Sep
21
to May 11

"Minnesota Varsity": Competition for High School Music Composers on Classical Minnesota Public Radio

Teen musicians: what original melodies and textures can you imagine for piano, violin & cello? A solo, a duet, a trio? All the combinations are available to you in this year’s Minnesota Varsity composer category, and we’re eager to hear what you create!

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Oct
27
to Mar 31

"Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation" @ Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County

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Our new major exhibition, Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation, explores the Indian American experience and the community's vital political, professional, and cultural contributions to American life and history.

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Oct
31
to Dec 1

Jeremy Lundquist Installation Show @ Cultural Center in New York Mills

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Jeremy Lundquist lives and works in St. Paul and Minneapolis. His current work addresses the cyclical and chaotic nature of modern warfare. Expanding on traditional printmaking techniques, he constructs images and texts that challenge the accuracy, intention, and effect of our contemporary information stream.

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Nov
1
to Nov 30

Call for Artists - THE NORTH DAKOTA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL @ The Plains Art Museum

The Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND is hosting a juried exhibition this November exploring Human Rights. Submission is $25 for up to three works. The exhibit will tour three different cities before the artwork is returned. We were hoping that you might be able/interested in sharing this opportunity with your students or community.

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Nov
3
to Nov 17

Plains Art Museum Celebrates Native American Heritage Month with Two Festivals

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Event Link: https://public.plainsart.org/public/EventGroup.faces?key=0

Event Phone Number: 701.551.6100

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to reflect on the important historical and contemporary contributions of Native peoples. To celebrate this month, there will be two festivals presented in partnership between Plains Art Museum, Fargo Public Library, Native American Commission, Cultural Diversity Resources, and Daughters of the Earth.

From Saturday, November 3rd through Wednesday, November 7th, there will be The Native American Festival at the Fargo Public Library (Downtown). The Festival will feature drumming and storytelling at 10am on Saturday, and food tasting at 1pm that day. On Sunday, November 4th, there will be a film screening of Wind River (Rated R) at 2pm and a Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women panel discussion at 4pm. On Wednesday, November 7th at 6:30pm, the Festival will close with a film screening of Reel Injun (Rated R) and a discussion with local filmmaker Falcon Gott. While some activities may not be appropriate for children, all events and programs are free and open to the public.

On Saturday, November 17th, from 11am – 4pm, Plains Art Museum will host the popular Native American Arts and Crafts Festival. This festival will showcase a curated collection of Native American artists from the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin who will be presenting their work for sale. Food will also be available. This is a great opportunity to find unique, creative gifts in time for Christmas, or find your new favorite artist for yourself.

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Nov
9
to Dec 29

Karman Rheault - Metal Art Work Exhibit @ Red Door Gallery

Karman's distinctive sculptures have been a popular attraction at Gallery 4. Ltd in Fargo's historic Black Building on Broadway. Gallery 4, a co-op of some of the region's top area artists, has been a mainstay of the Fargo-Moorhead art scene since it was founded more than 40 years ago!

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Nov
9
to Nov 30

Meet PRAIRIE RENAISSANCE CULTURAL ALLIANCE/PRCA Artists

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Have you ever wished you could talk to one of our artists to understand how they come up with their pieces?  Now you can!  Each month we will list the artists who will be staffing the gallery.  They would love to have you stop in and visit with them about their art.

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Nov
15
to Nov 17

Fargo South High School Theatre Presents "Blood Brothers" (various dates)

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Blood Brothers is a musical with book, lyrics, and music by Willy Russell. The story is a contemporary nature versus nurture plot, revolving around fraternal twins Mickey and Eddie, who were separated at birth, one subsequently being raised in a wealthy family, the other in a poor family.

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Nov
17
3:00 PM15:00

World Premiere of "A Prairie Cantata!" @ First Lutheran Church

World premiere of "A Prairie Cantata," by former Hinge Artist and composer Marya Hart, Saturday November 17, 3 pm at First Lutheran Church, Fergus Falls, Minnesota. This meditation on the geology, geography and natural history of the prairie will be performed by a select group of the MState Chamber Chorale, under the direction of Teresa Ashworth. The program will feature soprano Laura Hynes, nyckelharpist Cheryl Paschke and cellist Mark Solie.

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Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Niijii Radio Collaborative Concert: T-Roy Anderson "Keeping the Blues Alive & Well" @ The Cultural Center in New York Mills

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Born in Duluth, and raised in Bertha, T-Roy's songs resonate with the history of the area, to tell stories of floods, love lost, and the gritty blue-collar life and struggles of the Small Family Farmers. 

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Nov
20
to Dec 29

Holiday Showcase Call for Works @ Red Door Gallery

Red Door Art Gallery wishes to extend an invitation to all of our artists to take advantage of the Holiday Sales season. We are especially looking for items that would be considered for gift giving and Holiday decorating, however we are not limited to just those categories. Items that are unique, one of a kind, and have mass appeal are needed. We suggest consideration to price point, and more affordable items, however we are not restricting prices. This is an open call for all types of art.

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Nov
20
4:30 PM16:30

Meet the Artist Ashley Strazzinski! @ Springboard for the Arts

Hinge Arts at the Kirkbride is hosting a meet and greet for Ashley Strazzinski, Tuesday, November 20th at Springboard for the Arts, 4:30 - 5:30PM. Located at 201 West Lincoln Ave., Fergus Falls, MN. Ashley will be a resident with us from Monday, November 19th until Saturday, December 1st, for our Career Development Program. We will provide beverages and appetizers and Ashley will share what projects she will be working on while she is in residence.

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Nov
29
7:30 PM19:30

"Rhythmic Circus" @ Historic Holmes Theatre

Four world-renowned hoofers and their swingin’ seven-piece band inject the signature Rhythmic Circus style of rapid-fire tap into upbeat holiday classics. These homegrown tap phenoms from Minneapolis hit the road with a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes and a big brass band, ready to burst onto the stage with their holiday spectacular, Holiday Shuffle!

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Nov
30
to Dec 1

Call for Artists! - Alexandria Artist Guild presents: 1st Annual Christmas Market

The “Call for Artists” exhibit, presented by Alexandria Artist Guild, for the 1st Annual Christmas Market will take place at the Phoenix Event Center in Alexandria, November 30 & December 1, 2018 between 10:00 am - 8:00 PM. Deadline for artists to submit their work is October 1, 2018.

Please contact Noni @ 320-815-9424 or email noniob@gmail.com for application and more information.

$75 covers both days and marketing.

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Dec
6
to Dec 8

Davies High School Theatre Presents "Mama Mia!" (various dates)

Donna, an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter's wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother's past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day.

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Dec
7
to Dec 22

"A Christmas Story: The Musical" @ The Stage at Island Park

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Presented by The Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre and based on the perennial holiday movie favorite, A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle (“You’ll shoot your eye out kid!”). 

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Dec
14
7:30 PM19:30

"SimpleGifts" - Christmastide Tour @ The Historic Holmes Theatre

As long-time fans will tell you, SimpleGifts with Billy McLaughlin makes musical magic by bringing a modern flair to traditional Christmas carols and hymns. Staying close to the heart of Christmas by avoiding commercial and pop holiday repertoire has become the trademark of this award winning six-piece ensemble.

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Dec
15
to Dec 16

FM Ballet Presents The Classic Nutcracker @ NDSU Concert Hall

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FMBallet’s The Classic Nutcracker choreographed by Artistic Director Matt Gasper features graceful snowflakes and flowers, the majestic Sugar Plum Fairy, an epic battle between mischievous mice and toy soldiers plus many more characters as Clara and the prince travel to faraway lands.

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Dec
15
to Dec 16

FMBallet Presents The Classic Nutcracker @ NDSU Festival Concert Hall

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FMBallet’s The Classic Nutcracker choreographed by Artistic Director Matt Gasper features graceful snowflakes and flowers, the majestic Sugar Plum Fairy, an epic battle between mischievous mice and toy soldiers, plus many more characters as Clara and the prince travel to faraway lands.

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Jan
9
to Feb 16

Call for Submission - Needle & Thread Exhibit @ PRAIRIE RENAISSANCE CULTURAL ALLIANCE

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The Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance (PRCA) will host an exhibit from 9th January 2019 to 16th February 2019 which will illustrate the state of the needle arts as they are practiced today. We are interested in work ranging from traditional embroidery techniques to exploratory boundary stretching art.

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Jan
12
7:30 PM19:30

Country Roads - A Tribute to John Denver @ Top Hat Theatre

Headlined by Dennis Curley, Country Roads is a tribute show to one of America’s best-loved performers and draws deeply on Curley’s own love of John Denver’s music. Backed by a fantastic six-piece band, Curley’s renditions of the music of John Denver are sure to bring a smile to audience members of all ages

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Feb
9
7:30 PM19:30

Stevie Ray's Improv - The Life and Death Comedy Show @ Top Hat Theatre

Let’s face it . . . end-of-life planning isn’t typical dinner talk. But nothing is more important than making decisions about how you or a loved one will meet the end. The end of life is a subject we all avoid; Stevie Ray says, “No matter how old we are, we all think we have one more year.”

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Feb
21
to Feb 22

"Call of the Wild" @ The Historic Holmes Theatre

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The Historic Holmes THeatre and Theatre Heroes present CALL OF THE WILD: ILLUSTRATED EDITION JACK LONDON'S CLASSIC TALE LIVE ON STAGE This multi-media adventure mixes classic story telling with projected illustrations to tell the story of Buck, the magnificent cross-bred offspring of a St. Bernard and Scottish Collie!

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Apr
4
2:00 PM14:00

"Church Basement Ladies" @ The Historic Holmes Theatre (two shows)

Men in the Parish Basement? What’s a church lady to do?

“Rise Up O Men” gives the gents a chance to shine in the latest installment of the Church Basement Ladies musical comedy series. As the church prepares for participation in the town’s 1964 Centennial Celebration, we get to see their coming and goings from the eyes of the menfolk, who have their own problems to solve!

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May
3
7:30 PM19:30

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ The Historic Holmes Theatre

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s remarkable arrival onto the music scene. Since it’s formation in the early nineties in Ventura, California, the band has toured virtually nonstop, performing on average over 150 shows a year, and has produced a sizable catalog of recorded music, with sales of over 2 million albums to date!

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May
17
7:30 PM19:30

"I Am, He Said" - The Music of Neil Diamond @ The Historic Holmes Theatre

Back by popular demand!!

A Celebration of the Music of Neil Diamond - Starring Matt Vee, nephew of 60’s PopStar Bobby Vee - With songs like Cracklin’ Rosie, Song Sung Blue, and Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond sold over 100 million records worldwide, and produced musical hits spanning five decades.

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Nov
13
7:30 PM19:30

SimpleGifts with Billy McLaughlin: A Small Town Christmas @ The Cultural Center in New York Mills

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Event Link: https://www.kulcher.org/simplegifts-with-billy-mclaughlin-a-small-town-christmas/

Event Phone Number: 218-385-3339

The Cultural Center is thrilled to present SimpleGifts with Billy McLaughlin: “A Small Town Christmas”, an unplugged and shorter version of their full 2018 holiday tour, on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in New York Mills.

The event will be intimate – occurring in the smallest venue of the tour. The audience can expect an up-close experience featuring traditional carols and hymns performed with celtic whistle, violin, acoustic guitar and angelic three part harmony…..small town-style!

SimpleGifts

SimpleGifts makes musical magic by bringing a modern flair to traditional Christmas carols and hymns. Staying close to the heart of Christmas by avoiding commercial and pop holiday repertoire has become the trademark of this award winning six-piece ensemble.

With little media attention, SimpleGifts is arguably the most successful MN holiday-themed project celebrating exclusively traditional hymns and carols interpreted in modern arrangements. Music from the group’s most recent CD “This Christmastide” and previous five critically acclaimed releases will be featured. The ensemble’s previous CD, WinterGrace, is characterized by MN music critic, Jim Walsh:

“…one of the most elegant and listenable Christmas collections of this or any year — “WinterGrace” from the Billy McLaughlin-led local collective SimpleGifts” – MinnPost

In this intimate and “unplugged” version of their 2018 holiday show, SimpleGifts puts community celebration ahead of commercialization – pulling the audience into the sublime side of traditional repertoire in a truly meaningful Christmas event. Expect modern arrangements with an “Old-world” feel highlighting Billy’s signature acoustic-guitar, angelic three-part harmony vocals, bagpipes, Celtic whistles, violin, piano and tasty atmospheric percussion.

Billy McLaughlin

Known for his harp-like guitar playing technique he calls “finger tapping,” Billy McLaughlin is an American original – an international performing and recording artist who has achieved Billboard’s Top-Ten Chart.

Several years ago, he came to embody every musician’s greatest fear. The award-winning guitar virtuoso began struggling to play his own music. Searching in vain through countless therapies for an answer to his problem, he was finally diagnosed with a yet-to-be-cured neuromuscular disorder called Focal Dystonia. After enduring the loss of all he ever dreamed of, McLaughlin did what for many would be unthinkable — if not impossible — he taught himself to play left-handed.

His remarkable story is captured in two award-winning documentary films: Changing Keys: Billy McLaughlin and the Mysteries of Dystonia and two-time Emmy Award winning Starry Night – Billy McLaughlin with Orchestra Nova which aired on PBS stations. His triumphant comeback concert was also filmed by WWE camera-crew volunteers who captured Billy’s historic return for a DVD titled Coming Back Alive.

Billy currently serves as the Ambassador of Awareness for the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation and is a founding member of the American Brain Foundation. See more at his website: billymclaughlin.com.

Advance ticket prices are $20 for adults and $10 for students; at-the-door prices increase to $25 and $15 on the night of the performance, if seats remain. “Students” include Kindergarten though College (student ID required). “Littles” who fit on laps (preschool & below) attend for free.

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Nov
13
7:30 PM19:30

Duo 1717

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A classical crossover duo, baritone Jean Bernard Cerin and pianist Veena K. Kulkarni fuse art, folk, world and religious idioms to celebrate individual communities while also creating spaces for intercultural dialogue.

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Nov
10
7:30 PM19:30

Mandy Harvey @ A Center for the Arts

Mandy Harvey is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and inspirational speaker who lost her residual hearing at the age of nineteen. Mandy tours the world performing her original music and presenting her inspirational story of never giving up and continuing to try – she calls these messages Wisdom For Life.

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Nov
8
to Nov 11

The Addams Family-The Musical @ M State/Fergus Falls

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In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family,

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Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

First Friday Concert with Paul Imholte @ Evansville Art Center

Paul Imholte returns to the Evansville Art Center for our December 1st Friday Concert If it has strings, Paul Imholte probably pays it. Known as a folk musician and “stringman”, he plays nearly a dozen instruments. Paul will present a concert of traditional, original, and holiday music.

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Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

Solo Theater Performance by Patrick Scully - "Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass-Illuminated" @ The Cultural Center in New York Mills

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This solo performance is about history, art, and literature – presenting aspects of Walt Whitman’s life and work that are fascinating for our time. We celebrate Whitman as an important artist for our era; a poet who loved America, and used his writing to strategically transform what he believed needed to be changed.

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Oct
30
9:30 AM09:30

Plains Art Museum Celebrates Native American Heritage Month with an Exhibition and Programs

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to reflect on the important historical and contemporary contributions of Native peoples. To celebrate this month, Plains Art Museum is offering an ambitious roster of programming for everyone including an exhibition, film series, and two workshops.

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