The Anderson Center at Tower View has been selected as a member of the Bush Foundation's second Community Creativity Cohort. The center and 39 other organizations representing Minnesota, North and South Dakota and 23 Native nations in the geographical area each will receive a $100,000 grant over three years to help them improve their work and strengthen their organizations. They were chosen for their commitment to making art and culture central to problem solving.
Jen Kober needs just one thing from people who come to see her and fellow comedian James Judd at the Sheldon Theatre on March 2: Laughter. Kober and Judd both are award-winning comics on National Public Radio's weekly megahit radio show and podcast "Snap Judgment." Both have won the program's Most Hilarious Story of the Year Award, and both have gone on the road with "Snap Judgment" live tours. They're coming to Red Wing not as stand-up comedians, but as storytellers who just happen to have an insane sense of humor.
Original music and their own arrangements of classical works with an international flair will be highlights of a Valentine's Day concert featuring the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet. The foursome will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Sheldon Theatre. It will be the group's Red Wing debut. "We very much look forward to that," said Joseph Hagedorn, who was a founding member when the quartet formed in 1986.
When people arrive for the opening of "A Day in the Life" at the Depot Gallery, they'll get their first look at some interior changes in the historic space that once housed railroad passengers — including a new entryway. As of Jan. 25, the main entrance to the Red Wing Arts space will be the doorway on the east side of the façade, which opens into the Veeder Gallery. Because that entrance will retain its historic steps, people also will be able to enter the gallery through the ramped center entrance, which opens into the Depot lobby.