Arts & Entertainment

50th annual art show set for May 16-17 Preregistrations are now being accepted for the 50th Annual Staples Rotary Arts Show May 16-17 in the lobby of Centennial Auditorium in Staples. For pre-registration or to have a brochure mailed, call Marci Lord at (218) 894-5400, ext. 3011 or email mlord@isd2170.k12.mn.us. Exhibits will be accepted from [...]

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Little Falls born and raised singer and songwriter Michael Shynes will perform at the Great River Arts Center in Little Falls, Saturday, April 19, at 8 p.m. Fans have been waiting over two years for Shynes’ sophomore effort after “Lifeline” drew much praise and acclaim from music heads and loyal supporters across the country. Rebecca [...]

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Sarah Dahl has been added to the teaching staff at St. Francis Music Center in Little Falls. Dahl has been a violinist in the St. Cloud and surrounding area since she was 14, when she joined the St. Cloud Symphony. She also performed with the St. Cloud Orchestra as a soloist as a winner of [...]

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By LORAE VARDAS  Correspondent   Teachers in the Pierz School District settled on a new two-year contract. The Pierz School Board put its stamp of approval on the contract without much discussion at the March 26 meeting. The salary schedule alone gives certified staff a 1.5 percent increase in 2013-2014 and an additional 2 percent [...]

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Minneapolis’ Mixed Blood Theatre’s production of The Deaf Duckling will be performed at Central Lakes College (CLC) in Brainerd, in the Chalberg Theatre Thursday, April 10, at 10 a.m. Playwright Aditi Kapil  weaves together the classic “Ugly Duckling” fairy tale with the story of a deaf child born into a hearing family. Performed simultaneously in [...]

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Andrew Wright utilizing wood, solar and wind energy sources by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer When Andrew Wright first began looking for property north of the Twin Cities, the structure he had in mind to build on it was a two-car garage with an apartment above. What happened next is not anything like what he envisioned. Wright, [...]

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