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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. There is only room for about 100 registered students. The word seems to be out, too, because participants who want to learn from these masters are coming from far and wide. There are already registrations this year from Alaska, California, Washington, Idaho, Arizona, Oklahoma, Nebraska, South Dakota, Colorado, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Missouri, as well as Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.

The 2013 Gathering is dedicated to two wonderful old time players who passed away in the last year. Jim Lansford, who was on staff at the Gathering twice with his wife and musical partner Kim, was a fiddler, banjo, guitar and mandolin player and singer. Jim and Kim also had performed for the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association’s summer festival, the Big Island Rendezvous, Victorian Days in Winona, and other Minnesota venues.

The second musician who is being honored by the Bluff Country Gathering is Garry Harrison, a fiddler, luthier and tune collector who put together the acclaimed Dear Old Illinois, a book of songs and tunes from his native state. Garry performed in Minnesota for the MBOTMA Winter Weekend with his band The New Mules. His daughter Genevieve Harrison Koester, who learned Garry’s tunes and playing style, will be passing those on to fiddle students this year. Her bandmates are her husband Smith Koester, a fine player who will be teaching banjo, and cousin Clifford Harrison, who will be accompanying them on guitar in the band now called White Mule.

Dan Gellert from Dayton, OH has performed and taught at the Lanesboro event previously (1999 and 2004). A fiddler/banjoist/singer of exceptional power and taste, Dan keeps that raw edge to his music that identifies it as the real deal. During 2012 he did some performing with Ry Cooder, including the Woody Guthrie Centennial Concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

Another staff member who has been to the Bluff Country Gathering twice previously, Alice Gerrard has a very special place in the old time community. She’s an exceptional singer and player (banjo, fiddle, guitar), the founder of The Old Time Herald magazine, and a recording artist with numerous releases on many label .....
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HOLT TOWNSHIP NOTICE MEETING LOCATION CHANGE

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Legals

As of May 2013, Holt Township will be moving their monthly meeting place from the Whalan Town Hall in Whalan to the Sons of Norway Hall in Lanesboro. The board will remain meeting on the second Monday of each month at 7:30 pm. Chris Gudmundson, ..... 
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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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Lanesboro Farmers Market

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

The Lanesboro Farmers Market is having their market opener on May 4. This year is looking to be a great one for the market. The new market manager, Stena Lieb, has worked to get a few more market vendors. Happy Camper Cupcakes will be joining us for ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board approves revised school calendar

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

By Jade Sexton The 2013-2014 calendar was approved by the Lanesboro School Board during the March meeting. At the April meeting, Principal James Semmen approached the board with a few changes. He explained there were some SEMLAC (Southeast Minn ..... 
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Minnesota Secretary Of State CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME - AMENDMENT TO ASSUMED NAME

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Legals

Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 333 1. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: SUNSET HILL RANCH 2. Principal Place of Business: 19053 391ST AVE. LANESBORO, MN 55949 3. List the name and complete street a ..... 
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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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