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    Playlist: True Tales of Love

    Playlist: True Tales of Love


    February 13-February 14, 2015

    Treat your Valentine to a night of true stories told about a time when love seemed hopeful and impossible and certainty was a lifetime away. Live music and raw storytelling, Wayward Theatre Company invites you to relish in our tales of love and loss and the gray area we live in between – all surrounded with a wonderful four-course dinner.

    DINNER MENU:
    Course #1: A Wonderful spread of cheeses, bread and antipasta
    Course #2: The Salad Course serve with Chef Dean’s famous Caesar Dressing
    Course #3: Your entree choices include: Sirloin, Parmesan Walleye, Pork Chop each served with garlic mashed potatoes and vegatable
    Course #4: The Dessert Course

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    Singers/Songwriters II

    Singers/Songwriters II

    Pioneer Place Theatre Company
    January 19-January 30, 2015

     Although many vocalists sang their own songs, including early rock & rollers like Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly, the term Singer/Songwriter refers to the legions of performers that followed Bob Dylan in the late 60s and early 70s. Singer/Songwriters drew primarily from folk and country, although some also incorporated the songcraft of Tin Pan Alley pop.

    Fabulous Armadillos 2nd theme of the season will be bringing back this highly requested theme idea with a brand new show entitled SINGER/SONGWRITER II (clever huh…?) We will be playing the quintessential Singer/Songwriters of that generation and more. As the 70′s came to a close, the first wave of Singer/Songwriters dispersed into soft rock (James Taylor) and experimental avenues (Joni Mitchell) and straight ahead pop (Paul Simon and Carole King). Many contemporary Singer/Songwriters would also find success by writing with the introspection and intimacy of these early early troubadours. The Fabulous Armadillos will be showcasing many of these songs and artists from the early 70′s to today with their brand new January show “Singer/Songwriters II”.

     

     

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    PROOF by David Auburn

    PROOF by David Auburn

    CSB/SJU Theater
    February 12-February 21, 2015

    Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, PROOF is a work that explores the mysteries of love and science. It focuses on Catherine, a young woman who has spent years caring for her father, Robert, a brilliant mathematician in this youth who was later unable to function without her help. His death brought into her midst both her sister, Claire, who wants Catherine to move to New York with her, and Hal, a former student of Catherine's father. Catherine has inherited a part of her father's brilliance--and perhaps some of his instability as well. As she and Hal become attracted to each other, they push at the edges of each other's knowledge, considering not only the unpredictability of genius but also the human instinct toward love and trust.

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    The Addams Family

    The Addams Family

    Great River Educational Arts Theatre
    January 30-February 15, 2015

    This smash-hit musical comedy brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. It’s a magnificently macabre musical comedy that Barbara Walters called “a wonderful new musical” and Bloomberg News deemed “uproarious!” We invite you to come and meet the weird and wonderful Addams family. Don’t worry, we'll leave the lights off for you. (Recommended for ages 13+).

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    Arts in Harmony 2015

    Arts in Harmony 2015

    Elk River Arts Alliance
    February 8-March 26, 2015

    The 2015 Arts in Harmony International Juried Art Show will be held at the Sherburne County Government Center in Elk River Mn. from Monday, February 2 to Thursday, March 26, 2015.
    Reception Sunday February 8, 2015 from 1 to 3:30PM.
    $12,250 in AWARDS, 50 CASH AWARDS, PURCHASE AWARDS, $1,250 Best of Show, $1,000 First Place

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    Trevor Paglen

    Trevor Paglen

    St. Cloud State University- SCSU School of the Arts
    January 26, 2015

    This event features guest artist, Trevor Paglen’s work which deliberately blurs the lines between science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar, yet meticulously researched ways to see and interpret the world around us.

    Paglen's visual work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Tate Modern, London; The Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the 2008 Taipei Biennial; the 2009 Istanbul Biennial; the 2012 Liverpool Biennial, and numerous other solo and group exhibitions.

    He is the author of five books and numerous articles on subjects including experimental geography, state secrecy, military symbology, photography, and visuality. His most recent book, The Last Pictures is a meditation on the intersections of deep-time, politics, and art.

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    Rumors by Neil Simon - Dinner Theatre

    Rumors by Neil Simon - Dinner Theatre

    Great Northern Theatre Company
    February 13-February 21, 2015

    At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just injured himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

    American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon is widely regarded as one of the most successful, prolific and performed playwrights in the world. In addition to Lost In Yonkers, which won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize, his plays and musicals include The Odd Couple, Sweet Charity, The Star-Spangled Girl, Plaza Suite, Promises, Promises, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, The Sunshine Boys, The Goodbye Girl, and so many more. Now, you can see one of his best shows, Rumors, and enjoy a delicious meal as well at the Great Blue Heron Supper Club.

    MEAL: (choice of chicken Marsala or Roast Beef au jus) comes complete with house salad, roasted garlic baguette, Parisian carrots and sugar snap pea pods, herb roasted baby bakers and dessert. Fish option available on Friday, Feb. 20 only
    You won’t want to miss this hilarious farce that will leave you laughing all the way home.

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    Acrylics 101: Painting with Acrylics Workshop (Spring)

    Acrylics 101: Painting with Acrylics Workshop (Spring)

    Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center
    February 7, 2015

    Truly for beginners! Dan will cover basic acrylic painting techniques like wet into wet, dry brush, layering, and glazing. We will also discuss how to use the composition to lead your eye through a piece. In the morning we will create a black and white painting, and in the afternoon we will complete a beautifully colored landscape!

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    Woodturning 102: Introduction to Turning Pens

    Woodturning 102: Introduction to Turning Pens

    Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center
    February 25-March 11, 2015

    Create your own beautiful and unique pen, as Nadine walks you through the essential basics of safely working on a lathe! Learn about mounting the wood to the lathe, using a chisel, turning pen forms, polishing and adding metal components.

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    Schubert Ensemble of London

    Schubert Ensemble of London

    Chamber Music Society of St. Cloud
    February 14, 2015

    The Schubert Ensemble has established itself over 30 years as one of the world’s leading exponents of music for piano and strings. Regularly giving over 50 concerts a year, the ensemble has performed in over 40 different countries. It has over 80 commissions to its name, has recorded over 30 critically acclaimed CDs and is familiar to British audiences through regular broadcasts on BBC Radio 3. Their St. Cloud program will include works by Dvo?ák, Fauré and British composer Huw Watkins.

    "…..they gave a performance so forthright and passionate that at times it sounded as if a chamber orchestra were playing. A hugely impressive concert." – The Strad

    “…ravishing in its effortless singing lines and interplay..." – Yorkshire Post

    This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature, through a grant from the Central MN Arts Board, with money from the State’s general fund. This organization is funded, in part, by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Central Minnesota Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Additional funding is provided United Arts of Central Minnesota.

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