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Author Candace Simar to appear at the Stand Still Parade


Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

Pequot Lakes author, Candace Simar, will attend the 2013 Stand Still Parade in Whalan, Minn. on May 18. The granddaughter of immigrants, Simar writes historical fiction about Norwegian immigrants during the 1862 Sioux Uprising and the decade following.

Her most recent novel, “Blooming Prairie,” published by North Star Press of St. Cloud, is a finalist for the 2013 Spur Award.

This final novel in the Abercrombie Trail Series portrays familiar characters from Abercrombie Trail (2009), Pomme De Terre (2010) and Spur Award-winning Birdie (2011). Simar’s descriptive writing and vivid imaginings accurately depict the stark isolation and many challenges faced by Scandinavian immigrants struggling to tame the land.

“I write about real Minnesota history and fictional Norwegians,” Simar said during a recent interview. “All my life I’ve daydreamed how it might have been to live through the earliest days of Minnesota and wondered how historical events impacted ordinary people’s lives.”

The Abercrombie Trail Series is a must read for anyone who wants to learn more about Norwegians in early Minnesota and who appreciates top-notch, well researched fictional writing.

Candace Simar has also published Farm Girls with the help of her sister, Angela Foster. Farm Girls is a coffee table book of stories and poems about growing up on a Minnesota dairy farm.

“If you learned to swear in Norwegian or shared a two-holer outhouse with your cousin, you’ll enjoy the poetry and prose of these sisters. From memories of Norwegian ancestors and growing up on a Minnesota dairy farm to dreams of Oprah’s couch and rapping with Eminem, Farm Girls will take you back to the days of rural schools, moon light, star light, hope to see a ghost tonight and the auction of the family farm.”

Please look for Candace at the Stand Still Parade. She’d love to visit with you about your family stories. For complete schedule of events log on to www.standstillparade.org.

Paris meets Preston at French Quarter style art show

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

Two Friends, Two Countries, Two Cameras is the motto Stacey Hildebrandt and Lynn Lutzi Léger use on their business cards to promote their photography and their art. These photographers will be offering their work at a French Quarter style art show ..... 
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Jazz concert Friday night in Harmony

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

Friday night, May 3rd, well known Jazz Vocalists Bruce A. Henry and Debbie Duncan along with the Bruce A. Henry Sextet will perform a public concert at Wheelers Bar and Grill in Harmony, MN. at 7:00 pm. Price: $10:00 at the door. These Twin City ..... 
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Johnsmith Concert at the St. Mane Theatre on Saturday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. - Johnsmith is a Singer, Songwriter, Poet and Storyteller

Tue, Apr 23rd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – Johnsmith will be welcomed back to the stage at the St. Mane Theatre for a concert on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Johnsmith is a singer, a songwriter, a poet and a storyteller. He is a wordsmith and a bard. The role of ..... 
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St. Charles farmer’s market is looking for vendors

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Do you like growing vegetables, or making artistic crafts? Would you like an entertainment venue, or want to educate the community about a specific topic? Then perhaps you would like to join in this summer’s Farmer’s Market that will be Thursday ..... 
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Trout Sculpture unveiled at National Trout Center

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

During Minnesota’s Trout Opener, on April 13th, you may have noticed avid trout fly fisherman, Paul Lambrecht, out on the streams near Preston. However, at noon Lambrecht appeared at the National Trout Center in downtown Preston for the unveiling ..... 
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Tippi Toes dancers perform at Harlem Globetrotters game

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

By Jade Sexton Tippi Toes Dance Company has grown and expanded in southeast Minnesota in the last few years. Tara Cassmann of Harmony has been a dance instructor for Tippi Toes for three years now, and she recently had the pleasure of taking the da ..... 
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Samantha Gibson receives Outstanding Theatre Award, 2013

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

Gerry Sullivan was the director of the Theatre at Saint Mary’s College from 1959-1967. If it were not for him, there would not be a Theatre Department today. Those who create theatre in state of the art spaces, such as our Page Theatre, must ..... 
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A little of this, A little of that.

By Kathy Little

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Confession alert! I, being of sound mind and body, admit that I do not crave chocolate. Well, I don’t hate it either; if that makes you feel better. My family and friends confessed “chocoholics” find this a bit odd. However, since this lea ..... 
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