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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 The CBB Jazz Combo, comedy, audience participation, and guests including writer/poet Amy Weldon.



The “Lanesboro Live” show is the creation of Lanesboro’s talented keyboardist & vocalist Damon Prestemon, who has a reputation for being on-his-toes onstage. Shaping the show throughout the season, he will build upon its energy—this next show will feature live mics for guests and house band leader Nathan Davidson for spontaneous interaction (David Letterman & Paul Shaffer style). “We’re building something great . . . if you like to laugh, sing, or hear a good story, come on out and join us,” says Damon.



Of note is the magnetic draw of May 26 guest Amy Weldon, associate professor at Luther College (Decorah, IA). “I regularly left her class wanting to skip my next so I could keep doing whatever we had been doing in class,” says one student. A transplanted Alabamian with a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Amy Weldon has settled into Iowa life, getting her students pumped about local poetry slams and author readings at the Iowa Writers Workshop, teaching adult writing classes at a local arts center, and revising a second novel about a small town in nineteenth-century Iowa. A Southern story-teller in the grand tradition, Amy is a passionate teacher of Southern American literature, British Romanticism, and—primarily—creative writing: fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. Amy’s personal essay “The Odd Girls: Flannery O’Connor and Me,” was co-winner of Shenandoah’s Bevel Summers Award and the Carter Prize for the Essay in 2010. An avid biker, seed-saver, and urban gardener, she blogs about sustainability, finance, and other nourishments of life and spirit.







Throughout the year, Damon will welcome a variety of guests onstage. He will talk with authors, poets, comedians, musicians, and more. Upcoming artists include bands Incognito and The May North, and authors Michael Fedo and Greg Brick. The house band will be the talented CBB Jazz Combo—with Nathan Davidson on saxophone, Jerry Barrett on trumpet, Curt Peterson on piano, Roy Cerling on bass and David Br .....
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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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Johnsmith Concert at the St. Mane Theatre on Saturday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. - Johnsmith is a Singer, Songwriter, Poet and Storyteller

Tue, Apr 23rd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – Johnsmith will be welcomed back to the stage at the St. Mane Theatre for a concert on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Johnsmith is a singer, a songwriter, a poet and a storyteller. He is a wordsmith and a bard. The role of ..... 
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Local artist to have painting grace cover of TOSCA magazine

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

By Barb Jeffers Joni Finnegan, an artist who resides in rural Lanesboro, Minn., has had one of her paintings chosen to be on the cover of the Twin City Arts and Theatre Magazine, TOSCA, which is an acronym for Theatre, Opera, Shakespeare, Culture a ..... 
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Bradley honored by Thrivent Financial for outstanding performance

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, MN - Walter Bradley, FIC, Lanesboro, a financial associate with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, has qualified for the Sierra level conference by providing financial guidance and solutions to members of the organization in 2012. Out of n ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Company announces 16th Annual Ibsen Festival

Fri, Mar 29th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Mn - The Commonweal Theatre Company announces its 16th Annual Ibsen Festival is April 12-14 in downtown Lanesboro. Named for the acclaimed “Father of Modern Drama,” the Festival, a celebration of Scandinavian theatre, visual art, musi ..... 
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