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    DEAD MAN WINTER with special guests: The Cactus Blossoms

    DEAD MAN WINTER with special guests: The Cactus Blossoms

    Pioneer Place Theatre Company
    June 10, 2017

    In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of KVSC Radio on the campus of St. Cloud State Universary, we are throwing an amazing double bill concert on Saturday, June 10 featuring Dead Man Winter along with The Cactus Blossoms.

    DEAD MAN WINTER
    Playing a bull-bodied, emotionally resonant brand of Americana-infused indie rock, Dead Man Winter is a group led by Dave Simonett, best known as one of the founding members of the progressive bluegrass group Trampled by Turtles.
    Furnace marks a whole lot of firsts for the accomplished songwriter. It’s his first time putting his long-running, popular string band, Trampled by Turtles, on hiatus to focus all of his efforts on a more personal project. It’s his first time speaking so plainly and literally about something happening in his private life. And it’s his first time dedicating an entire record to a single topic — a topic so significant and intimate that he questioned whether or not he should even release it into the world.

    THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS
    Country music has a long-held appreciation for sibling bands, and it seems there’s no sweeter sound than two brothers harmonizing over a sad country tune. The Cactus Blossoms play country music the way the best always have: with an ear for universal truth in commonplace stories and for real emotion in simple melodies and beautiful harmonies. We are sure that Voice Works participants will revel in those harmonies and learn how to create that magic for themselves.“The brother duet that America is waiting for” – Garrison KeillorBrothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkum are not from the south; they’re native Minnesotans.

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    Music In the Park: Rockin' Hollywoods

    Music In the Park: Rockin' Hollywoods

    The Legacy Foundation of Big Lake
    June 1, 2017

    Music in the Park Summer Concert Series is held Thursdays from 7-8:30 at Lakeside Park in Big Lake, Minnesota.

    The Rockin' Hollywoods present "Solid Gold Rock & Roll" from the 1950's thru the 1980's with an energy and excitement that captivates audiences of all ages.
    The Rockin' Hollywoods were voted "Best Performing Artist" for 1987 in the Minnesota Music Awards. The Minnesota Ballroom Operators Association voted them "Band of the Year" for 1986 and 1989. The band has been nominated virtually every year since 1976 by the MBOA, and nominated in 1986 and 1988 by the prestigious Minnesota Music Awards Academy. http://rockinhollywoods.com/

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    When We Open Our Eyes: fine art photography of Barb Kellogg

    When We Open Our Eyes: fine art photography of Barb Kellogg

    Cream City Tattoo
    May 2-May 31, 2017

    When We Open Our Eyes: fine art photography of Barb Kellogg
    Artist reception and talk will be held Friday may 12th, 6-8 PM.

    “When We Open Our Eyes” — A collection of floral, scenic, and abstract nature photographs by Barb Kellogg of Avon, Minnesota.
    As a photographic artist, Barb creates images with both digital and film cameras. The final image may include further creativity at the computer to fulfull her vision (what she calls her “secret sauce”).
    The intent of this exhibit is to encourage you to see all that nature can bestow—beauty, diversion, inspiration, stillness—and more—when we open our eyes.

    BARB KELLOGG
    Fine Art Floral and Scenic Photographer
    PO Box 227, Avon MN 56310?(320) 493-8883 hello@barbkelloggphotography.com www.barbkelloggphotography.com
    BIOGRAPHY
    Barb Kellogg, of Avon, Minnesota, is a photographic artist specializing in nature. She creates elegant and timeless images. She is not a photography purist — her style ranges from augmented imagery created about how she felt, to a more literal style capturing what she saw. While her primary photographic medium is digital, she is expanding into incorporating film into her creative process.
    Barb is self taught through online education, books, workshops, help from fellow photographers, and ongoing practice.
    She has been part of several juried group exhibits in Minnesota: Arts in Harmony (2015, 2016, and 2017), including being selected for their Traveling Exhibit, “Arts North”, at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis (2017); Essential Art in St. Cloud (2015 and 2017); and the Paramount Juried Art Exhibit in St. Cloud (2016). Her photograph Pelicans on a Lake received an honorable mention from juror Stan Tekiela in 2015 at the Elk River Arts Alliance Photography exhibit. Barb has had several solo art events in the St. Cloud area. She also serves as a board member for Avon Area Arts, a local non-proft arts organization in Avon, Minnesota.
    Current photography projects include increasing her knowledge of photographing with flm, an exploration of mental health, and developing a book of her photographs and prose.
    To view more of Barb Kellogg's art, visit www.BarbKelloggPhotography.com.

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    Downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl

    Downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl

    Downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl Collaborative
    June 9, 2017

    Stroll downtown St. Cloud and meet artists showing and selling their work in over 35 establishments. Enjoy Live Music, performances, painting, drawing, ceramics, jewelry, fiber arts, printmaking, glass, sculpture and more!

    For a list of Venues and exhibiting Artists Visit: www.artcrawlstcloud.com

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    Sculpture Walk St. Cloud

    Sculpture Walk St. Cloud

    United Arts of Central Minnesota
    July 18, 2016-June 30, 2017

    Sculpture Walk St. Cloud is a one year outdoor exhibit of 12 temporary and two permanent pieces of large-scale sculpture. Three pieces of art will be located on the east and north shore of Lake George. Nine new works will wind through downtown St. Cloud and two permanent pieces of sculpture, already in downtown will be included in this year’s self-guided sculpture walk.

    Sculpture Walk St. Cloud is an initiative of United Arts of Central Minnesota in collaboration with the St. Cloud Arts Commission, made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State and Central Minnesota Arts Boards, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and culture heritage fund.
     

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    AUDITIONS: Hello, Dolly!

    AUDITIONS: Hello, Dolly!

    Great Northern Theatre Company
    May 30-May 31, 2017

    Auditions for Hello, Dolly! presented by Great Northern Theatre Company.

    Rocori High School Choir Room. Cold Spring
    6:00PM
    Show dates are August 4-6,9-11.

    Go to gntc1.com formore information.

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    Lemon Twist Fine Art and Historic Home Tour

    Lemon Twist Fine Art and Historic Home Tour

    Visual Arts Minnesota
    June 22, 2017

    Please join us for an art crawl through some of these homes featuring a fine art sale by local artists. Stop by the base tent at Barden Park to pick up your tour map and see live art demonstrations. Visitors will be invited to get their maps stamped at all 5 locations to be entered in a drawing. Visual Arts Minnesota will also be printing a set of note cards for sale during the event with an assortment of images by the artists represented. This event will run during the annual Lemonade Art Fair in the St. Cloud State University Campus neighborhood. 

    Demo Artists; Barden Park Tent, 720 5th Ave S

    Drawing at 4PM

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    Minnesota Homegrown Kickoff

    Minnesota Homegrown Kickoff

    MN Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association
    June 2-June 4, 2017

    Three-day outdoor music and camping festival with twenty regional groups performing bluegrass, old-time stringband, and related forms of acoustic music. Featuring: Monroe Crossing, Ginstrings, Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League, Bill & Kate Isles, Curtis & Loretta, Switched At Birth, Blessings Gospel Trio, Tony Rook Band, Mark Kreitzer Band, Porcupine Creek, Def Lester, Noah John & Ringing Iron, Blue Groove, Eelpout Stringers, Singleton Street, Bob & Lynn Dixon, TrueGrass, Double Down Daredevils, Dick Kimmel & Pam Longtine, Mary DuShane & Nick Jordan.

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    Fred Yiran African Arts Day

    Fred Yiran African Arts Day

    City of St. Cloud
    June 25, 2017

    In partnership with the Granite City Days Family Fun Day, Fred Yiran African Arts Day will celebrate the rich artistic culture and heritage of the thousands of African immigrants who now call Central MN home. Global Connectedness is an African value that Fred Yiran honored and represented in his many art forms. You will have the opportunity to engage with African artists, and experience their art through this immersive cultural experience. Storytelling, dance, visual arts, beadmaking, spoken word, drumming, music, children's art making, African food will be shared.

    St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis will also officially declare this day, "The Fred Yiran Arts Day" for the City of Saint Cloud.

    Confirmed artists include:

    • African Dancing - Debra Leigh
    • African Drumming - Buddy King
    • African Storytelling - Danielle Daniel
    • African Bead Making - Janette Yiran
    • African Food/Culinary - Rick Walter
    • African Painting: Alemni, Yenran, & Lemntsav Yiran (children of Fred Yiran)
    • African Women's Alliance Artistic Contributions: Florence Orionzi and Beth Gathetu

    Planned dance and drumming performances will project different African cultures in the St. Cloud area as a way of celebrating and sharing the variety of cultures represented in Central Minnesota. There will be an art contest for the kids to create African art that will project their world view. Fred Yiran had a mission of promoting and preserving cultural heritage through art and education.

    Fred Yiran, an artist from Cameroon, has been celebrated for his commitment to bridging the gap for new immigrants, and connecting more than 3,000 young students to African values of connectedness reverence, and respect, through his drum-making residencies throughout Minnesota. His artistic works include oil paintings, percussion instruments made from wood, leather, and horse tail, beads, masks, and large decorated drums made from the trunks of trees.

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    Spunktacular Days

    Spunktacular Days


    June 16-June 17, 2017

    Avon's family friendly festival inclues live music, food & beer gardens, craft sale, games, kids activities & parade, 5K, bike ride and fireworks!

    Beginning at 5 p.m. Friday Food & Beer gardens Walter's Wheelhouse band 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Beginning at 9 a.m. Sat. June 17 kids' activities, 5K, bike ride, food & beer gardens, craft sale, games, kiddie parade at 6:30, parade at 7p.m. and fireworks at dusk. Stone Road band 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

     

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