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    Salome by Oscar Wilde

    Salome by Oscar Wilde

    St. Cloud State University- SCSU School of the Arts
    February 21-February 26, 2017

    Inspired by the Biblical account of a King’s daughter and a doomed prophet, Oscar Wilde’s 1891 Salome is a lush and sensual piece of theatrical poetry exploring fear, jealousy, and forbidden passion. Our production will seek to create a unique world around this complex piece; using evocative lighting, a rich soundscape, and movement inspired by Japanese Butoh dance.

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    Mill Creek Irish

    Mill Creek Irish

    Granite City Folk Society
    March 10, 2017

    Mill Creek Irish returns for a pre-St.-Patrick's-Day gig. This north-side St. Cloud group mines the music of great Irish bands such as Patrick Street, Clancy Brothers, Dervish and Danu. The seasoned voices of Pete Nelson (guitar), Marty Mahowald (bodhran) and Sandy Hamilton bring traditional ballads and pub sing-alongs to life, while Eric McFarling (fiddle) and Laurie Nelson (tin whistle, accordion) kick popular Irish reels, jigs and polkas into high gear.

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    Fools by Neil Simon

    Fools by Neil Simon

    College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Theater Department
    February 23-February 28, 2017

    directed by Sean Dooley
    Fools is a comic fable set in the small village of Kulyenchikov, Ukraine (Russian Territory), during the late 19th century. The story follows Leon Steponovich Tolchinsky, a schoolteacher who takes a new job educating Sophia, the daughter of Doctor Zubritsky and his wife, Lenya. Leon soon learns that there is a curse on the village that makes everyone stupid, but complications ensue when Leon falls in love with his pupil.

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    17th Annual Essential Art Exhibition and Celebration

    17th Annual Essential Art Exhibition and Celebration

    Visual Arts Minnesota
    January 19-March 5, 2017

    Featuring 40 artists from across the state of Minnesota, Essential Art is a showcase of mature artwork selected by curator Tricia Heuring. The exhibit is a theme-less exhibit that explores the dedicated practice of our community's creative producers. "Being the sum of a hybrid identity, Tricia Heuring is drawn to relate to diverse peoples and situations and a belief that by accepting our own complexity, we find depth and common ground with others." In difference, the annual Essential Art exhibition discovers cohesive forces in the space between varied artworks. As part of the reception, there will be an award ceremony where 6 artists will be recognized for their exemplary work in two categories, 2d and 3d.

    As a compliment to the visual artwork exhibited in the Paramount Gallery, the recognition ceremony will include an experimental collaborative performance. Set against an atmospheric musical ambiance, a digital illustrator will paint a sprawling array of moving bodies. Expect surprise! The performance will be improvisational and interdisciplinary, a collaboration between the Minnesota Dance Ensemble, the Wirth Center for the Performing Arts, and local digital illustrator, Jesse Switters.

    EXHIBIT DATES: JANUARY 19 - MARCH 5, 2017
    RECEPTION: Saturday, January 21, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

    This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Central MN Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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    Teaching Artist Showcase

    Teaching Artist Showcase

    Central Minnesota Arts Board
    March 24, 2017

    Attention K-12 Educators! Learn about artist residencies and how to bring them to your school at little or no cost!
    DURING THE DOWNTOWN ST. CLOUD ART CRAWL!

    You will have the opportunity to:

    • Meet Teaching Artists & See Their Art
    • Discuss Residencies that Enhance Learning and meet MN Academic Standards
    • Enjoy Refreshments & Appetizers

    This event is made possible by the ISD 728 Regional Center, The Paramount Education & Outreach department, Central Minnesota Arts Board and The McKnight Foundation.
     

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    Create Simple Stained Glass

    Create Simple Stained Glass

    Paramount Center for the Arts
    March 3-March 4, 2017

    Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed

    Explore the fascinating world of copper foil stained glass, in this class for the complete beginner! Create your own design or use one of ours to make a decorative window pane or wall hanging for your home! Learn how to cut and shape your glass, apply copper foil, and solder!
     

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    Hold Out Your Light; a Tribute to MLK

    Hold Out Your Light; a Tribute to MLK

    Minnesota Center Chorale
    February 26, 2017

    Martin Luther King Jr. taught us how to step into each other's shoes and to be the peace that we want to see in our communities. This concert celebrates his legacy through Spirituals and arrangements of songs of peace we hold dear in our nation. Songs include "Hold Out Your Light" by Moses Hogan, "Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life" by Caldwell & Ivory, "Freedom's Plow" by Rollo Dillworth", "MLK" by Bob Chilcott, "Steal Away" by Gwynyth Walker, and many more. MCC is joined by the Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota Concert Choir and Con Brio choir, as well as soloist, André Heywood, director of the St. John's Boys' Choir. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Central MN Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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    Fourth Year Anniversary Spectacular!

    Fourth Year Anniversary Spectacular!

    Carnivale Revolver
    March 3, 2017

    St Cloud’s premier burlesque and vaudeville revue is BACK and bigger than ever for their FOUR-YEAR Anniversary show! Hailed as “a new-age vaudeville spectacle” and “jaw-dropping, drink-spitting funny” this is unlike any show you’ve seen before.

    Founded and produced by local burlesque and variety entertainer Scarlette Revolver, Carnivale Revolver is an outrageous display of the best burlesque, sideshow, magic, aerial, comedy, and vaudeville entertainment Minnesota has to offer. AND this year we’ve added a LIVE BAND! Featuring jazz by Minneapolis’ The Southside Aces!

    FEATURING
    Scarlette Revolver
    Marcel Michelle Obama
    Musette "The Mistress of Mischief"
    DM Tease
    Jac Pau
    Foxxi Stiletto
    Bombshell La Belle
    Kitson Sass
    Pistol Prudence
    Cade Holmseth
    And the amazing jazz siren Karen Vieno Paurus!

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    Arts Advocacy Day

    Arts Advocacy Day

    Central Minnesota Arts Board
    February 28, 2017

    Minnesota's arts community joins together during Arts Advocacy Day to educate legislators about the arts in their communities and ask them to support arts funding. This session the legislature will decide how much funding there will be for the arts for the next two years! Because of the election there are big changes at the Capitol, new Chairs of the funding committees, and lots of brand new legislators who need to be educated about the importance of the arts to Minnesota.

    This year you can also experience the beautiful and newly renovated State Capitol. Tours of the building will be available between visits with legislators so you can take time to see for yourself the art and architecture.

    NEED A RIDE? RIDE THE ARTS ADVOCACY BUS WITH CMAB!
    The bus will pick participants up in the parking lot at the east side St Cloud Cashwise at 6:00 am, at the CMAB Office in Foley at 6:20 am, or the Monticello Cub at 7:00 am. For a suggested donation of only $10 you can leave the driving and parking fees to us and you will be safely returned to your vehicle between 3pm and 3:45pm. You are welcome to bring a lunch or purchase one from the cafeteria.

    REGISTER TO RIDE THE BUS AT Centralmnartsboard.org/Advocacy Or Mail a Check to: CMAB: Advocacy Day, P.O. Box 458, Foley, MN 56329. Include your name, address, Email, phone number, and your legislator's name (if you know it).

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    The Acrobats of Cirquetacular

    The Acrobats of Cirquetacular

    Paramount Center for the Arts
    March 12, 2017

    A one-hour, one-act spectacle for the whole family!

    The Paramount is bringing back the one-hour, one-act Sunday afternoon shows – performances designed especially for the youngest members of your family, but enjoyed by anyone and everyone! Based in New York City, and having performed in over 70 countries, the Acrobats of Cirquetacular is a heart-stopping mind-boggling display of artistry and athleticism. Discover all the wow factor and star quality of the circus tent, concert hall, and Broadway stage in one fantastic show. This breathtaking ensemble of aerialists and acrobats is considered one of the premiere acrobatic production companies in the United States.

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