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Brad Boyce and Rick Shefchik to appear on upcoming “Lanesboro Live” show with Damon Prestemon and The Slick Newhouse Band


Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Brad Boyce will be aspeical guest on the May 3 "Lanesboro Live" show. Photo submitted

LANESBORO, Minn. – The upcoming “Lanesboro Live” show will feature special guests Brad Boyce and author Rick Shefchik, on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre. Hosted by Damon Prestemon, the monthly show features comedy and spontaneity and music and on-the-spot interviews with a wide range of guests. At last month’s 2014 debut show, the Slick Newhouse Band proved its place onstage with Prestemon, with excellent high-energy music featuring top-notch musicians Jordan Glynn on guitar, Eric Amundrud on drums, Geoff Forscher on bass, Nathan Davidson on sax, and Jerry Barrett on trumpet. These musicians have many years of impressive experience – playing everywhere from Nashville, Tenn. to Rochester, Minn. and Minneapolis.

Brad Boyce is known regionally for his amazing voice and his incredible impersonation of Elvis Presley. His guest appearance on the May 3 “Lanesboro Live” show will feature some fun surprises along those lines. Now, let’s talk about golf! Author Rick Shefchik will share insights about writing his new book From Fields to Fairways (University of Minnesota Press), the first book to thoroughly explore the history of Minnesota’s celebrated golf clubs and courses. We will also look for an appearance from ‘Aunt Evelyn’, who joined us onstage last month and who has recently started her own facebook page (‘Aunt Evelyn’ is a lively character played by Peggy Hanson)

Throughout the season, host Damon Prestemon will manage spontaneous comedy, jump in with the house band on vocals and/or on keyboard, and welcome guests ranging from authors and musicians to ‘Aunt Evelyn’ to reptile experts to political science professors. Presented by Lanesboro Arts Center, the self-rated ‘PG-13’ show will run monthly on the first Saturdays, March-October, with an additional special holiday show in December. Upcoming show dates: May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4 and December 6. Show tickets are $15/$12 LAC members, available in advance at Lanesboro Arts Center, 507-467-2446, and at the St. Mane Theatre beginning at 6:30 p.m. on show nights.

The St. Mane Theatre is located at 206 Parkway Ave N. in Lanesboro, Minn. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. For more than 30 years, the Lanesboro Arts Center ha .....
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Lanesboro 6th grade class visits Minnesota State Capitol

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) and State Senator Jeremy Miller (R-Winona) are pictured with 6th grade students from Lanesboro Elementary School. The group visited with the lawmakers recently while touring the State Capitol in St. Paul.

Poetry workshops hosted by Lanesboro Arts Center on May 2-3

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro Arts Center is offering an opportunity to ‘Experience Poetry!’ The public is invited to participate in a poetry workshop, where Ed Bok Lee will provide an introduction to poetry and an overview of its many forms. Participants will exp ..... 
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Commonweal continues Fillmore/Houston County Free Nights

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company announces performance dates for its 2014 Free County Night Program. Theatre lovers living and/or working in Fillmore or Houston Counties are invited to attend Ibsen’s epic drama Brand on Thursday, ..... 
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Emma Janice (Simonson) Winch

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Emma Janice (Simonson) Winch memorial service is scheduled to be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 at Union Prairie Lutheran Church with Pastor Paul Thompson officiating. Inurnment immediately after service with luncheon to follow. Memorials to Un ..... 
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Lanesboro to put decals on windows of abandoned buildings

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

By Jade Sexton The Lanesboro EDA (Economic Development Authority) would like to place some historic decals in the windows of empty buildings in the downtown area. The window decals would help to improve the look of the buildings and the downtown, he ..... 
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Emma Janice (Simonson) Winch

Thu, Apr 10th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Emma Janice (Simonson) Winch memorial service is scheduled to be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 19th at Union Prairie Lutheran Church with Pastor Paul Thompson officiating. Inurnment immediately after service with luncheon to follow. Memorials to ..... 
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Lanesboro Child Care Center

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

In 1988 the Lanesboro School District was the first in the state of Minnesota to offer daycare within the school system. This program is offered for all resident of the district. We are licensed to care for up to 60 children in our facility. Hig ..... 
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Verdon Flattum

Wed, Apr 2nd, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Verdon Flattum was born on March 18, 1935 in Lanesboro, Minn. to Gynther and Lillian Flattum. He attended Lanesboro Schools where he played tenor sax and the clarinet graduating in 1952. He enrolled in the Army where he played in the Army Band. Verd ..... 
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