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St. Mane Theatre Undergoes Air Quality Test for Renovation


Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. - Between January 21 and February 6, 2013, a complete facility assessment and air quality test was conducted at the St. Mane Theatre, 206 Parkway Ave. N. in Lanesboro, in preparation for its renovation to begin in December 2013. Lanesboro Arts Center is currently raising funds for the renovation of the St. Mane Theatre as one component of the Lanesboro Arts Campus capital campaign. The team of professionals who conducted the testing included lead architect AWH Architects of Minneapolis, building conditions analyst BVH Architects, mechanical/electrical engineers MEP Associates, and air quality consultant Terracon. Collectively, the team brought a vast array of experience and aptitude to the project.

Overall Findings: The team affirmed that the building is currently safe for occupancy, though concluded improvements should be made to increase its efficiency, egress, life safety, and accessibility to bring the building up to contemporary building and code standards. As the planning progresses for the improvements, existing conditions such as the lobby and the lower level restrooms, currently acceptable under the Minnesota Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings, will be considered for improvements. In addition, the largely unused second floor of the St. Mane will be addressed when it is renovated into an Artist Residency studio/living space. The team also concluded that plans for renovation should include a more robust fire and life safety systems including emergency lighting and whole building fire alarm and suppression system. As is very common for this vintage building, the roof lacks sufficient insulation which will be improved to prevent energy loss and vastly increase the efficiency of the heating and cooling systems. The building for the most part has recent improvements to the electrical and mechanical systems and they are within their serviceable life, but plans include reviewing and analyzing the systems to improve efficiency and ventilation which will markedly increase the overall life cycle costs of operation and comfort.

Air quality: For the air quality and mold assessment, Terracon’s Senior Project Industrial Hygienist Todd Lewis performed a series of tests including visual inspection, moisture content sampling, mold spore traps, and detection of carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, and methane. Moisture content and bioaerosol samples did not indicate the presence of mold, with expert .....
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The 2013 Bluff Country Gathering is on!

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Old-time music–that is, fiddles and banjos, folk songs and square dancing–is the reason that master musicians and casual but committed players have been coming to Lanesboro every May for the last fifteen years for the Bluff Country Gathering. B ..... 
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Rhubarb Festival serves up tart entertainment

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

On Saturday, June 1, 2013, the ninth annual Rhubarb Festival promises loads of fun and free entertainment for the whole family. Starting at 10am, running until 3pm in Lanesboro’s Sylvan Park, the festival celebrates the funniest vegetable in all o ..... 
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The 2013 Bluff Country Gathering is on!

Thu, May 9th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Old-time music–that is, fiddles and banjos, folk songs and square dancing–is the reason that master musicians and casual but committed players have been coming to Lanesboro every May for the last fifteen years for the Bluff Country Gathering. B ..... 
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“Lanesboro Live! Conversation, Comedy & Cool Jams . . .”

Tue, May 7th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

New this year! The second show of “Lanesboro Live! Conversation, Comedy & Cool Jams . . .” will take place at the St. Mane Theatre on the evening of Sunday, May 26 at 7 p.m. Hosted by Damon Prestemon, the show will feature music by house band T ..... 
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Bluff Country Gathering 2013

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Mark these dates on your calendar...May 16-19 is the fifteenth annual Bluff Country Gathering in Lanesboro, MN, a festival to celebrate our old time music heritage and pass on the playing skills and tunes of master musicians from around the country. ..... 
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High Tea for High Waters

Wed, May 1st, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

“High Tea for High Waters” a special experience hosted by the women of Lanesboro United Methodist Church will be held on Sunday May 12, at 3pm. The event features fine china, creative table presentations, and a wide variety of teas, European infl ..... 
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Chasing Ice’ Documentary Film to be shown at the St. Mane Theatre

Wed, May 1st, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – The Third Friday Film Series will kick off the 2013 season with the documentary film ‘Chasing Ice’ on Friday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre. Presented by Lanesboro Arts Center, the Third Friday Film Series will ..... 
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Call for Artists

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. - Artists are invited to apply for a residency with the Lanesboro Residency Program. Applications are due annually on June 30 (postmark and online submission deadline) for residencies scheduled November 1 – May 31. The Lanesbo ..... 
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