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Shakespeare Festival Production Honored


Wed, Mar 20th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Great River Shakespeare Festival-originated production of The Comedy of Errors was honored with three St. Louis Critics Circle Awards at a gathering Monday evening, March 18. The production featured a New Orleans at Mardi Gras, circa 1936, setting and incorporated gospel and Dixieland music. The first-ever “Louie” awards named the production, which was mounted at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis in February, 2012, best comedy of the 2012 season and also honored Paul Barnes, GRSF Artistic Director, as Best Director of a Production of a Comedy, and Meg Weedon, resident GRSF Costume Designer for Best Costume Design. In all, Comedy was nominated for eight “Louie” awards. Shanara Gabrielle and Scott Neale, both GRSF veterans, won in the Best Ensemble Performance, Drama, and Best Set Design categories, for Clybourne Park, also at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.



“I talked to Steve Woolf, Artistic Director of the Rep, about our production of Comedy, and convinced him of its success. He and Mark Bernstein, Managing Director at the Rep, and other staff members were intrigued and excited by the possibility of adapting the production for presentation at the Rep,” according to Barnes. About 50% of the St. Louis cast were GRSF company members, including Doug Scholz-Carlson, Michael Fitzpatrick, Christopher Gerson, Chris Mixon, Evan Fuller, Tarah Flanagan, Kate Fonville, Ryan Fonville, and Shanara Gabrielle. Jack Forbes Wilson reprised his role of “Harry the Piano Player,” providing musical accompaniment for the performances as well as serving as musical director and arranger. The rest of the cast was comprised of actors from St. Louis and New York, and students from the Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts BFA Training Programs. “The production was very well received, and we had a ball.”



The Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) is a nonprofit, professional theatre company in Winona, MN. Dedicated to dynamic productions of Shakespeare’s plays, education and community outreach programs, and theatre training, GRSF has become an integral part of the Winona community. More information about the company can be found at www.grsf.org or by calling the GRSF office at (507) 474-7900.

Grant application for Eagle Cliff Trail Spur

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

By Karen Reisner The owners of Eagle Cliff Campground had requested that Fillmore County be the sponsor for a grant application to the Minnesota DNR to finance a bicycle trail in the Hwy 16 right of way near Whalan. At the board’s March 12 meeti ..... 
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A View From The Woods

By Loni Kemp

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Back to Gardening: Pruning in the Snow Winter has a hard hold on Fillmore County in mid-March. Astounding snowfalls were followed by blue crystalline skies with forests bearing mounds of white fluff. The quality of light with daylight savings time ..... 
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Announcing call for entries for “Rural Americans” exhibit to be held at Lanesboro Art Center

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, MN - The Lanesboro Arts Center would like to invite artists to submit an application for inclusion in the upcoming “Rural Americans” exhibit, a juried group show about people and communities in rural America. The exhibit will run Jun ..... 
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Harmony area dancers competed at the Just For Kix United We Dance Competition

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

On March 9, 2013 the Middle Kix Just For Kix Team competed in the United We Dance Competition in Waverly, IA at Wartburg College.  The team performed to the song Rumor Has It. Middle Kix competed in the Kick division. The team was awarded FIRST ..... 
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Learn Chip Carving at Vesterheim Museum

Thu, Mar 14th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa — Looking for a traditional Norwegian craft that’s easy to master and requires only one basic tool? Local artist Ellen Macdonald is teaching “Introduction to Chip Carving” beginning at 6:00 p.m. Friday evening, April 12, and mee ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre To Continue Audio Description

Tue, Mar 12th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN — The Commonweal Theatre Company located in historic downtown Lanesboro, is proud to announce the renewal of the audio-description service to enhance the enjoyment of live theatre for audience members with low vision. On specially-des ..... 
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Lanesboro Library receives donation

Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Local Artist Barb Keith (left) donates her stained glass mosaic “Dusty Bill” to the Lanesboro Public Library and Director Tara Johnson. The work illustrates a nursery rhyme in her book, “The Girls and Boys of Mother Goose,” available at the l ..... 
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RCF approves four grants totaling $5,180 for projects

Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Four grants totaling up to $5,180 were approved for a variety of community projects at the Rushford Community Foundation (RCF) Board of Directors meeting on February 8. A $1,480 grant will go to the Rushford Area Chamber of Commerce’s Community Li ..... 
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