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‘Names’ theme for “Over the Back Fence”


Fri, Sep 6th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

‘The Brokken & Davis Comedy Minute’ debuted on the August show, featuring Paul Brokken and LAC executive director John Davis. They’ll be back onstage for another ‘Minute’ in September. Pictured here with back-up singers Sandy Webb and Laura Nelson, and a glimpse of Damon Prestemon and Barb Keith laughing in the background...those guys ARE funny!

‘Names’ is the theme for the upcoming “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show, held on Friday, September. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro, Minn. We’ll have everything from ‘Sara Cynthia Sylvia Stout’ (Silverstein’s ‘Would Not Take the Garbage Out’) to ‘Jimmy Jet’ to ‘John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt’...with poems, songs and skits performed onstage by our talented local cast members. In the sponsor interview, we’ll talk with Katelin Ehler from Olivia’s Attic. Guests onstage will include musician Ravensfire, the Root River Revelers and the Brokken & Davis Comedy Minute. We will also hear from folks about the weekend’s busy events in Lanesboro (September 14-15), including Taste of the Trail, the Vintage Baseball Game, Nancy Huisenga’s Artist Reception, and the Silent Movies in the Park After Dark. (Wow, this is a lot going on! Check Lanesboro.com for specific dates & times.)

Host Damon Prestemon will keep guests coming and going onstage, and Maria Kujawa Klingsheim will be at the keyboard. Come early! Clayton Severson will provide pre-show music beginning at 7:10 p.m.

The “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show is a program of Lanesboro Arts Center, onstage at the St. Mane Theatre on second Fridays February through November. Each show is also broadcast on KFIL Radio 103.1FM at 7 p.m. on the Sunday nine days following each live show. Show tickets: $7 adult / $4 student, available at the Lanesboro Arts Center, 507-467-2446 (open Mon-Thurs 10-5, Fri-Sat 10-7 and Sunday 11-4), and—if any tickets are left—at the St. Mane Theatre beginning at 6:30 p.m. on show nights. The St. Mane Theatre is located at 206 Parkway Ave N. in Lanesboro, Minn. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

“Over the Back Fence” sponsors help to make the radio broadcast and affordable ticket prices possible: Associated Bank, Bluff Country Computer Works, Cedar Valley Resort, Coffee Street Fitness Center & Dance Studio, F&M Community Bank, Fillmore County Journal, Green Gables Inn, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Huntington Electric, Lanesboro Arts Center, Lanesboro BP/S&A Petroleum, Lanesboro Christmas Inn Tour, Lanesboro Local, Lanesboro Public Library, Lanesboro Web Management Group, Niagara Cave, Olivia’s Att .....
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Listen up as silent movies trigger deafening peals of laughter in Lanesboro, Minn.

Fri, Sep 6th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

What’s so funny about a locally-made silent movie? One that reenacts fairytales we all know so well? What? It’s the fun of involving a big cast of local “movie stars” in a light-hearted project intended to get never-before-actors/actresses i ..... 
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Experience “The World Of Jan Brett” at Vesterheim

Thu, Sep 5th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa— Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, invites you to experience “The World of Jan Brett,” on view October 14, 2013-January 5, 2014. This fun and engaging traveling exhibition brings to life the s ..... 
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Duluth, Minnesota, Artists Exhibit Work at Vesterheim

Tue, Sep 3rd, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa— On September 20 Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, will open “Four from the North,” an exhibition of recent works by Alison Aune, Ann Jenkins, Ann Klefstad, and Arna Rennan, artists from the D ..... 
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Lanesboro Barn Dance

Thu, Aug 29th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

As summer draws toward its close, the Lanesboro Barn Dance presents the last dance of its 19th season. It’s a fine chance to kick up your heels.exercise while enjoying yourself! You can socialize with friends and new acquaintances while you glide ..... 
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Your Challenge - Experience the Taste of ExpoCulinaria 2013

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

By Team ExpoCulinaria ‘Bring it to the table,’ is not just an engaging command or culinary taste bud invitation. It will also prove an entertaining challenge for the upcoming professional chef cook-off in Rushford, Minn. At the feature Septembe ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Company Presents “The Memory of Water”

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company presents Shelagh Stephenson’s beautifully moving story, “The Memory of Water”, September 21 through November 10 with discounted tickets available for previews September 13 to September 20. Ca ..... 
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Lemonade stand

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

All smiles, Gracie Pfaff and Kendyl Kraling set up a lemonade stand in Preston, Minn. during the hottest days of August. Photo by Jason Sethre

Artist Reception for Local Author Nancy Huesenga, celebrating her new book ‘Behind the Door Marked “Private”

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro Arts Center will host an artist reception on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 6-8 p.m. for local author Nancy Huisenga, celebrating her new book ‘Behind the Door Marked “Private” – Confessions of a Small Town Bed & Breakfast Owner.’ The ..... 
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