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Commonweal To Offer Audio Described Performances


Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN — The Commonweal Theatre Company located in historic, downtown Lanesboro, is proud to announce a new audio-description service to enhance the enjoyment of live theatre for audience members with low vision. On specially-designated performance days, patrons can attend the Commonweal Theatre and receive the benefit of a trained audio-describer narrating visual elements of the production through a discreet earpiece.

“This service allows us to take access to live theatre to a whole new level,” says Commonweal Theatre’s Executive Director Hal Cropp. “Thanks to a special grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Commonweal has been able to purchase the equipment and gain the necessary training that we needed to provide this service to people who may not be able to enjoy live theatre otherwise. Our goal is for persons with visual challenges to have an experience at the Commonweal that is just as exciting and emotionally resonant as what a person with sight would have.”

Patrons who reserve this service are asked to arrive an hour before the show. At this time, the Commonweal will provide a tactile tour of the set, costumes, and hand out personal sound receivers where the description can be heard. Audio description begins twenty minutes before the show, to set the scene and create mental images of characters, set, and costumes before the performance actually begins. Once the show is underway, audio-describers provide intermittent description to give a complete picture of all lighting, costume, and set changes, as well as character movements and gestures. This service can only be heard through the personal devices and discreet earpiece that the Commonweal provides and will not disrupt other audience members who are in attendance.

This season, the Commonweal is pleased to offer audio-descriptions for the romantic-comedy The Philadelphia Story on Saturday, October 6th at 1:30 pm, the heartwarming drama The Drawer Boy on Sunday, October 7th at 1:30 pm, and the holiday classic A Christmas Carol on Saturday, December 1st at 1:30 pm. Reservations for this service must be made at least one week in advance by stopping in at the Commonweal Theatre Box Office at 208 Parkway Ave N, Lanesboro or by calling 1-800-657-7025, or emailing tickets@commonwealtheatre.org.

Additionally, the Commonweal Theatre has Braille versions of our programs avail .....
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Calling all silent movie stars: Join the volunteer spirit that thrives in Lanesboro

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Ever dream you’d star in a moving picture show? Here’s your chance to be part of a fairytale-come: the 2013 Silent Movie project. This fantasy volunteer project got started this year in Lanesboro, Minnesota, a place where people work together ..... 
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Stone Soup Supper to celebrate Lanesboro Local

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN- Lanesboro Local is putting on a harvest celebration and fundraiser, and the public is invited. Echoing the classic Stone Soup folktale about how a hungry community made a luscious soup when everybody contributed just a little somethin ..... 
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The Fattenin’ Frogs will perform at St. Mane Theatre

Fri, Sep 14th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The Fattenin’ Frogs will rock the stage at the St. Mane Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. The band plays rock & roll and traditional American music, with a style developed by mixing blues, country, folk, rhythm & blues, gospel, bl ..... 
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Celebrate Local Farmers’ Markets with Fillmore County Public Health

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Minnesota fall brings with it wonderful foods such as root vegetables, squash, tomatoes, peppers, garlic, popcorn, grapes, and apples, which can all be found at local farmers’ markets. The six farmers’ markets of Fillmore County provide a great ..... 
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SEMAC awards arts grants

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in All Arts & Culture

On August 21, 2012, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) awarded 28 grants for a total of $110,025 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included sixteen McKnight Individual Arti ..... 
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Your Challenge- Experience ExpoCulinaria 2012

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

“Bring it to the table,” is not just an engaging command or culinary taste bud invitation, but it will also prove an entertaining challenge for the upcoming professional chef cook-off in Rushford, MN. At the feature September 22nd attraction of ..... 
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Taste of the Trail and Fall Fest in Preston September 15

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

Bikers from near and far are invited to join in Preston’s “Taste of the Trail” event on Saturday, September 15 from 10am-3pm at the Preston Trailhead. Event schedule as follows: 10:15am-12:15pm – the “Root River Blue Grass Band” performs ..... 
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Project America 79-day marathon run comes to Preston

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

On Monday, September 10, marathon runner and veteran, Mike Ehredt, will arrive in Preston, one of 79 stops along his 79-day journey. Ehredt started out from International Falls on August 23 and is currently running a marathon a day in honor of falle ..... 
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