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    Sinclair Lewis Writers' Conference 25th Anniversary

    Sinclair Lewis Writers' Conference 25th Anniversary

    Sinclair Lewis Foundation
    October 10, 2015

    One of the longest-running, most respected writers conferences in the Midwest!

    The Writers Conference is from 1:00-5:00 p.m., followed by a catered dinner at 5:30 p.m. This is followed by our Celebration Event from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The events and dinner are at the Sauk Centre HS Auditorium.

    FEATURING: DON SHELBY
    Portraying Mark Twain during our evening celebration event

    PRESENTERS: Lorna Landvik Bart Sutter Ross Sutter
    12:00 p.m. Registration; 1:15 p.m. Panel Discussion; Sessions at 2:15, 3:15 and 4:15 p.m.; Catered meal 5:30 p.m.; Celebration 7 p.m. NOTE: You may attend the evening celebration only (7-9 p.m.) for $15 at the door.

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    Ragtime

    Ragtime

    Great River Educational Arts Theatre
    September 11-September 27, 2015

    This sweeping musical portrait of early 20th century America tells the story of three families in the pursuit of the American Dream.

    E.L. Doctrow’s novel was voted by Time Magazine as among the Top 100 Best novels of the last century, this sweeping musical portrait of early 20th century America tells the powerful tale of a white, upper-middle class family, an African American couple, and an Eastern European immigrant escaping to America with his daughter, as they all confront the timeless contradictions of wealth, poverty, freedom, prejudice, hope, and despair in pursuit of the American Dream. Unfolding through the fiery rhythms of Harlem and Tin Pan Alley, and the vibrant klezmer of the Lower East Side, this vivid and unforgettable Tony-winning score bursts onto the stage “on the wheels of a dream” in what will be an epic production from the director of GREAT’s Les Misérables.

    Recommended for ages 12+ due to adult situations and violence

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    Paramount Statewide Juried Exhibition

    Paramount Statewide Juried Exhibition


    September 14-October 19, 2015

    The juried exhibition will kick off the Paramount season and celebrate the variety and skill of artists in Central Minnesota. The show will be held in Gallery Saint Germain, the Paramount Lobbies and Studio C. The Gallery Saint Germain will house the larger three dimensional works as well as selected two dimensional work that works best with the sculptural pieces.

    ARTIST RECEPTION: Thursday, September 17th from 6-8 p.m.

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    Paul Spring

    Paul Spring

    Pioneer Place Theatre Company
    September 4, 2015

    Paul spring is a 25 year old singer / songwriter on Bad Run Records from Minneapolis. He is the great grandson of American poet / war hero Joyce Kilmer and impressionist painter Frederick Frieseke. He is the 9th of 10 kids and was raised by two English professors on a steady diet of classic literature and music. His debut album Towards a Center was produced by Homer Steinweiss, the beat behind hits by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Amy Winehouse, St. Vincent, Bruno Mars and Charles Bradley. The album also features Leon Michels on horns (El Michels Affair, Lana Del Rey, Ray La Montagne).

     “The compositions Paul dreams are not easy to pin down, but I consider them to be songs you can live your life by. In his songwriting we get his sense of the literary, but he also mingles in delightfully american culture, and his observations about the world. The singing and the musicianship is just first rate.” - Minnesota Public Radio

     

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    The Wailers

    The Wailers

    CSB/SJU Fine Arts Series
    September 12, 2015

    There is no more legendary group in Jamaican musical history than Bob Marley's band, The Wailers.

    Formed in 1969, and fronted by Bob Marley until his untimely death, the band continues its worldwide campaign of promoting peace, love and equality. Celebrating their rich musical legacy, the world's most iconic reggae band will perform songs from the landmark "Legend" album, including greatest hits such as "Is This Love", "No Woman No Cry", and "Could You Be Loved".

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    Painting and Drawing 101: Watercolor Wonders Workshop

    Painting and Drawing 101: Watercolor Wonders Workshop

    Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center
    October 17, 2015

    Join Dan as he walks you through the step-by-step process of creating beautiful and fresh watercolor paintings! Learn how to add depth, texture and water control in the first half of the class and then paint your own beautiful landscape using Dan’s easy to follow instructions in the second half.
    Experience: Beginner, no prior experience

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    The Pigeoning

    The Pigeoning

    CSB/SJU Fine Arts Series
    October 3, 2015

    Meet Frank, an obsessive compulsive consumed with routines.

    Add in a flock of pigeons - and Frank's certianty that the pigeons are plotting against him - and you get The Pigeoning.

    This story is a comedic and heartfelt puppet theater performance. Combining bunraku-style puppetry, live music and video projections, The Pigeoning probes mankind's obsession with cleanliness, safety and control with wit and humor.

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    St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra featuring Music of the Beatles

    St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra featuring Music of the Beatles


    September 19, 2015

    Academic Festival Overture Johannes Brahms
    Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Mvt. I Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” Mvt. IV Antonín Dvo?ák

    Music of the Beatles Featuring: Mugsy Lauer, guitar; Jeff Engholm, vocals; Karl Van Beckum, bass
    Penny Lane
    All You Need Is Love
    Got To Get You Into My Life
    Eleanor Rigby
    Hey Jude

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    Millstream Arts Festival

    Millstream Arts Festival

    Millstream Arts Festival
    September 27, 2015

    Downtown St. Joseph, Millstream Arts Festival is an outdoor juried art show held on the last Sunday in September on Main Street in downtown St. Joseph, Minnesota. Millstream is a festive environment with a wide variety of visual arts, music, dance, enticing foods, hands-on art activities for children, and much more!

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    Cirque Alfonse: TIMBER!

    Cirque Alfonse: TIMBER!

    CSB/SJU Fine Arts Series
    October 16, 2015

    Hatchets fly, acrobats leap past saw blades, and lumberjacks hurl each other through the air in this high-energy show the whole family will love.

    Audiences are left in awe of the colorful, energetic feats of daring, agility and strength as Cirque Alfonse continues Canada's rich tradition of circus performance. Set among the first North American logging camps, you can almost smell the fresh cut pine logs of the Quebec forests as the live band performs traditional French-Canadian folk music.

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