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Old-Time String-Band music from the Carolina Chocolate Drops coming to Preston Public Library


Mon, Feb 22nd, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

The Preston Public Library in collaboration with Riverside Concerts, Arts Midwest and the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council will present old-time string-band music from the Carolina Chocolate Drops on Thursday, March 4, 2010, at 7 PM in the Preston Public Library. Admission is free. Refreshments will follow the performance, courtesy of the Preston Public Library.

Think of traditional African-American music, and the genres that come to mind are gospel, blues and jazz; few people think of old-time string band music. But, the antebellum combination of banjo and fiddle used to be a tradition in most black rural communities in the South. The Carolina Chocolate Drops, a band of three young and talented musicians, are recognized as leading the revival of this venerable musical tradition. The Carolina Chocolate Drops honed their skills under the tutelage of octogenarian fiddler Joe Thompson, a North Carolinian said to be the last black traditional string band player. Thompson, who grew up playing at barn dances, "frolics" and corn shuckings, wound up performing in venues across the country, including Carnegie Hall. Dom Flemons' guitar and jug root the band in an infectious rhythm, and he plays harmonica for additional melody. Banjo and fiddle player Rhiannon Giddens became inspired by old-time music when she fell into contra dancing after graduating from Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Justin Robinson is the band's primary fiddler. Trained in classical violin, he became interested in bluegrass and old-time fiddle music, as well as the fife and drum tradition of African-Americans in the Deep South.

This event is a free concert preview of a full length performance that will take place in Rochester, MN, at the Mayo Civic Center on Saturday, March 6, at 7:30 PM. Attend the preview and receive a coupon for 10 percent off your ticket order for the Rochester performance. For more information call 507.328.2200, 800.657.3980 or visit http://riversideconcerts.com/.

For more information about the free concert preview contact the Preston Public Library at 507-765-4511.

This event is part of the Riverside Concerts' Cultural Exchange Network which provides live-musical events for citizens of rural communities who might not otherwise have access to such opportunities. This program is made possible in part by a grant awarded by The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc., through funding from the Minnesota state legislature. This program is .....
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Marge Gibson keynote speaker at Owl Festival

Mon, Feb 22nd, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

If anyone can speak bird, it's Marge Gibson. There is a special understanding that exists between Gibson and birds that is key to her success as a wildlife rehabilitator. But rehabilitation isn't what she set out to do.

Although she was know ..... 
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Merger is official: Cornucopia Art Center & Lanesboro Art Council become Lanesboro Arts Center

Mon, Feb 15th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

As of January 1, 2010, the merger of the Cornucopia Art Center and the Lanesboro Art Council is official, creating the newly named Lanesboro Arts Center. Governed by a board of directors made up of representatives from both organizations, the Lanesb ..... 
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Maple Syrup Program

Fri, Feb 12th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

John Carlin will be speaking at the Preston Public Library on February 23, 2010, at 7:00 pm about the process of making maple syrup. He and his son, David, have been making maple syrup for the past eight years. They tap more than 50 trees and make a ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Company announces 13th annual Ibsen Festival

Fri, Feb 12th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Commonweal Theatre announces its 13th Annual Ibsen Festival April 16-18, 2010, in downtown Lanesboro. Named for the acclaimed "Father of Modern Drama," the Festival is a celebration of Scandinavian theatre, visual art, music and dance and centers ar ..... 
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Writer Sarah Stonich is Lanesboro Arts Center Artist in Residence

Mon, Feb 1st, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Lanesboro Arts Center is hosting writer Sarah Stonich as Artist in Residence for four weeks: Jan. 11 - Feb. 8, 2010. During her residency, Sarah will be working on finishing a volume of essays about northern Minnesota entitled: Shelter: Places Lost ..... 
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Arts and cultural heritage fund grant program

Fri, Jan 29th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) is pleased to announce the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Grant Program, which will provide grants up to $10,000 for innovative arts activities that increase access to the arts, life-long arts l ..... 
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"Birds, beasts & figures" ceramic sculpture exhibit

Fri, Jan 29th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Lanesboro Arts Center in Lanesboro, Minnesota, will present a new exhibit: "Birds, Beasts and Figures" Feb. 6 - April 4, 2010. Free to the public, the exhibit will feature ceramic sculpture by Robin Murphy, an artist from Bayfield, Wisconsin. An Ope ..... 
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Tell me a story...with art!

Fri, Jan 29th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

We invite you to help us celebrate the Chatfield Public Library's 95th birthday!

Youth ages one to 18 are invited to submit an original piece of artwork to be displayed at the Chatfield Public Library during the celebration.

All art ..... 
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