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    Stadium Rock II

    Stadium Rock II

    Pioneer Place Theatre Company
    April 6-April 10, 2015

    Cornerstone Construction Presents The Fabulous Armadillos: STADIUM ROCK II

    Playing to nearly 17,000 people at St. Cloud Rotary’s Summertime By George Festival in 2014 after it’s debut in our 2013-14 season, the Fabulous Armadillos are bringing it back to the intimate theater setting of Pioneer Place with STADIUM ROCK II. It has quickly become our most requested “return” show of over 35 themes and our 9 year history at the venue!

    We have put together the same group of musicians and special guests, with surprises and new songs from the key artists of the genre… Journey, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Boston. Aerosmith, Queen and many more. Get set for another dose of fun and rock and roll with the timeless music that these great bands brought to us. It is more from the best of the Stadium Rock bands in April!

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    The Crown Jewels - A Tribute to Queen

    The Crown Jewels - A Tribute to Queen

    Pioneer Place Theatre Company
    April 4, 2015

     The Crown Jewels are an outstanding replication of one of the greatest rock bands of all time, “Queen”. Hailing from Minneapolis, this LIVE TRIBUTE (no backing instrumental or vocal tracks) performs all the greatest hits, arena anthems, and top ten singles that made Queen one of the most legendary rock bands of all time. The Crown Jewels succeed in blending the vocal layering and studio precision the band was known for with the grand scope of Queen’s live shows by recreating both musically and visually, with elaborate lighting effects, costumes, and staging detail, the live “Queen” experience that filled stadiums around the world.

    The showmanship on stage is reflected by the extensive resumes of the band members, all of whom are veterans of the music business and who have toured both nationally and internationally with other projects. The Crown Jewels- Tribute to Queen’s members Alex Parsons ( Lead Vocals), Steve Pritchard (Guitar/Vocals), Paul Cherba (bass/Vocals), Eric Althaus (Drums/Vocals), and Polo Zetina (Keyboards/Vocals) flex all of their musical chops in proudly presenting to you the ultimate live Queen concert

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    SPECIAL GUESTS: Horizontal Hero
    Horizontal Hero is dedicated to playing the greatest classic rock music ever recorded, and we do it in unique 3-4 song block of songs by the same artist. Their set list is created from the catalogs of such bands and Journey, Deep Purple, Boston, Kansas, Styx, Reo, Foreigner, and many more. Every show is different and unique and there is always something musical and magical for everyone to enjoy.

    The members of HH hail from many of the twin Cities most popular bands including Jonah and the Whales, The dirty English band, Head First , The Music Badgers, Mortal Chaos, Stone Halo and many more. Website http://www.horizontalhero.com

     

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    100 Years of Sinatra with the Andrew Walesch Big Band

    100 Years of Sinatra with the Andrew Walesch Big Band

    Pioneer Place Theatre Company
    April 11, 2015

    One of the most recognizable voices of all time, Frank Sinatra would have turned 100 years old in 2015. The “Chairman of the Board” enjoyed a recording career that spanned from 1935-1995. He sang with the most popular big bands of the ’40s and won an Academy Award. He has sold hundreds of millions of records worldwide, received 11 Grammy Awards, and starred in 60 motion pictures. You will hear dozens of your favorites including, “That’s Life,” Nice ‘n’ Easy,” “You Make Me Feel So Young,” “Fly Me To The Moon,” “New York, New York,” “My Way” and many, many others. Join Andrew Walesch and his big band, filled with many Twin Cities’ big band and jazz legends, as they take you through this journey in time. Join us as we celebrate Frank Sinatra’s legendary career and 100th birthday!

    ABOUT ANDREW WALESCH:
    An emerging artist on the Minnesota music scene, Andrew Walesch maintains a very active performance schedule. Whether recording jingles, producing shows, composing and arranging, or singing as a solo artist and with big bands all over the Midwest, Andrew is known for his unique approach to The Great American Songbook. He ventures outside of jazz and the standards, however, and can be found anywhere from a classy cocktail lounge to a rugged piano bar taking requests from just about every genre. More recently Andrew has focused on songwriting and is working on a project of originals. Andrew has recorded two albums and has sung and played on the stage of The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, The Chicago Theater and dozens of venues all over the Midwest. He also has appeared on the nationally syndicated broadcast Mountain Stage on National Public Radio. In May of 2010, he graduated with a music degree from St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN.
     

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    Art Appreciation 101 (Spring)

    Art Appreciation 101 (Spring)

    Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center
    April 22-April 29, 2015

    Expand your understanding and sensitivity to the visual arts in this class all about comprehension, rather than creation! The arts will become a source of lifelong enjoyment and discovery as you develop your creative viewing skills and personal aesthetic standards.

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    Book Launch for  "The Munsinger Clemens Gardens - The Jewel of St. Cloud"

    Book Launch for "The Munsinger Clemens Gardens - The Jewel of St. Cloud"

    Munsinger Clemens Botanical Society
    May 2, 2015

    Join Munsinger Clemens Botanical Society and other community members to celebrate the publication of a new book "Munsinger Clemens Gardens: The Jewel of St. Cloud" by Stephen Fuller.

    At this time, books can be purchased at the following locations:

    Cold Spring Bakery, Cold Spring, MN
    Books Revisited, St. Cloud, MN
    The Good Earth Co-op, St. Cloud, MN
    The SCSU Book Store, St. Cloud, MN
    The CSB Book Store, St. Joseph, MN
    The SJU Book Store, Collegeville, MN
    Bumblebees, St. Cloud, MN

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    Fool's Day Jazz Buffet

    Fool's Day Jazz Buffet

    St. Cloud State University Music Department
    April 1, 2015

    The St. Cloud State Jazz Ensemble will present a concert on Wednesday, April 1 at 7:30 PM in the PAC Recital Hall. This performance features a sampling of jazz music by Charlie Parker, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Miles Davis, Victor Mendoza and more. The Jazz Ensemble will be joined by SCSU's new Collaborative Chamber Ensemble, a collective of musicians from various departmental ensembles, as well as the college campus and St. Cloud Community.

    Admission to the concert is free. For more information, contact the SCSU music office at (320) 308-3223 or Sarah Burk, SCSU Jazz Ensemble Director at scburk@stcloudstate.edu

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    Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas with the CSB/SJU Orchestra

    Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas with the CSB/SJU Orchestra

    CSB/SJU Fine Arts Series
    April 10, 2015

    Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland's premier fiddle ambassador, and the sizzlingly-talented cellist Natalie Haas share the stage with the full CSB/SJU Orchestra. In traditional Scottish music, the fiddle and the cello were the dance band of choice. Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas have been reviving the old pairing with driving, dancing rhythms and improvising on the melodies and grooves of Scottish tunes.
    This is a stand-out opportunity to hear young musicians perform alongside two exceptional artists for a rollicking, upbeat evening of Celtic music.

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    Mosaic Forms 101: Concrete Mosaic Sculpture (Spring)

    Mosaic Forms 101: Concrete Mosaic Sculpture (Spring)

    Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center
    April 8-April 29, 2015

    Create a beautiful mosaic sculpture for your garden or home using techniques that made the mosaic sculpture “Tied to the River” across the street from the Paramount. Participants will be making a multi-layered metal form in which you will learn how to cut and shape metal lath and also learn how to mix and apply cement. Once the base of the sculpture is cured, students will also learn how to cut and break glass to be used for mosaic.

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    Beneath the Bark

    Beneath the Bark


    April 18, 2015

    Central Minnesota Wood Expo & Sale
    The Central Minnesota Wood workers, Wood turners & Wood carvers are hosting the 10th annual Central Minnesota at the Sauk Rapids Sports Complext on the Benton County Fairgrounds.
    This includes all kinds of the wood (domestic, exotic, veneers, turning blanks, carving woods, etc.), all kinds of tools/supplies
    (hand tools both new and used, power tools, pyrography materials & equipment, finished supplies, etc.), and related material (such as books, magazines, catalogs, tools sharpening, etc.)
    Our show is a one day show & sale with set-up starting at 7 am and the doors opening to the public at 9 am. Everyone is invited to enjoy this family friendly activity and participate in the free mini-demonstrations including hands on woodturning lathes, soap carving classes & beginning carving instruction. The three clubs also have a raffle drawing and door prize giveaways every 30 minutes.
     

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    Teenage Idol: The Ricky Nelson Story

    Teenage Idol: The Ricky Nelson Story

    Pioneer Place Theatre Company
    April 1-April 3, 2015

    A handsome teen idol who had a considerable amount of talent to complement his blue-eyed good looks, Ricky Nelson practically grew up in the nation’s living rooms each week on “The Adventures Of Ozzie & Harriet”. He would rival Elvis Presley, and become a self-contained rock and roller in his own right. Boasting an impressive thirty-four songs in the Top 40! Many teenagers tuned into the show because of him, and his performances – a harbinger of the kind of impact MTV would have decades later by bringing popular music to TV.


    Featuring classics: Travelin’ Man, Hello Mary Lou, Poor Little Fool, Teenage Idol, It’s Up To You, Fools Rush In, Stood Up, It’s Late, Never Be Anyone Else But You, Garden Party and MANY, MANY MORE!

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