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Galactic Cowboy Orchestra to perform in Lanesboro


Mon, Sep 20th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

The Lanesboro Arts Center is pleased to present the Galactic Cowboy Orchestra at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro, Minn., on Friday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra is a unique and powerful musical ensemble that fuses an eclectic mix of original and traditional bluegrass-edged tunes with jazz and world/fusion elements. Their music is Chick Corea meets The Dixie Dregs meets A Prairie Home Companion. The mix ranges from highly accessible bluegrass tunes to extreme arrangements of East Indian ragas with a little country, jazz, swing and folk thrown in. GCO's instrumentation includes guitar, fiddle, bass and drums - they are loved by audiences of all ages! A sample of GCO's music can be found at http://galacticcowboyorchestra.com/media.html

The band boasts a talented group of musicians: On guitar, Dan Neale is one of the Twin Cities' most adored pickers; he has played with Bo Diddley and Martin Zellar, and is a semi-regular on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion." Lisi Wright plays the fiddle in genres spanning from classical, country, bluegrass and rock, and at age 25 she has already played with Mick Sterling and Martin Zellar. John Wright is on bass (of the Celtic/American folk-rock duo Lehto & Wright,), with a background in music styles including blues, fusion, pop Latin and rock. On drums/percussion is Mark O'Day, a graduate of the world renowned Musicians Institute of Technology in Hollywood, Calif.; He has been on numerous European tours with Minneapolis blues legend Willy Murphy. The band has received enthusiastic reception at performance venues: "Musically inventive and sonically charged, the Galactic Cowboy Orchestra transported the audience to a new artistic plane. What energy! What joy! What a terrific show!" says Steve Schmidt, general manager of the city of Rochester Music Dept.

There is a cost for tickets for the Galactic Cowboy Orchestra concert. Tickets are available in advance at the Arts Center galleries at 103 Parkway Ave N in Lanesboro (open Mon-Thurs 10-5, Fri-Sat 10-7, and Sun 11-3), and at the door one hour prior to the performance at the St. Mane Theatre, 206 Parkway Ave N in Lanesboro. Presented by the Lanesboro Arts Center, whose mission is to serve as a regional catalyst for artistic excellence and educational development in providing diverse art experiences for people of all ages. For more information: 507-467-2446 / info@lanesboroarts.org / www.lanesboroarts.org.

Luther professor and student launch horticulture program for residents of care center

Mon, Sep 20th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa - Gardening has healing powers.

Residents of a Decorah care center experienced those healing powers when they participated in a 12-week gardening project designed and conducted this summer by Stephanie Travers, Luther College a ..... 
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Family fun at Seed Saver's Harvest Festival on October 2

Fri, Sep 17th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Join Seed Savers Exchange for their annual Harvest Festival at Heritage Farm on Saturday, October 2, 2010, from noon to 4 pm. Attend garlic planting and seed saving workshops, tour the seed processing facilities, listen to bluegrass music, go on hay ..... 
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Min Mor at Commonweal Theatre

Fri, Aug 27th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MINN. - The Commonweal Theatre, located in historic downtown Lanesboro, hosts its next "Commonweal Presents" event - Min Mor ("Mother") - on Wednesday, September 15th, at 7:30 pm. Performed by internationally acclaimed actress Bente B ..... 
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Local musician attends prestigious summer percussion program

Fri, Aug 27th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Jamie Mathison, a talented young musician from Preston, Minn., spent two weeks this summer studying percussion and steelpan at Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Door County, Wis. Jamie is the daughter of Linda and Al and studies percussion pri ..... 
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Movie night in Whalan

Fri, Aug 20th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Remember the good ol' days when you watched movies outdoors. Well, in Whalan, we remember. Movies were projected on the city hall of Whalan for years, and we are doing it again.

Great entertainment, popcorn and an outdoor movie. What more co ..... 
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SEMAC awards artists in education grants

Fri, Aug 20th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

On August 17, 2010, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) awarded 18 grants for a total of $103,682 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included eight Artists in Education Grants ..... 
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Gunfight draws a crowd

Fri, Aug 13th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

"I like it all. I'm really pleased that there wasn't any rain this year," smiled Jody Ruen when asked for her favorite thing about Buffalo Bill Days, an annual summer celebration held in Lanesboro. "The Cub Scouts passed out over 1,000 American flag ..... 
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Gunfight draws a crowd

Fri, Aug 13th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

"I like it all. I'm really pleased that there wasn't any rain this year," smiled Jody Ruen when asked for her favorite thing about Buffalo Bill Days, an annual summer celebration held in Lanesboro. "The Cub Scouts passed out over 1,000 American flag ..... 
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