"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
< | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | > | >>

“For the Birds” will feature Kevin Kling - St. Mane Theatre on Wednesday, Dec 10


Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – Lanesboro Arts is thrilled to host Kevin Kling in a top-notch production here in Lanesboro on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre. The show is called “For the Birds”, featuring Zeitgeist (percussion, woodwinds, piano) plus accordionist/vocalist Victor Zupanc and humorist/narrator Kevin Kling. Co-written in 2010 by Zupanc and Kling, “For the Birds” is a show that, on the surface, seems to be about birds. It features a series of musical pieces extolling the nature of each particular bird (sparrows, roosters, woodpeckers, Canadian geese, hawks), drawing parallels with our own human nature. Interspersed between, is insightful storytelling created by Kling reflecting on childhood memories, immigration, illness, accidents, and healing. However, just below the surface (but discernible to those that look), “For the Birds” is a work about that part of our human nature that compels us to reach beyond ourselves for more —more opportunity for our family, more money, more fun, more speed, more knowledge, more love. When all goes well, we call that need aspiration. When it doesn’t, and we plunge to the earth with melting wings, we call it hubris. Through utterly delightful music and a worldview only Kevin Kling can provide, For the Birds gives us the space to contemplate our nature, laugh at ourselves, and heal.

“For the Birds” features words and poetry by Kevin Kling that was set to music by Victor Zupanc (who plays the accordion during the show). “These poems were written as I was recovering from a motorcycle accident,” says Kling. “I learned that to survive a trauma one needs two things; a sense of humor, and sense of self. Stories give us both of these... I am especially thrilled to be working with Victor Zupanc and Zeitgeist on this project. I admire them greatly as artists and innovators and am very moved and impressed by their musical interpretation of these poems.” Zeitgeist features Heather Barringer & Patti Cudd, percussion; Pat O’Keefe, woodwinds; and Shannon Wettstein, piano. For the Birds is made possible through the support of The Jerome Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the many donors to the Zeitgeist Commissioning Collective. This tour of “For the Birds” is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage F .....
[Read the Rest]

PACF receives large gift and matching award

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation recently announced a Major Gift Fundraising challenge to all of their community foundations. The goal of this SMIF challenge is to promote major endowment gifts by matching donations to help grow the phil ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Annual Pinewood Derby

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

The Preston Pack 67 Cub Scouts’ annual Pinewood Derby took place Tuesday, November 25, and as a service to the community, it was held at Preston’s senior living home, Traditions. The top three racers in the photograph are (left to right): Judah ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Lanesboro Arts awarded 2014 Bush Prize for community innovation

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN - December 2, 2014 – Lanesboro Arts has won a 2014 Bush Prize for Community Innovation from the Bush Foundation. The prestigious prize was awarded to ten organizations in a three-state region that have demonstrated a strong commitmen ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Parade of Lights to benefit SEMCAC Food Shelf in Rushford

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Arts & Culture

RUSHFORD, MN – Merchants Bank is once again helping to organize the Rushford Parade of Lights at 7 p.m., Saturday, December 13 in downtown Rushford. Cookies, cocoa and cider will be served at the Rushford Fire Hall during and after the parade. ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Parade of Lights to benefit SEMCAC Food Shelf in Rushford

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

RUSHFORD, MN – Merchants Bank is once again helping to organize the Rushford Parade of Lights at 7 p.m., Saturday, December 13 in downtown Rushford. Cookies, cocoa and cider will be served at the Rushford Fire Hall during and after the parade. ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Parade of Lights to benefit SEMCAC Food Shelf in Rushford

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Arts & Culture

RUSHFORD, MN – Merchants Bank is once again helping to organize the Rushford Parade of Lights at 7 p.m., Saturday, December 13 in downtown Rushford. Cookies, cocoa and cider will be served at the Rushford Fire Hall during and after the parade. ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Houston Hollidazzle

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Houston Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2nd Annual Houston Hollidazzle. On December 6, 2014 families will have the opportunity to come to Houston and make a day of it! The festivities start at 10:30 a.m. with a “Dashing through the Snow” one- ..... 
[Read the Rest]

“Naughty or Nice” for the holiday Lanesboro Live show on Friday, Dec. 5

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – Damon Prestemon has been waiting a long time to entertain audiences with his holiday version of the Lanesboro Live show, “Naughty or Nice”. He is really excited to engage the audience in deciding which version of songs will ..... 
[Read the Rest]
< | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | > | >>