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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In a unique blend of Christmas melodies and unmistakable Native American rhythms, Brulé — an award-winning music group — stops at Treasure Island in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. Two shows on Saturday Nov. 29 and Sunday Nov.
It was the spring of 1977 on the beach outside of Santa Cruz, California when Curtis Teague and Loretta Simonet met by chance. Love was born, a duo was formed and they took to the road — hitchhiking up and down the West Coast, playing in cafes and on the street. Today, the two, now married for 24 years, perform as professional musicians with mastered harmonies and an extraordinary proficiency on a parade of stringed instruments. Curtis & Loretta return to sing live at Oak Center General Store for an afternoon show tomorrow, Sunday Nov.
Spotlight : The Red Wing High School Concert Band takes the stage with the Star of the North Concert Band for a unique combined concert experience. Hear the free performance at 3 p.m. Sunday Nov.
A sold out crowd packed the Sheldon Theatre for last year’s charity-driven community-wide talent show – the Winger Whirl. The trifecta of sorts coined by the Red Wing Public Schools Foundation combined the idea of resurrecting a local tradition, talent and an opportunity to raise money. Inspired by Red Wing’s original talent shows of the 1970s and ’80s, the show debuted last year with immense success, explained RWPSF board member Susan Ketcham. “It was so much fun to see people come out and see alumni and friends perform,” she adds.
Droves of film enthusiasts will flock to the shores Lake Pepin from Maiden Rock to Pepin for next weekend’s Flyway Film Festival. The seventh annual festival is expecting more than 2,000 attendees throughout the four-day event. The Flyway Film Festival runs Thursday Oct. 23 through Sunday Oct.
Spotlight: Susan Solomon displays her paintings and Lori Biwer-Stewart her linocut prints at an exhibit open now through Nov. 23 at Crossings in Zumbrota. Solomon’s gouache on panel works employ intense colors, something that comes of her childhood surroundings. “I grew up in Las Vegas, a neon city with gorgeous sunsets, which strongly influenced my color sense,” she explained. Solomon, who now lives in St.
Phil Olson and his play “Don’t Hug Me, We’re Married” will close down the house at the Jon Hassler Theater after a five-week production run. The first shows kick off at 7:30 p.m. Thursday Oct. 23. After the final show Nov. 23 the Hassler will shut down after 15 years of producing theater in Plainview, Minnesota. Olson has produced all five shows in the Hassler over the past eight years to great audience success. “I love the Jon Hassler Theater,” Olson said, adding owners Sally and Dean Harrington have been like family to him whenever he is in town.
Winger Whirl, a charity-driven communitywide talent show, inspired by Red Wing’s original talent shows of the 1970s and ’80s debuted last year on the Sheldon Theatre stage with immense success. The event was emceed by 2003 graduate and current news anchor Stephanie Goetz and featured more than 20 acts bursting with local talent, producing everything from daring feats of humorous diversions to music. The event, presented by the Red Wing Public Schools Foundation, is back again this year, kicking-off with a pre-party at 5:30 p.m. Saturday Nov. 1.
He is the only artist to have a No. 1 song, movie and television show all in the same week. Next week, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson’s music will be revived through the vocals of his twin sons. Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, multi-platinum recording artists in their own right, relive the music and memories in their multi-media event “Ricky Nelson Remembered” at 7 p.m. Saturday Oct. 18 in Cannon Falls.
Spotlight: Known as one of the Twin Cities most dynamic live acts, Rogue Valley, headed by Chris Koza, is an internationally recognized band who have released a total of four albums and a vinyl LP since 2010. See the band live 7:30 p.m. Saturday Oct.