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"Swingsation" benefit gala will support year-round arts programming at Lanesboro Arts Center


Thu, Oct 25th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Prudence Johnson and the Swingsation Orchestra will wow attendees at this year’s annual gala fundraiser, supporting arts programming of Lanesboro Arts Center. Swingsation will also feature unique auction items, a gourmet dinner prepared by internationally acclaimed chef Peter D’Souza, a cash bar and KTTC Television personalities Jess Abrahamson and Tom Overlie. The event will be held Saturday, November 3, 2012, at the Lanesboro Community Center (202 Parkway Ave S in Lanesboro, Minnesota). Tickets are sold in advance from Lanesboro Arts Center.

Always a spectacular event, Swingsation this year will bring internationally acclaimed singer Prudence Johnson back to Lanesboro. A frequent guest on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, Prudence Johnson performed ‘A Girl Named Vincent’ to a full house at Lanesboro’s St. Mane Theatre in June, and she and her band rocked the dance floor at last year’s Swingsation event. Her 25-year career in music has taken Prudence Johnson from nightclubs and honky-tonks to Carnegie Hall, from the theater stage to the Silver Screen (Robert Redford’s A River Runs Through It), from the Midwest to the Middle East. At Swingsation, she will perform with her ‘Swingsation Orchestra,’ a hand-picked group of excellent musicians, including jazz pianist Laura Caviani.

Silent, live, and sealed bid auction items will include artwork like paintings, ceramics, handmade jewelry, and sculpture; special events like an authentic Italian dinner, a “Murder Mystery” Dinner with apprentice actors from the Commonweal Theatre Company, and an “Arty Party” at the Rochester Art Center; and other fantastic items. Real-life Lanesboro Sales Commission auctioneer Mert Boyum will work the live auction, along with KTTC Television news personalities Jess Abrahamson and Tom Overlie, who will serve as emcees throughout the evening. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with a cash bar, music by Prudence & the orchestra, appetizers, and the sealed bid and silent auctions. Dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m., a three-course gourmet meal prepared by internationally acclaimed chef and professor of culinary art Peter D’Souza. The live auction will begin at 8:15 p.m. with one-of-a-kind art and other unique items, followed by dancing to the music of Prudence Johnson and the Swingsation Orchestra.

Proceeds from the event benefit the year-round programming of the Lanesboro Arts Center, serving as a regiona .....
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Lanesboro School Board gets technology demonstration

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Lanesboro High School math teacher Joe Cullen gave the school board a demonstration on how he is utilizing technology in his classes during their meeting on October 16. Cullen thanked the board for getting the computers into the hands of the stud ..... 
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Engagement-Mickelson ~ Opitz

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Social Scenes

Mickelson ~ Opitz Donald and Nancy Mickelson, of Lanesboro, Minn. announce the engagement of their daughter, Lori, to Michael Opitz, son of Wayne and Jean Opitz, of Gibbon, Minn.  Lori Mickelson is a graduate from Lanesboro High School and rece ..... 
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Ores Stanley Odland

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Ores Stanley Odland, 85, of Good Shepherd Care Center in Rushford, formerly of Lanesboro, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse, Wis., where he had been a patient for one day. Ores was born D ..... 
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Letter about Marriage Amendment...

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I came out in high school in Decorah, Iowa. I was terrified, because I had been bullied and called a fag since elementary school, accusations which I always denied. I had a teacher who had been in a relationship with his husband for ..... 
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Letter about Voter ID

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Let Grandma & Grandpa Vote! The Voter ID amendment would make voting difficult for many of our seniors. For those who live in a Care Center or do not drive, getting the photo ID with current address means bringing a birth certific ..... 
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Letter about marraige amendment

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Do You Know The Facts behind the Proposed Amendment Change? Same sex marriage is illegal in the state of Minnesota and will remain so regardless of the outcome of the election. “The Marriage Amendment” is NOT about making same- ..... 
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Letter about marriage amendment

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I wonder how we would vote, if given the chance today, to end slavery, or to give women the right to vote, or whether to integrate the Little Rock High School in 1957. Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson and Dwight Eisenhower showed the ..... 
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“I AM” documentary film to be shown at the St. Mane Theatre

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – Lanesboro Arts Center will present a FREE screening of ‘I AM,’ on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre. ‘I AM’ asks two questions: What’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better? The ..... 
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