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Lanesboro Barn Dance to be held March 29


Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The Lanesboro Barn Dance begins its twentieth season on Saturday March 29 at the Sons of Norway Hall in Lanesboro, Minn. It starts at 8 p.m. and runs until 11 p.m. with an admission charge of $7.

As always, the Lanesboro Barn Dance will feature traditional square dances, big circles and couples dances like waltzes, polkas and schottisches. Square and circle dances will be taught and called by Paul Tyler, “Dr. Do-Si-Do” an experienced and well respected caller Chicago. Paul is also a fine musician, a teacher at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music, the largest and most prestigious organization of its kind in the country. Tyler also has a PhD in folklore and was the music supervisor for the PBS program “The Hayloft Gang”, a documentary on the National Barn Dance radio show from Chicago radio station WLS.

Old time string band music will be furnished by fiddler Tim Foss from Viroqua, Wis. and local favorite Bob Bovee on guitar and harmonica. A frequent guest musician at the Barn Dance, Foss has played with such regional and local bands as The New Bad Habits, The Combine and the Foghorn Stringband, touring Europe with the latter.

Although it’s good to know right from left before you come, no other knowledge or experience is required. All organized dances are taught and you don’t need to bring a partner. This is like the old-fashioned barn dances that were once the mainstay of entertainment in this part of the country. Just come prepared to have a good time.

The 2014 Lanesboro Barn Dances 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 and cultural heritage fund.

For more information: www.boveeheil.com or call 507-498-5452.
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“LOCAL MOTION” Makes local connections through bold experiences

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. -- Join Lanesboro Local for a delectable and adventurous dinner auction in support of local food and goods. On Saturday, April 12 at 5 p.m. at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, Lanesboro, this fundraising event will auction ..... 
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Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism appoints new executive director

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

LANESBORO, Minn. – Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism (www.lanesboro.com) announced today that Dee Slinde has joined the LACC as the new Executive Director, effective March 1, 2014. Dee Slinde comes with a wealth of executive level exper ..... 
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Sustainability...

By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Fri, Mar 14th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I am abundantly grateful to Dr. Van Gorp for his comprehensive article on “Sustainability”. “Infinite growth on a finite planet, is by definition, not sustainable.” As it is we have a government “of the few, by the few, fo ..... 
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Sydney Johnson is second runner up in Miss Minnesota International competition

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Sydney Johnson, of Lanesboro, Minn., represented Fillmore County as Miss Fillmore County in the 2014 Miss Minnesota International compeititon that took place in St. Cloud, Minn. on Saturday, March 8. Johnson was named second runner up for the title. ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Company announces 17th annual Al Ibsen Festival

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company announces its 17th Annual Ibsen Festival April 11-13 in downtown Lanesboro. Named for Henrik Ibsen, the acclaimed “Father of Modern Drama,” the festival is a celebration of Scandinavian theatre ..... 
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Lanesboro Local launches a day-long series of food skills classes

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

On Saturday, March 29 Lanesboro Local is offering three 2-hour food-making classes that can promise better eating in your household. The three hands-on classes will be taught by skilled food artisans from the area and hosted at Eagle Bluff Environme ..... 
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Announcing Call for Entries for “Summer Dreams” Exhibit to be held at Lanesboro Arts Center

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. - The Lanesboro Arts Center would like to invite artists to submit an application for inclusion in the upcoming “Summer Dreams” exhibit, a juried group show which will run June 21 – August 10, 2014. Artists working in all vis ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Apprentice Company presents “Tigers Be Still”

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. —The Commonweal Theatre Company proudly presents the capstone project of the 2014 Apprentice Company, “Tigers Be Still” by Kim Rosenstock. Performances run from March 20 through March 30. Call the box office at 800-657-7025 or ..... 
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