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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 (percussion, woodwinds, piano) plus accordionist/vocalist Victor Zupanc and humorist/narrator Kevin Kling. Co-written in 2010 by Zupanc and Kling, “For the Birds” is a show that, on the surface, seems to be about birds. It features a series of musical pieces extolling the nature of each particular bird (sparrows, roosters, woodpeckers, Canadian geese, hawks), drawing parallels with our own human nature. Interspersed between, is insightful storytelling created by Kling reflecting on childhood memories, immigration, illness, accidents, and healing. However, just below the surface (but discernible to those that look), “For the Birds” is a work about that part of our human nature that compels us to reach beyond ourselves for more —more opportunity for our family, more money, more fun, more speed, more knowledge, more love. When all goes well, we call that need aspiration. When it doesn’t, and we plunge to the earth with melting wings, we call it hubris. Through utterly delightful music and a worldview only Kevin Kling can provide, For the Birds gives us the space to contemplate our nature, laugh at ourselves, and heal.

“For the Birds” features words and poetry by Kevin Kling that was set to music by Victor Zupanc (who plays the accordion during the show). “These poems were written as I was recovering from a motorcycle accident,” says Kling. “I learned that to survive a trauma one needs two things; a sense of humor, and sense of self. Stories give us both of these... I am especially thrilled to be working with Victor Zupanc and Zeitgeist on this project. I admire them greatly as artists and innovators and am very moved and impressed by their musical interpretation of these poems.” Zeitgeist features Heather Barringer & Patti Cudd, percussion; Pat O’Keefe, woodwinds; and Shannon Wettstein, piano. For the Birds is made possible through the support of The Jerome Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the many donors to the Zeitgeist Commissioning Collective. This tour of “For the Birds” is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage F .....
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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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Celebration event for the ‘Libraries Grow Community’ Mural Project

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – The public is invited to attend a Celebration Event for the ‘Libraries Grow Community’ mural project at the Lanesboro Public Library on Tuesday, November 18 at 7 p.m. There will be refreshments – make your own ice cream su ..... 
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Heart Strings Harp Circle concert benefitting the Lanesboro Public Library

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The Heart Strings Harp Circle, members say, is about having fun making music. This group of area harpists will present a varied program of music especially for harps on Tuesday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level dining room, next to the ..... 
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Lanesboro Arts will present ‘Geography Lessons’

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – Lanesboro Arts will present ‘Geography Lessons’, an exhibit featuring acrylic paintings by Holly Wist, who has beautifully captured nighttime city street scenes. The exhibit opens Saturday, Oct. 18, with an artist reception ..... 
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Call for entries for Emerging Art Show at Lanesboro Arts

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – Lanesboro Arts is announcing a new art show planned for 2015, highlighting the work of 1-4 emerging artists, as per jury selection. Lanesboro Arts is now accepting applications in all 2D and 3D visual arts media from emerging ar ..... 
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“Lanesboro Live” upcoming events planned

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – Damon Prestemon’s “Lanesboro Live” show will offer an eclectic mix of entertainment for the upcoming show on Saturday, October 4, 2014, 7:30 pm at the St. Mane Theatre. Darren Wendt, aka ‘Sidonia Dudval’, will talk wi ..... 
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