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Documentary Film The 11th Hour and Events with Author Shawn Otto


Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – Author Shawn Otto will be in town for events in conjunction with the upcoming Third Friday Film Series film on Friday, August 16, 2013. Events start at 5 p.m. at the Lanesboro Public Library, where Shawn will do a presentation, Q&A and book signing for his book ‘Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America.’ Then at 7:30 p.m. the documentary film The 11th Hour will be shown at the St. Mane Theatre, with discussion afterwards led by Shawn Otto. Free and open to the public, these events are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund. The film runs 91 minutes.

From Marine on St. Croix, Minn., Shawn Otto is the winner of the 2012 Minnesota Book Award for ‘Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America’, a behind-the-scenes look at how the government, our politics, and the media prevent us from finding the real solutions we need. The book offers suggestions about what we can do to change course. “Otto makes a case that can’t be refuted,” says Bill Nye, ‘the Science Guy’, executive director of Planetary Society. “Science is important to all of us, especially the U.S. government. He backs it up with peer reviewed studies, carefully researched numbers, and his own extensive experience.” During the Hollywood writers’ strike in 2007 and 2008, Otto co-founded and became the CEO of the largest political initiative in the history of American science, the 125-million-strong Science Debate 2008, which Barack Obama and John McCain participated in, marking the first time in history endorsed presidential candidates laid out science policies in detail before the election. Shawn Otto’s work has been published in Science Magazine, Salon.com, Huffington Post, MinnPost.com, Issues in Science & Technology, [1], New Scientist, and Scientific American.

The 11th Hour describes the last moment when change is possible. The film explores how humanity has arrived at this moment – how we live, how we impact the earth’s ecosystems, and what we can do to change our course. The film features dialogues with experts from all over the world, including former Soviet Prime Minister Mikhail Gorbachev, renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, former head of the CIA R. James Woolsey and sustainable design experts William McDonough and Bruce Mau in addition to over 50 .....
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Buffalo Bill Days - A Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time!

By Sara Pecinovsky

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

By Sara Pecinovsky Well folks, get those cowboy boots out of the closet and saddle up because this weekend is Buffalo Bill Days in Lanesboro, Minn., starting on August 1-3! According to the committee that organized this western-themed celebration, ..... 
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The May North, and author Greg Brick will be guests on "Lanesboro Live!"

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

Lanesboro, Minn. – The band The May North will take the stage at the St. Mane Theatre at the upcoming “Lanesboro Live! Conversation, Comedy & Cool Jams . . .” show on Sunday, August 4 at 7 p.m. Host Damon Prestemon will also talk with writer G ..... 
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Lanesboro Arts Center one of 59 projects selected nationwide

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. -- The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced 59 Our Town grant awards totaling $4.725 million and reaching 34 states in the Our Town program’s third year of funding. Lanesboro Arts Center (LAC) is one of those grantees ..... 
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“SWITCH” to be shown in Third Friday Film Series

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

LANESBORO, Minn. – Next up in the Third Friday Film Series is ‘SWITCH’, a documentary film about energy resources, in keeping with the series’ theme of “Energy” in 2013. The July Third Friday Film will be held at Eagle Bluff Environment ..... 
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‘Under My Skin’ features ceramics

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

‘Under My Skin’ features ceramics by Duluth, Minn. artist Lenore Lampi in the Cornucopia Artist Spotlight at Lanesboro Arts Center. The Spotlight opens with an artist reception on Saturday, July 27 from 6-8 pm and runs through August 25, 201 ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Receives Grant Support

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

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company, located in historic downtown Lanesboro, has been the recipient of grant monies totaling more than $60,000 during the first half of 2013. Now in its 25th season, the Commonweal continues to serve a ..... 
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Commonweal Celebrates Season 25 All Year Long

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

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company continues to celebrate 25 Seasons of producing live, professional theatre in Lanesboro with several special events throughout the year. Join Commonweal Company Members two times during the summe ..... 
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Around the World

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

Lanesboro, Minn. – ‘Around the World’ is the theme for the upcoming “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show, held on Friday, July 12 at 7:30pm at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro, Minn. Accordionation (duo of Barb Keith and Bill Swa ..... 
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