PINE RIVER - The David Riley Orchestra, a six-piece band from the St. Cloud area, will perform a dance concert at 7 p.m. April 4 in the Pine River-Backus School commons in Pine River.
Admission price is to be announced.
Garnet Rogers is the next Grassroots Concert performer.
The David Riley Orchestra plays swing, polka and rock 'n' roll. Riley has performed with the Guy Lombardo Swing Band, Paul Salos' Frank Sinatra Orchestra, the Bee's Knees, the Skunks and Just Friends Big Band.
Concessions will be available.
Walter "Bear" Hartell of That Dancer's Place in Brainerd will offer a free dance lesson at 6 p.m. in the Pine River-Backus Elementary School gym.
For more information, call Pine River-Backus Community Education at (218) 587-2080.
Garnet Rogers to perform April 4
NISSWA - Canadian singer/songwriter Garnet Rogers will perform a Grassroots Concert at 7:30 p.m. April 4 at the Nisswa Community Center.
David Riley will lead the David Riley Orchestra during a dance concert April 4 in Pine River.
Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children younger than 12.
Rogers - who plays guitar, flute and violin - began touring just after high school with his older brother, Stan. Together they formed one of the most influential acts in North American folk music.
Hailed by the Boston Globe as a "charismatic performer and singer," Rogers sings about unsung heroes and everyday victories.
For more information, call 963-2976 or visit www.grassrootsconcerts.org.
Heartland to present 'Classical Masterworks'
The Heartland Symphony Orchestra will present its spring concerts, "Classical Masterworks," at 7:30 p.m. April 5 at Little Falls High School's Martin Auditorium and 2 p.m. April 6 at Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Educational Services Building, in Brainerd.
Tickets are $9 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, $15 for adult pairs, $20 for families and free for ages 5 and younger.
The concerts will present a variety of classical music and feature the HSO's Youth Concerto winners. Daniel O'Bryant will conduct.
Tickets are available at the Dispatch and Bridge of Harmony in Brainerd, Bookin' It and the Great River Arts Center in Little Falls and at the door.
For more information, visit www.heartlandsymphony.org, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 826-1997.
Bill Holm to sing, read at Franklin
The Friends of the Brainerd Public Library will present "An Evening with Bill Holm" at 7 p.m. April 10 at the Franklin Arts Center Theatre in Brainerd. The evening will include music, readings and Holm's observations on life.
Tickets, priced at $15, are available at the Brainerd Public Library. Proceeds go to the library's technology fund.
Holm - author, musician and humorist - has written nine books and won a Minnesota Book Award. His latest is "The Windows of Brimnes."
Holm has appeared on "A Prairie Home Companion." He teaches at Southwest State University in Marshall and lives in Minneota in the winter and Iceland in the summer.
For more information, visit www.billholm.com.
Ticket-holders may also attend a fundraiser with hors d'oeuvres and a wine tasting from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Prairie Bay Restaurant in Baxter. To attend, RSVP to (218) 824-6444 or email@example.com.
Kelly Joe Phelps to play at Deep Portage
HACKENSACK - Singer/songwriter Kelly Joe Phelps will perform a dinner show at 5:30 p.m. April 11 at Deep Portage Learning Center in Hackensack.
Tickets are $20. Call (218) 682-2325 for reservations.
For more information, visit www.deep-portage.org.
Little Big Town to perform at casino
ONAMIA - Country vocal quartet Little Big Town will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 23-24 at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs Events & Convention Center north of Onamia.
Country band Little Big Town will perform two shows in May at Grand Casino Mille Lacs.
Tickets, priced at $27 and $34, will go on sale at 10 a.m. March 27 at the casino box office and through Ticketmaster at (651) 989-5151 or www.grandcasinomn.com.
Little Big Town - Kimberly Roads, Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet - made its public debut in 1999 at the Grand Ole Opry.
The quartet's 2006 debut album, "The Road to Here," received two Grammy nominations and Billboard Magazine's Independent Album of 2006. Hits included "Boondocks," "A Little More You" and "Bring It on Home."
In 2007, Little Big Town released "A Place to Land," featuring "I'm with the Band," which received a Country Music Television Award nomination.
Little Falls student in BSU trombone choir
BEMIDJI - Daniel Borash of Little Falls is in the trombone choir at Bemidji State University. He is a senior majoring in environmental studies.
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