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    Nature Takes A Bow

    Nature Takes A Bow

    Buffalo Community Orchestra
    October 25, 2014

    Buffalo Community Orchestra and the Buffalo Art Guild collaborate to provide an evening of nature themes as expressed in classic music, accompanied on a large screen with painted and photographed images of nature by Central Minnesota artists.

    Featuring these works . . .  Beethoven "Pastoral Symphony #6, first and fourth movements; Dvorak "Largo from New World Symphony"; Strauss "Tales from theVienna Woods"; Grieg - In a Morning Mood from "Peer Gynt"' Vivaldi "Spring" from The Four Season Violin Concerto; Saint-Saens "Excerpts from The Carnival of the Animals"; Copland "An Outdoor Overture"

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    Moments of Inspiration

    Moments of Inspiration

    St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra
    October 25, 2014

    Moments of Inspiration--we all have them. The music on this concert was inspired by a particular moment in time for each featured composer. Listen to what inspired Dvorak, Shostakovich, Respighi, Wagner and Mussorgsky to write the music Clinton Smith, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, has selected for this evening's concert. Don't miss a note!

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    Minnesota Theater Alliance Information and Brainstorm Session

    Minnesota Theater Alliance Information and Brainstorm Session

    Central Minnesota Arts Board
    October 24, 2014

    Calling all performing arts organizations and individuals in the Central Minnesota region! Please join us at the St. Cloud Great River Regional Library - Mississippi Room for an information and brainstorming session with the Minnesota Theater Alliance.

    The session will cover topics:

    • What can the Alliance do for you? How can we better serve your region?
    • Creating a performing arts regional network
    • ideas for regional audience development
    • touring workshops on directing, performing, technical skills and more
    • Cooperative Marketing
    • Shared Resources
    • Plus other topics relevant to your region.

    In addition, we will review grants and services available to you from the Central Minnesota Arts Board that support your greater performing arts community, activities and events. Help us serve you better!

    The Information and Brainstorming session will be Followed by Happy Hour from 5:30 - 7:00 at The White Horse, 809 W. St. Germain St.

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    Made in MN

    Made in MN

    Townsquare Media
    November 1, 2014

    Saturday, November 1st stop out to the very first Made in Minnesota Expo, at the River’s Edge Convention Center! Presented by Smude Sunflower Oil. It’s free admission! Stroll through and see all the great featured businesses who are based out of Minnesota or produce their products right here in Minnesota. This is also a great holiday shopping opportunity as many of the businesses will have products for sale. Plus, enjoy free hot dish samples-a Minnesota staple. Fun for everyone! And, if you are a business who is based out of Minnesota or makes your products in Minnesota and would like to get involved, contact Townsquare Media at 320-251-4422.

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    Kat Perkins

    Kat Perkins

    Pioneer Place Theatre Company
    October 25, 2014

    Pioneer Place is proud to present Kat Perkins, Finalist on the 6th Season of NBC’s The Voice, and a familiar voice in MN and the Twin Cities for years. She will be bringing her rock voice to our stage on Saturday, October 25th for TWO SHOWS - a 3pm, and a 7:30pm.

    VIP seating is for the first two rows on the floor (Rows A & B). VIP tickets INCLUDE: Pre-show reception with free appetizers, and a Meet and Greet with Kat!!

    About Kat:

    Since my 15th birthday, I’ve been navigating my way through the crazy world that is the music industry. With over 1,500 shows under my belt, and performances everywhere from The Corn Palace (yep… you read that right) in Mitchell, SD… to sold out stadium shows performing with Bon Jovi (and just about everything you can imagine in between) it’s been an incredible ride and I couldn’t have done it without the support of my amazing family, friends, and fans!

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    New Land, New Life: Norwegian Immigration in Minnesota 1825-1925 Exhibit

    New Land, New Life: Norwegian Immigration in Minnesota 1825-1925 Exhibit

    Stearns History Museum
    October 11-December 31, 2014

    Sons of Norway Trollheim Lodge and Stearns History Museum bring the exhibit “New Land, New Life: Norwegian Immigration in Minnesota 1825-1925” to the Museum. This exhibit highlights the history, culture, and lives of Norwegian immigrants as they traveled to and settled in Minnesota.

    The exhibit was developed by the Sons of Norway, St. Paul Lodge, with funding from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the Sons of Norway Foundation.

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    Cyrille Aimée

    Cyrille Aimée

    CSB/SJU Fine Arts Series
    October 25, 2014

    Cyrille Aimée is heralded as one of the most promising jazz singers of her generation. Raised in the French village of Samois sur Seine, she cut her teeth on the musical legacy of Django Reinhardt. Every June, gypsy caravans set up encampments in nearby meadows for the annual Django Reinhardt Festival and young Cyrille fell in love with their way of life, their language and, most of all, their music.
    Cyrille mastered the art of improvisation while studying at the conservatory of jazz at SUNY Purchase and was a finalist for the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition in 2010. She performs regularly in the historic, iconic jazz clubs of NYC and tours the world to critical acclaim.
    Cyrille is a star on the rise - don't miss your chance to see her perform in the intimate setting of the Gorecki Family Theater.

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    Chris Hawkey Band

    Chris Hawkey Band

    Pioneer Place Theatre Company
    October 24, 2014

    Pioneer Place is proud to welcome back The Chris Hawkey Band to the Pioneer Place main stage for one heck of a show, welcoming the newest from this amazing MN performer!

    Previously having performed to sell-out crowds with Rocket Club and The Fabulous Armadillos, Chris is no stranger to the St. Cloud area. A part of KFAN’s Powertrip Morning Show by day, Chris has been singing amazing lead vocals for years.

    You can hear Chris’s newest single, “My Kinda Crazy” on local radio stations, 98.9 Wild Country and K102, and you can find it for purchase on iTunes! Find out more at www.chrishawkey.com. Check out the new lyric video posted to the right.



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    Born December 25, 1970 to parents Linda and Duane, and big brother Mike, in the small, rural, stateline community of Union City, Indiana, Christopher Allen Hawkey quickly adopted his family’s passion for sports, and racing in particular. Chris found success in the regional BMX circuit as well as go karts.
    By age 16, music became a stronger lure and with the urging and supervision of his parents, he answered an ad in the local newspaper for a lead singer, passed the audition and found himself singing in local clubs on the weekends.
    After graduating from high school in 1989, Hawk found himself in broadcasting school by day and working split shifts at several area radio stations and still performing on stage at nights, but life was about to change.
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    Landing a job at one of Dayton’s top rock stations opened the door to meeting many of the day’s most popular acts, as well as those with national ties in the radio industry. A romantic relationship blossomed, followed by an offer to produce a new morning radio program in Virginia. Packing his bags, Chris was headed for Virginia Beach. Soon after, the job was lost when the host took a job at another local station.
    The pull to test the waters of a singing career was strong and Hawk decided to pack his bags once again. L.A. seemed the logical place and he quickly settled in working small jobs to earn a living while auditioning for bands. He found a group looking for a lead singer and “Moonshine” was born. An album quickly followed along with a national tour. The band achieved limited success and after a year, Chris was at a crossroads.
    Once again he hit the road, this time back to Virginia Beach and to whom was to become his wife. She was offered a new job in the Minneapolis/St. Paul MN. area and the cards fell into place. They married and were off to the Twin Cities.
    Img-7655A son was born and a new role as stay at home Dad was followed by enrolling at the University of Minnesota. During his Jr. year, Hawk returned to radio and was soon hosting his own program, “KFAN Motorsports”, then “The Power Trip” as Producer and Co-host, positions he still holds today.
    In 2002, at the urging of a close friend, Chris delved back into the world of music and released a self produced CD named “Minutes to Memories”. Chris and his band became a regular part of the local music scene and a fan base developed. He teamed up with a charity named Spinal Muscular Atrophy to promote awareness for the illness. Additional music was added to the original album and “Minutes to Memories” was re-released with proceeds going to SMA.
    A daughter was born, and performing live shows in the Twin Cities areas continued. Having teamed up with several of the areas songwriters and producers, Hawk released a third CD, “The Pursuit”. Through the collaboration efforts on his latest album, Chris was offered the chance to join the band “Rocket Club” and together, several albums have been released along with performances opening for many of Country music’s best known acts.

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    CSB|SJU Theater Department's Production of UBU

    CSB|SJU Theater Department's Production of UBU

    College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Theater Department
    October 16-October 25, 2014

    The College of Saint Benedict Theater Department is ecstatic to announce the first production of the year, Ubu. A modern interpretation of Alfred Jarry’s absurdist classic Ubu Roi, translated by Barbra Wright. Directed by Jon Ferguson of Theatre Forever. Beginning October 16 in the Colman Black Box Theater located in the Benedictine Arts Center (BAC) on the Saint Benedict campus.

    Welcome to Ubu, a dirty and rotten, absurdist adventure, of terrible proportions. Come along as Pa Ubu (and his band of misfits) attempts to dominate and destroy all, to become king. Written by Alfred Jarry at the age of 14 in 1880’s France, Ubu Roi, which translates to King Ubu or King Turd, is an absurdist classic. Ubu is the manifestation of a terrible teacher Jarry particularly despised. Ubu is the telling of the misfortunes befallen on this hated teacher. Pulling inspiration from Shakespeare’s MacBeth and other historical events, Ubu is a manifestation of childhood imagination and humor.

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    Nancy Randall - Eschaton: Related Works

    Nancy Randall - Eschaton: Related Works

    CSB/SJU Fine Arts Series
    October 17-December 12, 2014

    Featuring key signature images, this exhibit includes Randall's early iconic prints and kinesthetic drawings, monumental mixed-media landscapes, and stoneware sculptures created by the artist at St. John's Pottery.

    A public reception will be held on Saturday, October 18 from 1:00-4:00.

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