Stacy Bengs has been a photojournalist at the Red Wing Republican Eagle since 2010. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota.
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The year is 1927. The place is Hollywood. Silent movie film stars Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are in the spotlight, but the transition to the sound era has begun – and neither can actually sing. A producer wants to make a musical with the two stars, but Lamont’s squeaky voice could ruin everything. A vocal cover up and love affair ensue through hilarious situations, show-stopping tunes and several toe-tapping dance numbers. This year Red Wing High School students perform the splashy classic musical “Singin’ in the Rain” with screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
They say a picture is worth a thousand words – but for one Red Wing resident a certain photo was worth at least 1,000 “thank yous.” It was late afternoon...
After an extended six-month tour promoting the new instrumental album Terra Guitarra’s “Firelight,” the nationally touring and locally recording duo Patchouli returns home for a May Day celebratory concert. Hear the two sing for a 7 p.m. show Saturday May 2 at the Widespot Performing Arts Center in Stockholm. “Firelight” went to No.
The Sheldon Theatre has broken ground in the first installment of “The Legacy Walk.” Crews installed the first round of personalized pavers in the court yard sidewalk last week. Built...
After almost six years of being nestled downtown on Main Street, Red Wing’s Essential Chiropractic has spread its wings with a relocation owner Lindsey Dietrich calls the best decision she has ever made. In mid-February the health and healing center opened doors at 122 Tyler Road S. Dietrich explained although she says she loved downtown, over the last five years the practice has been growing so rapidly the second-floor space was almo
Next weekend, Mid West Music Fest takes over the town of Winona. Headlined by France Camp — named the Best Rock Band in the City Pages Best of the Twin Cities in 2014 — and a multitude of bands, the three-day music festival runs Thursday April 23 to Saturday April 25. Founded in 2010 by Red Wing High School graduate Sam Brown, the festival has always been community-based. “It all builds into one thing — building community through music. That’s been the tagline ever since the beginning,” Brown explains. “It’s helped me keep the vision of what it is and what it means to the community.
After the closing of the Red Wing Pottery production factory in 1967, it has taken almost 50 years for the Pottery Place to sell crafted clayware actually made in the historic building. The opening of a new shop this week brings clay back to the brick complex. And open house 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday will be held for Red Brick Pottery with artisan and master potter-in-residence Scott Keith at the funky art shop’s helm. Tucked in the old factory’s first floor, Red Brick Pottery features colorful functional earthenware and stoneware pieces built, glazed and fired on site.
Spotlight : Comedians including Maggie Faris of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and Bryan Miller, writer and performer on “Drinking with Ian” bring comedy back to the stage at Cannon River Winery. Enjoy a night of laughs while sipping on wine or drink of choice with an Italian-style meal next Saturday April 25. Tickets are $40 and include meal, dessert and show. Doors open at 5 p.m. Seating is general admission and are first come, first serve. Please come early if you have a group of people who would like to sit together. The 21-year-plus comedy show will run to 9 p.m.
Spotlight event As Oak Center General Store’s live music season winds down, one of the Midwest’s top bluegrass and gospel bands graces their stage this Friday April 10. See Monroe Crossing perform an 8 p.m.
Next time you are out and about in town on a Friday, keep your eyes peeled for pockets of art, hidden and sprinkled throughout the community. In an online-based but physical scavenger-hunt-type program, Red Wing’s ArtReach is hoping its Free Art Friday campaign continues to grow. The concept is simple, explained Kristin Bray of ArtReach.