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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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Savor “Taste of the Trail” in Fountain, Harmony & Preston on September 21

Fri, Sep 6th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Arts & Culture

On three Saturdays in September, the Root River Trail System will feature local food, artisans, entertainment, culture, and fun during an annual trail wide event, Taste of the Trail. On September 21, the towns of Fountain, Harmony and Preston are ..... 
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