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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Barn Bluff. The backdrop to Red Wing’s iconic landscape, a historic lookout for the Mdewakanton Dakota and early European settlers, the gateway view to the Mississippi River valley and, for...
Spotlight : In celebration of the Red Wing Area Seniors’ 45th anniversary, the Red Wing Photo Club is hosting “A River Runs Through Us” photo show and sale from 6 to 9 p.m.
Sunday, a uniquely and “very cool” family-friendly monster hunt allows the public to search for the elusive creature inhabiting Lake Pepin. Pepie Fest is a first-of-its-kind event revolved around the search for the mysterious lake monster. While some may not believe in the myth, paranormal researcher Chad Lewis says the legend of Pepie dates back to the earliest native people who believed that a large sea monster inhabited the lake. “White pioneers wrote about sightings in their newspapers,” he said.
Spotlight event Having a long-running admiration for one of the most influential American musicians, Terry Lee Goffee brings “The Ultimate Tribute to Johnny Cash” to Zumbrota State Theatre this Friday. Goffee says he has been a Cash fan since age 8. The show, beginning at 8 p.m., features 34 Cash songs, including the classics “A Boy Named Sue,” “Sunday Morning Coming Down,” “I Walk The Line,” “Ring Of Fire, “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Hurt.” Goffee says his tribute, “Sprang from my appreciation and love, not only for the music of Johnny Cash, but for the man himself.
Six regional music acts will provide live entertainment throughout the day at Vino in the Valley’s second Rush River Folk Festival in Maiden Rock. From 1 p.m. until sunset Saturday May 23, the unique foodie destination presents a tasty mix of original and vintage folk music – along with artisan cuisine, carriage rides and visual art creations. There is no entry fee for this family-friendly event, leaving everyone free to sample the food, drink and beautiful live music in western Wisconsin’s fine outdo
When you visit an art gallery, most often you are not allowed to touch the artwork on display. That is not the case for Red Wing Arts Association’s “Art of the Senses.” The Depot Gallery is now offering an interactive show. “‘Art of the Senses’ embraces gallery visitors with its intensity of involvement,” says RWAA Executive Director Dan Guida. “The show entices visitors to be part of the show.” The exhibit opened this week to a positive public response and runs through Tuesday June 23.
Local scenery, eateries and actors can be seen on the big screen as the full-length comedic drama “The Vase” premiers this Sunday May 17 at the Sheldon Theatre. The movie, written and directed by Chris Herriges, follows the story of Brad and Monica, two friends from the Twin Cities who set off on a quest to solve a problem with a wealthy inheritance which takes them on a road trip along the Mississippi River. Herriges, who actually plays Brad in the film, says he essentially wanted to write a road trip comedy f
Nearly 80 brand new, handcrafted guitars will be in the spotlight next week as Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical hosts its annual Student Guitar Show. The instruments are on display 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Spotlight: Faith in Action presents its annual gala event with the showing of “Grumpy Old Men” at the Sheldon Theatre, Thursday May 14. Describing the event as a fun/friend raiser, Faith in Action director Lee Neste said this is the fifth year gala in which the group has shown a vintage movie. “It replaced our annual cookie bake, which many will remember,” Neste said. “Our last cookie bake we baked 16,600 cookies which were presold through local congregations. The cookie bake actually outgrew our ability to manage it.” The 7 p.m.
Just this year the Country Music Association announced that the Oak Ridge Boys will become the newest members of the revered Country Music Hall of Fame. The band including Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban will be officially inducted in the “Modern Era Artist” category this October. The band comes to the region to perform live May 9 at the Event Center in Treasure Island Resort & Casino. “There is no question that this is something very, very special,” bass singer Sterban says of the band’s recent accolade.