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‘Big Top’ is theme this month for the “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show


Thu, Jul 31st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The Rutabaga Brothers will be the featured musical guest on this month’s “Over the Back Fence” show. Pictured, from left: Damon Prestemon, Keith Zellar, Gary Marcoux, Dave Harrenstein, Craig Johnson and Lee Loerch.

Lanesboro, Minn. – It’s a circus-themed ‘Big Top’ show this month for the “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show, on Friday, August 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre. The ‘Big Top’ show will feature circus antics, poems, jokes, songs like ‘Send in the Clowns’ and ‘Flying Trapeze’, skits, juggling, and more. The Rutabaga Brothers will rock the stage as the featured musical guest, with Damon Prestemon on keyboard, Gary Marcoux on guitar, Lee Loerch on harmonica, Craig Johnson on drums, and Dave Harrenstein on bass. Back by popular demand will be the Brokken & Davis Comedy Minute, complete with their trademark jingle sung by Back Fence women. Our lively host Damon Prestemon will keep the show rolling, managing the stage chaos of Back Fence cast members, sponsor interviews (this month with Thrivent Financial and Green Gables Inn), audience participation, spontaneous humor, and sing-alongs. Seating starts at 7 p.m. and pre-show music begins at 7:10 p.m. featuring Tim Fast.

“Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show is a program of Lanesboro Arts Center, onstage at the St. Mane Theatre on second Fridays March through November in 2014. Every show is unique, with a different theme and brand new material! Each show is also broadcast on KFIL Radio 103.1FM at 7 p.m. on the Sunday nine days following each live show, AND on Winona State University’s KQAL on the Wednesday five days after the show at 6:30 p.m. on 89.5FM (also available for streaming at www.KQAL.org). Show tickets: $8 adult / $5 student, available in advance at Lanesboro Arts Center, 507-467-2446, and 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: Bluff Country Computer Works, Cedar Valley Resort, Drury’s Furniture, F&M Community Bank, Gil-Bs Pizza & Sandwich Shoppe, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Lanesboro Arts Center, Lanesboro Public Library, Lanesboro Web Management Group, Merchants Bank, Niagara Cave, Pedal Pushers Cafe, Preston Foods, Riverside on the Root Restaurant & Outfitter .....
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Lanesboro Arts Center presents a new exhibit: Selections from Minnesota Museum of American Art’s ‘2014 Minnesota Biennial’

Thu, Jul 31st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – The upcoming exhibit at Lanesboro Arts Center features selections from the ‘2014 Minnesota Biennial’, a juried exhibit of the Minnesota Museum of American Art (MMAA). The exhibit, just finishing up its run at MMAA in St. Pau ..... 
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Lanesboro, Minn. named in Foder’s Travel as one of “10 Charming Midwestern Towns to Visit This Year” list

Thu, Jul 31st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. - Population: 743. Dubbed the bed-and-breakfast capital of Minnesota, Lanesboro features eateries that are just as charming as its B&Bs. From old-time pies at The Aroma Pie Shop to housemade root beer at Pedal Pushers Café, you w ..... 
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Damon Prestemon’s “Lanesboro Live” Show features the Slick Newhouse Band and more

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – Damon Prestemon’s upcoming “Lanesboro Live” show will feature Chef Johnny Mango -- of catering fame in Rochester, Minn., and University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse Political Science Professor -- and frequent Wisconsin Public ..... 
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Wit’s End theatre to host “Pink Ribbon Night”

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

Chatfield, Minn., – In theme with our “pink” 2014 production: Legally Blonde — the Musical, Wits’ End Theatre is hosting a pre-show, breast cancer benefit and awareness evening. The event takes place August 2, from 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. at Cha ..... 
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Swing Street Big Band’s final concert

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The Swing Street Big Band will perform for the final concert of Chatfield’s “Music in the Park” concert series on Thursday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chatfield City Park Bandshell. This popular 17-piece big band is made up of some of the top ..... 
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Concert in the Park July 24

Thu, Jul 17th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The Rochester Community Band, under the direction of Mr. Michael Mangan, will perform Thursday for the Chatfield “Music in the Park” summer concert series. The concert will be on Thursday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chatfield City Park Band Sh ..... 
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U.S. open chainsaw carver at 2014 Hoedown

Thu, Jul 17th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

While attending the Houston Hoedown this year, you may hear the sound of a chainsaw near the city park. Chainsaw carver Molly Wiste of Wiste Woodworks will be completing quick carves during Hoedown beneath her red tent. Wiste travels to Hoedown from ..... 
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Tractors, classic cars, trucks and classic bikes

Thu, Jul 17th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Ridgeway Community School will host a tractor and car show on Sunday, August 3 as part of its Annual FREE Ridgeway Community Celebration event. Everyone is invited to join in the fun. Bring your tractor (any make, any model) or your classic car or ..... 
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