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“Lanesboro Live! Conversation, Comedy & Cool Jams . . .”


Tue, May 7th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

New this year! The second show of “Lanesboro Live! Conversation, Comedy & Cool Jams . . .” will take place at the St. Mane Theatre on the evening of Sunday, May 26 at 7 p.m. Hosted by Damon Prestemon, the show will feature music by house band The CBB Jazz Combo, comedy, audience participation, and guests including writer/poet Amy Weldon.



The “Lanesboro Live” show is the creation of Lanesboro’s talented keyboardist & vocalist Damon Prestemon, who has a reputation for being on-his-toes onstage. Shaping the show throughout the season, he will build upon its energy—this next show will feature live mics for guests and house band leader Nathan Davidson for spontaneous interaction (David Letterman & Paul Shaffer style). “We’re building something great . . . if you like to laugh, sing, or hear a good story, come on out and join us,” says Damon.



Of note is the magnetic draw of May 26 guest Amy Weldon, associate professor at Luther College (Decorah, IA). “I regularly left her class wanting to skip my next so I could keep doing whatever we had been doing in class,” says one student. A transplanted Alabamian with a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Amy Weldon has settled into Iowa life, getting her students pumped about local poetry slams and author readings at the Iowa Writers Workshop, teaching adult writing classes at a local arts center, and revising a second novel about a small town in nineteenth-century Iowa. A Southern story-teller in the grand tradition, Amy is a passionate teacher of Southern American literature, British Romanticism, and—primarily—creative writing: fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. Amy’s personal essay “The Odd Girls: Flannery O’Connor and Me,” was co-winner of Shenandoah’s Bevel Summers Award and the Carter Prize for the Essay in 2010. An avid biker, seed-saver, and urban gardener, she blogs about sustainability, finance, and other nourishments of life and spirit.







Throughout the year, Damon will welcome a variety of guests onstage. He will talk with authors, poets, comedians, musicians, and more. Upcoming artists include bands Incognito and The May North, and authors Michael Fedo and Greg Brick. The house band will be the talented CBB Jazz Combo—with Nathan Davidson on saxophone, Jerry Barrett on trumpet, Curt Peterson on piano, Roy Cerling on bass and David Br .....
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Exhibition for Vesterheim Museum’s Pioneer Immersion Program on View

Tue, May 7th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa — Area fourth-grade students invite everyone to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum for an exhibition of pioneer projects and journals that they created while participating in Vesterheim’s Pioneer Immersion Program. The exhibition ..... 
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Shakespeare Festival Seeks Young Actors For 2013 Season

Mon, May 6th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, Minnesota, is seeking young male actors between the ages of 10 and 14 to play the role of Young Sebastian in its 2013, 10th Anniversary season of Twelfth Night. Auditions will be held at 10:00 AM, Sat ..... 
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Back to the 50s and 60s Day at the Whalan Stand Still Parade

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

On Saturday May, 18th at 11:00 a.m., the Whalan Stand Still Parade will once again be standing in position for its eighteenth year. This year’s theme Back to the 50s and 60s should bring back some great memories for the more mature visitor, and no ..... 
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Bluff Country Gathering 2013

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Mark these dates on your calendar...May 16-19 is the fifteenth annual Bluff Country Gathering in Lanesboro, MN, a festival to celebrate our old time music heritage and pass on the playing skills and tunes of master musicians from around the country. ..... 
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SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL SEEKS YOUNG ACTORS FOR 2013 SEASON

Wed, May 1st, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, Minnesota, is seeking young male actors between the ages of 10 and 14 to play the role of Young Sebastian in its 2013, 10th Anniversary season of Twelfth Night. Auditions will be held at 10:00 AM, Satu ..... 
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Bluff Country Gathering 2013

Wed, May 1st, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Mark the dates on your calendar. May 16-19 is the fifteenth annual Bluff Country Gathering in Lanesboro, MN, a festival to celebrate our old time music heritage and pass on the playing skills and tunes of master musicians from around the country. The ..... 
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High Tea for High Waters

Wed, May 1st, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

“High Tea for High Waters” a special experience hosted by the women of Lanesboro United Methodist Church will be held on Sunday May 12, at 3pm. The event features fine china, creative table presentations, and a wide variety of teas, European infl ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Company Presents Blithe Spirit Pay-It-Forward Night

Wed, May 1st, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Residents and employees of Fillmore and Houston Counties receive free admission to see Commonweal Theatre’s classic comedy, Blithe Spirit, on Thursday, May 16th at 7:30 pm for the Pay-It-Forward Night. Commonweal requests that anyone taking advanta ..... 
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