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Story of music, stories of home at Commonweal Theatre


Mon, Feb 7th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN - The Commonweal Theatre Company, located in historic downtown Lanesboro, welcomes internationally acclaimed musician Lauren Pelon and award-winning poet and essayist Gary Holthaus to the Commonweal stage at 7:30 pm on Saturday, February 12, 2011. "Story of Music, Stories from Home" is an evening of music and poetry offering exciting new and thought-provoking perceptions of the natural world while celebrating our own sense of place and community.

Lauren Pelon has performed throughout the U.S. as well as Canada, Great Britain, Russia, Australia, and China. She is noted for her versatile use of instruments - including the lute, lyre, concertina, and gemshorn - but has also won recognition for her lovely soprano voice and her compelling compositions and musical arrangements blending many countries and cultures. Ms. Pelon has performed on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" and at the Russian Institute for the History of the Arts in St. Petersburg.

Gary Holthaus is the author of several books of poetry and essays, the most recent of which is Learning Native Wisdom: What Traditional Cultures Teach Us About Subsistence, Sustainability, and Spirituality from University of Kentucky Press (2008). His was a 1990 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Fellowship for Poetry and recently worked with the Experiment in Rural Cooperation to write From the Farm to the Table, a book on agriculture in southeastern Minnesota.

Tickets for this event are on sale now at the Commonweal Theatre box office. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-657-7025 or emailing to tickets@commonwealtheatre.org, or by stopping in to the theatre located at 208 Parkway Ave N in downtown Lanesboro.

For more details, including information about schedules, tickets, and other Commonweal programs, visit www.commonwealtheatre.org or call the Box Office at 1-800-657-7025.

Luther College Nordic Choir to perform tour homecoming concert Feb. 8

Mon, Feb 7th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa - Luther College Nordic Choir, one of the top college choirs in the nation, will perform Tuesday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus.

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Norwegian biologist to speak at Owl Festival in Houston

Mon, Feb 7th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

The banquet at the 9th Annual International Festival of Owls may not be serving lutefisk and lefse, but it will feature a keynote presentation by Roar Solheim, senior curator of zoology at Agder Museum of Natural History and Botanical Gardens in Kri ..... 
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Land stewardship project one-act play premiers this winter in SE MN

Fri, Jan 28th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

A new play will premier in eight southeast Minnesota church social halls and community theatres this winter with a performance in Chatfield at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Sunday, February 20th. Produced by the Land Stewardship Project, the play is ..... 
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Songs of the season favorites airs Christmas Day

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

A musically Merry Christmas is in store for all, when KFIL-FM 103.1 airs "SONGS OF THE SEASON FAVORITES" on Christmas Day! This special broadcast, featuring highlights recorded during past concerts at the Val-A Lodge, will begin at 5:30 pm, and is s ..... 
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SEMAC awards arts grants

Sat, Dec 4th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

On November 16, 2010, the board of directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) awarded 29 grants for a total of $166,240 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included fourteen Presenter/Production A ..... 
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Lanesboro Community Theater proudly presents its winter play reading series

Sat, Dec 4th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Have you ever thought about joining a book club, but don't have the time to read the book ahead of time to participate in the discussion? Has the thought of participating in community theater intrigued you, but you weren't sure if it would be right ..... 
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Holiday movie at the Commonweal Theatre

Sat, Dec 4th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MINN. - The Commonweal Theatre and the Fillmore House Bed and Breakfast, located in historic downtown Lanesboro, offer a free movie screening of the 2003 holiday comedy Elf - starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, and Zooey Deschanel. Buddy t ..... 
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Preston Area Community Foundation Grant

Sat, Dec 4th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

The Preston Area Community Foundation awarded a grant to the Commonweal Theatre during their 2010 season. It allowed residents and employees of the Preston area free admission to attend five plays on specific nights during 2010. Over 700 people atte ..... 
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