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DreamAcres’s Series opens with The Hebrew Lesson


Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative on DreamAcres Farm launches its summer Play! in the Barn performance series with “The Hebrew Lesson,” by Esther Ouray. This is the first in the series of three shows that will take place on DreamAcres during the summer months. Tickets for all shows are $12, or pay what you can.

“The Hebrew Lesson” is a one-woman play, written and performed by Esther Ouray, with live music by composers and musicians Tim O’Keefe, Maryam Yusefzadeh and Greg Herriges. Esther Ouray, a Minneapolis-based theater artist, traveled to Israel and Palestine in 2007 as part of a delegation investigating nonviolent movements in the region.

Esther’s father had passed away a year earlier, and she decided to bring his ashes with her. Her desire was to spread her father’s ashes from the top of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, as a tribute to him. But as Esther traveled within Israel and the Palestinian Territories, she became witness to the complex historical, political and social injustices of life there. When she finally ascended to the top of the Mount of Olives, while wrestling with what she knew to be true, the seed for “The Hebrew Lesson” was planted.

“The Hebrew Lesson” was originally presented as a part of a commission awarded to Esther Ouray by the Jerome Foundation.  Despite brief public exposure, the play generated a strong response amongst its audiences and was the subject of discussion in articles in both the Star Tribune and American Jewish World newspapers. It has played in sold out houses at Dreamland Arts in St Paul in addition to other Twin Cities venues. On May 24, Play! in the Barn fans will be able to view this thought-provoking play in their own backyard!

DreamAcres offers wood-fired pizza from 5-7pm on Friday nights, a meal option which will complement this first show. Two more shows are scheduled for this summer: July 5-Nauvoo, and Aug 24-The Other MR. Gandhi. See the website for more information, and don’t miss the Summer Solstice celebration on Saturday, June 21. More info on the website!

The Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting and expanding arts experiences in rural Fillmore County, and to making use of renewable/sustainable energy sources to do so. For more information, including directions to the farm, or to make reservations, call 507-352-4255, or visit websites at [Read the Rest]

Magician to perform at Stand Still Parade

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

Magician Kristoffer Olson will be dazzling the crowd with his magic at the Stand Still Parade in Whalan on Saturday, at 1pm, May 18th. Kristoffer Olson has a mind that can fluidly switch between art and science. He can solve a Rubik’s Cube in un ..... 
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Rhubarb Festival serves up tart entertainment

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

On Saturday, June 1, 2013, the ninth annual Rhubarb Festival promises loads of fun and free entertainment for the whole family. Starting at 10am, running until 3pm in Lanesboro’s Sylvan Park, the festival celebrates the funniest vegetable in all o ..... 
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The 2013 Bluff Country Gathering is on!

Thu, May 9th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Old-time music–that is, fiddles and banjos, folk songs and square dancing–is the reason that master musicians and casual but committed players have been coming to Lanesboro every May for the last fifteen years for the Bluff Country Gathering. B ..... 
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“Lanesboro Live! Conversation, Comedy & Cool Jams . . .”

Tue, May 7th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

New this year! The second show of “Lanesboro Live! Conversation, Comedy & Cool Jams . . .” will take place at the St. Mane Theatre on the evening of Sunday, May 26 at 7 p.m. Hosted by Damon Prestemon, the show will feature music by house band T ..... 
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Exhibition for Vesterheim Museum’s Pioneer Immersion Program on View

Tue, May 7th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa — Area fourth-grade students invite everyone to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum for an exhibition of pioneer projects and journals that they created while participating in Vesterheim’s Pioneer Immersion Program. The exhibition ..... 
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Shakespeare Festival Seeks Young Actors For 2013 Season

Mon, May 6th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, Minnesota, is seeking young male actors between the ages of 10 and 14 to play the role of Young Sebastian in its 2013, 10th Anniversary season of Twelfth Night. Auditions will be held at 10:00 AM, Sat ..... 
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Back to the 50s and 60s Day at the Whalan Stand Still Parade

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

On Saturday May, 18th at 11:00 a.m., the Whalan Stand Still Parade will once again be standing in position for its eighteenth year. This year’s theme Back to the 50s and 60s should bring back some great memories for the more mature visitor, and no ..... 
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Bluff Country Gathering 2013

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Mark these dates on your calendar...May 16-19 is the fifteenth annual Bluff Country Gathering in Lanesboro, MN, a festival to celebrate our old time music heritage and pass on the playing skills and tunes of master musicians from around the country. ..... 
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