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A comedic twist in Fountain


Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Arts & Culture

Willard Twittsnoggle, James Wedgwood, and Uncle Ernie play scrabble.

Don’t let me put words in your mouth, but no one will want to miss the comic ventriloquist coming to Fountain, Minn. for the 2014 Trail Days celebration. James Wedgwood will be performing Saturday, June 7, at 8 p.m. in the city park and everyone is invited to bring a lawn chair and enjoy the show described as “The Most Fun You Can Have Without Moving Your Lips!” and involves several characters who will have the crowd laughing out loud.

“Uncle Ernie” will be visiting Fountain with James Wedgwood and is going to pop up at some point during the show. Wedgwood stated that Uncle Ernie is the quintessential old man we have all known at some point in our lives. Uncle Ernie is a little confused in his old age which brings about some hilarious comments.

Also making an appearance during Wedgwood’s time on the stage will be “Willard Twitsnoggle” who is a wacky hunter with a twist. Willard’s dog “Lukey” will accompany him as well.

No telling who else may appear during the comedic performance by the talented ventriloquist. Wedgwood has several characters to choose from as he says he has seven or eight different characters including “Bill the Bird” the prairie chicken who flew over a nuclear reactor in Monticello, Minn. and is kind of messed up because of it says James.

“Patrick McWiggins, a leprechaun, may stop by to say hello if time allows but there is one of James Wedgwood’s wooden friends who will not make it the show in Fountain. Luanda LaDouce, a sassy blues singer, has not been invited as she says some inappropriate things that are not suitable for audiences with children. Wedgwood states that “Luanda is not family friendly”, so it is best that she stays home that day.

When asked what to call these characters made of wood Wedgwood stated, “You can call them dummies when you are not in their presence but otherwise they can be called puppets because they are kind of sensitive,” he joked.

People in the ventriloquist business call their dummies ventriloquial figures but that is quite a mouthful said James so calling them puppets will be fine.

James Wedgwood lives near Fergus Falls, Minn. after living in the St. Paul, Minn. area for 30 years. He has made TV appearances on “The Statler Brothers Show” and “Crook and Chase” as well as working with well known names like Glen Campbell, Chubby Checker, Janie Fricke and Jeannie .....
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Rushford Days Grand Parade cancelled for 2014

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Due to this summer’s planned construction on State Highway 43 through Rushford, the Rushford Days Celebration will be unable to have the Grand Parade. Please join us at next year’s HOMECOMING Parade on Saturday, July 18, 2015. In place of the ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre presents the Artaria String Quartet

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company once again welcomes the renowned Artaria String Quartet for a two-night concert series in the Events Hall of the Commonweal Theatre in historic downtown Lanesboro. Concert dates are Wednesday, June ..... 
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Lanesboro Arts Center presents the 34th annual ‘Art in the Park’ Father’s Day Festival

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. - A Father’s Day tradition for more than 30 years, the ‘Art in the Park’ Festival will take place again this year in beautiful Sylvan Park, Lanesboro. Presented by the Lanesboro Arts Center, the festival will be held Sunday, J ..... 
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Shipwreckt Books Publishing Company

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Lost Lake Folk Opera spring issue is available locally at IGA stores in Rushford, Harmony and Preston, at Beste Byen, Crown Trout Jewelry and the Lost Lake Storytelling Center in Lanesboro, and online at [Read the Rest]

Lanesboro Live June show

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – Damon Prestemon’s upcoming “Lanesboro Live” show will feature the band the Rutabaga Brothers, a panel of powerful and witty and intelligent women, and an update from ‘Aunt Evelyn’...all on Saturday, June 7, 2014, 7:30 ..... 
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Lanesboro Arts Center announces a call for Haiku Poetry

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. - Lanesboro Arts Center announces a Call for Haiku Poetry written by people of all ages and all levels of experience. A selection of poems will be chosen for inclusion in the Lanesboro Arts Campus project, with the potential to be ..... 
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Summer Dreams

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – ‘Summer Dreams’ is a Juried Group Exhibit featuring 31 regional artists in media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, photography, textile, mixed media, encaustic and jewelry. The exhibit opens on Saturday, June 21 w ..... 
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Vesterheim Participates in the Blue Star Museums Program

Wed, May 21st, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa — From Memorial Day, May 26, through Labor Day, September 1, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, will be offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families through the ..... 
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