Tickets for Burt Reynolds' one-man stage show at Grand Casino Mille Lacs will go on sale Aug. 9, at $29. They will be available at the casino's Convention Center or by calling (651) 989-5151.
"An Evening with Burt Reynolds" is scheduled for 8 p.m. Sept. 12-13, as part of the show's nationwide tour. Reynolds developed the script around his real-life experiences as one of Hollywood's most recognizable stars, according to a news release. The show will feature a relaxed, "living room" style setting where he will talk about his life and career, the news release said.
The Things Quartet, a Twin Cities jazz group, will appear Sunday in Little Falls' Concerts in the Park series, starting at 4 p.m. in Maple Island Park downtown.
The group's name derives from its willingness to "play all sorts of things, running the gamut of jazz styles from stomps to improvisation," a news release announcing the concert said. "There's never a dull moment."
The quartet includes Jim Gukenberg on percussion, Rafe Lyford on trombone, Matt Netter on bass and Max Wendt on saxophone. Sunday's performance is free.
The Merle Haggard concert Aug. 19 at Grand Casino Mille Lacs has sold out, according to a casino spokeswoman.
Haggard, an ex-con who emerged as one of country music's so-called "outlaws" in the 1960s, was pardoned by California's then-Gov. Ronald Reagan after the singer's "Okie from Muskogee" made him a national icon. Haggard was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996.
Jocelyn G. Jones was selected for membership in the Minnesota Music Educators Association All-State Orchestra, while Andrea Miller and Matt Smith were chosen for the MMEA All-State Symphonic Band for the 2002-03 school year.
The three Brainerd High School students were among 572 students selected from more than 2,260 who auditioned last spring for a position in one of the seven MMEA all-state performing groups. They are attending summer camp this week -- Jones at Winona State University and Miller and Smith at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. The camps conclude Saturday with 1:30 p.m. concerts in each city.
In addition, the students will gather in February in Minneapolis for rehearsals and performances at Orchestra Hall and the Minneapolis Convention Center in conjunction with the Minnesota Music Educators Association midwinter clinic.
The 23rd annual Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival will run Aug. 8-11 at El Rancho Manana in Richmond, eight miles south of Avon. Performers will include Blue Highway, The Osborne Brothers, Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike, Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, and Ralph Blizzard and the New Southern Ramblers.
Tickets range from $14 in advance for single-day tickets to $60 at the gate for a four-day camping and ticket package. Tickets for children ages 6 to 15 are $5 and for children under 6 are free. Tickets are available at Lakes Music in Pequot Lakes.
For more information call (612) 285-9133 or 1-800-635-3037 or go to www.minnesotabluegrass.org.
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