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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Thursday Nov. 19 Marie’s Underground Grill and Tap House Marie’s hosts an open mic night with the Zackarys performing smooth live music to start. When: 5 p.m. Where: 217 Plum St. More info: 651-388-1896
The live music line-up is now in full swing at the century-old community hall in rural Lake City’s Oak Center General Store. With a mix of both returning artists Rad Lorkovic, Erik Koskinen, Charlie Parr and the Pines and new musicians including Jeff Ray with Hurricane Tremblay & the Stakes, volunteer coordinator Kathy Yerich says there is something for everyone at Oak Center. “We can’t wait to enjoy the community that is built each week here,” she adds. Music began in October and runs through the end of April. “Bring It On” Returning to the stage Saturday Nov.
Take a look at the exterior of the Sheldon Theatre and it’s easy to conclude there is work going on. But what is happening within the innerworks of Red Wing’s performing arts hub is just as intriguing as the building’s physical facelift. Calling it a time of transition for the Sheldon Theatre, new Executive Director Bonnie Schock has headed an Executive Director’s Challenge. The campaign is a joint effort by the Sheldon Theatre Board of Directors and Friends of the Sheldon to foster a broad-based community investment in both the theater’s programming and operations. “Right now, we are in t
Two sets of fast-talking, food-loving grandparents try to keep their ladder-climbing grandson from making a career change that would take him far away from their lasagna-infused home. The scene is set for the Soapbox Players’ latest production. The troupe presents a Readers’ Theatre version of “Over the River and Through the Woods” by Joe DiPietro, serving as a fundraiser for SoundStrings. The show runs 7:30 p.m. Friday Nov. 13 and Saturday Nov. 14 and again Nov. 20-21 at Hobgoblin Music Loft. There is no cost to attend, but free-will donations are appreciated.
Spotlight event On Saturday Nov. 14 the widely celebrated playwright, storyteller and National Public Radio commentator Kevin Kling will take the WideSpot stage with his humorous and often tender autobiographical tales about hopping freight trains, getting struck by lightning, performing his banned play in Czechoslovakia and finding time to grow up in Minnesota. For the 7 p.m.
From making holiday ornaments to making memories, November is a month for being thankful and counting your blessings. Amidst the season’s celebratory traditions, regional art classes and workshops can boost the holiday experience and enhance the priceless memory-making moments. Take the Aprons workshop.
Spotlight : The Pottery Place will host a Halloween event this weekend — complete with the costumed Kathy Goodman and her expertly carved pumpkin display. Goodman will be at the event 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Oct. 24, carving pumpkins throughout the day.
Renowned musician Mike Arturi grew up in the Beatles era, when almost all kids on the block wanted to be in a band and achieve that dream-worthy title of rock star status. While most of those dreams never came true for so many mop-top haired youth, the title became a reality for Arturi. For the last 30 years, Arturi, now a resident of Red Wing, has been the drummer for the rock band the Lovin’ Spoonful. He also is founder and executive director of Universal Music Center, a non-profit organization formed with the intent of sharing the gift of music education and live performance with Red Win
Suzy Bogguss has been at the top of country music charts with songs “Aces,” “Drive South,” and “Someday Soon” and released an album of Merle Haggard covers last year dubbed “Lucky.” Crossings at Carnegie brings her acoustic trio, with Charlie Chadwick on bass and Craig Smith on guitar, back to the Zumbrota State Theatre stage at 7 p.m. Sunday Oct.
Apples and dipping, leaves and raking, pumpkins and carving all go hand in hand this time of year. But in the next few weeks some historic landmarks are offering the perfect pairing for the seasonal thrillseeker — Halloween and haunting. Perhaps the main contender is the St.