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    Lemonade Concert and Art Fair

    Lemonade Concert and Art Fair

    St. Cloud State University-SCSU- Department of Campus Involvement
    June 25, 2015

    The Lemonade Art Fair features over 200 vendors in a range of categories including, Sculpture, Jewelry, Ceramics/Glass, Apparel, Fiber, Digital Art, Functional Art, Metalwork, Handmade Artisan Food, and more!

    Throughout the day there will be music groups, roving performers, Arts and Crafts, a wide variety of foods, a children’s art and entertainment area and an evening performance by the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra performance.

    The 42st Annual Lemonade Concert and Art Fair is sponsored by St. Cloud State University Department of Campus Involvement.
    For the third year, Lemonade will be the centerpiece event for the summer Celebrate! St Cloud State weekend, a University initiative to engage students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members in celebrating our affinity to St Cloud State.

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    Summertime by George: Transit Authority

    Summertime by George: Transit Authority

    Rotary Club of St. Cloud
    June 10, 2015

    Summertime by George! is a free concert and festival put on by the Rotary Club of St. Cloud at the newly renovated Lake George! The area will be transformed into a fun and active place every Wednesday with free live music from local and regional bands, local vendors, artisans, and a kid's zone for the entire family to enjoy!

    Transit Authority: Transit Authority is the nation's premier tribute band to the historic music of Chicago. This 8-piece powerhouse band consists of some of the midwest’s most talented musicians. Every show presented by this group of seasoned professionals is a high energy tribute to some of the greatest music of all time, taking you through over three decades of music and countless hits. Transit Authority provides a nonstop show that will keep you dancing and singing all night long.

     






     

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    Auditions for Oliver!

    Auditions for Oliver!

    Buffalo Community Theater
    May 30-May 31, 2015

    Buffalo Community Theater presents Oliver

    (Duration: 2-3 hours)

    Audition preparation:
    1. Music: Prepare a song from a Broadway musical, either ballad or up-tempo. (One verse and a chorus is sufficient.) Please bring sheet music for the accompanist, who will be provided.

    2. Dance: Be prepared to demonstrate the ability to perform simple stage movements.
    Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, something which allows you to move freely.

    3. Acting: There will be readings from the script at the audition.

    Bring a resumé highlighting theatrical & musical background. (Or write on audition form)
    Bring a detailed list of any possible conflicts to the rehearsal schedule
    (Weekday evenings 6-10pm; occasional weekend rehearsals)

    For a list of cast characters visit http://www.buffalocommunitytheater.org/oliver-auditions.html
    Questions? Contact mwalsh@bhmschools.org

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    Work of Art: Social Media for Artists

    Work of Art: Social Media for Artists


    June 18, 2015

    Social Media is everywhere these days but how do you know what is worth your precious time and energy? This crash course in social media will equip you with a better understanding of the what, how and why of online tools for marketing your work, staying abreast of your field and connecting to your clients and colleagues.

    This ten-session workshop series is presented by Springboard for the Arts and is developed for artists practicing in all disciplines - visual, performing, literary arts and more. Sessions are held on Thursdays at Granite Shores, 633 Main Street Elk River, MN 55330 Participants meet at Elk River Arts Alliance, 609 Main Street, Elk River. The sessions are FREE, but registration is required due to space limitations!

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    Mississippi River Creative Writing Workshop

    Mississippi River Creative Writing Workshop

    St. Cloud State University-SCSU- Special Events
    June 15-June 18, 2015

    MISSISSIPPI RIVER CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP IN POETRY AND FICTION
    Taught by Bill Meissner, St. Cloud teacher and author of seven books, including a novel SPIRITS IN THE GRASS.

    This four day workshop features daily writing exercise as well as presentations by engaging and entertaining professional novelists, poets, and nonfiction writers. The course provides excellent opportunities for teachers, students, and community people seeking enrichment and motivation. No prior writing experience is necessary for this class.

    Workshop speakers will include seven fabulous published authors, including: novelists Shannon Olson, and Tom Maltman, poet Margaret Hasse, multicultural authors Susan Power and Alexs Pate, and Youtube video poetry artist Wayne Nelsen. Register in spring for SCSU Summer Session: www.stcloudstate.edu/summer Registration opens Feb. 9, 2015.
     

    4 DAYS DURING SUMMER SESSION!
    English 445-545, 2 credits [graduate or undergraduate]
    June 15-18, 2015

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    Biological Illustration on Exhibit

    Biological Illustration on Exhibit

    Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center
    April 30-May 28, 2015

    Each winter semester, Biology Professor and Artist Jim Poff teaches a class on Biological Illustration at the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University and presents the students’ work each spring in the Paramount Gallery and Gifts Nook Gallery. In the class, students draw from real specimens and learn to see the many distinctive details of each bird, butterfly, insect, flower or mammal. The artwork is always amazing.

    Opening Reception Thursday, April 30, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

    Members of Biological Illustration 2015
    Jeff Anderson, Leah Ellman, Erin Guse, Sara Lundgren, Erin Medvecz, Maddie Olson, Connor Piechota, Sarah Wachter, Brian Waldron

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    Auditions: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    Auditions: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    Great Northern Theatre Company
    May 26-May 27, 2015

    Come audition for a part in the musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". Actors, singers, dancers, musicians, painters, sewers, lighting designers are all needed!

    Show dates:
    July 30.31; August 1, 2 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Sunday is a matinee). August 5,6,7 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

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    ART CALL: Lemon Twist Tour

    ART CALL: Lemon Twist Tour

    Visual Arts Minnesota
    May 29, 2015

    Lemon Twist Tour: Fine Art and Historic Homes is held in conjunction with the Lemonade Art Fair on Thursday, June 25th (10 AM - 4 PM), is the initial launch of an annual event partnership between the St. Cloud State University School of the Arts, South Side University Neighborhood Association and Visual Arts Minnesota.

    -Twenty artists will be selected to display and sell their work at 5 historic home locations. (around 2 pieces each depending on space in 5 historic homes, there will be around 4 artists at each location. Visual Arts Minnesota has portable walls and pedestals to be utilized for this event).
    -We ask that artists have all work for sale and that they be present for most of the time to meet with visitors and represent their work.
    -There is a fee of $10 to apply. -All mediums accepted.
    -All artwork must be ready to hang (wired if framed).

    Please visit www.visualartsminnesota.com for online submission form
    Application Deadline: Friday, May 29th
    Artists will be notified by Friday, June 5th

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    100 Years of Sinatra! With Andrew Walesch and his Big Band

    100 Years of Sinatra! With Andrew Walesch and his Big Band

    Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center
    July 16, 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!

    Artist Website: www.andrewwalesch.com

     

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    School of Rock Workshop

    School of Rock Workshop

    Wirth Center for the Performing Arts
    July 28-August 6, 2015

    The Wirth Center's School of Rock is a summer camp for 6th to 12th grade students held at Calvary Community Church culminating in a rock concert at the Paramount Theatre in downtown St. Cloud. Rock along with the BEST professional rock artists in central Minnesota as they group compatible students to create awesome bands. The class is open to guitarists (both lead and bass), drummers, keyboardists, string and horn players, and vocalists! The highlight of this six-session class is a rock concert for student bands to perform their songs on stage at the Paramount for their families and friends (over 600 people!) while instructors provide professional lighting, special effects, and sound.

    School of Rock 2015 is July 28, 29, 30, August 4, 5 at Calvary Community Church.
    Final afternoon rehearsal and evening concert are at the Paramount Theatre on August 6th.

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