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Cedar Valley Bluegrass will perform in Houston


Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Cedar Valley Bluegrass formed in the fall of 2001. They promote bluegrass music and have a love of it. All of the members come with experience in the bluegrass field.

Dale Boggess, lead singer, is from Waverly, Iowa. He retired from Maytag in Newton, Iowa, and now has more time to devote to one of his favorite hobbies playing music. Dale has a rich and mellow voice and plays and picks the guitar. Dale is one of those people who doesn’t care where he is at as long as he can play music and has done some songwriting. Dale previously played with Highway Home out of Des Moines and was a member of Beaver Creek Bluegrass and Sons of the Cedar Valley. He is well supported by the harmony provided by Becky Gors.

John Campbell is the banjo player. He has been involved in bluegrass music in one way or another for a number of years. John is also a member of Family Four Plus Two Band. John is not only dedicated to playing bluegrass music but also provides expertise as a charter board member for Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association. John resides in Fountain City, Wis., where he owns and operates a Cushman and antique car restoration business.

Becky Gors, fiddle player, hails from Waverly, Iowa and has played bluegrass fiddle in a number of bands in the region. Becky also lends her talent in singing harmony and lead as well as recently developing her skills as a flat top guitar picker. Becky works for a securities firm in Waterloo, Iowa. Becky previously played with Tinker’s Dam, Dixie Rebels, Beaver Creek Bluegrass and Sons of the Cedar Valley. Her talents are well known not only in Iowa but in Southern Minnesota and Wisconsin as well. Becky wrote the title songs, “Those Beautiful Hills of Minnesota” and “Will You Always Love Me” for Cedar Valley’s two latest CDs.

Myrtle Otis is the newest member of the group and lives in Houston, Minn. She is an accomplished mandolin player and has been known to pick up the fiddle and even the harmonica for some songs. Myrt sings lead and harmony. Myrtle has been involved in music for more than 68 years and she and her husband, Don, were instrumental in getting many musicians started in music. She is the leader of another bluegrass group, Family Four Plus Two.

Barb Ottman, Rochester, Minn., plays bass and is Becky Gors’ mom. She sings backup and does some lead singing. She has been involved in bluegrass music for more years than she cares .....
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Live Jam with J.J. Mensink Concert Friday Night

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

The Harmony Arts Board is pleased to announce that Friday evening July 19 local artist, J.J. Mensink and others will take the stage at the Old Legion Hall in Harmony, Minn. Scheduled at 7:30 to 9:30, “Live Jam with J.J. Mensink” is a concert t ..... 
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Commonweal Celebrates Season 25 All Year Long

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company continues to celebrate 25 Seasons of producing live, professional theatre in Lanesboro with several special events throughout the year. Join Commonweal Company Members two times during the summe ..... 
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Around the World

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – ‘Around the World’ is the theme for the upcoming “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show, held on Friday, July 12 at 7:30pm at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro, Minn. Accordionation (duo of Barb Keith and Bill Swa ..... 
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Chuck Suchy will Perform at the St. Mane Theatre on Saturday, July 13

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – Chuck Suchy is a folk musician, songwriter and working farmer from Mandan, North Dakota. Lanesboro Arts Center will host Chuck Suchy in concert on Saturday, July 13 at 7:30pm at the St. Mane Theatre. Working around planting an ..... 
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Jake and Sons

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Houston Lions Club built a beautiful band shell in Trailhead Park located at 215 West Plum Street in Houston, Minn. In the summer of 2010, they provided the start up funds to develop a summer music program. As the sun goes down and the lights ..... 
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Great River Shakespeare Announces Ian Hilmer’s Stagefright and Cactus Blossoms to Play Free Concerts at Winona State

Tue, Jul 2nd, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Great River Shakespeare Festival will host both Ian Hilmer’s Stagefright and Cactus Blossoms to perform this weekend outside the Winona State University’s Performing Arts Center. Each “Concert on the Green” will begin at 6:00 PM. Ian Hi ..... 
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Great River Shakespeare Announces Red Planet, Dixieland Jazz Festival, and Charlie Parr to Perform Free Concerts at Winona State

Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) will host the band Red Planet to play for the first “Concert on the Green” of the season on Friday, June 28 at 6 pm. All performances will take place outside Winona State University’s Performing Arts ..... 
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Local Artist Juried into National Exhibition

Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro’s David Tacke is one of 50 artists who have had 69 pieces juried into the national Horizontal Grandeur at the Stevens County Historical Society in Morris, Minnesota. In its sixth year, Horizontal Grandeur was named after Minnesota’s B ..... 
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