MUSIC: Ragtime master Bob Milne headlines Lairmont's ‘Music in the Manor’ series

Ragtime pianist Bob Milne has played for President George H.W. Bush and at the 80th birthday party of the late Neil Armstrong. He was filmed and documented for future generations in 2004 during three days of interviews at the Library of Congress, and was declared a “National Treasure” at the conclusion.

An active “musical ambassador” for the U.S. State Department, he has performed numerous times in Japan and performed for members of the Swiss Parliament at the U.S. Embassy in Berne.

Last year, Milne completed an MRI study of his brain while listening and recalling complex music pieces. That led to groundbreaking discoveries for scientists, the results of which can be heard by Googling his “Radiolab” appearance and listening to the interview.

Milne will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Road, as part of the venue’s “Music in the Manor” weekend. Tickets are $15 per person, $25 per couple. Students get in for $10 with a valid student I.D. Advance tickets are available at milne.brownpapertickets.com.

For more about Milne, visit bobmilne.com or call Matt Beres at 360-220-8770.