LA CROSSE, WIS. (October 29, 2013) The Weber Center for the Performing Arts will dedicate the Veterans Studio Theatre on November 11, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. The evening will include ceremony, dedication and entertainment from “Silent J,” internet radio entertainer and active-duty soldier. The event is free and open to all, however seating is limited and tickets are required.
Joe “Silent J” Stojelk is a 13-year veteran in the U.S. Army who is currently on active duty in the Army Reserves. He has deployed twice to Iraq in his career and was a gunner and NCOIC on over 250 convoy missions in Iraq. It was during his assignment to Wisconsin at the urging of a fellow soldier that Joe started hosting an online radio show called “The Junk Punch,” incorporating comedy, pop culture, interviews and politics, along with personal stories. Suffering from PTSD and battling alcohol abuse almost derailed his career and dreams. With the help of friends, a focus on entertainment and educating fellow veterans and the public has been a driving force in Joe’s life and turn around. Joe currently resides outside Pittsburgh, PA, and is the father of a seven-year-old daughter.
About the Weber Center for the Performing Arts
The Weber Center for the Performing Arts is a collaborative venue supporting the missions of La Crosse Community Theatre and Viterbo University. The Weber Center serves as a performance and administrative center for La Crosse Community Theatre, providing opportunities for creativity and personal growth; serves as a performance and learning center, expanding and advancing Viterbo University’s regional and national arts reputation; and provides a beautiful community asset for events through cooperation and sustainability.
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