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Story of music, stories of home at Commonweal Theatre


Mon, Feb 7th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN - The Commonweal Theatre Company, located in historic downtown Lanesboro, welcomes internationally acclaimed musician Lauren Pelon and award-winning poet and essayist Gary Holthaus to the Commonweal stage at 7:30 pm on Saturday, February 12, 2011. "Story of Music, Stories from Home" is an evening of music and poetry offering exciting new and thought-provoking perceptions of the natural world while celebrating our own sense of place and community.

Lauren Pelon has performed throughout the U.S. as well as Canada, Great Britain, Russia, Australia, and China. She is noted for her versatile use of instruments - including the lute, lyre, concertina, and gemshorn - but has also won recognition for her lovely soprano voice and her compelling compositions and musical arrangements blending many countries and cultures. Ms. Pelon has performed on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" and at the Russian Institute for the History of the Arts in St. Petersburg.

Gary Holthaus is the author of several books of poetry and essays, the most recent of which is Learning Native Wisdom: What Traditional Cultures Teach Us About Subsistence, Sustainability, and Spirituality from University of Kentucky Press (2008). His was a 1990 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Fellowship for Poetry and recently worked with the Experiment in Rural Cooperation to write From the Farm to the Table, a book on agriculture in southeastern Minnesota.

Tickets for this event are on sale now at the Commonweal Theatre box office. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-657-7025 or emailing to tickets@commonwealtheatre.org, or by stopping in to the theatre located at 208 Parkway Ave N in downtown Lanesboro.

For more details, including information about schedules, tickets, and other Commonweal programs, visit www.commonwealtheatre.org or call the Box Office at 1-800-657-7025.

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