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History Alive! A Tour of Lanesboro with Pop-up Plays May 30-31


Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN – Historic stories and characters will come alive on May 30-31, 2015 in Lanesboro, through History Alive! A Tour of Lanesboro with Pop-up Plays. In a downtown rich with historic buildings, three dramatic scenes will portray life in 1880, 1920, and 1960, enacted with music and dance by local actors and guests. The plays and the tour have been researched, created and directed by Lanesboro performer and historian Jane Peck. One-hour tours begin and end at the Lanesboro History Museum, 105 Parkway Ave S. in Lanesboro. The outdoor tours are free and open to the public! Tour times: Saturday, May 30 at 1, 3, and 5 p.m.; and Sunday, May 31 at 1 and 3 p.m. The tour involves walking a hill and one scenic mile. A wagon will also be available to accommodate those with accessibility challenges; reservations should be made in advance for the wagon ride by calling the History Museum at (507) 467-2177. In celebration of the project, a reception will be held on Saturday, May 30, from 6-8 p.m. at the Lanesboro Arts Gallery, 103 Parkway Ave N. in Lanesboro; this event is also free and open to the public.

Jane Peck has had three passions throughout her life: dance, history, and teaching. She is thrilled to work on this project, as it combines all three! “As a child, I listened to my grandfather’s stories of the past in Albert Lea, and that gave me the view that history is real stories of real people, not just dates and wars. I hope this event will help people to imagine other times in their own towns as well,” she says. History Alive! A Tour of Lanesboro with Pop-up Plays will bring to life friends and relatives of the Drake, Kennedy, Flattum, Bergey, Nelson, Flaby, Nestande, French, and Powell families. The cast includes 16 people from all walks of life in Lanesboro: Pastor Kerry Eversole, Mayor Robin Krom, Heidi & Phil Dybing, Blake Coleman, Val Tindall, Rita Dalzell, Bonita Underbakke, 6-7 children, Rachel Storlie (of Spring Grove), and fiddler Danielle Enblom from St. Paul.

Through her company Dance Revels History, Jane Peck has produced performances of history with dance and music most of her career, performing at museums, colleges and festivals throughout the Upper Midwest since 1994. In 2011 she created and staged a show about Twin Cities history in the 1840s, Bottineau Jig! Untold Tales of Early Minnesota. History is one of the greatest inspirations of her artistic life. “We have so much to learn from the lives and .....
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Audition Notice

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro Community Theater will be holding auditions for this summer’s production of “Mary Poppins”. They will be held on two evenings, April 6 and April 7 at the St. Mane Theater, 206 Parkway Ave. N in Lanesboro from 6:30 to 9 p.m. No prepar ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Apprentice Company Presents MARY’S WEDDING

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MINN. —The Commonweal Theatre Company proudly presents the capstone production of the 2014 Apprentice Company, Mary’s Wedding playing March 19 through March 29. From Canadian playwright Stephen Massicotte, Mary’s Wedding tells th ..... 
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‘Windows into Wonderment’ exhibit opens Feb. 7

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN. – Lanesboro Arts will present ‘Windows into Wonderment’, an exhibit of colorful mixed media work by artist Layl McDill. The exhibit opens with an artist reception on Saturday, February 7, 2015, from 6-8 p.m., and runs through Ma ..... 
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Announcing call for entries for ‘Open Road’ exhibit at Lanesboro Arts

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN. – Calling all visual artists in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional media! Lanesboro Arts is inviting artists to submit an application for inclusion in the upcoming ‘Open Road’ exhibit, a juried group show which will run June 6 – ..... 
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Poet Michael Lee in Lanesboro for residency; Public event on Sunday, January 18, 4 p.m.

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

From Minneapolis, poet Michael Lee is in Lanesboro as Artist in Residence as Lanesboro Arts’ 40th residency artist since the program was begun in 2001. While in Lanesboro January 5-19, 2015, Michael will be working on writing and editing for his f ..... 
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“For the Birds” will feature Kevin Kling - St. Mane Theatre on Wednesday, Dec 10

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – Lanesboro Arts is thrilled to host Kevin Kling in a top-notch production here in Lanesboro on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre. The show is called “For the Birds”, featuring Zeitgeist (percussi ..... 
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Lanesboro Arts awarded 2014 Bush Prize for community innovation

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN - December 2, 2014 – Lanesboro Arts has won a 2014 Bush Prize for Community Innovation from the Bush Foundation. The prestigious prize was awarded to ten organizations in a three-state region that have demonstrated a strong commitmen ..... 
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“Naughty or Nice” for the holiday Lanesboro Live show on Friday, Dec. 5

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – Damon Prestemon has been waiting a long time to entertain audiences with his holiday version of the Lanesboro Live show, “Naughty or Nice”. He is really excited to engage the audience in deciding which version of songs will ..... 
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