Two former area members of The Guys and the Street Corner Harmony a cappella groups have re-emerged as The Appetizers, a quintet that will open for The Blenders in an April 7 concert at Elk River.
Matt Nelson and Shane Cole of Little Falls have recruited three other singers from the Twin Cities area to form The Appetizers, which started practicing in February.
The group's debut performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Elk River High School. Tickets are available at Krousey Country Weddings in Little Falls or by calling (320) 547-0040.
Students from Harrison, Lincoln and Lowell elementary schools in Brainerd will perform at the 18th annual Arts Education Day next week at the State Capitol, according to a school district release.
Each group of students will demonstrate instructional strategies used in the music classroom to meet arts content standards, the release said.
Sponsored by the Minnesota Alliance for Arts in Education, Arts Educators of Minnesota and other special interest groups, Arts Education Day brings students, educators and parents to the Capitol to lobby lawmakers for arts programs across the state.
The music lineup for WE Fest 2000, the country music outdoor festival at the Soo Pass Ranch near Detroit Lakes, is just about complete, sponsors said this week. The event, now in its 18th year, is expected to attract about 120,000 people to the ranch for three days of camping and live music.
Headliners include Kenny Rogers, Reba McIntire, Neal McCoy, John Michael Montgomery and Toby Keith. A second stage will be added this year to keep the music flowing during changeovers on the main stage, promoters said.
WE Fest is scheduled for Aug. 4-6, while sister festival Spirit Fest 2000, a Christian music event, is scheduled for July 21-23. For information, call 847-1681.
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