The Jerome Foundation of St. Paul will award $90,000 in grants -- some individual awards as much as $20,000 -- to emerging film and video, online or interactive media artists. Deadline for applications is May 15.
Called the 2000 Minnesota Media Arts Grant Program, the awards are made to qualified residents of the state, but not to students. Applications and guidelines are available from the foundation by calling 800-995-3766 or by consulting its Web site at jeromefdn.org. Questions should be address to Robert Byrd.
Jami Rassmussen, a Pequot Lakes High School graduate, played Sagot in Bemidji State University's production of "Picasso at the Lapin Agile." Written by Steve Martin, the play concludes with performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Rassmussen is a freshman majoring in theater and political science. Sagot was Picasso's art dealer.
Skal Musik, a traditional Scandinavian musical group from Brainerd, will perform Saturday at the Talvi Juhla celebration in New York Mills, starting at noon. Talvi Juhla was celebrated each winter in northern European countries, a tradition carried on annually in this west-central Minnesota community, about 60 miles west of Brainerd on Highway 10. The event includes children's activities and traditional Scandinavian foods, arts and crafts. Admission is $1.
The Chamber Music Society of St. Cloud resumes its season of classical music this weekend with a performance by the Petersen Quartet, a highly acclaimed group from Germany. Winner of numerous international music awards, the quartet will perform an all-Beethoven show, starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Atonement Lutheran Church, 1144 N. 29th Ave., St. Cloud. Tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and $5 for students by calling (320) 259-5463.
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