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Powell receives 2016 Established Artist Grant


Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

Lane Powell of Harmony has been awarded the 2016 Established Artist grant through the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC)! Individual artists are eligible to apply for this award every three years. Mr. Powell last received this award through the McKnight Foundation back in 2013. Since that time, the composer has completed six other private concert band commissions for Minnesota schools. All of them were created to highlight and honor a specific cause or group in Minnesota.

This project is a concert band composition titled “Spiritual Reflections.” The piece will be between four to five minutes in length and be contemporary in nature. The music and accompanying program notes will celebrate the story of where we live in the 11 county SEMAC region, the band programs and parent support groups that play a vital role in our area schools and communities, and the spirit of the students and other musicians who are part of these groups.

The music is to be based on the concept of light reflections on the water, reflections of the positive attributes in school music groups, and the spiritual reflections of those in the school and community.

This idea was created after the composer learned of the anniversary of the Lake City Band and Band Parent Group and the untimely death of one of its band members during their summer marching season, Kaite Goihl.

Throughout these events, the community and band have demonstrated a shining spirit in their resilience. This is a way to honor this community, while providing an outlet for other communities in the SEMAC region to do the same with their own performances at a later date.

All school band programs in the region will receive a copy of the score and parts to supplement their school music libraries free of charge.

The capstone event will be a world premiere performance of the work by the Lake City High School Concert Band on Thursday, March 23, 2017. The collaborating director from Lake City is Mr. Paul Holland.

“I am extremely humbled to receive this award,” Powell said, “and am eager to collaborate with Mr. Holland and the Lake City community on this project. Special thanks and recognition should go to the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council and local arts boards for their continued support of the creation of new art in our area.”

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Estelle’s Eatery & Bar to be featured on PBS

Mon, Aug 22nd, 2016
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

Estelle’s Eatery & Bar, Harmony, Minn., will be featured on the next Farm Fresh Road Trip - a collaboration between Minnesota Farmers Union, Minnesota Cooks, and Twin Cities PBS. This Upper Midwest Emmy Award winning TV program was filmed at Es ..... 
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Art on the Green

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

The Harmony Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Art on the Green on Sunday, July 3 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Local artists and crafters are invited to vend their wares at Art on the Green, and can contact the Chamber office at (507) 886-2469 or [Read the Rest]

Kasey Back wins first place in Congressional Arts Contest

Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

Fillmore Central sophomore Kasey Back recently won first place in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District’s Congressional Arts Contest! Kasey’s oil landscape painting “Goodnight Moon” will be on display at the United States Capitol in Was ..... 
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Local dancers to perform at Outback Bowl

Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

A group of Just For Kix – Harmony dancers have been selected as part of the Outback Bowl National Performance Team for the 2017 Outback Bowl Halftime and pregame shows. The Outback Bowl is a college football bowl game on January 1, featuring team ..... 
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Savor “Taste of the Trail” in Fountain, Harmony & Preston

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Harmony 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 6, the towns of Fountain, Harmony and Preston are t ..... 
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Deephaven author hoping to inspire young people by sharing the stories of ordinary people who have done extraordinary things

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

By Rachel M. Anderson What is the one thing most successful people have in common? Doctors, lawyers, teachers, entrepreneurs and others who are doing well for themselves are all in the business of helping others. Kevin Wilt, who made a name for h ..... 
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Live jazz concert in Harmony

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

Quality Live Jazz performance in southeastern Minnesota can be hard to find. Make time to travel to Harmony, Minn., Friday night May 2 to experience the Daniel Leahy Jazz Sextet in Concert at Wheelers Bar and Grill, just off Hwy. 52 starting at 7 p.m ..... 
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Touring live theatre group to perform in Harmony

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

On Thursday, May 8, The Animal Engine Theatre Company will present two public performances in Harmony, Minn. The play “ Petunia and Chicken” will first be performed at 1 p.m. at Fillmore Central High School’s Stage Gym & later at 7:30 p.m. at ..... 
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