor literally moves under your feet.
  • And the scenery is drop dead gorgeous. SELFIE!!!!!
There are 3 climate-controlled interior decks with panoramic windows, a floating rooftop lounge, interactive dance floor with great DJ's and fun new menus with plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Valentine packages listed below all include a buffet-style menu, and can be upgraded to Gold or Platinum packages upon request.

Valentine's Lunch Cruise 
Sat, Feb 13th - 11:30am to 1:30pm
$43.90 per adult

Valentine's Dinner Cruise Sat, Feb 13th - 7:30 to 10:30 pm
Includes a rose for each couple and champagne toast for those age 21 or older. $79.90 per adult

Valentine's Day Champagne Brunch Cruise Sun, Feb 14th 
Noon to 2pm - $43.90 per adult

Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise Sunday, February 14th - 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Includes a rose for each couple and a champagne toast (for passengers 21 and older)
$89.90 per adult

Take a Spirit Cruise Virtual Tour

Book Valentine Packages Here

Treat your 'Paramour' to a Romantic Rendezvous on the Main Line...

As Valentine’s Day approaches, lovers need to look no further than the Wayne Hotel and its sophisticated bar and restaurant, Paramour, for exceptional cuisine and a memorable overnight getaway.

Enjoy a romantic dinner on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 13th and 14th, when Paramour invites you to indulge in a seductive Four-Course Prix Fixe Dinner artfully crafted by Executive Chef Eric Goods for $70 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

Close your eyes and imagine an amuse-bouche of Garlic Butter Grilled Oysters... Sunchoke Vichyssoise with seared foie gras and kumquat crème fraiche...Porcini Crusted Buffalo Strip Loin with celery root mousseline, braised mustard greens and wild mushroom demi glace...or Maine Lobster & Artichokes with artichoke agnolotti, snap peas and sauce choron.

Decadent desserts include the Nutella Paris-Brest and a Blood Orange Crème Caramel with blood orange marmalade and an almond spice cookie.

And romance doesn't end when the sun comes up.  Don't miss their “Best of the Main Line” Brunch served both Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 2pm.  Treat yourself to delicacies on the Chef’s Complimentary Appetizer Bar and visit their  build-your-own Bloody Mary Bar for something to savor while your main course is being prepared.

For those who want to seduce their Valentine with a romantic overnight getaway, spend the night in style and comfort at the Wayne Hotel. 
Guests dining in Paramour can book their overnight stay for $99 on Valentine's Day. 

Plan a Grape-Escape to Penns Woods Winery!

With Valentine's Day bearing down on us (you can literally count the hours at this point!), your bank account may need a little more time to stretch enough to cover diamonds and furs.
So why not give your Valentine something warming like fur -- and as delicious as diamonds... 

Penns Woods Winery in Chadds Ford is featuring 4 fabulous weekends of Wine & Chocolate Pairings.  Plus some very "vine" live music on February 14th, 20th and 27th!

Give yourself up to an afternoon of romance, fun and harp music.  
(Harp music?)

What's not to love about creamy chocolate creations from Tradestone Confections, hand-made spreads from Taste Artisanal Market, and caramelized waffles from Waffatopia?  Plus taste 5 of the vineyard's best wines, each lovingly paired with local chocolate candies and desserts. GLUTEN FREE pairings are also available.

Reservations are required -- and the cost is $25.00 per person in advance.

February 6th - 7th: Wine & Chocolate Pairings

February 13th - 14th: Wine & Chocolate Pairings
2/14 Live Music 2pm-5pm ; 2/14 Live music 1:30pm-4:30pm 

February 20th - 21st: Wine & Chocolate Pairings
2/20 Live music 1pm - 4pm

February 27th - 28th: Wine & Chocolate Pairings
2/27 Live Music 2pm-5pm 

About the harpist...check out Elyse Kistler's wonderful performance on February 14th 1:30-4:30 & February 27th 2pm-5pm 

OPEN LATE ON VALENTINES DAY Reservations will be taken until 7:30 pm.

Reservations Must Be Made in Advance - Click Here 

I'm not sure who came up with the motto below...but count me in!  

Penns Woods Information

For Black History month, the Sports Legends of Delaware County Museum will be highlighting the athletic achievements of four outstanding African-American women athletes.
The four being honored are track stars Kia Davis and Dawn Burrell, Professional Bowler Sadie Dixon Waters and Cabrini College All-American Fredia Gibbs (pictured below).

Fredia “The Cheetah” Gibbs (born in Chester, on July 8, 1963), was nicknamed “The Most Dangerous Woman in the World,” and is both a sports icon and Muay Thai kickboxing legend.

She grew up in the tough Fairground Community where she was often bullied by neighborhood kids and classmates. But rather than fight back, she focused on sports, excelling in basketball and track at her high school, where she earned the nickname “The Cheetah.”

Gibbs is a 3 Time World Champion in Kickboxing and the first African American female to hold the world kickboxing championship for the International Sport Karate Association.

Find out more about Delco amazing sports athletes by visiting the museum, now located at 301 Iven Avenue in Radnor PA.  Hours are 9am to 3pm Monday through Friday.  For information call Jim Vankoski at 610-909-4919.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Official grand opening ceremonies for the museum's new home in Radnor are planned for Saturday, May 7, 2016. Watch for details in the next newsletter.

Throughout the month, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts invites you to take part in an exhibition honoring Norman Lewis, a pivotal figure in American Art.  

The event explores his influence through music, lectures, masquerades and more.

Norman W. Lewis (July 23, 1909 – August 27, 1979) was an African-American painter, scholar, teacher and an innovator of Abstract Expressionism.

Lewis said he struggled to express social conflict in his art, but in his later years, focused on the inherently aesthetic. "The goal of the artist must be aesthetic development," he told art historian Kellie Jones in 1949, "and in a universal sense, to make in his own way some contribution to culture."

Lewis was also a founding member of Spiral, a group of artists and writers who met regularly "to discuss the potential of Black artists to engage with issues of racial equality and struggle in the 1960s through their work."

 Despite Spiral's short existence, it was highly impactful in the art world, as it called attention to the many issues of racial inequality that existed at the time.

Admission: $15 adults
Free on Sundays during the Exhibition

PA Academy of Fine Arts

Take the family to see an American Classic at the Media Theatre

Published in 1960, the renowned Harper Lee Novel comes to life on stage in a version adapted by Christopher Sergel. 

The story sits on the shoulders of Atticus Finch who defends a young black man wrongfully accused of a crime in 1935 Alabama. The event causes a huge uproar, and his daughter Scout wants to know why. Her father explains it's about integrity and decides to prepare her for the trouble to come their way. This moving play is still relevant today. The racial struggles are apparent on stage in the drama unfolding before our eyes, a strong reminder that we, as a people, still have a long way to go. Perfect for all ages, students, families, and church groups.

NOTE: The plot and characters are loosely based on the author's observations of her family and neighbors, as well as on an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10 years old.

Media Theatre

Snow, living history activities, oxen, sheep, cows, horses, pigs, guinea hens, chickens, ducks, birds and turkeys...for kids, it doesn't get much better than that! 

So bundle up the family and head for the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, located in the heart of Delco's beautiful Ridley Creek State Park. The Plantation is closed during the winter except for a few special events, like those below.  Farm and house tours are offered at each event.

After our recent snow storm, when many of us lost power and the use of our tablets, phones and computers - a day at the Plantation is a great lesson in how to survive without wifi!

February 13th - "Winter Fire and Wood" - plus a Bonfire with warm cider!
Watch or get a little hands-on experience as the Plantation farmers go about their winter chores - sawing wood, and splitting it using a maul. Visitors can try a little sawing and splitting, as well.

It's fun watching kids' reactions to life before the Internet.... ;)
There will be limbing demonstrations (removing branches from the fallen trees), farmer guides will drag logs using a team of oxen, and you'll learn how to start a fire without matches!

The bonfire is lit to celebrate the fact that winter is half over.  YEA! 
Being February, the event is weather permitting.
TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
ADMISSION:  $8 adults - $6 for children ages 4 to 12. Under 4, admitted free

February 20th - "Candle Making"
Don't miss a chance to see how candles used to be made by hand using tallow and beeswax. Farm guides and historians will talk about the importance of animals to the everyday life of our ancestors. Plus you can make your own candle!

Event is weather permitting.
TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
ADMISSION: $8 adults - $6 for children ages 4 to 12. Under 4, admitted free.
IMPORTANT:  Park rest rooms are closed until Spring, but there will be a portable facility available.

Visit the Colonial Plantation Here

Gameday winners on the SUPERBOWL BUFFET BATTLEFIELD strategize like all the great championship coaches...
  • So be the Bill Belichick of surprise plays!
  • Showcase the elegance and 'reserve' of Tom Landry!
  • Like 3-time SB Champion Bill Walsh, focus on a bold offense to win the day!
Wings and beer are a great one-two punch during the regular season --- but the Superbowl deserves something more!

So whether you bleed Bronco orange or a purr-fect shade of Panther blue, the experts at Penns Woods Winery have a few suggestions to make sure your buffet is Superbowl ready.

Shrimp Cocktail: Try a Penns Woods Sauvignon Blanc: The acidity pairs well with cocktail sauce and balances the sweet flavor of fresh shrimp.

Hot Wings n' Blue Cheese: Bancroft Riesling or Traminette: The sugar in these wines helps to cut the heat while the acid helps to balance out the acidity in the food. A touchdown of a pairing!

BBQ Pulled Pork: Chambourcin: This pinot noir - like wine has soft tannins and black pepper notes with earth tones through the palate that compliments this full flavored meat dish.

Pigs in a Blanket: Pick a Chardonnay Reserve: The buttery flavors of this classic appetizer are a perfect match to a creamy, yet slightly acidic, Chardonnay.

"Frankly, (pun intended!)  I wasn't sure this was gonna be a good idea,
but it's kinda cozy in here..."

Beef Chili: Merlot Reserve (for mild chili) or Moscato Rose (for spicy chili): Merlot Reserve gives you a perfect amount of big body and smoky flavors... but if you crank up the heat in your chili, serve it with a Moscato. The low alcohol and sweet tones tames the heat and enhances the tomato base.

More About Penns Woods Winery

124 Beaver Valley Road Chadds Ford, PA 19317
On Rt. 202 just 1/2 mile from the DE/ PA State Line

At the Media Theatre:  Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird
Now through February 21st - A powerful and timely event to share with family or friends during Black History Month.

The plot and characters of this 1960 Pulitzer Prize winning novel were loosely based on the author's observations of her family and neighbors, as well as on an occurrence near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10 years old.

Attorney Atticus Finch defends a young black man wrongfully accused of a crime in 1935 Alabama. The event causes a huge uproar, and his daughter Scout wants to know why. Her father explains it's about integrity and decides to prepare her for the trouble to come their way. This moving play is still relevant today. The racial struggles are apparent on stage in the drama unfolding before our eyes, a
strong reminder that we, as a people, still have a long way to go.

COOL NOTE: Atticus Finch tops the American Film Institute's 2003 list of the 50 most memorable movie heroes.

At the Players Club of Swarthmore: I Love You Because
Feb 12th to 27th - 10 performances
Based on Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice."

A modern day musical love story proving that love is all around us.  Austin, the uptight greeting card writer, dates Marcy, the bohemian photographer, and each is advised by an opinionated friend.

Sarah Kirk, Mark Thompson, Kristina Psitos,
Frank Schierloh, and Jenna Pinchbeck

This fresh new musical channels Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice to explore how modern couples react to the ups and downs of love. Starring Mark Thompson, Frank Schierloh, Jenna Pinchbeck, Sarah Kirk, Kristina Psitos, Danielle Tumminelli, Eric Thompson, and Jeff Martin.
Tickets $25 (Adults ); $13 (Students)

Players Club of Swarthmore

At People's Light and Theater Company:
The Regional Premier of "Sense and Sensibility"

Based on the novel by Jane Austen -- Feb 10th through March 20th
Adapted for the Stage by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan
Leonard C. Haas Stage

Full of passion, wit, and soaring emotions, this new adaptation of Jane Austen’s first published novel follows the penniless Dashwood sisters as they pursue life and love in their own distinctive ways. Elinor is smart and down-to-earth. Marianne is wildly romantic. They each attract suitors whose startling secrets obstruct the path to happily ever after. Co-adaptor and acclaimed director Joseph Hanreddy stages this timeless tale of flirtation and folly.

People's Light and Theatre Company
39 Conestoga Rd, Malvern, Pa 19355
Dive Head-first into a "Classical" Love Affair with Two Outstanding Symphony Performances! 

Orchestrate a Fabulous Valentine's Evening of Mozart and Rachmaninoff Performed by the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra

Tickets are on sale now for this special Valentine Concert at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center where you can enjoy glorious selections from Mozart's Serenade in B-flat "Gran Partita" K. 361 as well as Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2.

COOL FACT ABOUT  THE SYMPHONY'S MUSICAL DIRECTOR, REUBEN BLUNDELL The Symphony's 2015-16 season marks Reuben Blundell’s second year at the helm, as Music Director.  Blundell, (pictured above) has performed all over the world, including Iraq in June of 2013.
He served as Musical Director of the Hunter Symphony, when the group traveled to Iraq's Kurdistan region, performing and teaching along with American Voices, an organization supported by the U.S. State Dept.  The resulting collaboration featured six Iraqi hip-hop dancers performing to Bach and Grieg.
Lansdowne Symphony Notes...
Founded in 1946 at the First Presbyterian Church in Lansdowne, it is one of the oldest and finest community orchestras in the Greater Philadelphia area. Although the talented musicians who form the core of the 75+ members of the LSO come from many walks of life, they all share a strong love of music.

Their season runs from October through April, and offers music from the Baroque to the contemporary, including time-honored favorites and interesting rarities.

All Subscription Concerts take place at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center at Upper Darby High School
601 North Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026

Listen to Lansdowne Symphony Selections

Purchase Tickets Here

From Vivaldi and Haydn -- to Fun Selections like Ain't Misbehavin' and Killer Tango... 
Prepare to be Blown Away by the Killer Horns of the Delaware County Symphony Orchestra...

On Sunday, February 21st DCS presents an afternoon of Chamber Music by their talented Brass Quintet - with instrumental compositions written by the musicians from the symphony's brass section.

Enjoy an uplifting concert experience showcasing the magic, power and energy that only brass instruments can deliver!

Dr. Robert Whelan, Associate Conductor
Associate Conductor Dr. Robert Whalen will be sharing cool commentary with the audience between pieces - and Kris Alutius will present a brief history of the symphonic trumpet.

Neumann Univeristy's Meagher Theater
One Neumann Drive, Aston, PA 19014
Start time is 3:00 pm

Concert Program:    
Vivaldi, Concerto for two trumpets in C (with Jeff Istvan)
Haydn, Trumpet Concerto in E flat major
Simon, Willow Echoes
Goedicke, Concert Etude for trumpet and piano in G minor

Rebecca King, French Horn
SECOND HALF:              
The DCS Brass Quintet (Jeff Istvan, Paul Baldino, Rebecca King, Mark Ward and Art Greene) will perform:
Kamen, Quintet
Cheetham, Scherzo
Kompanek, Killer Tango
Waller/Norris, Ain't Misbehavin'
Vaughan Williams/Villanueva, English Folk Song Suite
Ewald, Quintet No. 1

Founded in 1969, the Symphony boasts a company of 70 musicians and presents four full-orchestral concerts and four chamber music concerts each season. Performances often feature soloists of renown and new works by living composers.
Purchase Tickets Here

2016 is a leap year. 
That means February has 29 days.  What to do.......

We predict lots of leapin' going on at Delco's hot concert halls and on dance floors all over the area!

There's more than a dozen live concerts this month, and we've included a few places where you can swing, sing and boogie the night away...

...and the Ardmore Music Hall Goes Concert Crazy! 

A MARDI GRAS PARTY! -- Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution
Tuesday, Feb 9th -- $10 in advance/$15 at the door

The Weight (featuring former members of The Band, Levon Helm Band and Rick Danko Group)
Friday, Feb 12th -- $22 in advance/$28 at the door

Splintered Sunlight (Grateful Dead Tribute) with The Newspaper Taxis
Friday, Feb 13th -- $9 in advance/$12 at the door

School of Rock "BEST OF" Show
Sunday, Feb 14th -- 12:30 pm afternoon show
$10 at the door

Bill Frisell "When You Wish Upon A Star" featuring Eyvind Kang, Petra Haden, Thomas Morgan & Kenny Wollesen -- Tuesday, Feb 16th --$30 in advance/$35 at the door

Big Sam's Funky Nation
Thursday, Feb 18th -- $16 in advance/$20 at the door

Meshell Ndegeocello -- Christopher Tignor, Rich Medina
Friday, Feb 19th -- $30 in advance/$40 at the door

Turkuaz Pimps of Joytime
Saturday, Feb 20th -- $16 in advance/$20 at the door

Thursday, Feb 25th -- $10 in advance/$13 at the door

Melvin Seals & JGB (Organist, Jerry Garcia Band)  Mason Porter
Friday, Feb 29th -- $20 in advance/$25 at the door

See Debbie Gibson and More at Harrah's Block Entertainment Center

 An 80's Extravaganza -- Kashmir, Nation's #1 Led Zeppelen Tribute Band --  and U2 Tribute Band, Unforgettable Fire

"I Heart the 80's Party" 
STARRING Debbie Gibson, Rob Base, & Pretty Poison
Saturday, February 13, 2016, 8PM 
Join Chio in the Morning from MIX 106.1 for this Totally Awesome I HEART THE 80's PARTY. What is better then a throwback weekend full of your favorite 80's artists on Valentine's Weekend? 

Debbie Gibson...then and now!
In 1987 Gibson recorded her debut album, Out Of The Blue. Four singles from the album reached the Top 5 of the Hot 100 chart: "Only in My Dreams", "Shake Your Love", "Out of The Blue", and the No. 1 hit "Foolish Beat."

In fact, "Foolish Beat" set a record for Gibson, making her (at 17) the youngest artist ever to write, produce, and perform a Billboard No. 1 single, as entered in the 1988 Guinness Book of World Records.  She remains the youngest female artist to do so. 

Kashmir Band 

Friday, February 12, 2016, 7:00 PM 
The nation’s #1 Led Zeppelin tribute show, it is the most authentic representation of Led Zeppelin on the modern national touring scene. 

Unforgettable Fire Band 

Friday, February 26, 2016, 7PM
Unforgettable Fire, or "UF", was born on New Years Day in 1995 as one of the very first U2 tribute bands to ever perform in America. After twenty years of playing in some of the most prestigious venues on the East Coast, UF has formed a reputation among many to be one of the closest experiences to being at an actual live U2  concert!

All the best DJ's perform at Rumor Nightclub.
See the full schedule on the web site below.

Get Footloose at Rumor Nightclub 

Four cool bar areas featuring up to 3 stand alone sound systems, two dance floors, a private VIP suite and cocktail lounge!

  • Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday- Ages 21+
  • $20 cover- Reduced entry available for special events
  • Open Bar tickets available every Friday
  • Men: No hats, sneakers, shorts, timberlands, sloppy clothing (Relaxed Thurs/Fri)
  • Ladies: No sneakers- Management reserves the right to deny entry
  • 15th & Sansom Street, Rumor a unique Philadelphia nightlife experience.

Take it from Duke, Ella, and most recently, from Tony and Lady Gaga...

"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing..."

And Club 212 has got plenty of it on the middle Wednesday of every month.

Whether you're a single or a couple, don't miss a chance to have fun on February 17th! 

Ballroom and Swing are not just spectator sports to watch on TV!  Get off the sofa and into your car, because a measly Abraham Lincoln ($5 bill) gets you a spot on the dance floor at Club 212 in Phoenixville.

Not into swing music?  Club 212 plays the latest and greatest dance music, Friday and Saturday, 10 pm to 2 am.
212 Bridge St., Phoenixville, Pa

More About Club 212

The Community Arts Center in Wallingford is a beautiful estate location that is hosting several art and music events this month.  

February 6th through March 12th – Don't miss the Dale Roberts Exhibition
Meet the artist at his February 21st reception, from 2 to 4 pm.

Roberts is an encaustic painter who earned a BFA in painting, graduating cum laude from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia.  He received the prestigious Rohm and Haas Purchase Prize for excellence in painting, and went on to teach at Arcadia University (formerly Beaver College) in Glenside, PA.

His work is in many public and private collections in the U.S., Canada and London. He was a Fine Arts Juror for the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts and was the subject of a Public television documentary in 2002. 

Encaustic paintings are among the most permanent of all ancient painting media.
Encaustic painting is an ancient hot wax process that combines molten beeswax and dry colored pigments.  The work is done on a glue-prepared gesso panel where the paint is applied hot and manipulated in a variety of methods.

The final image is then heated in a process known as 'burning in'...fusing the layers together.  And it is this burning in that creates the highly durable finish that never darkens, yellows, cracks or fades, as is evidenced in paintings dating from 100 A.D.

February 21st - Ceramics, Watercolor and Oil Painting Receptions
Opening Reception for the students of Effie Brenner (ceramics) and the CAC Advanced Watercolor Studio in the Stairwell Gallery, as well as the opening reception for Cynthia Murray, oil paintings, on the BEAdazzle! Gallery Wall
All are 2  to 4 pm

February 26th - Live concert night!
Spend a Friday night with the Miceli/Monroe Jazz Quartet featuring vibes and violins.  Visual artists Olga Nielson and John Laidacker will auction off their impromptu works inspired by the music.  BYOB and BAYF (Bring All Your Friends!) 7 – 10 pm, $15/$10 CAC Members

Community Arts Center
​414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA

January Newsletter

It's the "Dance All Night Tour" featuring American Hero and fan fave ALEK SKARLATOS


Skarlatos made headlines around the world in August, when he and his friends heroically overpowered a man that opened fire on a train from Amsterdam to Paris. He has been awarded the United States Army Soldier's Medal from U.S. President Barack Obama and received France's highest decoration, the Legion of Honour, from French president François Hollande.

French president Francois Hollande, honoring Skarlatos
with the Legion of Honour Medal
Your favorite dancers will be there - and if you opt for a VIP Package, you can meet them in person! 

Skarlatos and his partner, Lindsay Arnold will share the stage with DWTS pros Alan Bersten, Sharna Burgess, Brittany Cherry , Artem Chigvintsev, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Peta Murgatroyd and Emma Slater.

According to Alek, "This year has been a whirlwind of emotions and activities and I can’t think of a better way to cap it off than to tour America with my DWTS family while being able to greet everyone who has been so supportive of me during this year." 

The dazzling 90-minute production features performances from the show, as well as sizzling new numbers.

Dancing With The Stars Tickets

MEET THE CAST! VIP packages are available through VIPnation.com giving fans the chance to purchase premium tickets that include meet and greet opportunities with select cast, exclusive merchandise and photo opportunities.

Jennifer Nettles - Jan 22nd
Newly released in 2015
Nettles is a popular country music singer-songwriter - host of TV's annual Country Music Christmas Show - and is the lead vocalist in the chart-topping duo "Sugarland."

You were likely wrapping holiday presents when Nettles made her acting debut in December's NBC television movie premier of Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors in which she portrayed Dolly's mother.

Click here to see her duet with Bon Jovi: WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T GO HOME

Catch the Grammy-winning Duo of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 

Tickets remain for JAN 24th:
This American hip hop partnership combines the rap of Ben Haggerty (Macklemore) with the DJ/producer/photography skills of Ryan Lewis.  They released their first collaborative effort in '09, an EP titled VS. EP - and followed up with VS. Redux and the Grammy Award-winning album The Heist.